James Q. Wilson's article in the Wall Street Journal on Jan. 22 reported that estimates of the cost of civilian trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other four terrorists will cost New York City hundreds of millions of dollars for just the first trial. Appeals are almost automatic.
Regarding "Whitman cuts ties with Kellar" (The Signal, Jan. 31).
Which Santa Clarita City Council member is an embarrassment to the city? I have been following the many articles regarding Bob Kellar's statement that he is a "proud racist." I know Kellar and he is not a racist. He used that divisive statement as irony.
A 5-year-old boy fell from a second-story balcony at a Newhall apartment complex Saturday afternoon and had to be airlifted by paramedics to Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.
Maybe it's a sad movie or listening to a friend's battle with cancer, and slowly you feel your throat tighten. When emotions bubble to the surface, many people push those feelings right back down. "C'mon, heart, be still."
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Of all the editorials we've published over the past year, none struck a chord as resoundingly as "No one goes back to Sacramento," in which we satirized California's woefully inept Legislature and called on voters to throw the bums out at the next opportunity.
Editor's note: The Signal's editorial board invited each of the candidates for April's City Council election to meet with us and answer a series of questions about their candidacy. Here, encapsulated, are their responses. We thank each candidate who took the time to meet with us. Candidates Harrison Katz and Kenneth Mann did not respond to our requests for an interview.
Terrorism is not a new form of warfare. It is as old as the human race. For millennia, acts of terror were committed by individuals and groups in support of ideological causes.
Any day now, you will receive in your mailbox a ballot for the April 13 Santa Clarita City Council election. Most of you will also receive your permanent absentee ballot.
Mark Potok ("Talk of 'revolution' can be dangerous," March 9) seems to address the idea that a large section of the voting public are at odds with the current administration.
In failing to approve the charter for the Albert Einstein Academy, the William S. Hart Union High School District board has done an incredible disservice to the children of the Santa Clarita Valley.
In response to the article titled "Teacher layoffs loom" printed in the March 4 issue: would now be a good time to consider creating one elementary school district?
The premise of Frank Smathers' entire letter of Jan. 30 ("Box score: fascism 5, democracy 4," The Signal) is false.
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Every day they die for our freedom.
Cancer is not always a death sentence but an invitation to live, a wake-up call to be present in the moment, a permit to love without holding back, a chance to forgive, a reason to be accepting of all people, and an order to slow down to take time to really see and smell the flowers.
Doreetha Daniels turned 98 years young on April 25.
Have you have ever had an extraordinary moment of any kind that really struck you because of the coincidence or surprise that it presented, or perhaps an unusually realistic dream you experienced, or even an instinct – that little voice in your head – that you listened to and it paid off?
When we moved into our home, a row of six tall and bushy pine trees provided ample shade and privacy for our back yard.
While I was not yet living when it was fought, World War II has shaped so much of the world in which I have lived. It framed the whole idea of valor and courage and sacrificial service. And it wasn't only those who served in uniform who experienced the war, and felt that they played a vital part in bringing about a good and swift conclusion to it. In truth, we were a nation at war. Soldier and civilian were on the same team, working for a common goal, with mutual respect and honor.
All his life he moaned and groaned about the unfairness of it. He'd been promised a Military Medal, outranked only by the Victoria Cross, the highest award that could be achieved. Well, he'd certainly earned it as a dispatch rider.
The dry cleaning industry has been undergoing radical changes in the past two decades as environmentalists and consumers push for more earth-friendly cleaning processes.
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to his victims that he would "take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists, Tyler Toffoli scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.