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David Hegg: Model courtesy and generosity

Growing up, I heard my parents talk often about certain actions being "common courtesy." » Read More
Posted: sep. 21, 2014 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Model courtesy and generosity  Comments 1 Comment
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Scott Wilk: A missed opportunity

Gov. Jerry Brown keeps declaring the "California Comeback." Whether I talk to small business owners, students or seniors, no one else shares that view. » Read More
Posted: sep. 19, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Scott Wilk: A missed opportunity Comments 9 Comments
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Jonathan Kraut: A well-funded government

It is with great concern that I am writing about the demands the tea party, Libertarians, and the conservative wing of the Republican Party call "ending big government... » Read More
Posted: sep. 16, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Jonathan Kraut: A well-funded government Comments 44 Comments
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Fix for global warming is not either/or

For several decades, climate scientists have been amassing a vast amount of evidence that we are in an unprecedented period of global warming, all life forms on this p... » Read More
Posted: sep. 15, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Fix for global warming is not either/or  Comments 83 Comments
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David Hegg: Leaders who put their fingers in the wind

We've all heard of leaders who put their fingers in the wind to determine which way the political breeze is blowing before deciding what to do. And while this smacks o... » Read More
Posted: sep. 14, 2014 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Leaders who put their fingers in the wind Comments 0 Comments
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Amer Aziz: Honoring the lives we lost

On this anniversary of 9/11, it seems there is more to be concerned about now than to alleviate us from the wounds inflicted 13 years ago. » Read More
Posted: sep. 11, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Amer Aziz: Honoring the lives we lost Comments 42 Comments
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Gary Horton: The coolness of “And then what?”

It so happened that this last Friday, Carrie and I had a chance to visit the Stonehenge site in England. Stonehenge is, of course, that ancient collection of giant sto... » Read More
Posted: sep. 10, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: The coolness of “And then what?” Comments 82 Comments
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Dilyse Diaz: I could have done something differently

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. Locally, suicide has been a prevalent topic in Santa Clarita for several months now, and with good reason. » Read More
Posted: sep. 10, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Dilyse Diaz: I could have done something differently Comments 4 Comments
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Kevin Buck: A tale of two cities

We have recently seen illustrative reactions to behavior by Americans with perceived grievances against the government, first in the aptly named Bunkerville, Nevada, a... » Read More
Posted: sep. 09, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Kevin Buck: A tale of two cities Comments 115 Comments
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David Hegg: Picking up pennies and letting dollars float by

There is an old statement that goes like this: "He's picking up pennies and letting the dollars float by." It refers to the tendency of some to pay attention to little... » Read More
Posted: sep. 07, 2014 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Picking up pennies and letting dollars float by Comments 107 Comments
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Maria Gutzeit: Nature: teacher extraordinaire

Did you get out this summer? "Out" as in outside in some of the great natural areas in the West. » Read More
Posted: sep. 05, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Maria Gutzeit: Nature: teacher extraordinaire Comments 8 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: A European history lesson

Last Sunday, our pastor asked members of the congregation to raise their hands if they were interested in history. » Read More
Posted: sep. 04, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: A European history lesson Comments 74 Comments
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David Hegg: Get ready, elections are coming!

With just over two months until the mid-term elections in November, it's time to talk about voting choices. No, I won't be endorsing candidates, issues, or parties. Wh... » Read More
Posted: aug. 31, 2014 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Get ready, elections are coming! Comments 40 Comments
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Tammy Messina: Not a state problem

Three million dollars. It's a drop in the bucket for a $100-plus-billion budget. » Read More
Posted: aug. 29, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Tammy Messina: Not a state problem Comments 66 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: How to deal with police per Earl

"I just don't get it!" Being on the receiving end of many of my Uncle Earl's tirades, I am now familiar with the lead-in to one of his standard diatribes. » Read More
Posted: aug. 28, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: How to deal with police per Earl Comments 45 Comments
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Gary Horton: Plight of Iraqi Christians

"Oops!" Gov. Rick Perry infamously uttered during the 2012 Republican primaries. » Read More
Posted: aug. 27, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Plight of Iraqi Christians Comments 39 Comments
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Scott Wilk: Be sure your voice is heard

I have opposed the high-speed rail project since its inception and am troubled by Gov. Jerry Brown's single-minded pursuit of it since he took office in 2011. » Read More
Posted: aug. 27, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Scott Wilk: Be sure your voice is heard Comments 35 Comments
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Ferguson events raise troubling concerns

Smoke slinks across pavement in the darkness, cries from gassed citizens fill the air, people break into a McDonald's to provide milk-based relief to a person hit with... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ferguson events raise troubling concerns Comments 137 Comments
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David Hegg: It is what it is

Recently I read a study on English language clichés that named "it is what it is" as the most annoying. » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2014 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: It is what it is  Comments 10 Comments
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Betty Arenson: California’s crazy train

Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari pegged it: The high-speed rail is Jerry Brown's Crazy Train. Equally, The Signal named it "the high speed hoodwink" (July 13, 201... » Read More
Posted: aug. 22, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Betty Arenson: California’s crazy train Comments 53 Comments
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James P. de Bree Jr.: Use tax is hard to enforce

The Aug. 15, 2015, edition of The Signal contained an op-ed piece by Phil Kerpen entitled "A big new tax coming." » Read More
Posted: aug. 21, 2014 2:00 a.m. | James P. de Bree Jr.: Use tax is hard to enforce Comments 48 Comments
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Gary Horton: Water rationing is old thinking

Ah, the 1973–1974 oil crisis. I was 17, driving my blue 1968 VW Bug back and forth from high school and work. » Read More
Posted: aug. 20, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Water rationing is old thinking Comments 37 Comments
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Charlie Vignola: Bye bye Benghazi

Here's a question: when politicians or public figures are dead wrong about a claim they've repeatedly made, what expectations does the public reasonably have to either... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Charlie Vignola: Bye bye Benghazi Comments 85 Comments
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David Hegg: What writing really does

By my count, this column is #211. Two hundred eleven times I have put my thoughts into writing and offered them up to the public conversation and critique. I must admi... » Read More
Posted: aug. 17, 2014 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: What writing really does Comments 1 Comment
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Steve Knight: Right stuff for California

Undoubtedly, we've all heard it said before: the future is STEM. » Read More
Posted: aug. 15, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Steve Knight: Right stuff for California Comments 4 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: In defense of school accountability

"People who run ball clubs, they think in terms of buying players. Your goal shouldn't be to buy players. Your goal should be to buy wins and in order to buy wins, you... » Read More
Posted: aug. 14, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: In defense of school accountability Comments 79 Comments
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Gary Horton: Water conservation must be just

In California, water is life. Water access and rights have always been a fight for life, with farming interests warring against consumer water districts, while end con... » Read More
Posted: aug. 13, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Water conservation must be just  Comments 35 Comments
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David Hegg: Lessons I learned from a high school reunion

I just returned from my 40th high school reunion. It was great, but I must admit I didn't realize how many old people would be there! » Read More
Posted: aug. 10, 2014 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Lessons I learned from a high school reunion Comments 6 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: The RAN mailbag

We here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, also known as the Party of No (or is that "Know"?) often get letters from our loyal readers. Several are reproduced here for... » Read More
Posted: aug. 07, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: The RAN mailbag Comments 88 Comments
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In need of a bond measure

For years California has had a model school facility program that is a partnership between the state, local school districts and developers to share funding for new sc... » Read More
Posted: aug. 07, 2014 2:00 a.m. | In need of a bond measure Comments 39 Comments
 

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