After months of rancor and the government set to run out of money Wednesday, the House and Senate quickly passed a $1.8 trillion spending package Friday. President Obama immediately signed it into law.
The omnibus spending bill funds the government through the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends...
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, made the following statement in reaction to the commencement of furloughs for Department of Defense civilian employees:
“I am disappointed that today hundreds of thousands of federal employees, many of...
U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon
In national security circles, much is made about the importance of military readiness. Readiness is a way of estimating whether our troops are fit to fight; whether we have the manpower, skills, equipment and capabilities necessary to perform, efficiently and...
If you are a regular reader of The Rational Center, you’re likely a member of my family (hi mom!) or a friend. If you are neither, then you must be a political junkie like me. Why else would anyone but a masochist invest even one minute to follow the ridiculousness underway in our nation’s capitol?
With across-the-board automatic spending cuts (known as sequestration) scheduled to take effect on March 1, Los Angeles County has completed a review of the potential financial threats the sequester poses to the nation’s largest local government agency.
If sequester cuts go into effect, the overall...
Los Angeles County Public Health officials will modify the Health Officer Order on Thursday, April 15, to align with changes to the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy regarding indoor live events and performances, private events such as conferences, receptions and meetings, and private informal gatherings.
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.