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ElectionsVoteThe Cross Valley Connector has been open almost a decade now. Politicians like to thump their chests and bark about how they’re for roads to ease the ever-growing congestion. I remember years ago a New Jersey think tank put out an unusual study(more..)

ElectionsVote(By John Boston) I started smoking at an early age. Seven, actually. I found a complete and unused cigarette on a department store floor and pocketed it. I took it home. When my dad was off at work, I lit it up to see what all this alleged adult smok(more..)

ElectionsVoteI remember many years back when the valley’s first gymnasium opened. It was run by a couple of manly-men weightlifters, Harvey Keith and Steve Davis. I became good friends with Harv, although I haven’t seen the misplaced New Yorker in yea(more..)

ElectionsVote“She does not understand the concept of Roman numerals. She thought we just fought World War Eleven.”— Joan Rivers, on stupidity Funny the things you remember. Years ago, in Lisbon, a 46-year-old man robbed a bank of about $1,200. (more..)

ElectionsVoteIt would be grand to wish my way back through time and wander the roads and canyons of Santa Clarita. Before shopping centers. Before condo projects housing thousands. Before paved streets, cell phones and electric garage door openers. I know it woul(more..)

ElectionsVoteDecades later, I still haven’t gotten used to it that The Baby, aka, my sibling-like substance Hondo Boston, is driving. That’s him in the photo above. Adding insult to injury, “Hondo,” is the choreographer for the Rams’(more..)

ElectionsVote“Early one June morning in 1872 I murdered my father — an act which made a deep impression on me at the time.” — Ambrose Bierce Santa Enchirito as I sometimes like to call it, has been my home town for nearly half a century. (more..)

ElectionsVoteIt’s the first of May, 2017. Not exactly snow weather in the SCV. But one can hope. It was one of those small memories you never forget. It was a few winters back, up in the hills of Castaic. I stood outside my office, watching it snow on Sunda(more..)

ElectionsVoteFor most of us, a gossamer boundary shields us from unwanted interaction with our environment. Roofs and walls keep out the elements. Doors are usually all that separate us from anything, from grizzly bear to drunk, from wandering into our homes. In(more..)

ElectionsVote“Can’t you smell that smell?”— Lynyrd Skynyrd With all the trouble Russian President Vladimir Putin gets into, it’s refreshing to see a new side of the dictator. They just had a new perfume named after him. If Estee Lau(more..)

ElectionsVote“I bought my wife a new car. She called me and said there was water in the carburetor. I said: ‘Where’s the car?’ She said: ‘In the lake.’”— Henny Youngman I’ve been blessed with an abundance of (more..)

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