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David W. Hegg: Enough evil already

I just have to say I've had enough evil lately. The past month has come loaded with Ebola, ISIS, school shootings, suicides and the deaths of our courageous law enforcement officers.

November 01, 2014 | David Hegg | Columnists

Betty Arenson: Dispelling the parables

Republicans must do more for electoral successes than stand idly and watch Democrats self-destruct. They need to buck up, get their voices heard and stop allowing Democrats to define them.

October 31, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here, right now | Columnists

Bob Kellar: Why Measure S must pass

In just a few days, we will vote on Measure S, the referendum on Santa Clarita's plan for reducing the number of billboards in the city.

October 30, 2014 | By Bob Kellar SCV Voices | Columnists

Steve Lunetta: Uncle Earl’s voter’s guide

My uncle is a wonderful curmudgeon. He can be crusty, abrasive, and annoying but his opinions are often worth listening to.

October 30, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists

PAID ENDORSEMENT: Actions speak louder than words: Vote for Knight

Editor's note: The following column is a paid endorsement.

October 29, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists

Gary Horton: Election season is spookier than Halloween

Ah, election time. Wedged between Halloween and Thanksgiving, elections are an evil mix of the two, where a scary assortment of creatures from the political underworld thank us if we'd not scream and run, but rather treat them with our votes.

October 29, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists

Measure S is a socialist power grab by the city

I have watched closely and attended Santa Clarita City Council meetings regarding the digital billboard deal appearing on the Nov. 4 ballot as Measure S, and I have come to understand the "S" may be intended to stand for socialism.

October 27, 2014 | Ethan Jewell SCV Voices | Columnists

David Hegg: Falling into joy this season

It's finally happening. The long, hot summer at last has succumbed to our hopes for the cool breath of autumn.

October 26, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists

Gary Horton: America’s misplaced security

When I hold you in my arms

October 23, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists

Larry McClements: The price of Measure S is too steep for our valley

As a 28-year resident of the SCV, I could not disagree more with those arguing a "yes" vote on Measure S.

October 22, 2014 | By Larry McClements SCV Voices | Columnists

Kevin Buck: The long and short of it

Back in 2012, Mitt Romney was on a mission from God and the GOP to save America and the world from the Kenyan, secret Muslim, fascist, socialist and wimp dictator, President Barack Obama. Mittens touted his business background as a successful vulture capitalist and promised that his White House would help the besieged top 1 percent, just like Reagan and the Bush family had during the Republican glory days.

October 21, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists

William L. Blowers: Why I'm voting NO on S

After having read and heard many arguments pro and con on this controversial issue, I have concluded that the entire thing is fishy at best. I am voting against it for several reasons, but my overriding reason is an aspect of the entire idea that I have not heard anyone address. As a retired businessman who operated a very successful manufacturing corporation in Valencia for 12 years, I have some credentials on the subject.

October 20, 2014 | SCV Voices: William L. Blowers | Columnists

David W. Hegg: The necessity of prizing the uphill climb

Years ago I listened as a world-champion bicycle rider was being interviewed following one of the Tour de France stages. When asked his strategy he explained, "I always try to make up time when going uphill. While most riders are just trying to keep their position, I really press to advance. Of course, it means I have to train extra hard to take advantage of the greatest challenges on the course."

October 19, 2014 | By David W. Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists

Tammy Messina: How free is our free press?

I have to ask the question, how free is the press these days? Two months after the initial incident in Ferguson, there's still on-going news coverage. Yet there is little mention of Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine who accidentally crossed into Mexico and has been imprisoned for 199 days now or the "workplace violence" little over a month ago in Oklahoma where a woman was beheaded by an anti-American Islamic extremist? And then there's the Bowe Bergdahl investigation that's stalled for no apparent reason.

October 17, 2014 | By Tammy Messina Right here, right now | Columnists

Steve Lunetta: The tempest in a teapot

Do you ever think that some people sit around looking for something to be angry at? It's a little bit like the old man who sits in his front yard and yells at the kids to "hey, stay off my lawn!"

October 16, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists

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Betty Arenson: The elusive Obamacare

Republicans being the sole cause of Obamacare's destruction is a myth.

January 30, 2015 | By Betty Arenson Right here, right now | Columnists

Jonathan Kraut: The six-steps approach

Warmer weather, longer days and unprotected property tend to lead to more burglaries, car break-ins and open garage intrusions.

January 27, 2015 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists

David Hegg: The travesty of bait and switch

Few things make me madder than dishonesty. Being able to take someone at their word lies at the very foundation of healthy, productive, and civil society.

January 25, 2015 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists

Christine Korenthal: Parenting by law: a bad idea for society

"There ought to be a law." These words are uttered so often these days among people who think their personal belief or preference on a matter constitutes creating another law to impose their will upon the entire population.

January 23, 2015 | By Christine Korenthal Right here, right now | Columnists

Steve Lunetta: The mouse is spotted with pox

Disneyland is infected! Disney's new trademark song is now "It's a small (pox) world after all." The amusement park is opening a new section called "Infectionland."

January 22, 2015 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists

Gary Horton: Groundhog Day politics in America

Nothing's 'gone change

January 21, 2015 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists

Kevin Buck: Let the games begin

I will never understand the person who insists the American political system is boring, or even more incredible, that it does not affect their day-to-day lives.

January 20, 2015 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists

CLWA greets 2015 head-on

Part 2 of 2

January 19, 2015 | Tom Campbell SCV Voices | Columnists

David Hegg: In search of right and wrong

We have experienced an unusual run of killings in our world lately. The recent deaths in Paris can be added to the list that includes shootings in New York, Ferguson, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado and California.

January 18, 2015 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists

Joseph Cotto: America the welfare state

As the controversy builds over anything and everything relating to Barack Obama, many Republicans have come to believe that their party will prosper as a result.

January 18, 2015 | By Joseph Cotto Commentary | Columnists

Tom Campbell: 2014 put water suppliers to test

Whatever your profession, you find out what you are made of when you face a challenge. Firefighters test their mettle when battling a major blaze. Athletes push their bodies to the limits in playoffs and championships.

January 18, 2015 | By Tom Campbell Commentary | Columnists

Today’s ‘liberals’

In politics, we often refer to today's Democrats as "liberals," and the terms "liberal" and "progressive" are used interchangeably.

January 16, 2015 | By Terri Lovell Right here, right now | Columnists

Charlie Vignola: Terror in Paris

The year 2015 started off with a bang last week: from the Republican-dominated 114th Congress taking office and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claiming Republicans deserve some credit for the robust economic recovery they had nothing to do with; to Gen. David Petraeus facing felony charges from the FBI for leaking state secrets to his mistress.

January 13, 2015 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists

Gary Horton: We’re paying them to watch us

Paranoia strikes deep

January 13, 2015 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists

Our View: Make water conservation a lifestyle

We learned last week that Santa Clarita Valley residents and businesses are doing well in the water-saving department, at least compared to numbers last fall, and that we're doing better than most other communities in California.

January 11, 2015 | Our View | Columnists

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