When choosing an organization you may want to support, consider the benefits of giving to local needs. By doing so, you can actually go and look over the operation and meet the people benefiting from your donation. You also can meet other donors, who may be giving their time, and possibly money, too.
It was Wednesday, exactly 9:11 a.m. On my way to my workout on Lyons Avenue, as I exited the Vista Village parking lot on Tournament Road, there to my utter horror, lying in the middle of the road, was a pregnant female duck with her one small egg protruding from her now-lifeless body, while her husband was frantically squawking and walking around her to wake her up.
If you were asked to coach a sports team, and that opportunity excited you, would you immediately run out and stock up on equipment and coaching aids? Your answer is probably,"Well, of course."
Enterprise zone orientation
Since 2009, George W. Bush (remember him?) has made a cool $15 million on the speakers circuit. He gets $100,000 to $150,000 per speech.
On the eve of a visit to the U.S. by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama chose to make an unprecedented demand by calling for Israel to redraw its borders and move its citizens to where they were in 1967, before the Six Day War, when he was but a child in Indonesia.
Thank you, thank you, Tony Corliss and Brian Baker. Both of your letters were perfect. I am so glad I am not the only one who is sitting here trying to figure out how to make ends meet as our government tries to trick us again and raise our taxes.
Zonta Golf Tournament
THOUSAND OAKS, (AP) - Chris Horner won the Tour of California with a solid performance in the final stage on Sunday, holding off RadioShack teammate Levi Leipheimer by 38 seconds.
If you are reading this, one of two scenarios must exist.
To Mayor Marsha McLean,
In response to "Private help doesn't fill welfare role," May 17:
Emotionally charged accusations such as "racist" or "homophobe" are specifically designed to be debate-stoppers.
Senior lunch menu
Garett Tujague has a lot on his plate.
For the 13th time in the past 14 years, the Valencia Vikings reign supreme over the Foothill League.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - From the moment Yasiel Puig broke into the big leagues, it's been go, go, go for the 23-year-old Cuban outfielder.
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Outstanding Student Awards were held April 30, honoring the best of more than 2000 ROP students enrolled in William S. Hart Union High School District Regional Occupational Program classes this year. These outstanding students were selected as medal winners in 6 different career clusters.
SANTA CLARITA - College of the Canyons has been selected to participate in a new joint initiative launched by the California Community Colleges and The State Bar of California that will provide community college students a smoother pathway to six of California's top law schools.
Sacramento – May 1, 2014 – Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, California achieved a #9 ranking nationally, an increase of ten ranks from last year and receiving 53.7 points out of 100.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.
Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."
The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings' historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.