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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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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't call it a comeback.
We all go through times when we feel worn down. As parents, spouses and family members, we're often left feeling like we have too many obligations and not enough of ourselves to go around. When you find yourself needing a pick-me-up, meditation is a great place to turn. However, many people shy away from the idea of meditation thinking that it only involves bendable yogis chanting "om" over and over. You can make meditation work in your life, after learning about what style of meditation will work for you.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari says he will focus on issues that affect middle-class Californians in his longshot campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in November.
A Santa Clarita Valley community meeting to discuss the proposed California high-speed rail system is scheduled for Thursday evening in Newhall.
Statement from 25th Congressional District Democratic candidate Lee Rogers:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs, and experts say a new series of videos can help change often quick-trigger decisions fueled by fear.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger -the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable- makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.
The Santa Clarita Public Library is trying to keep kids reading over the summer with the "Paws to Read" summer reading program.
In February, I wrote an open letter to a soldier I encountered en route from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. I shared my regret at crossing paths several times and not thanking him for his service. Though I don't know whether he ever stumbled on the column, I promised I wouldn't make the same mistake again. When opportunity knocked, I'd be ready.
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LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels have seized another border guard base in eastern Ukraine, the third such military facility taken over the last day.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will run for an unprecedented fourth term in November against moderate first-time candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who pitched himself as the best hope for the struggling California Republican Party.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Santa Monica, California, Mayor Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, faces a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.