In Pat Conroy's semi-autobiographical book and film "Conrack," the protaganist shouts from a truck in the whitest neighborhood of Buelah, South Carolina, that "a mere 20 more headstones in the graveyard of every city in the nation will resolve the problem of overt racism."
Earlier this week, I commented to my wife that one of the letters to the editor went beyond being just opinionated; it was insulting. Today I find another example of a truly poison pen: "American values" by Robert P. Davenport II (June 19).
On the same day President Barack Obama told a Wisconsin town hall gathering that his progressive policies mean "the economy is headed in the right direction," the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office projected that federal debt could reach 87 percent of America's gross domestic production by 2020, and surpass 100 percent of GDP by 2025. This is unacceptable.
The "Turtle Beach Bar-B-Q" will be held Saturday, July 24 at the Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes to benefit The Painted Turtle Camp for children with disabling health issues.
"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Steve Lunetta perfectly lays out the reasons why it is absolutely necessary for an American to read and understand English ("The cultural tie that binds us together," July 12).
If you live in Southern California and want a mind-opening trip, sign up for the free Edwards Air Force Base/NASA Dryden tour.
Regarding the fatal car crash that killed a mother and injured others on July 4: The crash was totally preventable, had the 22-year-old woman driving the Infiniti made a better choice and not run the red light. Period.
Convicted child rapist Roman Polanski has again escaped justice.
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Many believe that steps should be taken to make the burden of tax lighter on our shoulders. There has been a dire calling for a more structured tax system.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.
CHICAGO (AP) - Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference final.
Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:
Three young people who chose the wrong Castaic house to burgle and then picked the wrong places to hide from pursuing sheriff's deputies pleaded no contest this month to first-degree residential burglary.
The driver of a pickup truck was injured during a two-vehicle collision early Wednesday at 8th Street and Railroad Avenue in Newhall.
The California Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would renew and extend the tax credit for filming in the movie industry's home state.
LONDON (AP) - Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.
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BOSTON (AP) - A spilled drink in a Boston nightclub led former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to kill two people in a drive-by shooting two years ago, prosecutors said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who want something unique, though, the sky's the limit, literally.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.
THE LIVING ROOM DEFENSE: Can something Sterling said in the privacy of his girlfriend's living room, without knowing he is being recorded and with no expectation that the comments will become public, be considered a "willful" violation of the league's bylaws. A big part of Sterling's defense is based on the idea that "a jealous rant to a lover never intended to be published cannot offend the NBA rules."
There's a new digital currency in town, but this one doesn't seem interested in playing nice.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A court commissioner has dismissed a guardianship proceeding over Paul Walker's daughter after hearing about a plan that calls for the teenager to live with her mother and a nanny.