It's funny what you can come to expect from certain people. You wouldn't think naturally that if a person decided they'd had it with their career and wanted to run for an office representing others, they'd completely avoid some due diligence in the process rather than simply trying to get elected straight to Congress.
Friday marks the 14th anniversary of the death of Santa Clarita native son and Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy David William March. The years slowly ebb on, but the memory of that terrible day permanently resides in my brain.
Carrie and I have been vacationing in the Seattle area visiting our daughter, Katie.
The irrational, hyper-partisan Republican response to a Democratic presidency began in 1992 when the country elected Bill Clinton, sometimes referred to as "the first black president."
If my count is correct I'm closing in on my 300th column for The Signal. From time to time I'm asked what it's like to put my thoughts "out there" for all to read.
It would be a wonderful gift to Mother Earth on Earth Day if Congressman Steve Knight would make a commitment to working on a legislative solution to climate change. He's already proved that he cares about keeping our environment as pollution-free as possible. He introduced a bill to make sure there's no gravel mining in Santa Clarita's future and another that would help prevent more gas leaks like the recent Aliso Canyon disaster.
Where have all the middle class jobs gone? That subject has been one of the main issues resonating through the 2016 presidential campaign.
In this political season when partisan politics ravage our serene news landscape, most every communication channel is filled with "which politician accused which opponent of what ghastly sin."
During my years in the corporate world I learned a very good lesson: Communication breeds trust. Lack of communication tends to breed suspicion.
We often talk about how important democracy is because all are allowed to have their voices heard and concerns taken seriously.
Next Monday is the day individual income taxes are due, so I thought this would be a good time to reflect on taxes from a historical perspective.
On the evening of April 7 I attended the meeting of the city's Parks and Recreation and Community Services Commission.
Once upon a time in the Land of Gold, there lived a mighty king named Jerry. Well, he wasn't so mighty in the common sense of a big army and navy. He wielded something far more powerful - a magic pen that could sign pieces of paper.
Last week, Signal contributor James de Bree penned an excellent column arguing against raising the minimum wage.
There has been a lot of campaign rhetoric of late regarding the special benefits available only for the very rich.
Gary Johnson will not be president.
"Horse whisperers" have special talents to quietly calm and train wild horses.
If we are not careful, the chaos and madness of our world these days can certainly overwhelm our thoughts and leave us feeling emotionally numb.
Did you watch the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, or were you too busy playing Pokemon Go?
These days so many of us wonder if a good portion of our country, and the world, has lost its mind. Others say it's ...
Five Dallas officers dead. Seven more undergoing intensive medical care. This is the America we woke up to on the morning of July 7.
Four of the five elected members of the Newhall County Water District Board of Directors are exploring constructive new ways to benefit our customers.
As I sit and watch TV coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, I am struck by many thoughts that I'd like to ...
I am writing this column in Texas, where I am teaching a course to tax professionals who work for one of the world's largest ...
The continuing success of the Republican Party's conservative agenda cannot be explained by its popularity; it polls well below the progressive agenda advanced by ...
My normal schedule for writing this column is a week ahead of the publishing date. That means I am usually unable to respond to the ...
What the hell is happening in the world?
Although California is known for its sunshine, its Legislature fails to live up to the reputation when it comes to having a transparent legislative process.
Oh, how it's turned dark in America these past weeks. Suddenly, after years of quiet, we've suffered mass shootings on a previously unknown ...
Last week, modern Americans got a small taste of what it must have been like to live back in 1968, when the country was riven ...