I'm honored to have served on the Newhall School District Governing Board for eight years from 1995-2003. During my tenure, I was a strong advocate of improving our programs for special-needs students.
I wanted to let you know about an educational event that's being provided by The Princeton Review and hosted by the William S. Hart Union High School District on Jan. 21 at Valencia High School.
Alzheimer's Disease is an extremely debilitating disease that affects both the individual and his family.
Why I, as a Christian, will vote "no" on Proposition 8: I am very aware of the stance the Bible takes on homosexuality, both in the New and the Old testaments. I know that in Deuteronomy same-sex couplings are termed "an abomination," and that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for deviant sexual practices such as homosexuality. Paul too upholds this disdain for homosexuals in Romans.
The night before last, some intolerant liberal went around stealing the pro-Prop. 8 yard signs and a McCain yard sign in our neighborhood. This is trespassing and stealing, which is against the law. Whoever did this is a fearful, intolerant coward. The Obama sign was left standing.
Is there no end to the self-righteous, judgmental, mean-spirited things the residents of the Santa Clarita Valley find the need to do to and say about their fellow residents?
Shame, shame on you, Dave Bossert. You have made Stevenson Ranch a laughingstock of the valley.
When I heard recently about a 34-year-old man who was killed by throngs of people pushing to get into a Walmart store in New York, I wondered, "What is this world coming to?"
There's been a lot of talk lately about Measure SA by prominent community figures and influential groups, but many voters haven't heard any opinions of students.
As we all know, Election Day is on the horizon. In a couple weeks most of you will be going to the polls and voting for the next president of the United States.
Southern California Edison has had a bad PR year in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Has The Signal turned into a gossip column ("Ex-wife Hides two girls in closet," Dec. 9)?
This letter is in response to the article that cited "enraged community members" because a menorah was not placed on the corner of Stevenson Ranch Parkway and Holmes in conjunction with the tree-lighting ceremony.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon voted for the $700 billion bailout for Wall Street. But he voted against the $14 billion bailout for the auto industry.
I was sorry to read that a doctor would label many of us as "quacks" for our deep concerns over the proposed massive expansion of office buildings and parking structures at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
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?