In response to Jeff Dyer's May 23 comments relative to the claim that Rivas did not help enough with the poor Eastern European mother and her children who were begging on the street:
The Santa Clarita City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a 1.3-percent rise in citywide fees.
Susan Christopher, board member for Castaic Union School District, and Shelley Weinstein, board member for Sulphur Springs School District, have been named to the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association's board of directors for 2011-12.
Memorial bridge dedication
Golfers and guests gathered on the terrace at Robinson Ranch Golf Clubhouse on Monday to cheer as four fellow golfers tried their luck at a $100,000 shoot-out contest to wrap up the sixth annual Zonta Golf Tournament.
The email from a reader and would-be homebuyer was loaded with questions and summed up his frustration. It offered insight into an ongoing issue haunting the local housing market, jammed an exclamation point after each query: Blackmail? Extortion? Or bait and switch?
Staci Garcia, of Santa Clarita, was awarded Jaycee of the Quarter, for California by the Junior Chamber International.
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Poor old Newt Gingrich shot himself in the foot by saying he did not like "Obamacare" or "Ryancare." Boy, the Democrats just loved that, and the tea party Republicans are throwing him under a 100-car train.
Rioux Park walking group
Sheriff's deputies are investigating an attempted robbery in Canyon Country Monday afternoon.
Some local commuters who take the Metro 799 bus line to Los Angeles will soon have to adjust their afternoon travel routines.
The office of Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, who represents a portion of Castaic, is now accepting applications for interns. College or graduate students interested in state and local government and careers in public service are encouraged to apply. Internships are available in the Westlake Village District Office and the Sacramento Capitol Office. Part-time and full-time unpaid internships are available during the summer and throughout the school year. Applicants can call (805) 230-9167 or email email@example.com.
J.R.'s Comedy Club hosted its second annual Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit the Santa Clarita Homeless Shelter on Monday at Robinson Ranch Golf Course.
Editor's note: Paige Guarino was one of 50 Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School students who spent a week in Washington, D.C., as part of a field trip organized by the school. The inaugural trip included visits to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, monuments and memorials (Lincoln, Vietnam and Korean), Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, Ford's Theatre, Newseum, a Kennedy Center performance and the White House. The students also got a chance to meet with U.S. Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and take a photo with him on the east steps of the Capitol Building. The ...
Moms have more influence on their young kids than they may realize. Mothers who exercise are more likely to have kids with high activity levels, too, according to a study from the UK.
We all have a dreamer in us. Oftentimes, it is easier to envision things as oppose to putting our best foot forward to bring that vision to light. Many of our dreams require money or we believe we do not have what it takes. So, we continue to dream. But is it fair?
Everywhere you look kids and adults are glued to their iPhones, iPads, or some other electronic device. We were visiting a relative recently and there on the couch were four teenage cousins, boys and girls, all on digital devices, laughing and sharing youtube videos.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams' nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento officials are canceling the city's annual Gold Rush Days festivities because of the ongoing drought.
SACRAMENTO – Beginning today, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."
A 56-year-old man accused of stabbing his son in a Saugus home five months ago has been sentenced to two years in state prison, a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said today.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles-area transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people are estimated to ride the county's trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations.