If you are one of the 40 million Americans or so without health insurance and are holding your breath for nationalized health care, you can stop reading because this editorial will not persuade you.
Summer is here, and if there's one thing you can count on in Santa Clarita it's that it's going to be hot.
Our nation's efforts to stop global warming were in the news this week with the passage of historical legislation.
Gifted writer and Signal Columnist Steve Lunetta doth protest too much. With South Carolina Republican Governor and moral basket case Mark Sanford caught hightailing for tail in Argentina - hot on the heels of Nevada Republican Sen. Ensign doing the adulterous dirty with his own friend's wife - Lunetta reached deep and in his Monday "Right About Now" opinion column delivered some good old-fashioned righteous indignation as cover for his beloved Republican brand. How dare ...
There is a great amount of angst flowing through the conservative base of the Republican Party these days, and as a lifelong Democrat, I could not be more pleased.
For one column, I turn Dem-o-crat. I know it is difficult to accept, but I'm going to sit with Gary Horton at the Koffee Klatch and kibitz about another failed Republican.
One of the founding principles in America is equality under the law. No one, not even our leaders, are above the law.
Assemblyman Cameron Smyth used to tell a self-deprecating story concerning his first (unsuccessful) effort to run for a seat on the Santa Clarita City Council.
Michael Jackson's music eased my pain more than anything else on earth. When my mom and dad got divorced I was 8, and right at that time "I Want You Back" was released. I played it all the time to help me through the pain. At 18, when my teenage love Marco died, I listened to Michael Jackson songs and decided to move to California because that's where Michael Jackson was. I wanted to meet ...
Regarding Bruce McFarland's Opinion column, "Issues and answers: It's as simple as that" (The Signal, June 23):
Our president, Barack Obama, is trying to help the U.S. come out of an economical downturn. The president is also trying to get our troops home from Iraq and end this war. Maybe one day he will stop global warming and start us on using renewable resources like solar, water and wind power. I am glad that the people of America voted for him.
I just wrote a check to Steve Petzold of Saugus. Who is Steve Petzold? He and a few of his supporters are sponsoring an entry in Santa Clarita's annual Fourth of July Parade through Newhall entitled "American Values." Steve is also a Pragerphile, a devotee of conservative commentator Dennis Prager, who recently released a powerful video about what makes America special. It's called "The American Trinity." Go to www.youtube.com, hit the search icon ...
I still vividly remember my first experience with a military marksmanship instructor. As a cadet officer candidate, my assigned weapon was a handgun.
On July 4, 1776, nearly 233 years ago, representatives from 13 sovereign states gathered at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pa. a to sign a document declaring the United States of America independent from tyrannical rule.
It was a raucous hearing of the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District on May 26. Our Los Angeles County Sanitation District representatives, Santa Clarita City Council members Frank Ferry and Laurene Weste, heard Santa Claritans say that they refuse to pay to fix the chloride (salt) problem in the Santa Clara River.
Right now we have an economy in transition, with close attention paid to job reports and which business sectors are hiring.
As President Obama considers retaliating against the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons against its people, I couldn't help but think about the lessons we should have learned following the Iraq War.
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.
Junior and Missy's parents are driving them 12 hours away from their hometown to The University of Getting Out of My Parents' House. Sure, there are plenty of local community colleges and state schools they could have attended, but then they would have to come home every night to live with those stupid cash machines who raised them.
When I drive by the construction area of what will soon become the downtown Newhall roundabout - not to be confused with any medical-related term that shares the DNR acronym - I am reminded of the words of our illustrious Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.