Regarding Lutness's column in The Signal ("Majority rules in a democracy," Oct. 13):
Sixteen-year-old Academy of the Canyons student Rachel Cyprus is no stranger to entertaining audiences.
When I first set foot on the campus, I was too nervous to notice the beauty of the school. My real purpose in coming to Pomona College was to interview - it is such a prestigious school, I thought, they must conduct interviews of an intensity matching that of the illustrious school.
If you study the United States' budget since the end of WWII, it is clear that it has gradually become dominated by the military. Defense Department expenditures will exceed three quarters of a trillion dollars this year alone.
Sweet and slightly spicy, the taste of ginger has a way of stirring up fond memories of the holiday season. Imagine the warm aroma of gingerbread, slip back into childhood and remember fun-filled family gatherings in the kitchen. Embrace this classic flavor by baking up a trio of treats this year. With one basic gingerbread dough recipe, three festive cookie variations are just a mixing bowl away. Whether the classic gingerbread man or a fun new interpretation inspired by the introduction of a chocolate "drop," these flavor-packed treats merit a place in tomorrow's memories of this holiday ...
What is an organization? It is, in a very broad sense, nothing more than a collection of people who are, we hope, working toward common objectives. Any organization is no better than the people who work in and for it.
House Democrats, after secretly consulting with the White House, have finally presented their leadership's version of a health-care reform bill. Although it is nearly 2,000 pages long and sets up 111 new federal bureaucracies, boards, commissions and programs, Speaker nancy Pelosi reportedly wanted a vote before the Veteran's Day recess.
As I drove down Valencia Boulevard on Veteran's Day, I was appalled to see that neither in front of our Sheriff's Station and library nor opposite it in front of City Hall were there any flags raised.
Last month I had a policy/procedurial question for all the school districts in Santa Clarita. I e-mailed all the elected school board members in Newhall, Saugus, Hart and Sulphur Springs, the superintendents in Newhall and Saugus and called the superintendent in Hart. (I forgot to contact the superintendent of Sulphur Springs).
Dear President Barack Obama,
The SCV Interfaith Council sponsors its 20th Annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24443 W. McBean Parkway in Valencia (between Rockwell Canyon and Singing Hills).
The 661Arts group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita.
WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin's new book reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven't become any truer over time.
By now, most of us have heard of the terrible tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara before Memorial Day. A very confused young man committed a series of violent acts that resulted in the deaths of six college students.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clutch hitting from Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez helped the Pittsburgh Pirates finally win a series in Dodger Stadium after a seven-year drought.
When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.
CHICAGO (AP) - Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will unveil a plan Monday to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners.
On Sunday, June 1, 2014, from about 6:00PM- 11:00PM, an emergency response exercise will be held at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia.
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - An environmental group says a mining company's plan to extract more than a billion dollars' worth of gold and silver from a mountain near the desert town of Mojave threatens a snail's existence and must be halted.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown heading into Tuesday's primary election with a huge lead while his top two Republican challengers have pulled into a dead heat.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out.
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather's films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he's adding to his family's sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.