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).
To The Editor: On March 27, The Signal reported that Hart School District officials, after facing considerable opposition from parents and faculty, are still in limbo concerning the implementation of random student drug testing (a practice that is becoming more common in America) in an attempt to deter drug use.
To The Editor: As we become increasingly aware of our interdependence with the natural world, I would like to express my
I have lived in Santa Clarita since 1963, paying my taxes, gas bills, etc. myself. I and many others are on Social Security.
The Senate Armed Services Committee is investigating an alarming Pentagon survey which revealed over 26,000 sexual assaults in our military ranks last year.
California Penal Code section 597.7 reads, "No person shall leave or confine any animal in an unattended motor vehicle under conditions that endanger the health or well-being of an animal due to heat, cold, lack of adequate ventilation, or lack of food or water or other circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause suffering, disability or death to the animal."
This letter is provided as clarification to Jim Holt's June 9, 2013, article "Petition offers yet another chloride option."
Some time ago The Signal reported that city engineers were working to synchronize our Santa Clarita traffic signals, and I'm happy to report that they thus far they have done a great job.
I recently discovered a wonderful quote by the late Englishman Sir Winston Churchill.
I just returned from spending a week in Moore, Okla., helping the victims of the tornado get back on their feet. I also helped raise money to replace a broken cross-headstone for a Christian widow so that her children could have something by which to remember their father.
Cher Gilmore's anti-fracking column ("California doesn't need fracking," June 6) would have been more balanced if the anti-fracking propaganda film "Gasland" had not been given credit for being a documentary.
I recently witnessed a very near collision on the 405 freeway, and so this letter is written with the hope that it may save lives. As I was driving in the middle lane, a car ahead of me in the "slow lane" was traveling, my guess would be about 65, and as it approached an on-ramp, a car was attempting to enter the freeway.
Even to the casual observer it has been impossible to escape the news of recent IRS abuse of taxpayer dollars and the obvious bias against conservative-leaning groups applying for nonprofit status.
It took only the opening two paragraphs for me to feel compelled to inform columnist Kevin Buck that he is so uninformed about Republican thinking (June 4 "Scandals and the Republican fainting couch") regarding the most unqualified and inept (if not also the most destructive) president that our nation has endured.
The Powerhouse Fire that burned more than 30,000 acres is the latest of more than 680 California wildfires this year - about 200 more than average for this early in the season.