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).
To The Editor: On March 27, The Signal reported that Hart School District officials, after facing considerable opposition from parents and faculty, are still in limbo concerning the implementation of random student drug testing (a practice that is becoming more common in America) in an attempt to deter drug use.
To The Editor: As we become increasingly aware of our interdependence with the natural world, I would like to express my
In what alternative universe does Stephen Winkler reside ("Think before you vote," Letters, April 24)? Hillary Clinton is the Democratic party candidate and John McCain is a liberal Republican?
To The Editor: I've been enjoying The Signal's Web site. Really terrific. Sharon Cotal recently wrote an article about our school ("Christian high schools offer options," April 14, 2008), and it was fun to see it not only on the front page but also up on the Web site.
After 24 years, I am amazed, sad and disgusted about the changes that have been going on with The Signal over the last several months. Where is The Signal, our local paper? Instead of a paper whose articles should be about what's happening in the SCV, I get a mess of here, there and everywhere. I will be changing papers when my subscription expires.
To The Editor: That was a great piece on Melody Ranch ("Down on Main Street at Melody Ranch," "A Closer Look," April 20, 2008 by Stephen K. Peeples, Signal Online Editor). I always learn something new about that place.
To The Editor: I am writing to express my disappointment in the recycling system that is in effect this year. We have
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.
This is a time when a great many Americans across the country are so unhappy with the goings-on of our representatives in Washington that the thinking for the coming elections is, "Throw the rascals out" and "Let's give the incumbents their walking papers."
Jim Holt's account of a deadly collision between truck and bicycle on Oct. 30 ("Bicyclist Killed In SCV Collision") was outrageous in its indictment of the dead cyclist as having done everything wrong, essentially reporting that it was all the cyclist's fault.
Regarding "Halloween church event draws 13,000," The Signal Oct. 27: Real Life Church, which claims to "really care about the community," continues to infringe upon that same community - at least the neighborhoods that are immediately adjacent to it.
I would like to address the Newhall Roundabout. I am a 15 year old who resides in Valencia. I have lived here all my life. My mom has lived here her entire life and her parents still reside in the house she grew up in. My roots are pretty deep in this town.
If I were to ask anyone what the toughest branch of the military is, NINE times out of 10 they would answer "The Marines." That's right, leathernecks. First in and last out. The branch you call on when the going gets tough.
In regards to "Woman injured in collision at Decoro and McBean" on The Signal's website, I have submitted many letters to the editor to The Signal expressing concerns about the hazards and safety factors in this city.
We are throwing away a precious resource: water. We pay to import water from the north, but the treated wastewater we discharge is free to our downstream neighbors.
Dear President Obama,
I have just two questions: