Most of the time, I love my job. It puts me in relationship with people at the most critical times of their lives.
In about one month's time, the filing period for the 2012 City Council elections will start. Since the last election in 2010, the following kerfuffles upset the anti-incumbency partisans in the SCV, to wit:
In his Nov. 17 column, "Oil pipeline is not what we need," Dave Lutness trots out all the usual anti-oil canards about how alternative energy is right around the corner, oil itself is scarce, the oil industrial complex is evil, etc.
The Metrolink Holiday Toy Express will roll into Newhall on Nov. 27 in an annual tradition that will include musical
La Mesa, Rancho Pico and Rio Norte junior high schools will begin solar transformations Monday when construction begins at the schools.
California Highway Patrol officers are seeking a hit and run suspect who allegedly sideswiped a green Toyota 4Runner SUV just after 11:30 today in Stevenson Ranch.
On Monday, the city of Santa Clarita will celebrate the ground-breaking for the Lyons Avenue / Interstate 5 Interchange Beautification Project at 10 a.m.
PALMDALE - In one week, Saugus football went from a third-place Foothill League team, to its co-champion (by way of a forfeit), to now done with its season.
Maggie (A4361502) - is a gorgeous Labrador of a certain age - 8, actually, though it's hard to tell from her beautiful face and spunky personality. She is active and gets along with other dogs. Maggie was surrendered to the shelter for having seizures, but she has not had any medical issues during her stay so far. Maggie would make the most wonderful family pet.
Life can be challenging, especially when bills and paperwork pile up along with other obligations.
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Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. of Valencia posted fiscal fourth-quarter earnings increases, generation of free cash flow and payments on long-term debt, and got better results than expected on Thursday, Nov. 17.
Waste Management representatives held a seminar on recycling at Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dozens of gay couples married Saturday at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison, taking advantage of what most believed would be a small window in which to get hitched before a judge's decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban was put on hold.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome's bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.
TEMPLETON, Calif. (AP) - A spokesman for the San Luis Obisbo County sheriff's office says two people have died in a plane crash at a private airstrip in the town of Templeton.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse's bid to end racing's 36-year Triple Crown drought.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The comeback is far from complete.
MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.
NEW YORK (AP) - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.