We moved to Stevenson Ranch 12 years ago, and since then, I have had the following personal experiences with my tax dollars at work.
Campaigning for our 2012 presidential election is under way, and already we are all enduring another long barrage of the same old tired political rhetoric from the left wing.
The last paragraph of Monday's article regarding the City Council's agenda ("Council to vote on library tech," April 25) said that the council was going to appoint itself to the board of library trustees.
How about doing an article that gives everyone the information they need to call Caltrans and complain about how long the expansion work is taking at the junction of the I-5 freeway and Highway 14?
Sunday, May 1
There is a growing tendency in our society to engage eagerly in conversations with others, so long as we get to be the subject of the discourse.
The opening few minutes of the movie "Saving Private Ryan" are said to be the most realistic battle scenes ever created for film.
This week's Helping Hand recipient:
Joseph R. Yanover
Diane Bartley, a past president and future president-elect of the American Association of University Women, was named the winner of the Carmen Sarro Community Service Award from Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.
In the past couple of weeks, incumbent City Councilman Bob Kellar announced formally - and through media and social networks - that he would seek a fourth term on the council in the election scheduled for April 2012.
Gov. Jerry Brown was in Santa Clarita recently to champion his five-year tax-extension plan and rant about the dire consequence to education and public safety if we don't follow his lead.
I have been a resident of the Santa Clarita Valley since 1982. I remember a time here when sheep grazed on the grassy hills off Valencia Boulevard and farm stands stood where fast food restaurants and discount department stores are now.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.
One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.
It is vacation season, and many of us are facing that age-old problem: We find it hard to relax!
There are three things we know for certain - death, taxes and that residents want an independent movie theater to open in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Want to keep your kids occupied for hours? Tell them to photograph Santa Claus riding a dinosaur.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro hit his first major league homer off Justin Verlander, and Matt Shoemaker combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Saturday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
It's no secret the Pac-12 conference will be highlighted by quarterback play this season.
Football fans across the Santa Clarita Valley should have a little bit of familiarity with five names spread around the Pac-12 conference this season.
A 45-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer died at a hospital Saturday - two days after suffering what authorities said was a brain aneurysm while driving off-duty in her hometown of Valencia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.