To The Editor: I recently received my sample ballot for the April 8 election, which has brought three questions to mind: Doesn't a voter have to be a U.S. citizen in order to vote? And doesn't a person need to speak and understand English in order to become a citizen? I believe the answer to both is "yes." Then why is this ballot printed in two languages? If a person cannot read and/or understand ...
To the Editor: I appreciate Kathy Thompson pointing out my misstatement concerning the zoning of the proposed Materials Recovery Facility site on Sierra Highway. ("MRF Zoning Contradiction," March 1, 2008.) Current zoning on 42.46 acres of the site is indeed zoned Business Park, not Industrial as I had stated.
To the Editor: It is not often that our law enforcement officials are recognized for their hard work and professionalism. For this reason, I felt compelled to write this letter of appreciation.
To the Editor: A note to all real-estate professionals who are aspiring to public office: think again. The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) investigation against Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar is a stark reminder of government's intrusions into the private affairs of those seeking elected office.
To the Editor: I would like to apologize to Santa Clarita City Clerk Sharon Dawson for my inaccurate comments about her in my Feb. 26 Democratic Voices commentary. While I was researching the mayor's failure to complete his state-mandated financial disclosure documents, I called the California Fair Political Practices Commission to determine the legality of the matter and asked, "Who is responsible for checking the Form 700?" I was told, "The filing officer or agency ...
To The Editor:, Your apology to Mayor Bob Kellar and Sharon Dawson should have been on the front page of The Signal.
To The Editor: It was interesting to read in The Mighty Signal that TimBen Boydston was selected to receive the SCV Press Club's Most Controversial Newsmaker of the Year Award for 2007. The term "most controversial"
To The Editor: I have never run for office, nor do I intend to do so. And now that I hear once you declare your intention to run you give up your right to question those in office, well, I'm sure happy I haven't.
To The Editor: Having read a variety of Signal articles recently, I have been both amused and irritated with the irony regarding several construction projects planned in our fair city.
To The Editor: As preparation for the war in Iraq, our president and his advisers asked our generals for recommendations on this matter. They advised that they needed more troops than Rumsfeld had suggested. They said winning the war was no problem. More troops were needed to win the peace and secure that nation's stability and recovery.
To The Editor: Something smells awful at the Signal. What in the world is happening? There seems to be a rapid and noticeable decline in your standard of writing. Lately, we are being subjected to articles and headlines that are befitting tabloids and rag sheets but not for an award-winning newspaper of your caliber. What was the purpose of printing the column on bodily functions by contributing freelance writer Diana Sevanian ('On Flatus...' March 1, ...
To The Editor: It was really disheartening to read the article "Mother of convicted murderer speaks out" (Feb. 29, 2008).
To The Editor: Regarding Howard Barr's letter of Feb. 28, mentioning my name ('Troops in Iraq for the Wrong Reasons'), which was a reaction to a previous letter I wrote that was published on Feb. 24, ('Please Vet Stories'):
To The Editor: I totally agree with Debbie Johnson's letter ('A Waste of $20,000, Feb. 20) that it is "an absolute waste of time and taxpayers' money to change the names of existing streets in downtown Newhall."
To The Editor: Democrats worried that Ralph Nader's presidential race might tip the scale in a crucial state over to the Republican nominee come November should embrace the opportunity before them to stop it before it happens: Not by tossing epithets at Nader or preventing his candidacy, but by immediately engaging in a program of electoral reform in key states to prevent such a possibility.
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.