In reference to the complaint regarding the temperature of the Friendly Valley Country Club swimming pool authored by Joyce Quinn, I agree that the water seems cooler now that winter approaches.
About five days before every election, our mailboxes receive some of the nastiest, meanest and most vile political hit-pieces.
Funny how just when the Democrats start pulling ahead in the polls, the 24-hour news cycle suddenly is all about some broken-down reporter at NPR getting fired for hanging out with thugs.
It's almost pointless to express dismay over Meg Whitman's less-than-accurate political ads, but then her commercial comes along that is so intentionally misleading and false that it deserves a beating.
Probably the biggest surprise of the current National Football League this season is the play of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Saugus girls volleyball looked like it was on its way to a big comeback Tuesday night against the eight-time defending Foothill League champions.
I cannot understand how so many Americans are talked into voting against their own self-interests, or more accurately, talked into voting for the interests of those so economically superior and separated from themselves.
Hart High School is reviving "Dark of the Moon," a tragic love story about a witch and a human that was first performed on Broadway in 1945.
Golden Valley High School sophomore Vicente Escamilla recently attended a six-day National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C., where he got a hands-on feel for national politics.
Nearly 20 high school bands took part in the second annual West Ranch High School Wildcat Classic on Oct. 9 at the Stevenson Ranch high school. The event brought together more than 1,500 spectators, who watched 17 bands from all over the area compete. All six of the Santa Clarita Valley's high schools also participated. Hart High School took home the Sweepstakes Award in Music, General Effect and Visual, and West Ranch performing in the Exhibition category.
Scare up a happy Halloween party to celebrate the spookiest season. Bring out the orange and black linens, spiderweb doilies and skull coasters ... so easy and effective!
Dates to watch
SoCal Connected, KCET's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning news program, continues its look at what's at stake in the upcoming elections and digs into the politics of money and the influence it buys in part two of "California Votes" on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m.
SACRAMENTO -- For the fourth consecutive year, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) has received a 100 percent rating from the California Chamber of Commerce for his positions on bills impacting the state's business community.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included grand theft autos, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle, and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NBA has called off a hearing to oust embattled Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling in advance of a vote on a potentially record-breaking deal negotiated by his wife Shelly Sterling to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
It's nearly time to break out that outrageously tall Uncle Sam hat, find the garish red-white-and-blue sunglasses for the family dog and locate the zaniest vehicle possible to decorate - the Fourth of July Parade in the Santa Clarita Valley is right around the corner.
"Sleeping Beauty" took almost a decade to reach theaters and cost $6 million to produce, far and away the most expensive Disney animated feature at the time.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Medicare can no longer automatically deny coverage requests for sex reassignment surgeries, a federal board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures are medically necessary for some people who don't identify with their biological sex.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - CBS Television Distribution says "The Arsenio Hall Show" is going off the air.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A person close to the Sterling family says Donald Sterling was stripped of his ability to act as a trustee of the family's fortunes, including the Los Angeles Clippers, after two neurologists determined he was suffering from dementia.
R.D. Plasschaert credits one main thing for pulling her out of homelessness: Twitter.
You know the term "jack of all trades?" My wife would say I'm a "jack of all jobs." She's still waiting for me to find a career that sticks. I've been a school bus driver, a retail employee, a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., a pharmacy school student and pharmacist intern, I've worked in call centers, and I had a job offer in Hawaii as a mortgage loan officer (I even passed all the licensing tests).
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The growing suspicions surrounding where states obtain lethal injections have motivated the Missouri attorney general to propose something never previously tried - establishing a lab where the state can make its own execution drugs.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - The scruffy rebels who normally wander about the headquarters of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic were mostly out of view on Friday, replaced by a disciplined new faction who showed up a day earlier with an armored personnel carrier and anti-aircraft gun.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 11-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River would see restored wildlife habitats, new wetlands and longer bike trails under a $1 billion proposal that has received a key boost.