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Gary Horton: California Sinks Into The Desert

Gary Horton: California Sinks Into The Desert

Photo by Gary Horton Weeds crowd out dying plants in a median at the Valencia Commerce Center.


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Donna Brazile: More than just remembrance

This Memorial Day, with David Letterman retiring the week before the holiday and the recent death of legendary bluesman B.B. King, I began to think about ways to honor... » Read More
Posted: may. 26, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Donna Brazile: More than just remembrance Comments 0 Comments
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Steve and Cokie Roberts: Answer the tough questions

It's a start. A small one. » Read More
Posted: may. 26, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Steve and Cokie Roberts: Answer the tough questions Comments 0 Comments
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Jim Mullen: Longing for the old typewriter

I just spent two hours writing a letter on my computer that would have taken me a minute and a half on a typewriter. It took another hour to print the envelope. » Read More
Posted: may. 25, 2015 10:58 p.m. | Jim Mullen: Longing for the old typewriter Comments 0 Comments
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Proper honor and remembrance for the real heroes of our country

This weekend we pause to honor the memory of those who gave their lives in defense of America during our many armed conflicts. Originally proposed and celebrated in 18... » Read More
Posted: may. 22, 2015 7:02 p.m. | Proper honor and remembrance for the real heroes of our country Comments 1 Comment
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Kevin Korenthal: Regions need to unite against train

Last month, the City of Santa Clarita in partnership with surrounding cities and towns hosted a community meeting to solicit support for an effort to approach the loca... » Read More
Posted: may. 22, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Kevin Korenthal: Regions need to unite against train Comments 2 Comments
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Gary Horton: Citizenship stays vigilant as well as local

Last week I wrote on the challenge of motivating the good folks over at LA County Parks and Recreation to address their disregard leading to the utter devastation of o... » Read More
Posted: may. 21, 2015 1:01 p.m. | Gary Horton: Citizenship stays vigilant as well as local Comments 6 Comments
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David Hegg: Growing better, not just older

Our society is obsessed with many things, but none more so than aging. I don't think a day passes but that I hear someone complaining about the consequences of getting... » Read More
Posted: may. 16, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David Hegg: Growing better, not just older Comments 2 Comments
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Steve Knight: Defense bill essential to our country and our communities

In the early hours of the morning on April 30, after a full day of debate and deliberation, the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorizatio... » Read More
Posted: may. 15, 2015 9:48 a.m. | Steve Knight: Defense bill essential to our country and our communities Comments 2 Comments
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Scott Wilk: Fighting California’s illegal fire tax

In the next few months, more than 800,000 California homeowners, including residents of some areas in unincorporated Santa Clarita Valley, will get a bill in the mail ... » Read More
Posted: may. 15, 2015 9:46 a.m. | Scott Wilk: Fighting California’s illegal fire tax Comments 4 Comments
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Vincent Titiriga: The Drought: More than a resident problem

Rolling hills, a plethora of parks and green landscapes throughout the community draw people into the Santa Clarita Valley. » Read More
Posted: may. 13, 2015 12:33 p.m. | Vincent Titiriga: The Drought: More than a resident problem Comments 2 Comments
Gary Horton: California Sinks Into The Desert
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Gary Horton: California Sinks Into The Desert

As long as I can remember, alarmists have bleated and prophesied, "The Big One is coming and California will sink into the ocean depths!" » Read More
Posted: may. 13, 2015 12:29 p.m. | Gary Horton: California Sinks Into The Desert Comments 104 Comments
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Jonathan Kraut: Rediscovering our political backbone

Just about every local news broadcast, whether by radio or via cable, reminds us that we are in a drought. The social theme being pushed is "to conserve water." » Read More
Posted: may. 12, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Jonathan Kraut: Rediscovering our political backbone Comments 16 Comments
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Estelle Foley: SCV Sheriff’s Station 43rd anniversary

As I travel through life I try to remember to be grateful for the things that have been important to me, and one is my long friendship with the Sheriff's Department as... » Read More
Posted: may. 07, 2015 9:24 a.m. | Estelle Foley: SCV Sheriff’s Station 43rd anniversary Comments 2 Comments
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Jim Mullen: The heartache of male fatigue syndrome

"You've got all the symptoms," Sue said. » Read More
Posted: may. 06, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Jim Mullen: The heartache of male fatigue syndrome Comments 1 Comment
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Tina Dupuy: The GOP has some daddy issues

