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Time to do election homework

The first of the major elections in the Santa Clarita Valley this year is a little less than two months away, with two City Council seats. Later in 2012, we also look forward to elections for state Assembly, state Senate, Congress, president and a number of initiatives.

February 17, 2012 | Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Our role in the information age

Inform, entertain and persuade: These are the three functions of the mass media in U.S. society, and they have been its functions since the establishment of U.S. society, whatever those changes may be.

February 12, 2012 | Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: A look back at the SCV’s black history

We take February every year to celebrate and commemorate the contributions and important milestones made by black Americans, which help make this country what it is today.

February 10, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Focus on advocacy in campaigns, not fear

Try something new this time around for races for City Council, state Assembly, Congress and even president: Don't let negativity dictate your vote.

February 05, 2012 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Keep pets safe from predators

Yet another Santa Clarita Valley family pet met an untimely end recently from a wild animal coming in from the hills to look for food. It's a sad, but common tale that happens several times each year in our valley, but there are some simple ways to avoid losing a furry member of your family.

February 03, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Fighting back against heroin

Over the last few months, the city of Santa Clarita, local schools, the Sheriff's Department and The Signal have been working hard to bring into the spotlight a deadly and growing problem that has moved into our valley recently: heroin.

January 29, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Farewell to a man of, for the SCV

The Santa Clarita Valley lost a true role model of public service with the death of former Santa Clarita City Councilman Clyde Smyth this week.

January 27, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Time to cure budget ailments

Gov. Jerry Brown gave his annual State of the State address Wednesday, and, to no one's surprise, the main focus was California's massive budget deficit and plans to fix it while keeping education funding mostly untouched.

January 22, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Ground rules, deadlines for reader input on elections

The 2012 election cycle seems to be revving up. The candidates are making themselves known, and columnists and letter writers are starting to get more active.

January 20, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Redevelopment funds in jeopardy

For anyone who's taken notice of all the many improvements in Old Town Newhall and thought, "Wow, how'd the city afford all this?" a large part of the answer is redevelopment money allocated from the state - and it might be drying up soon.

January 15, 2012 | Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Budgets don’t dictate how students learn

Though some are immune to the situation, we are living in lean times these days, with the term "essential" being constantly redefined as budgets shrink and expectations drop.

January 13, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: The fourth estate, here with your help

News is a strange industry.

January 08, 2012 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Bring back Creekside Classic event

Word has it that last year's hugely successful Creekside Classic car show event is returning this spring.

January 06, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: 2012: A big year ahead

Here we are in the year 2012. It's quite a notorious year, actually. First of all, it's the year the world is supposed to end, at least according to the folks who believe that Dec. 21, 2012, is the exact date when the world will undergo a cataclysmic change

January 01, 2012 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Transparency vital in 2012 campaigning

Several potential City Council candidates have pulled papers to run in next year's election. Four people to date are vying for the 38th Assembly District position and Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon so far faces two challengers in his bid for re-election. The unofficial campaigning has commenced, and soon the official campaigning will begin.

December 30, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


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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


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