I write this not to besmirch, but to lift up. To the extent that Gary Horton laments capitalism in his Jan. 9 column, "A bad day for good taste in Santa Clarita," I praise capitalism for the freedom it allows us, and our souls, to achieve our purpose in life. Free market capitalism is the best way for the Holy Spirit to work in us. Pity not the restaurant ...
Having read The Signal for 40 years, I am compelled to write my first Letter to the Editor. I am appalled by Rob Kerchner's Jan. 6 rant on Social Security (or as he calls it, "antisocial theft"). Having paid into it my entire working life and now living meagerly on it in my retirement, I and countless others would be on the street without it. The challenge is keeping up with ...
The English language is falling into decay, especially by the following three venues: rap music, texting and everyday speech. Indeed, all three of them are making it hard to communicate properly with one another.
Regarding Tammy Messina's column, "What is gun control?" Jan. 11: Tammy Messina wastes two columns mostly defending people's rights to own handguns to defend themselves, a right that is not even under attack by proposed or pondered legislation. She brings up the old and tired line that "guns, assault style or otherwise, don't randomly kill people." One could file this away with the observation that tanks, drones and nuclear weapons also don't randomly kill people. ...
What is with our youth? Well, I know. My grandson wanted me to prove to the world that his grandma could play video games. I bought a Playstation and hooked it up to my TV.
Guns, guns, and more guns! Every time a crazy goes off his head because he feels powerful with his weapon, the whole country gets excited. They propose all kinds of solutions to make things safer. They want teachers to have guns, they want armed guards at all schools. Most of the things they propose will never work because what it comes down to is who shoots first has the advantage. The thing I think has ...
In a recent visit to the Monterey Presidio, I was talking to a state ranger and Huell Howser's name came up.
It's been said that "You can't fight city hall," and the latest tactic by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors regarding a homeowner fee for clean water proposed by the L.A. County Flood Control District makes that crystal clear.
Decade after decade, we've borrowed from literally penniless future generations, who don't even have the right to vote yet, in order to pay far more affluent grandparents today - and with even more chutzpah, we've called it "social" and "security," rather than "antisocial" and "theft."
There has been a steady discussion in the media since the recent massacre (in Newtown, Conn.). There have been many suggestions to prevent future tragedies and many explanations as to why these things occur.
Editor's note: The following letter was published in Friday's Signal but attributed to the wrong author. With our apologies to both the actual author and the credited author, we offer the letter in its entirety below with the correct attribution.
There are two "ideas" which I would like both Gov. Brown and President Obama to consider, since they both are promoting plans which they expect John Q. Public (us!) to "accept" as worthy.
Rumor has it that after the advent of Obamacare, a new movie version of the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" has been in the works and is due out in 2014.
Some seek to "fight poverty" by expanding welfare programs and extending benefits. These might maintain the "status quo" but are not an effective response to poverty and the social breakdown in America.
Everyone understands the immorality of slavery. But what if only half your labor was taken without your consent?
Making a right-hand turn off Decoro onto Arroyo Seco Street at Arroyo Seco Junior High School on Friday May 31, 2013, was a most harrowing experience.
Did you know that there is a professional men's futbol team in the Santa Clarita Valley? A legitamite NPSL (National Premier Soccer League) team that gives striving youth players in and around the Santa Clarita Valley an opportunity to play very competitive futbol?
In her column "Truth Floats despite tyranny on the Potomac" (The Signal, May 28), Susan Stamper Brown was right that allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government.
I have a hard time following the rationale of global warming and climate change. I think the politicians and activists have it all wrong.
Regarding the article by the Rev. David Hegg "What is happening to the U.S.?" (May 26): To write negatively about the young American generation is very unfair, and untrue.
We have some questions about Benghazi and administration policies to ask of President Barack Obama and our fellow Americans:
My hat is off to teacher Monica Ratliff. With small campaign funds and an abundance of "common-sense" rhetoric, she defeated a strong favorite for a Los Angeles school board win.
Hurray for Mr. Petzold's letter "Cemex bill would cost us millions") (May 24) about the millions more the city is going to spend on the Cemex deal.
I read Tina Dupuy's column "Apple could pay for Moore - and more" (May 28) and was frankly pretty amazed at the lack of intellectual consistency in it, though I probably shouldn't have been, given all the recent histrionics from the Left.
I just read Betty Arensons' May 24 column, "Where is the outrage?" wherein she describes all the recent and many of the past scandals attributed to this administration and wonders why there is not more public outrage.
In recognition of the increased presence of our two-wheeled counterparts on the street enjoying spring weather, May has been declared National Bike Month. During this time of year, it is especially important to have a heightened sense of awareness on the road and be on the lookout for those traveling by bicycle.