ElectionsVote This incoming presidency is the last chance for our two-party system to be a representative democracy in our nation.  Actually I just lied.  My real belief is more that the two-party system (more..)

ElectionsVote Moving toward this Thanksgiving of 2016, I have been thinking that there must be something --- something! -- I could do to make myself useful for this holiday season.  Then I found it.  That(more..)

ElectionsVote Being a teacher in my second life in Southern California, after I was a journalist in my first life in New York City, my baggage is now full of systems to help draw the best work possible from young m(more..)

ElectionsVote Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar has already served as mayor of the city several times and has belonged to the Santa Clarita City Council since the year 2000 -- for most of its existence.  A former(more..)

ElectionsVote Here now is a profile of another of this year’s Santa Clarita City Council, incumbent TimBen Boydston, who first came to City Hall ten years ago. Long known as the executive director of the feis(more..)

ElectionsVote Alan Ferdman’s bid for election to the Santa Clarita City Hall rests on a record of consistency for community service.  He has been an active director of the Canyon Country Advisory Co(more..)

ElectionsVote Here is our community friend Cameron Smyth, after years now out of his term-limited time as the Santa Clarita area assembly representative, happily able to be well inside the private sector and out of(more..)

ElectionsVote I was homeless once.  Now that I’ve caught your attention, let me explain the circumstances.  I wanted to do research for a series of both journalistic and literary stories I was plann(more..)

ElectionsVote Think about it. What do the former star pro football quarterbacks Dan Marino and Doug Flutie and the Hollywood stars Robert De Niro and Aidan Quinn and Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta all ha(more..)

ElectionsVote It is all too common that when a very good person dies – even an historical icon – we spend a day summarizing the person so we can then go on to other subjects.  Nobel-Prize winning h(more..)