Regarding Lutness's column in The Signal ("Majority rules in a democracy," Oct. 13):
Sixteen-year-old Academy of the Canyons student Rachel Cyprus is no stranger to entertaining audiences.
When I first set foot on the campus, I was too nervous to notice the beauty of the school. My real purpose in coming to Pomona College was to interview - it is such a prestigious school, I thought, they must conduct interviews of an intensity matching that of the illustrious school.
If you study the United States' budget since the end of WWII, it is clear that it has gradually become dominated by the military. Defense Department expenditures will exceed three quarters of a trillion dollars this year alone.
Sweet and slightly spicy, the taste of ginger has a way of stirring up fond memories of the holiday season. Imagine the warm aroma of gingerbread, slip back into childhood and remember fun-filled family gatherings in the kitchen. Embrace this classic flavor by baking up a trio of treats this year. With one basic gingerbread dough recipe, three festive cookie variations are just a mixing bowl away. Whether the classic gingerbread man or a fun new interpretation inspired by the introduction of a chocolate "drop," these flavor-packed treats merit a place in tomorrow's memories of this holiday ...
What is an organization? It is, in a very broad sense, nothing more than a collection of people who are, we hope, working toward common objectives. Any organization is no better than the people who work in and for it.
House Democrats, after secretly consulting with the White House, have finally presented their leadership's version of a health-care reform bill. Although it is nearly 2,000 pages long and sets up 111 new federal bureaucracies, boards, commissions and programs, Speaker nancy Pelosi reportedly wanted a vote before the Veteran's Day recess.
As I drove down Valencia Boulevard on Veteran's Day, I was appalled to see that neither in front of our Sheriff's Station and library nor opposite it in front of City Hall were there any flags raised.
Last month I had a policy/procedurial question for all the school districts in Santa Clarita. I e-mailed all the elected school board members in Newhall, Saugus, Hart and Sulphur Springs, the superintendents in Newhall and Saugus and called the superintendent in Hart. (I forgot to contact the superintendent of Sulphur Springs).
Dear President Barack Obama,
The SCV Interfaith Council sponsors its 20th Annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24443 W. McBean Parkway in Valencia (between Rockwell Canyon and Singing Hills).
The 661Arts group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita.
WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin's new book reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven't become any truer over time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonah Hill is winning points for what appears to be a sincere apology for hurling a gay slur at a paparazzo he says was harassing him.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cable cars, light- rail trains and buses were running again on Thursday as transit officials in san Francisco sought confirmation from drivers involved in a three-day sickout that they were actually dealing with health issues.
Seven students from College of the Canyon's medical lab technician program will take part in a pinning ceremony tonight.
NEW YORK (AP) â" California Chrome's bid for the Triple Crown on Saturday is likely to boost TV ratings and, if he wins, create a star for a sport that could badly use one.
The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers announced today that Philip Solomon is taking over as the new chief executive officer of the organization. Solomon has served as Samuel Dixon's chief operating officer for the past two years and has a long history working for non-profits.
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - For the Calder family, the "Frozen" frenzy began when the Disney movie came out in late 2013 and they took their 7-year-old daughter Caroline to see it in the theater.
IMPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine Corps official says the military is working on a plan to help three displaced families whose homes were damaged when one of its jets slammed into a neighborhood in the small Southern California desert city of Imperial.
A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.
WARREN, Mich. (AP) - General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.
MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers was spotted three times Thursday but has so far eluded a massive manhunt in the normally tranquil east coast city of Moncton, police said.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday.
BRUSSELS (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday he "absolutely makes no apologies" for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has dogged the president on his European trip this week.