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.
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.
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.
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.