On January 19 our nation celebrates the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. I shall celebrate that holiday - my favorite holiday - with my ex-wife by going to worship services with Dr. King being the central idea.
After reading through the failure of numerous branches of government to clean out a ditch full of silt, I ask whether any person in this area can agree that government has grown too big to serve its citizens. They have failed us all.
What are the council members missing? Common sense perhaps? Medians do not HAVE to be planted.
Last July, I attended a meeting at City Hall -- 3:00 on a 100-plus day. When I came out, my car was wet from the sprinklers. It was the height of summer, the height of a historic drought and the city was urging everyone to conserve water.
Thank you for featuring Nancy's Ranch on the business page of the Signal on Wednesday, December 10 under the headline "Last year to cut your own trees."
"In God we trust." Well, not in our schools. It seems lawlessness and chaos are much better substitutes don't you think? Lets worship demons instead of angels, a much better idea.
I just returned from seeing a very good movie at our local theatre and want to share something really amazing with your readers:
Thank you for printing the article "Black lives do matter" by Terri Lovell in the Dec. 12 issue of The Signal's opinion section.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently voted three to two to establish a civilian commission to oversee the county's Sheriff's Department.
The City Council's Gang of Four - McLean, Kellar, Weste and Acosta - left many citizens slack-jawed at the Dec. 9 meeting.
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.
William S. Hart Union High School District displays its skill in leadership with a vision for the future by going solar.
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.
As a Democrat, I am wondering if anybody else is troubled by the thought of Hillary Clinton as our nominee.
Congratulations to Benjamin Netanyahu for his re-election as prime minister of Israel.
I just finished reading Kevin Buck's column (The Signal, March 24, "The show must go on"), in which he virtually chortled aloud at the internal rifts within the GOP that are giving Boehner and McConnell such headaches in trying to enact legislation.
Man, we sure do have a lot of self-appointed experts on climate change in this valley!
I mentioned in an earlier letter to the editor that Alice and I are part of the volunteer group at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center helping during lunch.
I have never written a letter to the editor before, but after returning from my daily walk and reading the March 18 article about the local water agencies' efforts in water conservation (The Signal, "State gets tougher on water wasting"), I feel compelled to do so.
The Santa Clarita City Council got it right by giving the red light to the traffic camera program ("Full stop for red-light cams," Wednesday's Signal).
With respect to Kevin Korenthal's March 20 Signal column, "California's high-speed rail dilemma," here are a few more pertinent facts.
Over the last couple of weeks The Signal has published several letters and/or columns discussing the issue of teaching "global warming" and/or "climate change" to kids in our schools.
A new CNN/ORC poll shows Hillary Clinton dominating the Republican field ... which pretty much explains the Republican obsession with Benghazi and any other eye-roller of an allegation they can come up with.
We have to stop Big Oil from shipping its highly explosive fracked oil through Santa Clarita.
Regarding "J.R.'s Funnies" in SCV Connect: Thanks, Randy Lubas.
Once again, Santa Clarita Valley citizens are in an uproar with this chloride nonsense. And what a bunch of gobbledygook it is. It's a solution seeking a problem.
There are sections of Mr. Smith's article about what grade school students should learn ("Teach both climate change and critical thinking," March 13 in The Signal) that would be agreeable to everyone.
I first moved to Newhall in 1951 and started working in the oil fields.