Chris Sharp

ElectionsVoteFor the time being, I have had it with trying to write about the usual things.  With this piece, I am going to confine myself to being a travel writer, recommending here three battlefields that I think is worthwhile for you to take a trip East w(more..)


ElectionsVoteYou don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to see that our schools are being besieged by crime and violence right now.  Nor do you have to be Sherlock Holmes to see that the perpetrators of practically all this crime and violence are coming from(more..)


ElectionsVoteA salient aspect of teaching high school students some history is my asking, “How many in this room want to hear another story about John Adams and Thomas Jefferson?”  I could by now comfortably predict that not one hand would go up.(more..)


ElectionsVoteFor some time now, Saudi Arabia has been served as an introductory course in traditional Islam for our American purposes.   I believe this has been so because there are two key words in each nation’s dialogue to serve for our mutual b(more..)


ElectionsVoteWhen I was growing up (so many centuries ago), I didn’t really realize I was living in a musical world.  Of course, I sometimes heard music.  Sometimes I even heard it being played in a store, but not most stores. The retailer usually(more..)


ElectionsVoteFirst of all, does everyone know what I mean when I say “Helping LA get into the WS?”  Do you know that when I say “LA” I do not mean, “LA LA LA LA,” but I mean “Los Angeles” and thus “Angeli(more..)


ElectionsVoteOn the SCV Beacon’s first interview with Bill Miranda as a Santa Clarita City Council member – appointed to fill the vacancy left by Dante Acosta when Acosta was elected to the California Assembly – Miranda answered my final questio(more..)


ElectionsVoteAs you probably already know, my mission is to write columns that other columnists are not writing.  It is in that spirit that I have written for example a Beacon column demonstrating the contribution to America by everyone ranging from the Jeho(more..)


ElectionsVoteTonight, after dinner the people of the Santa Clarita will once again gather around the long parking spaces on Valencia Avenue around the Barnes and Noble Book Store and the Valencia Library –  the two most bookish enclaves in Santa Clarit(more..)


ElectionsVoteI arrived in the city of Santa Clarita in the year 1988, only a year after the city was incorporated in 1987, and believe me, it was a different place. At that time, it seemed that the city was created to evoke an idyllic bedroom community, where eve(more..)


ElectionsVoteI am sure if you for example were to offer me “extra credit” as a reward for doing some work for you, my response would be, “no thank you.  But I will take some ordinary credit.” Maybe the reason why so many more people (more..)



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