Hey Donald, When Was America Great?

Our American exceptionalism allows us to shimmer, too fully in our greatness. We are the biggest and the baddest. We are the best armed and the most influential. We win the most Olympic medals, and we have the most nuclear ...

Why are Black Democrats More Popular in the GOP than Black Republicans?

If Black Republicans ever want to be taken seriously by the Black community, they have to stop accepting the silly ultimatum being offered by the Republican Party. Some in the party think Blacks have to choose between their community and ...

Proposition 51

Since 1914, 42 education-related bond measures have appeared on the ballot in California, and all of them were legislatively-referred. In 2014, legislators tried to place a legislatively-referred bond act that called for $9 billion for school maintenance and construction on ...

Proposition 52

If passed in November, Proposition 52 would enhance an existing law that imposes fees on hospitals and directs those fees and federal matching funds to hospital-provided Medi-Cal healthcare services.

Deadline to register to vote

People who want to vote in the Nov. 8, general election must register by Oct. 24.

Crash kills two

Two men were killed Thursday when their vehicle collided with another in Palmdale, authorities said.

Santa Clarita hosts food drive

Next month, the Santa Clarita Public Library will partner with the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry to launch the first-ever Food for Fines program which allows patros to donate one food item to waive up to $20 of overdue library ...

Santa Clarita burglar charged

A Santa Clarita man suspected of breaking into a series of residences and assaulting a woman has been charged with seven felony counts.

Recycling event set tomorrow

The city of Lancaster, in collaboration with CalRecycle, tomorrow will host its latest free used oil and electronic waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the City Maintenance Yard, 615 W. Avenue H.

Beauty school settles lawsuit

The insurance carrier of the now-defunct Marinello Schools of Beauty, which operated a location in Palmdale, has paid $8.6 million to resolve civil allegations that the school—which operated in about a dozen Southland locations—obtained federal student loan funds for ineligible ...

Santa Clarita engineer charged in theft

A former assistant engineer for the city of Santa Clarita was scheduled for arraignment this week on felony charges for allegedly embezzling more than one-half a million dollars.

Sex assault victims sought

Sheriff’s investigators this week sought additional possible victims of a message therapist charged with sexually assaulting a woman during a treatment session at her Santa Clarita home.

Community college students fly NASA Mars prototype

A team of students at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base successfully flew a prototype of an aircraft that could one day be deployed into the Martian atmosphere and send its findings back to Earth.

See Delfonics Revue Oct. 1

There’s a rare treat coming to Legacy Commons for Active Seniors. The Delfonics Revue featuring Gary Stevens will perform at 6 p.m. Oct. 1.

Sign-up for Palmdale Partners

The city of Palmdale is accepting applications for the 2016 fall session of the Palmdale Partners Academy, scheduled to begin Sept. 14. The sessions will continue on consecutive Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. through Nov. 2. Registration will conclude ...