I'm writing in response to the letter to the editor "Do we really need more like Boydston?" (Dec. 4):
Today's challenging economic climate presents a unique level of difficulty for many consumers. Issues such as weakening job security, declining home values and unpredictable consumer prices have generated increasing levels of uncertainty throughout the world.
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Everybody's talkin' about Tiger Woods hanging up his clubs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House of Representatives passed the most ambitious restructuring of U.S financial regulations since the 1930s on Friday, aiming to head off any replay of last year's Wall Street failures that plunged the U.S. deep into recession.
The sprawling legislation would give the government new powers to break up companies that threaten the economy, create a new agency to oversee consumer banking transactions and shine a light into shadow financial markets that have escaped the oversight of regulators.
5:10 p.m. update:
College of the Canyons' Music Department will host its annual annual "Holiday Jazz Concert" this Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC.
A holiday boutique will be hosted by Toe Bling Couture & More at the Vistas of West Hills in Valencia this Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.
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The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society will hold its monthly blues jam at the Roast House in Saugus on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 4:30 p.m to 8 p.m.
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is looking for Christmas presents for every child at the hospital from now until Christmas Eve.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will hold a winter blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road, and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles and county personnel beginning on Friday, Dec. 11 at 11:59 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley honored four women this week with Virginia Wrage Memorial grants totaling $7,000. The grants are given to mature women who face life-changing situations and need some help to become self-sufficient again.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout had an RBI double and Albert Pujols added a two-run single during Los Angeles' five-run fourth inning, and the Angels regained sole possession of the majors' best record with an 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Jonathan Schoop singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and Caleb Joseph had two RBIs as the Baltimore Orioles beat the fading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Tuesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) - Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning, thanks in large part to two overturned out calls, to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Tuesday night.
When I left work as a full-time journalist almost three years ago, I was determined to move into my new career without looking back.
August 26, 2014 (Newhall, Calif.) – This week, Newhall County Water District's 10,000 customers can expect to receive resources on California's drought directly in their homes and mailboxes. Following the adoption of its own Drought Action Plan, District officials are taking extensive education measures to ensure residents are aware of how they can help during this historic drought.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday with lawmakers and swapped praise with Gov. Jerry Brown, but not all legislators rolled out the welcome mat at a luncheon held on the final day of his visit to California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a suspect in three Los Angeles-area weekend killings with murder in an earlier shooting.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Southern California coastal areas prepared Tuesday for the arrival of big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.
Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:
WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Jim Colorado, the famous soccer player, visited me last week. It seems while in Brazil for the World Cup, he reluctantly (quite reluctantly according to him) succumbed to the wiles of the shapely football (because in the rest of the world, soccer is called football) fan, Lola Palooza, a resident of West Covina, that hotbed of drama and intrigue.
LOS ANGELES - In observance of Labor Day, Metrolink will not operate service on Monday, Sept. 1, with the exception of two round-trip trains on the Antelope Valley Line. The special Metrolink service will run from Lancaster to Los Angeles Union Station and back.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the country readies for Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to employ lifesaving measures on the roadway. The final three-day weekend of the summer travel season is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
This fall, 16 graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District's Upward Bound program will begin their first semester of college after completing the college preparatory program that helps empower students to graduate from high school and pursue their education at a college or university.