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Brian Baker: Let the punishment fit the crime

Brian Baker: Let the punishment fit the crime

A guard stands watch over the east block of death row at San Quentin State Prison this month. A pair of November ballot measures will decide the future of the death penalty in California. As of Aug. 1, there were 700 condemned inmates at the prison. The most recent execution was carried out in...


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John Zaring: We are better than this

America. Our Constitution guarantees us all the right to peaceful assembly and protest. » Read More
Posted: sep. 24, 2016 8:00 a.m. | John Zaring: We are better than this Comments 9 Comments
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Erick Werner: The value of work

What are rights? » Read More
Posted: sep. 23, 2016 9:00 a.m. | Erick Werner: The value of work Comments 7 Comments
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Jim de Bree: The interference of partisanship

I recently attended a conference where one of the speakers discussed the outlook for tax legislation in the next session of Congress. » Read More
Posted: sep. 22, 2016 8:22 a.m. | Jim de Bree: The interference of partisanship Comments 6 Comments
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Richard La Motte: Some fog in the Kool-Aid

Regarding Robert Crone's Sept. 9 column in The Signal, "Don't drink the Kool-Aid," just a few thoughts. He said: » Read More
Posted: sep. 21, 2016 8:00 a.m. | Richard La Motte: Some fog in the Kool-Aid Comments 20 Comments
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John Kunak: Be heard on county's Pitchess plan

I was a bit concerned to return from a weekend outing and read Saturday's Signal where the headline stated: "More inmates heading to Pitchess?" » Read More
Posted: sep. 21, 2016 8:00 a.m. | John Kunak: Be heard on county's Pitchess plan Comments 6 Comments
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Gary Horton: Here’s the real threat

Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what's going on," Trump said. » Read More
Posted: sep. 21, 2016 8:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Here’s the real threat Comments 86 Comments
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Elizabeth Makous: Awesome SCV support saved the life of my son

Istarted writing this on 9/11/16. I was, of course, feeling deeply sad for the country and all those who lost loved ones on ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 20, 2016 8:00 a.m. | Elizabeth Makous: Awesome SCV support saved the life of my son Comments 6 Comments
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Jonathan Kraut: Interview with candidate Christy Smith

As part of a series on candidates, I am reaching out to our local, county and state candidates to report their views. » Read More
Posted: sep. 20, 2016 8:00 a.m. | Jonathan Kraut: Interview with candidate Christy Smith Comments 16 Comments
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Steve Griffith: Finish the job on the Export-Import Bank

After four straight years of record-setting foreign sales for California businesses, we slipped last year, with exports dropping 5 percent. » Read More
Posted: sep. 16, 2016 5:22 p.m. | Steve Griffith: Finish the job on the Export-Import Bank Comments 5 Comments
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David Hegg: Be for a cause, not just against something

We are becoming a nation of protest, and that is something near and dear to my heart simply because I am considered a Protestant. » Read More
Posted: sep. 16, 2016 5:18 p.m. | David Hegg: Be for a cause, not just against something Comments 6 Comments
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Jim de Bree: Don't deplete the goodwill reservoir

I have a theory about what I call the "spousal goodwill reservoir." The way it works is, as a husband, you have to work hard ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 16, 2016 8:54 a.m. | Jim de Bree: Don't deplete the goodwill reservoir Comments 20 Comments
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Vanessa Wilk: Vote GOP in election in November

About once a month I try to go to Sacramento to visit my husband, Assemblyman Scott Wilk. » Read More
Posted: sep. 16, 2016 8:51 a.m. | Vanessa Wilk: Vote GOP in election in November Comments 27 Comments
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Anne Marie Whalley: Solving traffic problems

Ihave a question for Mayor Bob Kellar about traffic: "What can we do to resolve the traffic congestion in Santa Clarita?" » Read More
Posted: sep. 15, 2016 9:00 a.m. | Anne Marie Whalley: Solving traffic problems Comments 7 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: Is it really always racism?

