Upon reading The Signal's recent article declaring city planners expect SCV's growth to expand to 500,000 people, I first thought, "Wow! How could our traffic infrastructure possibly handle that?"
I have a question which I think others in the Santa Clarita Valley may have regarding the "Newhall land files for bankruptcy" story on Page 3 of The Signal's print edition (June 9, 2008).
There's a cowboy in our neighborhood and he's cleaning up Soledad.
Mr. Beaumont stated in his letter ("Gay marriage ban a religious freedom issue," June 5, 2008) that he's voting yes in November to amend our state Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Our parents were married for 55 years on April 24, 2008.
Much has been made of the defeat of Assembly Bill 2046, which included a provision precluding water suppliers from relying on groundwater that did not meet applicable state standards when assessing their water supply.
Editor's note: The following letter was sent to The Signal and to Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar.
I would like to add my concerns to the growing list of homeowners who are greatly concerned with the drastic spike in criminal activity in the neighborhoods surrounding Highlands Elementary School.
Why do we not hear about all of those who were speculators who purchased homes with the purpose of turning them around in two years to make a huge profit?
As a long time resident of Santa Clarita, I was pleased to see that 13,700 acres of our local Magic Mountain and seven miles of wild and scenic Piru Creek were included in Congressman Buck McKeon's and Senator Barbara Boxer's wonderful bipartisan wilderness bill for the Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Mountains ("McKeon bill protects 42,000 acres," May 30, 2008).
Not that I wasn't also excited that this bill will protect more than 430,000 acres of pristine mountain ranges and ancient forests in the Eastern Sierra, as well as the Owens River Headwaters ...
Lynne Plambeck, Tom Purcell and Buck McKeon have all sounded off about the rising cost of gasoline.
I've been studying this problem for many years, since it is obvious that oil is a finite resource. It's not going to last forever.
There is no need to travel to the (San Fernando) Valley for Transitional Care.
The staff at the Santa Clarita Convalescent Hospital are warm, loving and compassionate to their patients and visitors.
I am very thankful to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon for introducing a bill that will protect the most beautiful wild places and rivers in the Eastern Sierra and Santa Clarita. Hiking on our locals trails and enjoying the beautiful scenery around me has made a great impact and difference in my life.
The governor's proposed cuts in the budget are downright appalling.
President Bush's dismal approval rating is not so much a commentary on his job performance as it is an accurate commentary on our self-absorbed, spoiled society.
With 50 years of experience in the research and development business, I have to disagree with Anne McFeatters' position that the decline in U.S. technological leadership is due to lack of government funding. Except in the military area, U.S. inventiveness has rarely been funded by the government. Think of Edison, Ford, the Wright Brothers and Silicon Valley.
The entire liberal edifice rests upon the premise that the unrestrained free market doesn't work in meeting certain essential societal needs.
It was just so exciting to read how the White House and EPA will save the planet despite those nasty and ridiculous global warming and climate change deniers.
Regarding Bowe Bergdahl's release in exchange for five terrorists, when this soldier enlisted in the Army, he knew the challenges ahead of him in military life, and one of those challenges was the possibility of capture by the enemy.
Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).
As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.
Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.
Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.
I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.
Historically we are a violent people and mankind's history throughout the world demonstrates that we are violent. Laws passed protect us all from violence. But laws alone can't eliminate violence.
In Charlie Vignola's column ("Sensible about gun control," May 20) Vignola is basically making the intellectually flaccid argument that guns cause their own misuse.
Why do we not get fine films out here in SCV?
I have been reading the arguments in the letters to the editor section for this past week relating to Donald Sterling and his racist comments.
In The Signal there was a letter from Lois Eisenberg, responding to a column by Steve Lunetta in which he discussed Donald Sterling's racist rant and its consequences to Sterling.
A couple of years ago, when local officials said to cut down on the use of water, the wife and I bought a new dishwasher and a new washing machine that use less water.
I would be less troubled with the vilification of Donald Sterling if the popular press, including printed and electronic media, were as aggressive in the treatment of prominent blacks, including sports figures, when they make blatantly racist statements about whites.