This week in photos in the Santa Clarita Valley.
This week's Helping Hand recipient: The Foundation for Children's Dental Health
Chili lovers and classic car owners found a little slice of elk heaven Saturday when the Elk Lodge on Sierra Highway became the pit stop for all that's hot and spicy, and cool to drive.
Gentle Barn open house
It seems like it was just Jan. 1, but half of the year is nearly over. This is the time of year when businesses assess progress to date.
Hooray to TimBen Boydston and Julie Mason for their cogent critiques of the city's proposed historic-preservation ordinance.
In response to "New DNC chief's message is decidedly old," May 31:
In the late 1990s, when Democrats in the SCV truly constituted a rump party, two active Democratic clubs existed that constantly argued over ideology in a way analogous to the high school chess club and mathletes throwing down on the quad to determine the toughest group while the jocks all laugh uproariously.
Jan. 9, 2011
Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series of profiles on "the most powerful women in the SCV." The series will alternate with the companion series of profiles on "the most interesting man in the world - SCV edition."
In our society, the words "knowledge" and "wisdom" are often treated as synonyms. But it wasn't always so.
In Letters to the Editor, I read about problems in government, finance, industry and elsewhere; how corporations are bad and government is lax, or corporations are good and government is blocking them from solving our financial and employment problems.
Monopoly: that great childhood game in which we get to become Donald Trumps for an evening and crush the financial dickens out of our friends and family. Maybe it was too much Fox News or debates about conservative worldview economics with associates when it occurred to me there was something very sinister about the game.
For the life of me, I can't fathom how Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, and his fellow Democrats can find "justified and fair" the giving of state-funded financial aid to illegal immigrants for college education.
In response to "GOP's flubs lead to Dems gaining votes," June 4:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles-area transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people are estimated to ride the county's trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations.
REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.
NEW YORK (AP) - Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) - Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.
Reports say the Santa Clarita Valley can expect a chance of rain into this morning.
The ostriches' names are whimsical and in some cases creatively spelled – Anthony and Cleopatra, Elvis and Prissilla, along with Drussilla, Sarah and Cora.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
ANAHEIM (AP) - After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.