Gary Horton's column in the Wednesday, March 2 Signal is spot-on. Instead of asking why benefits such as a pension and health insurance have been dropped or greatly diluted by private sector employers over the past 30 years, some are turning on those few left among us - public workers - who still have them.
Bites of warm, moist cookie topped with chocolate fudge followed by sweet caramel and crisp pecans: You could call this cookie heaven.
I was troubled to read in The Signal's Saturday, Feb. 26 article, "Faith callings finally realized" that St. Stephen's Episcopal Church ordained an openly unrepentant lesbian woman who is quoted in the article as saying: "You don't need to be ordained or espouse a specific faith community, we are all connected by who we are and the energy that surrounds."
Among the long list of recognized virtues is that of patience.
First, let me share my pro-union and public employee bonafides. My parents spent decades primarily teaching the public school students in the Davis County Community School District, which provided our family of five with what I now know constituted a solid middle class life in rural Iowa.
There's been very little to celebrate about California's economy over the past few years with unemployment at record highs, businesses leaving the state in increasing numbers and annual budget deficits topping $20 billion.
In 1968, Dr. Stephen Karpman described the "drama triangle" in his article "Fairy Tales and Script Drama Analysis."
St. Patrick's Day Race
The NBA on ESPN RV, complete with a replica of the NBA trophy and a variety of activities, recently visited the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Sierra Vista branch in Canyon Country.
Spaghetti Cabaret fundraiser
For Nancy Tomei, the experience of teaching students is unmatchable.
I read with interest Natalie Everett's Feb. 27 column on Whittaker-Bermite. She refers to the site as "a sleeping giant, holding much of Santa Clarita's future promise."
Remo Belli featured in Inc. magazine
Sunday, March 6
I often attend conferences where the attendees are given name tags that boldly announce who they are. This creates a phenomenon rarely seen elsewhere. As we walk the halls of the conference center or hotel, our eyes are fixed on the name tags of those we pass. We're anxious to see if they are "somebody." Is he a well-known speaker?
Now that our city has survived another local election, I thought it would be appropriate to make some comments regarding elections and city hall. After all, things can get pretty exciting, or should I say concerning around election time in Santa Clarita.
I don't do it as often as I should, but one of my favorite tools is asking thought-provoking questions of my clients.
As I look back I can see them just as so many years ago.
Mother's Day is May 11 and we have some great stories being readied for publication that readers sent us.
The West Ranch High School Dance Team Spring Showcase, "The Hunger Games" was April 19 in the school's gymnasium.
One weekend at the end of March, gathering inside the school gym, a group of students did something that they had never done before.
The fifteen 4th, 5th and 6th grade NAC representatives, Nutrition Advisory Council, at Peachland Elementary School eagerly applied, and were elected by classmates, to be part of the council at the beginning of the school year for a variety of reasons.
I take a great deal of pride in living in Santa Clarita. I am a lifelong resident, and I've dedicated myself to serving the community because I believe this is one of the greatest places to live in Southern California.
I've lived in Santa Clarita for decades and I've been privileged to serve you on our City Council.
Mercedes-Benz of Valencia only opened its doors in December 2005, but it already needs to expand.