To The Editor: Whatever the organization, it won¹t take long for you to notice Diane Trautman as a leader, a thoughtful contributor and a person given to level opinions and decisions. I volunteered with her as a co-chaperone for marching band events when our sons both attended Saugus High School. What impressed me most was that she would always bring along documents and studies for upcoming Planning Commission meetings, which she read during free ...
To The Editor: Mayor Bob Kellar is leadership in action, unequaled in his accomplishments by any others in the current race for City Council. Kellar's leadership has saved our valley from Cemex in Soledad Canyon. He long ago made safety a priority, leading Santa Clarita to the envied position as one of the safest cities in America. Bob's evident commitment to improve roads (most notably the cross-valley connector) and create more open space has already ...
After completing 31 years of service with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, I had the distinct pleasure of serving the Santa Clarita Valley in numerous capacities, including 20 years on the board of directors of numerous community service organizations. As a member of the City Formation Committee,
To The Editor: In The Signal's March 22 article, "$380K Spent On Advice," it was pointed out that the Castaic Lake Water Agency "paid more for consultants in January than any other single expenditure outside of water received through the State Water Contract."
Michael Picarella, by his own admission, overflows with imagination. However, it is apparent from his "Easter Bunny" column that his abundance of imagination clearly overrides good judgment and common sense. In an attempt to instill a strong sense of imagination in his 4-year-old son, he bought a live "Easter Bunny" from the bunny ranch. Even after learning that bunnies are not the best pets for young children as they are sensitive and require a lot ...
To the Editor: I would like to thank you for Tammy Marashlian's March 15 insightful article about Moms in Touch in the Santa Clarita Valley. This prayer ministry, uniting moms in prayer for their children and their schools, is life-changing, both for our children and for us moms.
To The Editor: Will Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital be able to meet the health care needs of the residents of the Santa Clarita Valley 10 years from now? The answer is "no."
To The Editor: Attention, all those running for a seat on the City Council in the upcoming election: Any candidate who calls my phone with one of those intrusive, annoying, automatically-dialed, pre-recorded messages will NOT get my vote.
To The Editor: I support Laurie Ender in her candidacy for City Council. Laurie would make a wonderful addition to the council. She is an intelligent, hard-working and enthusiastic advocate for the people of Santa Clarita and has already left her caring touch on the lives of so many.
To The Editor: In recent weeks, there has been a wealth of opinion regarding the candidates for the upcoming Santa Clarita City Council election. Many prominent figures from the community have lent their endorsement, and much has been offered in the defense of one candidate or another.
To The Editor: Having been intensely involved in City Hall politics for the past two years, I have witnessed two candidates emerge as the top choices in next Tuesdayâ€TMs election: Bob Kellar and Diane Trautman.
To The Editor: Do you want City Council candidates who have serious conflicts of interest or who get money from dubious sources known to misrepresent opponents with hit mailers? Obviously not. You do want council members who work hard, are accessible, have strong experience, are competent, and most of all, have integrity.
To The Editor: To Bob Kellar: you want us to vote for you, but you can't follow the printed instructions! Oh, those instructions must be for everyone else, not you.
To The Editor: Although I live in the unincorporated county area of the valley and cannot cast my vote in the City of Santa Clarita elections, I believe that voting is an effective tool to effect change and have a voice. I urge all residents to take a few minutes out of their day to vote for their candidate of choice. I feel each of the candidates has strong traits, however, I'm compelled to express my personal involvement with Diane Trautman.
To The Editor: I'm voting for Laurie Ender for City Council because of her commitment to the future of the city of Santa Clarita and to improving our quality of life here.
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.
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.