The Signal's apologetic approach (Signal editorial, June 27) to our city manager's goals, whether we call it urbanization or something else, seems to ignore the downsides of massive build-outs.
In response to Jim Mullen's article ("Why my father was no Tim Russert," June 25, 2008), first let me start off by offering my condolences for the loss of his father. He must be so very proud of him.
Just a few thoughts about professional whiners in our city: n Benz Road: Yes, you guys got screwed when the city made your street a through road. The city has tried to deter the "shortcut" but cannot seem to get it right. The solution is very easy. Build a big block wall at Copper Hill, resealing the street once again. n Canvas/Linda Vista: These people have written the book on whining. ...
Regarding the proposed home car wash ban article ("Ban on home carwashing?" June 25):
I swore that if I made it home, I would never complain about hot summer days again. As you make the short trip from your air-conditioned car to whatever air-conditioned building you are going to, consider this: On a June day in Baghdad it was 115 degrees with blowing dust. As they move into this month, the average daily high temperatures there will steadily rise to above 130 degrees. The temperature will only start to ...
As summer begins with triple-digit weather, so heats up SCV's debate regarding acceptable growth in our fine city.
It's amazing how the people in the Midwest are enduring all the problems associated with floods. I don't know how they cope with such devastation.
Thanks to "The Signal's salutes this years grads" (June 20). Just think, we have 12 high schools in our valley doing such a great job for our kids and adults, making certain that they cover all the bases for learning and improvement.
While statistics are fed to media outlets like this paper to prop up the administration's and Rep. Buck McKeon's decision to support the surge, the facts ignored are that the weekly rate of American wounded has not gone down. The historical wounded report is found at icasualties.org, and it shows that in 2008 the number of wounded soldiers averages approximately 15 per week, which is the same average as the year before.
Having been a College of the Canyons student for the past five years has provided me with enough insight to say that the youthful exuberance of COC's recent green movement is a more positive experience than having no politics at all.
There must be a new sports editor at The Signal because over the last few weeks it has offered broader coverage, consistency in layout, and no more front pages with only two or three fluff stories, even on weekends.
I read a blog the other day, and a writer was questioning their Mormon neighbors who were having their sixth child.
In reply to the Our View editorial ("Urban center? Not in Santa Clarita!" June 27).
A message to Ken Eliasberg ("The Scott McClellan imbroglio," June 20): To denigrate Scott McClellan by suggesting that he is a snake or merely incompetent only points up your willingness to accept the lies of the Bush Administration.
After almost getting hit trying to help the ducks cross Newhall Ranch Road from the new water spot back to Bridgeport, I thought: "Why can't we put up DUCK CROSSING signs so the idiots who travel 80 miles per hour won't wonder where all the feathers came from?"
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.
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.