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Our View: 2011 election endorsement roundup

Our editorials in the last few weeks have given our stances on the Newhall School District bond measure and the elections for the William S. Hart Union High School District board and the Santa Clarita Community College District board of trustees. We review our positions and endorsements below.

November 04, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Fortine, Wilk right for college board

We in the Santa Clarita Valley benefit from a number of outstanding local institutions, and it's easy to take them for granted when they're here year after year, quietly offering services that other communities simply don't have.

October 30, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Halloween activities give SCV fun outlets

Halloween is nearly upon us, and with it comes smiling painted or masked little faces, pillowcases with chocolate stains and, of course, the annual Haunted Jailhouse event hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department.

October 28, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Incumbents a good fit for Hart district

These days, being an elected official charged with setting policy for public schools sounds like about the most thankless position imaginable - like being a chaperone on senior ditch day or a tax collector at a tea party convention.

October 23, 2011 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Single parents are not alone in the SCV

In a place as family-friendly as the Santa Clarita Valley, it's sometimes easy to forget that there are many here who are struggling to have functioning and successful home lives and raise children without the help of a significant other. But in these cases, Single Mothers Outreach is here to help.

October 21, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Information critical in elections

The political season has begun, and there are many candidates running for a litany of elective positions, some whose names are on the ballot in just a few weeks, and some in more than a year.

October 16, 2011 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Future looks bright for Santa Clarita

Following the annual State of the City presentation, the Santa Clarita City Council gave everyone in attendance quantifiable proof that this really is a great place to live.

October 14, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Time running out on Cemex bill

It's now October, and we still haven't seen any real progress on passing the legislation to keep Mexican mining giant Cemex out of our backyard, despite the seemingly universal support for the measure.

October 09, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: More safety needed on canyon road

In light of the two recent car crashes in the same spot on Lake Hughes Road, it's hard to ignore that some of our roads aren't as safe as could be.

October 07, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Measure E is a smart investment

Some of our learning institutions are showing signs of age, but we can help refurbish and modernize them with an upcoming vote.

October 02, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Historical preservation needs work

The city of Santa Clarita is a proud supporter of property rights, as it should be.

September 30, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Let’s see more dads in PTA

The Parent-Teacher Association has long been stereotyped as an organization whose membership consists entirely of mothers and educators, but groups of local dads are bucking that trend.

September 25, 2011 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Cooperation prevails in grocery talks

Residents of the Santa Clarita Valley breathed a collective sigh of relief earlier this week, when it was announced that the local grocery store employee union officials had struck a three-year deal with store management to avoid another strike like the one in 2003.

September 23, 2011 | By the Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Part the clouds over the Capitol

State lawmakers have found themselves in hot water recently over a level of secrecy that has permeated the California Legislature for too long.

September 18, 2011 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: We all make the valley a safer place

Safety is high on just about everyone's list of priorities when looking for a place to live and raise a family, so the recent Sheriff's Department report stating that crime has dropped 15 percent in the last year, and more than 30 percent over five years, makes the valley even more desirable.

September 16, 2011 | 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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