New Year's resolutions and prayers for the future bring forth wishes for peace, prosperity, and happiness, but the reality of our world is such that hopes for a better tomorrow ring discordantly for millions of innocent people.
Today Americans are living longer and more vivacious lives.
The city's park and recreation department organizes youth basketball leagues with 154 teams and 1,450 children between 5 and 15 years old, said recreation supervisor Rich Carr.
I, too, miss the wonderful classical and bluegrass music from KCSN-FM (Letter to the editor "Vanished radio frequency," Jan. 6).
Kimberly A. Peck has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.
She is the daughter of Robin E. and Debbie A. Peck of Santa Clarita.
Army Pvt. Fadi R. Tami has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.
Marine Corps Pfc. Eloy I. Sanchez, son of Reyna Gonzaga of Newhall, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course.
During the course with Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools Training Command, Camp Lejeune, N. C, students are provided with a comprehensive theoretical and practical background in the performance and administration of duties as a warehouse clerk. Studies include storage and issue procedures, record keeping, inventory of materials, storing gear and running warehouse machinery such as a forklift.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Francis L. Enriquez, son of Violeta and Namor Enriquez of Stevenson Ranch, recently was promoted to his current rank while serving with Patrol Squadron 45, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla.
Enriquez was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty. Enriquez joined the Navy in August 2002.
Navy Seaman Recruit Anthony P. Schomaker, son of Sherry L. Schomaker of West Covina, Calif. and David A. Schomaker of Valencia, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Schomaker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
"First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement, so I must do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the Pirate's Code to apply, and you're not. And thirdly, the code is more of what you call 'guidelines' than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner."
I have been concerned over the years about the three federally listed endangered species in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Some were black and white silent films that danced to playful music. Others were high school newscasts morphed into documentaries.
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Andrew A. Scraper is the Airman of the Quarter for Vandenberg AFB, California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water some 30 feet in the air Tuesday, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures and covering parts of campus in ankle-deep water, including the athletic field and the outside of Pauley Pavilion, the school's famed basketball arena.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Parents want their children to grow up happy, healthy and perfect. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, unless it means putting unfair expectations on children or not holding them accountable for their actions. And while all parents try their best to make sure their children have good childhoods, aren't overindulged and have appropriate amounts of discipline and rewards no one is perfect. Parents will make mistakes (I know, I have) and they'll learn how to be better as time goes by. (Ever notice how differently parents tend to raise youngest children as opposed to oldest children ...
Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.
County supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside money that will go toward buying property to be used as a wildlife corridor in Agua Dulce.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.
NEW YORK (AP) - The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.
Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.
SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Some firefighters battling a Northern California wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for more than 400 homes before it was brought under control were dispatched to other fires, while evacuation orders for about half of the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park were lifted.
CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Pomona police have arrested a man suspected of stealing $10,000 worth of copper wire from a school.