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Scott Thomas Wilk: Outperforming Nostradamus: 2010 predictions

What is up with all the movies and TV shows about Nostradamus and his prediction the world will end in 2012? Personally, I'm not impressed.

January 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Laurene Weste: City unveils new ePlan online service

Since its inception more than two decades ago, the city of Santa Clarita has been committed to helping its business community thrive while ensuring a high quality of life for residents.

January 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Lynne Plambeck: Mom, apple pie and water conservation

Water conservation seems as American as apple pie, a "no-brainer." If this answer to water supply is really so innocent, then why has it taken so long for our water district, city and county to institute conservation measures?

January 28, 2010 | Gilbert H. Snow | Columnists


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


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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


Amer Aziz: Seeking religious freedom

The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.

May 01, 2014 | By Amer Aziz SCV Voices | Columnists


Anne Marie Whalley: The world can be a beautiful place

The world as we see it in our own eyes can be stressful, enigmatic, or blessed. Mine is a wonderful place to be.

April 30, 2014 | By Anne Marie Whalley SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: American medicine has become a joke

Let me let you in on a joke I recently experienced.

April 30, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Steve Knight: VA medical centers need oversight

When veterans return home, their fighting days should be over. They put their lives on the line for their country and fought the good fight.

April 29, 2014 | By Steve Knight Commentary | Columnists


Holly Schroeder: Importance of foreign relations

We live in a global world with a global economy. Never did that concept become so clear to me than on the Trade and Investment Mission to China led by Supervisor Antonovich earlier this month.

April 29, 2014 | By Holly Schroeder Commentary | Columnists


The big myth about the Soledad Canyon mine

You would think that a big push to develop a massive gravel mine would at least be backed up by one significant factor:

April 28, 2014 | Andrew Fried SCV Voices | Columnists


For whom the lane tolls

I just got back from a series of business trips in the east. I was able to visit the garden spots of Pittsburgh, Topeka, Kansas City, and Philadelphia. I was never so glad to get back home.

April 28, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Let’s take our airwaves back from the advertisers

I've always heard that the airwaves belong to the people.

April 28, 2014 | Richard Myers SCV Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: Making sense of your success

I often attend conferences where the attendees are given name tags that boldly announce who they are. This creates a phenomenon rarely seen elsewhere. As we walk the halls of the conference center or hotel, our eyes are fixed on the name tags of those we pass. We're anxious to see if they are "somebody." Is he a well-known speaker?

April 27, 2014 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Bob Kellar: Santa Clarita will continue to thrive

Now that our city has survived another local election, I thought it would be appropriate to make some comments regarding elections and city hall. After all, things can get pretty exciting, or should I say concerning around election time in Santa Clarita.

April 27, 2014 | By Bob Kellar SCV Voices | Columnists


Laurene Weste: City and county host low-cost dog vaccination

In many American households, and certainly in my home, pets are members of the family. According to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, our dogs are the nation's favorite pet, with approximately 43 million households owning one or more of our four-legged friends.

April 25, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Tammy Messina: Time to exercise those rights

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." ~ U.S. Constitution, Amendment 1.

April 25, 2014 | By Tammy Messina Right here right now | Columnists


Betty Arenson: Vote smart in every election

It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.

April 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson SCV Voices | Columnists


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