SCV Helping Hand recipient for the week ending March 20, 2011:
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This week in the Santa Clarita Valley in pictures.
In regards to the March 12 article about the Albert Einstein Academy charter school application process, I have no issue with facts reported by Tammy Marashlian. I write this because the article can leave the Signal reader thinking that AEA is not up to the task of providing a quality education for SCV students.
It's the first day of spring. That means flowers blooming, bees buzzing ... and chloride resuming its place among Santa Clarita Valley issues.
Being born with no arms and only one full length leg does not define 24-year-old Dana Sachs. She leads a full life, attending college, riding horses and most recently "Dancing With Our Stars" to raise money for her favorite charity, Carousel Ranch.
"Guess who's coming to dinner?" Lee and Barbara Ross, of Saugus, found a trio of uninvited dinner guests after putting food out in the backyard for their cat. To submit your photo, send a color .jpg attachment to email@example.com. Include your name and city.
Jay and Diana Langlois of Valencia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jacqueline Langlois to Garrett Steffen, of Santa Clarita.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christopher T. Horvet, a 2007 graduate of Canyon High School, and fellow Marines of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262), stationed out of Marine Air Stations Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, recently attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) reached the midway point of their scheduled six month deployment in support of international training with allies and aid in humanitarian relief. HMM-262 is a helicopter squadron whose mission is to provide assault support, transport of combat troops, raids, supplies and equipment during expeditionary, joint or combined operations. The squadron must also be ready for short notice ...
January 17, 2011
Every neighborhood has one dog that seemingly barks all the time for any reason, or for no reason at all.
Historians relate that archeologists found evidence of Biblical wildfires that burned from the foothills to the sea in the last several centuries in Southern California, before the appearance of Europeans.
Ms. Gutzeit's framing of her opinion as a question "and then what" is clearly meant to conceal her bias in favor of continuing the pension system status quo - perhaps because of her status as an "elected official." The problem is not with pensions or entitlements as her opinion suggests, rather it is the degree to which these have been abused and enlarged to such an unsustainable and obscene level.
By now, we have all engaged in conversations about the ongoing destruction and despair in Japan brought about by the previously unimagined convergence of earthquakes, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
The bottom line, the profitability of a company, should matter to every employee but many owners tend to keep this information private. Owners then complain when profits are thin.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge ruled Monday that Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated and medicated while a court-appointed attorney evaluates the health of the ailing radio personality after his daughter moved to implement end of life measures.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will ease up a finger-pointing campaign that blamed Verizon and other Internet service providers for problems with its video subscription service.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - For years, Fred Goldman was adamant that he would never rest until he had held O.J. Simpson accountable for the killings of his son Ron and Simpson's ex-wife 20 years ago - even if a jury had acquitted the former football star.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian hadn't slept for more than 24 hours before the accident, authorities said Monday as the actor recovered in a New Jersey hospital.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Patients seeking care through the VA's Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System waited an average of 56 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor - four times longer than the department's goal.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, has issued the following statement regarding the release of Bowe Bergdahl:
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two police officers were having lunch at a strip mall pizza buffet when a man and a woman fatally shot them in a point-blank ambush, then fled to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said.
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, says that women need to be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape and that bringing awareness to the issue is very important.
Regarding Bowe Bergdahl's release in exchange for five terrorists, when this soldier enlisted in the Army, he knew the challenges ahead of him in military life, and one of those challenges was the possibility of capture by the enemy.
A team of volunteers from the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center has been making phone calls to local businesses and asking owners to become "Friends of the SCV Senior Center" in support of the center's family-friendly fundraiser, Touch-A-Truck, which will be held June 14, at Central Park.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - No cramps, no problems for LeBron James.
CAMARILLO (AP) - A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. is holding steady, rising 3½ cents over the last three weeks to $3.69.
PARIS (AP) - Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.