It is, as one observer put it, a strange business model.
Sometimes, we use words so often, and in such far-ranging contexts, that we actually forget what they really mean. Of interest to me today is the word "hope."
This is in response to the April 21 letter, "Not all librarians can stay after change," regarding the upcoming changes to our local public libraries.
Santa Clarita Street Fair
Teaching gay history - another cutting-edge idea out of Sacramento.
On April 20, there was an article on www.livescience.com that announced that scientists have discovered an additional 657 barrier islands since their last survey in 2001.
"Know your incumbents. No votes for incumbents."
The ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Valencia was hopping as Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital paid tribute to its volunteers with a "Volunteers Rock the World" luncheon on Thursday, April 14.
One week from today, hundreds of guests will find themselves feasting on the gourmet delights offered up by more than 40 restaurants, caterers and wine and beer purveyors at the annual Taste of the Town to benefit the Santa Clarita Child & Family Center.
The Rising Sun Karate Academy tournament team, comprised of 15 members ranging in age from 7 to 19, scored big at the Compete Nationals Competition held recently in Ontario, Calif..
Mark and Linda Eason of Flower Mound, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Eason to Kaelen Jakes of Dallas, Texas.
Being from "Awesometown," our cub scout team named their team "Team Awesome" for the Annual Cub Scout Cup held today in the Valley Trails facility in Castaic, reported Scout mother April Coletto, of Saugus. Their shirts display, "Team Awesome" and their ranking of BEAR. Left to right, Danny Shannon, Matthew Coletto, Jake Andrews, Peter Walsh, Joshua Riddle and Zack Andrews.
Michael D. Sloat
As registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital prepared for an April 28 protest of hospital administration's redesign of patient care into a "team nursing," approach, Newhall Memorial administrators scrapped their plan and settled with the nurses.
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to add a bond measure for the Saugus Union School District to the county's ballot in November.
A state inspector died on the campus of a Santa Clarita Valley high school Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Legislation sent to the governor's desk Tuesday intends to crack down on people who try to make immigrants pay unnecessary fees for driver's licenses.
They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard - and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.
Your prospects for a happy marriage may be tied to people other than your soon-to-be spouse. For example, the more people who come to your wedding, the better it bodes for your marital bliss. But the more serious premarital relationships you had before, the less likely you are to be happily married later.
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ISLAMABAD (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime minister resign.
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug for Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday, though medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said.
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) - Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."