Sometimes great ideas can often take a circuitous and bumpy path to completion and in doing so can overlook their origin. So it has been the case with the I-5/Lyons Avenue/Pico Canyon interchange beautification project, which breaks ground today, as a partnership between Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita and the West Ranch Town Council.
For our new house, my family just got satellite-dish service. We've never had that before. One of the big bonuses we got with the dish was free NFL Sunday Ticket - or something like that. What this means is that I get to watch Tim Tebow every week.
"Don't believe everything you read" is an old saw that I should have followed when I read Greg Hunt's Nov. 6 editorial "Public pensions - the hidden problem."
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I have a proposal for the congressional Super Committee; the one that has to come up with an agreement on deficit reduction, or "draconian" cuts, to the Defense Department and the rest of the government taking place next year.
Two Newhall residents are dead and two more have major injuries after their car crashed in Castaic on Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Seats for the free Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Thanksgiving Feast, scheduled for 10 a.m., Nov. 24, at the center on 22900 Market Street in Newhall, are still avaialble.
This week in photos in the Santa Clarita Valley.
In what may be the first Dancing with the Priests event in the United States, three Catholic priests and their professional dance partners performed the waltz, a swing dance and a dance of their own choosing before more than 300 guests during a dinner gala fundraiser held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Child & Family Center has received a $20,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Foundation to provide in-school educational groups for children showing early signs of behavioral health problems. Participants will gain a greater understanding of mental health risk factors, coping strategies, what to do when under stress, how to handle bullying and anger management techniques.
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The recent community college board election once again reminds us to "read the fine print" whenever we receive something during an election campaign that wants us to do one thing or another and has the glossy photos to prove it.
Several months ago, you had an article about the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force's actions on SB 9 (removes juvenile LWOP).
When are the people in our government and corporations going to wake up and face reality?
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.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn't run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people sickened since March 2013.
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IRWINDALE (AP) - The heat may finally be going out of a confrontation between a chili-sauce maker and a Los Angeles suburb.
NEW YORK (AP) - Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Rumbling down the runway at New York's JFK airport, American Airlines pilot Bill Elder points the nose of the Boeing 787 skyward and takes off for Denver.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency.
A small brush fire caused by a blazing big rig burned about a quarter acre of the brush along Highway 14 Tuesday evening before firefighters knocked it down, a fire station captain said.
The Valley Industry Association has elected Anna Frutos-Sanchez as its Chair for the Board of Directors in 2015.