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Our View: Knight for state Senate

Voters in the 21st California Senate District, which takes in the central and eastern Santa Clarita Valley, have a choice of Republican Steve Knight or Democrat Star Moffatt on their Nov. 6 ballots.

October 02, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Props. 33, 35, 40 analyzed

This is one of a series of editiorals on propositions on the November ballot.

September 30, 2012 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Zink best for state Senate

We have looked on the year 2012 as a chance for voters to make some changes in the type of people we choose to lead us in both the state and Washington. Hopefully, electing people who will sincerely try to work things out with the other party and actually get things done will help us greatly. The race for the 27th District state Senate seat presents a perfect opportunity to do this.

September 30, 2012 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: 3 strikes yes; food labels, condoms no

In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election, The Signal is taking a stand on several propositions that are being put before voters.

September 23, 2012 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Props. 31, 32 will benefit all residents

In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election, The Signal is taking a stand on several propositions that are being put before voters.

September 16, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: CA pension reform shows promise

We are encouraged by a recent agreement between Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature over government employee pension reforms that are slated to take effect Jan. 1. Although the governor did not get some of the important features in his original 12-point proposal there is general bipartisan consensus that the current agreement is a "step in the right direction."

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


Our View: CEQA needs to be addressed

Land development in California has become a burdensome and lengthy process.

September 02, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Immigration reform needs rational plan

While our elected officials in Washington, D.C., preoccupy themselves with partisan issues as they face admittedly huge problems, we believe the issue of immigration policy could be solved relatively simply with some common sense and a little across-the-aisle cooperation.

August 25, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: It’s time to push D.C. on Cemex

It's encouraging to see apparent action occurring on efforts to stop the 56-million-ton Cemex sand and gravel mine from going online in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 19, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Fight to keep filming in California

The film business is one of California's leading industries. It creates up to 200,000 higher-paying jobs, generates billions of dollars in wages and, in a ripple effect, supports a wide array of additional cottage businesses and jobs in film production projects.

August 12, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Cheating means failing not feelings

The recent revelation that a Hart district high school teacher had to deal harshly with a senior cheating on a final exam is troubling, but not surprising. According to one survey, nearly three-quarters of high school students admit cheating on at least one exam.

August 05, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Term limit extensions deserve talks

Los Angeles County supervisors caused themselves some unnecessary problems last week when they considered a motion by Supervisor Michael Antonovich to place a measure on the November ballot that would ask voters to extend term limits for themselves and their successors.

July 28, 2012 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Internet vote would be best for democracy

The California June election results were abysmal for a free and democratic society.

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


Our View: City’s fiscal model should be shared with Sacramento

The economic news from around the state of California is getting more and more unsettling as cities contemplate insolvency. Three cities Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes have file for Chapter Nine protections.

July 15, 2012 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Balanced budget, not sleight of hand

The Great Recession that crashed this country's economy back in 2008 has changed the lives of Americans profoundly.

July 08, 2012 | By 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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