Our small business bankers, like those at other banks, are hearing two main concerns from customers these days: They want to know what it takes to obtain loans, and they want help managing expenses and cash flow.
Taxpayers and tax preparers will find significant changes when they fill out 2008 tax returns: AMT exemptions rise; several expiring deductions and credits get a new lease on life; a new standard property tax deduction and a special first-time homebuyer credit are available to some homeowners; and retirement savings incentives expand.
On Nov. 16, after local Unitarian Universalist's services, many church members were "called" to duty. They set a goal of collecting 600 new or gently used coats for the 600 homes and businesses lost to a devastating fire in Sylmar the day before.
I am absolutely appalled by the behavior of the hackers against Sean Spallas' YouTube account.
Shares of Lennar Corp. tumbled as much as 28 percent Friday after a consumer group accused the homebuilder of fraudulent business practices, but the stock began to recover after the company strongly denied all allegations.
Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) introduced Assembly Bill 102 Thursday to create the Santa Susana State Park. The bill directs the Department of Parks and Recreation to form the Santa Susana State Park Advisory Committee to help establish the park.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies will conduct a DUI checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. tonight.
Though the Hart School District is expecting an enrollment decline over the next three years, seven portable classrooms will be placed at West Ranch High School to house a projected 213 more students this fall and a 308-student increase for the 2010-11 school year.
Last week, I went to lunch with fellow "Right Here, Right Now" columnist Steve Lunetta at the Corner Bakery in Valencia, which incidentally has some of the best chicken tortilla soup in the Valley. During our lunch, the conversation - not-so-surprisingly - turned toward politics and how Steve and I might have an impact on the restoration of the Republican Party to its Reagan-era glory.
Thanks, Gary Horton, for saying what needs to be said: Our health care system needs to be fixed, and even Obama's plan can't do the job, since it expands coverage while relying on insurance companies to provide the benefits.
OPEC announces it's going to cut oil production a million barrels a day in order to raise prices.
Educators Maureen Teague and Jane D'Anna wanted to introduce a new program, a school newspaper, that would engage the Canyon Springs Elementary School student body in many ways.
Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? Do you have a list of goals that are either new or continuations from last year? What do they include? Losing weight, exercising more, studying harder, getting that new job, saving money, working on a relationship?
Did you know that only about 45 percent of us actually write out New Year's resolutions? According to a survey, that's down from 88 percent. The reported reason was that only about 8 percent of us achieve our resolutions, so most people don't believe they work. The problem is most people don't follow through.
As most business owners are acutely aware, 2008 witnessed unprecedented freefall dips in the global economy.
Data and information are provided for informational purposes only. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of this data. The county of Los Angeles and the Sheriff's Department provide no warrant, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data. In no event shall the county of Los Angeles or its Sheriff's Department be liable for any errors in the content of this information, or for any damages, ...
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.