I missed the big rains and the big snow during the holidays.
Our distinguished local citizen Jeff Scott raised a sardonic challenge to our new governor on Wednesday's opinion page, sneering that given the cold weather and falling snow here in Santa Clarita, perhaps "Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature will be back ... to solve the global warming issue. Perhaps they can bring Al Gore in as a special consultant."
Two items in Wednesday's paper caught my eye. One was the column from Bill Maxwell lauding the effectiveness of former President Jimmy Carter since he left office and the turnover of aides in President Barack Obama's staff.
On Nov. 12, Emily Hetu, of Valencia, was inducted into the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program. She is the daughter of Beth Greenberg and Michael Hetu.
The theft of two rings, with a combined value of approximately $16,000, led to a foot chase but no arrests Saturday in Valencia, according to law enforcement officials.
In a few days, Castaic skateboarders will have a new $15,000 skate park to ride in, officials said Friday.
A few photos from around the Santa Clarita Valley in the first week of the new year.
Motorists who are daily struggling through the mess created by widening Interstate 5 south of the Newhall Pass might not stand up and cheer - even if they could stand up in their gridlocked cars - at the news that another I-5 widening project is on the horizon.
For the last couple of weeks, various publications, including The Signal, treated us all to top "lists" of 2010, including the top news stories in the Santa Clarita Valley. For Myers Musings, I prefer to look forward, so I bring to readers on this second Sunday, but first in the fullness of 2011, my predictions for the top local stories of 2011!
How 2011 will play out in a business is up to the owner. Many owners choose to be the victim of the economy and other circumstances; others opt to buckle down and move forward. Some choose the status quo.
Recently, I walked my daughter down a grassy aisle and gave her into the capable hands of a wonderful man.
Jordan Deo Sharma, 7 lbs., 13 oz., and 20 1/2 inches long, son of Denny and Sandra Sharma, of Saugus. He was born at 10:02 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia. Grandparents are Raul and Ortie Rodarte, of Diamond Bar, and Roshni Sharma, of Rohnert Park.
Ashton William Scott, son of Mark and Nicole Scott, of Valencia, was born at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia. He weighed 6 lbs, 12 oz and was 19 1/2 inches in length. He is the brother of Camryn Scott, 17 months. His grandparents are John and Nancy Stantzos, of Canoga Park, and Victoria Scott, of Chatsworth.
YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- "The Day Elvis Met Nixon," a first-hand account of Elvis Presley's historic meeting with President Nixon, was published by the Richard Nixon Foundation and is now available online at store.nixonfoundation.org.
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.