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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


Tim Myers: Too many puzzle pieces for Boydston to win this April

When many people object to my election prognostications wherein I take the safe road and predict victories for incumbent office-holders, they state that I could not possibly know what will happen in any particular election. I agree with that assertion.

January 24, 2010 | Tim Myers Myers' Musings | Columnists


Bob Kellar: SCV movie news in 2009

Santa Clarita has been one of the entertainment industry's most-favored back lots for decades.

January 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Bill Kennedy: Regulations: Are they worth the cost?

On Jan. 15, many community members gathered at Santa Clarita City Hall to participate in a public hearing on the topic of the cost of business regulation. The event was hosted by state Sen. George Runner and Assemblyman Cameron Smyth to gauge the impact state regulations are having on small businesses.

January 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Teresa Todd: Rising to the occasion

Sixteen years ago in the predawn hours of a January morning, the Northridge earthquake rocked Southern California's world.

January 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Cam Noltemeyer: Fair elections for a clean environment

SCOPE began promoting clean money and fair elections with its float in Santa Clarita's 2006 Fourth of July parade. We joined with the local Clean Money campaign to bring a message to Santa Clarita: the need to reduce special interest influence on our electoral process.

January 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: We’ve been there twice before: We understand

The magnitude 6.6 Sylmar earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley 6 a.m. Feb. 9, 1971. I remember that morning like it was today.

January 20, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Diana Shaw: Two-thirds or not two-thirds

This year's hottest state issue will be an initiative to change Sacramento's two-thirds budget vote rule to a simple majority.

January 19, 2010 | Diana Shaw Democratic Voices | Columnists


Nathan Imhoff: Obama should make decisions proudly, not politically

"A majority ... united by a common interest or a passion cannot be constrained from oppressing the minority, what remedy can be found?"

January 19, 2010 | Nathan Imhoff SCV Voices | Columnists


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Gary Horton: Something to which we can all agree

Kathy Norris of the Valley Industry Association paid me a visit a few weeks ago as part of a local business survey.

July 09, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Kevin Buck: The pols and the pendulum

The political world is never static. The never-ending battles for power, prestige, policy and the perceived moral high ground are endless and endlessly fascinating.

July 08, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Castaic Lake’s long launch ramp means it’s time to conserve water

If you've been to Castaic Lake recently, you may have noticed you're seeing a lot more of the launch ramp than usual. These days, that launch ramp is loooooong.

July 07, 2014 | Tom Campbell SCV Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: The cul-de-sac of bad choices

Part of the joy, and most of the misery, of my job as a pastor is being with folks when they in trouble, surrounded by the carnage of poor choices, and facing what appear to be insurmountable obstacles.

July 06, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Amer Aziz: Fourth of July has meaning for those who found freedom

As a Muslim-immigrant to the United States of America, I find special meaning in the Fourth of July, an occasion symbolizing the struggle for freedom.

July 04, 2014 | By Amer Aziz SCV Voices | Columnists


Marsha McLean: Respect is a two-way street

By now, the phrase "Respect is a Two-Way Street" may be a familiar one to Santa Clarita residents. That's because this is the main message behind the city's new safety campaign to help keep bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians safe on our roadways.

July 04, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Betty Arenson: Obama remains a question mark

Undoubtedly by now you have observed the rather casual manner in which our president responds to each new scandal that pops up - and they do keep popping up.

July 04, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


Business retention is key to job growth in the SCV

A key role of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is to attract new companies to the Santa Clarita Valley that bring high-quality jobs.

June 30, 2014 | Holly Schroeder SCV Voices | Columnists


The IRS is far from earning back our trust

John Koskinen is the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, arguably the most powerful and feared bureaucracy in the federal government.

June 30, 2014 | Brian Baker SCV Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: How reliable is the information on the internet?

With the advent of the Internet we have experienced an information explosion unprecedented in human history.

June 29, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Bob Kellar: Fourth of July in the SCV

Independence Day is one of America's greatest holidays.

June 27, 2014 | By Bob Kellar Live from city hall | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: The carbon tax has flaws

A recent column by Cher Gilmore touted the brilliance and benefits of taxing carbon output from business as a way to reduce global climate change.

June 26, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Gary Horton: Obama is the most boring president ever

I have a good friend who takes marching orders through the tin foil hat atop his head perpetually tuned to Fox and Friends and all else owned and distributed by Rupert Murdoch.

June 25, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Jonathan Kraut: Government workers duck responsibility

We are used to hearing about large awards being presented to those harmed, abused or injured by school teachers, police, firefighters, and other government employees.

June 24, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: Some advice for graduates

As graduation season comes to a close, I have some advice for those who are entering a new phase of life called adulthood. And, the advice is good for the rest of us as well.

June 22, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


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