September 8, 2008 Wyatt McKenzie Stephey, 7 lbs., 12 oz., son of Bryan Stephey and Kimberly Cornick of Valencia. September 9, 2008 Alexis Brooke Rider, 7 lbs., 6 oz., daughter of Chris and Tina Rider of Valencia. September 10, 2008 Savannah Shannelle Gabriel, 6 lbs., 11 oz., daughter of Jose Gabriel and Claudia Valle of Canyon Country. Matthew Paul Aguilar, 7 lbs., 12 oz., son of Paul and Tanya Aguilar of Canyon Country. September 12, ...
Toccoa Kahovec Toccoa Kahovec of Santa Clarita has been named as a Presidential Scholar by California Lutheran University for the 2008-2009 year. The program was established in 1997 recognizes freshmen of outstanding academic caliber who embody the university's educational and social goals. They receive scholarships ranging from $14,500 to full tuition for four years. Chris Winslow Chris Winslow, a 1997 graduate of Valencia High School has been selected for the Fall 2008 MIS Fellowship at ...
Be it his chicken-in-every-pot oration at the DNC or his refusal at the Ole Miss debate to be fiscally responsible by amending his 21st century "Great Society" to-do list - despite the $700 billion drain on the treasury that he may inherit - I have only one question for Barack Obama: How in the free world will he be able to fund the infinite throng of assurances that he has asked America to bank on?
The Congressional Budget Office reports 40 percent of wage earners pay no federal income tax. In fact, many get an additional "refund," called earned income credit, which means they get a free check in the mail in addition to keeping all of their income. The Congressional Budget Office also reports that 60 percent of lower earners pay just 1 percent of federal income tax, while the 1 percent highest income folks earn 22 percent of ...
Youth make a difference You're never too young to take an active role in your community. The city of Santa Clarita provides numerous opportunities for our teenagers, allowing them to become involved in a meaningful way and impact the community through various leadership positions. High school students are making a difference in Santa Clarita by participating in the city's Visions in Progress Youth Advisory Committee, or VIP. VIP members provide input on major city projects ...
With the grave importance of the upcoming election, I find myself discussing the political situation with others more often.
Santa Clarita Christian stayed undefeated on the season but it wasn't easy Saturday, in a 33-20 win over Rolling Hills Prep in San Pedro. The Cardinals led by as close a score as 27-20, after Rolling Hills scored on an option play after a long pass.
Isabella Fraczek won the Valencia Fall Brawl singles championship on Saturday at Valencia High School. The senior would have to go through her fellow Valencia High senior teammate, Thalia Wilczinski.
It's difficult to say which was more dominant -- the offense or the defense -- as the unbeaten College of the Canyons football team thoroughly manhandled Moorpark College in a National Division, Northern Conference laugher. COC, its engine kick-started by Hayo Carpenter's game-opening, 95-yard kickoff return, used the momentum of Fred Winborn's three first-quarter touchdowns and a smothering defensive effort to blow past the Raiders 48-3 Saturday night at Cougar Stadium.
Few people might have predicted the troubles that have befallen the Indians this season. Saturday, the misery continued with a 52-14 loss to the Cubs of Loyola.
At the beginning of the season, many people would have marked the Oct. 11 matchup between the University of Southern California and Arizona State University as a can't-miss game between two teams slated to make runs at the Pac-10 championship. USC (4-1, 2-1 Pac-10), led by running back Joe McKnight's career best 143 yards and a dominating performance by the defense, easily took care of business Saturday afternoon shutting out the Sun Devils 28-0, dropping ...
During the upheaval of the 1960s, Republican Richard Nixon, the conservative of his day, liked to refer to the "silent majority."
Several weeks ago I attended a particularly sad funeral. Yes, I know, all funerals are heartrending. But this one was for a very special young woman, someone who should have had at least 50 more years on earth - and probably would have if breast cancer hadn't intervened. During her memorial service, I looked around at the 200-plus mourners. Whether blotting tears, sighing or shaking their heads, all were visibly shaken over Brandi Newquist's passing. ...
Sheriff's deputies broke up a street brawl in Canyon Country early Saturday and arrested three juveniles, including one armed with a rifle, officials reported.
Through Oct.26 Lombardi Ranch Pumpkin Festival brings the fall harvest to life each weekend in October at Lombardi Ranch, a local family owned and operated farm. Lombardi Ranch offers fresh produce and pumpkins in numerous shapes and sizes. Band performances, train rides, a petting zoo, wagon rides, a scarecrow contest and more. Hours are Mondays through Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays and holidays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking and entry to the ranch is free. ...
FRAZIER PARK (AP) - A fire that broke last week near Frazier Park has closed a state park and already has cost more than $6 million to fight.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - When Lindsay Carter heard on the radio that a violent storm was approaching her rural Oklahoma neighborhood, she gathered her belongings and fled. When she returned, there was little left.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama, in a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, on Sunday told graduates of historically black Morehouse College to seize the power of their example as black men graduating from college and use it to improve people's lives.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.
Rebates are available to Santa Clarita Valley residents this spring on high-efficiency washing machines and electric-powered lawnmowers under deals offered through government agencies.
Santa Clarita City Council members have heartily endorsed the Boxer-Feinstein bill to block the proposed open-pit sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country but turned thumbs-down to a bill that would open up public spaces to use by the homeless at any time.
Two multi-car crashes involving five vehicles injured at least seven people and caused a backup on the northbound Highway 14.
OTTAWA (AP) - Colin Greening scored 7:39 into double overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins that cut their series deficit to 2-1 on Sunday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jason Vargas kept throwing strikes and catcher Chris Iannetta kept taking his walks - a winning formula for the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Ramiro Pena got a fierce wakeup call with the bases loaded and the scored tied in the eighth inning.