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Teresa Todd: Be grateful for the important things

Just a few short weeks ago, my youngest child graduated from Valencia High School.

July 05, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tim Myers: 14 years of Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parades

The city of Santa Clarita incorporated in 1987 with an estimated population within the city limits of about 110,000.

July 05, 2009 | Tim Myers | Columnists


Michele E. Buttelman: Old-fashioned ice cream social

Another Fourth of July is in the record books. I guess its time to gear up for the holidays!

July 05, 2009 | Michele E. Buttelman | Columnists


Paul Strickland: Political ‘hit mail’ misses its targets

When I looked at my mail Friday, June 26, I was shocked to find a piece of political "hit mail."

July 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Bob Dickson: Our real health care crisis

If you are one of the 40 million Americans or so without health insurance and are holding your breath for nationalized health care, you can stop reading because this editorial will not persuade you.

July 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Laurie Ender: Caution prevents pool accidents

Summer is here, and if there's one thing you can count on in Santa Clarita it's that it's going to be hot.

July 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Lynne Plambeck: Global warming, air pollution and children’s lungs

Our nation's efforts to stop global warming were in the news this week with the passage of historical legislation.

July 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: Life’s lessons lessen labels

Gifted writer and Signal Columnist Steve Lunetta doth protest too much.

July 01, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Kevin Buck: Singing the Blue Party blues

There is a great amount of angst flowing through the conservative base of the Republican Party these days, and as a lifelong Democrat, I could not be more pleased.

June 30, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: The king of hypocrisy

For one column, I turn Dem-o-crat. I know it is difficult to accept, but I'm going to sit with Gary Horton at the Koffee Klatch and kibitz about another failed Republican.

June 29, 2009 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


George Runner: ‘Do as I say, not as I do’

One of the founding principles in America is equality under the law. No one, not even our leaders, are above the law.

June 28, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tim Myers: I guess turnout was worse than I had expected

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth used to tell a self-deprecating story concerning his first (unsuccessful) effort to run for a seat on the Santa Clarita City Council.

June 28, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gloria Locke: More than just the King of Pop

Michael Jackson's music eased my pain more than anything else on earth.

June 28, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Shot upon capture

Regarding Bruce McFarland's Opinion column, "Issues and answers: It's as simple as that" (The Signal, June 23):

June 27, 2009 | By Bob Comer Valencia | Columnists


Glad Obama won

Our president, Barack Obama, is trying to help the U.S. come out of an economical downturn.

June 27, 2009 | By Philip Elterman Canyon Country | Columnists


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David Hegg: Manning, Wilson: brothers of Christ

Today millions around the world will gather with jersey-clad friends and family to eat and cheer their way through the Super Bowl. This championship of professional football in America has been the darling of the sports media for several weeks now, and finally the hoopla will give way to actual athletic competition.

February 01, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Frank Ferry: There’s nothing cool about graffiti

As a principal, father, and member of the City Council, I can tell you firsthand that environment and behavior go hand in hand. If we want the best students, we must provide an environment that supports learning, connectivity with quality educators and opportunities to study.

January 31, 2014 | By Frank Ferry Live from city hall | Columnists


Scott Wilk: ‘State of the State’ report

Last week Governor Jerry Brown tied Earl Warren for the number of State of the State addresses any governor has given. While that is a personal milestone that he can be proud of, the content of his vision for California is infinitely more important.

January 31, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Jonathan Kraut: Beyond the Olympics and terrorism

The Sochi Winter Olympic Games, commencing February 7, are but a few days away. In 1896 the First Modern Olympics resurrected the ancient Greek tradition of bringing together the most talented athletes. Since then the Modern Olympics have managed to survive world conflicts and have endured WWI, WWII, the Cold War, and hopefully the War on Terror.

January 28, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists


Rick Jensen: Conservative ideas are gaining more support

Why do people like Rev. Jeremiah Wright travel across America to exhort audiences to denigrate tea party Americans as racist?

January 27, 2014 | By Rick Jensen Commentary | Columnists


Andrew G. Fried: Concerning crosses and county seals

The First Amendment of our nation's Constitution establishes five rights that the founding fathers considered so important, they listed them first in the Bill of Rights.

January 27, 2014 | By Andrew G. Fried SCV Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: Today’s choices determine tomorrow’s opportunities

While the proverbial advice to "take each day as it comes" has some validity, it also masks the dangerous assumption that the choices we make today won't have consequential carry-over tomorrow. In fact, while it is both harmful and a waste of time to worry about the unknowns of the future, it is always wise to consider what effect my decisions today will have on the options available to me later.

January 26, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Laurene Weste: Centered on fun: SCV community centers

As a former parks commissioner for the city of Santa Clarita, I am deeply passionate about ensuring our residents enjoy quality recreation facilities, beautiful outdoor space and a healthy way of life.

January 24, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Betty Arenson:Affordable Care Act in practice

Ask yourself the honest question: Did you truly believe The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, or ACA, was going to work as promised? If the answer is "yes," then did you earnestly think through the practical workings of the program?

January 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


Gary Horton: The Buck now stops

Energizer Bunnies keep going and going and going – and for a time, it looked like Buck McKeon would be equally perpetual in motion to those furry little drumbeaters. The man is after all, 75, and still beating war drums while running circles around most of us. Yet now it seems that both Buck the man, and his underlying message of perpetual militarism may be running down, with time well deserved for some R and R away from the military industrial complex.

January 22, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Tom Purcell: Little nuns vs. Goliath

It's a story about how freedom is all.

January 20, 2014 | By Tom Purcell Commentary | Columnists


Joe Gandelman: Don’t count Chris Christie out (yet)

People waiting to get New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's last pound of flesh may have a long wait, and not for the obvious reason.

January 20, 2014 | By Joe Gandelman Independent's Eye | Columnists


Byron York: Jobs should stay in focus

There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. The Democratic push for the president's "inequality agenda."

January 20, 2014 | By Byron York Commentary | Columnists


Danny Tyree: Winter Olympics: untold story

Hundreds of millions of people will be following the 2014 Winter Olympics, even though the underwhelming motto ("Hot. Cool. Yours.") sounds less like a paean to athletic excellence than the sort of progression that accompanies a court-ordered paternity suit.

January 18, 2014 | By Danny Tyree Tyrades | Columnists


David Hegg: Environment will shape your thinking

It is rare when we think deeply anymore. In too many ways, and in too many instances, we are becoming a people who let others do our thinking for us.

January 18, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


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