Archived Articles

June 24, 2016
The residents of Santa Clarita recently learned of another setback in the chloride saga, as the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District (SCVSD) ran into trouble with their four-year chloride reduction plan.
May 22, 2016
Historically, large public projects do not fare well in California. Unlike their private project counterparts, government run projects have a track record of running over budget, not meeting deadlines, and are consistently inundated with mismanagement.
April 18, 2016
We often talk about how important democracy is because all are allowed to have their voices heard and concerns taken seriously.
March 17, 2016
When a coworker shows up to work sneezing and coughing, there's often a lot of grumbling for him or her to go home instead of potentially getting everyone sick.
February 18, 2016
If I had an opportunity to travel in time, I wouldn't mind going back to 2008 and voting twice against Proposition 1A, the High Speed Rail Project. Luckily for me — and you — another bite at the apple is still a possibility.
February 18, 2016
The most important local issue affecting our community is actually a federal government decision that allows mega-mining in Soledad Canyon.
February 17, 2016
There are three pivotal questions about the Aliso Canyon gas leak that must be answered with urgency: What happened? How can it be fixed? And what are the long-term impacts?
January 14, 2016
Growing up, parents teach their children at a very young age the importance of keeping a promise. As elected representatives in the California State Assembly, we wish that were the case in Sacramento.
September 23, 2015
When California passed the so-called AB 32 the “Global Warming Solutions Act” in 2006, it was praised as first of its kind legislation, a model that the world would follow. That has not happened. The Global Warming Solutions Act established a cap-and-trade program in California. This program sets a...
September 21, 2015
Above the dais in the Assembly chambers is the Latin saying, “Legislatorum Est Justas Leges Condere,” which translates into “It is the duty of the Legislators to make just laws.” While it's important that the Legislature pass just laws, it's just as important that those decisions are made following...