A great deal of my material for this weekly column comes from my own personal experiences or from observation.
There are few things a boat full of Democrats, Republicans and independents can agree upon besides "Want another beer?" But when night comes and you're out in the dark in the deep blue sea, that's when conversation turns more serious.
In response to "An unholy alliance at city hall" (July 27): Thank you, Bruce McFarland. Your good citizenship is helping us all by giving a view of what you see. Thank you for taking the time to attend these meetings and keeping the rest of us informed of your observations. It will be in interesting to see the other side.
Has anybody read the hatred and other dubious ideas depicted in JournoList? It's pretty outrageous. The slavish behavior these journalists have shown is amazing.
I strongly oppose the proposal for the city to take over the three county libraries in Santa Clarita. What's the point? There is no way a new city library can provide the vast array of books, magazines, professional journals, CDs, DVDs, microfilm, etc. now available to Santa Clarita residents through the Los Angeles County library system, let alone do so at a cost savings.
You don't have to be a constitutional lawyer to realize there's a problem in America when the federal government defines to the last detail what a health-insurance policy must look like - and then forces every citizen to buy one.
In July 4's issue, Ron Smith wrote a letter castigating Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, for his support of efforts to require a balanced budget ("Dear Congressman").
Los Angeles County officials set aside $12.5 million Tuesday to build a new fire station on Golden Valley Road east of Highway 14 to accommodate a growing population on the east side of the Santa Clarita Valley.
SACRAMENTO - As the summer heat continues, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has a warning for the motoring public: Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.
Los Angeles County - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the construction of the new Fire Station 150 at 19190 Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita Tuesday, to provide vital fire protection, emergency medical and life safety services, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- A motion by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe ordering an independent audit of the recently implemented safety enhancements by the Department of Children and Family Services and all county departments involving abused and neglected children and their families was approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors.
Austin, Texas - Lance Armstrong's attorneys say the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is offering cyclists a "sweetheart deal" if they testify or provide evidence that the seven-time Tour de France winner cheated by doping.
The Tri-Valley Chapter of the California Assocation for Nurse Practitioners will hold their monthly dinner in Woodland Hills on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Nurse practitioners, students and health professionals are welcome to the event.
A dog was found Saturday, July 31 about 9:30 p.m. running around Old Ranch Road in Stevenson Ranch near the Macaroni Grill restaurant.
The inaugural SCV Improv Festival will be staged Sept. 20 through Sept. 26 at The SCV Space in Saugus.
BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
LONDON (AP) - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
There is no denying that Barack Obama has had a long and difficult row to hoe. On the night of his inauguration in 2009, 13 Republican House and Senate leaders, plus Newt Gingrich and spinmeister Frank Luntz, met secretly in Washington to coordinate tactics to destroy his presidency.
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.