More than five years ago, my Nebraska bride and I attended the SCV Newsmakers of the Year banquet hosted at the table of the late Roberta Gillis, a long-time local Democrat and iconoclast.
Los Angeles County's ordinance on the ban of plastic shopping bags in unincorporated county stores went into effect July 1. Despite the huffing and puffing of many who claim it's an infringement on consumers' right to choose, it's ultimately a good move, but not without some glaring flaws.
Our nation just celebrated its 235th birthday.
This week's Helping Hand recipient: Deborah Swanigan, on behalf of her mother, Rose M. Newton of Newhall
For one owner/operator of a truck and trailer, what began as a problem driving through Wyoming in the middle of the night led to an epiphany and an entrepreneurial idea that would "light up the night" for the trucking industry.
Another motorcyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a truck making a left-hand turn.
Summer music concerts are back in Valencia. I don't care.
In response to "Thanks to Caltrans for a job well done," July 13:
It is well-known that the illusion of secrecy tends to strengthen the will to do evil. That is, we are more likely to do what we know we shouldn't do if no one is looking, or liable to find out.
Family to Family education
Sgt. John Hargraves compares the newest addition to his family to your typical precocious youngster.
Regarding the political cartoon published on Saturday, July 9:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot dead at a Los Angeles strip club and another man and an employee of the club have been arrested.
Three drivers were arrested for driving under the influence Friday night as part of a checkpoint in Newhall set up by the SCV Sheriff's Station.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will pay Verizon Communications to help clear up some of the congestion that has been bogging down its Internet video service.
If you are one of the millions of Americans receiving a refund this year, following are several ways to put your refund to work.
The world as we see it in our own eyes can be stressful, enigmatic, or blessed. Mine is a wonderful place to be.
Let me let you in on a joke I recently experienced.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
This will probably be a long week for Foothill League swimmers, as they look ahead to next week's Foothill League prelims and finals where, quite literally, anything might happen.
Time off can give players a chance to recuperate.
The Valencia Vikings might have been overlooked heading into the Foothill League season, but the two-time defending champion West Ranch Wildcats weren't going to do any overlooking of their own on Tuesday afternoon at West Ranch High School.
While in his mid-20s, Dustin Shillcox learned that he would never walk again.
Living the fabulous life may be hard-earned spoils for you, but it can leave your children disillusioned and distant from their middle- and lower-class peers. Living privileged puts your kids in an unusually advantageous place in life. But what are the possible pitfalls of giving your kids everything you didn't have; and a lot of what many will never have?
Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.
It turns out the work-from-home engineer really isn't a myth.
The American middle class has been the wealthiest in the world for a long time, but no longer.
It keeps coming into homes with the full backing of traditions, holidays, celebrations, rituals and even the search for happiness. Millions of marketing dollars encourage it. The economy depends on it. Kids demand it.