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Tim Myers: My vote for the Hart district ‘super’? The meanest person alive

I can only conclude the job of pubic school superintendent must rank in the bottom 10 of worst jobs in the world. School principal would rank much higher.

February 21, 2010 | Tim Myers Myers' Musings | Columnists


Laurene Weste: Tough times call for steady leadership

Editor's note: This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council race.

It seems the world is imploding. When the financial markets had a meltdown, Washington's politicians bailed out Wall Street but ignored Main Street.

February 21, 2010 | Laurene Weste Candidate Forum | Columnists


Henry Schultz: Making Santa Clarita an even better place to live

Editor's note: This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council race.

Santa Clarita is a great place to live. It is so good that we retired here. Is it perfect? No.

February 21, 2010 | Henry Schultz Candidate Forum | Columnists


Frank Ferry: I would be honored to have your vote

Editor's note: This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council race.

When I made the decision to run for City Council, it was because I wanted to make a difference in the community I call home. I wanted to make sure that our city residents received the highest level of police services; that graffiti was cleaned up quickly; that new roads and state-of-the-art traffic systems were being added; and that our community's youth and seniors received the services and facilities they needed.

February 20, 2010 | By Frank Ferry Candidate Forum | Columnists


Paul Strickland: Session on immigration much-needed

Hurrah to the Santa Clarita City Council for unanimously voting to provide a public study session on the effect of illegal immigration on its citizens.

February 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Cam Noltemeyer: Requiring energy efficiency for new development

On Feb. 11, a California Superior Court Judge ruled against the Community Advocates for Healthcare SCV and Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment in public-interest litigation filed in opposition a massive office expansion on the campus of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

February 18, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: They got between me and my doctor

Here are some numbers for this column. Remember them, because we're going to use them.

February 17, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Corralling stray sheep

A lone white man walks down the street in the heavily Hispanic side of Newhall. His skin color sets him apart from the brown-skinned residents. He carries no Watchtower tracts, nor does he wear a name badge announcing his church.

February 15, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Roger Gitlin: We can make a change

"God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change things I can and the wisdom to know the difference." - The Serenity Prayer

February 14, 2010 | Roger Gitlin SCV Voices | Columnists


W.E. Gutman: As the dust settles, questions and suspicions mount in Haiti

American troops made their habitually flamboyant entrance in the earthquake-ravaged Haitian capital to distribute aid and provide security in one of America's most-spirited military deployments since the 2003 Battlestar Galactica-style invasion of Iraq.

February 14, 2010 | W.E. Gutman The Long View | Columnists


Tim Myers: Fundraising as a proxy for support and effort

Many complain that my numerical prognostications concerning the local City Council election hide some hidden agenda.

February 14, 2010 | Tim Myers Myers' Musings | Columnists


Nathan Imhoff: Fix problem with illegals

"America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts."

February 13, 2010 | By Nathan Imhoff SCV Voices | Columnists


F. Andre Hollings: 2010: Now is the time

When Republicans Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie last November captured the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey, respectively, I surmised a slight chill rushed down the spines of liberals nationwide.

February 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Lynne Plambeck: Nazism, fascism and cleaner air

Recently, some people in the business community have called for a rescission of our landmark climate change law, AB32, passed in 2006 and signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

February 11, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: What we can learn from a satisfied life

It is with pleasure today that I'm am writing about a guy who exemplifies how you and I might hope to turn out in our twisty-turny, up and down, anxiety filled lives. No politics this go-around. Just insight toward more satisfying living.

February 10, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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David Hegg: Our freedom of speech is being taken away

One of our most necessary freedoms as Americans is the freedom of speech, as protected in the Bill of Rights. Yet, today, while much is being shouted and written supporting this prized privilege, the fact is the freedom to speak is being taken away.

June 15, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Laurene Weste: Events with benefits: fun for a cause in the SCV

The city of Santa Clarita is home to numerous nonprofit organizations that benefit residents from all walks of life.

June 13, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Scott Wilk: Raising awareness to DIPG

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, is a terminal brain disease that affects children aged 5 to 10 years.

June 13, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Earl’s graduation speech

My Uncle Earl was recently invited to give the commencement speech at the Robert Oppenheimer School for Really Smart Kids, a charter school approved by the Newhall School District but located in Lancaster.

June 12, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Gary Horton: Oh, the places our tax money goes

Dr. Seuss is among the most beloved in the pantheon of American writers. Ostensibly written for children, most of his stories also carry deeply meaningful lessons for those adults reading along with their kids.

June 11, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Charlie Vignola: G.O.P. smears P.O.W.

Just when you think Fox News and the right-wing scandal machine can sink no further, they wallow in a new level of filth that just boggles the mind.

June 10, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


Embracing a fire that still burns us today

A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.

June 04, 2014 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


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