As of Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at least 1,687 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
Tali Tadmor and Yelena Zhelezov of the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia are the 2011 recipients of Six Points Fellowships, worth $40,000 each.
When the super-rich capture our political system, as they did during the Gilded Age, Roaring '20s and for the past 30 years, the middle and lower income earners always suffer and the economy always collapses.
As a resident of Santa Clarita, I'm a long way from the doors of Wall Street, yet I'm quite aware of the protesters gathering there. Who are these people?
In response to "More safety needed on canyon road," Oct. 7:
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We hadn't seen Jim in quite a while. It was clear that our once-close friendship needed some nurturing. We had dwindled down to just exchanging Christmas cards, and the last one we'd received had a note attached from his son, telling me that Jim had moved from his beautiful, expansive home he had in La Habra, and he was now residing in an assisted-living facility.
Chef Bobby Flay knows a thing or two about creating flavorful sandwich recipes made with real, simple ingredients. Now he's letting others in on his secrets as he teams up with Hellmann's® and Best Foods® to help America build the perfect sandwich.
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Local community college students enrolled in construction, construction management, architecture or computer aided design/CADD programs have until Nov. 10 to apply for a scholarship through Klassen Corporation. The winners of the five scholarships, worth $1,000 each, will be announced on Dec. 2.
Submissions of original artwork for the city's 2011 holiday-card contest will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday. The holiday-card theme is "Peace on Earth." Selected artwork will be displayed at in the First Floor Gallery at Santa Clarita City Hall from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. The winning submission will be included on the city of Santa Clarita's 2011 holiday card.
An inmate at the Pitchess Detention Center-North County Facility was apprehended by deputies Tuesday shortly after trying to escape.
The right had its bottom-up populist movement and, regardless of if you like them, the tea-party crowd has made an impact on Washington. Now it's the left's turn.
My family and I have been residents of Santa Clarita for more than 30 years. We live in Bridgeport and our business PMB Sales, LLC is also based here in the SCV.
When destination-wedding planner Sandy Malone got married in 2004, there was no Pinterest, no Instagram, Facebook was in its infancy and there were few bridal websites to draw from.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - Heavily armed African and French peacekeepers escorted some of the last remaining Muslims out of Central African Republic's volatile capital on Sunday, trucking more than 1,300 people who for months had been trapped in their neighborhood by violent Christian militants.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach say they plan a two-day strike beginning Monday.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russia insurgents on Sunday freed one of the eight European military observers being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine. Earlier in the day, all eight appeared in public for the first time and, under armed guard, gave assurances they weren't being mistreated.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.
Regarding Friday night's DUI checkpoint: Here we go again - another traffic checkpoint where a thousand or so drivers will be inconvenienced so one or two people can be cited for a DUI.
A new poll released this week by the Better World Campaign has found that even during this polarizing political time, there is one issue that voters agree on: the U.S. can't go it alone to solve the world's problems.
I think it's great that there are a lot of people running to replace Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon.
I often attend conferences where the attendees are given name tags that boldly announce who they are. This creates a phenomenon rarely seen elsewhere. As we walk the halls of the conference center or hotel, our eyes are fixed on the name tags of those we pass. We're anxious to see if they are "somebody." Is he a well-known speaker?
Now that our city has survived another local election, I thought it would be appropriate to make some comments regarding elections and city hall. After all, things can get pretty exciting, or should I say concerning around election time in Santa Clarita.
I don't do it as often as I should, but one of my favorite tools is asking thought-provoking questions of my clients.
As I look back I can see them just as so many years ago.
Mother's Day is May 11 and we have some great stories being readied for publication that readers sent us.