Dr. Colin MacNeil
First, it was a single mother who cared for her son while he was battling cancer. She needed a boost to help further her education. Her check helped her pay for books.
I recently traveled to Israel and took the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea. No one swims in the Sea because the water is so salty that ingesting a cup full can be deadly. So, you just wade in, lean back and float. It is relaxing and special if only because it is one of the most unique places in the world.
"No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent." - John Jay, Founding Father
A college professor of mine said, "People go into politics for two reasons: power and money." I try to not be so cynical, and hope that many go into public service to help others and make a positive difference.
The Santa Clarita City Council takes over the local libraries because the Los Angeles County system shows a profit.
In response to "Schools improve race relations," May 28:
I read with interest J.D. Kennedy's guest commentary about "SCV-area vets have resources, local support" dated May 7.
Editor's Note: Locally entrepreneurs can get help at the Small Business Development Center located on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus.
So far this spring, things have been pretty cool in the SCV. But you can be sure the hot times are just around the corner.
The walls have come down and the roof is off in Santa Clarita Christian School's British literature classroom.
As New Horizons, a San Fernando Valley non-profit, marks sixty years of providing programs and services to individuals with special needs, its Supported Employment Program celebrates its 25th Anniversary by honoring employers.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible "Gangnam Style."
Welcome to On The Beat, college softball edition.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials reported a relatively quiet Saturday night, with no major incidents. Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives, meanwhile were assisting Hawthorne Police Department investigate the death of woman in the 12700 block of Inglewood Avenue in Hawthorne, officials said.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanley Ramirez homered twice, drove in five runs and scored four times, tying career highs in all three categories and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 12-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another prominent Republican gathering, more evidence of the dueling legacies of President Ronald Reagan overhanging the party as it tries to widen its reach and avoid extending its presidential losing streak in 2016.
HONOLULU (AP) - Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar landscapes.
How are people finding happiness?
College graduation marks the end of a wondrous chapter and the beginning of a new life. College was a time for friends, late night cram sessions and homework. However, once you have that degree, the quest for a "grown-up" job begins and in this economy, that can be challenging.
NEW YORK (AP) - A new arena version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.
FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.