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. ...
The new requirements for No Child Left Behind waivers from the Department of Education have some bad news for America's teachers.
Republicans have largely squandered an August that should have been spent preparing the American people for a showdown with Democrats over the president's health care law.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.