Once upon a time, privately owned services ruled the land. Up until the late 19th century, essentials such as potable water, sanitation, education and libraries were served up largely by private industries for elite consumption. Services to the poor, minorities and rural areas were largely over-looked, strengthening an already rigid class system.
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Lexus of Valencia was honored with its ninth Elite of Lexus award by the auto manufacturer.
The cost of a college education can be one of the most intimidating things we have to face as parents.
About a dozen fire engines and two helicopters responded to the scene soon after 5 p.m. as the nearly two-acre blaze spread, according to county fire dispatchers.
At around 1:30 p.m. today, firefighters extinguished a blaze at a three-story apartment on the 24500 block of Town Center Drive in Valencia, county fire officials said.
Last week, Congressman Anthony Weiner, D-NY, admitted to sending lewd photos of himself to a college coed. He initially claimed that his Twitter account was hacked but later admitted that it was he who sent out pictures of his winkie.
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This week in photos in the Santa Clarita Valley.
This week's Helping Hand recipient: The Foundation for Children's Dental Health
Chili lovers and classic car owners found a little slice of elk heaven Saturday when the Elk Lodge on Sierra Highway became the pit stop for all that's hot and spicy, and cool to drive.
During the Senate's brief pre-election legislative session in mid-September, Harry Reid, D-Nevada, intends to call up for a vote an amendment to the Unites States Constitution.
It never fails to amaze me how many major projects are approved with little or no awareness of the actual impact of the project.
BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Jepsen hadn't earned a save in nearly two years. He certainly deserved this one, after a clutch strikeout of Boston bopper David Ortiz.
There are few singular moments that can send two groups of people at the same place spiraling into opposite extremes of the emotional spectrum.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wild chase that began Monday with two men in an SUV firing on pursuing police ended several hours later with one suspect dead, another arrested, and a SWAT officer with a gunshot wound to the leg, Los Angeles authorities said.
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting residents to become its water police: to report when and where they spot broken city-owned sprinkler heads geysering water or other city watering systems wasting the precious liquid.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Ballmer has introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego City Council approved raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, overriding a mayoral veto and setting the stage for a possible challenge at the voting booth.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed, and Alaskan authorities have arrested her alleged lover on suspicion of homicide.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets.
CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian government has announced a 24-hour extension in cease-fire talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group.
When the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" was over, my wife turned to me and asked me what I thought. I told it was one of the best movies on business and leadership I had ever seen.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.