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History’s lessons

Maybe it was the time or maybe it was the place. I cannot pinpoint how I came to know it, but the fact that my family, neighbors and friends were living in the best co... » Read More
Posted: apr. 24, 2015 2:30 a.m. | History’s lessons Comments 12 Comments
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Are you ready for a diet of insects?

When I was a 6-year-old lad lusting over the "ant farm" advertisements in 12-cent comic books, I had no idea how ahead-of-their-time those ads were. » Read More
Posted: apr. 23, 2015 9:15 a.m. | Are you ready for a diet of  insects? Comments 6 Comments
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A better way of dealing with minimum wage

When I was a kid, I used to work as a parts chaser in my grandfather's truck and trailer shop. Whenever a driver or mechanic came in, I had to go find the parts he nee... » Read More
Posted: apr. 23, 2015 9:11 a.m. | A better way of dealing with minimum wage Comments 13 Comments
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When Madrid slows down

Editor's note: This is one of a series of columns by Santa Clarita Valley native Scott Kanowsky, who is currently living in Madrid, Spain. » Read More
Posted: apr. 20, 2015 2:00 a.m. | When Madrid slows down Comments 4 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: Welcome, new and improved Hillary Clinton

Three years ago we bought a fixer-upper house on Meadview Avenue right by The Master's College in Placerita Canyon. » Read More
Posted: apr. 16, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: Welcome, new and improved Hillary Clinton Comments 182 Comments
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Gary Horton: California’s most important resource

Californians, not water, and certainly not almonds, are our state's most valuable resource. » Read More
Posted: apr. 15, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: California’s most important resource Comments 38 Comments
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Jim de Bree: Stop playing with the IRS

As a CPA nearing retirement, today marks the conclusion of my 41st tax season. I have seen a lot in my career. But until recently, one thing that I could always count ... » Read More
Posted: apr. 15, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Jim de Bree: Stop playing with the IRS Comments 51 Comments
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Kevin Buck: Lessons in history

Contrary to the opinion held by the many conservatives who live inside the partisan media bubble, Democrats do not want to quash their opinions. » Read More
Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Kevin Buck: Lessons in history Comments 30 Comments
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Marybelle Knight: Getting a grip on water crisis

Thank you Signal Editorial board for calling our local water districts to task, but why are the solutions so complex? » Read More
Posted: apr. 12, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Marybelle Knight: Getting a grip on water crisis Comments 33 Comments
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David Hegg: Why it’s important to rediscover tolerance

Unless you've been sleeping under a rock somewhere you're acutely aware we are becoming an increasingly touchy society. It seems the new national sport is overreaction... » Read More
Posted: apr. 12, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Why it’s important to rediscover tolerance Comments 7 Comments
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Scott Wilk: Budget process needs more sunshine

A few weeks ago the state Assembly passed a resolution celebrating "Sunshine Week," touting the Legislature's commitment to transparency. » Read More
Posted: apr. 10, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Scott Wilk: Budget process needs more sunshine Comments 3 Comments
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Gary Horton: Let my people go

"When Israel was in Egypt Land, 'Let My People Go!' » Read More
Posted: apr. 08, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Let my people go Comments 99 Comments
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Charlie Vignola: Declaring war on radicals

A common sticking point for hawkish conservatives recently has been President Obama's seeming reluctance to state declaratively that we are at war with "radical Islam,... » Read More
Posted: apr. 07, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Charlie Vignola: Declaring war on radicals Comments 36 Comments
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Climate change: myth vs. fact

Climate is defined as "a measure of the average pattern of variation in temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, precipitation, atmospheric particle count an... » Read More
Posted: apr. 06, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Climate change: myth vs. fact Comments 57 Comments
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David Hegg: The resurrection of Christ

One day I'd like to ask those women just what they were thinking as they made their way in the early morning to the place where, just days before, they had watched him... » Read More
Posted: apr. 05, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: The resurrection of Christ Comments 3 Comments
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Cameron Smyth: ‘Free community college’

