TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Former sprinter Marion Jones signed with the WNBA's Tulsa Shock on Wednesday, hoping to launch a new career after losing five Olympic medals for using steroids and doing jail time for lying to federal prosecutors.
Jones was a star at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney but admitted two years ago that she had taken a designer steroid known as the "clear" and was stripped of her medals, including three golds. She also spent about six months in a Texas federal prison for lying about doping and her role in a check-fraud scam.
I would be interested to know how this peaceful valley came to the attention of that vigilante group, the Minutemen. Were they invited here by City Councilman Bob Kellar, or did he just fall in behind their militant agenda to scapegoat and place blame on hard-working victims of a bad situation?
I am supporting TimBen Boydston and David Gauny for the City Council in the upcoming election.
It's easy to tell those in sales "be grateful you have a job," but that won't win either hearts or minds. It will only make people angry. No one in sales wants to be unsuccessful.
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With massive yearly deficits the new norm, we have passed the crossroads and are heading down the path to ruin. What the Democrat Party - a wholly owned subsidiary of the public employee unions - has done for the city of Los Angeles and the state of California, it is now doing for the country as a whole.
I had to respond to Gary Horton's column today ("It's what you don't see that matters most," March 3), in which he says that the fact that the major news media aren't reporting any "bad news" about Obama's presidency means that we're all enjoying the "benefits" of "hope and change."
I think back to a personal story told to me by a friend who works in the financial industry. Intrinsic to this story is that my financier friend is black and grew up in South Los Angeles. That makes his life experience much different than the majority of the Santa Clarita Valley.
I write in response to a letter from Phil Hart, ("The real Democratic fun," March 1).
You've probably heard the saying, "You are what you eat." If this is true, you should eat healthy, right? In reality, most people struggle with their taste buds and their conscience on doing what's right.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital announced Tuesday that it has been certified as an advanced primary stroke center, which hospital officials said is a vital focus given the valley's growing senior population.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Last Wednesday, I was given the opportunity to see the documentary called, "Hurricane Season: Walking on Dead Fish."
PACOIMA, Calif. -- Conan O'Brien might have well said, "Children's Hunger Fund, your life is about to change." Even with near perfect efficiency ratings with Forbes, Ministry Watch, and Charity Navigator, Children's Hunger Fund (CHF) has remained under the radar for nearly 20 years, until now.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA today unveiled an interactive computer simulation that allows virtual explorers of all ages to dock the space shuttle at the International Space Station, experience a virtual trip to Mars or a lunar impact, and explore images of star formations taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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.