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.
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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.