"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."
"As a new $21 billion state deficit looms, I urge you to develop, implement and support structural reforms to address our immediate crisis and provide a long term solution for future generations," Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said in a letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urging the immediate implementation of the following recommendations:
NAPA, Calif. -- In response to recent travel tips which say the same old thing, Kate Hanni, president of FlyersRights.org, decided to provide air travelers travel tips that they won't hear from other "travel experts" to help better prepare them for the more insidious and inevitable occurrences during this holiday air travel season. Planes are over booked, entirely full so flyer's beware:
The city of Santa Clarita invites community members to participate in Los Angeles County's "Brag About Your Bag" initiative.
With the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter opening its doors for the season Dec. 1, the local Thriving Lutherans chapter is hosting a volunteer open house Monday, Nov. 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled to occur between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
LOS ANGELES -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement regarding Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's nomination of State Senator Abel Maldonado to serve as California's Lt. Governor:
For those who missed the William S. Hart Union High School Governing Board meeting on Nov. 18 when studies on a Castaic high school site were presented, the meeting will re-broadcast at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, Saturday, Nov. 28, at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 29, at 5 p.m.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To enhance the prosecution of abusers and prevent future child abuse, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to expand cross-reporting to nine additional cities; Burbank, Hawthorne, Santa Monica, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Long Beach, Pasadena and Redondo Beach.
"With this vital partnership between the Department of Children and Family Services, law enforcement, the Dependency Court, and these additional City Attorney's Offices, we can more effectively protect the children of Los Angeles County," Antonovich said.
Where you can give
Tomorrow begins a weekend that starts with the national holiday of Thanksgiving. It has been a trying year - for many, perhaps the most challenging in a long time.
As part of Operation Gobble, Valencia Water Co. also donated 195 turkeys to four other SCV organizations including: SCV Food Pantry, SCV Mental Health Services, Domestic Violence Center and Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers.
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Last week, all-around good guy and Signal business columnist Frank Norton wrote that perhaps it's time we give up on our Golden State for the greener pasture "low tax" states of Texas, Nevada and locales further afield.
Bakers and their sweet treats filled the room at the Valencia Country Club Saturday night to auction off their creations for the benefit of a local nonprofit.
CORONA - For weeks now, the Hart girls soccer team has likened its run through the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason to a dream.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East: (1) Grand Theft Auto (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2) Residential Burglaries (1) Vehicle Burglary (1) There were two residential burglaries reported in Zone 8 last week.
Zone 5-Valencia had fifteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included an assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) - Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. One pushes impatiently against the locked door with her snout, waiting for the sow inside to finish eating so she can take her turn.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia intelligence agencies are investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet, the government said, as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.
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.