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What are these reports supposed to show?

Tonight marks the second of two community meetings that will disseminate the findings of the community-commissioned and county-funded Initial Feasibility Analysis for incorporation of communities in the northwest Santa Clarita Valley.

June 18, 2009 | Ron Mechnsner & Dave Bossert | Columnists


Lynne Plambeck: Something's missing here

Last Thursday, community members filled a large local school auditorium to talk to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Fish and Game about their proposed Newhall Ranch permit.

June 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: The greatest thing you'll ever learn

The greatest thing you'll ever learn

June 17, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Diana Shaw: The tortured logic of John Yoo

On March 14, 2003, John Yoo of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel wrote a memo addressing military interrogation of alien unlawful combatants held outside the United States.

June 16, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Letters - we get letters

We here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Office get numerous letters on a weekly basis. Some letters are profound and others profane, but almost all never fail to entertain.

June 15, 2009 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Tim Myers: Crime statistics: Can I come out from under the bed yet?

Several years ago I attended the visitation for the deceased father-in-law of a co-worker. While the family seemed fairly desolate concerning the death, my Midwestern stoicism and logic found little to connote tragedy.

June 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


F. Andre Hollings: The failure of Liberalism in California and beyond

Amidst wallowing in the nirvana granted by the all but divine investiture of Barack Obama, liberals have seemingly abandoned a key element of democracy: dissent.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Marsha McLean: Celebrate our open spaces

The Santa Clarita City Council recently approved the purchase of 140 acres in Placerita Canyon, located just east of the Walker Ranch trail head and Placerita Canyon Nature Center.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Cam Noltemeyer: Plambeck belongs on the MRF committee

Plambeck belongs on the MRF committee

June 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: ‘Tricky Dick’ should be accountable

Go rent the movie, "Frost/Nixon." Whether or not you think Nixon was evil personified or a misunderstood saint - hit Blockbuster or e-mail Netflix.

June 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Gun-happy

I bought a gun. It's just a little .22 caliber rifle to teach the kids how to shoot.

June 08, 2009 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Tim Myers: For our daughter on her graduation

Sitting on the home side of Cougar Stadium at College of the Canyons on the cool May evening, looking out at the sea of purple and gold, many parents would simply state they did not believe this day would ever come.

June 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Frank Ferry: Old Town Newhall revitalization efforts continue

The Redevelopment Agency of the city of Santa Clarita is continuing to actively implement the Downtown Newhall Specific Plan, which was approved by the City Council in December 2005.

June 05, 2009 | Frank Ferry | Columnists


Bob Dickson: Can this fabric be sewn back together?

If you ever visit the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, you will probably make your way to the Battle Monument.

June 05, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


From The Signal Archives: Technology pros and cons

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the first week of June 1934 in The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

Hot news: livestock report

June 04, 2009 | By Perry Smith | Columnists


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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


Steve Lunetta: Pictures are a distortion of reality

My wife is taking a photography class over at COC right now. This is actually rather humorous since she often sees one of our sons on campus who is also a student.

May 19, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right here right now | Columnists


David Hegg: Life and legacy

In my little world I often hear guys musing about their legacy.

May 18, 2014 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Scott Wilk: The loss of ‘super-majority’

Just as their households must, Californians expect their state government not only to live within its means, but to work in a bipartisan way for the benefit of all.

May 16, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Marsh McLean: Conserving and preserving our water is priority

All Californians are being called on to protect one of our state's most precious resources, water.

May 15, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Jonathan Kraut: Petitions are the people’s remedy

One of the most profound rights we have as citizens is the right to petition. The First Amendment of our Constitution "prohibits Congress from abridging or prohibiting the right of the people ... to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

May 13, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Commentary | Columnists


My Obamacare experience

I read Gary Horton's April 30 column on his experience with the Affordable Care Act ("American Medicine has become a joke") and decided to share a story.

May 12, 2014 | Valeria Tippy SCV Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: We don’t have to think alike

In every ordered and civilized society the rule of law plays an essential role. Given that human nature is too often selfish and sometimes even cruel, laws are enacted to declare the boundaries between right and wrong. Laws form the lens through which society views the actions of those individuals who choose to live in the group.

May 11, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


The Sterling dilemma

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

May 05, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


David Hegg: Toward ethical friendship

Someone has rightly said that a true friend is one who walks in when everyone else is walking out. In most areas of life, tragedy and trial bring truth to the surface. Your true character is best seen in the worst of situations, when the façade falls away and you no longer can hide who you are. When it comes to friendships, hard times bring out the reality of the relationship.

May 04, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Dante Acosta: Santa Clarita laces up for Wings for Life run

Ever since I moved to Santa Clarita nearly 28 years ago, I've always appreciated our community's clean streets, wide open spaces and active lifestyle.

May 02, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Steve Knight: It’s time for a new approach

In the 1976 movie "Network," Peter Finch delivers the famous line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

May 02, 2014 | By Steve Knight Right here right now | Columnists


Michael Antonovich: Realignment : a dangerous ruse

Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Antonovich SCV Voices | Columnists


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