This is in response to the letters to the editor from Stella Pilarski and Eugene Taylor ("Cartoon was disrespectful," "Despicable cartoon," Sept. 12 issue of The Signal).
Twice on recent Saturday nights around midnight, I had occasion to be in the area of Golden Valley High School.
Jonathan Kraut's polemic on Tuesday's Opinion page needs a rebuttal.
I'd like to add another thought to Betty Arenson's excellent column published Aug. 22 in The Signal entitled "California's crazy train."
I disagree with the gist of Rick Eaton's letter to the editor titled "Where are journalists learning their craft" (Sunday, Sept. 7). Eaton, simply, writes that our journalists on occasion make grammatical errors in their writings.
The Russian Federation is not a democracy. It is a dictatorship run by Vladimir Putin.
Dante Acosta appears to be a genius in the practice of double speak.
Kudos to the CVS Pharmacy Corp. in its bold stand to stop tobacco sales.
Instead of spending $60 million of the taxpayers money to build a better road in Bouquet Canyon, use a little common sense and clean out the creek bed, even though it may break a few environmental extremists' hearts.
I read Richard Myers' letter to the editor "Some solutions to the drought problem" in the Sept. 7 issue of The Signal. I have to admit it gave me quite a few chuckles.
Your "Drawing Conclusions" cartoon published in the Sept. 7 Signal is a despicable, depraved, gross, gratuitous insult of three deceased, widely praised artists - along with an affront to your readers.
I don't get offended often or disgusted with things you put in your paper.
There is no question that we in California are experiencing what is fast becoming a disastrous drought. Farm crops are withering, salmon may find their waterways impassable, our lawns may turn brown, and our drinking water supply may become insufficient.
As a former staff member on high school and college newspapers, I have to ask: Where are journalists learning their craft, and where are the editors?
In the next 30 years California will add 12 million new residents. We will all need to continue traveling within our state.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day should not be forgotten.
The site of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Market Street in Newhall is now on hospice.
I don't think the present system of deciding who on the council is voted - by the other council members - to become mayor pro tem and then moving to the office of mayor has anything to do with fairness.
Watching TV news reports and reading about those recent incidents and subsequent turbulence involving Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner of New York City reminds me of years ago, when we Vietnam veterans returned home from the war and the abuse that we endured by the general population.
I laud Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for its fine expertise in taking care of me recently while I was under the knife for the first time in my 62 years of life for a hernia operation.
William S. Hart Union High School District displays its skill in leadership with a vision for the future by going solar.
Editor's note: The following is a copy of an email the author sent to the California Public Utilities Commission.
David Davenport of the Hoover Institution reports that The Tax Foundation has developed a new survey ranking the competitiveness of tax systems among 34 industrialized countries.
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.
Thank you to our SCV detectives, crime analysts and secretaries for all the fine work they do.
The William S. Hart Union High School District clearly made a smart move when it installed solar panels in some of its high schools.
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.
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?
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/).
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.