I missed the "wooden" age of Christmas.
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."
It is now less than a month before we ring in 2012. Do you have your New Year's Eve plans set?
As my year as your mayor comes to a close, I wanted to share with you some of my reflections and memories of 2011.
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.
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?
Good morning, my friends.
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.
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.
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.
I had my kidney stolen by a hooker in Las Vegas.
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.
Do you know why we celebrate Veterans Day every year Nov. 11?
Things were so much simpler, back in the caveman days.
I've always adored Halloween. What fun to dress up and pretend to be someone else. In addition, there's candy.