First place My favorite holiday tradition is on Christmas. I like to deliver corn bread, pumpkin bread, cookies and muffins to my neighbors. I cook all these sweets so they're homemade. All of my neighbors want me to deliver that every year. My sister and I love to make and cook sweets. We make lemon squares, brownies, Christmas balls and lemon pudding. Our friends and family love it. We always give the fire department cookies ...
I do believe most of us are ready for 2008 to end and see some better New Year's resolutions in 2009, especially from our financial markets. Everyone I know is tired of seeing their 401(k) plan look like a 201(k).
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 266 votes from Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21 through early morning Dec. 30, 2008. Question: "What do you think about bailed-out Wall Street execs still getting bonuses?" * Shows gross mismanagement by Feds (83 votes) * We should boycott those companies (10 votes) * Execs should be made to pay it back (65 votes) * No more free billions for ...
At Fair Oaks Ranch Community School, there's always a question of character. Last week, students celebrated Character Counts Week in commemoration of the school's "six pillars" of character: Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. "Character pillars are embedded in everything that we do at our school," Principal Marie Stump said. "The six pillars are reinforced on daily basis and are the core of our school discipline policies. This week was a celebration of these ...
Northlake Hills Elementary School set the national record for the most units of blood collected at a one-day elementary school blood drive. The school collected 163 units of blood from staff and parents between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at the school's campus, topping the previous record of 151 units.
The Vasquez High School principal states that Vasquez High School has a zero tolerance for bullies. If there truly was a zero tolerance policy in place, the bullying of the boy that committed suicide would not have continued on a daily basis.
In response to the editorial "Snippets? Associations? Who is Barack Obama?" (The Signal, Oct. 24): Mr. Eliasberg leads what he believes is a logical response to Obama's political moves, such as his snippets argument and denial of guilt by association. While these methods may be politically motivated, we should also examine what Mr. Eliasberg says about Mr. Obama.
Take heed, America, and listen to what Colin Powell, Secretary of State 2001-2005, retired general, and a Republican(!), had to say about why he is endorsing Barack Obama for President of the United States and why he is not endorsing John McCain.
I was extremely disappointed at the skewed and ignorant political mockery that went on during the Knotts Scary stage shows.
In his Sept. 28 column, Tim Myers addresses the Measure SA bond without the benefit of contacting my office or me directly. I wish he had given me the opportunity to review Measure SA with him and clarify many of his assumptions.
Our democracy is not perfect. No democracy ever is. The flaw is in the potential for manipulation from one group to overpower another. Monarchies have faced these problems ever since they first reared their ugly heads. The way to control this is through a constitution which is a composed of laws and guidelines that must be agreed to. We have a Constitution which I believe was inspired by more than mortal thought. When you read ...
I read the story that "Joe the Plumber" is not actually a licensed plumber. This guy asked a simple question and now he is being attacked.
After recovering from their Halloween tricks, community members may want to treat themselves to a fun and charitable rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market Street in Newhall.
As an independent still trying to decide, I try to read as many opinions as time allows. I found Tim Myers' column in the Sunday Signal to be offensive. He refers to people who don't see things his way as "kooks" or "cretins." About the Ayers/Obama relationship, as reported on Fox News, he writes: "Nobody with an IQ above room temperature will buy right now." This in spite of the fact that as recently as ...
Tim Myer's column (Oct. 19) would be positively breathtaking if it weren't so laughably predictable.
Recently my wife unearthed some old Signal newspapers, one of which contained a letter to the editor I had written. The Signal printed that letter on May 17, 1996.
Maybe you remember when you were a kid and you poured a giant glass of orange juice, and your mother said something like this: "Take it easy! Orange juice is expensive, and you're drinking it like it's water!"
Compulsion against peaceful citizens is immoral. Likewise, extracting taxes for activities that benefit some citizens, but not others, is also immoral.
The tours of the White House have been canceled by the President. How dare he do such a thing?
Rock Club meeting
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A longtime Northern California politician pleaded guilty Monday to a dozen charges that he used campaign donations and taxpayer funds to fuel what he described as a gambling addiction.