Reading the current headlines, surfing political sites on the Internet or listening to the television and talk radio pontificators' opinions on the present state of our nation and the republic for which it stands, one gets the impression that we are once again on the eve of destruction.
At the beginning of the New Year, it is a time when millions of us turn his or her best intentions into New Year's resolutions.
YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- Presidents' Day will be celebrated at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library on Monday, Feb. 15 with a compelling free special event featuring a distinctive panel of veteran White House Oval Office staff who created the model for managing of the President's time - a model that has been used by all Presidents since.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese has started 2010 with a bang - first with being presented the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Jan. 17 Golden Globe Awards by his long-time collaborating actors Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, and now with receiving five nominations for the 2010 Green Globe Film Awards.
LOS ANGELES -- LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) presents Renoir in the 20th Century, an exhibition focusing on the last three decades of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's career, until his death in 1919.
The Shen Yun Performing Arts troop is performing classical Chinese dance and music now in Los Angeles at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
The Saugus Union School District will host informational meetings for parents interested in enrolling their children at West Creek Academy in the fall.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Snow is still being trucked and flown in to Cypress Mountain in an effort to get the Olympic venues ready for the Vancouver Games, which open Friday.
The first event scheduled for Cypress Mountain is women's moguls qualifying on Saturday, with the finals to be raced later that day.
The city plans to host its free monthly job fair Tuesday.
West Ranch junior Brady Stuart may have just put himself on college football's national radar.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE (AP) - Residents evacuated from foothill communities deluged by weekend mudslides north of Los Angeles were allowed to return home Sunday as crews moved debris and started clearing catch basins in anticipation of more rain later in the week.
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The continuing evidence is irrefutable; highly forgetful, memory challenged individuals have conveniently found their stopwatches just as our Democratic president was elected a year ago.
I am fairly new to the Santa Clarita area and I live in Friendly Valley.
The Santa Clarita Water Division can now be tougher on delinquent ratepayers.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian troops on Tuesday launched an offensive against pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern city of Slovyansk and advanced through the city's outskirts, the nation's interior minister said.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistan air force fighter jet crashed into the country's largest city after a technical fault Tuesday, killing two pilots and a civilian on the ground, authorities said.
DETROIT (AP) - Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks - and five sunny weekends - likely pushed U.S. auto sales to a seven-year high in May.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe and at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.
The first gubernatorial primary under California's new top-two system has evolved into a typical campaign between Republicans hoping to come in second, pitting a state lawmaker who is a tea party favorite against a socially moderate investment banker making his first run for public office.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw shrugged off a two-run homer by Jose Abreu in the rookie's return from the disabled list, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Chicago White Sox 5-2 Monday night for his first home win of the season.
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Those cute family decals that show family members and pets may be attracting the wrong kind of attention, according to first responders, who warn that the pictures, taken with other stickers on the car, may provide criminals with too much information.
Carrying leather-bound copies of scripture to church is so 20th century, a recent study indicates, and experts predict a continuing shift from print to palmtop device, such as a smartphone or tablet.
On Father's Day, I gave 40 small children at church paper ties. I asked them to write or draw words of wisdom from their fathers. They looked confused so I explained. I said, "Write or draw what your father tells you. What advice does he give you?" They wrote and colored vigorously for a few minutes until I asked someone to share.
SEATTLE (AP) - One of the six climbers presumed dead after a fall on Mount Rainier was a vice president of Intel Corp. in Southeast Asia.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.
Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?