January is bare root time, whether it be roses, as we covered on these pages last week, or fruit trees or berries or grapes. And, if you're an experienced bare rooter, you've probably noticed that, lately, you find your "bare root" trees and such already planted in pots when you buy them. While you still can find bare root fruit trees in poly bags, the trend seems to be away from this.
Friendly Valley service Who: The Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist) What: Pastor Fix will lead in a meditation, "When We're Sinking," based on Psalm 90:1-6, 12; and Luke 12:15-21. Celebration of the Reaffirmation of Our Baptism and Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Fellowship and coffee will follow the service. All are welcome. When: 10 a.m. Sunday Where: 19246 Avenue of the Oaks, Newhall Contact: (661) 251-1311 Joy women's study Who: Grace ...
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Single Mothers Outreach Director Jay Thomas, Park President of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, will be dancing for Single Mothers Outreach in the next "Dancing with Our Stars" contest on April 24.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will launch an informative monthly luncheon series in 2010 as part of its continued commitment to add new programming for the benefit of its members.
The U.S. Postal Service salutes the Lunar New Year with a commemorative 12-stamp souvenir sheet issued today.
The William S. Hart Union High School District is accepting applications from citizens interested in filling vacancies on its Measure V Citizens Oversight Committee.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Pushed to the far edge of desperation, earthquake-ravaged Haitians dumped decaying bodies into mass graves and begged for water and food Friday amid fear that time is running out to avoid chaos and to rescue anyone still alive in the wreckage. The U.S. military brought some relief, taking control of the airport, helping coordinate flights bringing in aid and evacuating foreigners and the injured. Medical teams, meanwhile, set up makeshift hospitals, ...
As you are probably well aware, the situation in Haiti is dire. Following Tuesday's earthquake, the worst to hit Haiti in more than 200 years, untold thousands are dead, and even more are injured and an entire city struggles without adequate food, water or shelter.
Washington, D.C. - House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today released the following statement regarding the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti Jan. 12:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty Friday to carrying a pistol without a license in the District of Columbia, a felony conviction that could jeopardize his future in the NBA. Arenas pleaded guilty to a single count of violating the city's strict gun laws as part of a plea bargain in D.C. Superior Court. He will remain free at least until his sentencing March 26.
Concerto Salon and Spa, located on Cinema Drive in Valencia, has set a fundraiser for Sunday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SAN DIEGO - San Diego-based Project Concern International (PCI) has initiated an immediate response following Tuesday's devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, which, according to preliminary news reports, has possibly claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands and affected an estimated 3 million people.
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in Newhall is holding a relief fundraiser for Haiti right now until 11 tonight.
Local high school seniors who are considering careers in the field of education are invited to apply for scholarships offered by the SCV Education Foundation. Application packets are available in local schools and application instructions are available online at scveducationfoundation.org.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Opposition protesters in Ukraine have rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks, saying they will not sit down with him until he fires his government and releases all arrested demonstrators.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart in its place.
Charlie Vignola opens his column Dec. 3 by writing: "Simply put, what I believe shouldn't affect you, and what you believe shouldn't affect me - period" ("Slippery slope for U.S.").
Build it once. Build it right.
Regarding Gary Curtis's Dec. 6 letter to the editor, "Consequences of abortion": Words almost fail me, Mr. Curtis.
I have a couple of uncles I would rather forget, but I will admit they exist and I have met them.
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