Santa Clarita should not go after stimulus money. With all due respect to my friend Ken Pulskamp, I must forcefully disagree with the decision that the city has made to pursue money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
In your Signal Daybreak column on Feb. 28, you mentioned the fact that apparently Bush said about a year ago that we were not "recession bound" and that Obama said we were "on the brink of a recession."
The pork-laden federal budgets include such things as taxpayers spending millions of dollars on such things as quelling pig manure and odor in Iowa.
On Wednesday, March 4, on my trip to the doctor from Valencia to Burbank, I observed 67 cars that had either no headlights on or the driver was talking on a hand-held cell phone.
Embryonic stem-cell research has not cured anything and has no current human trials, simply because the method so far has only produced tumors in animals. Yet, President Barack Obama has, by executive order, fulfilled his campaign promise to lift the ban on federally funded embryonic stem-cell research.
I hope you politicians that approved the tax hike never receive another vote from an honest member of the Society of California Voters.
I read in Tuesday's paper (March 10) that "everything is right on track" (on the Cemex legislation front), according to Lindsey Mask, spokeswoman for Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon.
First place If I were a scientist, I would invent one thing and one thing only. I would invent a fast cloning device that could clone anything, and it would have the same everything as the first one. Say it was a person - once you cloned it, it would have the same personality, the same brain, and everything else. I would invent it so I could be at more than one place at a ...
I am currently an eighth-grade student at Rio Norte Junior High School. Last September, I heard on the morning announcements during homeroom that the Resourceful River Hawks Community Service Club was having their first meeting of the year at lunch time. I decided since I was not in the club last year that maybe I could be in it this year.
"I love to read," said Luis Sebastion, a third-grader at Canyon Springs Elementary School.
How does one create a menu of balanced meals on a budget? What are some simple steps to incorporate exercise into your life? Managing stress with some simple, effective techniques. Getting out of the "overwhelmed" move by calming mind and body?
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison control centers across the country. In California, the California Poison Control System (CPCS) is dedicated to providing residents with the most up-to-date information and 24-hour assistance relating to poisoning.
Famous women in history from Cleopatra to Sally Ride will tell their stories "in person" when the American Association of University Women (AAUW) brings its "Women in History" program to Saugus High School.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Consumer advocates said that federal law enforcement agencies should create a special investigative unit dedicated to unearthing any fraud or misconduct attributable to AIG employees paid bonuses since taxpayers bailed out the company.
What a time to be part of the federal work force! Thanks to President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Congress, government workers will play a central role in helping America through the most turbulent economic times since the Great Depression. Employees at the U.S. General Services Administration have seized on this amazing challenge and opportunity. GSA is the central management arm of the government, responsible since 1949 for providing goods, services and workspace ...
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday, prompting calls for an investigation from a key senator.
SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state judge rejected a lawsuit Friday aimed at undoing a deal to build a new professional basketball and hockey arena in Seattle - a key part of plans to bring the NBA back to town.
AngelDogs Foundation (www.angeldogsfoundation.org) will host, "Rock, Walk & Wag;" (www.rockwalkwag.org) a community event to raise public awareness and funds for spay/neuter. The event will take place at Central Park in Saugus, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.
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I love history. I plan to purchase the Blu-Ray of the recent film "Lincoln" and rewatch certain key scenes 100 times in a row, unapologetically.
In Santa Clarita, the arts influence our community's quality of life. Without even realizing it, the arts act as an economic driver - creating and supporting jobs, generating revenue and serving as a cornerstone of the tourism industry.
"Obama's proposed voting commission under partisan fire from both sides."
The Jewish holiday of Purim begins this Saturday at sundown. Many Jewish synagogues are celebrating the festive holiday this weekend, which commemorates the story of Esther and the deliverance of the Jews from Haman.
Looking for a wonderful canine companion? Adopt a dog from AngelDogs Foundation Deaf Dog Ranch in Acton. All of our dogs are fixed, up to date on shots, and trained using hand signals. Deaf dogs are highly intelligent and really bond with their owners. They make fantastic pets. Here are just a few of the dogs available at our ranch:
It's cold out there. In much of the country, now's the time when home serves as a cozy refuge from the ice and snow. We light our fireplaces and wish for springtime.