Value of joy
CINCINNATI (AP) - When Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips injured his hand on Wednesday, the door was opened for Hart High graduate Chris Valaika, who was called up to the team Tuesday.
Obviously, the City Council of Santa Clarita thinks everything could be done better by hiring for-profit experts. Why would they decide to quit our excellent Los Angeles County library system? As a county resident (2.1 miles outside the city boundaries) I am wondering how long it will take for the city to charge me for using "their" library. Anyone want to take any bets on this one?
I cannot believe the audacity of our elected Santa Clarita City Council and City Manager Ken Pulskamp.
Did you know that many banks have special financing options designed for woman-, minority- and veteran-owned businesses?
After his team won back-to-back titles, it could have been easy for Ryan Espinosa to get complacent.
Tony Alamo, a 75-year-old evangelist sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars for having sex with young children, will have a chance to fight his 175-year prison sentence before a federal appeals court next month, officials announced Friday.
Single Mothers Outreach of Santa Clarita (SMO) has launched its new charity contest and art exhibit, titled "Empowering heARTS: Women Who Empower Women," and invites local professional photographers to enter.
Santa Clarita Valley-based rock band The McGrath Project has earned a gold record after its second album, "Love is a 4-Letter Word," hit the 500,000 mark in a combination of downloads, radio requests and spins.
What makes a "good" employee an "outstanding" employee? What does an employer expect from employees and what can an employee expect from the company? What is appropriate business attire?
The Santa Clarita Valley-based nonprofit organization Help the Children has partnered with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in a fundraiser to raise money toward a new van.
IRVINE, Calif. -- Even more Santa Clarita Valley residents, businesses and visitors can now enjoy high-speed wireless data and voice connections after recent Verizon Wireless network upgrades around the intersection of Copper Hill Drive and Seco Canyon Road.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Students attending the online California Virtual Academies (CAVA) will log on back to school Monday, Aug. 30.
Your prospects for a happy marriage may be tied to people other than your soon-to-be spouse. For example, the more people who come to your wedding, the better it bodes for your marital bliss. But the more serious premarital relationships you had before, the less likely you are to be happily married later.
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ISLAMABAD (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime minister resign.
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug for Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday, though medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said.
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) - Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."
GLENDORA (AP) - One of several wildfires burning across California prompted widespread evacuations Monday in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.
NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.
Here's a question: when politicians or public figures are dead wrong about a claim they've repeatedly made, what expectations does the public reasonably have to either an apology or even an acknowledgement that they were wrong in the first place?