Happy for him but sad to hear that Robert Lamoureux is retiring. We looked forward to reading his column every Saturday. His thoroughness and expertise were always appreciated and will be missed. He is a treasure.
I was doing some pondering after hearing of the latest scandal coming out of Washington: the disgraceful behavior of the head of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Years ago, rock musicians would come out with songs that were outspoken and critical about social and political ills.
The front page headline of the election day Signal read "Now, voters get to speak," but it should have read, "Now, voters get to speak - slowly!"
Gary Horton's most eloquent Nov. 7 comments on everything that is right and wrong about our country, its politicians, our election system, etc., is so accurate it's eerie.
In response to "Students holding mock elections," Nov. 4: I was beside myself with the attitude of the online comments on this article. Maybe, just maybe, these kids are being taught to have pride in their country and respect for the president. Maybe, the reality of politics for kids (because these are children) is that the president runs our country because he is elected to do so. Maybe, they are learning to take part in ...
Headline seen Nov. 8: "Stock Market Plunges, Is Obama to Blame?" I spent most of election night monitoring global market news as the election results came in as President Barack Obama seemed to gain a second chance. I figured I might as well position myself to make some lemonade from the lemons, and in today's global trading, you don't need to wait for the NYSE to open. World markets actually reacted somewhat favorably to the ...
I would like to take issue with what you have been doing to the Letters to the Editor section of your paper lately.
Perhaps Mr. Jawa would like us to fight in Afghanistan riding camels and carrying swords - which is how the Afghans would be fighting without outside forces supplying them with arms.
On behalf of the 2012 Rubber Ducky Festival committee, along with the doctors and staff of Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, I extend sincere thanks to all who participated in the 10th annual Rubber Ducky Festival held Oct. 27 at Bridgeport Park.
We Americans have too easily embraced the use of drones. We acquiesce to the accidental killings of children in the name of keeping our soldiers and our children safe.
A bipartisan coalition of local education leaders has formed to support Edward Headington's bid for the 38th Assembly District seat. We, the "Ed for Education" coalition (ED4ED), recognize Ed's potential to have a real impact on local education as both a member of the Assembly majority and as the practical and balanced candidate focused on real policy improvements. ED4ED supports Headington over his challenger, who has been curiously absent on the education issue-except as the ...
Big things often come from small or unforeseen beginnings. Some call it part of living a purpose-driven life while others write it off as mere happenstance. I began this race for State Assembly around the kitchen table with my wife Sasha. We were both new parents, sleep-deprived and wondering about the life ahead for our two-and-a-half month-old son Narayan. We talked about the kind of community he would grow up in, the neighborhood schools he ...
In response to "SCV speed limits shift" in The Signal on Oct. 25: Speed limits mean nothing to most motorists because they feel that they own the road, and they don't want you to infringe on their space. They are reckless in their driving, actions and thinking and have no manners. Point in fact: Motorists tailgate to intimidate you to move over and honk their horns when trying to make a left turn or right ...
First of all, I applaud Betty Arenson for her Signal article, on Oct. 26, "Obama's record shows he's the wrong choice." Her factual article stated many of the important issues I had wanted to convey.
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?