LOS ANGELES (AP) - Utility crews are taking advantage of calm weather as they work to restore service to thousands of Southern Californians still without power since a massive windstorm.
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Sweaters are out in force, pumpkin patches have transformed into tree lots and our calendars are getting very thin, which means that the holiday season is upon us yet again.
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And from the desert of autocracy, a flower of democracy arises. Right before Thanksgiving, Jon Hatami, a deputy district attorney residing in the City of Santa Clarita, with roots in the community that date back to 1983, announced on Facebook that he would seek a seat on the City Council in the April 2012 election.
I am writing in response to the Nov. 25 article "Newcomer to seek seat," written by Jim Holt.
In an article this week in The Signal, Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, cites the Republican ban on earmarks for his failure to introduce a bill into the House of Representatives which would engage Cemex in a land swap to prevent mining in Soledad Canyon. In the same breath he praises, then chastises the earmark ban.
In response to "McKeon aims for state Assembly seat," Nov. 29:
Michele Bachmann opts to close our embassy in Iran. Hey, we haven't had an embassy in Iran for many years.
My name is Jonathan Ramirez, and I am currently a senior at Valencia High School. This letter is in response to the editorial released Nov. 27 titled "Our View: Why we need vigilance in D.C."
Once again, a big thank you to the Lions Club and all those that provided the "best of the best" Thanksgiving dinner for us at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center. This, I know, has been going on for 30 years.
The Nov. 21 column "Thank goodness Gingrich will never be president," written by Ann McFeatters, has got to be the most biased and blatant tunnel view of Newt Gingrich ever.
Few things bother me more than hypocrisy. I was raised in a very strict home in which all of the usual societal vices were forbidden. As the old saying goes, we were not allowed "to smoke or chew or go out with girls who do." Added to the list were prohibitions on alcohol, movies, playing cards, shopping on Sunday and a few other things that were branded as both unrighteous and downright dangerous to the soul.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.
You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.
Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California's classic-car heritage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says he's aware of the controversy over drones and he'll talk to privacy and civil rights groups before deciding whether to use a pair of radio-controlled aerial surveillance craft transferred from the Seattle Police Department.
On Friday, June 6th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, June 7th, 2014.
PHOENIX (AP) - In a new revelation in the growing Veterans Affairs' scandal, the organization's acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic VA appointment list have died.
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Gone are the screaming shells, seasick soldiers and bloodied waters of 1944. On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of World War II and modern history.
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy wounded during a confrontation with a cyclist was a victim of friendly fire.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Nancy Reagan has visited the California grave of her husband, President Ronald Reagan, on the 10th anniversary of his death.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.