While running for president in 2012, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was chatting up some students at Otterbein University about how they could get ahead in this... » Read More
Posted: may. 06, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Tina Dupuy: The GOP has some daddy issues Comments 29 Comments
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Tom Purcell: Legal Monkey Business

Legal rights for animals? Not so fast. » Read More
Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Tom Purcell: Legal Monkey Business Comments 0 Comments
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Kevin Buck: I am writing in response to Gary Horton’s April 29 column in The Signal, “Save the trees

One does not have to look very hard to find victims. History is replete with genocide, natural disasters, cruel and evil despots punishing their citizens. » Read More
Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Kevin Buck: I am writing in response to Gary Horton’s April 29 column in The Signal, “Save the trees Comments 29 Comments
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Byron York: 2016: Yes, it’s early, but pay attention now

It's conventional wisdom that the 2016 Republican presidential race is at such an early stage that the polls don't matter. They're just a measurement of name recogniti... » Read More
Posted: may. 02, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Byron York: 2016: Yes, it’s early, but pay attention now Comments 10 Comments
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David W. Hegg: Why I Get Up In The Morning

If you're like me, you sometimes lay in bed after the alarm has sounded, theoretically debating the benefit of leaving the warm comfort of the bed to get up and take o... » Read More
Posted: may. 02, 2015 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: Why I Get Up In The Morning Comments 0 Comments
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Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Current system of criminal justice is broken

"In this time of increased political polarization," writes Bill Clinton, "there is one area where we have a genuine chance at bipartisan cooperation: the over-imprison... » Read More
Posted: may. 01, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Current system of criminal justice is broken Comments 9 Comments
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Cameron Smyth: High-speed rail: time to pull the plug

OK, I admit it. ... There was a time when I thought the California high-speed rail project was a good idea. » Read More
Posted: may. 01, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Cameron Smyth: High-speed rail: time to pull the plug Comments 16 Comments
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Jim Mullen: $156 Million for your thoughts

I'm sure you've heard the argument that if we raise the minimum wage, the cost of that raise will just get passed along to you, the paying customer. » Read More
Posted: apr. 30, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Jim Mullen: $156 Million for your thoughts Comments 1 Comment
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Phil Kerpen: Bipartisan Obamacare fraud in Congress

One of the most outrageous but least reported ongoing scandals in Washington is that the House and Senate have both falsely certified themselves as small businesses in... » Read More
Posted: apr. 30, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Phil Kerpen: Bipartisan Obamacare fraud in Congress Comments 2 Comments
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Roger Gitlin: Deputy David March: EOW April 29,2002

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the day Santa Clarita lost one of its finest sons: Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff David March. » Read More
Posted: apr. 29, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Roger Gitlin: Deputy David March: EOW April 29,2002 Comments 0 Comments
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Gary Horton: Save the trees, not just the water

This coming Friday I'm doing a walk-through with a field manager for the Oxnard Parks and Recreation, a community that's fully surrounded by a unique common-area park. » Read More
Posted: apr. 29, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Save the trees, not just the water Comments 27 Comments
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Donna Brazile: The poor prefer king crab?

We all have our stereotypes. They circulate because each contains a kernel of truth. » Read More
Posted: apr. 28, 2015 6:04 p.m. | Donna Brazile: The poor prefer king crab? Comments 5 Comments
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Charles Vignola: Evidence for minimum wage increase

Raising the minimum wage is back in the news again after nationwide protests from fast-food workers who have had it with being exploited by billionaire corporations. A... » Read More
Posted: apr. 28, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Charles Vignola: Evidence for minimum wage increase Comments 22 Comments
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Betty Arenson: History’s lessons

Maybe it was the time or maybe it was the place. I cannot pinpoint how I came to know it, but the fact that my family, neighbors and friends were living in the best co... » Read More
Posted: apr. 24, 2015 2:30 a.m. | Betty Arenson: History’s lessons Comments 20 Comments
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Danny Tyree: Are you ready for a diet of insects?

When I was a 6-year-old lad lusting over the "ant farm" advertisements in 12-cent comic books, I had no idea how ahead-of-their-time those ads were. » Read More
Posted: apr. 23, 2015 9:15 a.m. | Danny Tyree: Are you ready for a diet of  insects? Comments 6 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: A better way of dealing with minimum wage

When I was a kid, I used to work as a parts chaser in my grandfather's truck and trailer shop. Whenever a driver or mechanic came in, I had to go find the parts he nee... » Read More
Posted: apr. 23, 2015 9:11 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: A better way of dealing with minimum wage Comments 19 Comments
 

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