According to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), figures released last week showed California's July unemployment rate remained unchanged from June, at 12.3 percent. Joblessness in California continues to be higher than the nation, a trend since September 2008. Only two other states rank higher, Nevada with 14.4 percent and Michigan at 13.1 percent. The loss of thousands of Census workers contributed to the job-loss picture.
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Los Angeles -- Maria Shriver, whose California Women's Conference is the preeminent forum by, for, and about American women, is joining with the Alzheimer's Association -- the leader in Alzheimer's care, support and research -- to release "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's" on Oct. 15.
The College of the Canyons Foundation Board of Directors has named Diana Cusumano recipient of the college's Silver Spur Community Service Award for 2011.
San Francisco -- Recent news stories have highlighted how consumers in the U.S. soon will be able to pay for products
The city of Santa Clarita is now streaming live images of the construction progress of the new Old Town Newhall library and Phase 2 of the streetscape on Main Street at SantaClaritaLibrary.com/webcam.asp.
The city of Santa Clarita Youth Resource Directory has been updated and is available online. The directory lists more than 200 resources for teens and families in crisis including information about where to get help with addiction recovery, counseling, employment, legal services, family education, youth intervention and prevention programs and more.
The city of Santa Clarita is sponsoring its third annual food drive benefitting the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.
Divorced. Single dad. Golf game still to be determined.
The California Department of Education today released the latest figures for the California High School Exit Examination or CAHSEE.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp.'s executive ranks have suffered their first casualty since hackers stole credit card numbers and other personal data of millions of the retailer's shoppers last year.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he simply doesn't get it on sex abuse.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making a swing through the Silicon Valley where he met with high-tech leaders and signed a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.
PARIS (AP) - Pro-Russian citizens in Ukraine's Crimea region must be willing to replace armed forces with international observers if the new government allows a vote for more autonomy, Ukraine's foreign minister said Wednesday ahead of a possible meeting with Moscow's top diplomat.
The Hart High girls soccer team advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division II championship with Tuesday's 1-0 victory over West Torrance, and now they know where and when that title game will be.
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NEW YORK (AP) - A prosecutor at the New York trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law says he used the "murderous power of his words" to rally others against America after the Sept. 11 attacks.
There were eight Part 1 Crimes in Zone 2 this past week.
A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to support the defenses of U.S. allies in Europe in response to Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
LONDON (AP) - Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories - half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has moved to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces and public areas.