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Ensuring equal opportunity, not equal outcomes

Jonathan Kraut's polemic on Tuesday's Opinion page needs a rebuttal. » Read More
Posted: sep. 18, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ensuring equal opportunity, not equal outcomes Comments 0 Comments
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The biggest water-wasters are in government

Twice on recent Saturday nights around midnight, I had occasion to be in the area of Golden Valley High School. » Read More
Posted: sep. 18, 2014 2:00 a.m. | The biggest water-wasters are in government Comments 0 Comments
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Joan Rivers cartoon point-counterpoint

This is in response to the letters to the editor from Stella Pilarski and Eugene Taylor ("Cartoon was disrespectful," "Despicable cartoon," Sept. 12 issue of The Signa... » Read More
Posted: sep. 18, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Joan Rivers cartoon point-counterpoint Comments 0 Comments
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Getting the story trumps getting the grammar right

I disagree with the gist of Rick Eaton's letter to the editor titled "Where are journalists learning their craft" (Sunday, Sept. 7). Eaton, simply, writes that our jou... » Read More
Posted: sep. 16, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Getting the story trumps getting the grammar right Comments 13 Comments
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High speed on the tracks to a money pit

I'd like to add another thought to Betty Arenson's excellent column published Aug. 22 in The Signal entitled "California's crazy train." » Read More
Posted: sep. 16, 2014 2:00 a.m. | High speed on the tracks to a money pit Comments 13 Comments
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Dante Acosta and conflicts of interest

Dante Acosta appears to be a genius in the practice of double speak. » Read More
Posted: sep. 14, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Dante Acosta and conflicts of interest Comments 12 Comments
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Putin is threat to the entire world

The Russian Federation is not a democracy. It is a dictatorship run by Vladimir Putin. » Read More
Posted: sep. 14, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Putin is threat to the entire world Comments 9 Comments
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Cartoon was disrespectful

I don't get offended often or disgusted with things you put in your paper. » Read More
Posted: sep. 12, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Cartoon was disrespectful Comments 0 Comments
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Despicable cartoon

Your "Drawing Conclusions" cartoon published in the Sept. 7 Signal is a despicable, depraved, gross, gratuitous insult of three deceased, widely praised artists - alon... » Read More
Posted: sep. 12, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Despicable cartoon Comments 0 Comments
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The American Dream gets stinky

I read Richard Myers' letter to the editor "Some solutions to the drought problem" in the Sept. 7 issue of The Signal. I have to admit it gave me quite a few chuckles. » Read More
Posted: sep. 12, 2014 2:00 a.m. |  The American Dream gets stinky Comments 17 Comments
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Common sense called for on Bouquet Canyon

Instead of spending $60 million of the taxpayers money to build a better road in Bouquet Canyon, use a little common sense and clean out the creek bed, even though it ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 12, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Common sense called for on Bouquet Canyon Comments 1 Comment
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Kudos to the company with a conscience

Kudos to the CVS Pharmacy Corp. in its bold stand to stop tobacco sales. » Read More
Posted: sep. 12, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Kudos to the company with a conscience Comments 17 Comments
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California’s high-speed rail can and should be built

In the next 30 years California will add 12 million new residents. We will all need to continue traveling within our state. » Read More
Posted: sep. 07, 2014 2:00 a.m. | California’s high-speed rail can and should be built Comments 57 Comments
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Where are journalists learning their craft?

As a former staff member on high school and college newspapers, I have to ask: Where are journalists learning their craft, and where are the editors? » Read More
Posted: sep. 07, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Where are journalists learning their craft? Comments 24 Comments
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Some solutions to the drought problem

There is no question that we in California are experiencing what is fast becoming a disastrous drought. Farm crops are withering, salmon may find their waterways impas... » Read More
Posted: sep. 07, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Some solutions to the drought problem Comments 8 Comments
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Do robocalls merit more Big Government?

In his letter in The Signal on Aug. 31 ("Outlaw robocalls and give us all some peace"), Don Gately closed by writing: "But I think those 'robocalls' should be outlawed... » Read More
Posted: sep. 04, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Do robocalls merit more Big Government? Comments 13 Comments
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Tips for stopping robocalls

I share Don Gately's disdain for robocallers. The National Do Not Call Registry only works for some callers who actually follow the law. » Read More
Posted: sep. 04, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Tips for stopping robocalls Comments 15 Comments
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Remembering Connie, a loving lady

It is with deep sadness that my family learned of the news of Connie Worden-Roberts' passing. » Read More
Posted: sep. 04, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Remembering Connie, a loving lady Comments 0 Comments
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Let’s go for lawn-less front yards

Regarding Gary Horton's provocative piece on old thinking about water rationing (Aug. 20, "Water rationing is old thinking"), I think Gary Horton is right on the mark. » Read More
Posted: aug. 31, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Let’s go for lawn-less front yards Comments 11 Comments
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The way of humanity

While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime. » Read More
Posted: aug. 31, 2014 2:00 a.m. | The way of humanity Comments 3 Comments
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Outlaw robo calls and give us all some peace

So I'm in the shower when the phone rings. It may be my sister calling about our dying mother, so I wrap a towel around me and rush to the phone. » Read More
Posted: aug. 31, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Outlaw robo calls and give us all some peace Comments 12 Comments
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Setting the record straight on some drought misinformation

The state's emergency drought regulations (watering-day restrictions and more) happened before local water agencies could adequately inform customers of which regulati... » Read More
Posted: aug. 28, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Setting the record straight on some drought misinformation Comments 27 Comments
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Foley killer identified, fears capture

British Intelligence has identified the killer of American journalist James Foley. Known as "Jihad John," the man who appeared on the video with Foley appeared to have... » Read More
Posted: aug. 28, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Foley killer identified, fears capture Comments 3 Comments
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The very real legacy of Connie-Worden Roberts

Having known Connie Worden-Roberts since the 1970s, I am still amazed at her involvement and accomplishments in our community on so many levels. We do owe her a lot. » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2014 2:00 a.m. | The very real legacy of Connie-Worden Roberts Comments 0 Comments
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Will the bullies back off?

In response to the column "Superintendent bullying needs to be stopped" published in the Aug. 18 issue of The Signal: I've been wondering about the apparent persecutio... » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Will the bullies back off? Comments 22 Comments
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Try sanity, and throw the bums out in November

I'd like to applaud The Signal's editorial board for the Aug. 10 editorial "It's time for new leadership." It was right on the money. » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Try sanity, and throw the bums out in November Comments 22 Comments
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A threat to the First Amendment

During the Senate's brief pre-election legislative session in mid-September, Harry Reid, D-Nevada, intends to call up for a vote an amendment to the Unites States Cons... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 2:00 a.m. | A threat to the First Amendment Comments 53 Comments
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Mindlessly speeding ahead with the bullet train

It never fails to amaze me how many major projects are approved with little or no awareness of the actual impact of the project. » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Mindlessly speeding ahead with the bullet train Comments 3 Comments
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The demons within

Although I was never a fan of Robin Williams, I am sad to hear that he has died - and from his own hand. » Read More
Posted: aug. 17, 2014 2:00 a.m. | The demons within Comments 10 Comments
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Be cautious as kids go back to school

There is not enough emphasis on the safety factor of kids going back to school. » Read More
Posted: aug. 17, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Be cautious as kids go back to school Comments 20 Comments
 

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