Reading the current headlines, surfing political sites on the Internet or listening to the television and talk radio pontificators' opinions on the present state of our nation and the republic for which it stands, one gets the impression that we are once again on the eve of destruction.
At the beginning of the New Year, it is a time when millions of us turn his or her best intentions into New Year's resolutions.
YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- Presidents' Day will be celebrated at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library on Monday, Feb. 15 with a compelling free special event featuring a distinctive panel of veteran White House Oval Office staff who created the model for managing of the President's time - a model that has been used by all Presidents since.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese has started 2010 with a bang - first with being presented the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Jan. 17 Golden Globe Awards by his long-time collaborating actors Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, and now with receiving five nominations for the 2010 Green Globe Film Awards.
LOS ANGELES -- LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) presents Renoir in the 20th Century, an exhibition focusing on the last three decades of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's career, until his death in 1919.
The Shen Yun Performing Arts troop is performing classical Chinese dance and music now in Los Angeles at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
The Saugus Union School District will host informational meetings for parents interested in enrolling their children at West Creek Academy in the fall.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Snow is still being trucked and flown in to Cypress Mountain in an effort to get the Olympic venues ready for the Vancouver Games, which open Friday.
The first event scheduled for Cypress Mountain is women's moguls qualifying on Saturday, with the finals to be raced later that day.
The city plans to host its free monthly job fair Tuesday.
West Ranch junior Brady Stuart may have just put himself on college football's national radar.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE (AP) - Residents evacuated from foothill communities deluged by weekend mudslides north of Los Angeles were allowed to return home Sunday as crews moved debris and started clearing catch basins in anticipation of more rain later in the week.
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The continuing evidence is irrefutable; highly forgetful, memory challenged individuals have conveniently found their stopwatches just as our Democratic president was elected a year ago.
I am fairly new to the Santa Clarita area and I live in Friendly Valley.
The Santa Clarita Water Division can now be tougher on delinquent ratepayers.
When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.
"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.
ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.
MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu's stint on the disabled list was nothing more than a speed bump.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.
The men's and women's soccer teams of The Master's College prepare for a busy week of home matches, while Mustang women's volleyball takes a breather after competing at the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic in Irvine. Meanwhile, TMC men's and women's cross country teams gear up to start their season next weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational.
As the summer days of waking up just before noon yield to pre-sunrise first period classes, so comes chronic sleep deprivation among American teens.
Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.