First, let me share my pro-union and public employee bonafides. My parents spent decades primarily teaching the public school students in the Davis County Community School District, which provided our family of five with what I now know constituted a solid middle class life in rural Iowa.
There's been very little to celebrate about California's economy over the past few years with unemployment at record highs, businesses leaving the state in increasing numbers and annual budget deficits topping $20 billion.
In 1968, Dr. Stephen Karpman described the "drama triangle" in his article "Fairy Tales and Script Drama Analysis."
St. Patrick's Day Race
The NBA on ESPN RV, complete with a replica of the NBA trophy and a variety of activities, recently visited the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Sierra Vista branch in Canyon Country.
Spaghetti Cabaret fundraiser
For Nancy Tomei, the experience of teaching students is unmatchable.
I read with interest Natalie Everett's Feb. 27 column on Whittaker-Bermite. She refers to the site as "a sleeping giant, holding much of Santa Clarita's future promise."
Remo Belli featured in Inc. magazine
Sunday, March 6
Coming this spring
We attended the SCV Food Truck Festival on Feb. 26. Knowing that parking at Central Park is limited, we arrived a half-hour before the presale ticket admission time.
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Two men have been charged with stealing wreckage of the car in which "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, Valencia businessman Roger Rodas, died in a fiery crash in the Santa Clarita Valley on Nov. 30.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, is worth more than the government paid for it but far less than the former owner claimed, according to a commission report released Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.
Los Angeles County social workers rallied outside a county supervisor's office in El Monte on Monday, demanding the county hire more workers for the Department of Children and Family Services to relieve caseloads and provide better care.
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BANGKOK (AP) - Desperate to defuse Thailand's deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved Parliament's lower house on Monday and called early elections. But protesters seeking to topple her vowed to carry on their fight, saying they cannot win the polls because of corruption.
A look at America's "new rich," a rising demographic group, according to survey data provided to The Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to speak at a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. He was joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
College of the Canyons will host a free orientation next Monday for job seekers interested in the fields of aerospace and biomedical manufacturing.
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A top Ukrainian opposition party says heavily armed riot police have stormed its office in downtown Kiev. The move comes as the Ukrainian capital has been crippled by massive anti-government protests.
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don't resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent billions of dollars to Islamabad, defense officials said.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.