If you study the United States' budget since the end of WWII, it is clear that it has gradually become dominated by the military. Defense Department expenditures will exceed three quarters of a trillion dollars this year alone.
Sweet and slightly spicy, the taste of ginger has a way of stirring up fond memories of the holiday season. Imagine the warm aroma of gingerbread, slip back into childhood and remember fun-filled family gatherings in the kitchen. Embrace this classic flavor by baking up a trio of treats this year. With one basic gingerbread dough recipe, three festive cookie variations are just a mixing bowl away. Whether the classic gingerbread man or a fun new interpretation inspired by the introduction of a chocolate "drop," these flavor-packed treats merit a place in tomorrow's memories of this holiday ...
What is an organization? It is, in a very broad sense, nothing more than a collection of people who are, we hope, working toward common objectives. Any organization is no better than the people who work in and for it.
House Democrats, after secretly consulting with the White House, have finally presented their leadership's version of a health-care reform bill. Although it is nearly 2,000 pages long and sets up 111 new federal bureaucracies, boards, commissions and programs, Speaker nancy Pelosi reportedly wanted a vote before the Veteran's Day recess.
As I drove down Valencia Boulevard on Veteran's Day, I was appalled to see that neither in front of our Sheriff's Station and library nor opposite it in front of City Hall were there any flags raised.
Last month I had a policy/procedurial question for all the school districts in Santa Clarita. I e-mailed all the elected school board members in Newhall, Saugus, Hart and Sulphur Springs, the superintendents in Newhall and Saugus and called the superintendent in Hart. (I forgot to contact the superintendent of Sulphur Springs).
Dear President Barack Obama,
The SCV Interfaith Council sponsors its 20th Annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24443 W. McBean Parkway in Valencia (between Rockwell Canyon and Singing Hills).
The 661Arts group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita.
WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin's new book reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven't become any truer over time.
As people scramble to find new sources of income, a small company in the big state of Texas might be able to offer a new revenue stream for individuals and small businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "Sacramento needs to solve its fiscal crisis by cutting its bloated bureaucracy and uncontrolled spending -- not abandoning young people in the fragile state of transitioning from foster youth to adult," Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said in the wake of the State of California's decision to eliminate stipends and other vital support for emancipated foster youth.
The city of Santa Clarita recently launched VoteSantaClarita.com, a new Web site designed to keep community members informed about the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council elections slated for April 13, 2010.
LOS ANGELES - TreePeople announces the return of its popular Holiday Tree Dedication program. Through TreePeople's "Gift of Life" Tree Dedication program, holiday shoppers can order a gift that will last for generations and benefit the environment.
A sex offender arrested last week for allegedly failing to check in with authorities for three years and violating his parole is due in Santa Clarita court today.
Dear Santa Clarita friends and neighbors,
My wife Pamela and I moved to Santa Clarita in 1965. We raised two children and have five gorgeous grandchildren. Four generations of our family live in Santa Clarita.
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.