WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), issued the following statement in response to the Administration's latest claims that the stimulus has successfully created jobs:
"The Obama Administration is embarrassingly trying to spin the American public with recent claims that the so-called economic stimulus package has 'created or saved' a million jobs or more. The American people are smarter than that. The truth is Americans have lost three million jobs since the stimulus passed.
WASHINGTON and SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and OpSource, the leader in Cloud operations, have forged a partnership that will combine OpSource's SaaS Summit, the largest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) event in the world, with SIIA OnDemand, the leading industry networking conference, to create the most comprehensive cloud computing event on one stage.
Pamela Braly, a long time Santa Clarita resident who presently serves on the board of the SCV Domestic Violence Center, has joined Single Mothers Outreach, providing case management for SMO single parents.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Driving under the influence continues to be a major problem for California.
The Castaic Teachers Association is endorsing Laura Pearson, Victor Torres and Susan Christopher as candidates for the Castaic Union School District board of trustees. This endorsement was based on interviews with the candidates, their involvement in the community and district and issues the candidates declared as important to them.
Is anyone else as puzzled as I am over The Signal's endorsements for the WIlliam S. Hart Union High School District board? After talking about problems for which the board should be blamed, The Signal endorses incumbent Paul Strickland, by claiming that he was a greater part of the solution than the problems.
I want to make specific, factual points in response to Lynn Vakay's opinion piece "Local boards and party politics" (Oct. 15).
State Sen. Tony Strickland has endorsed Bob Jensen's campaign for one of three positions on the William S. Hart Union High School District Board, adding to Jensen's already-voluminous list of major endorsements.
The Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014 has endorsed Mike Berger for seat No. 1, of the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees, which governs College of the Canyons.
"I've always wanted to work in the entertainment industry. I knew from an early age that this is what I wanted to do," said Jeff Sutphen, the star of Nickelodeon's new hit game show "BrainSurge" - a show that tests contestant and viewer's memory and concentration skills. At an early age Sutphen and his childhood friends would make hilarious home videos that eventually led them to create and star in their very own weekly sketch show that aired locally on their cable access channel. However, that was just the tip of the iceberg for Jeff Sutphen.
College of the Canyons will hold its 20th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair December 5 and 6.
A Canyon Country man accused of molesting a girl he lived with is set to return to court next month, officials said Thursday.
Austin Beutner, Chairman of CalArts' Board of Trustees, along with his wife, Virginia, has made a $1 million commitment to CalArts in scholarship support to benefit 20 CalArts students.
Legacy Christian Academy will host two open houses for families interested in enrolling their children at Legacy's kindergarten and middle school.
The city of Santa Clarita, in conjunction with several county agencies, will conduct a drive-through flu shot clinic on at College of the Canyons today.
SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.
A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.
In her letter Sunday in The Signal ("Pay inequality is not a myth of the liberal left") attempting to rebut Steve Lunetta's earlier column about pay inequality for women, Robin Clough ends by writing:
Yes, I believe in angels, since I met one accidentally on Sierra Highway recently when my car hit a rock in the road.
It's true that we received pretty bad news last month from the latest report of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The Easter season for many of our Christian brothers and sisters is a time of year that prompts us to reflect on the concept of redemption.
DALLAS (AP) - Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit.
A father and son were recovering Monday after being stabbed outside a bar last weekend, while one suspect was being held in connection with the stabbing, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detective said.