WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Labor reported this morning that the U.S. economy shed 598,000 jobs in the month of January, the largest single-month total since 1974, bringing the unemployment rate to 7.6 percent.
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Bank of Santa Clarita, the only commercial bank headquartered in the Santa Clarita Valley, reported significantly improved earnings in 2008 over 2007 on Wednesday.
That's what you're doing if you sit in your SUV or car while idling at a curb somewhere.
Letter to Buck Mckeon: I'm stunned that you believe that tax relief will get Americans back to work.
I wasn't going to respond to Nancy Neal's letter. However, I will because it is an excellent example of the dumbing of America.
As politics go, I have almost always been my father's son. Aside from a brief dip into liberal waters as an undergrad, I have uniformly adopted the conservative positions of the Protestant-raised, small-business-owning West Point graduate who reared me.
Let us forget not to be kind. I know that sentence seems to be worded in a strange way. That's because it is a line from a piece penned more than a century ago by Mary Stewart. I am a member of the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita, which is a part of Zonta International. Zonta is a service organization dedicated to advancing the status of women locally and worldwide. At the end of every one of our business meetings, we recite together something called the Collect - this very piece written by Mary Stewart in 1904.
The Santa Clarita Valley office space vacancy rate soared to 26.4 percent in December, the highest rate in 10 years, according Colliers International.
Congressmen Howard "Buck" McKeon is hoping his proposed auto tax deduction legislation, which is currently in the Senate version of the economic stimulus package, will stimulate auto sales.
"INTERPRETER, n.: One who enables two persons of different languages to understand each other by repeating to each what it would have been to the interpreter's advantage for the other to have said."
WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a press conference earlier today, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) stood alongside a local business owner and automobile dealership owner to discuss the current state of the economy, the Republican Economic Recovery Plan, and McKeon's proposed auto tax deduction, which is currently included in the Senate version of the Democrat economic stimulus package.
As a way to say "thank you" to local golf fans for their support, AT&T Champions Classic officials today announced that practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, and pro-am rounds on Wednesday and Thursday, March 11 and 12, will be free of charge for spectators at Valencia Country Club.
The City of Santa Clarita's Anti-Gang Task Force worked to proactively prevent crime and brighten the futures of local at-risk youth in 2008.
WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a gas explosion at an Oxnard bakery has left one person injured.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Police say a car going the wrong way on the 210 Freeway crashed into another vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga, killing three people and seriously injuring two others.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour.
TOREZ, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a shower.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. The fighting, including heavy Israeli tank fire, killed scores of Palestinians, forced thousands to flee and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes.
TOREZ, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.
NEW YORK (AP) - Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation can be conducted.
John Boehner is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He leads the House of Representatives as majority leader. Senator Mitch McConnell is the minority leader of the Senate. He's been attacking the President for the last six years unsuccessfully!
I agree with Gary Horton (Opinion, July 9). It seems though that our country is less civil. If I speak of our President, I will state "our President" or "Mr. Barack Obama."