I have noticed over the past couple of months spotlight articles of the West Ranch Marching Band and Color Guard.
I am writing in response to the letter written by Matthew Brayman and printed in the Sept. 16, 2008, edition of The Signal. Mr. Brayman asserts that Barack Obama's tax proposals will result in a $21,000 tax increase for a family making $75,000.
The Los Angeles City Council has gone on record in support of new federal legislation that would eliminate language defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
I find it inconceivable that anyone, female or male, would give Sarah Palin the election nod.
With all the people out there who can do commentary without being so offensive and showing so much hatred toward those that have a different view, I don't know why The Signal still runs this Mr. (Reg) Henry.
It is laughable that the former teacher who obviously continues to support Bush and his failed policies would publicly flaunt his continued support after a landslide election in which his vision of America lost.
To everyone who voted "yes" on Proposition 8: Please take off your blinders and open your eyes to what you have just passed.
Even though Proposition 8 may have won out at the polls, long-term trends all point in a positive direction for the eventual acceptance of gay marriage in California.
Benefits to short sale negative equity home
I am writing in response to the Aug. 15th column penned by attorney Hale Antico regarding the options homeowners have when needing to sell a home that has negative equity.
I am an old guy 75 - soon to be 76. I have found that I can change!
Note to my old friend, Keenan Warner: Do you honestly think anything, absolutely anything, could be worse than the last eight years of a secretive, dishonest (to put it politely), war-mongering, torture-sanctioning, divisive, hateful government the Bush administration has put this country through?
Signal right in real estate article
In response to Steve Lawenda's letter regarding The Signal's "unfair" reporting on the real estate market, I would like to give some insight into that market.
On Nov. 4, 2008, American voters cast their ballots for Barack Obama based on image and promises.
Last week I received a call from The Signal asking me if I wished to renew my subscription to the paper.
Many people feel daunted and overwhelmed by economics. We've been apparently successful as a nation for so long that the average citizen hasn't felt compelled to understand what is happening to the economy.
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?