To The Editor: Mayor Kellar is an original class act. He has done and continues to do so much for our city. There is no council member that I can remember who stands up so strong when addressing issues. He takes them head on. Again, we live in a great city because of the dedication to family and quality-of-life issues that Mayor Kellar believes in and defends.
To The Editor: We were so impressed to learn that Congressman Buck McKeon has endorsed Laurie Ender for City Council. We see that the congressman understands the importance of serving all the people in the Santa Clarita Valley in terms of health care and fighting Cemex operations in our community. And, because Ms. Ender is probably the most courageous of the candidates in her outspoken support of expanding our community hospital for our growing population, ...
To The Editor: Whatever the organization, it won¹t take long for you to notice Diane Trautman as a leader, a thoughtful contributor and a person given to level opinions and decisions. I volunteered with her as a co-chaperone for marching band events when our sons both attended Saugus High School. What impressed me most was that she would always bring along documents and studies for upcoming Planning Commission meetings, which she read during free ...
To The Editor: Mayor Bob Kellar is leadership in action, unequaled in his accomplishments by any others in the current race for City Council. Kellar's leadership has saved our valley from Cemex in Soledad Canyon. He long ago made safety a priority, leading Santa Clarita to the envied position as one of the safest cities in America. Bob's evident commitment to improve roads (most notably the cross-valley connector) and create more open space has already ...
After completing 31 years of service with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, I had the distinct pleasure of serving the Santa Clarita Valley in numerous capacities, including 20 years on the board of directors of numerous community service organizations. As a member of the City Formation Committee,
To The Editor: In The Signal's March 22 article, "$380K Spent On Advice," it was pointed out that the Castaic Lake Water Agency "paid more for consultants in January than any other single expenditure outside of water received through the State Water Contract."
Michael Picarella, by his own admission, overflows with imagination. However, it is apparent from his "Easter Bunny" column that his abundance of imagination clearly overrides good judgment and common sense. In an attempt to instill a strong sense of imagination in his 4-year-old son, he bought a live "Easter Bunny" from the bunny ranch. Even after learning that bunnies are not the best pets for young children as they are sensitive and require a lot ...
To the Editor: I would like to thank you for Tammy Marashlian's March 15 insightful article about Moms in Touch in the Santa Clarita Valley. This prayer ministry, uniting moms in prayer for their children and their schools, is life-changing, both for our children and for us moms.
To The Editor: Will Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital be able to meet the health care needs of the residents of the Santa Clarita Valley 10 years from now? The answer is "no."
To The Editor: Attention, all those running for a seat on the City Council in the upcoming election: Any candidate who calls my phone with one of those intrusive, annoying, automatically-dialed, pre-recorded messages will NOT get my vote.
To The Editor: I support Laurie Ender in her candidacy for City Council. Laurie would make a wonderful addition to the council. She is an intelligent, hard-working and enthusiastic advocate for the people of Santa Clarita and has already left her caring touch on the lives of so many.
To The Editor: In recent weeks, there has been a wealth of opinion regarding the candidates for the upcoming Santa Clarita City Council election. Many prominent figures from the community have lent their endorsement, and much has been offered in the defense of one candidate or another.
To The Editor: Having been intensely involved in City Hall politics for the past two years, I have witnessed two candidates emerge as the top choices in next Tuesdayâ€TMs election: Bob Kellar and Diane Trautman.
To The Editor: Do you want City Council candidates who have serious conflicts of interest or who get money from dubious sources known to misrepresent opponents with hit mailers? Obviously not. You do want council members who work hard, are accessible, have strong experience, are competent, and most of all, have integrity.
To The Editor: To Bob Kellar: you want us to vote for you, but you can't follow the printed instructions! Oh, those instructions must be for everyone else, not you.
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?
In his article of April 20 ("Setting a bad example"), Tim Myers posits a definition of a "geography" partisan and divides them into good, neutral and bad.