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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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1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Bill and Winifred Hart
Due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for wind chill temperatures, the Los Angeles County Health Officer on Friday called a cold weather alert for the Antelope Valley and LA County mountain areas.
Wind Chill Cold Weather Alert Called for AV, Local Mountains
Every Thursday in Stevenson Ranch, one can see a classroom full of Pico Elementary special education children eagerly dancing their way down the street or gleefully visiting a grocery store en masse.
Pico Elementary Special Ed Classroom Gifted Field Trips, Stroller
Valencia-based nonprofit organization SNAP Sports is proud to announce a new partnership with Afterburn Fitness in Valencia to help train special-needs athletes for hockey festival competition.
SNAP Sports, Afterburn Fitness Team for Hockey Training
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are teaming up for the latest iteration of the "Heads Up" traffic safety campaign, just in time for the year-end holidays.
City, Deputies Team for Holiday ‘Heads Up’ DUI Safety Campaign
The second of two robbery suspects who initially eluded deputies during containment of a Canyon Country neighborhood Tuesday afternoon has been arrested, sheriff’s officials said.
Second of 2 Robbery Suspects Arrested
Castaic Middle School KLAWS clubs in partnership with West Ranch High School and DFYinSCV will carol to the adoptable pets at the Castaic Animal Care & Control Center on Thursday, December 19, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 19: KLAWS Clubs to Carol for Shelter Pets Awaiting Adoption
Libbie McMahan scored half the points for her team in Saugus High School girls basketball’s 56-51 tournament win over Glendora at Sierra Canyon on Thursday night.
McMahan Scores 31 as Saugus Girls Hoops Beats Glendora
The Golden Valley High School Grizzly Band, Jazz Band and Color Guard have set a benefit event for Saugus High School at Tomato Joe's Pizza & Taps on Wednesday, December 11 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 11: Grizzlies to Stage Benefit for Saugus High at Tomato Joe’s
Although they might be training to become master chefs, no one is above having fun with a gingerbread house competition during the holiday season.
COC Culinary Institute Holds Annual Gingerbread House Competition
For each of the past six years, developers planning to build a senior condo complex near Towsley Canyon on The Old Road have asked regional planners for more time to keep the project alive, and on Tuesday they’ll ask again.
Planners to Weigh Extending Plan for Senior Condo Complex
With the new year just weeks away, the Santa Clarita City Council is set to nominate its new 2020 mayor on Tuesday.
Santa Clarita City Council to Appoint 2020 Mayor
1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Wm. S. Hart
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 12: Arts Commission Regular Meeting
A special meeting of the Engineering & Operations Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Summit Circle, located at 26521 Summit Circle, Santa Clarita, in the Training Room.
Dec. 9: SCV Water Engineering & Operations Committee Special Meeting
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. Bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around these outlets after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
OAKLAND — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a mandatory one-year moratorium Thursday on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders - helping at least 800,000 homes in wildfire disaster areas in Northern and Southern California.
Insurers Now Banned from Pulling Policies in CA’s Fire-Ravaged Areas
In what has become a Newhall tradition, Faith Community Church will welcome the neighborhood to celebrate Christmas with its 14th annual “Festividad for Christ” event.
Dec. 14: Annual “Festividad for Christ” at Faith Community Church
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) invites all young musicians to attend the next “Visiting Artists Program” workshop that will be taking place Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Pico Canyon Hall at College of the Canyons.
Dec. 7: SCV Youth Orchestra’s “Visiting Artists Program” Workshop
As the community continues to process the Saugus High School tragedy and find comfort in one another, the Santa Clarita Public Library has come together with Homes4Families to offer Santa Clarita teens and tweens affected by the shooting a healing art program, titled “The Heart of Feeling: Emotions Hidden Inside.”
Dec. 11: “The Heart of Feeling” Healing Art Program at Santa Clarita Library
Four Santa Clarita Valley volleyball players were named to an All-CIF team, as announced by the CIF-Southern Section on Monday.
Volleyball Players from 3 SCV Schools Named ALL-CIF
Preparations are underway for the eighth annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-off, and organizers are looking for sponsors and chili cooker contestants.
Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off Looking for Sponsors, Contestants
The Newhall residential community is about to grow with the addition of nearly 100 condominiums after the Santa Clarita Planning Commission approved their construction on Tuesday.
Planning Commission Approves Condominium Project on Dockweiler Drive
A burning motor home seen fully engulfed in flames prompted a swift response by firefighters to a vacant lot in Castaic Wednesday afternoon.
Castaic RV Fire Prompts Quick Response