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SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has warned Californians that they face more economic pain in the year ahead, and on Friday he delivered on that promise by proposing an austere budget that takes the state back to its spending level of six years ago.
WASHINGTON - His agenda altered by the Christmas bombing attempt, President Barack Obama pivoted back to the domestic economy on Friday, promoting new U.S. spending to create tens of thousands of clean-technology jobs.
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It's easy during tough times such as these to derail emotionally, to get depressed, to lose focus due to overwhelming despair, to miss the things in life that really count. The other day, while driving south on Interstate 5 into Orange County, I drove past Disneyland and forgot to point out to my family using my usual Disneyland Monorail announcer voice the site of the majestic Matterhorn Mountain. After we went by, my wife asked ...
Editor's note: So, OK, people are freezing their buds off in other parts of the country - but right here in Southern California we are having the type of weather that all those people will be moving out here next year to enjoy. With this balmy weather, you may want to get out in the yard and prep things for the spring. Now is also the perfect time to pick out and plant your bare ...
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The city of Santa Clarita, Goodwill Industries and the Employment Development Department will host a free Job Fair at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Stand-up comedian and former Santa Clarita Valley resident Neshia Farhangi performs a show Friday, Jan. 8 at Elderberries, 7564 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069, starting at 7:30 p.m.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) today responded to the release of Governor Schwarzenegger's budget proposal for the 2010-11 fiscal year, saying it is just the starting point for the difficult work that must done in the coming months to balance the budget.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich issued the following statement after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year:
As a part of its 2010 Healthy Park Initiatives, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation at William S. Hart Park introduces the "The FUNdamentals of Drawing."
The Santa Clarita City Council hosted the grand opening of a new sand volleyball court at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex this afternoon. The court is the first-ever all-sand volleyball court in the city.
The award-winning William S. Hart High School Show Choir will present its second annual alumni concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hart High School Auditorium in Newhall.
The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency is participating in the 15th annual Kids Cooking Campaign, scheduled for February and March at the agency's Central Kitchen, 25210 Anza Drive. Rio Vista Elementary is scheduled for Feb. 19; Mint Canyon Elementary on March 3; Newhall Elementary on March 4; Northlake Hills Elementary on March 30 and Emblem Elementary on March 31.
A look at America's "new rich," a rising demographic group, according to survey data provided to The Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to speak at a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. He was joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
College of the Canyons will host a free orientation next Monday for job seekers interested in the fields of aerospace and biomedical manufacturing.
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A top Ukrainian opposition party says heavily armed riot police have stormed its office in downtown Kiev. The move comes as the Ukrainian capital has been crippled by massive anti-government protests.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the "red, wild and blue" lifestyle.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don't resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent billions of dollars to Islamabad, defense officials said.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.
By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.
Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.
Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.
The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.
I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.