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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


The fix on Obamacare

The initial failure of the Affordable Care Act's enrollment website has let the genie of Obamacare out of the bottle.

November 24, 2013 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Thank you SF, Batkid

We have long acknowledged San Francisco's ability to give us a break from the norms of sanity and force us to react to some new oddity that defies or defiles conventional wisdoms.

November 21, 2013 | Our View | Signal Editorials


We expect a top-notch police chief

An important moment in Santa Clarita Valley's history is at hand. With the retirement of Sheriff's Department Capt. Paul Becker after serving our Sheriff's Station since 2010, a new law enforcement leader will be selected.

November 18, 2013 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Whiplash from chloride decision

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District - representing the sewer-using residents of this valley - has decided which option it will pursue to clean up chloride from the Santa Clara River so that water will be cleaner going downstream to our neighboring farmers in Ventura County.

November 11, 2013 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Dealing with the chloride predicament

No matter how you look at it, it's bad public policy.

October 20, 2013 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Our View: Leaders need a reality check

Enough is enough.

October 14, 2013 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Thank you for bringing wall to SCV

The "thank yous" are pouring in.

October 07, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


SCV Youth Project is a friend to teens

One of the things that sets the Santa Clarita Valley apart from other demographically similar communities is our desire to serve others. The concrete evidence of that desire is the plethora of nonprofits in this community.

September 29, 2013 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Voyager 1's long-lasting journey

NASA announced recently that the Voyager 1 space probe has become the first spacecraft to leave our solar system and enter interstellar space. Launched September 5, 1977, Voyager was originally designed to photograph Jupiter, Saturn and the Jovian moons. It accomplished that task in 1980 but the "Little Engine That Could" has kept on chugging to now over 11 billion miles of space travel.

September 22, 2013 | Our View | Signal Editorials


TV transmission model is dysfunctional

The contract dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS which resulted in a month-long blackout of CBS in Los Angeles and other major markets may be over, but there is much to be addressed concerning the dysfunctional way Americans get their television.

September 21, 2013 | Our View | Signal Editorials


It’s time for a legitimate science study

At the July meeting of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, member Fran Diamond called Santa Clarita Valley residents' stand on the sanitation district's economically staggering plan to reduce chloride in the Santa Clara River "inflammatory."

August 11, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Election results may bring better government

The results of a recent San Joaquin Valley special election for a state senate seat have larger positive ramifications for the California Legislature and state governance as a whole.

July 28, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Quick out of gate; ‘glitchy’ in long run

The Affordable Healthcare Act – so-called Obamacare – seems to be having some troubles these days. The Obama Administration decided to delay the implementation of the employer mandate portion of the law until after the elections in 2014. The House last week voted to delay the individual mandate, although the Senate is not expected to take up the measure. On Thursday, President Obama acknowledged some "glitches" in the law's rollout.

July 21, 2013 | By Signal Staff | 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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