Some say it's the best-kept secret in the Santa Clarita Valley.
I'm not a fan of the Santa Clarita City Council, and I've often been a vocal critic of its actions and attitude toward the people it serves. However, I do believe that it's a good idea to have the city take over the operation of local libraries.
Unless you're on a long-term media fast, or just disinterested in the ongoing public conversations, you've no doubt realized just how tough it is to be in the public eye in our day.
On March 19, the Santa Clarita Valley received a reminder of the cost of freedom.
In April 2006, the Hart Indians boys tennis team defeated the Valencia Vikings tennis team 11-7 when our oldest son, then a junior, played for the team.
Winter weather smiled on workers from Valencia's A. Allbright Painting as they completed their annual Paint It Forward charity paint giveaway project at the Saugus home of Keri Ross on March 12 on a warm morning.
Lucas Skylar Oden, son of Rodney Gene Oden and Raquel Brittney Jackmond, of Manistee, Mich., was born on Jan. 31, 2011.
As part of my job as features editor, I am in charge of running "In The Service" announcements on our community page in the Sunday Lifestyle section.
March 11, 2011, may not seem like an important day to most. However, family and friends of Ron and Pat Rollins know otherwise.
Jason Larson has the long hair and rock-star moves, falling to his knees at the end of a scorching rendition of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
Tax Freedom Day will arrive on April 12 this year, according to The Tax Foundation. Americans will work well over three months of the year before they have earned enough money to pay this year's tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels.
I can remember puttering around in my garage and hearing the rush and muffled roar of the flames kicking on inside my old-school water heater. This was when hot water was being used inside the house - and sometimes, it was just the device keeping that big tank-full of water heated to the right temperature as the cold air in the open garage sucked the warmth out of it. It always gave me an uneasy feeling, knowing I was paying to heat up the great outdoors.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A half dozen key lawmakers were struggling Wednesday to quickly craft a compromise bill to help veterans facing long appointment waits at VA hospitals and make it easier to fire administrators who covered up the delays.
THE THEATER - May gave us some great flicks in the form of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and "Maleficent," but June seems to be offering even more.
Following an "extensive investigation," a 27-year-old Canyon Country man was jailed Wednesday on $1.1 million bail after his arrest in connection with a Valentine's Day collision that killed another motorist.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The family of a pregnant American woman who went missing in Afghanistan in late 2012 with her Canadian husband received two videos last year in which the couple asked the U.S. government to help free them and their child from Taliban captors, The Associated Press has learned.
First, we must acknowledge that fighting or arguing exists in most marriages. The couples who don't have any arguments are likely in denial. Or one partner is simply far too submissive and that is not a happy situation for her or him. Let's be clear, there is nothing wrong with a healthy disagreement. However, there are some types of disagreeing that end up in verbal battles that can do serious damage if not dealt with correctly.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge new paperwork headache for the government could also be jeopardizing coverage for some of the millions of people who just got health insurance under President Barack Obama'slaw.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez's primary weapon in World War II.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - During the month of April, Los Angeles County D.I.S.A.R.M. officers conducted 1,011 searches and confiscated 28 weapons including 13 handguns, 1 assault rifle, 5 shotguns, and over $36 million in illegal drugs and drug money, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
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A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.
Getting your child ready for college may seem a little bit overwhelming, at first. By taking one step at a time, the process can be more manageable and less stressful for both of you. Here are 11 tips to help you be successful.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't call it a comeback.
We all go through times when we feel worn down. As parents, spouses and family members, we're often left feeling like we have too many obligations and not enough of ourselves to go around. When you find yourself needing a pick-me-up, meditation is a great place to turn. However, many people shy away from the idea of meditation thinking that it only involves bendable yogis chanting "om" over and over. You can make meditation work in your life, after learning about what style of meditation will work for you.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari says he will focus on issues that affect middle-class Californians in his longshot campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in November.
A Santa Clarita Valley community meeting to discuss the proposed California high-speed rail system is scheduled for Thursday evening in Newhall.