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1946 - Open-casket service for William S. Hart at his Newhall home; Rudy Vallee sings "The Last Round-up" [story]


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Seniors: Say No to ‘Free’ Genetic Tests | Commentary by Greg Dill
Friday, Jun 14, 2019

If you’re approached by someone who offers “free” genetic testing or cancer screening, turn them down. Medicare doesn’t cover such tests unless a doctor who’s treating you orders them and they’re medically necessary. Laboratory representatives have allegedly been taking swabs inside the mouths...

Medicare Helps Seniors Use Opioids Safely
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

If you get injured or have surgery, your doctor may prescribe opioids, a class of drugs used to treat pain. Although opioids can be an important part of treatment, they carry serious risks of addiction, abuse, and overdose, especially if used continuously. This is true even for seniors and other people...

Your Medicare Rights & Protections
Monday, Apr 15, 2019

Did you know that Medicare has an ombudsman to help you resolve complaints you may have about your healthcare? Congress created the job of Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman to assist people with Medicare with their inquiries, complaints, grievances, appeals, and requests for information. The Medicare Beneficiary...

Stay Healthy with Medicare | Commentary by Greg Dill
Friday, Mar 15, 2019

You may have heard something lately about “preventive health care.” What does that mean? At its most basic, preventive health care means living a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise regularly. Maintain a healthy weight. And stop smoking. Like anyone else, people with Medicare can benefit...

Free App Shows What Medicare Covers
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

Let’s say you go for your annual physical and your doctor recommends that you get a hearing and balance test. Or an electrocardiogram. Or a Hepatitis B screening. Does your Original Medicare cover these services? Now there’s a quick way to find out, using your smartphone or tablet. It’s Medicare’s...

Keep Your Medicare Costs Down
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Most doctors accept Medicare as full payment for their services. But some accept it only for certain services, and others don’t accept it at all. What does this mean for you? If you have Original Medicare, it means you should try to use doctors, hospitals, medical equipment suppliers, and other healthcare...

How to Lower Your Surgery Costs | Commentary by Greg Dill
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018

Imagine going to the grocery store, picking up the items you need for the week, but not knowing how much anything costs until the store sends you a bill two weeks later. Sadly, that’s how our healthcare system works every day. Healthcare costs now represent one in every five dollars spent in our country....

Your Medicare Costs in 2019 | Commentary by Greg Dill
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to let you know how much your Medicare will cost in 2019. Most people with Medicare will pay the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B, which will be $135.50 next year, an increase of $1.50 over 2018. Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital...

How to Shop for Medicare Plans | Commentary by Greg Dill
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

When you shop for a new car or truck, you don’t just buy the first one you see, do you? Probably not. You shop around, looking for the best deal you can get on a vehicle that fits your driving needs as well as your pocketbook. Well, it’s the time of year when you can shop for a Medicare health or...

Two Ways to Get Your Medicare | Commentary by Greg Dill
Friday, Sep 14, 2018

At a family reunion, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits. Uncle Glen is an Original Medicare man, and has been for a decade or so. Aunt Abby prefers Medicare Advantage, which is similar to a health plan she had before enrolling in Medicare. When...

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1946 - Open-casket service for William S. Hart at his Newhall home; Rudy Vallee sings "The Last Round-up" [story]
The Mustangs featured one male swimmer during their inaugural season in 2018-19, but that number has grown significantly this offseason, with the signing of five new recruits.
Alaska State Swim Champ Signs with TMU
Valencia Acura co-owners Don and Cheri Fleming announced the arrival of Turbo Earl Fleming, a 14-week old Shih Tzu puppy adopted by the Flemings earlier this month.
Valencia Acura Announces Arrival of Newest Official Canine Greeter
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce supports a proposed agreement by the city of Santa Clarita to lease dark fiber cables from Los Angeles to pilot a project to bring high-speed internet access to the City’s networks.
SCV Chamber Supports City’s Proposed High Speed Internet Lease
The California Enterprise Development Authority will hold a teleconference meeting Thursday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m.
June 27: California Enterprise Development Authority Teleconference Meeting
The Santa Clarita Community College District's Board of Trustees will hold a Budget Study Session/Tentative Budget Workshop & Business Meeting, Wednesday, June 26.
June 26: COC Board of Trustees Budget Study Session & Business Meeting
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the extension of netting at Dodger Stadium:
Dodgers Release Statement Regarding Extension of Netting
July is, well, hot. We’re in the beginning of summer – the weather is getting warmer earlier in the day and is no longer cooling off as quickly at night. While it may be too hot to get out in your landscape and garden, SCV Water has free monthly gardening classes that will get you thinking about your landscape design and ways to sustain it through summer.
SCV Water’s July Gardening Classes to Feature Landscape Project, Sustainability
Princess Cruises announced Monday the leadership team for its newest ship, Enchanted Princess, a year before her debut. Captain Nick Nash and Captain Gennaro Arma will rotate as Captains of Enchanted Princess.
Princess Cruises Announces Leadership Team for Newest Ship
LOS ANGELES — The Center for Biological Diversity and Mountain Lion Foundation formally petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission Thursday to protect mountain lions under the California Endangered Species Act.
Conservation Groups Seek Protection for SoCal Mountain Lions
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – The rabid popularity of college sports has enriched universities, coaches and the NCAA thanks to ticket sales and billion-dollar TV deals over the decades, and it shows no signs of slowing.
California Eyes College Athletes Accepting Endorsements
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (Public Works) announced lane closures in Castaic on Tuesday.
Lane Closures in Castaic Tuesday Expected to Cause Delays
SAN BERNARDINO - The JetHawks put together their biggest ninth-inning comeback of the season on Monday night, rallying for six runs to beat the Inland Empire 66ers, 8-7, at San Manuel Stadium.
JetHawks Rally with 6 Runs in 9th-Inning Comeback
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider adopting its new budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year Tuesday, and hold public hearings related to special districts and open space.
City Council to Consider Adopting 2019-20 Budget
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Tuesday that Senate Bill 202 (SB 202), his "Doggie Donor Bill," has passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee. SB 202 allows for an improved, more humane method of collecting blood donations from animals.
Wilk’s Doggie Donor Bill Clears First Committee Hurdle
1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Lancaster JetHawks came out on top, 9-8, over Rancho Cucamonga in a game that saw multiple lead changes in the late innings Sunday afternoon at The Hangar.
JetHawks Win in Late Innings Sunday, Take Series
Sean Bouchard went deep and drove in four runs on Saturday night, but the JetHawks fell to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 10-5, at The Hangar.
Another Big Game for Bouchard in JetHawks Loss
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold its next public meeting Tuesday, June 25, starting at 4 p.m.
June 25 City Council Legislative Committee Meeting
The Los Angeles County City Selection Committee will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, June 26, starting at 1:00 p.m.
June 26: Los Angeles County City Selection Committee Special Meeting
The June 25 agendas for the Santa Clarita City Council's special and regular meetings have been released by officials.
June 25 Agendas – Santa Clarita City Council Meetings
Of all the parks and recreation agencies in the nation, the city of Santa Clarita's Jakes Way Neighborhood Program in Canyon Country has won the 2019 Innovation in Social Equity Award from the National Recreation and Parks Association.
City’s Jakes Way Program Wins Top National Award
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is assessing exposure on the West Side of Los Angeles by two county residents who recently traveled and became ill with measles shortly after returning home.
County Warns of Measles Exposure on LA’s West Side
The Lancaster JetHawks, playing as El Viento de Lancaster for the sixth time this year, took down Rancho Cucamonga, 13-7, at The Hangar Friday night.
El Viento Win Over Los Temblores Friday