Eva Yanez, of Sylmar, has won a five-night, six-day Caregiver Stress Management cruise through the Home Instead Senior Care 2011 Caregiver Cruise contest sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care Los Angeles offices.
Regular readers of this column know how opposed this author is to labor unions and public-service employee unions in particular. Unions had a critical function decades ago, when workers were abused and not considered a valuable asset in business management. This is not true today.
In response to Jim Holt's article, "Group seeks to toss out electoral maps," Oct. 13:
Around the SCV
The search is on for at least one suspect believed to be involved in a hit-and-run collision that occurred on Sierra Highway near Adon Avenue at around 8:20 tonight.
Multiple vacuum cleaners were reported stolen from the Kohl's department store on McBean Parkway in Valencia at around 8:05 p.m. Sunday, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station official said.
Senior citizen-assisting professionals and elder advocates are invited to an afternoon tea to be held 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sunrise at Sterling Canyon, 25815 McBean Parkway in Valencia.
The Santa Clarita City Council officially proclaimed Oct. 22 as Rubber Ducky Day. Left to right, Councilman Bob Kellar, Councilwoman Laurene Weste, The Duck, Mayor Marsha McLean, Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers board President Ed "Papa Duck" Bolden of Andel Engineering, and Cheryl Laymon, Dixon Centers executive director, Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Ender and Councilman Frank Ferry. The Rubber Ducky Festival is set for Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Castaic Lake.
The Santa Clarita City Council recently issued a local proclamation for Hispanic Heritage Month. Left to right, City Councilman Bob Kellar, Councilwoman Laurene Weste, business owner Patricia Gracia, Saugus Union School District board member Paul De La Cerda, Mayor Marsha McLean, Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Ender and Councilman Frank Ferry.
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Five generations. Pictured: Mr. and Mrs. Pasquale DeFusco, of Saugus, hold their great-great grandson Ryan Ortega, of Castaic. Standing are great-grandson Spencer Ortega, granddaughter, Charmin Ortega, of Castaic, and daughter Carole Bennett, of Saugus. The DeFuscos are now in their 90s, and celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary May 6.
Dates to watch
The Eric Cantor supporters stopped the jobs bill from getting to the floor for a vote.
We have not found a way to give our veterans the respect they earned.
I have read and listened to both sides of this situation and just have to make a comment on it.
The Master's College hired Allan Vince as the next women's volleyball head coach, while the men's baseball team faced a bittersweet week by being sent home early from the conference tournament, but earning a trove of All-conference honors along the way.
FULLERTON (AP) - It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together - in their mother's womb.
NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan met through the night with security, school and state officials and issued a new directive that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls held captive by Islamic extremists, one of his advisers said Sunday.
ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) - Police in Odessa have freed some detained activists after hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed police headquarters in the Ukrainian port city.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied patented mobile device features.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The house fortified with boarded-up windows and makeshift alarms where Ariel Castro held three women captive for nearly a decade is gone now.
LANCASTER (AP) - One person is dead and five more are injured, including three children, after a two-car wreck in Southern California.
NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential news conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night - not even his own health care plan.
So what do you think of the photo and the young man with his low-low riding pants in today's paper?
It is said that anyone can father a child but it takes a very special man to be a dad.
My mother made an indelible impression on me because she gave me the most valuable tool a parent could give a child, love and confidence.