With the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq just passed, please remind your readers that the debate about the U.S.-Iraq policy should not just be whether U.S. troops should stay or leave.
Immediately after the launch of George W. Bush's Iraq War II, war boosting bumper stickers appeared on cars like so many Lakers Flags during NBA playoff season.
Captains organizing teams for the American Cancer Society's "SCV Relay For Life" and those interested in forming a walking team for the 24-hour event this spring are invited to a team captain meeting 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at North Park Elementary School, 23335 Sunset Hills Dr., Valencia.
Businesses interested in supporting the American Cancer Society's 2009 SCV Relay For Life with an ad in the official program have until Friday, April 24, to order their ad and send in ad copy.
SCV Blue Star Mothers Chapter #91 hosts a "Casino Night" fundraiser at the Newhall American Legion Hall on Saturday. April 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To honor the sacrifice and patriotism of the Japanese-American soldiers who served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Antonovich to send a five-signature letter to the United States Postmaster General in support of a Japanese-American World War II commemorative stamp. "Despite President Franklin Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066, relegating their families, friends and colleagues to ...
Gathered around a television set at the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, a group of College of the Canyons students watched as President Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. "We stood together and sang 'The Star-Spangled Banner,'" remembers Diane Raines, a nursing student who was on the trip. "I have never felt more proud to be an American."
Officials at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC) have announced the three scholarship winners of the college's Literature to Life essay contest focusing on Khalid Hosseini's best-selling novel "The Kite Runner."
The Help Group, the nation's largest and most comprehensive nonprofit of its kind serving children with autism and other special needs, recently launched its annual California public awareness and education campaign in recognition of National Autism Awareness Month.
April 12 through April 18, 2009 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Public service and safety entities from all over the united states are participating in this recognition week in an effort to outwardly show appreciation for all the men and women who serve as public safety dispatchers.
To improve accessibility and safety at Castaic Lake, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced that the Board of Supervisors approved a request for the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for a $100,000 grant for the installation of a 18'x95' boat launch and 30'x40' storage shed adjacent to the Boating Instruction Safety Center at Castaic Lake.
Actor Barry Cutler, dressed as the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, spoke to a group of students at La Mesa Junior High School Monday afternoon for the school's annual Abraham Lincoln assembly. Cutler spoke about the presidents' biography, and at the end opened it up for the kids to ask questions regarding the president.
The committee planning the 2009 American Cancer Society SCV "Relay for Life" meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Residence Inn in Stevenson Ranch.
A dinner to honor outstanding Regional Occupational Program (ROP) students is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Rio Norte Junior High School, 28771 Rio Norte Drive, Valencia 91355.
I have been fortunate to participate in drum line at Rio Norte Junior High School since it began last year.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department and the five Gulf coast states affected by a massive oil spill nearly three years ago have indicated they would like to settle their environmental and economic claims with BP PLC ahead of a trial scheduled to start next week.
THOMSON, Ga. (AP) - Federal and local authorities were investigating Thursday after a small jet crashed off the end of a runway at a Georgia airport, killing five people and injuring two.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Canadian tourist Elisa Lam had been missing for about two weeks when officials at the historic Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles found her body in a water cistern on the hotel roof.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Much of the nation's heartland awoke Thursday to heavy snow, treacherous roads and a day off from work or school as a large, potentially dangerous winter storm pushed eastward out of the Rockies.
TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) - The first of three people killed in a gunman's rampage was identified Wednesday as a 20-year-old woman but police did not know why she was in the home of the shooter, who lived with his parents and was described by authorities as a video game-playing loner.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Bolivian President Evo Morales said Wednesday that he was unable to meet with his friend and ally Hugo Chavez when he came to the military hospital in Caracas where the Venezuelan president is undergoing unspecified cancer treatment.
West Ranch High School Wildcat Band, Orchestra, and Colorguard will host a Goodwill "Stuff the Truck" fundraiser on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita is accepting applications for vendors to participate in the Earth Arbor Day Festival in April.
It's the ultimate stomach turner: how Carnival's 893-foot-long cruise ship Triumph, along with its 4,200 passengers, was stranded due to a fuel engine leak for five days with no food, little water and few working bathrooms.
CNN news anchor Deb Feyerick recently asked "The Science Guy" Bill Nye if global warming caused the latest asteroid.
California Superstores Valencia KIA donated $2,500 to to benefit Rescues on the Runway - an animal rescue organization that saves dogs and cats from Los Angeles kill shelters and finds loving homes for them.
Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley and Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley recently hosted a Soroptimist International and Zonta Dinner. The event is an annual gathering that has been held every January for many years. It allows the two clubs to socialize and work together on projects.
The start of the 21st century has brought with it an avalanche of international problems such as war, economic recession, nuclear proliferation, and rising global competitors. Although all these issues merit individual attention and consideration, I think the unrelenting rise of China presents the largest and most significant global challenge to the United States.
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