Chris Sharp

ElectionsVoteOn the SCV Beacon’s first interview with Bill Miranda as a Santa Clarita City Council member – appointed to fill the vacancy left by Dante Acosta when Acosta was elected to the California Assembly – Miranda answered my final questio(more..)


ElectionsVoteAs you probably already know, my mission is to write columns that other columnists are not writing.  It is in that spirit that I have written for example a Beacon column demonstrating the contribution to America by everyone ranging from the Jeho(more..)


ElectionsVoteTonight, after dinner the people of the Santa Clarita will once again gather around the long parking spaces on Valencia Avenue around the Barnes and Noble Book Store and the Valencia Library –  the two most bookish enclaves in Santa Clarit(more..)


ElectionsVoteI arrived in the city of Santa Clarita in the year 1988, only a year after the city was incorporated in 1987, and believe me, it was a different place. At that time, it seemed that the city was created to evoke an idyllic bedroom community, where eve(more..)


ElectionsVoteI am sure if you for example were to offer me “extra credit” as a reward for doing some work for you, my response would be, “no thank you.  But I will take some ordinary credit.” Maybe the reason why so many more people (more..)


ElectionsVoteMy recent lunch with a partially disabled Riverside County sheriff’s deputy prompted me to wish that I had more information about the many police officers who remain disabled because of the hazards they run into while protecting us.  I get(more..)


ElectionsVoteA very well established axiom of managing a classroom is that education does not work until behavior succeeds.   That is true – you can’t learn anything when you just let yourself go crazy. The public school system today has fi(more..)


ElectionsVoteA very well established axiom of managing a classroom is that education does not work until behavior succeeds.   That is true – you can’t learn anything when you just let yourself go crazy. The public school system today has fi(more..)


ElectionsVoteOne of the reasons why I am increasingly working on published fictional stories instead of published essays is that a parable historically has a softer impact than a lecture.  I might have written here a journalistic essay about the journey of a(more..)


ElectionsVoteI have heard that Los Angeles County has more museums than any county in America – Our L.A. territory literally has hundreds and hundreds of museums.  Knowing all the good young students that the Santa Clarita Valley educates, I have (more..)


ElectionsVoteMilitary museums are nothing new for California – there are in fact over a dozen of them.  But it would be new for the Santa Clarita Valley.  It was in the course of planning for the upcoming Santa Clarita War Memorial the local SCV v(more..)



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