The following is a collection of essays from the 5th grade class at Live Oak Elementary School, sharing their thoughts on their favorite subject in school.
As a father of two children in grammar school, I must comment on the uproar on the cancellation of eighth-grade "graduation."
I have to respond to Gary Horton's column ("If not in intent, it's racist in deed," March 10), in which he says that those who take umbrage at City Councilman Bob Kellar's "proud racist" comment are justified in their huffy umbrage.
Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on the side of a dirt road in Gorman, a sheriff's official said.
LOS ANGELES -- Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on Friday, April 9, through Sunday, April 11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - If only every day could be opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Garrett Jones homered in his first two at-bats, pinch-hitter Ryan Church doubled home three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates started the new season the way they wound down 2009 by roughing up the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-5 on Monday.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) - While acknowledging he made some "incredibly poor decisions" in his personal life, Tiger Woods still thinks he can win the Masters - even coming back from a five-month layoff.
MEXICALI, Mexico (AP) - Aftershocks rattled the southwest Mexico-U.S. border Monday morning in the aftermath of a major earthquake that killed two people, blacked out cities and forced the evacuation of hospitals and nursing homes.
Sunday's 7.2-magnitude quake, centered just south of the U.S. border near Mexicali and felt by many in the Santa Clarita Valley, was one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in decades, shaking at least 20 million people.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Discovery and seven astronauts headed for a rendezvous with the International Space Station after a pre-dawn liftoff Monday on one of the last missions for NASA's shuttle program.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Duke is going for its fourth national title. Butler has never been here before. Duke could field an entire NBA team with its lottery picks. Butler is still waiting for its first. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski writes books about coaching. Butler's Brad Stevens reads them.
Yes, the teams playing for the national title Monday night would seem to be polar opposites.
Trying to become a part of Santa Clarita has taken years for residents from the Hasley Hills neighborhood in Castaic.
Stephanie Correnti is on a mission.
Regarding "Shouting match erupts before City Council meeting" (The Signal, Feb. 9):
As the mother of an eighth grader in the William S. Hart Union High School District, and as a veteran elementary schoolteacher in the Santa Clarita Valley, I was appalled by the board members' decision to cancel all of the eighth-grade promotion ceremonies.
Sitting in the stands at Camelback Ranch, the Los Angeles Dodgers' new spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz., Uncle Earl and I got to eat a hot dog, catch some rays and combine our two favorite hobbies - baseball and politics.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."
I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.
Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.
As Lance Armstrong stood on the podium after winning his seventh Tour de France title in 2005, he was exultant.
Getting your child's first pet is a momentous occasion. Even if your toddler grew up with the family cat or dog, having his very own pet is a rite of passage. So how can your family make the best decision for a mini addition while considering the safety and responsibility of every member of the household?
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer.
With housing prices remaining steady, interest rates low and contractors back in full swing, this is a prime time for home remodeling.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.