SCV Helping Hand recipient for the week ending March 20, 2011:
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This week in the Santa Clarita Valley in pictures.
In regards to the March 12 article about the Albert Einstein Academy charter school application process, I have no issue with facts reported by Tammy Marashlian. I write this because the article can leave the Signal reader thinking that AEA is not up to the task of providing a quality education for SCV students.
It's the first day of spring. That means flowers blooming, bees buzzing ... and chloride resuming its place among Santa Clarita Valley issues.
Being born with no arms and only one full length leg does not define 24-year-old Dana Sachs. She leads a full life, attending college, riding horses and most recently "Dancing With Our Stars" to raise money for her favorite charity, Carousel Ranch.
"Guess who's coming to dinner?" Lee and Barbara Ross, of Saugus, found a trio of uninvited dinner guests after putting food out in the backyard for their cat. To submit your photo, send a color .jpg attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and city.
Jay and Diana Langlois of Valencia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jacqueline Langlois to Garrett Steffen, of Santa Clarita.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christopher T. Horvet, a 2007 graduate of Canyon High School, and fellow Marines of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262), stationed out of Marine Air Stations Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, recently attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) reached the midway point of their scheduled six month deployment in support of international training with allies and aid in humanitarian relief. HMM-262 is a helicopter squadron whose mission is to provide assault support, transport of combat troops, raids, supplies and equipment during expeditionary, joint or combined operations. The squadron must also be ready for short notice ...
January 17, 2011
Every neighborhood has one dog that seemingly barks all the time for any reason, or for no reason at all.
Historians relate that archeologists found evidence of Biblical wildfires that burned from the foothills to the sea in the last several centuries in Southern California, before the appearance of Europeans.
Ms. Gutzeit's framing of her opinion as a question "and then what" is clearly meant to conceal her bias in favor of continuing the pension system status quo - perhaps because of her status as an "elected official." The problem is not with pensions or entitlements as her opinion suggests, rather it is the degree to which these have been abused and enlarged to such an unsustainable and obscene level.
By now, we have all engaged in conversations about the ongoing destruction and despair in Japan brought about by the previously unimagined convergence of earthquakes, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
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.
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Loraine Osborne is a Rosie.