With Memorial Day behind us and the Fourth of July on the horizon, I got to thinking about the great sacrifices others have made for my freedom - my ability to grill outside without looking up or listening for air raid sirens.
When Santa Clarita City Councilman Frank Ferry ("Ferry: Stop 'developmental terrorism,'" June 1) resorts to name-calling and inflammatory rhetoric, it is an indication that he has no logical argument for his position.
I loved the letter from Jim Avery Sr. ("Do they object to federal law also?" June 10) about how can we, as a state, boycott Arizona. What the people of California don't realize is that we, as a state, already have this same law on our books.
Local children between the ages of 1 year and 18 year old are able to get free meals during the summer as part of a federally funded program. The program is also available to disabled people who are 19 years and older and are part of a school program for the mentally or physically disabled.
The Santa Clarita City Council has no term limits. The feeling is that folks will vote council members out of office if they don't like what's going on in the city.
Editor's note: This column is excerpted in part from Bolde's book "Lead the Way"
PHOENIX (AP) - All Hart graduate Taylor Lilley needed was an opportunity and once she got it, she posted the best game of her young WNBA career.
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."
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.