According to Wikipedia, one definition of leadership is: "The ability of an individual to influence, motivate and enable others to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of the organizations of which they are members."
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A treasure trove of rare gold coins discovered by a California couple out walking their dog is set to go on sale.
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - State fire officials brought in hundreds of additional firefighters to battle a Central California blaze that had burned through 1.4 square miles as of Tuesday morning and was threatening about 100 rural homes.
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) - The bodies of four people have been found at a home in the Southern California city of Mission Viejo.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has upheld the drug conviction for a man who claimed he should have been allowed to show that he can legally possess marijuana in California for medical purposes.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Close to three months after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared, the government on Tuesday released reams of raw satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, a step long demanded by the families of some of the passengers on board.
NEW YORK (AP) - They're the $10 million men and women.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - High-caliber weapons fire echoed sporadically Tuesday through the eastern city of Donetsk and the mayor urged residents to stay home a day after fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels reportedly killed dozens.
The American Cancer Society promotes cancer awareness, gives individuals and
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the "I Spy" guessing game. When they reached a busy intersection, an adult accompanying them prodded, "What's the rule?"
GOLETA (AP) - Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger.
Historically we are a violent people and mankind's history throughout the world demonstrates that we are violent. Laws passed protect us all from violence. But laws alone can't eliminate violence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jake Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and captain Dustin Brown scored in a dominant first period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference final.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics backed up another strong start from Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone, who helped the Athletics snap a season-long four-game losing streak with a 10-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles city leaders are investigating accusations that some city street crews have been taking extended breaks while on the job instead of repairing potholes and sidewalks.
COLLBRAN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities haven't found any sign of three men missing after a massive mudslide struck a remote part of western Colorado.