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Pick up your trash, folks

One issue that I periodically see around town is the overabundance of litter and improperly disposed trash in the streets, sidewalks, and the surrounding landscape. » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2016 5:52 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Pick up your trash, folks Comments 7 Comments
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Just a horse race

Watching this election is like watching a horse race. The spectators are yelling and screaming for their favorite (or not) horse. It's even hard ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2016 5:54 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Just a horse race Comments 4 Comments
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Farcicality of would-be presidency

Unfortunately, when a politician makes a declaration to win votes, we automatically know he/she is likely talking with forked tongue. » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2016 5:55 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Farcicality of would-be presidency Comments 7 Comments
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Apply that judgment across the board

Let me get this right. It's OK to kill unborn babies but not OK to kill heinous murders ("Yes on Prop 62," Aug. 20 ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2016 7:57 p.m. | Updated: aug. 24, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Apply that judgment across the board Comments 8 Comments
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Trump is the anti-politician

I don't understand how a man, a very rich man, is not qualified to be president. Obviously he is successful in business. » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2016 8:01 p.m. | Updated: aug. 24, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Trump is the anti-politician Comments 55 Comments
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Let’s band together to fight landfill expansion

As noted in the Signal's Aug. 4 article "Val Verde community demands closure of Chiquita Canyon Sanitary Landfill," the residents of Val Verde are ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2016 8:02 p.m. | Updated: aug. 24, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Let’s band together to fight landfill expansion Comments 19 Comments
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Approve the monument, City Council

An open letter to the Santa Clarita City Council: » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2016 9:30 a.m. | Approve the monument, City Council Comments 3 Comments
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Honor the fallen: It’s the right thing to do

As a committee member of the SCV Veterans Memorial Inc. and a supporter of veterans, I have endorsed the proposal for our city to install ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2016 9:27 a.m. | Honor the fallen: It’s the right thing to do Comments 1 Comment
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City Council, please approve veterans memorial

I'm grateful for our City Council's long-time support of our local veterans whose service and sacrifices are recognized in many ways, including Hometown ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2016 9:23 a.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2016 9:23 a.m. | City Council, please approve veterans memorial Comments 3 Comments
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Move ahead with the Fallen Warriors Memorial

Preserving our local history has long been a priority for our community. We've enjoyed the benefit of families who have lived here for generations ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2016 5:17 p.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Move ahead with the Fallen Warriors Memorial Comments 21 Comments
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Personal responsibility 101

Over the years, I have tried to reread Dale Carnegie's excellent book "How To Win Friends and Influence People." A truly magnificent book for ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2016 5:19 p.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Personal responsibility 101 Comments 3 Comments
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Celebrating Social Security as an excellent program

Sunday marked the 79th anniversary of Social Security - what I believe is the single greatest program in this country's history - responsible for lifting tens ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 18, 2016 3:46 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Celebrating Social Security as an excellent program Comments 55 Comments
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Dud El Nino leaves us parched

Something smells in the SCV, and it is not rotting fish. » Read More
Posted: aug. 18, 2016 3:48 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Dud El Nino leaves us parched Comments 10 Comments
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Waiting on the third-party candidate

Conspiracy? It seems that a mysterious group is controlling the presidential contests. » Read More
Posted: aug. 18, 2016 3:49 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Waiting on the third-party candidate Comments 4 Comments
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Clinton presidency has longer-term repercussions

On Aug. 11 The Signal published a guest column by my friend Jim de Bree entitled "It's time to dump Trump." In that column ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 17, 2016 5:28 p.m. | Updated: aug. 18, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Clinton presidency has longer-term repercussions Comments 37 Comments
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A salute to America’s Olympians

Let's get off this merry go round of politics and talk about the 2016 Olympics. I have never been prouder of our athletics than ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 17, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Updated: aug. 18, 2016 2:00 a.m. | A salute to America’s Olympians Comments 25 Comments
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The wrong message

I just reread The Signal's Aug. 9 front-page news story "Sentencing in pedestrian death." I had to reread it because I thought that surely ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 16, 2016 3:22 p.m. | Updated: aug. 17, 2016 2:00 a.m. | The wrong message Comments 2 Comments
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Where is the justice?

