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Kevin & Christine Korenthal: Congress takes a stand

Just in time for Halloween, we have what we are told is a truly terrifying and dangerous situation on our hands. Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know if you have heard, but the federal government has shut down due to a disagreement among Washington legislators over spending - or, rather, not spending.

October 07, 2013 | Kevin and Christine Korenthal Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Congress, grow up

"Mommy, Joshua took my toy and he won't give it back!"

October 07, 2013 | Steve Lunetta Commentary | Columnists


Danny Tyree: Does anybody else out there hate bifocals?

This summer, shortly after turning 53, I finally "upgraded" to bifocal eyeglasses, and I must admit that I am underwhelmed.

October 07, 2013 | Danny Tyree Tyrades! | Columnists


Tina Dupuy: Members of Congress unwilling to work

Are we a nation with a food shortage? No. Are we a nation with hungry people? Yes. Why? Good question.

October 03, 2013 | Tina Dupuy Commentary | Columnists


Danny Tyree: Let’s address America’s wastewater crisis

Much has been written about the nation's aging infrastructure and what our elected officials should be doing, but the solution to one problem lies squarely with the consumer.

October 03, 2013 | Danny Tyree Tyrades! | Columnists


Kathryn Lopez: Religious freedom on the brink

"Who needs religious freedom?" It's a necessary, if often unasked, question.

October 03, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez Commentary | Columnists


Gary Horton: Conservative Congress Betrays The Public Trust

It's likely that the most difficult period you've experienced in your life has been the Great Recession of 2007–2009 and the grindingly slow "recovery" thereafter.

October 02, 2013 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Councilwoman Marsha McLean: Help Create the Soledad Canyon Road Corridor Plan

SANTA CLARITA - Now the third largest city in Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita is home to more than 203,000 residents, 6,000+ businesses, thousands of acres of open space, and more than 30 parks. As our city matures and evolves, the principle of community involvement that led to incorporation in 1987 remains at the heart of Santa Clarita's plans for the future of our great city.

October 01, 2013 | By Councilwoman Marsha McLean City of Santa Clarita | Columnists


Betty Arenson: Defunding Obamacare

A primary component of Obamacare is the funding of it. That is a mega-daunting task.

October 01, 2013 | By Betty Arenson Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Charles Vignola: The GOP’S politics of extortion

If you have a 401K or any money in the stock market, you can thank the Republican Party for a big chunk of it disappearing in the days to come: barring a last-minute miracle, today will be the first day of the government shutdown caused by the GOP's latest example of politics by extortion.

October 01, 2013 | Charles Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


Kenneth Dean: Being hung by the cables

To be or not to be! That is the question. To be held hostage by the cable company monopolies has become outrageous and disgusting.

October 01, 2013 | Kenneth Dean SCV Voices | Columnists


Shrinking role of handwritten word

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. - Over the years the residents of this town tucked into a shoulder of the White Mountains have filled the pages of the local newspaper with heated comments about zoning, a bypass highway, a new school and who deserves to win the New Hampshire primary.

October 01, 2013 | David M. Shribman Commentary | Columnists


Mallory Fencil: Giving voice to the fallen

SANTA CLARTA - I'm not good at talking to audiences. I don't like talking to audiences. When I am excited, I talk quickly and in a painfully high pitch. When I am emotional, not even my parents, who've had 20 years to learn, can understand my words.

September 30, 2013 | By Mallory Fencil | Columnists


David Hegg: US needs leaders with values

The fact is, everything stands or falls on leadership. Leaders understand the importance of bringing people together to accomplish more than any could do alone. The best leaders are able to recognize future challenges and opportunities, assess and use their team's strengths while protecting their weaknesses, and mobilize efforts in the right way when crises arise. But more than anything else, good leaders have a laser-like focus on the mission they have been charged to accomplish.

September 29, 2013 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Gary Horton: Threatened by our own leaders

Our federal government has been tough on those who would do intentional harm to our nation and its people. Gitmo is filled with "suspected terrorists" - from taxi drivers found in the wrong place at the wrong time to actual bad guys who would slash us with box cutters or far worse if given a chance.

September 25, 2013 | Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


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My Obamacare experience

I read Gary Horton's April 30 column on his experience with the Affordable Care Act ("American Medicine has become a joke") and decided to share a story.

May 12, 2014 | Valeria Tippy SCV Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: We don’t have to think alike

In every ordered and civilized society the rule of law plays an essential role. Given that human nature is too often selfish and sometimes even cruel, laws are enacted to declare the boundaries between right and wrong. Laws form the lens through which society views the actions of those individuals who choose to live in the group.

May 11, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


The Sterling dilemma

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

May 05, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


David Hegg: Toward ethical friendship

Someone has rightly said that a true friend is one who walks in when everyone else is walking out. In most areas of life, tragedy and trial bring truth to the surface. Your true character is best seen in the worst of situations, when the façade falls away and you no longer can hide who you are. When it comes to friendships, hard times bring out the reality of the relationship.

May 04, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Dante Acosta: Santa Clarita laces up for Wings for Life run

Ever since I moved to Santa Clarita nearly 28 years ago, I've always appreciated our community's clean streets, wide open spaces and active lifestyle.

May 02, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Steve Knight: It’s time for a new approach

In the 1976 movie "Network," Peter Finch delivers the famous line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

May 02, 2014 | By Steve Knight Right here right now | Columnists


Michael Antonovich: Realignment : a dangerous ruse

Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Antonovich SCV Voices | Columnists


Amer Aziz: Seeking religious freedom

The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.

May 01, 2014 | By Amer Aziz SCV Voices | Columnists


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