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Our View: School not all about academics

When athletics and extra-curricular courses are supported in public schools, we all benefit in some way. And our valley has some big-time student accomplishments to hang its hat on.

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


Our View: Why we need vigilance in D.C.

Congressional approval ratings are in the single digits. Can't get much lower than that, right?

November 27, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Shop locally this season

Although pre-Black Friday sales have been going on for at least a week, and no doubt post-Black Friday sales will continue until at least Christmas, today officially marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season.

November 25, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Bring back PGA event to the SCV

It's been more than two years since the Santa Clarita Valley has hosted a major golf tournament at its highly rated Valencia Country Club course, and, as a result, the area's missed out on millions of dollars in lost revenue and invaluable national exposure.

November 20, 2011 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Virginia, there’s no Christmas tree

In case you missed it, the 2011 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree made a four-hour stop in at the Saugus Speedway last Saturday.

November 18, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Close calls at polls encouraging

Another Election Day has come and gone in the Santa Clarita Valley. The votes have been counted. The people have spoken. Though voter turnout was low - as it generally is in nonpresidential years - there was an interesting twist. For the most part, challengers got surprisingly close in their efforts to unseat incumbents.

November 13, 2011 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Let’s embrace and support returning vets

Today is Veterans Day. It's one of the few times a year we take some time to honor those who make the biggest of sacrifices for this country and its citizens to preserve the liberties that we all hold sacred and often take for granted.

November 11, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Fraud against COC costs us all

Recent incidents of student fraud against College of the Canyons and the state have administrators scrambling to find ways to stop students from taking advantage of past lax oversight and poor money management on behalf of the state, leading to roughly $1 million in unpaid fees.

November 06, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


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


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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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