I really appreciated Tammy Marashlian's Nov. 4 article "Thinking outside the gift box" about school fundraising, and can completely relate to schools' ongoing need for support from parents, businesses and the community as a whole.
Relying on oil extracted from tar sands is not a good idea. By subsidizing tar sand production, the federal governments of Canada and the United States are suppressing development of any green-energy industry.
Hart High senior Tim White says if you tell him to be somewhere at 5 p.m., he'll be there at 5 p.m.
Small-business loans ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 are being offered to new and existing businesses in Los Angeles County by the Valley Economic Development Center.
The Valley Industry and Commerce Association will elect and install its 2012 board of directors and executive committee at the organization's 62nd annual meeting on Dec. 15.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
The Democratic Club of Santa Clarita Valley will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the banquet room of El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant, 19132 Soledad Canyon Road.
The Canyon High School band has scheduled a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. As a part of the growing tradition at Canyon High School, alumni of the Canyon band and Canyon High School employees join students during the winter concert performance. The concert is free and will be held at the Canyon High School gym, 19300 W. Nadal St. in Canyon Country. For details, visit www.canyonhighcowboys.org.
Local school districts are bracing for additional budget cuts as the state's nonpartisan fiscal analyst says California faces a $13 billion budget shortfall over the next 18 months.
California Highway Patrol officers and local firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Highway 14 near the Soledad Canyon Road exit when a red-colored Ford F150 pulling a trailer spun-out while traveling southbound at 3:15 p.m.
Local residents can now apply to be part of the Newhall School District's Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California officials are recalling and putting under quarantine raw organic milk from a company after E. coli sent three California children to the hospital.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Trustees of the huge California State University system on Wednesday were to consider another tuition hike, this time a 9 percent increase that would raise student costs $498 to $5,970 a year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with an investigation into a shooting near the White House, the U.S. Secret Service said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's nonpartisan fiscal analyst on Wednesday said the state is projected to face a $13 billion budget shortfall over the next 18 months, suggesting that Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers will have to make another round of spending cuts.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego City Council approved raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, overriding a mayoral veto and setting the stage for a possible challenge at the voting booth.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed, and Alaskan authorities have arrested her alleged lover on suspicion of homicide.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets.
CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian government has announced a 24-hour extension in cease-fire talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group.
When the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" was over, my wife turned to me and asked me what I thought. I told it was one of the best movies on business and leadership I had ever seen.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.
IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. health agency is urging Ebola-affected countries to start screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.
GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of 200 people from a campground and recreational areas.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away. Some are young parents carrying infants. Others, college students. Retirees. Professionals taking a break from their jobs.
Beginning Sept. 2, the Los Angeles County public library system is restoring service hours at branches where they were cut in 2009-2010, officials announced.
As divorce rates remain high and marriage rates low, some suggest rethinking the institution and proposing trial runs, which would allow spouses to end their marriage without a divorce after two years if they aren't satisfied.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone's second start with Minnesota fell apart in a hurry.