Sen. Todd Akin's horrific remarks regarding rape - where do they come from? On top of that, Mike Huckabee attempts to peddle the rationalization that "horrible" rapes created some extraordinary people.
Bishop Alemany High School, in the San Fernando Valley, has run several full-page recruitment advertisements in The Signal.
With opinions in general, everyone seems to know - but I theorize that knowing is not the purpose of opinions. An opinion is not something you know - it's something to share and discuss with others as you work to find the common ground, find what works, what doesn't and adapt it to those specifications.
Since hearing the president's original drum beat of slogans "Hope" and "Change," I want it carried into the next election. I "Hope there is a Change" for the better, no matter who wins.
Any thought of Santa Clarita organizing a parade to welcome home all our wonderful Olympians? I really think they deserve to have one!
I must say I don't find columnist Byron York to be a very good addition to your op-ed page.
On Saturday, Aug. 18, you printed two letters. These are my responses. First, in response to "It's a spending problem," by Rob Kerchner: It is not always a good idea to write a comment when you ignore the facts. First, only Congress actually can authorize any agency to spend money. Why, when you talk about the president spending money, do you ignore the seven years from 2002-2008 that Mr. Bush created and paid for two ...
Mark Figearo's letter published Aug. 17, "'Straight talk from a CEO' - seriously?" should be a major print for the Romney/Ryan campaign.
No matter what channel you turn to or what website you go to, you hear about the current election. Yet what you usually hear is name-calling, party bashing or just plain slander.
Predictably, the conversation, debate if you will, about gun control has taken the usual course since the slaughter in Colorado. It has quite quickly vanished - gone silent.
Gasoline prices have skyrocketed again due to the Richmond refinery fire and the lack of refining capacity in California.
Time to get stuff off my chest. The city and county built two new libraries. A lot of us old people can no longer drive, so we have to depend on Dial-A-Ride (what a joke) or family members or neighbors to take us somewhere we want to go. Sometimes they have to do something and have to put it off. At the Senior Center, funds have been cut so far down some seniors do not ...
With a GDP of $15 trillion, the U.S. in July carried $15.9 trillion in official debt and unfunded liabilities of $38.6 trillion in Medicare and $8.6 trillion in Social Security. And that's just what's officially acknowledged.
Have you ever seen someone conduct a shell game? The purpose of the game is to divert the attention of the player by deftly moving three shells with a pea or other object under one of them.
The people of the Santa Clarita Valley lost an asset that will never be replaced. Harry Gratz was not an elected official, but was able to talk to people in a way that made them listen. His appearances before the City Council and his work at the Senior Center were part of what makes our valley a better place for all of us. Harry was instrumental in making a shabby little spot of land in ...
Kevin Buck believes "Jesus would be a liberal Democrat".
With a heavy heart I am compelled to write this letter to the editor on the anniversary date of the Iraqi War.
Yes, many cars in Europe of the same make and model have higher mpg ratings than their U.S. counterparts. The U.S. and Euro testing standards differ, as do the tuning specifications (such as fuel/air and ignition timing, computer mapping).
In my humble opinion, the only way the U.S. Postal Service will survive is to STOP service one day a week. The question we all should be asking is not whether to stop service one day a week, but which day of the week.
I would like to respond to Kevin Buck's column "Jesus Would Be a Liberal Democrat" (March 20, 2013).
Can anyone explain to me why it takes a minimum of five sheriff's deputies to greet Lindsay Lohan at curbside and escort her to the courtroom?
Charlie Vignola takes a page from Stephanie Cutter's playbook in blaming Republicans for the bad health and eventual deaths of his parents.
Editor's note: On March 19, The Signal published a story about a woman whose wallet was stolen by someone hiding beneath the racks of a clothing store while another person distracted the victim. Following is an edited version of readers' postings on the online version of the story.
In response to the column "Jesus would be a liberal Democrat" (March 19), it's always easy to use, or misuse, Jesus to make a political point, although good taste dictates against it.
In Mr. Patton's piece "Red states should be careful what they wish for" (March 22), his conservative critique of liberalism is as fact-free and unsupported as nearly all conservative points seem to be today.
After a great many conversations and debates about gun control, there are still a great many members of Congress bowing to the NRA lobby because they want to protect their political futures more than they want to protect us against gun violence.
While driving in Santa Clarita I have noticed some techniques that appear to be unique to the culture here.
I used to live in Santa Clarita. I moved to the Bay Area about nine years ago but still check in on The Signal occasionally.