Our distinguished local citizen Jeff Scott raised a sardonic challenge to our new governor on Wednesday's opinion page, sneering that given the cold weather and falling snow here in Santa Clarita, perhaps "Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature will be back ... to solve the global warming issue. Perhaps they can bring Al Gore in as a special consultant."
Two items in Wednesday's paper caught my eye. One was the column from Bill Maxwell lauding the effectiveness of former President Jimmy Carter since he left office and the turnover of aides in President Barack Obama's staff.
On Nov. 12, Emily Hetu, of Valencia, was inducted into the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program. She is the daughter of Beth Greenberg and Michael Hetu.
The theft of two rings, with a combined value of approximately $16,000, led to a foot chase but no arrests Saturday in Valencia, according to law enforcement officials.
In a few days, Castaic skateboarders will have a new $15,000 skate park to ride in, officials said Friday.
A few photos from around the Santa Clarita Valley in the first week of the new year.
Motorists who are daily struggling through the mess created by widening Interstate 5 south of the Newhall Pass might not stand up and cheer - even if they could stand up in their gridlocked cars - at the news that another I-5 widening project is on the horizon.
For the last couple of weeks, various publications, including The Signal, treated us all to top "lists" of 2010, including the top news stories in the Santa Clarita Valley. For Myers Musings, I prefer to look forward, so I bring to readers on this second Sunday, but first in the fullness of 2011, my predictions for the top local stories of 2011!
How 2011 will play out in a business is up to the owner. Many owners choose to be the victim of the economy and other circumstances; others opt to buckle down and move forward. Some choose the status quo.
Recently, I walked my daughter down a grassy aisle and gave her into the capable hands of a wonderful man.
Jordan Deo Sharma, 7 lbs., 13 oz., and 20 1/2 inches long, son of Denny and Sandra Sharma, of Saugus. He was born at 10:02 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia. Grandparents are Raul and Ortie Rodarte, of Diamond Bar, and Roshni Sharma, of Rohnert Park.
Ashton William Scott, son of Mark and Nicole Scott, of Valencia, was born at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia. He weighed 6 lbs, 12 oz and was 19 1/2 inches in length. He is the brother of Camryn Scott, 17 months. His grandparents are John and Nancy Stantzos, of Canoga Park, and Victoria Scott, of Chatsworth.
YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- "The Day Elvis Met Nixon," a first-hand account of Elvis Presley's historic meeting with President Nixon, was published by the Richard Nixon Foundation and is now available online at store.nixonfoundation.org.
In late 2010, the Greene family of Stevenson Ranch learned that their 5-year-old daughter Libriti, an inquisitive kindergartener with an illuminating spirit, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoma Leukemia (ALL).
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head Saturday, an aide was killed, and an unknown number of others were wounded when an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store as the Democratic lawmaker met with constituents, officials said.
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.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken up the cause of "humane immigration reform," calling it "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time" in a Fox News interview.
Question: I just found out my husband had an affair with someone he worked with last year. He says it is over and wants to be with me, but I don't know how to forgive him and trust him again. Can a marriage survive an affair?
Newly elected Santa Clarita City Councilman Dante Acosta's journey to the Santa Clarita Valley is a familiar one.
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says former NFL and Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested after a report of a domestic dispute.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.
OLYMPIA, Wash. - David Simonsen wanted his teenage son to earn money, so he offered what he thought would be a tempting task: the chance to sell stuff on eBay.
In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation "Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era" during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor's Circle Breakfast Briefing.
HONOLULU (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.
Meb Keflezighi of San Diego won the men's race in the Boston Marathon Monday, giving the city its long-hoped-for American champion a year after the bombings.
GROTON, Conn. (AP) - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.