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Melissa Melendez says she will seek to replace Chad Mayes as Assembly Republican leader By Patrick McGreevy Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez said Thursday she will seek to replace Chad Mayes as Assembly Republican leader when the Legislature returns from summer recess Monday. Melendez said Mayes'...
Wilk urges Californians to weigh-in during public comment period Sacramento – Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, today submitted a letter to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) during a public comment period regarding proposed regulations(link is external)...
By Julie Cart and Laurel Rosenhall Against the sparkling backdrop of sailboats bobbing on San Francisco Bay, Gov. Jerry Brown last month signed a bill extending California’s cap-and-trade program, assuring that the most high-profile piece of the state’s fight against...
California has some of the highest taxes, if not the highest taxes, in the country. And they are soon set to go much higher with the poorly considered and newly imposed gas tax. What kind of state do we...
According to TIME, Republicans in the U.S. Senate have a 'big problem' with 'insurgent' candidates challenging their establishment (GOPe) candidates. Tuesday, President Trump gave his full endorsement to Alabama's GOPe favorite, Luther Strange, over House Freedom Caucus member Mo Brooks. And...
With the 2016 elections behind us, our time to take a deep breath and enjoy the ephemeral peace from political campaigns until 2018 appeared to be at hand. Recently though, three individuals have formally announced their candidacy for the...
Last week, Judicial Watch, "a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity in government" put California on notice that it is preparing to sue the state if it continues to be in violation of the National Voter...
California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Léon has been coy about his future political plans, but not bashful when it comes to raising money for a future campaign. That includes nearly $100,000 that flowed into his campaign account from...
Illegal immigrant families received nearly $1.3 billion in Los Angeles County welfare money during 2015 and 2016, nearly one-​quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population, according to data obtained by Fox News. The data was obtained...
It began years ago under the faulty premise that government should be involved in American healthcare. It continued in 2010, in a colossal show of partisanship, when the Left unanimously forced government-run healthcare on all of us under the...
Recently, I wrote a commentary entitled, “When will tax-paying voters learn?” wherein I cited the insanity of the reckless, insatiable appetites and lies of California’s Left dominated legislature. Too many among us voters fall for tax bill feel-good titles and...
California’s high-speed rail backers suffered a legal setback Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court dismissed as merely advisory a federal board’s decision declaring the project immune from the state’s environmental laws. Opponents of the bullet train, which is planned to...
California Democrats made it clear where their values lie and they're certainly not looking out for the best interests and safety of California's citizens. The California State Assembly Judiciary Committee--run by Democrats--approved SB-54, commonly known as the “sanctuary state” bill....
SACRAMENTO – Bond oversight legislation authored by Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, has sailed through the Assembly and is headed to Governor Brown. Senate Bill 341(link is external) (SB 341) would improve public oversight of school facility bonds by allowing...
The Signal’s June 7 Opinion page offers some statements that beg to be challenged. Gary Horton’s “America: Just another nation” states that “Trump snubbed our NATO allies with no mention or recommitment to NATO’s Article 5.” That’s a hollow gripe. Article 5...
On Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!” host Jimmy Kimmel told the story of the birth of his son. And like a good liberal, he completely missed the lesson of the experience. After relaying the “scary story” of his son’s “easy birth”...
There is no denying our roads need help. Gov. Jerry Brown admitted as much two years ago in his “State of the State” address when he acknowledged the state was $59 billion in arrears in road construction and maintenance. Last week...
“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” — Ronald Reagan Those humorous and well-known words of Ronald Reagan have never rung more true about California’s Democrats...
As women, we’ve often gotten the short end of the stick. And we’ve had to fight for our fair share and treatment. From Susan B. Anthony to Rosa Parks, women have more than made their mark on history. As we...

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“In the liberal mind, your freedom is their oppression.”– From “60 Hard Truths about Liberals” I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more accurate description of the liberal mind. It not only encompasses everything they believe, it accurately explains their...
A Dec. 14 Signal commentary, “Setting the chains on transition,” discussed the coming 2017 presidency. It also praised the departing president but unfortunately cited some incorrect statistics. Author Gary Horton said when Obama took office (January 2009) America was “losing...
Christmas is a time to gather with friends and family. It’s a time to give thanks for all the year’s blessings and to look to the future with renewed faith and hope. For the past 33 years, Vanessa and I...
