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February 14th is Valentine’s Day, a worldwide celebration of love and romance, marked by giving red roses and chocolate hearts or by sending valentines. Often derided as a “Hallmark hol(more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) I have some Facebook posts from friends who know that I was full-time journalist for some 20 years and a freelance writer for more years than that.  So, they have been expecti(more..)


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Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman (more..)


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Throughout history mankind has celebrated the bountiful harvest with thanksgiving ceremonies. Before the establishment of formal religions many ancient farmers believed that their crops contained s(more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) My father William Walter Sharp was 14 years old in the Thanksgiving of 1933, and he was living with my grandfather Walter Eddins Sharp in a large cow barn within the city limits of(more..)


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Following the passing of former Santa Clarita Mayor Jo Anne Darcy, Supervisor Kathryn Barger issued the following statement:

“Jo Anne was the personification of the can-do spirit who (more..)


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The Santa Clarita City Council is inviting the community to attend the Santa Clarita History Bear unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. a(more..)


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(dailynew.com) American flags were placed at Pepperdine University on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, to commemorate the lives lost in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Each year Waves of Flags featur(more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) I remember my father saying goodbye to me very seriously as he was transferred to fly Air Force planes in the Korean War.  I was only three years old, but there was something (more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) As 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 demon(more..)