To The Editor: In case you didn't notice during our last City Council election, we entered a new era of political growth. Machine politics, with all its warts, has entered our fair city. As usual, the underlying reason is profit at the expense of the average citizen. With our city manager's stated objective to make our city an "urban center," the developers, their land-use attorneys and lobbyists want their influence to fall on receptive City ...
To The Editor: On a recent Wednesday at about 4:30 a.m., an extreme dizziness overcame me, and it was all I could do to make it back to bed. I called a neighbor, Charlie, who offered to drive me to the hospital. At the ER they did tests and kept me under surveillance until approximately 1 p.m. I was released then because they did not find anything wrong. I had a prescription for dizziness ...
To The Editor: Just a friendly reminder to all of my Santa Clarita Valley friends and neighbors: May 12 to May 16 is Bike to-Work Week. The oil companies have figures estimating that we will run out of fossil fuel within 40 years. We reached peak oil consumption in 2005, and our current demand for petroleum now outweighs the fuel supply. If we don't take action to reduce consumption and find alternative energy sources, the ...
To The Editor: I would like to respond to a recent letter demeaning the people, statements and events at the April 24 Democratic Alliance for Action meeting ("No more cheap shots," May 4, 2008). As part of the meeting, Joyce Evans presented a short quiz asking multiple-choice and true-or-false questions about John McCain's professional life and voting positions. All of the answers were thoroughly fact-checked. Some of the answers may have been surprising, and ...
Some of our presidential hopefuls have been promising a cut of the federal gas tax for the summer driving season. Others have said if that happens, the roads, potholes and rusty bridges would not be repaired. Plus the price would go up.
I read with concerned interest the article by Signal staff writer Stephen K. Peeples entitled "Timing is
To The Editor: Here were are, with a torrent of illegals invading the United States border at a rate of at least 12,000-plus per day. The Bush administration has been dragging its feet on the way about this issue (no big surprise).
To The Editor: A month ago I lost my dad, Edward Garfalo. He was a frequent contributor to these opinion pages. He was a man of little words, so his letters were short and to the point: "One-liners," as he liked to call them.
To The Editor: The cheap shots aimed at Senator John McCain by Joyce Evans and some members of the Democratic Alliance for Action [during the D.A.A.'s April 24 meeting] did not come from the "Hillary for President" crowd. We respect the war hero and a great American. Incidentally, Joyce, nobody ever called you a great American, or I might be deaf. John McCain has more courage, honesty, and integrity than most of the D.A.A. members, ...
To The Editor: Considering the presidential candidates now being offered for the American people to chose from, it now seems like a good time for Pat Paulson to enter the race and Ralph Nader to be his running mate. They have a lot more to offer, and it might be a little more entertaining.
To The Editor: Paul Strickland's commentary ("1,000 pound gorilla is immigration," April 11, 2008) is dead-on correct.
To The Editor: Thank you for the article on Carl Diekman. It's truly a shame that the Department of Veterans Affairs has so little respect for this man and is coming after him over $84.00 a month. The fact that they will not even take the time to explain the charges and offer to work with him is a travesty. The VA has had so much negative publicity over the years, and here they have ...
To The Editor: Ah yes, springtime. A time for hope, happiness, and friendly reunions. But should the citizens of Santa Clarita feel such hope, and happiness, when the jury from the O.J. Simpson trial apparently reunited one last time to determine that Esperanza Castro should not be held liable for her actions? And don't we just love it when a jury is savvy enough to know when detectives are being "sneaky and leading?" Defense attorneys ...
To The Editor: Just a reminder for my conservative brethren that without patriotic American liberals there wouldn't
To The Editor: I graduated from Canyon High School two years ago and am currently attending the University of California at Santa Cruz. I am writing in response to Paul Strickland's commentary of last week ("Some Legislative Relief for Schools," April 21, 2008).
Obama and his minions are mired up to their eyeballs in scandals, what with Benghazigate, the IRS targeting of conservative groups for harassment, and the Justice Departments secret grab of Associated Press phone records, not to mention the lingering Operation Fast & Furious debacle.
I urge all drivers to contact the California Transportation Commission www.catc.ca.gov (and any local representative) to voice their disapproval of Assembly Bill AB 680, which gives private entities the right to charge drivers to use the highways they are already paying to build and maintain.
Once we have removed the excess chloride from our wastewater, are we just going to give the water away to the farmers in Ventura?
Concerning Jim Holt's article on teens dying in the SCV ("Sand Canyon residents remember youth killed at oak tree 32 years ago," May 8), I can understand his concern.
I just finished reading Gary Horton's column on victimhood. If I didn't know better I'd swear he suddenly became a Republican. His comments were spot on. In this age of blame the other guy for your own lack of responsibility, it's good to see that someone else gets it. Good job, Gary.
Thanks for hosting the Summer Meltdown. This is so important to the Yes I Can program. I witnessed a special moment that I will never forget. One of the Yes I Can students was withdrawn and another student was holding her arm around her. One female teachers from the Yes I Can program went up to her and held her in her arms for a good couple of minutes (just the kindest hug) as to say it's OK. Then the girl and friend went on their way,
The Boston bombing brought to light a very clever way of carrying out covert operations in another country. Our own CIA can learn from the Tsarnaev brothers on how to conduct an operation and have that country finance it for them.
Remember when that man, Rick Perry, came to California to promote and emphasize "that HIS state of Texas doesn't bother with pesky regulations on industry.
Not two weeks after "our" 13-year-old gay teen, Nigel Hardy,committed suicide in Palmdale from being bullied as his school's male cheerleader, the president of the board of "our" Hart School District, Joe Messina, brought a known (adult) bully of gays, Brad Dacus, of the ironically named www.pacificjustice.org, as the keynote speaker at "our" city's Mayor's Prayer Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Even after the AV teen's death, Dacus called for parents not to attend ...
I always enjoy a good chuckle on a Sunday morning, and the letter by Richard Myers today allowed me a good one.
I recently read Brian Baker's April 24 letter "On logic, liberated thinking and gun control."
Sure hoping we will have other options besides the birds for the traffic circle sculpture coming to Old Town Main Street area.
It comes by surprise. Bombs explode and people run; some are killed, hundreds are injured. Why? What is in the mind of men to do such things?