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.
According to Winston Churchill, "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
Back when Republicans controlled the U.S. Senate, minority Democrats employed and defended their use of the filibuster, blocking votes on President George W. Bush's nominees by refusing to yield the floor in the absence of a super-majority of 60 out of 100 senators.
Most Americans have read or heard about the recent tragedy involving two young men in the fatal car crash in the Valencia industrial park here in the Santa Clarita Valley.
This time of year is especially noted for being filled with family gatherings, holiday shopping, gift giving and school vacations. A sense of joy and goodwill permeates our little valley as it does in many communities throughout the world.
At a recent seminar I listened as the presenter explained the social phenomenon now understood as "expanding adolescence." It's quite simple. While in the 1950's the life stage known as adolescence was defined as the 12-18 age period, it is now recognized that adolescence often expands up to 30 years of age. And if you just take a careful look around, you'll see this is no hair-brained idea.
In my first 100 days at the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, I've learned a lot more about the Santa Clarita Valley and about the unique economic development considerations that I think are our biggest strengths.
On Nov. 30, Americans came together in support of their communities to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
There's been a lot of hubbub this week around President Obama's recent "selfie." For those still without teenagers, or simply lagging in the latest technological fads, a selfie is when someone takes a picture of themselves.
Build it once. Build it right.