The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.
Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.
There is no doubt that the legalization of marijuana is gaining favor throughout the country, and I have to say that I am for it - but with some very strong reservations.
I have been agonizing over our water shortage issues for some time now, and am worried at the impact of having neighbor snitching against water using neighbors, and the hard feelings it may cause.
I am a new subscriber to The Signal. I missed your satirical editorial piece on July 13, which Michelle Boehm responded to in the July 20 issue of The Signal.
In my humble opinion, the most straightforward, simplest answer to the William S. Hart Union High School District going to board member representation by areas/districts would be to add two board positions.
There have been a great many suggestions about how this country should handle the crisis posed by the thousands of children invading our country.
Another week, another opening of fine films.
Recently, I was driving in my neighborhood when something caught my eye crossing the street in front of me. A very large gopher snake was booking it across the hot asphalt from left to right.
It seems incomprehensible that with the great shortage of water for this state, trillions of gallons of water lie off the cost and remains unused by those affected most.
I agree with Gary Horton (Opinion, July 9). It seems though that our country is less civil. If I speak of our President, I will state "our President" or "Mr. Barack Obama."
John Boehner is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He leads the House of Representatives as majority leader. Senator Mitch McConnell is the minority leader of the Senate. He's been attacking the President for the last six years unsuccessfully!
The Signal reported on July 10 ("Bill would mandate sick pay for part-time employees") that the City Council voted to oppose Assembly Bill 1522 as the "...estimated financial impact to the city as a result of the bill could be as high as $180,000 per year."
Since this is the time when a great many Santa Clarita families will be hitting the road on vacation, I thought I should share my recent experience with readers.
I believe that we need to withdraw troops in Iraq now. It is a mistake for any troops to be there, and they are there in great peril.
I have lived in the city of Santa Clarita since 2006 and have worked in this community for more than 18 years.
I'm all for removing billboards to beautify our city. All billboards.
To make the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument is the only way to preserve its beauty and prevent the brutality bestowed on it by its visitors.
Just briefly: Could we ask for an honest answer, right here in the paper version of The Signal, from our City Council members disclosing any monetary and non-monetary compensation or gifts they have received from those entities who stand to benefit from the passage of Measure S.
Over the last few weeks there have been several articles, columns and letters to the editor in The Signal regarding the actions by the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District and the Regional Water Quality Control Board to address the purported "problem" caused by "excess chloride" in the Santa Clara River downstream from Santa Clarita.
Single use plastic bags. What, exactly, are they?
It has become increasingly apparent that many citizens are confused about association between the city of Santa Clarita and the Yes S Committee.
I feel I am addressing an issue that involves many; however, they are too embarrassed to comment.
Anyone who is torn between voting yes or no for Measure S should drive out to Azusa and Irwindale off the 210 Freeway.
I'm voting against Measure S.
First-responders are very close to my heart. I believe that in this upcoming election we should do more to make their jobs more efficient and safe.
Folks, be aware that Measure S is a backroom deal between the city politicians and the billboard consultants, not the resident voters in Santa Clarita. The proposed digital freeway signs are very large, two-sided, bright and more appropriate for Las Veg as.
I find The Signal's editorial in support of Measure S (Oct. 19, "Vote 'yes' on Measure S") to be both bizarre and somewhat unintelligible.
I have lived in the Santa Clarita Valley for over 35 years and I have always considered the signs along the Soledad Canyon Road and Railroad Avenue corridors an eyesore and a blight on the community.
Please vote no on S so that our lovely rural corridors on the 5 and 14 freeways don't turn into Long Beach and L.A.-like corridors of massive lit commercials.