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Sometimes it seems like Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon is not quite sure who he really represents. Because if McKeon remembered that he represents the people of his community, then he would have voted for health insurance reform in the House of Representatives when it came up for a final vote.
Regarding Gary Horton's column ("'We' Dems overcome 'me' Reps," March 24) celebrating the Democrats' passage of the "health care" law: Yes, 34 million more "uninsured" are added to the rolls and it'll be interesting to watch that burn down America's financial house.
Regarding Meet the Press on NBC, on Feb. 21, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's remark "God's in charge":
Insults and threats followed 15-year-old Phoebe Prince almost from her first day at South Hadley High School in Northamption, Mass,, targeting the Irish immigrant in the halls, library and in vicious cell phone text messages.
Health Week at North Park Elementary came to a close with a strawberry relay race on March 19. The physical event capped off a five-day focus on improving students' physical and mental health, Principal Pete Bland said.
Living life the way we want to means making choices that are good for you and your family. That's what independence is all about.
The city of Santa Clarita is now accepting reservations for birthday parties at the City's Skate Park. Held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays from April through mid-October, the parties allow residents to rent out the popular Skate Park for a private, two-hour birthday bash.
The Santa Clarita Bruins, a regional support group of the UCLA Alumni Association, is offering $500 scholarships to UCLA-bound high school seniors from the Santa Clarita Valley.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. -- Ferial Masry is running for an open seat this time as the candidate for the 37th Assembly District, which covers a small area of the Los Angeles and a large area of Ventura County.
The Yes I Can students at William S. Hart Union High School District schools are throwing a fundraiser tonight for the annual Summer Meltdown concert May 8 at Golden Valley High School's outdoor amphitheater.
Congressman McCarthy and Congressman McKeon will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Poppy Pavilion to listen to local residents' concerns and answer questions regarding current issues in Congress.
NEW YORK (AP) - A person close to the situation says former UCLA coach Steve Lavin will interview with St. John's.
Three motorists accused of driving under the influence this weekend were nabbed by deputies at a checkpoint on Lyons Avenue and Avenida Dorena in Newhall.
With there being eight lobbyists for every congressional member, it's a given that our most prominent elected officials are owned by Wall Street's too-big-to-fail banks and the giant insurance corporations.
On Jan. 16, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards, scheduled for March 2. Many of today's Hollywood stars - like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Sandra Bullock - were highlighted on the list of nominees.
A federal appeals court decision Tuesday could lead to major changes in the Internet that you know, love and use all the time. On the other hand, the decision may be a speed bump until the government writes new rules covering Internet traffic.
Since 1970, at least one college student has died each year because of an initiation rite gone wrong, USA Today reported on Jan. 12. That figure doesn't address the number of students who suffer physical and psychological injuries.
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.
ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.
When the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake struck on the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, it was a very different world in terms of communications and news reporting.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.