Campaigning for our 2012 presidential election is under way, and already we are all enduring another long barrage of the same old tired political rhetoric from the left wing.
The last paragraph of Monday's article regarding the City Council's agenda ("Council to vote on library tech," April 25) said that the council was going to appoint itself to the board of library trustees.
How about doing an article that gives everyone the information they need to call Caltrans and complain about how long the expansion work is taking at the junction of the I-5 freeway and Highway 14?
Sunday, May 1
There is a growing tendency in our society to engage eagerly in conversations with others, so long as we get to be the subject of the discourse.
The opening few minutes of the movie "Saving Private Ryan" are said to be the most realistic battle scenes ever created for film.
This week's Helping Hand recipient:
Joseph R. Yanover
Diane Bartley, a past president and future president-elect of the American Association of University Women, was named the winner of the Carmen Sarro Community Service Award from Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.
In the past couple of weeks, incumbent City Councilman Bob Kellar announced formally - and through media and social networks - that he would seek a fourth term on the council in the election scheduled for April 2012.
Gov. Jerry Brown was in Santa Clarita recently to champion his five-year tax-extension plan and rant about the dire consequence to education and public safety if we don't follow his lead.
I have been a resident of the Santa Clarita Valley since 1982. I remember a time here when sheep grazed on the grassy hills off Valencia Boulevard and farm stands stood where fast food restaurants and discount department stores are now.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.
TORRANCE (AP) - A surfer who was hurt when a Los Angeles-area police officer rammed and shot up his truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner will receive $1.8 million to dismiss his federal lawsuit, police said Thursday.
SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.
LONG BEACH (AP) - Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.
Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.
The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their parents.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:
MIAMI (AP) - Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.
I have four kids ages 14, 12, 9 and 6. We're normally a pretty happy family that get along well together and do lots of fun things together. Like this summer we went to the Grand Canyon and had a great time - most of the time. But there are times when, even when we're having a lot of fun, the fun gets spoiled by the kids' fighting. It's nothing awful (i.e. there's no blood and nobody goes days without talking afterwards) but it's still really annoying and puts a dark cloud over whatever it ...
Over the last two decades, cell phones have gone from an expensive (and bulky!) luxury to an absolute necessity - the latter definition, of course, coming from your kids. But the way society is moving, it's becoming more and more difficult to deny that fact. Parents want their kids to have a way to call home in case of an emergency. Kids want to be able to be in contact with their friends.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.