When it's time to decorate the Christmas tree, I love having helpers. And to keep all my holiday helpers happy, I like to bake up some treats we can enjoy while decorating.
In response to a Dec. 4 letter by Berta Gonzales-Harper ("Do we really need more like Boydston?"), I would like to set the record straight.
As the year comes to a close, it is fitting to ask why some businesses have survived and others went by the wayside; why some businesses have done well during this downturn and others have struggled.
In a matter of eight hours, a local high school of 374 students collected 1,500 pounds of clothing for the Santa Clarita Valley's needy.
The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force chapters at Canyon and Valencia high schools have been busy celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Regarding an article about the Senior Center's Adult Day care ("SCV Senior Center program in distress," Nov. 30):
Dates To Watch Saturday Historic homes will be decorated for the holiday season and open to the public for viewing, noon to 5 p.m., Heritage Junction, William S. Hart Park, Newhall Avenue, Newhall. Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society open house. Info: (661) 254-1275. Third annual holiday scaling of The Beast to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, 7:30 a.m., where Newhall Ave. dead ends, just east of Highway 14. Sponsored by Santa Clarita Runners ...
Mom was a good, exemplary parent. A product of the Depression, she came from humble roots, never got ahead of herself and always made sure there was food on the table, a roof overhead and that the bills were paid precisely on time.
Santa Clarita Valley residents can expect frosty weather and more storms this week, weather officials said today.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After days of secret talks, Senate Democrats tentatively agreed Tuesday night to drop a government-run insurance option from sweeping health care legislation, several officials said, a concession to party moderates whose votes are critical to passage of President Barack Obama's top domestic priority. In its place, officials said Democrats had tentatively settled on a private insurance arrangement to be supervised by the federal agency that oversees the system through which lawmakers purchase ...
The city of Santa Clarita submitted an application to the state Bicycle Transportation Account to request $390,564 in funding for the city's proposed bicycle vdeo detection project.
College of the Canyons' nursing program will host a graduation and pinning ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC).
Update: Due to bad weather, the reception has been postponed. However, the art piece is on display at Macy's on the Valencia Boulevard side of the mall.
Two men accused of being involved in an auto-theft ring in Canyon Country earlier were sentenced today after they accepted plea deals from prosecutors in October, officials said. A third defendant is scheduled to face trial, officials added.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
NEW YORK (AP) - Skier Bode Miller and a former flame agreed on Monday to share time with their infant son for the next four months, calming a court fight over him as Miller heads toward the Winter Olympics.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Rescue teams were working against the clock and the bitter cold Monday to find a couple and four children who went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada but didn't return after a night of sub-zero temperatures.
Two men have been charged with stealing wreckage of the car in which "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, Valencia businessman Roger Rodas, died in a fiery crash in the Santa Clarita Valley on Nov. 30.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, is worth more than the government paid for it but far less than the former owner claimed, according to a commission report released Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.
Los Angeles County social workers rallied outside a county supervisor's office in El Monte on Monday, demanding the county hire more workers for the Department of Children and Family Services to relieve caseloads and provide better care.
Business owners and leaders often stray too close to a situation to see the entire picture. One of the responsibilities as a Trusted Advisor is to observe what is happening from a vantage point to provide a fresh perspective to clients that may not be otherwise noticed.
BANGKOK (AP) - Desperate to defuse Thailand's deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved Parliament's lower house on Monday and called early elections. But protesters seeking to topple her vowed to carry on their fight, saying they cannot win the polls because of corruption.
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.