Amid the plethora of charitable groups gracing this community, Philanthropic Educational Organization may be a not-so-familiar name. But ask Nancy Coulter, the local chapter's newly installed 2008-2009 president, and she'll tell you that everyone should know what PEO is about.
I used to like roller coasters. When I was a kid, we could ride for hours and not be fazed one little bit. On one visit to a thinly-attended Disneyland, we rode Space Mountain 17 times in a row. Seventeen times. On a full stomach.
You are a civic-minded person. You live here, you work here and perhaps you own a business here. You want to help make Santa Clarita a better place to live. So, when the opportunity to serve on a city commission, committee or advisory board comes along, you volunteer your talent and your precious time, all with the best of intentions.
'Tis the perfect summer for camping. The Great American Backyard Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, is coming up Saturday night. Last year more than 42,000 people participated in this low-key introduction to camping. Recipes, packing lists, nighttime wildlife guides and more are available at www.backyardcampout.org.
It seems Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp is being raked over the coals these days for allegedly uttering the term - dare we use it in a family newspaper? - "urban center." Specifically, a reader has dredged up a brief profile published by The Mighty Signal in which Pulskamp was paraphrased - not quoted, please note, but paraphrased - as saying one of his goals is turning Santa Clarita's suburban bedroom sprawl into a legitimate urban center.
With the current economic problems and energy costs Americans are faced with currently and for the immediate future, it is making it harder than ever to make or continue retirement planning contributions.
Sales of existing single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley continued their rebound in May with more than 200 homes closing escrow, according to a Thursday report from the Southland Regional Association of Realtors. Despite the improvement for single-family home sales, condominium sales remain slow while the inventory of homes for sale is dropping and inching closer towards a balanced market between buyers and sellers.
Border control will be the theme Saturday during the "Honor America" rally at the Santa Clarita Valley Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lennar Corporation, one of the nation's top home builders and partial owner of Newhall Land and Farming Co. in Valencia, reported a second quarter net loss of $120.9 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, on Thursday. The steep drop comes after the first quarter's net loss of $88.2 million.
Eligible nursing students who need financial assistance to help pay for college still have a few days to apply for the 2007-08 academic year State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education programs. The deadline for applications is June 30. Not enough people applied during the school year, so the application filing period has been reopened for a limited time. Up to $25,000 can be paid on outstanding student loans for eligible nursing faculty. ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Fresno State was smashing in its final performance as college baseball's team of destiny, winning a championship that would have been impossible to predict. With Steve Detwiler providing all the offense Justin Wilson needed, the Bulldogs captured their first national championship in a men's sport with a 6-1 victory over Georgia in Game 3 of the College World Series finals Wednesday night.
The Valley Fair opens today at the Saugus Speedway. Daily highlights include: • Thursday "Celebrating the Community" - School of Performing Arts; Goddess Fitness Angels; Hoopla's Comedy Act; Unkle Monkey Tropical Beach Band. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Friday "Celebrating Rock and Roll" - Tribute to Fleetwood Mac; Tribute to Queen. Hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Saturday "Celebrating the 70s & 80s" - Tribute to Journey; Ambrosia. Hours are ...
The Saugus Union School District is collecting memorabilia from throughout its 100-year history to display during a centennial celebration scheduled for October. The K-6 school district plans to celebrate by collecting memories of its history and holding a community-wide commemorative event on Oct. 26. In addition to saving the date, alumni, former employees and others who have been associated with the district are invited to share their memories and memorabilia with Saugus school officials to ...
School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are now posted online at www.hartdistrict.org under the "School Accountability Reports" link. The most current reports are for the 2006-07 school year, since results of testing in spring 2008 won't be available until later this fall.
Don't mess with mother nature." This common colloquialism, often said with a knowing chuckle, becomes all too real and serious after major storms such as the current flooding in the Midwest. These rains were unusual but not unprecedented, with similar flooding occurring as recently as 1993.
The premise of this democracy is based on electing those representatives who will make decisions in the interests of all of the people, not just the rich, corporations, or special interests.
Mayor Kellar seems to believe that anyone who originally opposed the roundabout should have no voice on what sort of art display will be chosen or whether to "do nothing."
Redemption. That's what 2013 was for the Santa Clarita Valley as a football community.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Jabari Brown scored 22 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to help Missouri upset No. 18 UCLA 80-71 on Saturday.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles International Airport is dealing with brown, contaminated water at its international terminal, which is undergoing renovations.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Merrill Newman was tired and looking forward to reuniting with his family, but he was all smiles Saturday after arriving at the San Francisco airport after being detained for several weeks in North Korea.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - Newlyweds just three weeks removed from their wedding day lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as the cold snap that covered much of the nation knocked out power and made roads treacherous Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - What next for South Africa?
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.
Choirs will sing, orchestras will play and actors will perform for audiences across the valley. Tis' the season when churches in Santa Clarita offer a myriad of Christmas performances.