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Our View: The splintered results of ‘opt in’ preservation

The destruction of a 100-year-old former Newhall school building has caused quite a stir within the historic preservation community in Santa Clarita.

July 13, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: The high speed rail hoodwink

It seems as though Californians have finally awakened to the hoodwinking they took over the bullet train ballot trick of 2008 that would have them believe a train could actually be built in California for $68 billion that would carry huge streams of people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in two hours and 40 minutes with no government subsidies.

July 13, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Agencies need public accountability

It's pretty basic. Public governmental agencies in this country should be accountable to the public they serve. They are funded by taxpayer money, and the bureaucrats who staff these agencies should consider taxpayers their bosses.

June 29, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Put billboards on the ballot

The brouhaha over billboards in the city of Santa Clarita - a controversy that divided residents in the spring and threatens to continue doing so through the rest of this year - is among the more unnecessary to face Santa Clarita Valley residents in the city's 27 years of existence.

June 15, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Vote yes on Proposition 42

The Signal urges a YES vote on Proposition 42, the measure dealing with public records, open meetings and state reimbursement to local agencies.

May 18, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Moving on after the election

This year's Santa Clarita City Council elections will give arm-chair experts lots to talk about after the voters returned both incumbents Laurene Weste and Marsha McLean to office and replaced Frank Ferry with Canyon Country businessman Dante Acosta.

April 20, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Stopping the legal ‘shakedowns’

The city of Santa Clarita's recent decision and announcement of a settlement with plaintiffs' attorneys over alleged violations of the California Voting Rights Act begs the question: Is this decision the result of an admission that there is a barrier in the city of Santa Clarita to racial and ethnic diversity being reflected in the community's City Council makeup?

April 06, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Recommendations for City Council

Believing this year's election to be a crucial one for the Santa Clarita City Council, The Signal conducted one-on-one interviews with all candidates who agreed and weighed the 13 choices carefully.

April 06, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Restoring confidence

We find ourselves troubled by the entire city-billboard issue resolved at a ridiculously long City Council meeting last week.

March 30, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Mercado-Fortine, Harte and Weste for City Council

In a little over three weeks, registered voters in Santa Clarita will go to the polls - if they haven't already mailed in their ballots - to select as many as three new members of the five-member Santa Clarita City Council.

March 16, 2014 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Conserving a precious resource

Pay attention, folks. This is getting serious.

February 23, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


The Signal celebrates 95 years

Today is The Signal's 95th birthday, making us one of the oldest businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 07, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Looking forward to campaign

The campaigns for the Santa Clarita City Council and the 25th Congressional District are kicking into a higher gear.

January 26, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


SCV still a football powerhouse

Redemption. That's what 2013 was for the Santa Clarita Valley as a football community.

December 07, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Holiday drive benefits food pantry

One of the great things about the holiday season is that most people, no matter their circumstances, tend to step back a little bit and realize they should be thankful for many things in their lives.

December 01, 2013 | Our View | Signal Editorials


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Our View: Vote 'yes' on Measure S

The Santa Clarita billboard debate that has resulted in Measure S on the Nov. 4 ballot is hardly the biggest issue that has come before voters locally.

October 19, 2014 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Vote Knight for Congress

Santa Clarita Valley voters who cast ballots in the November election will have a chance to choose a successor for the man who has represented the 25th Congressional District for more than 20 years.

October 09, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Vote Wilk for state Assembly

Santa Clarita Valley voters will be asked to pick a state Assembly member on the November ballot and - depending on which district they live in - will have a choice of either Republican Scott Wilk or Democrat Jorge Salomon Fuentes; or of Republican Tom Lackey or Democrat Steve Fox.

October 05, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: McDonnell for sheriff, Morris for assessor

Two county offices on the Nov. 4 ballot require extraordinary integrity, along with superb management skills, to effectively serve the 9 million residents of Los Angeles County.

September 28, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: A questionable arrangement

We are troubled by Dante Acosta's decision to go to work for state Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, while also serving on the Santa Clarita City Council.

September 14, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: State leaders still don’t get it on business

What do the people running this state have against business?

September 07, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Connie Worden-Roberts

The Santa Clarita Valley lost an irreplaceable resource last week.

August 17, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: It’s time for new leadership

A recent Associated Press poll shows that only 28 percent of Americans think the country is headed in the right direction. The last time confidence in the federal government was this low was in 2006 during the Bush administration - when the Democrats pounded the Republicans and took back the House of Representatives.

August 10, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Cooperation needed during water crisis

Our community has a big problem on its hands.

August 03, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


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