To The Editor: After reading recent Signal articles about our esteemed city councilman Bob Kellar (regarding Form 700 income disclosure) and Frank Ferry (regarding campaign mailers for Bob Keller and Laurie Ender), I am forced to come to one of two possible conclusions:
To The Editor: Diane Trautman is my choice for City Council. I had known of Diane for years and was impressed with her performance as a planning commissioner. She had obviously done her homework before she came to the meetings, had studied the issues, was able to ask probing questions and reach decisions which were good for the entire community. A year ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Diane when we were both involved ...
To The Editor: I have known Bob Spierer for about 30 years. He is one of the most conscientious persons that I have known. He is a passionate advocate for the things that we as citizens of the city of Santa Clarita demand of our city and government officials: honesty, intelligence, political skill and our shared values. During my career as a deputy sheriff I was selected to be the narcotic enforcement supervisor for the ...
To The Editor: What struck me while reading a recent article about Las Lomas was a quote from our own Lisa Hardy. Lisa is one of many who "rightfully" oppose this proposed development. Her quote in the article was, "It is so grossly incompatible with its surroundings, it violates every principle of urban planning."
To the Editor: We are writing in response to the Gates-King industrial project. We read this morning that this project, which has been approved, will mean the removal of 1,400 oak trees. If even half that number are removed, it is entirely too much. Recently, we the voters approved raising our taxes in order to create open space around our city. Now our council chooses to support a project that will destroy many oaks within ...
To The Editor: I am writing in support of Laurie Ender for City Council. The citizens of Santa Clarita will benefit greatly by electing Laurie Ender to the City Council on April 8.
To The Editor: :In Ms. Wright's letter ("Republicans: Foes of Education," March 14, 2008) she insinuates that the Hart School District budget deficit was caused by the Republicans' reluctance to do away with the so-called "Yacht Tax." It would be best to know exactly what this tax really is.
Editors' Note: The Signal's coverage of Mayor Bob Kellar's conflict with the state Fair Political Practices Commission generated a lot of mail and discussion on our Web site. Some objected to The Signal's coverage as biased and wrong-headed; others were amazed that Kellar didn't quickly report the missing information to the state. Here are the recent letters received about the controversy. Please share your thoughts. The Signal welcomes letters endorsing Santa Clarita City Council candidates. ...
To The Editor: The current City Council election really comes down to a vote for a candidate who believes in intelligent development or one who believes in uncontrolled development. The choice is between the planned community or rampant commercial construction on any open piece of land. Already we can see the implementation of mall expansions, mini-mall proliferation and office building encroachment into residential areas. The result is traffic aggravation, green-scape elimination and empty buildings. The ...
To The Editor: A mailer distributed by Laurie Ender directly attacking City Council candidate Bob Spierer raises significant questions. Is this win at any cost? Is this desperation? Is this a matter of ethics or incompetence? Ender cited a lack of a hospital expansion stance by Bob Spierer, yet in a live appearance on local radio station KHTS, Spierer clearly stated he was in favor of the expansion as long as the most significantly impacted ...
To The Editor: A few weeks ago I attended a rally in the park for Laurie Ender. I was moved to take time out of my Saturday morning to support Laurie because, in working with her on the executive board of the PTA at Helmers Elementary, I learned first-hand what a force of nature she is. It was obvious during every meeting that Laurie always had the bigger picture in view while keeping every student ...
To the Editor: I whole-heartedly agree with Glenda Johnson (Letters, March 13, 2008) about English-only ballots. I was up last night going over my ballot thinking the same thing. This is America, and to have the right to vote, you better know the American language. To top it off, I went to Wal-Mart to buy my kids the traditional candy hearts for Valentine's Day, and wouldn't you know, I couldn't find any in English. They ...
To The Editor: Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to pass a law that says schools can't have pizza or candy in class. This law should not be passed because having pizza and candy in class can be a good thing. Doing this would
During the March 11 City Council meeting our city manager, Ken Pulskamp, gave us even more insight into his methods of distorting reality to push through his vision to turn our city into his "urban center."
Students absent on Good Friday won't be penalized by William S. Hart Union High School District.
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.
This eleventh of November, our nation will commemorate Veterans Day in tribute to the members of the armed forces who made great sacrifices defending our liberties.
I have played men's Sunday Softball for 23 years for Santa Clarita Parks & Recreation. Little did I know, playing ball would save my life.
Jonathan Kraut's thoughtful column of Nov. 5 ("District vs. at-large voting") brings up an issue of how we elect our City Council. We really should consider it.
Ninety-four years ago, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 Armistice Day to remember the end of World War I and the veterans who served our country.
Regarding the Nov. 5 letter to the editor titled "Placing blame on bicyclist outrageous":
Was there no way to stop it, the ACA?The Republicans, the tea party, all said 'Nay.'