Stakeholders from the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and, now, San Fernando Valley are uniting and fighting to stop damaging high-speed rail plans "dead in their tracks."
"What's love got to do with it, got to do with it?
While Democrats and Republicans are more polarized than ever, their shared repulsion at the murderous activities of ISIS is one of the few things both sides can agree on.
At some point we all ask the big questions. Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going?
Who has a greater right to work; illegal aliens or lawful immigrants and American citizens?
"I've often asked myself why you should have to register to vote."
Hate radio. Hate speech. Hate websites. Hate politics. Hate crimes. Hate's gone big time and big business and big politics in America.
"My work is a feeble attempt to understand and respond to the guttural cry that erupts from the depths of the soul of each of us."
Last Saturday one individual was shot in the head and two police officers were wounded in an attack on a synagogue in central Copenhagen, Denmark.
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of columns by Santa Clarita Valley native Scott Kanowsky, who is currently living in Madrid, Spain.
The continuous stream of insightful comments made by our pre-school granddaughters never ceases to amaze and delight me. Last week our daughter recounted an exchange with her 3-year old:
A few weeks back, while driving up Newhall Avenue, I witnessed a flurry of activity that included a TV news truck, police cars and an area quarantined by police caution tape.
I was at a Democratic Party Central Committee meeting the other day when a full-sized Hereford cow came flying through the window!
It's safe for me to say that Radio Shack helped form my adolescent life - and might have even saved it. An odd statement, yet true.
Farmers in California have a major stake in water supplies - how much there is and where it comes from.
Spaniards went to the polls last weekend in a crucial round of regional and municipal elections. In Madrid the city's embattled mayor, Ana Botella, stepped down after nearly four years in office.
This Memorial Day, with David Letterman retiring the week before the holiday and the recent death of legendary bluesman B.B. King, I began to think about ways to honor our servicemen and women beyond the traditional parades and prayers of Memorial Day weekend.
It's a start. A small one.
I just spent two hours writing a letter on my computer that would have taken me a minute and a half on a typewriter. It took another hour to print the envelope.
This weekend we pause to honor the memory of those who gave their lives in defense of America during our many armed conflicts. Originally proposed and celebrated in 1868, the day was known as Decoration Day. General John Logan commanded that the day was "for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country …" President Lyndon Johnson conferred national holiday status on the day in 1966.
Last month, the City of Santa Clarita in partnership with surrounding cities and towns hosted a community meeting to solicit support for an effort to approach the local (not so) high-speed rail alignment issue from a regional perspective. This rally was the result of an evolving set of alignments being proposed for the section of rail from Palmdale to Burbank. The City of Santa Clarita has maintained that since it does not receive a stop it should not be adversely affected by the system.
Last week I wrote on the challenge of motivating the good folks over at LA County Parks and Recreation to address their disregard leading to the utter devastation of our street medians at Commerce Center Drive in the otherwise shiny Valencia Industrial Center.
Our society is obsessed with many things, but none more so than aging. I don't think a day passes but that I hear someone complaining about the consequences of getting older.
In the early hours of the morning on April 30, after a full day of debate and deliberation, the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.
In the next few months, more than 800,000 California homeowners, including residents of some areas in unincorporated Santa Clarita Valley, will get a bill in the mail requiring them to pay a state fee for fire prevention and safety services.
Rolling hills, a plethora of parks and green landscapes throughout the community draw people into the Santa Clarita Valley.
As long as I can remember, alarmists have bleated and prophesied, "The Big One is coming and California will sink into the ocean depths!"
Just about every local news broadcast, whether by radio or via cable, reminds us that we are in a drought. The social theme being pushed is "to conserve water."
As I travel through life I try to remember to be grateful for the things that have been important to me, and one is my long friendship with the Sheriff's Department as historian for the station, an appointment made in 1996 by Lt. Bob Elson, now retired.
"You've got all the symptoms," Sue said.