High Social Security payroll taxes have contributed to yearly Social Security trust fund surpluses until the proclaimed surplus is now in excess of $2.42 trillion. However, Congress has elected to sacrifice Social Security on the altar of corruption by spending the entire surplus, requiring the U.S. Treasury to cover the embezzlement by issuing non-negotiable IOU bonds to the Trust Fund.
Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder made a strategic stop at the University of Maine, where he told the audience that the Defense of Marriage Act - which is under attack in the very state he visited - "is discriminatory and should be repealed." America's highest-ranking law enforcer made a stopover in Maine to campaign for same-sex "marriage" on the eve of a vote to outlaw it.
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After two overtime periods and 19 shots, The Master's College women's soccer team had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Biola on Saturday at Pete Reese Field in Santa Clarita.
The Master's (12-4-2, 5-4-1) had already secured a playoff spot in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, but a win would have given the Mustangs a home game on Tuesday.
The Master's College men's soccer team made history Saturday at Pete Reese Field.
The Mustangs beat Biola 2-1 and claimed the Golden State Athletic Conference championship - a first-ever for the program.
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SACRAMENTO - The Humane Society of the United States has named California Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) its Humane Legislator of the Year for his common sense approach to protecting animals and local shelters.
Local women who are just starting to think about such things as bank accounts and online banking will get some welcome tips from a free LifeForward workshop sponsored by Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the community room at Valencia Library.
Daylight savings time ends in the United States on Sunday, Nov. 1 when clocks are set back one hour at 2 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1 a.m. local standard time.
On Tuesday Nov. 3, the first seminar in a new monthly series will explore how to reach audiences and customers through Internet marketing. Topics covered include Web site reviews, search engine optimization, paid search and Q & A.
SACRAMENTO - The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is benefiting from federal funds to help save lives by nipping drinking and driving in the bud. More than $1 million in grant funds is used to fund California's Designated Driver Program through August 2010.
"There's no excuse for operating a motor vehicle after you've been drinking," CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said. "Not only is it against the law, you're putting your life and the lives of fellow motorists at risk every time you do."
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All People Access Community Services will host their performance of the play "Grease" at 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 at LARC Ranch, located at 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus.
Four local high school bands will compete in one of the nation's most prominent marching band championships today at College of the Canyons' Cougar Stadium.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A veteran Los Angeles police officer was killed and his rookie partner was critically injured Friday when their patrol car collided with a big rig on a residential street. The truck driver also was injured.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - An Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has scandalized the U.S. military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year, illicit affair.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California state lawmaker wants to ban SeaWorld from using killer whales in its San Diego shows.
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Sheila MacRae, a veteran stage, film and TV performer best known for playing Alice Kramden in the 1960s re-creation of "The Honeymooners," has died. She was 92.
Hanging more than 2,000 feet in the air, Stephen Wampler was exhausted, physically and emotionally. He considered giving up his goal of climbing to the top of El Capitan, the largest granite monolith in the world located in the famed Yosemite Valley.
There wasn't much The Master's College couldn't do in its 73-52 rout of defending national champion Westmont in the semifinal of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament.
DENVER (AP) - Reflecting on his game during a monthlong recovery from a broken left rib has helped Ty Lawson come back strong.
When the Hart Indians girls soccer team last won a CIF-Southern Section championship, freshman goalkeeper Nicole Davis was still months from being born.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: It's time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Search and rescue crews across Southeast Asia scrambled on Saturday to find a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared from air traffic control screens over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam early that morning, leaving the fates of the 239 people aboard in doubt.
Environmental groups have again sued over the proposed Newhall Ranch development, alleging this week the federal agencies that approved permits for the planned community did so in violation of federal environmental protective legislation.
Moutainview Elementary School sixth-graders of the group named Creeptastic Monsters performed their original hip hop dance on stage for their fellow sixth-graders as the culmination of the F.A.M.E. (Fabulous Arts at Mountainview Elementary) class on Friday.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A 19-year-old man was charged Friday with shooting his parents to death and trying to kill two of his siblings inside their luxury Southern California home in a complex case that took investigators weeks to unravel.
Santa Clarita's jobless rate inched up slightly in January to 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in December, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.