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. Now look at what has happened. Two months later, the City Council has voted to get rid of term limits for many positions in our city. Is this ...
Three cheers for Arizona and shame on California for the idea of boycotting Arizona. Arizona is taking steps to protect our great country, and California should be supporting it instead of opposing. Your stand is shameful and embarrassing. However, with an attitude such as yours, I'm sure Arizona will get along fine without you. I wish Arizona the very best. It's a great state in which to live.
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.
June 23 For one day only, Salon Glo and Kerastase are inviting the community for a complimentary Kerastase hair treatment and blow dry (value $70), donations of $10 or more to Locks of Love suggested but not mandatory, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Salon Glo, 23961 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. RSVP. Info: (661) 799-9300. June 25 Texas Hold 'Em tournament with dinner and auction to benefit Valencia High School Girls Basketball, $85 in advance, $100 at door, ...
Discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor The Sunrise Rotary Club will offer $15 discount tic-kets to Hurricane Harbor for use between May 29-July 5. Nonprofits can purchase tickets for $13 to resell at $15. Info: Bob (661) 250-1023, Frank (661) 294-1010 or Liz (661) 253-1026. Sports Club meeting California's Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callendar's across from Magic Mountain on ...
Maxi's 30 minutes to homemade sweet cherry jam Ingredients 2 cups prepared fruit (buy about 1-1/2 pounds fully ripe sweet cherries) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 4-1/4 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl 3/4 cup water 1 box Sure-Jell fruit pectin Preparation Prep: 30 minutes RINSE clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly. STEM and pit cherries. Finely chop or grind fruit. Measure exactly 2 cups prepared fruit into large bowl. ...
SANTA CLARITA - Residents will have a chance to view artwork from local artists at the "Joy of Art" holiday reception and open house hosted by the Santa Clarita Artists' Association on Friday inside the gallery in the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Eytan Rosenberg had no idea that the man he let paint a mural on the side his family's gas station in Hollywood was the darling of the art world.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train's emergency brakes malfunctioned Wednesday, stranding hundreds of passengers in a tunnel and sending at least nine people to hospitals, officials said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than 60 search and rescue personnel scoured the central Idaho mountains Wednesday for five people, including four family members, who were onboard a plane that disappeared three days earlier.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife workers in boats struggled Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others that already have died.
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like daze and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said as a federal regulator called for the railroad to make immediate safety improvements.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding three others during a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport has appeared in court with bruises on his face and a bandage on his neck.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Recordings of several 911 calls made from inside Sandy Hook Elementary during last year's school shooting are being released under court order Wednesday after a legal fight by The Associated Press.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes while a motion will be introduced Wednesday in Los Angeles to limit the smokeless devices where cigarette smoking is already prohibited.
Last August Santa Clarita Valley entrepreneurs, Alex and Benjamin Haslam, ages 11 and 9, decided to parlay a favorite activity into their own business distributing flyers door to door for local businesses.
From the Nov. 25 SCV Signal:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 22 points and Kyle Anderson added 21 to lead No. 18 UCLA to an 89-76 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Martin Jones made 26 saves and stopped all nine shootout attempts to win his NHL debut, and Dwight King scored the only shootout goal Tuesday night in the Los Angeles Kings' 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Children who died this year will be remembered and honored during a mass candle-lighting event hosted by the Santa Clarita Chapter of The Compassionate Friends on Sunday in Canyon Country Park.