Around the SCV: Nov. 7, 2011
It was a dark and stormy night. The angry sea tossed our ship like so many leaves of salad. With croutons too. The good ship Oh-Twelve was making good time and staying ahead of the competition. We could see the other ships to the rear - the USS Perryboy and the Romneycare - but both were fading fast.
In her Oct. 27 opinion piece, "County OK puts nature in danger," Lynne Plambeck lays out beautifully (and disturbingly) the total disregard our local elected officials seem to have for we "mere citizens" of the SCV.
Senior lunch menu
On Oct. 12, Agua Dulce Elementary School students assembled on the blacktop to join first lady Michelle Obama's effort to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. The challenge was to have at least 20,000 people worldwide to do jumping jacks for one minute. Agua Dulce students were excited and proud that their little school could be part of a global effort. School leaders were pleased that the attempt was a fun and unifying way for students to exercise and practice healthy habits.
By Bob Dickson
What does it mean to be a citizen of Santa Clarita? Finding an answer turns us to another question, a more fundamental one than the first: What does it mean to be a citizen?
Jonathan Kraut's Nov. 1 column clearly illustrates why liberals will never be able to exercise any fiscal restraint.
In Richard Myers' letter published Oct., 31 commenting on Steve Lunetta's "Right About Now" column, Myers addresses the injustice of corporate compensation.
I am so frustrated with the politicians of both parties, Democrat and Republican, and the media in general.
The talented singers of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale will serve up two decades of music this year at the Cabaret & Cabernet fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Recent incidents of student fraud against College of the Canyons and the state have administrators scrambling to find ways to stop students from taking advantage of past lax oversight and poor money management on behalf of the state, leading to roughly $1 million in unpaid fees.
I have a contradiction in my wallet - my permanent resident card, also known as the "green card," which, by the way, is not really green.
What a tragedy this is. It's incomprehensible that Alex would lose his life over a Nintendo game system.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics backed up another strong start from Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone, who helped the Athletics snap a season-long four-game losing streak with a 10-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles city leaders are investigating accusations that some city street crews have been taking extended breaks while on the job instead of repairing potholes and sidewalks.
COLLBRAN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities haven't found any sign of three men missing after a massive mudslide struck a remote part of western Colorado.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest's largest crude oil train terminal - the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile long.
LONG BEACH (AP) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say a deputy has been shot and a suspect is dead following a confrontation in Long Beach.
"Belle" presents a familiar message in a unique context.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian senator startled his colleagues by producing a fake pipe bomb during a committee hearing on Monday.
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son's therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage.
WASHINGTON (AP) - China may be trying to steal trade secrets from U.S. businesses, as federal prosecutors allege. Yet for many U.S. companies, China's vast market remains an irresistible source of business.
The city of Santa Clarita will cap off its Bike Safety Month with the Kids Biking and Walking Festival on Saturday.
In Charlie Vignola's column ("Sensible about gun control," May 20) Vignola is basically making the intellectually flaccid argument that guns cause their own misuse.
Why do we not get fine films out here in SCV?
The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA today from 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pulled out the paper this bright Monday morning and started reading. Of course, I have my bagel with strawberry cream cheese, oat bran cereal and tall glass of orange juice at the ready. I know how to start my holiday day.
This past weekend, two Santa Clarita natives earned The Master's College men's and women's track team's All-American honors at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama while The Master's College men's basketball team gained depth in the form of a transfer player from Michigan State University.