To The Editor: In case you didn't notice during our last City Council election, we entered a new era of political growth. Machine politics, with all its warts, has entered our fair city. As usual, the underlying reason is profit at the expense of the average citizen. With our city manager's stated objective to make our city an "urban center," the developers, their land-use attorneys and lobbyists want their influence to fall on receptive City ...
To The Editor: On a recent Wednesday at about 4:30 a.m., an extreme dizziness overcame me, and it was all I could do to make it back to bed. I called a neighbor, Charlie, who offered to drive me to the hospital. At the ER they did tests and kept me under surveillance until approximately 1 p.m. I was released then because they did not find anything wrong. I had a prescription for dizziness ...
To The Editor: Just a friendly reminder to all of my Santa Clarita Valley friends and neighbors: May 12 to May 16 is Bike to-Work Week. The oil companies have figures estimating that we will run out of fossil fuel within 40 years. We reached peak oil consumption in 2005, and our current demand for petroleum now outweighs the fuel supply. If we don't take action to reduce consumption and find alternative energy sources, the ...
To The Editor: I would like to respond to a recent letter demeaning the people, statements and events at the April 24 Democratic Alliance for Action meeting ("No more cheap shots," May 4, 2008). As part of the meeting, Joyce Evans presented a short quiz asking multiple-choice and true-or-false questions about John McCain's professional life and voting positions. All of the answers were thoroughly fact-checked. Some of the answers may have been surprising, and ...
Some of our presidential hopefuls have been promising a cut of the federal gas tax for the summer driving season. Others have said if that happens, the roads, potholes and rusty bridges would not be repaired. Plus the price would go up.
I read with concerned interest the article by Signal staff writer Stephen K. Peeples entitled "Timing is
To The Editor: Here were are, with a torrent of illegals invading the United States border at a rate of at least 12,000-plus per day. The Bush administration has been dragging its feet on the way about this issue (no big surprise).
To The Editor: A month ago I lost my dad, Edward Garfalo. He was a frequent contributor to these opinion pages. He was a man of little words, so his letters were short and to the point: "One-liners," as he liked to call them.
To The Editor: The cheap shots aimed at Senator John McCain by Joyce Evans and some members of the Democratic Alliance for Action [during the D.A.A.'s April 24 meeting] did not come from the "Hillary for President" crowd. We respect the war hero and a great American. Incidentally, Joyce, nobody ever called you a great American, or I might be deaf. John McCain has more courage, honesty, and integrity than most of the D.A.A. members, ...
To The Editor: Considering the presidential candidates now being offered for the American people to chose from, it now seems like a good time for Pat Paulson to enter the race and Ralph Nader to be his running mate. They have a lot more to offer, and it might be a little more entertaining.
To The Editor: Paul Strickland's commentary ("1,000 pound gorilla is immigration," April 11, 2008) is dead-on correct.
To The Editor: Thank you for the article on Carl Diekman. It's truly a shame that the Department of Veterans Affairs has so little respect for this man and is coming after him over $84.00 a month. The fact that they will not even take the time to explain the charges and offer to work with him is a travesty. The VA has had so much negative publicity over the years, and here they have ...
To The Editor: Ah yes, springtime. A time for hope, happiness, and friendly reunions. But should the citizens of Santa Clarita feel such hope, and happiness, when the jury from the O.J. Simpson trial apparently reunited one last time to determine that Esperanza Castro should not be held liable for her actions? And don't we just love it when a jury is savvy enough to know when detectives are being "sneaky and leading?" Defense attorneys ...
To The Editor: Just a reminder for my conservative brethren that without patriotic American liberals there wouldn't
To The Editor: I graduated from Canyon High School two years ago and am currently attending the University of California at Santa Cruz. I am writing in response to Paul Strickland's commentary of last week ("Some Legislative Relief for Schools," April 21, 2008).
Again, I have to thank Kevin Buck for an entertaining, if rabidly partisan, column today. It's always fun to read how we conservatives are such ogres. Now that they're done with their Toy Story series, maybe Pixar can fire up a new one called Tea Party. Get Tim Burton to direct. Wouldn't that be fun?
In his September 16th letter, "Only one answer to the roundabout art dilemma," Kevin Eliason suggests that the city council should make a statue of the late William S. Hart the centerpiece for our new roundabout but I think I have a better idea:
In response to Jim Horton's Sept. 13 letter to the editor "Pacifism has never proved to be the answer": Have you ever served in the military in a war zone?
We have just had another mass shooting and gun control advocates are all over it but maybe it would never have happened if someone in the Navy had done their job.
Be not influenced by our horrific experiences in Iraq, for they were the result of a lie. A lie to Congress, its citizens and our allies.
I just saw an ad for a new television comedy this fall. Since it is to be about the "family," I focused in.
In the past few weeks The Signal has printed two front-page articles that, when considered together, reveal some interesting things about our City Council.
Those on the left, center, and right all think they know best - in fact, that may be the only thing they do agree upon.
Lots of people are familiar with the reality TV show "Say Yes to the Dress," in which a bride to be allows an entourage to help pick out her wedding dress.
Regarding "Council votes down bag ban," Sept. 12, The Signal article contains the statement "Some council members spoke in favor of banning plastic bags but bristled at the implication that customers would be required to pay five or 10 cents a bag for the paper counterparts."
There can be only one memorialized statue at the entrance to Newhall: William S. Hart, the cowboy, actor, rancher and humanitarian who made the community and contributed his legacy for all to enjoy forever.
Health care definitely needs reform, but Obamacare, the so-called Affordable Care Act, is a travesty - as evidenced by the AFL-CIO now asking to be exempted.
Gary Horton's (no relation) column about war is very revealing in that it delves into the short-sightedness of liberal thinking.