Something has been rumbling around in the back of my mind and I wonder if other people feel the same way. » Read More
Posted: sep. 15, 2016 8:52 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: Is it really always racism? Comments 17 Comments
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Tom Purcell: Teaching them how to vote

Son, you're 18 now. As an American citizen that means you'll vote for the first time in the upcoming election." » Read More
Posted: sep. 14, 2016 8:39 a.m. | Tom Purcell: Teaching them how to vote Comments 0 Comments
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Gary Horton: Scott Wilk boozy bill hiccup

We think Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, may have been tainted with the Devil's Brew. » Read More
Posted: sep. 14, 2016 8:35 a.m. | Gary Horton: Scott Wilk boozy bill hiccup Comments 35 Comments
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Jeremiah Dockray: Costly construction

In reference to The Signal article "Protests arise over new housing" (A-1 on Sept. 1), many people were unhappy with the 2012 "One Valley, One ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 13, 2016 8:00 a.m. | Jeremiah Dockray: Costly construction Comments 22 Comments
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Kevin Buck: Trust, but verify

The same national polls that show Clinton trouncing Trump in electoral votes also have them virtually tied in another category: untrustworthiness. » Read More
Posted: sep. 13, 2016 8:00 a.m. | Kevin Buck: Trust, but verify Comments 41 Comments
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David Hegg: No Time For Auditors

Every year our church employs an outside auditing firm to scrutinize our financial practices. We do so because we intend to handle the charitable donations ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 12, 2016 2:31 p.m. | David Hegg: No Time For Auditors Comments 2 Comments
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John Zaring: It’s still the economy, stupid!

The August jobs report showed the U.S. economy added 151,000 new private-sector jobs in August, which while respectable, was a slight drop from ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 12, 2016 2:27 p.m. | John Zaring: It’s still the economy, stupid! Comments 10 Comments
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Robert Crone: Don’t drink the Kool-Aid

Donald Trump says let's build a wall along the border to stop illegal immigration and have Mexico pay for it. » Read More
Posted: sep. 09, 2016 9:01 a.m. | Robert Crone: Don’t drink the Kool-Aid Comments 185 Comments
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Terri Lovell: The rally for refugees

Most Americans are not aware that, although Barack Obama is serving his last months as president, he plans to do a lot more damage before ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 09, 2016 8:57 a.m. | Terri Lovell: The rally for refugees Comments 7 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: Era of the presidential quandary

I'm in a quandary. I am completely confused by this presidential election. And I suspect I am not alone. » Read More
Posted: sep. 08, 2016 10:58 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: Era of the presidential quandary Comments 18 Comments
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Jim de Bree: City Council presses snooze button

About a month ago I wrote a column that was published in The Signal entitled "Wake-Up Call for City Hall." I wrote it in response ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 07, 2016 4:00 a.m. | Jim de Bree: City Council presses snooze button Comments 15 Comments
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Tom Purcell: America's lost love affair with cars

I'm a car guy. » Read More
Posted: sep. 06, 2016 11:07 a.m. | Tom Purcell: America's lost love affair with cars Comments 0 Comments
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Charles Vignola: The right wing labor force fallacy

As the 2016 election looms, it's inevitable that people debate the efficacy of President Obama's economic policies. And that's as it should ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 06, 2016 11:02 a.m. | Charles Vignola: The right wing labor force fallacy Comments 28 Comments
Brian Baker: Let the punishment fit the crime
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Brian Baker: Let the punishment fit the crime

On Aug. 19 The Signal published an editorial entitled "Our View: Yes on Prop 62" in which the Editorial Board supported that ballot proposition, which ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 06, 2016 10:46 a.m. | Brian Baker: Let the punishment fit the crime Comments 42 Comments
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John Zaring: Lower drinking age to 19

Before I reached 21, I enjoyed a good party as much as the next guy. In high school, my parents and my friends' parents used ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 06, 2016 10:43 a.m. | John Zaring: Lower drinking age to 19 Comments 7 Comments
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David W. Hegg: Anger is our enemy

In the biblical story of Jonah, after enjoying an all-expense paid, three-night stay in waterfront accommodations, the prophet finally completed the mission God gave h... » Read More
Posted: sep. 03, 2016 4:16 p.m. | David W. Hegg: Anger is our enemy Comments 140 Comments
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Cameron Smyth: A strong GOP lineup

They say election season really doesn't start until Labor Day, and if that's the case the Santa Clarita Valley, along with our nation ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 01, 2016 5:31 p.m. | Cameron Smyth: A strong GOP lineup Comments 7 Comments
 

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