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Our View: We can’t afford a distracted assessor

Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez is under investigation by the District Attorney's Office concerning influence-peddling allegations involving the lowering of property valuations in exchange for political support and contributions.

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


Our View: Vote yes on Measure CK

Many Santa Clarita Valley institutions, nonprofits and individuals make us proud here at The Signal, but few more so than our remarkable and high-achieving public schools.

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


Our View: Prop. 29 too aimless; lacks oversight

What Californians do not need is another bureaucratic board full of political appointees at taxpayer expense. We urge voters to say no to Proposition 29.

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


Our View: Headington, Wilk are our top choices

This state primary election season has been the most contentious in recent memory. There has been more than enough emotion, harping and shenanigans for almost all of us. Combine all of the campaign noise with the new selection dynamic of an open primary and the endorsement process has gotten much more complicated.

May 13, 2012 | Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Prop. 28 lets voters keep consistency in capitol

For those of you who don't know, there's a state election taking place in about a month. Yes, another election. Besides the primary election for president, the newly installed open primary elections for state Assembly and Congress and a few propositions, on June 5, Californians are being asked to vote for a state constitutional amendment for legislator term limits.

May 06, 2012 | Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Forums a way to show candidates’ worthiness

One of the hallmarks of the recent, remarkable Santa Clarita City Council election was the number of public forums held for candidates - and their willingness to attend each.

April 29, 2012 | Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Arrest reports part of area’s public record

This week, The Signal introduced a new feature to its coverage lineup. We are now posting daily arrests made by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station on our website under the "Crime" category ,which currently falls under the "News" header on our site. The arrests are taken from the station's booking logs, which are public records that most law enforcement agencies in this country furnish to media outlets.

April 27, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Change to endorsement letters policy

To make sure readers' opinions about candidates are heard, and also to make sure that The Signal's Letters to the Editor section is not being used for electioneering by a candidate's campaign, this newspaper is instituting a new policy on endorsement letters.

April 27, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Our View: Happy 50th anniversary to CLWA

Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA) celebrates its golden anniversary this week with the normal assortment of celebrations and acknowledgements.

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


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


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The way of humanity

While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.

August 31, 2014 | Richard Myers Valencia | 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


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


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