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.
Linda Magara of the Master's College in Santa Clarita was named the 2010 Santa Clarita Valley Club and Zonta International District 9 winner of the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business award.
A few photos from around the Santa Clarita Valley include Norman the cow, electronic waste and educators dressed as goats.
Gov. Jerry Brown was elected on the promise of draconian budget cuts, and last week, he presented a spending plan that delivered on that promise.
Editor's note: Second in two parts of a look at the past and future of Castaic Lake Water Agency.
According to Dallas legend, in the 1980s, something convinced quirky billionaire and later two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot that Libyan dictator Mohammar Quadhafi hired Black Panther hit squads to assassinate him. His security solution: building a helipad at his home in an exclusive Dallas neighborhood to ferry him to and from work and prevent an inevitable carjacking and murder.
The tragic shooting on Jan. 8 will remain as a reminder to citizens of our country of what can happen when they are subjected to the worst incivility among politicians, print media, TV shows and radio talk shows in the history of the United States.
Long before Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion walked the yellow-brick road, society has understood the absolute necessity of courage. This essential virtue speaks to the willingness to stand firm against opposition, and even advance in the name of all that is good and right.
NEW YORK (AP) - Issuing about the strongest rebuke that he could, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti chided Time Warner Cable at an industry gathering Tuesday for not reaching deals with other TV providers so all fans of the Dodgers could watch the baseball games.
SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.
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TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota's announcement Monday that it is moving its U.S. headquarters from Torrance to Texas comes as a major blow not just to this manicured city south of Los Angeles but also to the larger region, which has watched a number of major employers walk away in recent years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration admonished colleges and universities - "No more turning a blind eye" - in new guidelines designed to stem sexual assaults on campuses and help the victims.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Silicon Valley court battle between Apple and Samsung is entering its final phase.
NEW YORK (AP) - Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last days of April will feel like August in Southern California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.
LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A few weeks after David Letterman announced he'd be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just as the global economy has all but recovered from debt-fueled crises in the United States and Europe, economists have a new worry: China. They see a lending bubble there that threatens global growth unless Beijing defuses it.