High Social Security payroll taxes have contributed to yearly Social Security trust fund surpluses until the proclaimed surplus is now in excess of $2.42 trillion. However, Congress has elected to sacrifice Social Security on the altar of corruption by spending the entire surplus, requiring the U.S. Treasury to cover the embezzlement by issuing non-negotiable IOU bonds to the Trust Fund.
Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder made a strategic stop at the University of Maine, where he told the audience that the Defense of Marriage Act - which is under attack in the very state he visited - "is discriminatory and should be repealed." America's highest-ranking law enforcer made a stopover in Maine to campaign for same-sex "marriage" on the eve of a vote to outlaw it.
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After two overtime periods and 19 shots, The Master's College women's soccer team had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Biola on Saturday at Pete Reese Field in Santa Clarita.
The Master's (12-4-2, 5-4-1) had already secured a playoff spot in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, but a win would have given the Mustangs a home game on Tuesday.
The Master's College men's soccer team made history Saturday at Pete Reese Field.
The Mustangs beat Biola 2-1 and claimed the Golden State Athletic Conference championship - a first-ever for the program.
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SACRAMENTO - The Humane Society of the United States has named California Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) its Humane Legislator of the Year for his common sense approach to protecting animals and local shelters.
Local women who are just starting to think about such things as bank accounts and online banking will get some welcome tips from a free LifeForward workshop sponsored by Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the community room at Valencia Library.
Daylight savings time ends in the United States on Sunday, Nov. 1 when clocks are set back one hour at 2 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1 a.m. local standard time.
On Tuesday Nov. 3, the first seminar in a new monthly series will explore how to reach audiences and customers through Internet marketing. Topics covered include Web site reviews, search engine optimization, paid search and Q & A.
SACRAMENTO - The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is benefiting from federal funds to help save lives by nipping drinking and driving in the bud. More than $1 million in grant funds is used to fund California's Designated Driver Program through August 2010.
"There's no excuse for operating a motor vehicle after you've been drinking," CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said. "Not only is it against the law, you're putting your life and the lives of fellow motorists at risk every time you do."
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All People Access Community Services will host their performance of the play "Grease" at 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 at LARC Ranch, located at 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus.
Four local high school bands will compete in one of the nation's most prominent marching band championships today at College of the Canyons' Cougar Stadium.
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.
By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.
Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.
Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.
The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.
I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.