What a shame that the Encinitas Union School District faces a possible lawsuit from the parents of the children there.
Friday night on Dec. 21, we had one of our annual candy cane giveaways for the homeless shelter.
I know there were reasons that "Follow the Star" was canceled this year by the church. You referred to plans in the recent Signal article for saving it in the future.
With his usual vitriol and high dudgeon, Charlie Vignola's anti-gun tirade ("What's needed to pass gun control laws?" Dec. 20) flies wide of the mark.
With the "Academy Awards" show fast approaching, I thought you fellow movie aficionados would be interested in knowing which movies we will have to leave our valley to see:
The (Santa Clarita Valley) Sanitation District and a coalition of upstream and downstream water users made an agreement in 2008 that reduced the cost of chloride treatment by 50 percent.
It was written online recently that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was not an attack on our sovereign soil.
Well, here we go again - the 98 percent will get their Bush tax cuts made permanent. Why, you ask? Well, 20 years ago, Grover Norquist had all Republicans sign a pledge never to raise taxes on anyone. If you did, he would make sure you never got re-elected. So if the Republicans let us go off the fiscal cliff, that means their "no" vote turns out to be a vote to raise taxes on ...
I would like to speak out about the controversy concerning Christmas. There are individuals who want it banned and do not want crèches or Christmas trees and to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."
It seems the Dec. 5 column submitted by Steve Lunetta, "Modification affects many properties," has several erroneous statements.
On a weekday, my 5,000-pound truck and I were making the turn from David Way, then left on Bouquet Canyon Road. Near Camp Scudder, I noticed a group of bicyclists on my right. They were in the bike lane and also on the roadway. I slowed and passed them.
In response to "Property owners face likely vote on new pollution fees," Dec. 5:
"A date which will live in infamy": Apparently, The Signal didn't agree! Not a mention on the front page? Nothing about the thousands of lives lost on that fateful day and the thousands lost during World War II.
You recently published the letter "Insurance freebies not so free" (Dec. 5) in which the writer closed with, "I guess those 'freebies' that were promised in the new health care law are not so free after all."
Although the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center is typically closed on Saturdays, it was the place to be on Dec. 8 as the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival performed its interpretation of a Dickens classic for Santa Clarita Valley residents.
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.