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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 21 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 30 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 52 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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Steve Petzold: Santa Clarita billboard blues

As a resident of Santa Clarita and keen observer of the governmental process, I am still puzzled why council members Kellar, Acosta, and McLean voted to play poker wit... » Read More
Posted: aug. 06, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Steve Petzold: Santa Clarita billboard blues Comments 3 Comments
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Gary Horton: Sensibly conserve water now

Author's note: In writing this week's column, let me disclose that I own a large regional landscape firm and am knowledgeable in both water conservation and landscape ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 06, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Sensibly conserve water now Comments 10 Comments
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David Hegg: The choices we make will make an impact tomorrow

It has long been understood that we always choose according to our best interests. That's the way our minds work. » Read More
Posted: aug. 03, 2014 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: The choices we make will make an impact tomorrow Comments 0 Comments
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Scott Wilk: Where’s the balance?

I believe all Californians are environmentalists. Who doesn't want clean air and clean water? » Read More
Posted: aug. 01, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Scott Wilk: Where’s the balance? Comments 36 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: Getting out of control

I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it. » Read More
Posted: jul. 31, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: Getting out of control Comments 58 Comments
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Kevin Buck: The eye of the beholder

I am old enough to remember a time when political arguments revolved around policy differences, and the solutions to the major issues of the day were often hammered ou... » Read More
Posted: jul. 29, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Kevin Buck: The eye of the beholder Comments 46 Comments
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David Hegg: How to take a vacation

It is vacation season, and many of us are facing that age-old problem: We find it hard to relax! » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2014 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: How to take a vacation Comments 1 Comment
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Keith Smith: Restoring a sense of responsibility

Gary Horton's op-ed in The Signal ("Something to which we can all agree," July 9) was on the mark. Yes, this is something to which we can all agree. » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Keith Smith: Restoring a sense of responsibility Comments 51 Comments
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Betty Arenson: Citizens are not safe in this country

A country and its citizens are not safe when the country lacks leadership. When that lack is repeatedly punctuated with one scandal and crisis after another, there is ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Betty Arenson: Citizens are not safe in this country Comments 120 Comments
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Brian Baker: Pondering a runaway presidency

In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, p... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Brian Baker: Pondering a runaway presidency Comments 133 Comments
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Gary Horton: Friendships are the glue of our lives

Katie sat anxiously in the salon chair this past Tuesday afternoon. We were in Seattle visiting Katie - it was our first visit to see her since she left Southern Calif... » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Friendships are the glue of our lives Comments 3 Comments
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Charlie Vignola: Bordering on madness

This past Saturday morning, angry local conservatives gathered on one side of the Valencia Boulevard overpass of Interstate 5 to protest the child immigrants seeking r... » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Charlie Vignola: Bordering on madness Comments 45 Comments
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Michelle Boehm: Response to Signal editorial 'The high speed rail hoodwink'

The Signal's opinion piece titled "The high speed rail hoodwink" (Opinion, July 13) recycles many of the myths and misinformation about the California High-Speed Rail ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 20, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Michelle Boehm: Response to Signal editorial 'The high speed rail hoodwink' Comments 16 Comments
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David Hegg: Hard work and winning

I learned early the mantra that "hard work pays off." My father was a hard worker and was determined not to have any sons who were slackers. » Read More
Posted: jul. 20, 2014 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Hard work and winning Comments 1 Comment
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Tammy Messina: Protecting Second Amendment

Does anyone else find it interesting that our Founding Fathers made no mention of establishing a police force to protect the citizenry of the country? » Read More
Posted: jul. 18, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Tammy Messina: Protecting Second Amendment Comments 116 Comments
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Gary Horton: Got our new street, now onto the landscape

We're finally getting our new street today. It took civic action by many in our neighborhood over the course of two full years, but the city has finally come around an... » Read More
Posted: jul. 16, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Got our new street, now onto the landscape Comments 17 Comments
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Jonathan Kraut: Meanwhile at the courthouse

For more than 15 years, several times a week, I find myself standing in line at the "criminal window" at one of our local county courthouses. » Read More
Posted: jul. 15, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Jonathan Kraut: Meanwhile at the courthouse Comments 8 Comments
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David Hegg: Cause, effect and satisfaction

I grew up working odd jobs to earn money. In the winter I would go from house to house with my snow shovel, and in the summer you could find me wheeling my gas lawn mo... » Read More
Posted: jul. 13, 2014 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Cause, effect and satisfaction Comments 4 Comments
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Christine Korenthal: Immigrants deserve a timely answer

The news has been dominated for several weeks now with coverage of our rapidly deteriorating border security and the influx of children, in particular, traveling alone... » Read More
Posted: jul. 11, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Christine Korenthal: Immigrants deserve a timely answer Comments 5 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: The crisis with illegal immigrant kids

I have written in this column in the past that I support illegal immigration. This position has earned me the ire of my fellow conservatives. » Read More
Posted: jul. 10, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: The crisis with illegal immigrant kids Comments 103 Comments
 

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