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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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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


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


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