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Sometimes it seems like Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon is not quite sure who he really represents. Because if McKeon remembered that he represents the people of his community, then he would have voted for health insurance reform in the House of Representatives when it came up for a final vote.
Regarding Gary Horton's column ("'We' Dems overcome 'me' Reps," March 24) celebrating the Democrats' passage of the "health care" law: Yes, 34 million more "uninsured" are added to the rolls and it'll be interesting to watch that burn down America's financial house.
Regarding Meet the Press on NBC, on Feb. 21, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's remark "God's in charge":
Insults and threats followed 15-year-old Phoebe Prince almost from her first day at South Hadley High School in Northamption, Mass,, targeting the Irish immigrant in the halls, library and in vicious cell phone text messages.
Health Week at North Park Elementary came to a close with a strawberry relay race on March 19. The physical event capped off a five-day focus on improving students' physical and mental health, Principal Pete Bland said.
Living life the way we want to means making choices that are good for you and your family. That's what independence is all about.
The city of Santa Clarita is now accepting reservations for birthday parties at the City's Skate Park. Held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays from April through mid-October, the parties allow residents to rent out the popular Skate Park for a private, two-hour birthday bash.
The Santa Clarita Bruins, a regional support group of the UCLA Alumni Association, is offering $500 scholarships to UCLA-bound high school seniors from the Santa Clarita Valley.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. -- Ferial Masry is running for an open seat this time as the candidate for the 37th Assembly District, which covers a small area of the Los Angeles and a large area of Ventura County.
The Yes I Can students at William S. Hart Union High School District schools are throwing a fundraiser tonight for the annual Summer Meltdown concert May 8 at Golden Valley High School's outdoor amphitheater.
Congressman McCarthy and Congressman McKeon will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Poppy Pavilion to listen to local residents' concerns and answer questions regarding current issues in Congress.
NEW YORK (AP) - A person close to the situation says former UCLA coach Steve Lavin will interview with St. John's.
Three motorists accused of driving under the influence this weekend were nabbed by deputies at a checkpoint on Lyons Avenue and Avenida Dorena in Newhall.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 – Donate Life California announces the Pink Dot Plate featuring the pink "DONOR" dot is now called the Donate Life Plate and features the blue and green Donate Life logo, the national symbol for organ, eye and tissue donation. Reservations for this license plate are immediately available at www.DonateLifePlate.org.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.
SACRAMENTO, CA - A closely watched bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which would ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated, passed the California Assembly Friday by a vote of 75-0. The legislation, AB 1433, would require colleges to report certain violent crimes (like sexual assault and hate crimes), occurring on or near campus, to local law enforcement, with the permission of the victim.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Brown's relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name."
FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A soldier with a gun inside a major command's headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went on lockdown Monday morning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Divers have ended a search in the waters off Dana Point for the body of a man who disappeared after going under a large wave.
VENTURA (AP) - A former Ventura neurosurgeon facing allegations of performing unnecessary procedures has surrendered his California medical license.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico's northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV's top awards and new records year after year.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday's earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days.
WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspect in a series of shootings that killed three people and injured four others within an hour in the Los Angeles area was taken into custody after a daylong search.
Smoke slinks across pavement in the darkness, cries from gassed citizens fill the air, people break into a McDonald's to provide milk-based relief to a person hit with tear gas, sound weapons pass levels that cause permanent damage, police shoot pellets at journalists.