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Gary Horton: California Sinks Into The Desert

Photo by Gary Horton Weeds crowd out dying plants in a median at the Valencia Commerce Center.


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Kevin Buck: Trump just using GOP playbook

The current frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination is Donald Trump. That is a sentence I never thought I would write, and I believe it needs to be writ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2015 4:41 p.m. | Updated: jul. 28, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Kevin Buck: Trump just using GOP playbook Comments 0 Comments
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David W. Hegg: Time will tell

As I approach the golden age of 60, I am finding more and more pleasure in a few simple things. » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2015 4:38 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: Time will tell Comments 2 Comments
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Betty Arenson: Roberts’ tortured reasoning on Obamacare

One component of President Obama's January 2010 State of the Union address was his deliberate dress-down of Supreme Court attendees concerning their Citizens United de... » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2015 4:59 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Betty Arenson: Roberts’ tortured reasoning on Obamacare Comments 16 Comments
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Gordon Risser: DNA or choice? It’s not that simple

The other day one Signal Opinion section writer chastised another about whether same-gender attraction occurs by choice, insisting that it's imprinted in the DNA. From... » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2015 5:01 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Gordon Risser: DNA or choice? It’s not that simple Comments 4 Comments
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Our View: Laemmle vote result of vision, determination

It has been a long time coming, but it looks like Santa Clarita is finally going to get a Laemmle Theatre in downtown Newhall. The City Council voted this week to move... » Read More
Posted: jul. 17, 2015 5:21 p.m. | Updated: jul. 18, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Our View: Laemmle vote result of vision, determination Comments 4 Comments
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David W. Hegg: Learning how to handle critics and criticism

We all receive criticism. Maybe it's the driver behind you or your kids who never miss a chance to let you know just how lame you are. » Read More
Posted: jul. 17, 2015 5:22 p.m. | Updated: jul. 18, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: Learning how to handle critics and criticism Comments 6 Comments
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Joe Guzzardi: The future of california’s 50 million residents

As California heads into high summer in the midst of its fourth year of a punishing drought, the question most residents ask is whether the state has hit the limits of... » Read More
Posted: jul. 17, 2015 8:19 a.m. | Joe Guzzardi: The future of california’s 50 million residents Comments 38 Comments
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Anne Marie Whalley: Where is the world going?

Greece in crisis; European Union unraveling? China fearing the Western influences; its economical growth slowing, but expanding in Africa and the western Pacific. » Read More
Posted: jul. 17, 2015 8:16 a.m. | Anne Marie Whalley: Where is the world going? Comments 9 Comments
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Terri Lovell: Do American lives matter?

In sanctuary cities across the United States, federal, state and local officials are colluding with criminal illegal aliens and allowing them to have the run of this c... » Read More
Posted: jul. 17, 2015 8:15 a.m. | Terri Lovell: Do American lives matter? Comments 13 Comments
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Gary Horton: Don’t smoke the grass

I've got a secret to share, but I've got to be discrete about it. There's folks out there watching us, and we've got to be very careful, lest we be caught wet-handed. » Read More
Posted: jul. 14, 2015 1:03 p.m. | Updated: jul. 15, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Don’t smoke  the grass Comments 18 Comments
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Jonathan Kraut: Three reasons for illegal immigration

The Supreme Court just ruled gay marriage is now the law of the land. The issue of gay marriage is now settled. » Read More
Posted: jul. 13, 2015 4:25 p.m. | Updated: jul. 14, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Jonathan Kraut: Three reasons for illegal immigration Comments 22 Comments
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David Hegg: Testing the strength of our pluralism

If you look closely at a dollar bill, or any place the great seal of the United States of America is found, you'll see the words "e pluribus unum." This Latin phrase t... » Read More
Posted: jul. 10, 2015 1:22 p.m. | Updated: jul. 11, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Testing the strength of our pluralism Comments 28 Comments
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Gary Horton: Support our troops, not sales pitches

A red, white, and blue pinwheel turned up, stuck in our lawn ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. It spun steadily in the 100-degree heat, calling one's eye to its rea... » Read More
Posted: jul. 07, 2015 2:54 p.m. | Updated: jul. 08, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Support our troops, not sales pitches Comments 8 Comments
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Kevin Buck: More joy over recent court rulings

I fully understand that I am a week late to the progressives' political victory celebration, but that is the by-product of abiding by an orderly Signal op-ed-writing s... » Read More
Posted: jul. 06, 2015 5:12 p.m. | Updated: jul. 07, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Kevin Buck: More joy over recent court rulings Comments 45 Comments
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David W. Hegg: American responsibility of freedom

Somewhere along the line, freedom went through a tragic redefinition. What once was understood, and provided the basic foundation stone of our democracy, has now becom... » Read More
Posted: jul. 02, 2015 5:27 p.m. | Updated: jul. 04, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: American responsibility of freedom Comments 9 Comments
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Cameron Smyth: The brave men who signed the declaration