A 74-year-old man, previously convicted of running a red light, does it again. » Read More
Posted: aug. 16, 2016 3:24 p.m. | Updated: aug. 17, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Where is the justice? Comments 1 Comment
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Kudos to new Top 51

Three cheers for this year's Signal Next Level Top 51. » Read More
Posted: aug. 16, 2016 3:27 p.m. | Updated: aug. 17, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Kudos to new Top 51 Comments 0 Comments
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Sand fire was out of control in one minute

Regarding The Signal July 29 article "Response for fire slow?" » Read More
Posted: aug. 11, 2016 2:56 p.m. | Updated: aug. 12, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Sand fire was out of control in one minute Comments 52 Comments
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Vote your conscience this November

A call for the full, taxpayer funding of abortion is among the controversial planks in the Democrat Party platform this year. » Read More
Posted: aug. 11, 2016 2:59 p.m. | Updated: aug. 12, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Vote your conscience this November Comments 6 Comments
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Split-second decision to shoot is tougher than you think

In regard to Mr. Ken Dean's article dated Aug. 3 ("Rethinking 'shooting to kill'"), I think Mr. Dean needs to "rethink" what a police ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 10, 2016 5:27 p.m. | Updated: aug. 11, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Split-second decision to shoot is tougher than you think Comments 30 Comments
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On religion and personal rights

Ms. Susan Stamper Brown, Your recent opinion column published in The Santa Clarita Valley Signal reflects your view that religious beliefs by some (like you ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 10, 2016 5:29 p.m. | Updated: aug. 11, 2016 2:00 a.m. | On religion and personal rights Comments 15 Comments
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PSP opens fire on itself

As I noted in my last column ("A reluctant endorsement of Trump," July 29 in The Signal), "The GOP is in reality the PSP - the ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 08, 2016 5:33 p.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2016 2:00 a.m. | PSP opens fire on itself Comments 12 Comments
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Heartfelt thanks from a WWII veteran

My husband, John R. Martin, and myself would like to openly thank Bill Reynolds for the article he wrote about John's World War II ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 08, 2016 5:34 p.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Heartfelt thanks from a WWII veteran Comments 3 Comments
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A leap second dedicated to Awesometown

Leap second is coming at the end of the year. Established to sync our clocks with the Earth's rotation, this extra, albeit small, addition ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 04, 2016 5:04 p.m. | Updated: aug. 05, 2016 2:00 a.m. | A leap second dedicated to Awesometown Comments 6 Comments
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Thanks for Tech Trek help

As the president of the Santa Clarita Valley American Association of University Women (AAUW), I would like to publicly thank the sponsors for our annual ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 04, 2016 5:06 p.m. | Updated: aug. 05, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Thanks for Tech Trek help Comments 0 Comments
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The staging of the Democratic campaign

Leave it to the Dems to pull out their old playbook of victims, this time the parents of a Gold Star Muslim soldier. » Read More
Posted: aug. 04, 2016 5:07 p.m. | Updated: aug. 05, 2016 2:00 a.m. | The staging of the Democratic campaign Comments 14 Comments
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Not suitable to be president

I am writing this letter to the editor Sunday with a very heavy heart and tears rolling down my cheeks about the appalling, incorrigible and ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 02, 2016 5:50 p.m. | Updated: aug. 03, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Not suitable to be president Comments 30 Comments
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Abortion is obsession of Democrats

The Democrat convention confirmed over and over the party's obsession with abortion. » Read More
Posted: aug. 02, 2016 5:53 p.m. | Updated: aug. 03, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Abortion is obsession of Democrats Comments 13 Comments
 

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