To The Editor: Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to pass a law that says schools can't have pizza or candy in class. This law should not be passed because having pizza and candy in class can be a good thing. Doing this would
During the March 11 City Council meeting our city manager, Ken Pulskamp, gave us even more insight into his methods of distorting reality to push through his vision to turn our city into his "urban center."
Students absent on Good Friday won't be penalized by William S. Hart Union High School District.
To The Editor: The "poll demand" that Maria Gutzeit spoke of at the candidate forum is regarding the opinions and assessments of the local citizens. All politicians use them to get an idea of what constituents want, although polls aren't the only determinants that are used. Maria is an excellent athlete, a professional chemical engineer, and a great negotiator. Her great physical fitness and clear-headed ideas are due to serious bicycling, walking her dogs and ...
To The Editor: It's very clear to me, after reading the City Council candidates' information, that the only logical use of my vote is to write in TimBen Boydston. In his short term in office, he has shown a willingness to question issues that get rubber-stamped by other council members. I'm looking for an ethical person interested in wisely investing my tax money in the city, not a bond-pusher or a person who has an ...
Does City Council candidate Laurie Ender make up facts, or just ignore them? In her op-ed piece in The Signal about her candidacy (March 9, 2008), she stated that every other candidate has flip-flopped on the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital expansion plan.
To the Editor: I have always admired Mayor Bob Kellar and how hard he works for the residents of Santa Clarita. My appreciation has deepened as I watched how he carried himself against the misinformation and innuendos regarding his Statement of Economic Interest filings. He failed to check a box on his FPPC Form 700. The form has a category for "income" that reads: "Gross income: $500-$1000; $1,001-$10,000; $10,001-$100,000; and over $100,000." Wow! That's ...
To the Editor: I would like to know what was going through the minds of whatever city department approved a shutdown of Golden Valley Road for a whole week for filming. This is a major route across the valley. It seems to be just another example of the "Oh, well, it's just Canyon Country" attitude that permeates the decision-making in Santa Clarita. Hopefully, the money from the permit can be used to give us some ...
I love living in Santa Clarita, and I am excited about all the changes that have taken place during the 21 years I have resided here.
To the Editor: Last month, a 15-year-old Oxnard student, Lawrence King, was murdered in his classroom by a fellow student. The police ruled this a hate crime because King was killed for being gay. In California, harassing a student because of his or her perceived sexual orientation is against the law. This fact did not save King. What could his school district have done to avoid this tragedy? The school tried counseling the boys; however, ...
To The Editor: Upon reading Joe Loeffler's letter ("Flatulence is Not Funny," March 6, 2008), I was inclined to take a gander at Diana Sevanian's article on the ever-so-popular act of passing gas. I thought it might actually be something offensive. After all, what red-blooded American male doesn't enjoy the occasional poot? Alas, I was neither appalled nor offended. She hit the nail right on the head. I am a 22-year-old male. Naturally I find ...
To the Editor: Once again we see that the Republican Party does love all children, as long as they are the unborn kind, of course. How else can you explain their now-infamous defense of the "sloophole" on yachts bought out of state? The Republican Party would rather the Hart School District cut $10.4 million from our childrens' education than upset their wealthy constituency. These kids of deep cuts in California's budget will become all too ...
To the Editor: Gary Horton's March 5 column ("Consider Changes to Prop 13") is bad medicine for California property owners. Proposition 13 should be left alone. It's that simple!
To the Editor: Twenty years ago, I helped form the great city of Santa Clarita and worked closely with the first City Council. Succeeding councils had new members and I worked closely with them too. I worked with Bob Spierer and many of you through the local Sheriff's Station. Bob taught us about community outreach, partnerships, consensus-building and effective problem-solving. He often let others take the credit, so let me reminisce. To deal with emerging ...
To The Editor: It is possible to support our troops and not support the ongoing Iraqi occupation. But not according to Barry Colman ("The Ultimate Sacrifice for Freedom," Letters, March 6). In the logic of his world, if you agree with the occupation, then our soldiers are heroes of the highest order. If you disagree with this occupation, then you are demeaning the troops as "violent opportunists or ignorant dupes." His words, not mine. Having ...
Congress will soon have to, again, discuss and debate the federal budget and debt ceiling - national crises which they "kicked down the road" instead of solving in September.
At-large voting has all of us voting on all Santa Clarita City Council candidates.
Instead of lambasting the ACA, why not put that energy and time into trying
The ardent zeal of the pitiful mind set constantly at fever pitch to maintain the imbecilic quest to paint Americans as racists pushes the boundary of sanity versus psychosis.
I have been a cat lover for many years. Being retired and disabled, the one thing that keeps me busy during the day are my two cats.
Regarding the Gary Morrison letter "Don't like Obamacare? Show us something better" (Nov. 20), your letter and the facts about Obamacare are scattered, flawed and subjective, I'm sorry to say.
The journals written by William Bradford about the Pilgrims are amazing. They show that the Pilgrims were faced with scarce food supplies and much disharmony. The Pilgrims decided to give up on the communal arrangement for their settlement and change to a free market arrangement.
You've got to hand it to our local Dem-socialist loyalists: when it comes to singing their one-note song from the same hymnal, Charlie Vignola and Jonathan Kraut have the tune down pat.
I opened my Signal last Sunday and there was that beautiful bug that resides on Bouquet Canyon Road!
I ride around town and on the freeway and wonder why I just paid $124 to register my car when I see all those driving their cars with expired license tags two to six months old.
The following quotation is taken from page 127 of "The Western Heritage" (1999).
By now it has been widely reported that President Obama's pledge of keeping your insurance policy turned out to be not true - millions of plans have already been canceled nationwide.
A new voter law disenfranchises voters in Texas. It takes aim at the poor and minorities living in that state.
Why don't we bring art education back to our schools?
Fact: Between 30 and 40 million Americans have no access to health insurance.