I see our great and fearless leader, President Barack Obama, has signed the bill repealing "don't ask, don't tell" and allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed services.
While to most, this time of year may be the best, most festive time of the year, for a lot of people and families in our city it couldn't be worse. While the holidays mean family, gifts and celebrating our lives and faith, it also can be the most depressing time of the year.
Several years and multiple studies on the efficiency of communication have come and gone since Marshall McLuhan shocked the world by saying what we all knew but were afraid to admit: "The medium is the message."
My normal column provides tools, easy to understand suggestions and advice to those in business, but there are occasions when it is important to stop and take a broader, more personal look at the world of work.
Spread out over a year, the headlines might not seem like much. An intersection realigned here, an old building flattened there. Grading work here, a sidewalk widened there.
Legend has it that Santa curls up by the fireplace after his long Christmas Eve journey, probably snoozing in an easy chair while Mrs. Claus prepares Christmas dinner.
For the last five years, a group of local youngsters gather every Saturday morning at the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter to cook and serve a piping hot breakfast for the community's homeless.
About 600 singers from local churches and schools held an impromptu Christmas concert for Westfield Valencia Town Center shoppers on Sunday.
Nature walks, animal presentation
As parents age, there may come a time when adult children need to step in to assist with financial matters. When and how to offer that help may involve some careful planning. And if parents own a business, the issues may be even more complex.
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For many churches in the Santa Clarita Valley, Christmas isn't all about gifts and toys.
Gusty Santa Ana winds, unseasonably high temperatures and low relative humidity are bringing wildfire concerns to Southern California.
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.