The 4th of July has forever been my favorite holiday in Santa Clarita. Old traditions like the parade and pancake breakfast now merge perfectly with newer ones like th... » Read More
Posted: jul. 02, 2015 5:12 p.m. | Updated: jul. 03, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Cameron Smyth: The brave men who signed the declaration Comments 6 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: Some lessons from Greece

Uncle Earl was over at the house the other day helping me reset my sprinkler system. Since my address ends in an odd number, I had to set it to water on Monday, Wednes... » Read More
Posted: jul. 01, 2015 5:38 p.m. | Updated: jul. 02, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: Some lessons from Greece Comments 17 Comments
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Gary Horton: Gay marriage about owning up to reality

Long ago, I belonged to a church that - until the rather belated year of 1978 - disallowed people of any black descent to join its priesthood or marry in its temples. » Read More
Posted: jun. 30, 2015 5:12 p.m. | Updated: jul. 01, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Gay marriage about owning up to reality Comments 56 Comments
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Charlie Vignola: Obama’s historic week

Well, anyone who predicted that Obama would be a lame duck president after the 2014 elections must be wiping a whole lot of egg off their face right now. » Read More
Posted: jun. 29, 2015 4:34 p.m. | Updated: jun. 30, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Charlie Vignola: Obama’s historic week Comments 29 Comments
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David Hegg: From fun to previews of heaven

It appears to me that the great American pastime is no longer baseball, or for that matter, anything even remotely related to a sport. » Read More
Posted: jun. 26, 2015 12:55 p.m. | Updated: jun. 27, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: From fun to previews of heaven Comments 2 Comments
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Scott Wilk: Tax grab with no benefit

When California passed AB 32, the so-called "Global Warming Solutions Act," in 2006, it was praised as first-of-its-kind legislation, a model that the world would foll... » Read More
Posted: jun. 25, 2015 4:58 p.m. | Updated: jun. 26, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Scott Wilk: Tax grab with no benefit Comments 3 Comments
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Brian Baker: OMG! My feelings are hurt! Kill the First Amendment!

We've all heard the buzzwords, the new encyclical of the Left. » Read More
Posted: jun. 25, 2015 5:02 p.m. | Updated: jun. 26, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Brian Baker: OMG! My feelings are hurt! Kill the First Amendment! Comments 203 Comments
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Gary Horton: Change ourselves or face groundhog day every day

You've hit the same potholes on the Interstate 5 dozens or hundreds of times. Over and again, you roll your eyes, grit your teeth, or even curse yourself for forgettin... » Read More
Posted: jun. 23, 2015 4:31 p.m. | Updated: jun. 24, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Change ourselves or face groundhog day every day Comments 11 Comments
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Jonathan Kraut: The price being paid for poor policy

At 1:30 a.m., as a local dance club was closing, a lot of commotion and yelling was coming from a crowd that had begun to gather a few hundred yards away in the middle... » Read More
Posted: jun. 22, 2015 5:50 p.m. | Updated: jun. 23, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Jonathan Kraut: The price being paid for poor policy Comments 10 Comments
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Jonathan Kraut: The price being paid for poor policy

At 1:30 a.m., as a local dance club was closing, a lot of commotion and yelling was coming from a crowd that had begun to gather a few hundred yards away in the middle... » Read More
Posted: jun. 22, 2015 5:50 p.m. | Updated: jun. 23, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Jonathan Kraut: The price being paid for poor policy Comments 0 Comments
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David Hegg: Just say it

We're all aware of the iconic Nike slogan "Just do it." » Read More
Posted: jun. 19, 2015 4:55 p.m. | Updated: jun. 20, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Just say it Comments 4 Comments
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Terri Lovell: The fast track to lost sovereignty

While Americans are being distracted by endless footage of crimes and civil disturbances in major cities across the country, our nation's sovereignty hangs in the bala... » Read More
Posted: jun. 18, 2015 6:17 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Terri Lovell: The fast  track to lost sovereignty  Comments 1 Comment
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Bill Blowers: Man-made global warming – really?

The following rebuttal is offered in response to Cher Gilmore's column in the June 13 issue of The Signal. » Read More
Posted: jun. 17, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Bill Blowers: Man-made global warming – really? Comments 81 Comments
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Kevin Buck: A day at the races

The race for the White House is now in full swing. The Republicans already have 19 candidates and counting, and they promise to be just as entertaining as the 2012 pri... » Read More
Posted: jun. 16, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Kevin Buck: A day at the races Comments 25 Comments
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Cher Gilmore: Climate science and professional deniers

The reality of climate change is clear and agreed upon by 97 percent of published, peer-reviewed climate scientists. » Read More
Posted: jun. 13, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Cher Gilmore: Climate science and professional deniers Comments 48 Comments
 

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