Tim Myers' column, "The problem with districts" (Aug. 1) should have been titled "The problem without districts."
The Signal's recent editorial, "The city should take over the SCV's libraries," (Aug. 3) was wholly inaccurate.
Last April, I read with great interest a column by Paul Strickland titled "Save our seniors" (April 16). Strickland referenced the then-newly passed health-care legislation - aka Obamacare - that cuts some $528 billion from Medicare, that includes $136 billion from Medical Care Advantage.
Contrary to state Sen. Tony Strickland's commentary of Aug. 2 ("Controller Chiang defies governor"), I am fighting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's order to slash state employees' pay to the federal minimum wage for one reason: to save taxpayer dollars.
There is, of course, considerable debate among Santa Clarita Valley residents about the rate increases proposed by the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District of Los Angeles County.
If these freeway stoppages become any more frequent, I propose installing vending machines and an Andy Gump portable toilet on the freeway aprons every half-mile to ease our pain. Wi-Fi wouldn't be a bad idea, either.
Thank God for the so-called "activist judge" who had the courage and good sense to affirm the U.S. Constitution's most basic premise, that all citizens are subject to "equal protection under law." This idea is so important, it is written across the very entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
The editorial in Sunday's Signal ("The city should take over the SCV's libraries," Aug. 1) makes it clear that the bottom line of the library takeover is cost savings, admirable during these economic times.
Librarians are among the most highly educated and poorly paid. Librarians are required to have their master's degrees. It takes years to see results of their influence, as noted in The Signal's Aug. 4 article, "Two sides to the story."
Many library users borrow books through interlibrary loan. My book group's selections and books in languages not represented in the Santa Clarita libraries come from as far away as Manhattan Beach.
Terell Lee sat in a black office chair, leaning over a worktable strewn with bronze-colored steel of varying shapes on a recent weekday.
PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.
One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.
It is vacation season, and many of us are facing that age-old problem: We find it hard to relax!
There are three things we know for certain - death, taxes and that residents want an independent movie theater to open in the Santa Clarita Valley.