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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


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


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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


Our View: Vote yes on Proposition 42

The Signal urges a YES vote on Proposition 42, the measure dealing with public records, open meetings and state reimbursement to local agencies.

May 18, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


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