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Our View: City Council needs to focus on the future

With all the recent drama concerning the ouster of Mayor Laurie Ender and the election of TimBen Boydston to the City Council during recent Santa Clarita balloting, it's time for the council to turn its attention to moving ahead.

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


Our View: Council race done; real work begins

The dust is finally settling on one of the more intense Santa Clarita City Council races recently, and the results were surprising to many.

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


Our View: Letters to the editor for discussion of issues

Joining many other newspapers, The Signal is no longer accepting letters to the editor endorsing political candidates.

April 08, 2012 | Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Experience is best for council

Although many Santa Clarita residents have already mailed their ballots for the 2012 City Council election, others prefer the time-honored tradition of casting their votes at the polls, and still others may be waffling about voting at all.

April 08, 2012 | Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Hit mailers insult voter intelligence

The election for two City Council seats for the city of Santa Clarita is less than a week away, and candidates are making preparations for their final push.

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


Our View: It’s time for all of this to stop

From time to time, the Editorial Board will receive an Op-Ed piece from a local author and thinks this author's dissertation just nails it. It is the editorial we tried to or wanted to write, but didn't.

April 01, 2012 | Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: State budget an elaborate shell game

It's no secret that Sacramento is in dire financial shape, and it's been trying various and far-reaching methods to cut a state deficit that still stands at roughly $9 billion.

March 30, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: We need a year-round homeless shelter

With the recent closing of Bridge to Home, formerly the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter, for the season, those in the SCV without places to live now find themselves having to look elsewhere for warm, safe places to sleep for the next eight or nine months.

March 23, 2012 | Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Public-private union helps business thrive

With the economy still on the slow and bumpy road of recovery, government at all levels should be helping businesses start and grow, and our City Council showed exactly that kind of business-friendly mentality in a recent vote to help get local upstarts off and running.

March 18, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: incumbents for City Council

Voter turnout is usually low during Santa Clarita City Council races such as the one on the ballot April 10 - usually, it ranges from 15 to 19 percent - and to some extent, we can understand why.

March 11, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Our View: It’s time to flatten Calif. salary spiking

From the often-controversial subject of public employee salaries, benefits and retirement packages comes the particularly unscrupulous tactic of "salary spiking," in which government workers hike their pensions by scamming the system in a legal way, and California taxpayers are forced to pick up the tab.

March 09, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: What’s lacking in local theaters

With the Oscars now past, we can look back on the inspirational, artistic, moving, brilliant films of the last year that were nominated for Best Picture and reflect on what they said, how they said it and what they mean to us. Unfortunately, almost none of them made an appearance on a screen in the SCV before the Academy Awards.

March 04, 2012 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Cellphone abuse on road out of control

This week, officials from the California Highway Patrol announced that they were launching a $1 million campaign to encourage drivers to use seat belts. The money, from a federal grant, seems to be wasted urging people to use an obviously beneficial device that's been standard in U.S. cars since the 1960s.

March 02, 2012 | Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Station switch shouldn’t be only move

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently authorized its chief executive officer to move ahead on a plan to build a new regional sheriff's station in Castaic adjacent to the proposed new courthouse under consideration by the state.

February 26, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Sacramento needs to stop harming our local schools

Here we go again.

February 24, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


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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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