As the city and county work together to update our General Plan, it is imperative for the future of our valley and our neighborhoods that residents get involved.
Editor's note: Through the vagaries of e-mail, Hart district school board candidate Bob Jensen's responses to columnist Jonathan Kraut's questions did not make it into Tuesday's Democratic Voices column. Here are Jensen's responses, along with the questions that prompted them.
For the next five weeks, I will be posting "Full Speed to Port" all the way from U Penn.
The race for the William S. Hart Union High School District board is interesting because all five candidates for the three open seats are Republican. This means politics is not a factor in this race.
It is always bad to start an opinion column by apologizing. But, there are some things we conservatives are doing that are just plain wrong.
I developed a minor reputation over the years in the SCV for what some thought an impressive ability to prognosticate on the outcome of local elections.
Using the carrot rather than the stick
Increasing water use efficiency is anything but a pipe dream - and Santa Clarita Valley residents have already proven it.
According to the Alliance for Health Reform, a non-partisan group, health care costs tripled between 1990 and 2007, and with no changes will account for 25 percent of the nation's economy by the year 2025.
As the Los Angeles County Fire Department reportedly set back fires to burn even some of the beloved natural area parks in La Canada neighborhoods, we at SCOPE wondered about our own city's efforts to surround our urban area with green spaces.
One of the people who responded to Buck McKeon's August telephone town hall, as reported in The Signal, asked the Congressman, "Where in the Constitution does it say I have to be this compassionate and provide people these things?"
Watching a "60 Minutes" segment in March on the Remote Area Volunteer Medical Corp greatly moved me. I researched RAM for my summer communications class at College of the Canyons.
There are times when partisan politics needs to be set aside. What has happened to the funding for our Santa Clarita Valley Domestic Violence Center, and other such centers statewide, is a good example.
His calls usually come in the dead of night, around 2 a.m. His clever reasoning is that no one is awake and he can speak to me confidentially.
Next month, California will recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Unfortunately, we will also recognize the disastrous impacts that recent budget cuts have had on domestic violence centers here in the Santa Clarita Valley, and throughout California.
Recently, a local blogger "discovered" the Santa Clarita Valley Facilities Foundation and its connection to school site acquisition for the William S. Hart Union High School District.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." ~ U.S. Constitution, Amendment 1.