St. Francis Dam tour
Late in his tenure, I had the opportunity to sit down with inaugural Santa Clarita City Manager George Caravalho in his office at City Hall to get his views on the city and his legacy.
The words that follow are from a prayer that is always used at ordinations in the Episcopal Church:
Let's set the record straight right away: The services that have been provided for decades to the youth of Val Verde by the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club are not going away.
And then what? That's a question that isn't coming up in the recent dialog about public employee and labor union benefits.
Now that football has ended, we baseball fans are enjoying spring training and preparing for the undiluted joys of another Major League Baseball season.
Ms. Mary Berg's concerns about perchlorate ("The fallout from our toxic 'donut hole,'" March 6) are no doubt shared by other Santa Clarita Valley residents; I am sure that she is not the only one who wonders about toxic chemicals in our environment and their potential effect on our health.
The city of Santa Clarita relies upon strong community partnerships to help shape a prosperous environment for sustainable and successful local business growth. As many know, this effort has proved to be particularly challenging during the Great Recession, posing many difficulties for our local businesses community and the city alike.
Today, many consumers are experiencing some sort of financial challenge that may be causing stress in their everyday lives.
Recently, the city's redevelopment agency paid two business owners approximately $250,000 each to "mitigate" moving expenses on property the city wants to develop.
Those who advocate big government never admit failure.
Regarding Mr. Tony Miano's March 6 letter, "St. Stephen's wrong to ordain openly gay priest":
There's a phrase Kevin Sarkissian often tells his high school runners as they prepare for marathons and races.
Child psychologists, counselors and school staff helped Newhall Elementary School students this week cope with the death of a sixth-grader, officials said Friday.
The California Department of Transportation will close a handful of lanes on Interstate 5 and Highway 14 from Sunday through Friday as part of $161-million project to add carpool lanes and relieve congestion, officials said Friday.
THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu's stint on the disabled list was nothing more than a speed bump.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.
The men's and women's soccer teams of The Master's College prepare for a busy week of home matches, while Mustang women's volleyball takes a breather after competing at the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic in Irvine. Meanwhile, TMC men's and women's cross country teams gear up to start their season next weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational.
As the summer days of waking up just before noon yield to pre-sunrise first period classes, so comes chronic sleep deprivation among American teens.
Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.
Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.
HAPPY CAMP (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.