Why are all of the schools in Castaic except Live Oak Elementary built at the top of dead-end roads? These seem to be the most wasteful possible. Very few students can ride a bike or walk to these campuses; they all have to be dropped off and picked up. That's two trips up and two trips down every school day, adding vehicle emissions and wear and tear.
I just read the letter in the Nov. 6 paper requesting that the Valencia Library be updated to make it friendlier, like a Barnes and Noble bookstore.
I have a problem with the media being so divisive, especially concerning race.
Radical members of the "No on 8" campaign in California have quickly turned their disappointment over the reinstatement of traditional marriage into rabid hostility.
Interestingly, the lead article on Oct. 17 read "Baby killer gets 25 to life." Indeed, the mother was convicted of killing her baby shortly after birth and tossing the lifeless body into a trash bin.
I am writing about the fires we have seen throughout the Los Angeles area. The firefighters have done a terrific job of keeping the fire contained. We have a great fire department that reacts to any threat from fires very seriously. I can say that I feel safe with them doing their job.
John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin for the office of the vice president is disrespectful to the American people as well as the office itself.
In the Aug. 16 edition, Frank Arenson in a letter to the editor stated that Barack Obama told a 7-year-old girl he is running for President of the United States because "the country isn't very good."
I am very disappointed by our local newspaper, The Signal, with regards to the article published today that reports the fact that local real estate sales are up 22 percent.
Hands free? Not in SCV.
Can any financial institution make loans or ridiculous offers without a willing purchaser? Second question: Would you invest in a financial institution that showed poor profitability or one that was booming and was very profitable?
I think that the Valencia Public Library should be redone. The library is a great place to get books, especially in the bad economic times we are having.
It's been a historic time at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Democratic voice Cal Planakis predictably attempts to hide the real reason for California's current $15 billion deficit by blaming it on Proposition 13. The bright lights of actual budget numbers reveal the real culprits.
Regarding Obama's speech at the consummation of the DNC, one commentator stated, "Vote for him or don't, but thank God that the United States of America can produce great speakers who can deliver great speeches."
I have never written or responded to a letter to the editor until now, but I cannot let Carole Lutness's "Republicans go after the poor" (Dec. 9) go without a response.
I appreciate the care being taken by our City Council in determining what should be the centerpiece of the Newhall roundabout.
Charlie Vignola opens his column Dec. 3 by writing: "Simply put, what I believe shouldn't affect you, and what you believe shouldn't affect me - period" ("Slippery slope for U.S.").
Regarding Gary Curtis's Dec. 6 letter to the editor, "Consequences of abortion": Words almost fail me, Mr. Curtis.
I have a couple of uncles I would rather forget, but I will admit they exist and I have met them.
By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?
Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.
I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.