While there are numerous propositions on the ballot this November, perhaps none is as important to local government as Proposition 22, the Local Taxpayer, Public Safety and Transportation Act of 2010.
As an ardent observer of our society, I have recently come to see that one of the greatest challenges presented to us in the last few decades has been the drive-thru.
If you haven't already voted by mail, we urge you to go to your polling place Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. and make your vote count.
Imagine going to your local library and opening the door to a colorful art and photography exhibit sponsored by the local school districts.
Janet Carol Sandoval, of Stevenson Ranch, and Phillip George Rorex, of Stevenson Ranch, were joined in marriage Aug. 29 in a "destination wedding" at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara. The couple were married in a double ring ceremony presided over by the Rev. Barbara Laughray of the Church of Religious Science.
Five students at Santa Clarita Christian School in Santa Clarita have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.
Army Pvt. Gustavo A. Nava has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Stephen L. Henderson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Pictured are the winning entrants to this year's pumpkin-carving contest at the Pumpkin Festival in Newhall.
GRANADA HILLS - A week after it was shoved around by Faith Baptist for its first loss of the year, this wasn't a good week to face the Santa Clarita Christian football team.
The Repertory East Playhouse will end its 2010 season with Peter Shaffer's critically acclaimed "Amadeus," sponsored by Power Auto Group of Valencia.
The afternoon is warm and sunny minutes before Richards is to be interviewed at his manager's office in downtown Manhattan, a veritable Keith shrine with posters and pictures on the wall, and a director's chair with his name on it, ready for him to be seated.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- During the month of September, DISARM officers confiscated 109 weapons, including 34 handguns, four assault rifles, and 21 rifles/shotguns, $17.5 million in illegal drugs, and arrested 207 probationers during 1,660 unannounced searches of residences, persons, vehicles, and businesses, according to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
More than 1,000 local residents
New business owners and seasoned entrepreneurs alike often ask their bankers what they can do to avoid making common mistakes. To start, they can learn from their own mistakes and from the mistakes of others. Many successful business owners failed at their first venture but persevered to build strong companies.
#SCV Sheriff's "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014. COME JOIN US.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.
ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.
I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.
Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.
The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.
BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.
A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.
Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.
NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.