Air Force Reserve Airman Jake W. Smith graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
In response to "CalArts ranked No. 1 art school in nation," Aug. 31:
I wish a law was passed that would not allow anyone who works in the government, the county, the state or the city, including the federal government, a pay raise until the seniors get pay raises in their Social Security checks.
In the Aug. 21 column "Tea party to blame for credit downgrade," Mr. Charlie Vignola laid the U.S. credit downgrade by S&P at the tea party's doorstep.
Regarding "Locals need to speak up about Newhall Ranch," Aug. 25:
"Big Brother" forced the lending institutions to give loans for housing to people who didn't qualify for them. They not only went bankrupt on the home loans, but they also could not get automobile loans.
Army Pvt. Ernest S. Iwahashi has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Knowing how salt travels in water is easy, since it dissolves quickly and evenly.
Bill and Virginia Rattazzi of Santa Clarita are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Erin Rattazzi to Scott Cameron of Santa Rosa.
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The Church of Hope started in Canyon Coutnry as a home Bible study 20 years ago.
Many teens and young adults from a variety of Santa Clarita Valley churches brought a message of hope and vision through original rap, hip hop and lyricism for an uncommon worship service last weekend.
Small appliances are sort of like wives, I guess. When you first get them, and they are all shiny and new, you are thrilled just to look at them, can't wait to play with them and you keep them out for everyone else to admire.
Every parent worries about the well-being of his or her children, especially when it comes to teenagers.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason.
We've talked a lot over the past few years about Hart graduate and professional softball player Jessica Shults.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage.
ATLANTA (AP) - On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.
When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.
"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.
ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.
MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.