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Take it to heart and conserve water

Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources. » Read More
Posted: jul. 31, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Take it to heart and conserve water Comments 7 Comments
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Treat refugees with compassion

The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression i... » Read More
Posted: jul. 31, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Treat refugees with compassion Comments 5 Comments
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Legalize marijuana — but with restrictions

There is no doubt that the legalization of marijuana is gaining favor throughout the country, and I have to say that I am for it - but with some very strong reservatio... » Read More
Posted: jul. 30, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Legalize marijuana — but with restrictions Comments 8 Comments
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Let’s derail the train and desalinate ocean water

I have been agonizing over our water shortage issues for some time now, and am worried at the impact of having neighbor snitching against water using neighbors, and th... » Read More
Posted: jul. 30, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Let’s derail the train and desalinate ocean water Comments 4 Comments
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Terrorism poses threat to proposed high-speed rail

I am a new subscriber to The Signal. I missed your satirical editorial piece on July 13, which Michelle Boehm responded to in the July 20 issue of The Signal. » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Terrorism poses threat to proposed high-speed rail Comments 30 Comments
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So where are the fine films in the SCV?

Another week, another opening of fine films. » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2014 2:00 a.m. | So where are the fine films in the SCV? Comments 16 Comments
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Send the children back home

There have been a great many suggestions about how this country should handle the crisis posed by the thousands of children invading our country. » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Send the children back home Comments 10 Comments
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Base Hart districts on the high schools

In my humble opinion, the most straightforward, simplest answer to the William S. Hart Union High School District going to board member representation by areas/distric... » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Base Hart districts on the high schools Comments 1 Comment
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Let’s use our solar energy for our water

It seems incomprehensible that with the great shortage of water for this state, trillions of gallons of water lie off the cost and remains unused by those affected mos... » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Let’s use our solar energy for our water Comments 14 Comments
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Snake alert

Recently, I was driving in my neighborhood when something caught my eye crossing the street in front of me. A very large gopher snake was booking it across the hot asp... » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Snake alert Comments 14 Comments
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We deserve better

John Boehner is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He leads the House of Representatives as majority leader. Senator Mitch McConnell is the minority leader o... » Read More
Posted: jul. 20, 2014 2:00 a.m. | We deserve better Comments 26 Comments
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Let's be civil

I agree with Gary Horton (Opinion, July 9). It seems though that our country is less civil. If I speak of our President, I will state "our President" or "Mr. Barack Ob... » Read More
Posted: jul. 20, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Let's be civil Comments 14 Comments
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Mind the speed limits and rest in peace

Since this is the time when a great many Santa Clarita families will be hitting the road on vacation, I thought I should share my recent experience with readers. » Read More
Posted: jul. 15, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Mind the speed limits and rest in peace Comments 10 Comments
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City needs to say ‘yes’ to sick pay for part-time employees

The Signal reported on July 10 ("Bill would mandate sick pay for part-time employees") that the City Council voted to oppose Assembly Bill 1522 as the "...estimated fi... » Read More
Posted: jul. 15, 2014 2:00 a.m. | City needs to say ‘yes’ to sick pay for part-time employees Comments 94 Comments
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Is it time for artificial turf?

I am sure the rebates on low-flow bathroom products has reduced water consumption considerably. » Read More
Posted: jul. 13, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Is it time for artificial turf? Comments 14 Comments
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Time to withdraw the troops

I believe that we need to withdraw troops in Iraq now. It is a mistake for any troops to be there, and they are there in great peril. » Read More
Posted: jul. 13, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Time to withdraw the troops Comments 5 Comments
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Tell the truth, Ms. Dupuy

On July 3, The Signal published a column by Tina Dupuy titled "Freedom for Hobby Lobby's religious rights." » Read More
Posted: jul. 10, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Tell the truth, Ms. Dupuy Comments 78 Comments
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Against all billboards

First of all, I am absolutely against all of the billboards in the Santa Clarita Valley - including the ones along the Metro right-of-way. I am also against the digita... » Read More
Posted: jul. 10, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Against all billboards Comments 6 Comments
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Hooray for concerned U.S. citizens like Brian Baker

Brian Baker's column published in The Signal June 30 ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust") is spot on! » Read More
Posted: jul. 09, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Hooray for concerned U.S. citizens like Brian Baker Comments 33 Comments
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Many more bike trails in the works for Santa Clarita

A recent letter writer complimented Santa Clarita's trail system and inquired as to whether the city will be adding more trails, specifically near the Newhall Ranch Ro... » Read More
Posted: jul. 08, 2014 5:21 p.m. | Many more bike trails in the works for Santa Clarita Comments 3 Comments
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An open letter to motorists of the Santa Clarita Valley

Speeding, cellphone calling, texting, tail-gating arrogance, complete disregard for the other motorist and other numerous unsafe practices while driving that cause acc... » Read More
Posted: jul. 06, 2014 2:00 a.m. | An open letter to motorists of the Santa Clarita Valley Comments 21 Comments
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Let’s not expand our need for water during drought times

The city of Santa Clarita's response to my letter (June 23, "When will the city water medians responsibly?") regarding watering, the saving of water and new landscapin... » Read More
Posted: jul. 06, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Let’s not expand our need for water during drought times Comments 5 Comments
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Don’t get scammed

Correction: The following letter to the editor is being repeated because the wrong name of the writer was printed at the bottom of the letter when it was originally pu... » Read More
Posted: jul. 03, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Don’t get scammed Comments 3 Comments
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Those WMDs surface in Iraq

Did anyone else note the TV newscast showing insurgents in Iraq opening the old bunker? » Read More
Posted: jul. 03, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Those WMDs surface in Iraq Comments 29 Comments
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How can Steve Lunetta sleep at night?

There's nothing wrong with Mr. Lunetta questioning and challenging the assertions of the REMI report that a revenue-neutral carbon fee would have positive economic ben... » Read More
Posted: jul. 02, 2014 2:00 a.m. | How can Steve Lunetta sleep at night? Comments 140 Comments
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A New Caliphate Declared in the Middle East

The State of Islam has been declared by ISIS or ISIL. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the leader of ISIS. » Read More
Posted: jul. 01, 2014 2:00 a.m. | A New Caliphate Declared in the Middle East Comments 39 Comments
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SCV bike trails best in the West

I want to give big kudos to the Santa Clarita City Council past and present, the city manager and everyone involved in making the city bike/walking/running trails the ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 01, 2014 2:00 a.m. | SCV bike trails best in the West Comments 5 Comments
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Shane Vereen provides example for all youth

It's nice to see a positive article on the front page of The Signal about Shane Vereen ("Vereen brings it back," June 22). » Read More
Posted: jun. 26, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Shane Vereen provides example for all youth Comments 0 Comments
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A little respect, please

Once again, Councilman Bob Kellar slams his constituents by saying that many who signed the petitions to overturn the council's decision to permit digital billboard on... » Read More
Posted: jun. 26, 2014 2:00 a.m. | A little respect, please Comments 31 Comments
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Let’s sue ‘em right back

Our city and local school districts should sue Shenkman & Hughes to force the Malibu-based law firm to stop its suits alleging bias in our election process unless they... » Read More
Posted: jun. 26, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Let’s sue ‘em right back Comments 11 Comments
 

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