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Holly Schroeder: Santa Clarita Valley scores win

Last week, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) announced that Logix Federal Credit Union will be moving its headquarters to the Santa Clarita Valley. By now, hopefully, you know the basic facts of the deal:

August 26, 2015 | By Holly Schroeder SCV Voices | Columnists

Gary Horton: Today’s normalcy reduces outrage of problems remaining

It's become increasingly difficult to write political columns - and it's not old age that's creating writer's block.

August 26, 2015 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists

David W. Hegg: What should I think?

It has been said we are presented with more new information every day than Jonathan Edwards, an 18th century theologian and president of Princeton, was in his lifetime.

August 22, 2015 | David W. Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists

Terri Lovell: By Richard Roeper

Like all human beings, radical liberals reveal what they value and don't value through the way they express their passions. What are radical liberals passionate about?

August 21, 2015 | By Terri Lovell Right Here, Right Now | Columnists

Steve Lunetta: Something to hide?

Do you have something to hide? Most of us do. That little habit that would cause significant embarrassment if our co-workers and loved ones found out. That odd peccadillo that would bring shame and consternation upon us.

August 20, 2015 | By Steve Lunetta Right Here, Right Now | Columnists

George Runner: An excise tax on marijuana could make sense for state

California lawmakers are finally considering legislation to regulate medical marijuana, which has been legal under state law for nearly two decades.

August 19, 2015 | By George Runner SCV Voices | Columnists

Kevin Buck: The long and winding road

There are many reasons this is shaping up to be the presidential election of a lifetime.

August 18, 2015 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists

David W. Hegg: Disagreeing on disagreements

Have you noticed there have been myriad disagreements lately? With the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, and the Planned Parenthood videos, and the various nefarious goings-on among the politicos, we have had plenty to chat about and disagree about lately.

August 15, 2015 | By David W. Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists

Brian Baker: The Donald is the right’s Hillary

The critics use terms such as "demagogic ideologue" with "no specific policy proposals," while the cheerleaders say things like "savior of the country" and "America's best hope."

August 14, 2015 | By Brian Baker SCV Voices | Columnists

Scott Wilk: Needed: real solutions to state’s drought

It is no secret that California's current drought has impacted all of us. From public service announcements telling you to let your lawn go brown to proposed fines of $10,000 for violating water restrictions, the message to conserve is coming through crystal clear.

August 14, 2015 | By Scott Wilk Right Here, Right Now | Columnists

Steve Lunetta: The great debate

As the dust settles from last week's epic Republican primary debate, I thought it may be worthwhile to distill a few ideas and observations from a thoroughly entertaining political exercise.

August 13, 2015 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists

Cher Gilmore: Warning: Global Warming bad for your health

We can easily see the direct effects of global warming on our environment here and around the world: ongoing drought; widespread flooding; more severe storms, hurricanes and cyclones; increasing frequency and intensity of wildfires; extinction of thousands of species unable to adjust to new climactic conditions; acidifying oceans that endanger marine life; scarcity of clean water, and more.

August 12, 2015 | By Cher Gilmore SCV Voices | Columnists

Empower customers, save on water usage

Empowerment. It's a word not often thrown around when it comes to water conservation.

August 11, 2015 | By B.J. Atkins and Maria Gutzeit Newhall County Water District | Columnists

Charles Vignola: Playing the Trump card

So like everyone, I used to laugh at Donald Trump as a joke candidate and dismiss him as a real factor in the election.

August 11, 2015 | By Charles Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists

Andy G. Fried: Praise for Knight’s leadership on long-running Cemex issue

For those of us who have battled for the past decade and a half to prevent Cemex from developing a massive sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon, it would be all too easy to give up hope after so many close calls and legislative failures over the years.

August 08, 2015 | By Andy G. Fried Safe Action for the Environment Inc. | Columnists

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Gene Lyons: There’s more to defeating isis than blustery rhetoric

Years before Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden, this column argued that al-Qaida was capable of "theatrical acts of mass murder" but was not a ...

November 25, 2015 | By Gene Lyons COMMENTARY | Columnists

Charles Vignola: Sorry, refugees: Fear wins

It's depressing to see that the recent terror attacks on Paris have brought out a level of paranoia and xenophobia not seen here since ...

November 24, 2015 | By Charles Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists

David W. Hegg: The Privilege of Thanksgiving

(Note: This column originally ran November 20, 2011 in the Signal. Many have asked for copies so, here it is!)

November 21, 2015 | By David W. Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists

Scott Wilk: Lights, camera, action…credit

Last month I had the pleasure of welcoming several of my colleagues from the state Assembly to the Santa Clarita Valley for a film and ...

November 20, 2015 | By Scott Wilk Right Here, Right Now | Columnists

Steve Knight: Taking in refugees is dangerous

Last month, the White House announced that it plans to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees onto American soil over the next two years.

November 19, 2015 | By Steve Knight SCV Voices | Columnists

Anne Marie Whalley: The world must stand united against ISIS

French people like peace and freedom. They also have their own sense of humor. They are people who enjoy a good meal, relaxation, and work.

November 19, 2015 | By Anne Marie Whalley SCV Voices | Columnists

Gary Horton: After Paris, then what?

It's been a rough month on the terror-fighting scene. A downed Russian jet traveling from Egypt looking more and more like an on-board bomb ...

November 18, 2015 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists

Jonathan Kraut: Terror profile

Today I feel a sense of sadness when recalling what just happened to our brothers and sisters in Paris but a few days ago.

November 17, 2015 | By Jonathan Kraut | Columnists

David W. Hegg: Please don’t ruin the season

My first clue fall had descended on our land came in the form of brilliant photos of bright colored foliage in New Hampshire posted on ...

November 14, 2015 | By David W. Hegg | Columnists

Terri Lovell: The $50,000 daycare center

Imagine a quiet room furnished with pillows, blankets, and soothing music. A video of frolicking puppies is playing in the background, and trays of cookies ...

November 13, 2015 | By Terri Lovell Right Here, Right Now | Columnists

Wyatt Woodson: Universities play the college ranking game

It's about that time of year again: Prospective high school students, or their parents on their behalf, are flooding the maws of university admission ...

November 13, 2015 | By Wyatt Woodson SCV Voices | Columnists

Betty Arenson: Whose voting rights are violated?

Great! I got to exercise my constitutional right last week to vote at my local polling place. Sadly, showing up was the end of my ...

November 12, 2015 | By Betty Arenson SCV Voices | Columnists

Gary Horton: America loves its guns more than its kids

Many a thinking person has long bemoaned the excess of gratuitous violence in American culture and media.

November 11, 2015 | By Gary Horton | Columnists

Kevin Buck: Red whine over blue

Considering the low esteem conservatives hold of my opinions, I am flattered that they ever bother reading my forays into political palaver.

November 10, 2015 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists

David W. Hegg: Embrace changes

It is common to hear people hate change. Leaders are cautioned to go slowly, to manage expectations, and to lead change strategically.

November 07, 2015 | By David W. Hegg | Columnists

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