On July 15, I asked the City Planning Commission how the proposed new general plan being developed under the "One Valley, One Vision" will meet the city's existing park space requirement, which is five acres per 1,000 residents per the city of Santa Clarita General Plan, dated 06/25/91 (see page 15 of the Parks and Recreation Element at the following link: www.santa-clarita.com/cityhall/cd/planning/general_plan.asp ).
Please know how happy I am to learn that John Boston is returning to The Signal! I have always considered John Boston to be the "heart" of our community newspaper.
H.R. 6694 should be included as part of the Wall Street bailout plan.
With the recent tragedy at Vasquez High School, I thought it was important to share a couple stories of kindness and heart.
I was thinking about the soldiers and how each one must miss someone.
Ha! When Gary Horton has to take up over one-third of The Signal opinion page to rant about Sarah Palin, then it's a sure bet the Republicans have the right VP candidate! As in Hamlet, "The lady (or Gary in this case) doth protest too much, methinks." It's not your party, Gary, so get over it! It's a sure sign the liberals are running scared, and I'll be helping in the chase.
The shutters are coming off the windows and Minnesotans are checking for wind damage. I enjoyed watching the Republican National Circus as they showed their true colors and hatred for working Americans. Send in the clowns: Thompson, Giuliani, Romney to rant against the evils of the Washington establishment. Thompson runs a big money K Street lobbying firm for companies that greedily crave your money. Giuliani runs a security consulting company that works for Middle Eastern Countries that financed the 9/11 attacks. Romney made his millions by destroying a company and laid off hundreds by shipping American jobs off to ...
A disturbing incident took place Oct. 29 at the hands of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Santa Clarita Valley Station.
Wow, what an overwhelming mandate for change! On election night I saw dancing and singing in the streets. The entire world rejoices as we can now put the horrific and arrogant policies of the two Bush and friends' administrations behind us.
Having grown up (near downtown) Los Angeles, it comes as no surprise to learn that children can be so cruel to others. Bullies are always with us, like bad weather.
Our hearts go out to the family. We have some questions about all that happened to Jeremiah.
The recent Southern California Edison construction of the huge, overpowering lattice steel towers adjacent to my home is an abomination and a slap in the face to me and my neighbors!
Of course it matters to Americans if the vice president's 17-year-old, unmarried daughter is pregnant.
Being an active member and resident in our community for over 10 years, a community liaison for McGrath Elementary School and an active member of the city-neighbor Valle Del Oro Committee, I definitely see the need for our Newhall library as part of the Newhall Redevelopment Project.
I just wanted to point out the need to overturn the Citizens United decision of the United States Supreme Court in 2010.
On the rare occasion I see a sheriff's car in the area and can access the deputy, I thank them for their service and for driving my street, West Del Monte Drive.
During the recent Board of Trustees meeting at College of the Canyons, several board members expressed their surprise at the landslide "no" vote on the proposed full-time faculty contract.
Regarding the battle that is being fought on College of the Canyons' campus, I would like to take the opportunity to explain what the full-time faculty is seeking: equity and respect.
I read in The Signal where George H. W. Bush, father of the infamous George W. Bush, "celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump."
In regards to all the recent 20-year anniversary of the O.J. case coverage, in my humble opinion, you did not have to watch one minute of the O.J. trial. All you had to understand was intercollegiate athletics.
I appreciate Jim Holt's presence at the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees meeting last Wednesday and his subsequent article, "COC showdown" (June 12).
Regarding the controversial release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, below are some of the responses of President Obama to this issue:
The latest assignment some sixth-grade students got in one of our local schools is "Atrocities committed by our troops in Vietnam."
The best description I have heard of the recent fiasco of trading prisoners is that we have exchanged five hand grenades for a squirt gun.
Daniel Wani, an American citizen living in New Hampshire, was not able to celebrate Father's Day with his wife and two tiny American children.
Jim Holt's June 10 article "COC faculty rejects contract" attempted to offer a fair view of the dissension that has developed between college administrators and the full-time faculty.
For many years, Lois Eisenberg has written awesome letters to the editor for The Signal. She combines great thinking and great writing in her letters to the editor.
In his column today (June 10) entitled "Charlie Vignola: G.O.P. smears P.O.W.", Vignola launches into his usual anti-conservative anti-GOP invective, this time over the Bergdahl affair. It's just more of Vignola's signature ranting.
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).