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Jim Walker: The adverse evolution of Christmas

I missed the "wooden" age of Christmas.

December 16, 2011 | By Jim Walker Don't Take Me Seriously | Local Columns


Jim Walker: There is nobility in swinging for the fence

You've heard it countless times: "He was swinging for the fence." This, as you know, means he was trying to hit a home run. And, unfortunately, most times, this is followed by "a swing and a miss." You see, in baseball, the odds favor base hits over home runs. And so, swinging for the fence is often a desperate act, in which you will, instead of "hitting it out of the park," most often "go down swinging."

December 09, 2011 | By Jim Walker Don't Take Me Seriously | Local Columns


Michele E. Buttelman: Holiday Light Tour to hit the streets

It is now less than a month before we ring in 2012. Do you have your New Year's Eve plans set?

December 04, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Local Columns


Marsha McLean: Thank you for a fantastic year, Santa Clarita

As my year as your mayor comes to a close, I wanted to share with you some of my reflections and memories of 2011.

December 03, 2011 | By Marsha McLean | Local Columns


Jim Walker: Animal idioms — if only they knew

A few months ago, we took a look at the interesting intricacies of idioms, and I ended that column by noting that I had more of those little gems up my sleeve.

December 02, 2011 | By Jim Walker Don't Take Me Seriously | Local Columns


Michele E. Buttelman: Home Tour League presents unique quartet

I know I speak for many of us when I ask the question, "How did it get to be December?" The end of 2011 is in sight when December rolls into the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday. What happened to October and November? Wasn't it just July?

November 27, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Local Columns


Well, good morning, it’s Christmas

Good morning, my friends.

November 26, 2011 | By Jim Walker Don't Take Me Seriously | Local Columns


Laurie Ender: ’Tis the season to celebrate in Old Town Newhall

Are you getting into the holiday spirit? It's hard not to when the community is festively decorated in the glitz and glamour of the holidays. If you're looking to get your holiday on, Old Town Newhall offers a variety of experiences starting this weekend that are perfectly suited for everyone to enjoy this season.

November 26, 2011 | By Laurie Ender | Local Columns


Dave Bossert: This could be the beginning of a beautiful alliance

Sometimes great ideas can often take a circuitous and bumpy path to completion and in doing so can overlook their origin. So it has been the case with the I-5/Lyons Avenue/Pico Canyon interchange beautification project, which breaks ground today, as a partnership between Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita and the West Ranch Town Council.

November 21, 2011 | By Dave Bossert | Local Columns


Frank Ferry: Lyons Avenue/I-5 to receive makeover

On Monday, the city of Santa Clarita will celebrate the ground-breaking for the Lyons Avenue / Interstate 5 Interchange Beautification Project at 10 a.m.

November 19, 2011 | By Frank Ferry | Local Columns


Jim Walker: Sticking forks in urban turkeys

I had my kidney stolen by a hooker in Las Vegas.

November 18, 2011 | By Jim Walker Don't Take Me Seriously | Local Columns


Jim Walker: ‘Angry Birds’ and cranky columnists

So, I just became aware of the video game "Angry Birds" - proving once again how out of touch I am, as the game has been rapidly growing in popularity since it was released in 2009.

November 11, 2011 | By Jim Walker Don’t Take Me Seriously | Local Columns


Marsha McLean: Veterans to be honored at ceremony

Do you know why we celebrate Veterans Day every year Nov. 11?

November 05, 2011 | Marsha McLean | Local Columns


Jim Walker: The proliferation of puzzlement

Things were so much simpler, back in the caveman days.

November 04, 2011 | Jim Walker Don't Take Me Seriously | Local Columns


Michele E. Buttelman: Happy Halloween to the Santa Clarita Valley

I've always adored Halloween. What fun to dress up and pretend to be someone else. In addition, there's candy.

October 30, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Local Columns


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