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Ron Ippolito: The truth about our immigration problem

Starting in the early 1820s, Stephen Austin led a group of 300 Americans into the land we know as Texas. At the time, the land was owned by Mexico.

February 02, 2010 | Ron Ippolito SCV Voices | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: The great glacier hoax

What in the name of heaven are you doing at the computer, Uncle Earl?"

February 01, 2010 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


W.E. Gutman: Injustice under law and disorder

On June 28, 2009, as half the world awoke to a new round of fiscal woes, civil unrest and war, in another part of the globe, under the cover of darkness, a constitutionally elected leader was rudely stirred from bed and, still in his pajamas, abducted at gunpoint and flown out of the country.

January 31, 2010 | W. E. Gutman The Long View | Columnists


Tim Myers: Honey, I'll be home after my 175th house party

So the citizens of Santa Clarita, or at least the 13 percent of eligible voters (about 11,000 to 12,000 people) find themselves in the midst of a City Council election campaign, and those probably 800 discrete people who made themselves fans or friends of three candidates' social networking sites can monitor the every move of David Gauny, TimBen Boydston and Harrison Katz, the three challengers to the power of incumbency who look to mount an actual campaign.

January 31, 2010 | Tim Myers Myers' Musings | Columnists


R.J. Kelly: How we navigated the water scene in 2009

With California's water supply at a well-publicized crossroads, the past year has posed significant challenges to water professionals statewide, and the coming year promises a continuation of those challenges as well as a potential major turning point in the way our state manages this essential resource.

January 31, 2010 | R.J. Kelly SCV Voices | Columnists


Scott Thomas Wilk: Outperforming Nostradamus: 2010 predictions

What is up with all the movies and TV shows about Nostradamus and his prediction the world will end in 2012? Personally, I'm not impressed.

January 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Laurene Weste: City unveils new ePlan online service

Since its inception more than two decades ago, the city of Santa Clarita has been committed to helping its business community thrive while ensuring a high quality of life for residents.

January 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Lynne Plambeck: Mom, apple pie and water conservation

Water conservation seems as American as apple pie, a "no-brainer." If this answer to water supply is really so innocent, then why has it taken so long for our water district, city and county to institute conservation measures?

January 28, 2010 | Gilbert H. Snow | Columnists


Cameron Smyth: Legislature must make job creation priority No. 1

As California navigates through another tough budget year, the Legislature must make difficult decisions that are responsible and get our economy back on track.

January 27, 2010 | Cameron Smyth SCV Voices | Columnists


Phil Rizzo: Believe it or not, most of us have filters

It may be possible we each come into this world with an inclination to believe in a certain way. That brings to mind the terms "liberal" and "conservative," but there are many other manifestations.

January 27, 2010 | Phil Rizzo Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Patricia Sulpizio: Resolve to join us in 2010

Made any resolutions this year? Stop smoking. Lose weight. Exercise - How's that going for you?

January 26, 2010 | Patricia Skinner Sulpizio Democratic Voices | Columnists


Bob Kellar: It's time to take a stand for America

The Signal ran a story last weekend regarding remarks I made at a rally in our city on Jan. 16 ("Kellar's war with words," Jan. 24).

January 26, 2010 | Bob Kellar SCV Voices | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Riding on the winds of change

"In a few moments, I'm going to talk to you about a new product that will change your life."

January 25, 2010 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


W.E. Gutman: Once upon a time in Haiti

I first visited Haiti in 1960. I had left New York on a dismal, gray January morning and arrived in Port-au-Prince a week later aboard a cruise ship.

January 24, 2010 | W.E. Gutman The Long View | Columnists


Don Gately: What happened to the friendly SCV I knew?

This used to be a friendly place. Everyone smiled. Everyone said "hello," "good morning" or "nice day." Maybe "How's it going?"

January 24, 2010 | Don Gately SCV Voices | Columnists


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The Sterling dilemma

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

May 05, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


David Hegg: Toward ethical friendship

Someone has rightly said that a true friend is one who walks in when everyone else is walking out. In most areas of life, tragedy and trial bring truth to the surface. Your true character is best seen in the worst of situations, when the façade falls away and you no longer can hide who you are. When it comes to friendships, hard times bring out the reality of the relationship.

May 04, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Dante Acosta: Santa Clarita laces up for Wings for Life run

Ever since I moved to Santa Clarita nearly 28 years ago, I've always appreciated our community's clean streets, wide open spaces and active lifestyle.

May 02, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Steve Knight: It’s time for a new approach

In the 1976 movie "Network," Peter Finch delivers the famous line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

May 02, 2014 | By Steve Knight Right here right now | Columnists


Michael Antonovich: Realignment : a dangerous ruse

Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Antonovich SCV Voices | Columnists


Amer Aziz: Seeking religious freedom

The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.

May 01, 2014 | By Amer Aziz SCV Voices | Columnists


Anne Marie Whalley: The world can be a beautiful place

The world as we see it in our own eyes can be stressful, enigmatic, or blessed. Mine is a wonderful place to be.

April 30, 2014 | By Anne Marie Whalley SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: American medicine has become a joke

Let me let you in on a joke I recently experienced.

April 30, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Steve Knight: VA medical centers need oversight

When veterans return home, their fighting days should be over. They put their lives on the line for their country and fought the good fight.

April 29, 2014 | By Steve Knight Commentary | Columnists


Holly Schroeder: Importance of foreign relations

We live in a global world with a global economy. Never did that concept become so clear to me than on the Trade and Investment Mission to China led by Supervisor Antonovich earlier this month.

April 29, 2014 | By Holly Schroeder Commentary | Columnists


The big myth about the Soledad Canyon mine

You would think that a big push to develop a massive gravel mine would at least be backed up by one significant factor:

April 28, 2014 | Andrew Fried SCV Voices | Columnists


For whom the lane tolls

I just got back from a series of business trips in the east. I was able to visit the garden spots of Pittsburgh, Topeka, Kansas City, and Philadelphia. I was never so glad to get back home.

April 28, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Let’s take our airwaves back from the advertisers

I've always heard that the airwaves belong to the people.

April 28, 2014 | Richard Myers SCV Voices | Columnists


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