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1891 - Future First Lady Lou Henry (Hoover), 17, poses for photo at R.E. Nickel's Acton store [story]
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Trans Fats and Personal Freedom
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013

The FDA announced last Thursday that it is effectively banning trans fats – that delicious but dangerous artery clogging by-product of partially hydrogenated oils – from foods in the U.S. As a result, the taste, texture and longevity of such beloved items as microwave popcorn, frozen pizza, doughnuts...

American Capitalism Needs to be Repaired
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

If you have money in the stock market, you must be a very happy camper right now.  I can tell you that compared to what my 401K looked like in October of 2008, my retirement savings have roughly quadrupled since then thanks to the stock market climbing to 15,000 for the first time in history. And while...

Public Servants vs. Private Business
Monday, Apr 15, 2013

This week there was an amazing video clip making its way around the Internet.  The clip shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questioning some federal bank regulators about their investigations into unscrupulous banks illegally foreclosing upon innocent homeowners. In the clip, which can be found on...

Economy is Improving Despite the GOP
Monday, Mar 11, 2013

We had a lot of positive economic news last week: The stock market closed on Friday to 14,397, setting a new record, 236,000 new jobs were created and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest level since the recession hit in 2008. I can’t help but believe that if Mitt Romney had been elected...

Goodbye to the Voting Rights Act?
Monday, Mar 4, 2013

The Supreme Court of the United States took up a challenge last week to the Voting Rights Act, which passed during the height of the Civil Rights movement to address the Southern states’ long, disgusting history of disenfranchising black voters. Predictably, the five conservative justices had problems...

Sequester: Who’s to Blame?
Monday, Feb 25, 2013

If nothing happens by this Friday, the long-dreaded “sequestration” will be triggered, and all sorts of economic chaos will be unleashed on America as the U.S. government brutally slashes $85 billion a year from its budget, hitting defense and non–defense spending in equal punitive measure. Based...

Global Warming: Whom Do You Trust?
Monday, Feb 11, 2013

I have too many friends from across the political spectrum to believe that anyone or any party has a monopoly on wisdom or intelligence, and yet I’m frequently surprised by some of the things that my friends believe. The other day, a very nice and bright young lady where I work let slip the fact that...

Gun Stats Are Even Scarier Than You Think
Sunday, Feb 3, 2013

I really thought I’d written my last gun column for a while.  I’d penned quite a few since Sandy Hook, with the same outcome: If you agreed with me that there is still some progress to be made in terms of new gun legislation, then I was just preaching to the choir. If you disagreed with me, then...

They’re Still Crazy About Abortion
Monday, Jan 28, 2013

Abortion is back in the news again this week.  It warms my heart to see that the GOP has learned exactly nothing about the dangers of harping on this issue despite it being political kryptonite in the last election and driving women away from the party in droves. Addressing anti-abortion protestors...

They’re Too Paranoid to Trust with Guns
Monday, Jan 21, 2013

It has become increasingly clear to me that the NRA no longer stands for “National Rifle Association,” but rather for “Not Rational Americans.” If you’re even paying the slightest attention to the NRA’s behavior and the attitude of right-wing gun owners in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre,...

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The JetHawks got on the board with four runs in the first inning and went on to beat the Inland Empire 66ers, 10-5, on Wednesday night at San Manuel Stadium.
JetHawks Cruise to 4th Straight Win
SACRAMENTO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $1.1 billion for a total of 133 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) projects throughout California, including almost $994 million for 47 fix-it-first projects funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
SB 1 Funding Allocates Nearly $315M to LA County Highway Projects
S.T.R.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Manufacturing) Kids Expo, a local nonprofit that wants to prepare kids today to face the challenges of tomorrow, will host a Kids Conquer Challenge, Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., at the former Sears parking lot.
Aug. 24: Kids Conquer Challenge
This week, LBW Insurance and Financial Services was deemed one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Valencia-Based Insurance Agency Named Among Best Places to Work in LA
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is currently accepting auction item donations for its 26th Evening Under the Stars Gala Dinner & Charity Auction on Sept. 21.
Michael Hoefflin Foundation Accepting Donations for Annual Gala
California Credit Union is inviting all Los Angeles area teachers who have a great class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its bi-annual Teacher Grant Program.
LA County Teachers Encouraged to Apply for Credit Union Class Project Grant
Santa Clarita residents are invited to bring their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste to the free Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Aug. 24: Free Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup
A total of 263 single-family homes changed owners during July, an increase of 22.3 percent from a year ago and the highest monthly total since June 2018, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
SCV Home Prices Up 5% on Year; Low Interest Rates Spike Sales
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is expanding the services it offers at its community Health Fairs.
Aug. 23: Henry Mayo Brings Health Fair to Newhall Community Center
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) is pleased to announce the successful addition of three new pieces of basic life support (BLS) equipment to its inventory:
LACoFD Adds New Basic Life Support Equipment to Inventory
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking community feedback on a public safety grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
City Seeking Community Feedback on Public Safety Grant Proposal
During the Wednesday night board meeting, Deputy Superintendent Mike Kuhlman was named the superintendent-elect after it was made known that Vicki Engbrecht was stepping down from the position at the end of the 2019-20 school year.
Hart District Names Mike Kuhlman Superintendent-Elect
One person was transported to a nearby hospital after a vehicle rammed a parked car into a home’s garage Thursday afternoon.
Driver Crashes Parked Vehicle into Home’s Garage
For more than 200 chronically ill patients in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, doctors make house calls.
Study: Facey’s Palliative Care Program Helps Improve Patients’ Quality of Life
Firefighters saved a hilltop house from burning down Thursday as fire from a fully engulfed nearby motorhome spread to the brush and swept up the hillside.
Fire Engulfs Motorhome Near Bouquet, Texas Canyon Roads
1891 - Future First Lady Lou Henry (Hoover), 17, poses for photo at R.E. Nickel's Acton store [story]
Lou Henry
Santa Clarita is one of the safest cities in the nation to raise children, according to a recent report published by SafeWise.
Report: Santa Clarita Among Safest Cities to Raise Children
Castaic Union School District students returned from summer break last week, and district administrators and teachers are working to further develop a culture of wellness and kindness on their campuses.
Back to School: Castaic Creating Culture of Kindness
Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 11th Annual Governors Awards in October for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President David Rubin announced Wednesday.
Fox to Encore as Academy Governors Awards Producer
College of the Canyons infielder Valerie Rivas (pictured above) will continue her collegiate career at the University of Antelope Valley after committing to the Pioneers softball program.
COC Infielder Valerie Rivas Headed to UAV
An experiment with TMU senior Kayla Peterson over the weekend helped pave the way for a 4-1 win over Benedictine University at Mesa on Tuesday.
Peterson Scores Twice as TMU Women’s Soccer Goes 2-0
The math is quite simple: Almost without exception, when The Master's University women's soccer team scores more than 50 goals collectively in a season, it advances to nationals.
TMU Women’s Soccer Preview 2019
Kyndel Borman had to wait like everyone else to find out if her shot in the closing minutes Saturday would roll into the right side of the net.
Late Borman Goal Lifts Master’s Past Southern Oregon
Natural causes are suspected in the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday on a bike path in Newhall, near the South Fork Trail.
Body of Man Found on Newhall Bike Path