I think all this present and past fuss over U.K. royalty is just so much archaic nonsense. In the royal line, one is privileged simply by birth. This gives the royal family members no intelligence or morality; they're born just like the rest of us: stark naked. Somewhere a system was instituted wherein the king rules all and the serfs pick up the scraps from their banquets. Oddly, this same system is experienced within the ...
This is a paid candidate endorsement letter Last week I attended a fundraiser for Maria Gutzeit, who is running to retain her existing seat on the Newhall County Water District. Gutzeit's (D) fundraiser was held at local developer, Larry Rasmussen's (R) office. The event was well attended with a good smattering of Republicans and Democrats and folks well in between. I'm pretty sure I saw some folks lovingly hugging trees in Larry's parking lot while ...
"Society has forgotten what it is to be a child. Children are left in front of the TV, or playing with an iPad, video games or phone; no interaction with other kids."
California State test scores clearly reflect the high level of education achieved by Santa Clarita students.
In late July, I read several items in The Signal discussing American gun policy. After reviewing these pieces, I would like to discuss a bipartisan proposal Congress should immediately consider: universal background checks.
This is a question about the following article posted by The Signal on July 26, 2013. It is entitled: "Ratepayers sound off on chloride."
About the salt in the water that the farmers in Ventura are complaining about: Has anyone suggested that we keep our treated water here? Instead of sending it downstream, keep it here and use it. Send it upstream to a series of huge catch basins. It could then percolate down, purifying as it filters naturally, to re-charge our wells and replenish our aquifer. The Ventura farmers could then make do with the natural water flow ...
Brian Baker's letter to the editor in The Signal, dated 28 July 2013, is as wrong as can be about gun ownership here in America.
Thank you city of Santa Clarita for putting a nice sign and garden site saying "Welcome to Saugus" on Bouquet Canyon Road before Seco Canyon Road
I remember in France I received some phone calls or notes from teachers letting me know what happened at recess if one of my kids was hurt. I bought medical insurance designed for the school year, and the insurance took care of the medical bills. No need for lawyers to be involved. We take care of one of our granddaughter during the summer vacation. We ...
The July 17 column by lefty standard-bearer Gary Horton ("American Gun Laws Are A License To Kill") was chock-full of the usual hysterical anti-gun talking points, the big one seeming to revolve around his strained attempt at comparison to the draconian gun restrictions in the UK.
Regarding the chloride situation: Why do we in the Santa Clarita Valley have to "fix" the problem so the salt won't go downstream to the farmers in Ventura?
Open Letter to the Captain of our Ship of State: When your third in command suggested that your/our ship needed to move ahead and ignore the surrounding fog, you should have paused for some further investigation. The exact quote to which I refer is Nancy Pelosi's "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it away from the fog of controversy." When you as the Captain encountered a huge ...
Lois Eisenberg's letter to the editor of July 15, "Decorum is best in posing as in life," may have some reading wondering exactly what she is talking about.
I'm glad Steve and Cokie appreciate the value of diversity in higher education. Sadly this diversity does not apply to political ideology. A recent survey indicated that 60 to 70 percent of academics identify themselves as liberal or very liberal. Professors have been known to intimidate and even punish students (through lower grades) who dare to challenge their liberal philosophy. According to the Young America's Foundation seven of eight Ivy League Schools chose a liberal ...
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.
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.