On Sunday, June 29, a letter was read at all Mormon worship services worldwide calling on members to contribute their time and money to help pass the California initiative this November that would limit marriage to different-gender couples. The letter, from the Office of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, said, "The Church's teaching and position on this moral issue are unequivocal. Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God." (Actually, the "State" did it before God did.)
Since the debtor is still in possession, the debtor, Newhall Land will still be paying the salaries of its executive officers, while those to whom they owe substantial debts must bite the bullet.
It's apparent that our City Council has heard enough from the public whom it represents.
Kudos to our Sheriff's Department, Parkway Cadillac and Michael Roth, who at a recent seminar sponsored by the city of Santa Clarita presented an ongoing program alerting us to the trends in criminal behavior and how to spot them.
The Signal's apologetic approach (Signal editorial, June 27) to our city manager's goals, whether we call it urbanization or something else, seems to ignore the downsides of massive build-outs.
In response to Jim Mullen's article ("Why my father was no Tim Russert," June 25, 2008), first let me start off by offering my condolences for the loss of his father. He must be so very proud of him.
Just a few thoughts about professional whiners in our city:
Regarding the proposed home car wash ban article ("Ban on home carwashing?" June 25):
I swore that if I made it home, I would never complain about hot summer days again.
As summer begins with triple-digit weather, so heats up SCV's debate regarding acceptable growth in our fine city.
It's amazing how the people in the Midwest are enduring all the problems associated with floods. I don't know how they cope with such devastation.
Thanks to "The Signal's salutes this years grads" (June 20).
While statistics are fed to media outlets like this paper to prop up the administration's and Rep. Buck McKeon's decision to support the surge, the facts ignored are that the weekly rate of American wounded has not gone down. The historical wounded report is found at icasualties.org, and it shows that in 2008 the number of wounded soldiers averages approximately 15 per week, which is the same average as the year before.
Having been a College of the Canyons student for the past five years has provided me with enough insight to say that the youthful exuberance of COC's recent green movement is a more positive experience than having no politics at all.
There must be a new sports editor at The Signal because over the last few weeks it has offered broader coverage, consistency in layout, and no more front pages with only two or three fluff stories, even on weekends.
Is there any mainstream religion that does not forbid homosexuality?
On April 8, citizens of Santa Clarita will have the opportunity to elect GLORIA MERCADO FORTINE to our City Council. I have known Gloria and members of her family for more than 40 years. In my opinion, she is the exact type of person our City needs at this time!
Editor's note: The following letter was directed to Santa Clarita City Council candidates.
I was thinking: Why do we have to cut down on our water usage by 20 percent while the city tears up the center dividers and plants more trees, flowers and bushes?
A very heartfelt "thank you" to the 911 operators, firefighters, paramedics, ambulance staff and sheriff's deputies who responded to the call for help at my home the evening of Feb. 26.
I received correspondence from Scott Wilk recently saying why he didn't support SB 27, which requires nonprofit organizations to disclose the names, addresses and employers of donors of $1,000 or more when their funds are used to make contributions or expenditures of more than $50,000 in any one year, or more than $100,000 over four years.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported on a fraud investigation involving State Sen. Ron Calderon.
I recall the disastrous mess the Carter administration left our armed forces in.
Common Core standards threaten parents' rights, children's privacy, and traditional American values.
I just read Councilman Bob Kellar's "Blight of Billboards" in the Feb. 23 Opinion section of The Signal, wherein Mr. Kellar strongly endorses the idea of trading the removal of 118 billboards in the city for the installation of three large electronic billboards along Highway 14 and Interstate 5.
I was quite taken aback when I heard an ad on our local radio station featuring Buck McKeon. He stated that he has spent years "fighting liberals."
I have been a happy resident of Valencia for 17 years, but I am not happy now.
Not to worry, Johnny. Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.
In response to Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar's Feb. 23 column published in The Signal: Removing the billboards within the city boundaries is a worthy priority for our city and a certainly a complicated endeavor.
I am in favor of desalinization plants up and down the coast of California. The governor needs to drop this train to nowhere and instead get on board with a new source of water.