ElectionsVote I 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 create(more..)


ElectionsVote I 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.(more..)


ElectionsVote My 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 haza(more..)


ElectionsVote A 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 yoursel(more..)


ElectionsVote A 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 yoursel(more..)


ElectionsVote One 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 writte(more..)


ElectionsVote I 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 studen(more..)


ElectionsVote Military 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 u(more..)


ElectionsVote Once upon a time there was a grand old party named the Republican Party.  It seemed its holy purpose was to stamp out centrism everywhere, whether it is in Moscow or in Havana or in Peking or in (more..)


ElectionsVote Being a daughter father, I have always hoped the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival would add a subtitle to its logo that would say something like, “And Cowgirl Festival, Also.” &nb(more..)