Five hundred thousand dollars! Are you kidding - $500,000? » Read More
Posted: apr. 03, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Cameron Smyth: ‘Free community college’ Comments 15 Comments
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Gary Horton: Lobbyists aren’t your friends

A funny story hit the news back in 2011. "Congress declares pizza is a vegetable." Seemingly outlandish, there was more truth than not to the story. The Obama Administ... » Read More
Posted: apr. 01, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Lobbyists aren’t your friends Comments 19 Comments
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Jonathan Kraut: Down the dark road

The very recent passage of Indiana State Bill 568 permits neighbor to exclude neighbor, provider to deny services to client, and vendors to deny a sale based on "freed... » Read More
Posted: mar. 31, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Jonathan Kraut: Down the dark road Comments 133 Comments
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Danny Tyree: It’s not a war on the Easter holiday, but ...

As my family prepares to celebrate Easter 2015, I feel overwhelmed by the changes the holiday has undergone in both religious and secular terms. » Read More
Posted: mar. 29, 2015 11:08 p.m. | Danny Tyree: It’s not a war on the Easter holiday, but ... Comments 0 Comments
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Byron York: The conundrum of the H-1B

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, believes passionately that the United States needs more skilled foreign workers. » Read More
Posted: mar. 29, 2015 11:01 p.m. | Byron York: The conundrum of the H-1B Comments 5 Comments
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Cokie and Steven Roberts: U.S. more fun through women's eyes

As Women's History Month wraps up at the end of March, there's something we want to know: Why should half of the human race be relegated to one month a year? » Read More
Posted: mar. 29, 2015 10:59 p.m. | Cokie and Steven Roberts: U.S. more fun through women's eyes Comments 1 Comment
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David Hegg: Essentials of ethical leadership

The ramifications of ethical ideology are important in every area of life, but nowhere more so than in positions of leadership. » Read More
Posted: mar. 29, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Essentials of ethical leadership Comments 2 Comments
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No deep well brine injection in SCV

We oppose deep well injection as a solution to chloride reduction anywhere in the Santa Clarita Valley, as deep well injection of large volumes of fluid has been scien... » Read More
Posted: mar. 29, 2015 2:00 a.m. | No deep well brine injection in SCV Comments 36 Comments
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Betty Arenson: A failure to communicate

The phrase "What we've got here is a failure to communicate" originated in the 1967 film "Cool Hand Luke." It was spoken by a warden to a rebellious chained prisoner. » Read More
Posted: mar. 27, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Betty Arenson: A failure to communicate Comments 9 Comments
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Bill Blowers: Of radio towers, ignorance and fear

Let me be so bold as to bring some common sense to this argument. There is a group of well-meaning people who are vociferously opposing the use of a radio tower in the... » Read More
Posted: mar. 25, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Bill Blowers: Of radio towers, ignorance and fear Comments 2 Comments
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Kevin Buck: The show must go on

To the casual observer, this should be a slow period for political news and events. But just because there is not a national election until November 2016 does not mean... » Read More
Posted: mar. 24, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Kevin Buck: The show must go on Comments 57 Comments
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Scott Kanowsky: The staid hamburger

Editor's note: This is one of a series of columns by Santa Clarita Valley native Scott Kanowsky, who is currently living in Madrid, Spain. » Read More
Posted: mar. 23, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Scott Kanowsky: The staid hamburger Comments 20 Comments
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David Hegg: Life is about finding your true identity

The more years I log, the more I understand the benefit of identifying myself in the right way. » Read More
Posted: mar. 22, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Life is about finding your true identity Comments 0 Comments
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Kevin Korenthal: Calif. high-speed rail dilemma

I have been closely following the happenings related to California high-speed rail since before it was passed in a voter referendum in 2008. » Read More
Posted: mar. 20, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Kevin Korenthal: Calif. high-speed rail dilemma Comments 26 Comments
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Charles L. Byers:Climate change and analytic thinking

Regarding my previous Signal column "Don't teach global warming to kids," published March 4, I don't want Omar Escobedo, or anyone else, to think I was taking him "to ... » Read More
Posted: mar. 19, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Charles L. Byers:Climate change and analytic thinking Comments 12 Comments
 

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