In Night and Day by playwright Tom Stoppard, reporter Jacob Milne said "No matter how imperfect things are, if you've got a free press everything is correctable, and without it everything is concealable."
In Dr. Lee Rogers' Oct. 30 commentary, he says, "Elect me, because we deserve better." The piece is yet another slam Buck diatribe with just a few statements about what he will do. With all due respect to Dr. Rogers, who seems to be a nice guy and I'm sure a fine podiatrist, how about focusing on the issues ... especially local issues? He says, "I'll work to hold those responsible for cleaning up the ...
Finally, independent films - but too brief Looks like maybe Regal paid attention to all of our "protest" letters. I saw in the paper that they had booked two films that otherwise would be booked into the ArcLight or Laemmle theaters: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" at Edwards in Valencia and "Seven Psychopaths" at Edwards in Canyon Country. These films are not mainstream, as I have seen both, but at least they are finally ...
Mike McSkane's letter to the editor (Oct. 15) was right on. The Signal needs to be a community watchdog with journalistic integrity, and each City Council member should be independently free to express his or her own opinion. Also, this opinion should be based on whatever sources are available, including from city employees.
Editor's note: The following letter is a paid candidate endorsement Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing over there on the Signal Editorial Board? Their recent article praising Edward Headington's campaign is quite perplexing. In this article, they referenced their prior opinion of both Scott Wilk's and Mr. Headington's primary platforms as being identical. After they "assessed the benefits, practicality, and genuineness of the candidates' responses," somehow their decision to ...
In response to "Use your eyes when voting," Oct. 20: Ted, great letter to The Signal. Only one thing wrong - use your head when voting. Here is why. Remember, two years ago the tea party took over the Republican Party and said to let the country default. "It is our way or the highway," which means, "Go to the unemployment line." There has not been one jobs bill that Congress has voted on, and ...
I've been so upset with CNN that I haven't been able to calm down enough to write until now.
At the end of the day, we've got to stop saying "at the end of the day." Phrases, like some words, have a shelf life. This phrase has been overused and should be retired.
Paid Candidate Endorsement Letter Having attended California's 25th Congressional District election debate October 10th at Valencia's Hyatt Hotel between Congressman Buck McKeon (R) and challenger Lee Rogers (D) and watching our Vice Presidential debate the very next evening, I witnessed a great many disturbing similarities. Joe Biden's behavior and his juvenile antics were more disrespectful than I have ever seen in my entire lifetime of watching National debates. Not only did he behave like a ...
Rebutting The Signal Editorial Board For the last seven years, The Signal has named me one of the "51 Most Influential People in the SCV." Through my work on the COC Board of Trustees as well as my public affairs work - our valley has benefitted from greater access to health care, more upscale retail, more open space to recreate in, and, of course, one of the finest community colleges in the nation. According to ...
I find it very hard to believe The Signal actually endorses Ed Headington to represent the SCV over our local Scott Wilk.
Not since the days of slavery have so many people felt entitled to what other people have produced.
I have watched both debates, presidential and vice presidential, and I am confused. The president and vice president say we are better off today than we were four years ago, but that is not what my eyes are telling me. As I drive through our community I see "For Lease" signs on a great number of commercial properties. I don't know what the vacancy factor is in the industrial complexes, but in the retail spaces ...
"The new age 80 is the old 65" is meant to be humorous. If you're 80, you feel 80 when you get out of bed in the morning.
I was a bit surprised to see no mention of the 28th annual SCV Community Expo and Taste of Expo happening Saturday, Oct. 13, in your Connect SCV Weekly Arts and Entertainment Magazine.
I was pleased to see your coverage on the National Parks Service's recommendations on the National Recreation Area.
On Friday, April 12, schools in Valencia were closed. Why? They seem to be closed much too often.
I have been reading as well as watching news broadcasts about the many hikers who have been lost recently.
The gun control debate in Washington has turned into a sad Congressional joke but a great argument for term limits.
The Left is shocked - shocked! - that the Koch brothers use their own money to sway public opinion.
Climate scientists have recently concluded that man-made emissions are not significant enough to have a noticeable effect on the climate. When humans billow billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, it doesn't change the climate.
In the current national debate over efforts to redefine the historic institution of marriage, some key concerns have hardly been mentioned.
Regarding The Signal's Letter to the Editor "Driving in Santa Clarita: Some rules of the road" (March 23, 2013):
Exclusionary arguments by gay marriage advocates (i.e., against polygamy, marrying relatives, marrying oneself, marrying underage, etc.) make the traditional marriage case for their opponents: i.e., that the social institution of marriage involves a lot more than simply "marry whomever you love."
Although I am not a churchgoer, I love reading the columns every Sunday titled "Ethically Speaking" by Grace Baptist Church Senior Pastor David Hegg. Indeed, his columns make me think and feel good about myself.
On March 3, The Signal published the editorial "Conference center: Don't give up yet." I was delighted to read this article and I think the words were needed to offset the idea that the cost of the land and construction would keep the conference center from being built.
The issue of homosexuality is deeply personal for many families. Such is the case for Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who recently announced he has changed his mind on how marriage should be defined.
I read Mr Arenson's letter ("Jesus not a liberal Democrat," March 23, 2013), and agree with him completely. But there are some things that could be added, such as abortion.
Kevin Buck believes "Jesus would be a liberal Democrat".
With a heavy heart I am compelled to write this letter to the editor on the anniversary date of the Iraqi War.