St. Francis Dam tour
Late in his tenure, I had the opportunity to sit down with inaugural Santa Clarita City Manager George Caravalho in his office at City Hall to get his views on the city and his legacy.
The words that follow are from a prayer that is always used at ordinations in the Episcopal Church:
Let's set the record straight right away: The services that have been provided for decades to the youth of Val Verde by the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club are not going away.
And then what? That's a question that isn't coming up in the recent dialog about public employee and labor union benefits.
Now that football has ended, we baseball fans are enjoying spring training and preparing for the undiluted joys of another Major League Baseball season.
Ms. Mary Berg's concerns about perchlorate ("The fallout from our toxic 'donut hole,'" March 6) are no doubt shared by other Santa Clarita Valley residents; I am sure that she is not the only one who wonders about toxic chemicals in our environment and their potential effect on our health.
The city of Santa Clarita relies upon strong community partnerships to help shape a prosperous environment for sustainable and successful local business growth. As many know, this effort has proved to be particularly challenging during the Great Recession, posing many difficulties for our local businesses community and the city alike.
Today, many consumers are experiencing some sort of financial challenge that may be causing stress in their everyday lives.
Recently, the city's redevelopment agency paid two business owners approximately $250,000 each to "mitigate" moving expenses on property the city wants to develop.
Those who advocate big government never admit failure.
Regarding Mr. Tony Miano's March 6 letter, "St. Stephen's wrong to ordain openly gay priest":
There's a phrase Kevin Sarkissian often tells his high school runners as they prepare for marathons and races.
Child psychologists, counselors and school staff helped Newhall Elementary School students this week cope with the death of a sixth-grader, officials said Friday.
SAO PAULO (AP) - With a subway strike put on hold, traffic in Brazil's biggest city returned to its normal, congested nature Tuesday, but there was no guarantee service would be on for Thursday's opening of the World Cup.
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students.
Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest.
SACRAMENTO – With the economic recovery expanding, California's highways, seaports, and railroads are again teeming with freight being transported across the state and on to the rest of the nation. Caltrans has invested billions of dollars in projects aimed at improving freight movement and reducing its environmental impacts, and this summer it will ask the public to weigh-in on the future of freight movement in California.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver's lack of sleep is being blamed for the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian in New Jersey.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.
When Anzalee and Kristain Rhodes look back at their daughter's first year of life, they won't be examining blurry, red-eyed camera phone photos. They'll have crisp, finely detailed professional shots of a baby growing up before their eyes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday. He said American officials didn't learn the pickup location Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time.
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona border officials will indefinitely continue to process hundreds of Central American children immigrants caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico into Texas.
Just when you think Fox News and the right-wing scandal machine can sink no further, they wallow in a new level of filth that just boggles the mind.
Gary Horton's June 4 column "Embracing a fire that still burns us today" is his most articulate column yet, and is so right on!
The entire liberal edifice rests upon the premise that the unrestrained free market doesn't work in meeting certain essential societal needs.
It was just so exciting to read how the White House and EPA will save the planet despite those nasty and ridiculous global warming and climate change deniers.
CINCINNATI (AP) - With two swings, Scott Van Slyke went from backup outfielder to star of the game.