A message to Ken Eliasberg ("The Scott McClellan imbroglio," June 20):
After almost getting hit trying to help the ducks cross Newhall Ranch Road from the new water spot back to Bridgeport, I thought: "Why can't we put up DUCK CROSSING signs so the idiots who travel 80 miles per hour won't wonder where all the feathers came from?"
What would you do if your child came home one day and asked for help with his or her math homework?
I do not like your use of reporters' pictures with the stories on your Web site. It is distracting and confusing.
Thank you, Diana Sevanian, for your informative column about the home-delivered meals program for our valley's seniors ("A main course for senior survival," June 8, 2008) and the great need for additional funds to continue to feed these poor house-bound souls.
On the second page above Diana's column, we are informed that the city will spend $25 million for a new sports complex, including but not limited to a new BMX track, new skateboard park, and so on.
The city of Santa Clarita and the Canyon Country Advisory Committee have been collaborating on proactive code enforcement issues for the last two years. Questions relative to what ordinances should be targeted, how enforcement policies should be set and how we can assist our neighbors who may require help coming into compliance, have all been on the table.
I was pleased to learn that Congressman Buck McKeon has introduced legislation to protect forever as wilderness two wild places in the Angeles National Forest close to my home in Canyon Country.
Wilderness protection is the highest level of protection that any area can receive, and it's something that we can be especially proud of because it's not given lightly and can only happen by act of Congress.
A lot of folks like to say that the Republicans support the military.
June 15 marked the 76th anniversary of the 1932 Republican-controlled Senate's rejection of the Patnam Bonus Bill, which would have paid earlier bonuses to the veteran soldiers of World War I then suffering starvation in the Great Depression.
How ironic that above Diana Sevanian's story on the tragic plight of the Senior Center's Home-Delivered Meals Program would be a commentary by Councilwoman Laurie Ender espousing the city's $25 million expansion of the Sports Complex.
Half of The Signal's June 15 editorial summarized recent allegations of "sexually inappropriate" conduct by William S. Hart Union High School District employees and a volunteer.
The critical question, and the one that district staff has already been answering for understandably concerned parents, appears below the fold. That question is: "Where is the district on this?"
Is it just me, or have there been some issues with the editing of the newspaper lately?
Just in today's (Saturday, May 24) paper for example, page A1 states the forecast will be High: 64 Low: 43, with isolated showers.
Tim Russert's sudden death is sad for his family, his friends, and his many colleagues, but it is us, the viewers, who should mourn this loss as well.
So many knew he represented unbiased reporting of the issues, especially around election time, and we will now have to work harder to replace what we had come to rely on without question.
Growth and development have long been major issues for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. In fact, these issues are key reasons why residents chose to incorporate in the 1980s. Cityhood in 1987 brought local home rule to the four communities of Saugus, Newhall, Valencia and Canyon Country. It enabled the new local government to retain millions every year in tax dollars, 100 percent of which are spent right here in Santa Clarita on roads, parks, transportation, law enforcement, community services, infrastructure, trails and other amenities residents have expressed a desire to bring to our community. Today, Santa Clarita is ...
Gail Kopp owes me and the thousands of other residents of Tick Canyon an apology for referring to our community as "a dump" ("Park Place to be built in Tick Canyon," June 6, 2008). I assure you I have no discarded tires on my block.
Although I am not a Catholic, I greatly admire our newest pope, Pope Francis, because more so than all the other popes, Pope Francis is out for the poor and the destitute.
"I am in the past," L.A. County Sheriff LeRoy Baca said Tuesday at his forced retirement news conference.
I'm sure many parade watchers had different reactions to the gay wedding ceremony at last week's Rose Parade aboard the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float.
Hey, there is some sanity in the SCV!
The United States of America is not the Super Power or economic giant that it used to be. It pains me to say this, but we have fallen behind the Peoples Republic of China.
Disney's Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon is going to be an enormous boost to the economy of the Santa Clarita Valley.
I have to honestly admit that I thought that I would never witness Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum at work.
Regarding the Dec. 18 front-page story "Online petition seeks to honor Walker, Rodas" regarding an "out of area" petition to rename Hercules Drive in memory of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas:
I completely agree with Ms. Arenson's letter from Dec. 23 ("No street name changes for Walker, Rodas") opposing the petition to rename Hercules Street in Valencia to Walker/Rodas Memorial Way.
Debate flared quickly over Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson's interview for GQ magazine.
In response to a recent letter to the editor regarding Santa Clarita's purchasing policies, I wanted to correct a few misstatements.
Veterans get slapped in the face!
This letter is written in agreement with the letter from Betty Arenson pertaining to the deaths of two otherwise fine men who recently died "An open letter to the city of Santa Clarita," Dec. 23).
I read Steve Lunetta's column concerning the "global warming" issue ("The Arctic is ice-free!" Dec. 23.) Lunetta nailed it.
I read Kevin Buck's column in The Signal ("Obama keeps calm," Dec. 10), and I simply have to respond.