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.
This cartoon sums up my concern that G&L Realty is just using Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital as a front to build office buildings and parking structures for its own gain.
I am writing to express my dissatisfaction regarding the construction of the huge lattice-type towers by Edison Co.
It's heartbreaking. To see a beautiful, sprawling community ruined before our eyes in just a few days' time is devastating.
For many years I lived in an upscale area in the Westside of Los Angeles. Retirement was in my near future, so I started looking at retirement communities.
As you are probably aware by now, my community, Belcaro, in Valencia has a big problem with Edison.
We hear the Chamber of Commerce urge us to "shop local," and I wanted to mention a local business that went the extra mile in my eye in terms of service.
Recently I went through my daughter's trick-or-treat candy, and she had received a piece of candy that was recalled by the FDA.
David Kirschner justifies his action of "flipping the bird" at "Yes on 8" supporters by saying that his actions are protected by free speech laws.
On page C2 of the sports section on Oct. 25, the story begins, "Several key games took place Friday evening as Valencia, Saugus, and Canyon picked up Foothill League victories."
I have read the letters that have been written to the editor about the Valencia Library and have to say that Nancy Chaffin ("Valencia Library is fine just as it is," Nov. 8), who wrote that the library is fine the way it is, is completely correct.
Regarding "Alleged 2007 ax attacker acquitted," Nov. 12: I am very disappointed to see no follow up regarding verdict. Your story was very one-sided and exaggerated.
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.