Regarding the essays written by 5th graders in the "Zone for Kids" section of the Dec. 1 edition, the subject of which was: "What holiday tradition do you celebrate?"
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Cartoonist Mark Cell put it very well. Here is the common-sense overview of why thoughtful people do not want the government in our health care.
Families who are part of the Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network (SCAAN) hosted a Sport-a-Thon and Family Fun Day at the Castaic Sports Complex in November. The event featured performances from the Saugus High School choir and activities and games for children.
Legacy Christian Academy families participated in this year's Operation Christmas Child with more than 300 boxes for distribution to children in impoverished and war-torn countries.
Vasquez Canyon Road will be closed Tuesday for several hours for construction, officials said.
Performing arts programs in the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District schedule a number of events and programs throughout the year that are open to the public at little or no cost. Reservations may be required for some of the more popular events or those in smaller venues. Call the sponsoring school for further information.
The William S. Hart Union High School District is known for the quality of its music programs, and this year is no exception. All six district high schools have qualified for the Marching Band Championships hosted by the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association, the first time all six schools have made it through the rigorous qualification process.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration took a major step Monday toward imposing the first federal limits on climate-changing pollution from cars, power plants and factories, declaring there was compelling scientific evidence that global warming from man-made greenhouse gases endangers Americans' health.
The announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency was clearly timed to build momentum toward an agreement at the international conference on climate change that opened Monday in Copenhagen, Denmark. It signaled the administration was prepared to push ahead for significant controls in the U.S. if Congress doesn't act first on its own.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Dozens of survivors of Pearl Harbor on Monday solemnly remembered those who died in the Japanese aerial assault 68 years ago as a top Navy commander said their bravery laid the foundation for the subsequent U.S. victory in World War II.
About 2,000 servicemen and women and members of the general public joined the survivors. The crowd looked out on the spot where the USS Arizona sank in the first minutes of the attack, killing 1,177 people. Almost 1,000 people are still entombed on the battleship.
The county of Los Angeles Department of Public Works (Public Works) has scheduled a full closure for Vasquez Canyon Road for Tuesday, Dec. 8, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.,
To celebrate the holidays, State Senator Tony Strickland, R-Simi Valley, will host a Christmas/Hanukkah party and open house at his district office on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hor d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.
The city of Santa Clarita, Goodwill Industries and the Employment Development Department will host a free job fair on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
California State Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita/38th District, will officiate the swearing in of returning board members for 2010 at the next Valley Industrial Association luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
LONDON (AP) - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
There is no denying that Barack Obama has had a long and difficult row to hoe. On the night of his inauguration in 2009, 13 Republican House and Senate leaders, plus Newt Gingrich and spinmeister Frank Luntz, met secretly in Washington to coordinate tactics to destroy his presidency.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.