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Gary Horton: Time to shut up and listen

It wasn't too many hours into the Wharton management program in which I'm self-reclused that I recognized my first personal improvement goal: Shut up and listen.

October 21, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tim Myers: David Gauny & the voter gap

So David Gauny announced his candidacy for the Santa Clarita City Council on Oct. 9 in front of Santa Clarita City Hall. Notables stood by his side; most interestingly Councilman Bob Kellar, who offered his endorsement in a hagiography posted on Gauny's campaign Web site.

October 20, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: Remembering my mother, the activist

Where do activists come from? Are they just born, or are children sent to training camps and returned to their families versed in the ways of the movement?

October 20, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: The end of days

When we were living in Chicago, we had to get used to many unusual things that you don't typically see in California living. Snow was a big one. A huge body of water that wasn't an ocean (Lake Michigan). Friendly people who didn't shoot at you on the tollway.

October 19, 2009 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


R. J. Kelly: CLWA flush with success

It was high on the list of things for local water professionals to do in 2009: Complete construction of a treatment plant to remove perchlorate from local groundwater, thus stopping the spread of contamination caused by a former munitions manufacturing plant.

October 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Frank Ferry: Teen Driving Safety Fair

Did you know traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers across the United States?

October 16, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Paul Brotzman: Setting the record straight on the ‘One Valley One Vision’ effort

It is not only unfortunate, but also a disservice to the community that Lynne Plambeck's Environmentally Speaking column ("One Valley, One Vision: A closer look," Oct. 1) contains numerous inaccuracies.

October 15, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Lynne Plambeck: One Valley, One Fantasy?

Many of the proposed General Plan updates for both the city of Santa Clarita and surrounding areas are based on a projected huge population increase - more than double our current population - in the next decade. Such a projection will require densification and subsequent zoning changes that will increase property values for developers, but could destroy the quality of life in many neighborhoods.

October 15, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Phil Rizzo: Always in a hurry to speed things up

There's a book review in the latest issue of The New Yorker magazine entitled, "Not so fast. Scientific management started as a way to work. How did it become a way of life?" It is fascinating in the details of the origins of scientific management.

October 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Stephen Maseda: Vogel wildly incorrect

Having read your letters section in the Oct. 6 edition, I have a couple of observations.

October 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: The stench coming from ACORN

We've all had the experience. We go to the refrigerator looking for something cool to drink and when we open the door, our nostrils are assaulted by a hideous odor.

October 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Michele Buttelman: SCV Scene: Light the night at Bridgeport

Finally, we've had nice, cooler weather. One can almost sense fall in the air... almost!

Light the Night

October 11, 2009 | Michele E. Buttelman | Columnists


Laurene Weste: It’s Oaktober time again

Santa Clarita is home to tens of thousands of beautiful oak trees. They blanket our local mountains, line our streams and add a charming aesthetic to our natural landscape.

October 09, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Andre Hollings: Messina: Right man, right time

Presently, the Golden State's K-12 public schools suffer abysmally low rankings in math and science scores, graduation and college-going rates, and the like when compared to the nation's K-12 public schools.

October 09, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: Say goodbye for their own good

Last week I wrote that I'd be sending my upcoming columns from the University of Pennsylvania.

October 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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Dante Acosta: Camp Clarita provides summer fun

The official arrival of summer is just weeks away. If you listen closely, you will soon be able to hear kids all over town chanting that classic phrase: "school's out for summer!"

May 30, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


God bless our veterans

Pulled out the paper this bright Monday morning and started reading. Of course, I have my bagel with strawberry cream cheese, oat bran cereal and tall glass of orange juice at the ready. I know how to start my holiday day.

May 26, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


David Hegg: We need to change perspective

While I was not yet living when it was fought, World War II has shaped so much of the world in which I have lived. It framed the whole idea of valor and courage and sacrificial service. And it wasn't only those who served in uniform who experienced the war, and felt that they played a vital part in bringing about a good and swift conclusion to it. In truth, we were a nation at war. Soldier and civilian were on the same team, working for a common goal, with mutual respect and honor.

May 25, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Christine Korenthal: Free speech on life support

I have watched helplessly in recent weeks and months with a growing sense of alarm, fearing that our generation is witnessing the death of one of the most vital pillars of liberty: the freedom of individual thought and the free exchange of ideas. While it's true that the First Amendment only protects people from government reprisals for speaking freely, social media and mass media lynch mobs are just as much a danger in a free society as any oppressive government.

May 23, 2014 | By Christine Korenthal | Columnists


Laurene Weste: Stay cool and safe this summer in the SCV

Memorial Day is almost here and that means a three-day weekend for most Americans. The annual holiday in honor of the brave men and women who've died serving our country to keep us safe and free is also considered the unofficial start of summer! Flags will be raised in honor of those we've lost, while families and friends will gather for backyard barbeques, lawn games, and poolside fun.

May 23, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Gary Horton: Personal determination and a village

Followers of this column know that five weeks ago my daughter Katie was struck by a motorcycle in India. Katie suffered severe traumatic brain injury; required emergency cranial surgery, was comatose two days, spent six days in the ICU, and subsequently required 16 further days of hospitalization to recover sufficiently well for the 24 hour jet trip back home. Landing at LAX, Katie immediately spent two days at UCLA for a thorough work up, followed by one month of outpatient cognitive and occupational rehab. Five days ago, virtually fully recovered,

May 21, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Charlie Vignola: Sensible about gun control

Gun owners are passionate about their guns, and there's nothing wrong with that – but wouldn't it be refreshing if they were just as passionate about reducing all the needless deaths caused by gun violence every single year?

May 20, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


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