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Bob Kellar: Live from City Hall

Civic engagement is at the heart of the democratic process in Santa Clarita, and the public's involvement is essential for a well-run city.

August 17, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Alice Khosravy: Taxpayers Left Out of the Obamacare Special Exemption Boat — Again

During the past few weeks, I found myself remembering something from a childhood book: "Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one."

August 16, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Kathryn Lopez: Transformation through charitable work

SAN ANTONIO - The talk of the Knights of Columbus convention here, which I attended as an invited speaker, were missionaries from the Philippines. The Marikina Valley Council in Luzon traveled by foot for an hour and a half, each way, to establish a relationship with an indigenous Dumagat tribe living in the remote mountains, despite the physical and language challenges.

August 16, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Danny Tyree: MLK’s ‘I have a dream’ speech celebrates 50th anniversary

Mark your calendar for Aug. 28, the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's iconic "I Have A Dream" speech, which was delivered to more than 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

August 16, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Brian Baker: Snowden did the right thing and here's why

Edward Snowden exposed the NSA's program of massive monitoring of American citizens' electronic communications.

August 15, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Joe Gandelman: Sex, lies and the Bob Filner headlock

SAN DIEGO - This tourist Mecca has long been loved for the gleaming beaches along its 70-mile coastline where the sea caresses the sand. Now it's becoming known as the city where its mayor allegedly gave unwanted caresses, butt pats and playful chokeholds to more than a dozen women.

August 15, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Gary Horton: Blown into the future

This week Elon Musk presented his vision for the future of mid-range transportation in America. His "Hyperloop" is a futuristic, nifty system of giant stainless steel tubes running up and down the state, either over or under Interstate 5.

August 14, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Jim Mullen: The zip code of the West

We've been doing 75 miles an hour for the last two hours across the desert and the view hasn't changed a bit.

August 14, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Tom Purcell: Why I sometimes get nostalgic for the Cold War

I've been thinking about the sorry state of American culture, and that made me reminisce about the Cold War.

August 14, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Byron York: Liberals gear up for Obamacare fight

While Republicans argue among themselves over what to do about Obamacare - Defund it? Delay it? Give up the fight to repeal it? - a coalition of wealthy and determined liberal groups is preparing to strike back at GOP efforts to stop the president's health care scheme.

August 13, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Peter Funt: A chilling report on climate change

SAN JOSE - All I know about climate, some say, is what's outside my window.

August 13, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Steve Lunetta: Dept. of Dumb Ideas Part Deux

I could not resist it. After my son and I found the Department of Dumb Ideas at Los Angeles City Hall, we had to find the corresponding office at the city of Santa Clarita.

August 12, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Joe Guzzardi: Thousands of prisoners return to the streets

he Supreme Court recently refused to delay the release of thousands of inmates from California state prisons. Severe overcrowding in the prison system has, in the court's eyes, led to substandard medical and mental health treatment.

August 12, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

David Hegg: Ethical parenting and unconditional love

As I write this column my oldest and her husband are winging their way across the Pacific to vacation in Maui.

August 11, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Danny Tyree: Childless couples: Do they really deserve to live?

Whether you're arising from a long, luxurious sleep or frantically cleaning up melted crayons, surely you have a strong opinion on the cover story in the Aug. 12 "Time" magazine: "The Childfree Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children."

August 10, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists

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Alice Khosravy: Role of government on display

Recently, the community of Santa Clarita has been buzzing over potential billboard removals and the possibility of sign ordinance changes. It began when the Metro Group, who owns the land on which the billboards in question reside, approached the city with a proposal to remove every billboard in the Metro (railroad) right-of-way, within the Soledad Canyon Road and Railroad Avenue corridors, in the center of the city. This amounts to the permanent removal of 118 billboards on 62 structures along the Metro right-of-way in exchange for a change to the current sign ordinance that would allow them to build three ...

January 17, 2014 | By Alice Khosravy Right here right now | Columnists

Marsha McLean:Santa Clarita transit is your ticket to better transportation

The demand for public transportation continues to increase as Americans enjoy the freedoms provided by commuter buses and railways.

January 17, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists

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