LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Duke is the favorite among the Final Four to win the NCAA title, while Michigan State is a longshot despite its trip to the finals last year, oddsmakers in Las Vegas said Monday.
Community members are invited to participate in two springtime community events this Sunday, April 3, including a "Splash and Dash Egg Hunt" at the Sports Complex Aquatic Center and "Eggstravaganza," held at Central Park.
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Short Stories Division
Sometimes it seems like Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon is not quite sure who he really represents. Because if McKeon remembered that he represents the people of his community, then he would have voted for health insurance reform in the House of Representatives when it came up for a final vote.
Regarding Gary Horton's column ("'We' Dems overcome 'me' Reps," March 24) celebrating the Democrats' passage of the "health care" law: Yes, 34 million more "uninsured" are added to the rolls and it'll be interesting to watch that burn down America's financial house.
Regarding Meet the Press on NBC, on Feb. 21, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's remark "God's in charge":
Insults and threats followed 15-year-old Phoebe Prince almost from her first day at South Hadley High School in Northamption, Mass,, targeting the Irish immigrant in the halls, library and in vicious cell phone text messages.
Health Week at North Park Elementary came to a close with a strawberry relay race on March 19. The physical event capped off a five-day focus on improving students' physical and mental health, Principal Pete Bland said.
Living life the way we want to means making choices that are good for you and your family. That's what independence is all about.
The city of Santa Clarita is now accepting reservations for birthday parties at the City's Skate Park. Held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays from April through mid-October, the parties allow residents to rent out the popular Skate Park for a private, two-hour birthday bash.
The Santa Clarita Bruins, a regional support group of the UCLA Alumni Association, is offering $500 scholarships to UCLA-bound high school seniors from the Santa Clarita Valley.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. -- Ferial Masry is running for an open seat this time as the candidate for the 37th Assembly District, which covers a small area of the Los Angeles and a large area of Ventura County.
The Yes I Can students at William S. Hart Union High School District schools are throwing a fundraiser tonight for the annual Summer Meltdown concert May 8 at Golden Valley High School's outdoor amphitheater.
Congressman McCarthy and Congressman McKeon will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Poppy Pavilion to listen to local residents' concerns and answer questions regarding current issues in Congress.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego City Council approved raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, overriding a mayoral veto and setting the stage for a possible challenge at the voting booth.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed, and Alaskan authorities have arrested her alleged lover on suspicion of homicide.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets.
CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian government has announced a 24-hour extension in cease-fire talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group.
When the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" was over, my wife turned to me and asked me what I thought. I told it was one of the best movies on business and leadership I had ever seen.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.
IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. health agency is urging Ebola-affected countries to start screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.
GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of 200 people from a campground and recreational areas.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away. Some are young parents carrying infants. Others, college students. Retirees. Professionals taking a break from their jobs.
Beginning Sept. 2, the Los Angeles County public library system is restoring service hours at branches where they were cut in 2009-2010, officials announced.
As divorce rates remain high and marriage rates low, some suggest rethinking the institution and proposing trial runs, which would allow spouses to end their marriage without a divorce after two years if they aren't satisfied.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone's second start with Minnesota fell apart in a hurry.