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Frank Ferry: City rises to challenges

Despite an unprecedented national economic crisis, rising jobless rates, and a housing and credit crisis, the city of Santa Clarita accomplished an impressive work plan in 2009.

December 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Nathan Imhoff: America needs more than fear-mongering

On Nov. 23, Steve Lunetta wrote a column ("Eric Holder's bad decisions") in which his fear and misguided logic came shining through in a poorly executed, conservative talking-point stew he attempted to pass off as a column.

December 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Ron Bottorff: Newhall Ranch cannot duck climate change analysis

To do its part in minimizing the risk of catastrophic impacts from climate change, California has set the target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

December 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: A sight that urges change

Mom was a good, exemplary parent. A product of the Depression, she came from humble roots, never got ahead of herself and always made sure there was food on the table, a roof overhead and that the bills were paid precisely on time.

December 09, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: A day that will live in infamy

A day that will live in infamy

December 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tim Myers: The SCV incumbent conundrum: Is Craig Duswalt right or not?

I recently joined the social networking site Facebook to better monitor young adult children who live away from home, particularly a daughter in her freshmen year at California State University Channel Islands who seems to provide a real-time update every three seconds or so.

December 06, 2009 | Tim Myers | Columnists


W.E. Gutman: Healing the U.S. also a war of necessity

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica - A full-face and profile effigy of former President George W. Bush adorns the check-in area of a small guest house nestled in the rain forest on Costa Rica's Pacific coast. The caption reads: "Wanted for crimes against humanity."

December 06, 2009 | W.E. Gutman The Long View | Columnists


Andy Pattantyus: Freedom of speech is not for free

The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press."

December 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Cam Noltemeyer: A community advisory alert

Did you receive a Community Assessment Survey for the former Whittaker-Bermite site from the Department of Toxic Substances Control?

December 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Nathan Imhoff: More conflict is not the answer

Isn't it refreshing Lynn Vakay ("To whom should Americans give thanks?" Nov. 20) saw fit to use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to push her political and religious propaganda while simultaneously launching a preemptive strike against the Obama White House?

December 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: No birds and bees or cigarette trees these days

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains,

December 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Abortion bad, choice good

Today, it's religion, sex and politics - a mélange which should please just about everyone.

December 01, 2009 | Bruce McFarland Democratic Voices | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Climategate

"Oh what a tangled web we weave when

November 30, 2009 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


W.E. Gutman: Libertarianism: A lofty ideal or simply artifice?

So, you call yourself a "Libertarian?" You're not alone. But do you fully understand a term that has been sloppily coined and deceptively marketed?

November 29, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tim Myers: The decline of football is all in the numbers

Back in the late 1990s, a sports reporter contacted me to obtain a quote concerning an upcoming Hart-Valencia football game during the 10 years the Vikings tried (and failed) to obtain a victory during many regular season and playoff games.

November 29, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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Steve Lunetta: Getting out of control

I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.

July 31, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Kevin Buck: The eye of the beholder

I am old enough to remember a time when political arguments revolved around policy differences, and the solutions to the major issues of the day were often hammered out in smoke-filled back rooms.

July 30, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: How to take a vacation

It is vacation season, and many of us are facing that age-old problem: We find it hard to relax!

July 27, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Keith Smith: Restoring a sense of responsibility

Gary Horton's op-ed in The Signal ("Something to which we can all agree," July 9) was on the mark. Yes, this is something to which we can all agree.

July 25, 2014 | By Keith Smith SCV Voices | Columnists


Betty Arenson: Citizens are not safe in this country

A country and its citizens are not safe when the country lacks leadership. When that lack is repeatedly punctuated with one scandal and crisis after another, there is valid reason for grave concern.

July 25, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here, right now | Columnists


Brian Baker: Pondering a runaway presidency

In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, practiced on a scale unprecedented in American history.

July 24, 2014 | By Brian Baker SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: Friendships are the glue of our lives

Katie sat anxiously in the salon chair this past Tuesday afternoon. We were in Seattle visiting Katie - it was our first visit to see her since she left Southern California after recuperating from a traumatic brain injury she suffered in India.

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


Charlie Vignola: Bordering on madness

This past Saturday morning, angry local conservatives gathered on one side of the Valencia Boulevard overpass of Interstate 5 to protest the child immigrants seeking refuge in the United States, and a counter-protest of progressives sympathetic to the plight of these poor kids gathered on the other side of the overpass.

July 22, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


Michelle Boehm: Response to Signal editorial 'The high speed rail hoodwink'

The Signal's opinion piece titled "The high speed rail hoodwink" (Opinion, July 13) recycles many of the myths and misinformation about the California High-Speed Rail Program that have been put forward by opponents.

July 20, 2014 | By Michelle Boehm SCV Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: Hard work and winning

I learned early the mantra that "hard work pays off." My father was a hard worker and was determined not to have any sons who were slackers.

July 20, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Tammy Messina: Protecting Second Amendment

Does anyone else find it interesting that our Founding Fathers made no mention of establishing a police force to protect the citizenry of the country?

July 18, 2014 | By Tammy Messina Right here right now | Columnists


Gary Horton: Got our new street, now onto the landscape

We're finally getting our new street today. It took civic action by many in our neighborhood over the course of two full years, but the city has finally come around and allocated resources to maintain the assets for which we pay the taxes for them to maintain - in the first place.

July 16, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Jonathan Kraut: Meanwhile at the courthouse

For more than 15 years, several times a week, I find myself standing in line at the "criminal window" at one of our local county courthouses.

July 15, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: Cause, effect and satisfaction

I grew up working odd jobs to earn money. In the winter I would go from house to house with my snow shovel, and in the summer you could find me wheeling my gas lawn mower down the block to service the five families that paid me to mow their lawns weekly. It was a great operation, and kept me in soda, sunflower seeds, and fishing bait throughout my summer vacation from school.

July 13, 2014 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Christine Korenthal: Immigrants deserve a timely answer

The news has been dominated for several weeks now with coverage of our rapidly deteriorating border security and the influx of children, in particular, traveling alone and coming into our country illegally.

July 11, 2014 | By Christine Korenthal Right here right now | Columnists


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