Upon reading The Signal's recent article declaring city planners expect SCV's growth to expand to 500,000 people, I first thought, "Wow! How could our traffic infrastructure possibly handle that?"
I have a question which I think others in the Santa Clarita Valley may have regarding the "Newhall land files for bankruptcy" story on Page 3 of The Signal's print edition (June 9, 2008).
There's a cowboy in our neighborhood and he's cleaning up Soledad. Upon returning home from picking up my granddaughter at Sulphur Springs. I always see a cowboy picking up litter along Soledad Canyon Road. Wearing a cowboy hat and shirt, he's armed with a stick and garbage bag. He walks from our neighborhood, near Shadow Pines, up Soledad to Sand Canyon and back. The cowboy collects papers and trash along the way, filling a large ...
Mr. Beaumont stated in his letter ("Gay marriage ban a religious freedom issue," June 5, 2008) that he's voting yes in November to amend our state Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Our parents were married for 55 years on April 24, 2008. Our mother, Freda Gales, unexpectedly passed on March 20, 2008, laid to rest March 25. Our father, Claude, could not be without his wife and just as suddenly joined her, April 25. This is a tribute to their love and devotion. Dad heard Mom's faint calls today, It wasn't the first time he heard her say ... "Come be by my side, rejoice with ...
Much has been made of the defeat of Assembly Bill 2046, which included a provision precluding water suppliers from relying on groundwater that did not meet applicable state standards when assessing their water supply.
Editor's note: The following letter was sent to The Signal and to Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar. I would like to add my concerns to the growing list of homeowners who are greatly concerned with the drastic spike in criminal activity in the neighborhoods surrounding Highlands Elementary School.
Why do we not hear about all of those who were speculators who purchased homes with the purpose of turning them around in two years to make a huge profit?
As a long time resident of Santa Clarita, I was pleased to see that 13,700 acres of our local Magic Mountain and seven miles of wild and scenic Piru Creek were included in Congressman Buck McKeon's and Senator Barbara Boxer's wonderful bipartisan wilderness bill for the Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Mountains ("McKeon bill protects 42,000 acres," May 30, 2008). Not that I wasn't also excited that this bill will protect more than 430,000 ...
Lynne Plambeck, Tom Purcell and Buck McKeon have all sounded off about the rising cost of gasoline. I've been studying this problem for many years, since it is obvious that oil is a finite resource. It's not going to last forever.
There is no need to travel to the (San Fernando) Valley for Transitional Care. The staff at the Santa Clarita Convalescent Hospital are warm, loving and compassionate to their patients and visitors.
I am very thankful to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon for introducing a bill that will protect the most beautiful wild places and rivers in the Eastern Sierra and Santa Clarita. Hiking on our locals trails and enjoying the beautiful scenery around me has made a great impact and difference in my life.
The governor's proposed cuts in the budget are downright appalling. The cuts are particularly deep in the community colleges which are mandated to provide communities with respectful citizens who are law-abiding, who vote, and who become paramedics, nurses, firemen and policemen, among other professions. These students deserve our help and our communities deserve well-educated people to provide these services. The governor's budget seems determined to increase spending only on unemployment by putting a college education ...
President Bush's dismal approval rating is not so much a commentary on his job performance as it is an accurate commentary on our self-absorbed, spoiled society.
With 50 years of experience in the research and development business, I have to disagree with Anne McFeatters' position that the decline in U.S. technological leadership is due to lack of government funding. Except in the military area, U.S. inventiveness has rarely been funded by the government. Think of Edison, Ford, the Wright Brothers and Silicon Valley.
Bob Comer writes in The Signal that he will vote for Democrat Lee Rogers if Rogers will pledge to live under the Obamacare exchanges like the rest of us, since Republican Buck McKeon is not doing that and even though Comer himself is a staunch Republican ("Abiding by the laws they make," Nov. 6).
I began my collegiate career at College of the Canyons in the early 1980s and, even back then, Canyons was an excellent community college - and that was before Dianne Van Hook began calling the shots there.
In response to Cheryl Lagrasta's article, I would like to explain how difficult it is to learn a second language - but it can be done.
This eleventh of November, our nation will commemorate Veterans Day in tribute to the members of the armed forces who made great sacrifices defending our liberties.
I have played men's Sunday Softball for 23 years for Santa Clarita Parks & Recreation. Little did I know, playing ball would save my life.
Jonathan Kraut's thoughtful column of Nov. 5 ("District vs. at-large voting") brings up an issue of how we elect our City Council. We really should consider it.
Ninety-four years ago, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 Armistice Day to remember the end of World War I and the veterans who served our country.
Regarding the Nov. 5 letter to the editor titled "Placing blame on bicyclist outrageous":
Was there no way to stop it, the ACA?The Republicans, the tea party, all said 'Nay.'
The 100-mule journey that came through the Santa Clarita Valley this week is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Owens Valley water into the San Fernando Valley.
On Nov. 9, 1938, the Nazis began violent attacks on Jewish people and their properties, including the breaking of windows in Jewish synagogues and shops.
I phoned Buck McKeon's local office a few weeks ago. I learned that he and his staff are in that exchange that saves them from Obamacare.
Mark Twain was right, at least in California: "Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting."
I guess it seemed like a festive idea to send dozens of colorful balloons into the sky to kick off the Hart vs. Valencia football game.
I wanted to express my disdain for Frank Ferry's attack on Cam Noltemyer and Marsha's, Laurene's and Bob's tacit approval of his despicable behavior.