It was Wednesday, exactly 9:11 a.m. On my way to my workout on Lyons Avenue, as I exited the Vista Village parking lot on Tournament Road, there to my utter horror, lying in the middle of the road, was a pregnant female duck with her one small egg protruding from her now-lifeless body, while her husband was frantically squawking and walking around her to wake her up.
If you were asked to coach a sports team, and that opportunity excited you, would you immediately run out and stock up on equipment and coaching aids? Your answer is probably,"Well, of course."
Enterprise zone orientation
Since 2009, George W. Bush (remember him?) has made a cool $15 million on the speakers circuit. He gets $100,000 to $150,000 per speech.
On the eve of a visit to the U.S. by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama chose to make an unprecedented demand by calling for Israel to redraw its borders and move its citizens to where they were in 1967, before the Six Day War, when he was but a child in Indonesia.
Thank you, thank you, Tony Corliss and Brian Baker. Both of your letters were perfect. I am so glad I am not the only one who is sitting here trying to figure out how to make ends meet as our government tries to trick us again and raise our taxes.
Zonta Golf Tournament
THOUSAND OAKS, (AP) - Chris Horner won the Tour of California with a solid performance in the final stage on Sunday, holding off RadioShack teammate Levi Leipheimer by 38 seconds.
If you are reading this, one of two scenarios must exist.
To Mayor Marsha McLean,
In response to "Private help doesn't fill welfare role," May 17:
Emotionally charged accusations such as "racist" or "homophobe" are specifically designed to be debate-stoppers.
Senior lunch menu
Garett Tujague has a lot on his plate.
This week's Helping Hand recipient:
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Trainers at Sea World's marine parks began wearing inflatable safety vests Monday whenever they work near killer whales, yet another safety measure implemented after the 2010 death of a trainer who was dragged into a pool by an orca.
A vehicle slammed through a Canyon Country restaurant Monday after the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Advertisers are backing away from the Los Angeles Clippers after racist comments attributed to the NBA team's owner.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A federal transportation safety official arrived Monday in Northern California to investigate a collision between two small planes that sent one crashing into San Francisco Bay.
It's kind of sad watching Paul Walker, who died tragically late last year in a car crash in Valencia, in this weekend's new action thriller "Brick Mansions" because you know you won't have much good to say about the film when it's over.
Disney may paint with all the colors of the wind, but it won't use the word "God."
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota said Monday that it will move its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas.
LONDON (AP) - George Clooney -Hollywood's most eligible bachelor - is getting hitched, according to a London law firm.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city was shot in the back and pro-Russia insurgents seized more government buildings Monday as the U.S hit Russia with more sanctions for allegedly fomenting the unrest in eastern Ukraine.
SHEDDER REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia (AP) - The Somali mother's home is a small shelter with a frame of sticks covered by ragged blankets on the dusty grounds of a refugee camp. It was to her that her 15-year-old son wanted to travel to on an impossible journey as a stowaway on a plane from California.
The Los Angeles Clippers have Monday off.
VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - Emergency officials on Monday began searching for survivors in the debris left by a powerful tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock, killing at least 16 people.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe real estate agent is taking marketing homes to new heights, along with new complications in federal aviation laws.