The least-known and most-ignored part of your midterm election ballot is the section on judges. If you stop and ponder the importance of these elected judgeships, you might agree with me when I say this part of your ballot is absolutely vital.
God bless Principal Richter for the prayer before the breakfast for the teachers, and shame on those who criticized him and promoted the idea of firing him - those are the people who should be fired.
Regarding Roger Gitlin's "Wear your knee boots at City Hall," (Sept. 19): Actually, I think hip boots would be more appropriate in dealing with the obstinacy of our present City Council (excepting good ol' Bob Kellar).
The Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale is the new minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita.
Healthy Sexuality Conference
The College of the Canyons scholarly presentation "Mysteries of the Open Ocean" will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, on the main stage of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons.
The County Public Works Department's popular "Suggested Pedestrian Route to School" website is about to get a major facelift.
Maria Shriver and the Alzheimer's Association -- the leader in Alzheimer's care, support and research -- today released The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's.
The County of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission's 24th annual Productivity and Quality Awards Program, "Winning with Teamwork," will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Local high school seniors in good academic standing are invited to apply to become a student member of the State Board of Education. Those interested in applying must be available at least two consecutive school days every other month to attend regular State Board of Education meetings, which are usually in Sacramento. Students must also make time to study agenda materials and attend selected advisory-group meetings, student meetings, workshops and conferences.
The identity a woman found burned in Castaic earlier this week was still unknown on Thursday after an autopsy was performed on her body, coroner's officials said. The woman's body was discovered Monday while firefighters were putting out a brush fire off Templin Highway a few yards east of Interstate 5. Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau are investigating the case.
"Dracula" will stalk the Valencia High School Theater Oct. 21 through 23 at 7 p.m. and also at 2 p.m. on Oct 23. The play, adapted by Eric Clarke, is "a bloody new adaptation of the timeless tale" by Bram Stoker.
The Santa Clarita Artists' Association (SCAA) will host its 21st annual Art Classic on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hart Hall at Hart Park in Newhall. A free public viewing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A man was killed on Thursday in Canyon Country after he was crushed by a tree that fell on top of him, authorities said.
By Escape Staff
NEW YORK (AP) - Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.
Moms have more influence on their young kids than they may realize. Mothers who exercise are more likely to have kids with high activity levels, too, according to a study from the UK.
We all have a dreamer in us. Oftentimes, it is easier to envision things as oppose to putting our best foot forward to bring that vision to light. Many of our dreams require money or we believe we do not have what it takes. So, we continue to dream. But is it fair?
Everywhere you look kids and adults are glued to their iPhones, iPads, or some other electronic device. We were visiting a relative recently and there on the couch were four teenage cousins, boys and girls, all on digital devices, laughing and sharing youtube videos.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams' nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento officials are canceling the city's annual Gold Rush Days festivities because of the ongoing drought.
SACRAMENTO – Beginning today, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."
A 56-year-old man accused of stabbing his son in a Saugus home five months ago has been sentenced to two years in state prison, a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said today.