The chloride issue facing all SCV residents and businesses is huge. We're told the core problem is SVC's chloride-rich waste water flowing west damages Ventura-area avocado and strawberry crops. As a result the L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board dictated we hold our discharge to 100 mg of chloride per liter. Mostly, we stand at 117 mg/L but the numbers can rise considerably during drought. Years ago our city leaders diligently tackled reducing chloride by ...
Every time I look at the world, I see a never-ending struggle over our country's engagement with the world. I have recently opined about events across Southwest Asia and Northern Africa - a part of the world that has beleaguered the United States for some time now.
Often, you only win the battle if you stick with it for the long haul. And when it comes to the proposedCemex sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon, it has been a long haul indeed, and the battle is not yet won.
Just days after the Trayvon Martin verdict, President Obama shared his personal thoughts, providing a glimpse into the man who inhabits a very strange, singular space in America between white and black and extreme privilege and prejudice:
ife for kids is harder today than ever before, and I offer up proof: According to a variety of news reports, many elementary schools are eliminating recess.
"This place has come to complete gridlock," said Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. "Something has to change."
My family lived in Detroit from 1955 to 1956, during which time I attended second grade in a public elementary school.
With the recent verdict in the Zimmerman/Martin case, it may now be an appropriate time to comment. In a case like this, opinions need to be withheld until all of the evidence has been presented.
Janet Napolitano has finally used her political connections to land a job for which she's qualified.
When we ask the question of what distinguishes mankind from the rest of creation the possible answers usually include the presence and activity of the conscience. This "inner referee", as it has been called, acts to pull us toward the good and away from the bad.
Santa Clarita's open space, with its rolling hills and iconic oak trees, are among the many reasons people love coming home to Santa Clarita.
George Zimmerman's trial seemed to raise as many questions as it answered, but one thing was proved convincingly: television in courtrooms can have damaging effects.
Definition of TROPE: a common or overused theme or device: cliché (the usual horror movie tropes)
On July 11, Gov.Jerry Brown signed legislation that dismantled the state's existing enterprise zone program and diverted the funds to a new program.
Despite all the caterwauling you hear about nepotism, rigged elections, waivers, loopholes, crony capitalism, foxes guarding henhouses, gerrymandered legislative districts, incompetent court-appointed attorneys, misleading negative campaign ads and government surveillance programs, we Americans are an alarmingly contented bunch.
This weekend will mark 496 years since a young monk strolled to the university church in Wittenberg, Germany, and tacked a list of 95 statements to the door intending to start a conversation about abuses in the church.
Water is scarce in the Santa Clarita Valley. We live in a desert, so our region must import half of all its supply from northern California, increasing costs and decreasing reliability.
Is America's center rising again? It certainly seems that way. After months of looking as if it was being prepared for embalming by a political mortician, several things have happened.
Today's tea partiers often use Christian-speak to build consensus and corral the faithful into panting the hard right's party line. Issues of church are manipulated and abused into issues of state.
It's been almost a week now since the government shutdown was lifted and the debt ceiling was raised, and since Republicans played political limbo with their own party's approval ratings - how low can they go?
A lot of people are asking what the heck is wrong with the Republican Party.
When Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Trust Act, he ended the partnership established between local law enforcement and Immigration and Customers Enforcement authorities that the federal Secure Communities program established.
In logic there is a fallacy known as non sequitur. This Latin phrase simply means "does not follow" and describes a situation where a supposed "effect" actually "does not follow" from its supposed cause. Here is an example – absurd to be sure – of a non sequitur: Where does wind come from? It obviously is caused by the leaves of the trees waving. When the leaves wave, the movement causes the wind to blow. ...
Editor's note: The following column represents City Councilman Boydston's stance on the chloride issue. He does not speak for the entire City Council.
Even after a decade and a half of debate, we're still learning new things about the proposed Cemex gravel mine in Soledad Canyon.
The California High Speed Rail Project is a $68 billion endeavor that will link Los Angeles and San Francisco by trains traveling up to 220 mph.
This past weekend I took a group of young employees on a boating trip to Santa Cruz Island for an overnight adventure and island hike.
Yes, our legislators in Washington are indeed fiddling while Rome (in today's parlance, our planet) burns.
I remember when a billion used to be a number so big nobody could comprehend it, though it is still a massive number.