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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 8 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 5 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 19 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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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 19 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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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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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 50 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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The morality of our nation is gone

Just saw a news report on Channel 7 about the United States Postal Service immortalizing the late Janis Joplin by putting her picture on a stamp. » Read More
Posted: aug. 12, 2014 2:00 a.m. | The morality of our nation is gone Comments 37 Comments
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‘Art film’ market doesn’t support a theater

Recently, The Signal has published letters from Karen Kaplan, Sue Adamik and Beverly Celentano complaining about the lack of "fine films" playing at theaters out here ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 12, 2014 2:00 a.m. |  ‘Art film’ market doesn’t support a theater Comments 9 Comments
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Religious freedoms are a human right

President Obama has finally responded to the violence and persecution against Christians and other religious minorities by the barbaric militant group Islamic State of... » Read More
Posted: aug. 12, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Religious freedoms are a human right Comments 129 Comments
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Proud to stand up with Israel

I'm proud of the three Jewish congregations in Santa Clarita for showing their support and solidarity for Israel, the homeland of their religion. » Read More
Posted: aug. 10, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Proud to stand up with Israel Comments 46 Comments
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Seconding Karen Kaplan’s letter regarding SCV films

Regarding Karen Kaplan's letter of May 26, "Lousy films in the SCV," I've been writing letters on this subject for a couple of years. » Read More
Posted: aug. 10, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Seconding Karen Kaplan’s letter regarding SCV films Comments 26 Comments
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Leaving the SCV for a good movie

I totally agree with Karen Kaplan's letter to the editor, published May 26 and titled "Lousy films in the SCV." » Read More
Posted: aug. 10, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Leaving the SCV for a good movie Comments 6 Comments
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Cooperating ourselves dry

Regarding The Signal editorial "Cooperation needed during water crisis" published in the Aug. 3 issue of the paper: Where in this cooperation do the state, county and ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 08, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Cooperating ourselves dry Comments 30 Comments
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Pakistan will remain in the dark ages

Recently a mob in Pakistan burned down eight Ahmadi Muslim homes, which resulted in the deaths of three children and a 55-year old grandmother. » Read More
Posted: aug. 08, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Pakistan will remain in the dark ages Comments 10 Comments
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Shame on those standing down for Israel

Regarding the Michael Reagan column "Hollywood liberals are standing down for Israel" published Aug. 4 in The Signal: My thoughts exactly! » Read More
Posted: aug. 08, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Shame on those standing down for Israel Comments 11 Comments
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Ballot language needs to change

An article in The Signal July 3, 2014, quoted the proposed ballot language for the billboard referendum on November's ballot: "Shall Ordinance No. 14-02 adopting a Dev... » Read More
Posted: aug. 07, 2014 9:05 a.m. | Ballot language needs to change Comments 1 Comment
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Let’s tap the Columbia River

Recently I was privileged to hear a presentation on the water crisis in our state, and also our problems here in Santa Clarita, regarding a shortage of water and an ov... » Read More
Posted: aug. 03, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Let’s tap the Columbia River Comments 11 Comments
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HOAs can and are getting on board with drought restrictions

"Following the water rules" (Thursday's Signal) expresses a legitimate concern of SCV HOA residents - they are concerned about penalties for letting their lawns go bro... » Read More
Posted: aug. 03, 2014 2:00 a.m. | HOAs can and are getting on board with drought restrictions Comments 1 Comment
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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 35 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 24 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 77 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 5 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 41 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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