In February 2010, new credit card rules established by the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 were put into effect. Many consumers may have already experienced these changes, and it is important to have a sound understanding of what the new rules might mean for you and your finances.
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) -- The astonishing news that the oil leak at the bottom of the sea may be twice as big as previously thought could have major repercussions for both the environment and BP's financial health, killing more marine life and dramatically increasing the amount the company must pay in fines and damages.
Hubbadaddys Rehearsal Studios, a local rehearsal studio for music, is now accepting students for its private and group classes.
Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) and other members of the California Animal Protection Caucus will present an Assembly Resolution to The Gentle Barn Foundation in recognition of its contributions to the community over the last decade on Friday, June 25 at The Gentle Barn at 9:30 a.m.
The city of Santa Clarita will construct a Safe Route to School Improvements Project on streets adjacent to Mitchell, Peachland and Rosedell elementary schools beginning Monday, June 14.
High School, College Graduations in Sync
The city of Santa Clarita will host "Storytime Adventures," a no-cost interactive event where local youth are read stories aloud at the Sports Complex Activities Center.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A divided federal appeals on Friday court dealt the federal government a significant setback in its prosecution of Barry Bonds on perjury charges.
If you've seen "The Karate Kid" (1984), the memories will come back during this 2010 remake of the original. That's a compliment. The original story was durable enough to inspire three sequels, and now we have an entertaining version filmed mostly on location in China, with 56-year-old Jackie Chan in the role of Mr. Miyagi.
As the summer heat begins to sizzle, it's time to dust off the patio furniture, fire up the grill and prepare for candlelit patio dinners with family and friends on balmy nights. Our grill goes into overtime during the summer as it becomes our cooking method of choice for chicken, fish kabobs, steak, baby-back ribs, vegetables, hamburgers, hot dogs and just about everything else that can handle the sizzle.
This week's spotlight on the SCV features a memorial, music and elections.
It was a moment you could say Taylor Lilley had worked most of her life to achieve, and it occurred at a spot where she is perhaps the most comfortable.
Remember the summer days when you held a camping adventure under the stars in your own backyard, played board games with your parents or enjoyed an ice cream bar on a hot night? Do you remember learning to ride a bike through the neighborhood, waving to everyone sitting out on the front porch or working on their landscaping?
You've made it to the interview segment. Statistics show that as much as 86 percent of an interview is the nonverbal messages sent to the interviewer by the interviewee. The slogan '7-11' weighs a lot here: in seven seconds, people will have made 11 judgments about you. It's critical to telegraph your positive attributes, in a short time period, to make the best impression.
Our non-profit organization, the Santa Clarita Youth Sports Association (SCYSA) Wildcats, with the insight of Coach John Torres launched our inaugural Boys U-9 Developmental Lacrosse program recently.
Santa Clarita-based Troop Real Estate, Inc. Realtor, Becky Sill, is preparing to train a team of Track athletes for the Special Olympics World Games planned for 2015.
Saugus resident, Alex Rogeo, a 23-year old female drag racer and business owner is trying to make her dream of national level NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) racing come true.
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Is there any mainstream religion that does not forbid homosexuality?
On April 8, citizens of Santa Clarita will have the opportunity to elect GLORIA MERCADO FORTINE to our City Council. I have known Gloria and members of her family for more than 40 years. In my opinion, she is the exact type of person our City needs at this time!
Editor's note: The following letter was directed to Santa Clarita City Council candidates.
I was thinking: Why do we have to cut down on our water usage by 20 percent while the city tears up the center dividers and plants more trees, flowers and bushes?
I remember seeing a poster somewhere proclaiming "Readers are Leaders." Certainly the basic truth here is evident, but I greatly fear there is need for some additional specificity. I'd vote for expanding it to say "Readers who read the right things are leaders."
Take a minute to send us your photos.
Give someone a $10,000 house painting gift in A. Allbright's ninth annual Paint It Forward charity event.
Xi Nu Zeta's Lasagna Dinner fundraiser was held in the fellowship hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Feb. 22 for the SCV scholarship fund.
We thought we'd kick it up a notch this week and invite anyone with a pet peeve to share it with us – respectfully of course – and, hopefully with generous sprinkles of humor.
If you are one of the growing number of people who do your banking using your cellphone, be aware that thieves are working hard to steal your money.