To The Editor: I use vote-by-mail. I got the information from my mailbox, read it all carefully and mailed the ballot back within a few days.
To The Editor: I was initially not amused by Pat Bagley's cartoon this morning (April 9, 2008) representing Charlton Heston as a gun-waving nut outside the gates of heaven. However, after ruminating on this for a bit I thought, well, actually, his NRA participation was presented by the media as defining the man in his later life.
To The Editor: I have been sitting on the sidelines looking and listening to all sides, and it came to me - Barack Hussein Obama Jr. is the Pied Piper!
To The Editor: You can definitely put me on the side of the room that is against more unnecessary taxes - the key word being "unnecessary."
To The Editor: Thanks and goodbye to officer Tommy Banks. Yes, I got a ticket on Soledad. But you know what ... I was speeding and it reminded me to slow down.
To The Editor: Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies spent a lot of officers' time and taxpayers' money during a recent weekend to arrest just three drunk drivers out of 916 cars stopped and inconvenienced at a DUI checkpoint ("DUI checkpoint in Valencia nets 4 arrests," March 30, 2008). That is a meager .33 percent success rate.
To The Editor: Congratulations and best wishes to SCV sheriff's Deputy John Thomas Banks on his retirement.
To The Editor: I have been following the reports over the last few months and am incensed that none of the plans offered by the Hart School District have included cutting the fat at the top. Why has there been no proposal for cutting the six-figure salaries in order to save some programs and teachers' jobs? I have no children at home now, but I am still taxed for the schools and am happy to ...
To The Editor: I was appalled to see Barack Obama on television recently trying to use racism to his political advantage. He stated that the most segregated place in America is the churches. It is incredible that he would stoop so low in an attempt to gain a political advantage. Certainly, many years ago, his statement was true, but the fact that it is no longer true is something that Americans can and should ...
To The Editor: To the voters: How many of you will be voting for a candidate who puts their poster board ads on public property and/or public right-of-ways? So much for following the letter of the law. Then there's the littering factor.
To The Editor: Hilarious! We loved the April 1 front page of The Signal! Now please cancel our subscription. April fools! Rock on.
To The Editor: Hi! I am a third-grade student at Castaic Elementary School and read about the "plans" for the new Castaic Lake High School (in the April fool's edition of The Signal). It sounds really cool!! Are you planning to put in boat docks for the students? I hope so because I will want one! I guess I will tell my mom and dad to buy me a boat and not a car when ...
To The Editor: Thank you so much for the clever parody in the April 1 edition of The Signal.
To The Editor: What a pleasant surprise! Every morning of my life, the L.A. Times has been on my front doorstep or driveway. I will always read The Times. I have subscribed to The Signal for my entertainment (and some local news). The entertainment has gone out of the Signal. In previous years, you could tell that the staff at The Signal was having fun. I enjoyed the "Christmas Light Caravan" issues, the Phony Parade ...
To The Editor: Well, it has been almost two months since the residents of Acton/Agua Dulce defeated yet another school bond measure, this one supposedly to build only a high school and the fourth attempt in the last six years.
Yes, many cars in Europe of the same make and model have higher mpg ratings than their U.S. counterparts. The U.S. and Euro testing standards differ, as do the tuning specifications (such as fuel/air and ignition timing, computer mapping).
In my humble opinion, the only way the U.S. Postal Service will survive is to STOP service one day a week. The question we all should be asking is not whether to stop service one day a week, but which day of the week.
I would like to respond to Kevin Buck's column "Jesus Would Be a Liberal Democrat" (March 20, 2013).
Can anyone explain to me why it takes a minimum of five sheriff's deputies to greet Lindsay Lohan at curbside and escort her to the courtroom?
Charlie Vignola takes a page from Stephanie Cutter's playbook in blaming Republicans for the bad health and eventual deaths of his parents.
Editor's note: On March 19, The Signal published a story about a woman whose wallet was stolen by someone hiding beneath the racks of a clothing store while another person distracted the victim. Following is an edited version of readers' postings on the online version of the story.
In response to the column "Jesus would be a liberal Democrat" (March 19), it's always easy to use, or misuse, Jesus to make a political point, although good taste dictates against it.
In Mr. Patton's piece "Red states should be careful what they wish for" (March 22), his conservative critique of liberalism is as fact-free and unsupported as nearly all conservative points seem to be today.
After a great many conversations and debates about gun control, there are still a great many members of Congress bowing to the NRA lobby because they want to protect their political futures more than they want to protect us against gun violence.
While driving in Santa Clarita I have noticed some techniques that appear to be unique to the culture here.
I used to live in Santa Clarita. I moved to the Bay Area about nine years ago but still check in on The Signal occasionally.
Compulsion against peaceful citizens is immoral. Likewise, extracting taxes for activities that benefit some citizens, but not others, is also immoral.
The tours of the White House have been canceled by the President. How dare he do such a thing?
There's talk I've heard that Ford, VW & other carmakers make engines for cars in Europe and other countries that make upwards of 60 mpg. They are however not allowed in the U.S. Imagine the benefit to students and low-income families if they were allowed here.