Everything is an illusion meant to mask the reality of corporate dominance over Washington. If you play ball, you're a hero. If you don't, you're a fringe outsider.
Editor's note: This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council race.
You elected me four years ago and I have been your full-time city councilwoman, available every day to personally answer your e-mail, speak to you by phone, visit with you at City Hall or stop to chat with you while out and about in our community.
The Showdown Performing Arts program at the Boys and Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley held a music-filled benefit fundraiser at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall.
Army Pvt. Cristopher L. McGrane has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.
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I am sure that the lives of Alberto Lopez ("Facing the border: A day laborer's story," The Signal, Feb. 7) and other "undocumented aliens" are challenging at best; however, so are the lives of countless Americans who have been paying into the system for years.
When Tom Crosswhite ("Progressive stealth," The Signal, Feb. 2) wrote "Progressives think their internal agenda to destroy the middle class and create dependency will be hidden by their external message of hope and change," he had it totally backward.
Regarding Gary Horton's column "They got between me and my doctor" (The Signal, Feb. 17):
Saturday, 1:48 p.m.:
Sheriff's Deputies on Friday evening detained and later released two teenage boys near Souplantation at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. The youths are among others who call themselves "Juggalos," fans of Insane Clown Posse, a hip-hop group whose members are known for painting their faces in clown makeup.
Kindergarten enrollment for the Saugus Union School District starts Monday and runs through March 5 at all elementary school sites.
New office hours for the College of the Canyons Admissions and Records office went into effect Friday. The Valencia campus Admissions and Records office will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor theme park will host its annual job fair for potential employees today and Sunday.
Who: Grace Baptist Church
Who: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds during three thunderous quarters by the Los Angeles Clippers, who routed the Lakers again 142-94 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best six games.
It took two overtime periods for the seventh-seeded The Master's College men's basketball team to take down second-seeded Arizona Christian 80-77 in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday.
Central Park in Saugus has been identified as one of the recipients of the "Heart Your Park" fundraising program, a partnership between Macy's and the National Recreation and Park Association to raise funds for parks across the country.
College of the Canyons officials warned students Thursday about two separate attacks on female students on or near the school's Valencia campus.
Recent remarks made by President Barack Obama highlight how important fathers are in this country. He said even he would be better off with his dad in his life.
If you are one of the growing number of people who do your banking using your cellphone, be aware that thieves are working hard to steal your money.
A national organization is working to rid people of the use of what they refer to as the "r-word."
Many health experts agree that whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet. Whole grains include the well-known wheat, corn, oats, rice, barley and rye. There are many whole grains with impressive health benefits that you may not have heard of, including quinoa, spelt, sorghum and kamut.
Jamie Dever was alone at the hospital with a nurse and midwife when she went into labor. The baby boy was big, almost nine pounds, he was face-down and she arrived too late for an epidural. The pain was terrific; the midwife held her hand and repeated "Be brave, be brave" with each wave of contractions. Dever was unattached to the child's father, and she labored without kin or partner. But she didn't feel lonely - she felt like it was an experience between her and her newborn child.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested nine people from Canyon Country on Thursday following an early morning probation and parole sweep that netted a marijuana "grow house."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Word last week that a Northern California couple found $10 million in gold coins while walking their dog has set off a Gold Rush of theories over who left behind all that loot.
A dead bat that tested positive for rabies was found in Agua Dulce in February, county health officials announced this week.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley's tech boom can't even make ends meet anymore. Buditom rooms with his sister an hour's drive from work. Farfan gets his groceries at a food pantry.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere.
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