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During the colder months of the year, many people are concerned about catching the flu. One of the best ways to prevent a bad case of the flu is to get an annual flu shot.
A number most familiar these days and often quoted is the 9.1 percent unemployment. The website Shadow Government Statistics (www.ShadowStats.com) uses another formula to determine the unemployment rate and states that rate is 22.5 percent.
The City of Santa Clarita is continuing its efforts to raise awareness about drugs and drug use and abuse in the community by offering another interactive drug awareness workshop on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Teens and their parents are invited to the City's "Drugs are Deadly" workshop, which will be held at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library.
A driver involved in a two-car smash-up at the intersection of Sierra Highway and Dockweiler Drive in Newhall today was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital after the collision.
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College of the Canyons will host its annual Jack Oakie Film Series designed to celebrate the artistic achievements of Jack and Victoria Oakie, while assisting students interested in applying for a prestigious Oakie scholarship award.
The City of Santa Clarita will increase the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the City beginning Monday, October 24, 2011. Just in time for the fall season, streets will be swept on a weekly basis to help keep them clean and free of falling leaves and debris. The street sweeping will return to the monthly schedule on January 16, 2012. Street sweeping will take place every week between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Santa Clarita City Council invites the community to attend the Newhall Metrolink parking lot expansion and recreation area groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday at the Newhall Metrolink Station on Market Street in Newhall.
President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end.
This Saturday, Oct. 22, B&R Art Gallery in Canyon Country will host an art show, complete with wine tasting, lots of food and deserts, great refreshments and wonderful ambiance with owner Dave Joseph performing on mandolin and guitar.
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For decades, California was a leader and innovator in job creation and economic growth, due largely to its highly skilled workforce, abundant natural resources and proximity to Asian markets.
Please explain why this here first-string baby boomer has to travel so far to obtain our medically prescribed inhalant/medications.
As a resident of Valencia Northbridge, I want to applaud our city for an outstanding job.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.
Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."
The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings' historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.
Saugus overcame a slow start on Wednesday to sweep Canyon in both the varsity boys and girls meets at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and enter next week's Foothill League prelims and finals with some momentum.
Special Closure Note: Through late May 2014, a temporary bypass lane will be implemented on southbound I-5 between Smokey Bear Road and one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road while crews pave the two left lanes of southbound I-5.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job.
Winds continued to buffet the Santa Clarita Valley throughout the day Wednesday, leading to a second straight day of uprooted trees and downed limbs, Santa Clarita city officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included domestic violence, grand theft auto, petty theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flights from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said.