As of Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at least 1,687 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
Tali Tadmor and Yelena Zhelezov of the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia are the 2011 recipients of Six Points Fellowships, worth $40,000 each.
When the super-rich capture our political system, as they did during the Gilded Age, Roaring '20s and for the past 30 years, the middle and lower income earners always suffer and the economy always collapses.
As a resident of Santa Clarita, I'm a long way from the doors of Wall Street, yet I'm quite aware of the protesters gathering there. Who are these people?
In response to "More safety needed on canyon road," Oct. 7:
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We hadn't seen Jim in quite a while. It was clear that our once-close friendship needed some nurturing. We had dwindled down to just exchanging Christmas cards, and the last one we'd received had a note attached from his son, telling me that Jim had moved from his beautiful, expansive home he had in La Habra, and he was now residing in an assisted-living facility.
Chef Bobby Flay knows a thing or two about creating flavorful sandwich recipes made with real, simple ingredients. Now he's letting others in on his secrets as he teams up with Hellmann's® and Best Foods® to help America build the perfect sandwich.
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Local community college students enrolled in construction, construction management, architecture or computer aided design/CADD programs have until Nov. 10 to apply for a scholarship through Klassen Corporation. The winners of the five scholarships, worth $1,000 each, will be announced on Dec. 2.
Submissions of original artwork for the city's 2011 holiday-card contest will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday. The holiday-card theme is "Peace on Earth." Selected artwork will be displayed at in the First Floor Gallery at Santa Clarita City Hall from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. The winning submission will be included on the city of Santa Clarita's 2011 holiday card.
An inmate at the Pitchess Detention Center-North County Facility was apprehended by deputies Tuesday shortly after trying to escape.
The right had its bottom-up populist movement and, regardless of if you like them, the tea-party crowd has made an impact on Washington. Now it's the left's turn.
My family and I have been residents of Santa Clarita for more than 30 years. We live in Bridgeport and our business PMB Sales, LLC is also based here in the SCV.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included domestic violence, grand theft auto, petty theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flights from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The Board of Equalization opened its newest office in Santa Clarita on Magic Mountain Parkway and Tourney Road in April.
County health officials discovered a rabid bat in the Santa Clarita Valley last month, meaning two of the three found countywide so far this year have been in the SCV.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday Assemblyman Scott Wilk's (R- Santa Clarita) bill requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to post on their web site the external peer review studies when a regional board imposes a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) on a community, passed out of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials committee with a 7-0 vote.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California.
The SCV Pregnancy Center (SCVPC) is excited to announce new HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) screenings for local residents. SCVPC is a licensed medical clinic, and the first 100 residents calling for a HIV screening receive the service free.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Living little carries some big risks.
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Protesters demanding more power for Ukraine's regions stormed the government building in Luhansk with baseball bats Tuesday, seizing control of a key site in one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.
Fire crews work to knock down a quarter-acre brush fire alongside the south-bound Interstate 5 at McBean Parkway. The No. 3 and 4 southbound lanes were shut down briefly, but reopened at about 8 p.m., a CHP official said.
The Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, snaps back into action this May with the third installments of Art Slam, JAM Sessions and Senses.
LONDON (AP) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from noir drama "Mona Lisa" to animated fantasy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" has died aged 71.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.