Oh, the power to define terms.
In Thursday's edition of The Signal ("McKeon rails against proposed health bill," March 18) my Congressman (Howard "Buck" McKeon) said "(My constituents) don't want government to take over health care, for the government to come between them and their doctors."
In Santa Clarita, we tend to focus on water supply. Will there be enough water for the next huge housing development approved by the city or county? Will all the existing residents be subjected to higher rates and draconian conservation requirements so developers can continue to build thousands of new units in outlying areas?
Two vehicles collided at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday on the side of the Highway 14 Freeway northbound about one-half mile north of Placerita Canyon Road, causing one to overturn on its side, authorities said.
You have prepared your trust, will, power of attorney, advance health care directive and all of the other documents necessary to make life easier for your loved ones upon your death or incapacity.
Unrest over sweeping federal health care legislation has turned to vandalism and threats, with bricks hurled through Democrats' windows, a propane line cut at the home of a congressman's brother and menacing phone messages left for lawmakers who supported the bill.
The FBI is investigating the instances, which include shattered windows at four Democratic offices in New York, Arizona and Kansas. At least 10 members of Congress have reported some sort of threat as of Wednesday, and no arrests have been made.
The SCV Senior Center will hold a pool tournament on Wednesday, April 14 at 9:30 a.m.
The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce that its newly redesigned Permit Center at City Hall will soon include a representative from the Los Angeles County Fire Department to handle Fuel Modifications.
Through Sunday, March 28, the Liberty Tax Service office in Saugus will prepare free tax returns for customers in the following occupations:
WASHINTON D.C., (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced that she has appointed three House Democrats to President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- To address an anticipated $500 million budgetary shortfall in the county's projected 2010-2011 budget, a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors, directs the county's Chief Executive Officer to review all viable options of ongoing and one-time savings, and report back to the Board during Budget hearings.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Canseco announced Tuesday on Twitter that he had been subpoenaed by a grand jury investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Canseco posted on the social networking site that the FBI was about to visit his house, then said he had received a subpoena to appear before the grand jury "about roger clemens,andrew pettite and others" on April 8.
This is why summer was invented: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the premier destination for summer fun, today announced a new attraction for 2010 -- Mr. Six's Splash Island.
The first issue of Proxart Magazine was released on the internet at noon today. The 38-page issue can be found online at http://proxart.wordpress.com/ as a downloadable PDF and includes content featuring local talent such as Frank Hansen, Sarah Johnston, Diana Hereld, Favian Romo and more.
As a longtime Santa Clarita resident and a real estate professional, I know the importance of community. Santa Clarita is home to several vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own identity.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds during three thunderous quarters by the Los Angeles Clippers, who routed the Lakers again 142-94 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best six games.
It took two overtime periods for the seventh-seeded The Master's College men's basketball team to take down second-seeded Arizona Christian 80-77 in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday.
Central Park in Saugus has been identified as one of the recipients of the "Heart Your Park" fundraising program, a partnership between Macy's and the National Recreation and Park Association to raise funds for parks across the country.
College of the Canyons officials warned students Thursday about two separate attacks on female students on or near the school's Valencia campus.
Recent remarks made by President Barack Obama highlight how important fathers are in this country. He said even he would be better off with his dad in his life.
If you are one of the growing number of people who do your banking using your cellphone, be aware that thieves are working hard to steal your money.
A national organization is working to rid people of the use of what they refer to as the "r-word."
Many health experts agree that whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet. Whole grains include the well-known wheat, corn, oats, rice, barley and rye. There are many whole grains with impressive health benefits that you may not have heard of, including quinoa, spelt, sorghum and kamut.
Jamie Dever was alone at the hospital with a nurse and midwife when she went into labor. The baby boy was big, almost nine pounds, he was face-down and she arrived too late for an epidural. The pain was terrific; the midwife held her hand and repeated "Be brave, be brave" with each wave of contractions. Dever was unattached to the child's father, and she labored without kin or partner. But she didn't feel lonely - she felt like it was an experience between her and her newborn child.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested nine people from Canyon Country on Thursday following an early morning probation and parole sweep that also netted a marijuana "grow house."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Word last week that a Northern California couple found $10 million in gold coins while walking their dog has set off a Gold Rush of theories over who left behind all that loot.
A dead bat that tested positive for rabies was found in Agua Dulce in February, county health officials announced this week.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley's tech boom can't even make ends meet anymore. Buditom rooms with his sister an hour's drive from work. Farfan gets his groceries at a food pantry.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere.