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Monday, Mar. 27, 2017

Gary Horton: A story as old as Aesop

We’re told, “We’ve seen it all before.” We’re told, “History repeats itself.” We’re told, “Those who fail to learn from history are damned to repeat it.” Enter our “so-called” President Trump. A man with thumbs...

Maria Gutzeit: Women’s Day: a work in progress

As I uttered the words, I knew what I had done wrong. My daughter had just finished an hour of swimming laps with her team. She relayed how two boys were laughing and blocking...

Dianne Van Hook: Time for COC to offer 4-year degrees

"I’m so glad College of the Canyons is offering bachelor’s degrees. It’s about time!” That refrain – and hundreds of variations like it – are uttered to me frequently. It happens just about everywhere throughout...

David Hegg: Society’s denial of self-denial

Among ancients the greatest honor was given to those who, seeing the greater good of the greater number, chose valiantly to deny themselves certain rights and pleasures to improve those around them. But somewhere along...

Duane Smith: Don’t make America mediocre again

On Wednesday while driving a back, secluded mountain road in Santa Clarita, I observed something suspicious. Parked alongside the road was a man sitting on the edge of the highway with a small black...

Brian Baker: Naked judicial activism and overreach

This week, for a second time, a federal district judge – this time in Hawaii – issued an injunction against President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from several specific countries. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson,...

Scott Wilk: Officer slain due to lax public safety policy

It’s becoming an epidemic. It seems almost each week another police officer is killed. The sound of bagpipes seems omnipresent as, one by one, the brave men and women who wake up each morning, don...

Steve Lunetta: My nose just can’t take it

Do you ever have one of those moments when you are sitting at your kitchen table in the morning with a nice cup of coffee and you read something that makes you gag and...

Gary Horton: SVC skin in the homeless game

The homeless playing field has suddenly changed. Nine days ago, the deepest most of us got involved with homelessness was the occasional shock and bother of a ragged individual interrupting our suburban bliss for...

Chad Kampbell: Diversity pledge matters

The Santa Clarita City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution affirming Santa Clarita’s commitment to diversity at its Feb. 14 meeting. The vote came after the resolution was first proposed at the November...