Recently, questions have come up about the city's efforts to expand public parkland and how this effort is related to the One Valley, One Vision joint city/county general plan update.
The protest violence that has erupted has been instigated by supporters of Proposition 8.
Rush Limbaugh has already directed his usual vocal diarrhea outbursts toward our president-elect, while Sean Hannity is frantically looking for the next "big" Republican he can suck up to.
It's reality-check time for "We're finally getting our country back" (Nov. 11).
I voted "yes" on Proposition 8 because I believe in the sanctity of marriage that is the design of God, our creator.
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.
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.