Chris Sharp

ElectionsVoteToday unfortunately is the day of the school lockdown and the school  lockdown drill. This isn’t to say that the era of the traditional fire drill has passed. Surely by my count in public schools, I have managed just as many fire drills as(more..)


ElectionsVoteI have sometimes thought that if every restaurant and market would to give the good food it throws out every night to the poor of their cities, there would be no children going to bed hungry in those places.  Actually the food markets do give a(more..)


ElectionsVoteBack in the 1970’s … wait?  You don’t want to go there?  But maybe you would have if you had been me and I was indulging in my party decade.  I went to so many parties in the 1970’s that I only had snack food f(more..)


ElectionsVoteI thought I would use a poker analogue for today’s column, even though I am hardly a poker player.  But as it turns out one of my favorite restaurants seems to always play poker championships on their overhanging TV sets when I am eating t(more..)


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..)



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