Thank you to our SCV detectives, crime analysts and secretaries for all the fine work they do.
As a conservative giving thanks for freedom this Thanksgiving (with liberals elsewhere giving more thanks for security/equality, perhaps?), I began to wonder what Signal readers would predict for the world 100, 500, or 1,000 years hence.
Releasing dozens of balloons at football games, as Hart did against Upland, may add a festive note, although few seem to even notice, but what happens to the balloons?
The recent column by Diana West ("Islam comes to the national cathedral," Nov. 20) and the letter to the editor by Gordon Katz ("At war with the world," Nov. 26) are prime examples of people trying to find simple solutions to complex issues.
The William S. Hart Union High School District clearly made a smart move when it installed solar panels in some of its high schools.
I urge residents of the Santa Clarita Valley to support Sen. Barbara Boxer's latest bill that would cancel Cemex's contract to mine 56 million tons of sand and gravel from Soledad Canyon.
I just read Charlie Vignola's column (Charlie Vignola: Bridging the gap on immigration, 820 words of cheerleading for Obama's illegal and unconstitutional seizure of power from Congress to make laws, and his refusal to follow his constitutionally defined duty under Article 2 that "the laws be faithfully executed" by refusing to enforce current immigration law, a big problem as noted even by noted (liberal) legal scholar Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law School (http://www.newsmax.com/US/executive-orders-amnesty-constitution/2014/11/14/id/607521/).
The recent commentary by Diana West ("Islam comes to the national cathedral," Nov. 20) cut right to the core of the problem that most Americans and people in other countries have.
"All that makes existence valuable to anyone depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people."
This is a message - or a plea - to all your do-gooder readers.
Regarding the article "Hart soaks up savings" published Nov. 20 in The Signal: How wonderful it is that the Hart school district has saved over a million dollars of taxpayer money by installing solar panels.
One academic author recently described an attraction to pornography as "the predilection for peering at nudity online."
Hundreds of thousands of logins and passwords are compromised every day. Announcements are made almost on a daily basis of government or commercial entities having logins and passwords compromised.
Election day Tuesday, Nov. 4, was a sad day for America and Americans.
How many lives were saved and lawsuits avoided by the failure of Measure S?
"What the world needs now is love sweet love
Congrats to Sanitation District board members Marsha McLean, Laurene Weste and Mike Antonovich for "saving the day" by voting to move the proposed deep well injection site from Westridge to ... places unknown. Pure politics.
With Cemex informing the city of its intent to begin mining (Saturday, Feb. 28, "Cemex mining looms"), the entire Santa Clarita Valley must engage in protesting this threat to our community.
I must say that Gary Horton's op-ed in the Feb. 18 issue of The Signal ("Hugs, not hate, to relate") was an outstanding lesson in how not to write an op-ed piece and is an outstanding illustration of what is wrong with the dialog in America these days.
I can't imagine myself, a diehard Republican, thanking a Democratic governor, or any Democrat, for anything, but I am thanking our governor, Jerry Brown, for denying parole to "former" Mexican Mafia leader Rene "Boxer" Enriquez, a twice-convicted murderer amongst his many other and numerous violent crimes and convictions.
Editor's note: Law enforcement officials reporting traffic incidents rarely provide information on whether a victim is buckled up or not.
I just read that climate change is threatening chocolate! In five years cocoa farms will be gone.
I'm still smiling about the Throwback Thursday (Feb. 12) piece regarding SINA accusing our community of demoralizing our four-legged animals by not having them wear proper clothing in order to maintain a certain amount of modesty.
With the second snow survey of the Sierra snowpack at 25 percent of the historical average, the likelihood of a fourth year of drought for California, and talk about possible water rationing, I think it's time we look at attaining our current goal of a 20 percent reduction by all residents of the Santa Clarita Valley, both private and public.
I find interesting the biblical chapters 13 and 14 of Judges, wherein the beginning of the story of Samson comes into play.
I want to thank former Assemblyman Cameron Smyth for his column, "Making our streets safer," published Feb. 5 in The Signal.
On Jan. 11, The Signal published an opinion column by Cher Gilmore ("The best fix for farmers' water problems") in which she advocated raising a bunch of new taxes - under the guise of various "fees," of course - to allegedly address the state's water shortfall problem that is supposedly due to "climate change."
Gary Horton's Feb. 4 Signal column ("America clings and slips away") about the deterioration of our country was so "right on" it saddened me. It paralleled the documentary "Inequality for All."
Just having seen the news story about President Obama's denial of Jordan's request for military and humanitarian aid and the administration's refusal of basic military aid (e.g., ammunition, helmets, night vision goggles, body armor) to our brave
Each day, 90 million tons of carbon dioxide is poured into our atmosphere by burning fossil fuels for energy.