In response to "New DNC chief's message is decidedly old," May 31:
In the late 1990s, when Democrats in the SCV truly constituted a rump party, two active Democratic clubs existed that constantly argued over ideology in a way analogous to the high school chess club and mathletes throwing down on the quad to determine the toughest group while the jocks all laugh uproariously.
Jan. 9, 2011
Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series of profiles on "the most powerful women in the SCV." The series will alternate with the companion series of profiles on "the most interesting man in the world - SCV edition."
In our society, the words "knowledge" and "wisdom" are often treated as synonyms. But it wasn't always so.
In Letters to the Editor, I read about problems in government, finance, industry and elsewhere; how corporations are bad and government is lax, or corporations are good and government is blocking them from solving our financial and employment problems.
Monopoly: that great childhood game in which we get to become Donald Trumps for an evening and crush the financial dickens out of our friends and family. Maybe it was too much Fox News or debates about conservative worldview economics with associates when it occurred to me there was something very sinister about the game.
For the life of me, I can't fathom how Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, and his fellow Democrats can find "justified and fair" the giving of state-funded financial aid to illegal immigrants for college education.
In response to "GOP's flubs lead to Dems gaining votes," June 4:
Remember the moment you and your business partners finally decided on a name for your venture? The team spent hours at the local coffee shop engaged in animated discussions.
"Leaders call on the Capitol"
Noted by her congregation for inspiring passion and an energetic, welcoming style, the Rev. Canon Lynn Jay is grateful for the opportunity she's had to lead St. Stephen's Episcopal Church for nearly three decades.
The First Presbyterian Church of Newhall will host an eclectic concert Sunday to benefit the people of Japan.
BOSTON (AP) - A spilled drink in a Boston nightclub led former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to kill two people in a drive-by shooting two years ago, prosecutors said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who want something unique, though, the sky's the limit, literally.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.
THE LIVING ROOM DEFENSE: Can something Sterling said in the privacy of his girlfriend's living room, without knowing he is being recorded and with no expectation that the comments will become public, be considered a "willful" violation of the league's bylaws. A big part of Sterling's defense is based on the idea that "a jealous rant to a lover never intended to be published cannot offend the NBA rules."
There's a new digital currency in town, but this one doesn't seem interested in playing nice.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A court commissioner has dismissed a guardianship proceeding over Paul Walker's daughter after hearing about a plan that calls for the teenager to live with her mother and a nanny.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Eddie Espinoza will be cheering a little louder than anyone else for California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Wednesday named 12 regions of the country that will receive special attention under a new federal program designed to help make them more attractive to manufacturing companies looking for a place to set up operations, provide a boost to the U.S. manufacturing industry and create jobs.
Emergency preparedness is a universal necessity for families facing any kind of difficulty. Women who are alone during an emergency can help themselves in several ways.
SANTA CLARITA - On May 31, 2014, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will open a new 2,000 square foot Mega Passport Office at the Castaic Branch Post Office, located at the Santa Clarita Processing and Distribution Center, 28201 Franklin Parkway in Santa Clarita. This new unit will have additional staffing and expanded hours to make it easy and convenient to apply for a U.S. passport.
Common wisdom typically paints the home to be a more calming place than the office. That may not be the case.
Americans are confused about what insurers take into account when setting their auto insurance premiums, according to a new study.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A dog seen on security camera footage attacking a Central California boy until it is chased off by a cat has been euthanized.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will be offering more than his usual moral support.