Since the November election came to a close, the lies and misinformation keep coming from the fringe left-wingers in the Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment. First we had the group challenging the planned joining...
As children we learn and grow attached to the idea that things should be fair. As we grow older we often realize that they sometimes aren’t. But there are some things so important, so vital to the fabric of our...
The feigned outrage of the media and liberals over Donald Trump’s crude remarks about grabbing and kissing women is so typical of the bi-polar hysteria of the liberal mindset. Immediately after the release of the Trump video, Hillary Clinton tweeted:...
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 he leaves. Being in the middle of a presidential campaign, the mainstream media’s focus is...
Before I start into my column, I first want to add my voice to the chorus of support and thanks to the countless number of firefighters, police officers, USFS officials and other first-responders who once again put their lives...
When most people think of European social norms, they would assume that Europe’s abortion laws are at least as progressive as those of the United States. After all, Progressives look to Europe as the ultimate example of progressive Western society...
Although illegal immigration has been an ongoing problem since the Reagan presidency, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has always been allowed to do its job when it comes to deporting criminal illegal immigrants. One of the fundamental changes...
Well, its official . . . Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for President. By dominating Indiana on Tuesday, he gave both Ted Cruz and John Kasich no other choice other than to bow out and bring the primary...
We often talk about how important democracy is because all are allowed to have their voices heard and concerns taken seriously. It is the essence of a just and caring society to listen to problems and make certain they are...
When a coworker shows up to work sneezing and coughing, there’s often a lot of grumbling for him or her to go home instead of potentially getting everyone sick. After all, nobody wants to get sick and have to leave...
Why are so many young people attracted to Bernie Sanders? Do they know anything about him? Why does socialism sound so attractive to college students? Before Bernie Sanders became a U.S. senator, he was nothing but an angry radical agitator...
If I had an opportunity to travel in time, I wouldn’t mind going back to 2008 and voting twice against Proposition 1A, the High Speed Rail Project. Luckily for me — and you — another bite at the apple...
The Internet Revolution and globalization has made creating an excellent public education system an essential strategy for America to remain economically competitive, but it’s a moral imperative as well. This convergence has created a new world where a kid...
Last month I had the pleasure of welcoming several of my colleagues from the state Assembly to the Santa Clarita Valley for a film and television tour. From the set of NBC’s new show “The Player” at Santa Clarita Studios...
Imagine a quiet room furnished with pillows, blankets, and soothing music. A video of frolicking puppies is playing in the background, and trays of cookies are served for your enjoyment. This room is a place where one can retreat to...
As the Muslim refugee crisis in Europe escalates, Yahoo News reports Secretary John Kerry said the “U.S is committed to increasing the number of refugees it is willing to take in.” The Chin also announced that President Obama “wants to...
While Republicans gear up for a long, intense primary season filled with numerous debates and excellent candidates, Democrats — who thought they could just sit back and enjoy the show while Hillary Clinton locks up her party’s nomination —...
In sanctuary cities across the United States, federal, state and local officials are colluding with criminal illegal aliens and allowing them to have the run of this country to prey on American citizens. The tragic and unnecessary death of Kathryn...
When California passed AB 32, the so-called “Global Warming Solutions Act,” in 2006, it was praised as first-of-its-kind legislation, a model that the world would follow. That has not happened. The Global Warming Solutions Act established a cap-and-trade program in California....
I don’t think I am telling you anything new when I say that June is a month we all look forward to: School comes to an end, summer officially kicks off, baseball season is in full swing, and football...
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 requiring them to pay a state fee for fire prevention and safety...
Ok, I admit it….there was a time when I thought the High-Speed Rail project was a good idea. In fact, I had even testified before the Rail Authority in support of a route that took the train through...
$500,000! Are you kidding, $500,000? When I heard the price from our financial advisor I tried to act cool, but inside my heart started to beat a little faster, and I could feel my body temperature rise. ...
Recently, legislators were called back to Sacramento to vote on legislation to make California more competitive for "Race to the Top," a $4 billion federal program announced by President Barack Obama earlier this year to encourage innovation in our...
Throughout my time in the Legislature, I have worked closely with my colleagues - both Republicans and Democrats - in an effort to stem the flow of runaway film production that takes so many jobs out of our community. Year...

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