The health care reform signed into law in 2010 is structured to have many changes in 2011. But with the new changes in Congress, and recent lawsuits pending from 20 states, we can expect delays to the federal health care structure before it affects our individual and group health coverage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials agreed Monday to nearly double the length of the first segment of California's planned high-speed rail line to allay concerns that the initial route will not reach major population centers in the Central Valley.
'La Leche' meeting
District Students Help SCV Senior Center on Thanksgiving
Sam Bashor & Miky Tayoba, along with the Hart High School Music & Songwriting Club, hosted an acoustic show at Hart High School on Dec. 17 to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Senior lunch menu
Free dentist checkup
One in 12 among Santa Clarita's work force were jobless in November, state data shows.
The California Department of Education named Bowman High School as a Model Continuation High School for its efforts to help struggling students stay in school, state officials announced Friday.
One of my yearly duties during the holidays is helping my uncle put up his Christmas lights. It usually takes us 10 minutes to get the lights out, one hour to get the ball of lights untangled, another hour to hunt down the defective bulbs, and two hours to put them on the house.
When syndicated columnist John Crisp attempts to pick a fight over Christmas and its status among Americans, he isn't wrong, he just isn't right. And that is often the case when arguments are seated on foundations that are historically faulty.
Some believe there is an effort to do away with the religious side of Christmas. "Bah!"
I have been watching with growing interest the public discussion between letter writers Howard Barr and Brian Baker.
Frank Ferry, Santa Clarita City Council member and principal of Bishop Alemany High School, currently resides at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills battling a septic condition brought on by an outpatient procedure after Thanksgiving.
The final print issue of US News & World Report magazine cover story was "50 Ways to Improve Your Life in 2011." The subjects included stories with suggestions on personal health, money, career, mind and the world.
On Father's Day, I gave 40 small children at church paper ties. I asked them to write or draw words of wisdom from their fathers. They looked confused so I explained. I said, "Write or draw what your father tells you. What advice does he give you?" They wrote and colored vigorously for a few minutes until I asked someone to share.
SEATTLE (AP) - One of the six climbers presumed dead after a fall on Mount Rainier was a vice president of Intel Corp. in Southeast Asia.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.
Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?
A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.