The following is a collection of essays from the 5th grade class at Live Oak Elementary School, sharing their thoughts on their favorite subject in school.
As a father of two children in grammar school, I must comment on the uproar on the cancellation of eighth-grade "graduation."
I have to respond to Gary Horton's column ("If not in intent, it's racist in deed," March 10), in which he says that those who take umbrage at City Councilman Bob Kellar's "proud racist" comment are justified in their huffy umbrage.
Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on the side of a dirt road in Gorman, a sheriff's official said.
LOS ANGELES -- Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on Friday, April 9, through Sunday, April 11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - If only every day could be opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Garrett Jones homered in his first two at-bats, pinch-hitter Ryan Church doubled home three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates started the new season the way they wound down 2009 by roughing up the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-5 on Monday.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) - While acknowledging he made some "incredibly poor decisions" in his personal life, Tiger Woods still thinks he can win the Masters - even coming back from a five-month layoff.
MEXICALI, Mexico (AP) - Aftershocks rattled the southwest Mexico-U.S. border Monday morning in the aftermath of a major earthquake that killed two people, blacked out cities and forced the evacuation of hospitals and nursing homes.
Sunday's 7.2-magnitude quake, centered just south of the U.S. border near Mexicali and felt by many in the Santa Clarita Valley, was one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in decades, shaking at least 20 million people.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Discovery and seven astronauts headed for a rendezvous with the International Space Station after a pre-dawn liftoff Monday on one of the last missions for NASA's shuttle program.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Duke is going for its fourth national title. Butler has never been here before. Duke could field an entire NBA team with its lottery picks. Butler is still waiting for its first. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski writes books about coaching. Butler's Brad Stevens reads them.
Yes, the teams playing for the national title Monday night would seem to be polar opposites.
Trying to become a part of Santa Clarita has taken years for residents from the Hasley Hills neighborhood in Castaic.
Stephanie Correnti is on a mission.
Regarding "Shouting match erupts before City Council meeting" (The Signal, Feb. 9):
As the mother of an eighth grader in the William S. Hart Union High School District, and as a veteran elementary schoolteacher in the Santa Clarita Valley, I was appalled by the board members' decision to cancel all of the eighth-grade promotion ceremonies.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Movie premieres are just like they look on TV: Throngs of fans competing with photographers and reporters for stars' attention. Cameras flash as beefy bodyguards escort couture-clad celebrities into the maelstrom.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office deputies checking on Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students were aware of, but didn't view, disturbing videos that prompted calls about his well-being, the agency disclosed Thursday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage and tie it to inflation.
You're familiar with the noise America has heard for a long time. It will continue, but it's easily unmasked.
The official arrival of summer is just weeks away. If you listen closely, you will soon be able to hear kids all over town chanting that classic phrase: "school's out for summer!"
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.
HAWTHORNE (AP) - A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.
Come away, come away, come away with me!
The Sheriff's Youth Foundation (SYF) in its partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department launched today an essay contest to honor the great life and teachings of Dr. Maya Angelou.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, released a statement regarding the passage of Assembly Bill 2372 (Ammiano) which closes a loophole in Proposition 13:
DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines is being fined $200,000 for advertising a fare sale too good to be true.