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Cool! Just got the latest email from the "honorable" Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita. He introduces a new app for smartphones.
We face many difficult challenges as aging veterans from the past conflicts face increasingly complex medical issues.
Sometimes great ideas can often take a circuitous and bumpy path to completion and in doing so can overlook their origin. So it has been the case with the I-5/Lyons Avenue/Pico Canyon interchange beautification project, which breaks ground today, as a partnership between Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita and the West Ranch Town Council.
For our new house, my family just got satellite-dish service. We've never had that before. One of the big bonuses we got with the dish was free NFL Sunday Ticket - or something like that. What this means is that I get to watch Tim Tebow every week.
"Don't believe everything you read" is an old saw that I should have followed when I read Greg Hunt's Nov. 6 editorial "Public pensions - the hidden problem."
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I have a proposal for the congressional Super Committee; the one that has to come up with an agreement on deficit reduction, or "draconian" cuts, to the Defense Department and the rest of the government taking place next year.
Two Newhall residents are dead and two more have major injuries after their car crashed in Castaic on Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Seats for the free Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Thanksgiving Feast, scheduled for 10 a.m., Nov. 24, at the center on 22900 Market Street in Newhall, are still avaialble.
This week in photos in the Santa Clarita Valley.
In what may be the first Dancing with the Priests event in the United States, three Catholic priests and their professional dance partners performed the waltz, a swing dance and a dance of their own choosing before more than 300 guests during a dinner gala fundraiser held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Child & Family Center has received a $20,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Foundation to provide in-school educational groups for children showing early signs of behavioral health problems. Participants will gain a greater understanding of mental health risk factors, coping strategies, what to do when under stress, how to handle bullying and anger management techniques.
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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, delivering on a vow he made five years ago even though he can no longer use his legs.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.
NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has seemed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before a judge's scathing ruling against California's teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states - and even removed altogether in some places.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.
My Uncle Earl was recently invited to give the commencement speech at the Robert Oppenheimer School for Really Smart Kids, a charter school approved by the Newhall School District but located in Lancaster.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.
SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged wife as she worked at a Southern California supermarket.
NEW YORK (AP) - The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.
Repairs may be needed on the Interstate 5 overpass where highly corrosive acid spilled from an overturned tanker truck Tuesday, a spokesman for Caltrans said Wednesday.