Without the benefit of a historic-preservation ordinance to guide them, the Santa Clarita Planning Commission members initially threw 45 properties on a list for possible historic-designation status.
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Did you know that the United States has a debt limit? Right now, the limit is $14.29 trillion dollars. That is a number so astronomical that it is only exceeded by Jamie McCourt's clothing budget.
This week, CBS News anchor Scott Pelley asked the president if he could guarantee that folks on Social Security will get their checks after Aug. 2 if the debt ceiling is not raised.
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
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is wading head-first into Mideast peace-making, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed.
The O.J. Simpson murder trial exposed many painful truths. None hit harder than the idea that white and black people often look at the same facts and see different realities.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled razor wire that surrounds the U.S. prison perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and two members of his entourage were in critical condition Sunday, a day after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a deadly chain-reaction pileup.
PARIS (AP) - U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.
Although a family tale assures a different story, I was born in central Cuba in 1954.
Mom says Dad is magic
As I sit at my desk wondering what to write and what category I fall into, I can't help to think of what it really means to be a dad.
My father was my hero and I am so very proud to tell everyone that.
Have you have ever had an extraordinary moment of any kind that really struck you because of the coincidence or surprise that it presented, or perhaps an unusually realistic dream you experienced, or even an instinct – that little voice in your head – that you listened to and it paid off?
I was 17 and living 120 miles west of London when the Invasion of Europe began.
Valencia High School Choir has been accepted to perform in Europe.
A little bitty tear rolled down her very pretty cheek