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Posted: January 8, 2012 1:30 a.m.
Updated: January 8, 2012 1:30 a.m.

News is a strange industry.

It has to accurately reflect the times, yet for objectivity’s sake, not become a part of them. It has to be an intimate partner in the community, but for objectivity’s sake, keep its distance.

It must look forever outward, but in the process may fail to do a self-examination.

As we find ourselves in a new year, we’re doing what many of you also are doing or have done: reflecting on our role in our world, which for us is most decidedly the Santa Clarita Valley.

The Signal is not a large newspaper by most people’s standards, but we’re proud to say it remains the most comprehensive news source for the Santa Clarita Valley and its residents.

We’re your newspaper.

We provide you with integral information about all things SCV: government, schools, safety, events, business, lifestyle, and so on. We fill this role with passion and dedication because it’s important to us that The Signal be the passageway to knowledge about the place in which we live.

It’s important to us that we live in a community of informed residents, as we believe the same is important to you, our readers.

We strive to act as a watchdog, an alarm, a calendar, a concerned neighbor and more in what we do and what we are to the SCV.

These are the traditional roles of newspapers since their inception. It matters little whether the person being informed reads it in a newspaper, on a computer or on a cellphone. The point is to be an informed, contributing member of the community.

What you don’t know can hurt you. And your neighborhood, schools and community.

Assuming you’ve already taken advantage of this by reading these words, please encourage your friends, family, neighbors, preacher, rabbi, barber, accountant, taxidermist, pool cleaner, etc. to take up a subscription, read our website and e-edition, and write to us.

Consider The Signal an investment in our community. Your support of us — through reader input, subscriptions, advertising and so on — ensures our continued support and service for the SCV.


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