A new "no texting while driving" law took effect Jan. 1? So what?
As a Jew, a Holocaust survivor, a journalist and a former press officer at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, I vehemently condemn and decry the slaughter of innocent civilians in Gaza by the Israeli Defense Forces.
This letter is for the person who found my purse. I accidentally left my purse in a shopping cart at the Ralphs in Castaic recently. I really want to thank whoever it was who found it and turned it in.
As I read the morning paper a few days ago, I was shocked at the story of a 14-year-old's suicide in our local school after much teasing by fellow students and nothing done about it.
Measure R is "Robin Hood in reverse" - it takes from the poor and gives to the rich.
I read the letter from Maria Gutzeit in The Signal recently about Measure S and the "old style" water softeners.
Presidential election years are the World Cup for politics junkies, and this year has been one of the best ever. However, besides tracking all the important partisan races in the national and local spotlights, Californians are once again being asked to do their Legislature's job and vote on 12 ballot propositions.
After reading Jim Holt's article "Castaic High site picked," dated Oct. 16, I was reminded how long it has taken to select a site for the high school.
It was disheartening to read The Signal's position (Oct. 19, "Our Response to Nov. 4's Propositions") on Prop. 3: The Childrens Hospital Bond Act.
It is indeed sad when persons of one particular political party decide to vandalize the private property of others here in the Santa Clarita Valley.
I watched the most recent debate between senators John McCain and Barack Obama. The most telling comment from Sen. Obama was how he is going to provide health care to the uninsured.
I am not willing to degrade my fellow adult human beings by denying their right to marry.
Should homosexuality be redefined to mean the same thing as heterosexuality and vice versa?
The vote for Measure SA will help our local schools stay at a level of excellence. This measure supports Santa Clarita Valley schools only. All students should get the learning opportunity they deserve. Measure SA will give students the opportunity to excel and learn within a more safe and secure learning environment.
The Signal editorial board, promising readers information to assist in choosing effective lawmakers, has endorsed Tony Strickland for the state's 19th Senate District.
Even during the original ratifications, implementation of procedures and policies in our government faced changes to the Constitution (or Articles of Confederation, March 1, 1781).
Rocket Collins, 13 seasons as boys head basket coach at Valencia High School, has been relieved of his position.
Gary Horton's June 4 column "Embracing a fire that still burns us today" is his most articulate column yet, and is so right on!
The entire liberal edifice rests upon the premise that the unrestrained free market doesn't work in meeting certain essential societal needs.
It was just so exciting to read how the White House and EPA will save the planet despite those nasty and ridiculous global warming and climate change deniers.
Regarding Bowe Bergdahl's release in exchange for five terrorists, when this soldier enlisted in the Army, he knew the challenges ahead of him in military life, and one of those challenges was the possibility of capture by the enemy.
Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).
As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.
Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.
Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.
I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.
Historically we are a violent people and mankind's history throughout the world demonstrates that we are violent. Laws passed protect us all from violence. But laws alone can't eliminate violence.
In Charlie Vignola's column ("Sensible about gun control," May 20) Vignola is basically making the intellectually flaccid argument that guns cause their own misuse.
Why do we not get fine films out here in SCV?