Owning and operating your own business has never been easy. Start-up capital, office space, equipment, employees, payroll, fierce competition and endless paperwork mean never resting as an owner of a small business. And yet, 99.2 percent of the businesses in California fall into the category of "small" and employ more than half of our state's workforce.
Debt. Massive, historic, unprecedented generational debt will be the sole "accomplishment" of President Barack Hussein Obama - all so he can repay his union minions, environmental extremist supporters, media sycophants and liberal dupes that look to his taxpayer-financed largesse.
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Signal Senior Staff Writer Brandon Lowrey has been promoted to city editor, and Senior Staff Writer Josh Premako has been promoted to the newly created position of opinion/business editor.
During the lean times of the Great Recession we get used to certain images: The sad sign of the foreclosure notice on the vacant house. A closure notice on a factory that once made cars. The dejected and somewhat caged looks of recently laid off workers in an unemployment line. These images make us sad.
Regarding ("Opt-out disbelief," Sept. 20) Linda Storli-Koontz's not being able to "imagine parents opting their high school students out of hearing" President Barack Obama's speech to students: It wouldn't have happened if Obama's Department of Education hadn't sent a "lesson plan" directly to schools asking students to write an essay on "how can I help President Obama."
President Barack Obama promised our veterans: "If Congress sends me a defense bill loaded with ... waste, I will veto it."
In a letter by Lois Eisenberg ("Maybe we need a 'Messiah,'" Oct. 19) she suggests "thinking outside the box" and extols the virtues of the "hippie/yippie culture," whatever that is. At the end she asks the question "what is so wrong with being taken care of for the rest of your life"?
Joel S. Miller, D.M.D. of Valencia Aesthetic Dentistry was honored witht he prestigious 2009 Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award by the Academy of General Dentistry on July 11.
Eleven million dollars. By Los Angeles County's own admission, that's how much "extra" tax money the residents and businesses of West Ranch, Castaic and Tesoro del Valle are sending to downtown Los Angeles that isn't coming back to them in the form of services. That's not how much money they're taxed. It's how much more they're taxed every year than they are getting back. Again by the county's own admission, the county spent just $22 ...
Dates to Watch Today The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station hosts the Annual Haunted Jailhouse, decorated by the SCV Boys and Girls Club, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, Sheriff's Station, 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Safe, fun and adventurous outing for the whole family, costume judging, department displays, and game booths. Info: (661) 255-1121, ext. 5159 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday 'Beauty Mark' film and panel discussion on body image and disordered ...
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - U.S. Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) has joined the bipartisan coalition of federal, state and local officials urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to develop an inclusive, regional and longer-term strategy to maximize federal funding for new projects, announced MTA Director, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
A man is in custody after he allegedly led deputies on a short chase in a stolen car in Canyon Country earlier this week, officials said.
The Democratic Club of Santa Clarita Valley and the Democratic Alliance for Action will host a joint candidates forum for the William S. Hart Union High School District school board race at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Vincenzo's Pizza in Newhall.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, 625 zombies terrorized Main Street in Newhall, all in the support of the local Newhall Food Pantry.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police searched Friday for a Range Rover with dark tinted windows and custom rims that set off a fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip when someone in the luxury SUV opened fire on a Maserati driven by an aspiring rapper.
Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot for 02/11/2013 through 02/17/2013.
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PHOENIX (AP) - A woman charged in the stabbing and shooting death of her Arizona lover traded barbs with a prosecutor under a withering cross-examination as she struggled to explain why she can recall precise details of her life from years earlier, yet can't remember crucial aspects of the murder case against her.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A car bomb exploded Thursday near Syria's ruling party headquarters in Damascus, killing at least 53 people and scattering mangled bodies among the blazing wreckage in one of the bloodiest days in the capital since the uprising began almost two years ago.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A Haitian judge on Thursday summoned Jean-Claude Duvalier to appear in court after the former dictator defied an order to attend a hearing to determine whether he should again face charges for human rights abuses committed during the nearly 15 years of his brutal regime.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - You think the Academy Awards are boring? Try the nominations. They only last a few minutes, but it's generally a sleepy academy suit and a sleepy starlet droning a list of names at 5:30 in the morning.
THOMSON, Ga. (AP) - A small private jet carrying a surgeon and members of his clinic staff aborted its landing at a Georgia airport before it hit a 60-foot utility pole and crashed in a flaming wreck, killing five people onboard and injuring two, federal authorities said Thursday.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - In an agonizingly slow announcement, a magistrate allowed Oscar Pistorius to go free on bail Friday, nine days after the Paralympian was arrested in the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Bullets were flying from a black Range Rover at a gray Maserati as the vehicles raced toward a red light on the Las Vegas Strip.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four young adults have been stabbed after a feud spilled out of a downtown Los Angeles nightspot.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More testing must be done to determine the cause of death of a 21-year-old Canadian tourist whose body was found wedged in a water tank atop a downtown Los Angeles hotel, authorities said Thursday.
Leftists of late have become very defensive about being called socialist in their ideology, as typified by Kevin Buck's column (Feb. 19, "Straw men live in glass houses").
Just a few short days ago the lanterns fell, bringing an end to Chinese New Year season for 2013.