Approximately 78 percent of American Jewish constituents voted for President Barack Obama in 2008. No doubt, Jewish support for the 44th president helped to elect him.
I know I shouldn't be all that surprised, but it always hits me sideways. A college professor whose academic background turns out to be a sham. An incumbent politician whose military record is found to be fiction. Professional athletes caught using illegal drugs to enhance their performance. Journalists discovered to be plagiarizing material and quoting non-existent sources. High-placed executives revealed to have embezzled millions of dollars from their own companies.
Regarding "We need a professional debate" (The Signal, June 2), I have proudly stood in solidarity with Dr. Gene Dorio on issues regarding our "community hospital."
Regarding "Israel's flotilla massacre: made in the USA" (June 10): Thank goodness The Signal adds a disclaimer to the end of columns from contributing writers. Phyllis Bennis' superior intelligence conveniently didn't mention the flotilla knew full well Israel had a blockade in effect, and that Israel does its best to protect its country. But this gave her such a glorious opportunity to be indignant about the U.S. and shoot her mouth off about how bad we are.
I'm fascinated by Bruce McFarland's concept ("Calling for clergy action," June 8) regarding people who are here illegally.
Our liberal, political leaders are misrepresenting Arizona's new immigration laws as "discriminatory."
I just finished reading Tom Pattantyus' column ("Jumping through hoops and over fences," June 4).
I cannot believe it! The April Fool's issue of The Signal is becoming reality. It was a most clever article (in jest, I thought at the time) that told us all the City Council was being voted in "for life" and we wouldn't need anymore elections.
Three cheers for Arizona and shame on California for the idea of boycotting Arizona.
In response to the recent rhetoric regarding "environmental terrorism": OK, I get what City Councilman Frank Ferry ("Ferry: Stop 'developmental terrorism,'" June 1) is trying to say, although I might have used the term "developmental obstructionists," because there are indeed vocal individuals in our valley who attempt to oppose any new development for any reason in Santa Clarita.
Are you appalled by the front-page story ("City OK's $117K 'Old West' re-do for Newhall Library," May 13) regarding the cost of revised architectural drawings for our new library? So was I.
It is an eagerly awaited rite of summer when the cherries begin to ripen in the Leona Valley.
Discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday delivered dual messages in his annual address to the Legislature: California's resurgence is well underway but is threatened by economic and environmental uncertainties.
HOUSTON (AP) - They quibble, joke and share knowing looks, finishing each other's thoughts and making snide comments - like many sisters. But a recent heated argument was unlike any other they've had, and it ended in a most surprising way.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Classes at Purdue University were interrupted by the sounds of gunfire, fire alarms and screams when a student entered a basement classroom and fatally shot a fellow senior engineering student whom a former teacher described as "phenomenal."
Snapshot for the week of 01/13/2014 to 01/19/2014
Good afternoon Saugus. There was a reduction in reported Part-1 crimes over the past week with only three. The first was an assault with a deadly weapon in the 27300 block of Arriola Avenue on January 19th. The victim was having a party at his residence when a fight broke out. The suspect retrieved a baseball bat and struck one person and attempted to strike others at the party. He then fled the location.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East:
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama shone a light Wednesday on a college sexual assault epidemic that is often shrouded in secrecy, with victims fearing stigma, police poorly trained to investigate and universities reluctant to disclose the violence.
Bo Lu remembers the first supermarket he ever saw. He was only 7 years old when his family emigrated from China to Morgantown, W.Va., in the early 1990s.
NEW YORK (AP) - Northeasterners scraped and shoveled Wednesday after a snowstorm grounded flights, shuttered schools and buried roads with a surprising amount of snow, leaving biting cold in its wake. The atmosphere was particularly frosty in New York, where some residents complained that plowing was spotty and schools were open while children elsewhere in the region stayed home.
SACRAMENTO – George Runner today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address:
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, responded to Governor Jerry Brown's 2014 State of the State address:
Forget what is in your wallet and take a look at your bills if you want to save money. Taking a look at the individual charges on a bill can often reveal not just errors, but ongoing costs that you might not be aware of.
Every year I speak to thousands of students in public and private schools across the country. At the end of the day, when I walk out the front door and climb back into my rental car, I always have a bit more faith that the future is in pretty good hands.
Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.