It's heartbreaking. To see a beautiful, sprawling community ruined before our eyes in just a few days' time is devastating.
For many years I lived in an upscale area in the Westside of Los Angeles. Retirement was in my near future, so I started looking at retirement communities.
As you are probably aware by now, my community, Belcaro, in Valencia has a big problem with Edison.
I was overjoyed to read in the Nov. 7 Signal that the greatest of all SCV writers, John Boston, will be returning to the paper.
We hear the Chamber of Commerce urge us to "shop local," and I wanted to mention a local business that went the extra mile in my eye in terms of service.
Recently I went through my daughter's trick-or-treat candy, and she had received a piece of candy that was recalled by the FDA.
David Kirschner justifies his action of "flipping the bird" at "Yes on 8" supporters by saying that his actions are protected by free speech laws.
On page C2 of the sports section on Oct. 25, the story begins, "Several key games took place Friday evening as Valencia, Saugus, and Canyon picked up Foothill League victories."
I have read the letters that have been written to the editor about the Valencia Library and have to say that Nancy Chaffin ("Valencia Library is fine just as it is," Nov. 8), who wrote that the library is fine the way it is, is completely correct.
Regarding "Alleged 2007 ax attacker acquitted," Nov. 12: I am very disappointed to see no follow up regarding verdict. Your story was very one-sided and exaggerated.
Recently, questions have come up about the city's efforts to expand public parkland and how this effort is related to the One Valley, One Vision joint city/county general plan update.
The protest violence that has erupted has been instigated by supporters of Proposition 8. Two of my friends were arrested Thursday afternoon after they tried to help a protester who was punched in the face by a Proposition 8 supporter. They weren't fighting back; they were simply trying to stop the bloodied nose of the protester and were wrongfully arrested. What happened to them is wrong, and I'm very upset that some of these letters ...
Rush Limbaugh has already directed his usual vocal diarrhea outbursts toward our president-elect, while Sean Hannity is frantically looking for the next "big" Republican he can suck up to.
It's reality-check time for "We're finally getting our country back" (Nov. 11).
I voted "yes" on Proposition 8 because I believe in the sanctity of marriage that is the design of God, our creator.
Why don't we bring art education back to our schools?
Fact: Between 30 and 40 million Americans have no access to health insurance.
Regarding The Signal story "Councilman files claim" published Nov. 8, 2013:
I spoke at the last City Council meeting about the latest outburst by Councilman Frank Ferry.
This is written to respond to The Signal's Nov. 11, 2013, "Our View" editorial entitled "Whiplash from chloride decision," which alleged a lack of transparency behind the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District's decision-making process.
In regards to Councilman Frank Ferry's outburst directed at Cam Noltemeyer and Mayor Kellar's subsequent apology: I have been in the audience at City Council meetings when Ms. Noltemeyer has delivered one of her invective rants.
Now that the reality of Obamacare is setting in, we can all be mindful of the fact that we can thank Chief Justice John Roberts for the pain.
This is a copy of a letter to Dr. Dianne Van Hook, the chancellor of College of the Canyons:
I was recently thinking that people, at least in Santa Clarita, are getting much more polite and courteous than they used to be.
The health care debacle has been beaten to death over the past month, and I am here to get my licks in.
TimBen Boydston is a cancer on the Santa Clarita City Council.
I would like to start by offering my sincerest condolences to the family of TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez, and in no way do I want my words to diminish their loss.
Bob Comer writes in The Signal that he will vote for Democrat Lee Rogers if Rogers will pledge to live under the Obamacare exchanges like the rest of us, since Republican Buck McKeon is not doing that and even though Comer himself is a staunch Republican ("Abiding by the laws they make," Nov. 6).
I began my collegiate career at College of the Canyons in the early 1980s and, even back then, Canyons was an excellent community college - and that was before Dianne Van Hook began calling the shots there.
In response to Cheryl Lagrasta's article, I would like to explain how difficult it is to learn a second language - but it can be done.