To The Editor: Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to pass a law that says schools can't have pizza or candy in class. This law should not be passed because having pizza and candy in class can be a good thing. Doing this would
During the March 11 City Council meeting our city manager, Ken Pulskamp, gave us even more insight into his methods of distorting reality to push through his vision to turn our city into his "urban center."
Students absent on Good Friday won't be penalized by William S. Hart Union High School District.
To The Editor: The "poll demand" that Maria Gutzeit spoke of at the candidate forum is regarding the opinions and assessments of the local citizens. All politicians use them to get an idea of what constituents want, although polls aren't the only determinants that are used. Maria is an excellent athlete, a professional chemical engineer, and a great negotiator. Her great physical fitness and clear-headed ideas are due to serious bicycling, walking her dogs and ...
To The Editor: It's very clear to me, after reading the City Council candidates' information, that the only logical use of my vote is to write in TimBen Boydston. In his short term in office, he has shown a willingness to question issues that get rubber-stamped by other council members. I'm looking for an ethical person interested in wisely investing my tax money in the city, not a bond-pusher or a person who has an ...
Does City Council candidate Laurie Ender make up facts, or just ignore them? In her op-ed piece in The Signal about her candidacy (March 9, 2008), she stated that every other candidate has flip-flopped on the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital expansion plan.
To the Editor: I have always admired Mayor Bob Kellar and how hard he works for the residents of Santa Clarita. My appreciation has deepened as I watched how he carried himself against the misinformation and innuendos regarding his Statement of Economic Interest filings. He failed to check a box on his FPPC Form 700. The form has a category for "income" that reads: "Gross income: $500-$1000; $1,001-$10,000; $10,001-$100,000; and over $100,000." Wow! That's ...
To the Editor: I would like to know what was going through the minds of whatever city department approved a shutdown of Golden Valley Road for a whole week for filming. This is a major route across the valley. It seems to be just another example of the "Oh, well, it's just Canyon Country" attitude that permeates the decision-making in Santa Clarita. Hopefully, the money from the permit can be used to give us some ...
I love living in Santa Clarita, and I am excited about all the changes that have taken place during the 21 years I have resided here.
To the Editor: Last month, a 15-year-old Oxnard student, Lawrence King, was murdered in his classroom by a fellow student. The police ruled this a hate crime because King was killed for being gay. In California, harassing a student because of his or her perceived sexual orientation is against the law. This fact did not save King. What could his school district have done to avoid this tragedy? The school tried counseling the boys; however, ...
To The Editor: Upon reading Joe Loeffler's letter ("Flatulence is Not Funny," March 6, 2008), I was inclined to take a gander at Diana Sevanian's article on the ever-so-popular act of passing gas. I thought it might actually be something offensive. After all, what red-blooded American male doesn't enjoy the occasional poot? Alas, I was neither appalled nor offended. She hit the nail right on the head. I am a 22-year-old male. Naturally I find ...
To the Editor: Once again we see that the Republican Party does love all children, as long as they are the unborn kind, of course. How else can you explain their now-infamous defense of the "sloophole" on yachts bought out of state? The Republican Party would rather the Hart School District cut $10.4 million from our childrens' education than upset their wealthy constituency. These kids of deep cuts in California's budget will become all too ...
To the Editor: Gary Horton's March 5 column ("Consider Changes to Prop 13") is bad medicine for California property owners. Proposition 13 should be left alone. It's that simple!
To the Editor: Twenty years ago, I helped form the great city of Santa Clarita and worked closely with the first City Council. Succeeding councils had new members and I worked closely with them too. I worked with Bob Spierer and many of you through the local Sheriff's Station. Bob taught us about community outreach, partnerships, consensus-building and effective problem-solving. He often let others take the credit, so let me reminisce. To deal with emerging ...
To The Editor: It is possible to support our troops and not support the ongoing Iraqi occupation. But not according to Barry Colman ("The Ultimate Sacrifice for Freedom," Letters, March 6). In the logic of his world, if you agree with the occupation, then our soldiers are heroes of the highest order. If you disagree with this occupation, then you are demeaning the troops as "violent opportunists or ignorant dupes." His words, not mine. Having ...
Bob Comer writes in The Signal that he will vote for Democrat Lee Rogers if Rogers will pledge to live under the Obamacare exchanges like the rest of us, since Republican Buck McKeon is not doing that and even though Comer himself is a staunch Republican ("Abiding by the laws they make," Nov. 6).
I began my collegiate career at College of the Canyons in the early 1980s and, even back then, Canyons was an excellent community college - and that was before Dianne Van Hook began calling the shots there.
In response to Cheryl Lagrasta's article, I would like to explain how difficult it is to learn a second language - but it can be done.
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.