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I missed the big rains and the big snow during the holidays.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.
In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.
Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.
SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.