The following essays were submitted by fifth-grade students from Live Oak Elementary School.
This is in response to Brian Baker's Thursday letter "Global warming a hoax perpetrated by liberals."
Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a budget I never thought would be proposed. For this, he deserves high praise for recommending a budget that will help resolve California's financial mess.
Santa Clarita Valley Youth Rugby Club teammates cheer on Bryce Banks, 10, center, at wing position for the Santa Clarita Tigers as he races to score a "try" - rugby's version of a touchdown - while competing against the Santa Monica Dolphins at Valencia Heritage Park in Valencia on Saturday. The Tigers won the game 30-25.
LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Beck paid fitting tribute to Les Paul last summer, celebrating what would have been the pioneering guitarist's 95th birthday by playing his friend and mentor's music, along with classic tunes from the era, in the same Times Square nightclub that Paul played every Monday for 14 years before his death in August 2009.
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center and Staffmark will present a Warehouse Recruitment Event at the University Center at College of the Canyons, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd. Suite 250 Santa Clarita, CA 91355 on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m..
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released figures from the Department of Public Social Services showing that in November 2010, $53 million in welfare benefits ($22 million CalWORKs + $31 million in Food Stamps) were issued to parents who reside in the United States illegally and collect benefits for their native-born children in Los Angeles County.
Princess Cruises is launching a Facebook contest inviting its fans to share their most essential travel experience for a chance to check another place off their travel bucket list. The contest winner, to be determined by popular vote, will receive their choice of eight remarkable cruise destinations -- Europe, Asia, Tahiti, Australia/New Zealand, the Holy Land, Panama Canal, Alaska or South America.
Flash back 17 years: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake centered in Northridge rocked Southern California and the Santa Clarita Valley. Where were you that morning?
In third grade, Richard Myers discovered he loved writing in rhyme.
My Uncle Earl often rants against public employee unions. And since many of these unions are teachers, this column often gets portrayed as anti-teacher.
Darren W. Parker, with microphone, speaks during a meet and greet party at the home of Patricia Skinner Sulpizio on Sunday. Parker, a Democratic activist, is running for the state Senate's 17th District seat. A special election will be held Feb. 15 to fill the seat that was vacated by George Runner, who left to take office as a member of the State Board of Equalization. Former Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, George Runner's wife, is Parker's Republican opponent.
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BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The Facebook tale "The Social Network" won top honors Sunday at the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best drama and director, solidifying its prospects as an Academy Awards favorite.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, responded to Governor Jerry Brown's 2014 State of the State address:
Forget what is in your wallet and take a look at your bills if you want to save money. Taking a look at the individual charges on a bill can often reveal not just errors, but ongoing costs that you might not be aware of.
Every year I speak to thousands of students in public and private schools across the country. At the end of the day, when I walk out the front door and climb back into my rental car, I always have a bit more faith that the future is in pretty good hands.
Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.
FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
Members said farewell to an outgoing chairman, and hello to the 2014 chairman of the board of directors at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 90th annual installation ceremonies Friday night.
When you think of California do words like innovative, leading-edge and trendy come to mind? A place where new ideas first take root before they become woven into the very fabric of the national culture and industrial base before becoming recognized around the world as being uniquely "American". If so, you may be surprised to learn that in one area, the critical business process of selecting and hiring new employees, California is lagging behind the rest of the country.
Energizer Bunnies keep going and going and going – and for a time, it looked like Buck McKeon would be equally perpetual in motion to those furry little drumbeaters. The man is after all, 75, and still beating war drums while running circles around most of us. Yet now it seems that both Buck the man, and his underlying message of perpetual militarism may be running down, with time well deserved for some R and R away from the military industrial complex.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It's been so much fun winning their past seven games, the Columbus Blue Jackets don't want to quit now.
The Hart Indians boys basketball team is tough to beat.
Works of beloved comedian Charley Chase and Betty Compson lead the way with these older films and TV movies now on DVD for the first time. (Available online at warnerarchive.com)
SALT LAKE CITY - When son Lucas Irwin couldn't come home during summer break from college, Susan and Jeff Irwin were disappointed but understanding. But they didn't know it was all part of Irwin's plan to give them an unforgettable Christmas present revealing his 130-pound weight loss.
Recent graduates may not be ready for the workforce for a reason increasingly common in the 21st century: soft skills, or the lack thereof. According to USA Today, businesses say potential employees "lack the proper business skills and other professional abilities that will help make them good employees."