SACRAMENTO, June 2 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- In an effort to stop Governor Schwarzenegger's proposal to eliminate California's system of financial aid for low-income students, the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) asked the legislature to consider alternatives to save the Cal Grant program. Commission Chair Barry Keene stated: "Eliminating one of the most successful programs in the history of California would require the future design and consideration of a new program. We should not lose the half-century ...
SEATTLE (AP) - A new study says fewer than 55 percent of four-year college students graduate with a degree within six years. The report by conservative think-tank American Enterprise Institute was partially paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service will allow visitors free entry during three weekends this summer to encourage Americans to visit national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Park. The fee waivers - one each month in June, July and August - will apply to all 391 national parks across the country, from Alaska to Florida.
The AARP Driver Safety Program has set its teaching schedule at the SCV Senior Center for the second half of 2009.
Los Angeles County has contributed $1 million from a trust fund toward the purchase of an additional 800 acres of land in Elsmere Canyon.
Students at Valencia and Canyon high schools are raising awareness about human rights by being involved with the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force.
A group of musicians gathered together for the purpose of playing in harmony to provide beautiful music for an assembled audience. It was a simple goal, easy to describe, understood by all, yet difficult to execute. The desired result was to sound like one rich instrument.
"Just move along folks, there's nothing left to see." So says the clichéd copper in so many old cops n' robbers movies. The action already happened - the crime, committed. There's just the debris to pick up and the blood to wash off.
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Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry, the City Council and City Manager Ken Pulskamp.
We are having a bee problem for a second year and it's coming from a bee hive farm that's located in the hills behind the boat storage lot on The Old Road in Castaic.
In her Letter to the Editor on May 23 ("Spending protests"), Ms. Campbell implies that the Obama administration is giving $2.6 million in tax dollars to teach Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job.
Red Cross honors heroes The Red Cross is currently seeking nominations for SCV residents who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others in the past year and consistently show exemplary compassion. The American Red Cross will hold its annual "Hometown Heroes Recognition Breakfast" at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. All proceeds from the event will benefit Red Cross emergency response and ...
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil (AP) -- An airplane seat, a fuel slick and pieces of white debris scattered over three miles of open ocean marked the site in the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday where Air France Flight 447 plunged to its doom, Brazil's defense minister said. Brazilian military pilots spotted the wreckage, sad reminders bobbing on waves, in the ocean 400 miles (640 kilometers) northeast of these islands off Brazil's coast. The plane carrying 228 people ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) announced his intention to run to become the top Republican member on the House Armed Services Committee.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 4 1/2 years as the state experienced one of the sharpest drops in joblessness nationwide, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans Friday that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive has been signed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The growing use of unmanned surveillance "eyes in the sky" aircraft raises a thicket of privacy concerns, but Congress is getting mixed advice on what, if anything, to do about it.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released today the attached letter from the Federal Aviation Administration announcing that it will no longer close Los Angeles County's air traffic control towers. Congress passed the "Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013" act which allows the FAA to transfer funding from other accounts to keep the nation's 149 contract towers open.
The Paseo Club in Valencia will host a free tennis festival Saturday as part of United States Tennis Professionals Association's "Tennis Across America" month in May.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ratings for the "American Idol" finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police say a young man who didn't want to return to jail ran out onto the uncertain ice of an Alaska lake to escape officers armed with an arrest warrant.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Days after a burst of gunfire brought a chaotic and bloody end to a Mother's Day neighborhood parade in New Orleans, news of six arrests gave an organizer of the traditional event reason to celebrate again.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close the lanes, ramps and connectors listed below as part of a $100.1 million pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. Closures are subject to change.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama picked a senior White House budget official to become the acting head of the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday, the same day another top official announced plans to leave the agency amid the controversy over agents targeting tea party groups.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A homeless, hatchet-wielding hitchhiker who became an Internet hero earlier this year was arrested Thursday for allegedly beating a New Jersey lawyer to death inside his home.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - Sitting on a dirty straw mat on the parched ground of southern Afghanistan, Masooma sank deeper inside a giant black shawl. Hidden from view, her words burst forth as she told her side of what happened to her family sometime before dawn on March 11, 2012.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A mother whose 4-year-old was being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, triggering a manhunt and the arrest of the suspect, Albuquerque police said Thursday.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Jeff Keppinger walked with the bases loaded to drive in the go-ahead run - his first base on balls in 141 plate appearances this season - and the Chicago White Sox rallied with three runs in the eighth to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Thursday night for their season-high third straight road win.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Captain Dustin Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the Los Angeles Kings to a stunning 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night and a 2-0 series lead.