ElectionsVote I used to get such a big kick being the lower case emcee, getting up before Silents Under the Stars to share a few stories not too many people knew about Newhall’s most famous citizen, William S(more..)


ElectionsVote Imagine my horror when I looked in the mirror this morning and found one, lips pursed, head tilted, staring back at me. But, sometimes, a guy just has to pull up his big boy pants and perform his righ(more..)


ElectionsVote “Who’s Virginia?”— Rose Kennedy (1890-1995) when asked why her daughter-in-law Joan lived in Boston while her son Ted lived in Virginia. Nearly 40 years ago, two ambiguous fig(more..)


ElectionsVote “In Italy, a woman can have a face like a train wreck and prosper — if she is blonde.” — Unknown There are times when I miss my kid sibling-like substance, Wilbur. We have was(more..)


ElectionsVote (I just ran across this column I wrote long before the 2008 presidential election. Cripes. It has me shaking my head 8 years later…) One of the touchiest subjects in the upcoming 2008 help-wan(more..)


ElectionsVote A couple of hundred years ago, our local Tataviam Indians would use ants to treat rheumatism. The Native American unlucky enough to complain of the malady was stripped naked (if he or she wasn’t(more..)


ElectionsVote “We’re on the road to nowhere...”— Lyric from a Talking Heads song It’s 2016 and the Cross Valley Connector has been open for nearly a decade. Actually, it was planned i(more..)


ElectionsVote I do wear many hats. One is for being a local historian. I find many, if not most, newcomers have no idea about the rich film history we have. OK. Enough of that then. Let’s talk about film and (more..)


ElectionsVote I’m not sure it’s possible to have an argument with your significant other while one or more of you is under the influence of helium. The element basking in the #2 spot on the Periodic Ta(more..)


ElectionsVote Sometimes, a guy just has to pull up his big boy pants and perform his righteous civic duty. I found an error in the Constitution. It’s a big one. Specifically, it’s the 8th Amendment. T(more..)