"Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry ..." If you are like most people, you are conditioned to automatically respond "alone." If you've suffered a devastating loss such as the death of a loved one, divorce, breakup or other grief experiences, you may be trying to cope with these and other unspoken rules.
Recently, I have noticed a lot of refusals to stop, pull over or even slow down when emergency vehicles are passing with sirens on and lights flashing. It seems to me that people no longer care about anything but trying to get where they're going, which is (half the time) right up to the next red light.
I just received an e-mail from our local elected congressional representative Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, in which he complains about the lawsuit filed by the U. S. Department of Justice against the law passed by the Arizona Legislature (Senate Bill 1070).
Eleven-year-old friends Carl Aikens, front, and Patrick Speers cool off at one of the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center's three pools on Thursday afternoon.
On my husband's radio show a few weeks ago, he had guests representing both Republican and Democratic viewpoints. The assessment boiled down to this: "Republicans are the party of freedom; Democrats are the people's party, the party of equality." That got me thinking.
Saugus Receives Valuing Diversity Award
The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Redevelopment Agency have extended the deadline for residents to apply for a position on the Planning Commission, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission, the Arts Commission or the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability Audit Panel (FAAP).
Local indie-rock band California Republic is performing in Valencia Friday at 8 p.m., with all proceeds to be split evenly between the memorial fund for the family of Matilde Garnica - killed in a July 4 Valencia vehicle collision - and Three Angels Orphanage in Haiti.
In the July 14 meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board, boardmembers confirmed Tom Cole as the new chief of operations and Greg Lee as the director of human resources and equity services.
In his new position, Cole will supervise the district's businesses services departments that include facilities, maintenance and operations, transportation, construction, and risk management.
Santa Clarita Valley-based hard rock band Smile Empty Soul hosts the world premiere today of a new music video for its latest single, "We're Through," on monsterenergy.com.
The trustee in Michael Vick's bankruptcy case is seeking repayment of at least $2 million that Vick doled out to friends and family members in the months before he was sent to federal prison.
The 12th annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series continues Friday, July 16, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Town Center Drive at the corner of McBean Parkway, outside the Hyatt Valencia hotel in Valencia.
College of the Canyons' theater and music departments will host auditions in August for its fall production, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."
Los Angeles County residents can get text messages and e-mail alerts about disasters, kidnappings and traffic from the Sheriff's Department as part of a program unveiled this week.
My sincerest condolences to the Garnica family for their tragedy at our Fourth of July fireworks. With all due respect, city of Santa Clarita, this was a preventable crash waiting to happen.
The following crimes were reported in the Saugus area over the past week:
There is a trend I have noticed among people who seek help in marriage and couples' counseling. Both partners usually have the best of intentions. Both usually want to save the relationship and make it better. But often people end up in marriage counseling because they are engaging in five selfish behaviors which prevent good communication and understanding for each other to take place.
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As I unpacked my kids from the car for a fun afternoon at the park, I bathed them in sunblock and let them go. They ran, giggled and played in the afternoon sun as I chased them. My experience was the same as millions of mothers across the world. My kids called to me, showed me their tricks, and became very dirty very fast. I found myself looking around at the other mothers, their beautifully dressed and clean children then back to my messy, giggling brood. I became distracted from the great fun we were having. I had lost focus ...
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are hoping the public will help them identify an ATM thief with the release Tuesday of ATM photos taken of the suspect, a sheriff's spokesman said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities is poised to cut hundreds of jobs.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.