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 am sure the rebates on low-flow bathroom products has reduced water consumption considerably.
On July 3, The Signal published a column by Tina Dupuy titled "Freedom for Hobby Lobby's religious rights."
First of all, I am absolutely against all of the billboards in the Santa Clarita Valley - including the ones along the Metro right-of-way. I am also against the digital sign boards along the freeways.
Brian Baker's column published in The Signal June 30 ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust") is spot on!
A recent letter writer complimented Santa Clarita's trail system and inquired as to whether the city will be adding more trails, specifically near the Newhall Ranch Road underpass.
The city of Santa Clarita's response to my letter (June 23, "When will the city water medians responsibly?") regarding watering, the saving of water and new landscaping was full of details.
Speeding, cellphone calling, texting, tail-gating arrogance, complete disregard for the other motorist and other numerous unsafe practices while driving that cause accidents - these have been my contention in many letters to the editor that I have submitted to The Signal.
Did anyone else note the TV newscast showing insurgents in Iraq opening the old bunker?
I found it interesting that Councilman Kellar mentioned Councilman Boydston quite a few times in his argument in favor of Measure S. It's almost as if his opinion is an attack on another councilman rather than providing reasons to convince the voting public that the "deal" is a good one.
Very interesting comments from both Councilmen Bob Kellar and TimBen Boydston. And a little if not a lot of political spin from both. They sure like to throw numbers around.
I would like to express my opinion on this important matter, Measure S.
Last year, during the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinal playoff game, Valencia safety Jay Jay Wilson hit Saugus receiver Timmy Kahovec hard and was ejected from the game. While Vikings fans remain steadfast that it was a clean hit and Centurion fans remain resolute that it was targeting, it is important to remember that we are all friends and neighbors. With the rematch coming up on Friday (10/17), I hope we can put last year behind us and go into this game rooting for our respective teams with no hard feelings.
Interesting how Charlie Vignola reveals his own intolerance when in his commentary "None Dare Call It Bigotry," [10/14] he clearly verbalizes his own bigotry toward those with religious convictions. By Webster's definition, which he quotes, bigotry is intolerance with hatred. I happen to hold to those "ancient religious" ideals he mentions that God spelled out in both the Old and New Testaments in the Bible. I do so without hatred. Furthermore, tolerance speaks more of endurance than it does affirmation. But that's not what is so inflammatory about Vignola's argument.
Our fair city of Santa Clarita negotiated a deal and passed an ordinance (3-1-a), with little to no public input, to construct three (3) huge, 2-faced, electronic billboards on our beautiful 5 and 14 freeways, in exchange for forcefully taking 40 billboards away from their longtime owners on Railroad - for unjust compensation. Only the honorable TimBen Boydston voted no. In the weeks preceding the hurried vote, SCV residents vocalized our opposition to the ordinance in chambers.
It's been more than six months since Marine veteran Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been in jail in Mexico.
Sunday I got my "word-of-the-day" on the Internet. The word was demagogue.
If the City Council approved certain terms regarding the billboard issue, why were they changed?
In Maria Gutzeit's SCV Voices ("SCV has been shortchanged by its Sanitation District," Oct. 6) Ms. Gutzeit's characterization of the proposed changes to the salt (choride) requirements being considered by the Los Angeles Regional
Its a joke to read the rants of the right wing ancient white men on The Signal's website comments.
As is pretty common with Dem/socialists, Kevin Buck falls into the pit of conflating conservatism and Republicans in his Sept. 30 column in The Signal, "Six of one - half dozen of the other."
On Sept, 16, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills designed to limit the amount of ground water farmers will be able to pump in the Central Valley.
Local, state and federal government in our country has grown to a size, strength and level of inefficiency unimagined by our founders.
We live in a world wracked by wars of all kinds: fatty foods, refined sugar, terrorists and climate.