Those attending the William S. Hart High School District's Disaster Preparedness Summit on Tuesday took the time out of their busy schedules to ensure they and their families are ready for the next earthquake, flood and wildfire.
If you're curious about the Todd and Sarah Palin decade-long involvement in the Alaska Independence Party, here's a sampling from the AIP's Web site:
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.
In my humble opinion, the most straightforward, simplest answer to the William S. Hart Union High School District going to board member representation by areas/districts would be to add two board positions.
It seems incomprehensible that with the great shortage of water for this state, trillions of gallons of water lie off the cost and remains unused by those affected most.
Recently, I was driving in my neighborhood when something caught my eye crossing the street in front of me. A very large gopher snake was booking it across the hot asphalt from left to right.
John Boehner is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He leads the House of Representatives as majority leader. Senator Mitch McConnell is the minority leader of the Senate. He's been attacking the President for the last six years unsuccessfully!
I agree with Gary Horton (Opinion, July 9). It seems though that our country is less civil. If I speak of our President, I will state "our President" or "Mr. Barack Obama."
Since this is the time when a great many Santa Clarita families will be hitting the road on vacation, I thought I should share my recent experience with readers.
The Signal reported on July 10 ("Bill would mandate sick pay for part-time employees") that the City Council voted to oppose Assembly Bill 1522 as the "...estimated financial impact to the city as a result of the bill could be as high as $180,000 per year."
I am sure the rebates on low-flow bathroom products has reduced water consumption considerably.
I believe that we need to withdraw troops in Iraq now. It is a mistake for any troops to be there, and they are there in great peril.
On July 3, The Signal published a column by Tina Dupuy titled "Freedom for Hobby Lobby's religious rights."
First of all, I am absolutely against all of the billboards in the Santa Clarita Valley - including the ones along the Metro right-of-way. I am also against the digital sign boards along the freeways.
Brian Baker's column published in The Signal June 30 ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust") is spot on!
A recent letter writer complimented Santa Clarita's trail system and inquired as to whether the city will be adding more trails, specifically near the Newhall Ranch Road underpass.
Speeding, cellphone calling, texting, tail-gating arrogance, complete disregard for the other motorist and other numerous unsafe practices while driving that cause accidents - these have been my contention in many letters to the editor that I have submitted to The Signal.
The city of Santa Clarita's response to my letter (June 23, "When will the city water medians responsibly?") regarding watering, the saving of water and new landscaping was full of details.