I'm glad Steve and Cokie appreciate the value of diversity in higher education. Sadly this diversity does not apply to political ideology. A recent survey indicated that 60 to 70 percent of academics identify themselves as liberal or very liberal. Professors have been known to intimidate and even punish students (through lower grades) who dare to challenge their liberal philosophy. According to the Young America's Foundation seven of eight Ivy League Schools chose a liberal ...
The "Get Out of Jail Free" editorial cartoon published in The Signal July 16 regarding the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial was wrong, wrong, wrong.
An open letter to Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, and to the Trayvon Martin Foundation:
Please stop filing frivolous lawsuits. By your own statements, the city of Santa Clarita is comprised of one-third registered Latino voters. With the low voter turnout we typically see in elections for City Council, any group that has one-third of the registered voters can easily control the election by sheer numbers alone. My next question, Mr. Parris is: Do you really believe that one-third of our population lives in what could be one district? I ...
It cannot go unnoticed how low America's society has declined with George Zimmerman's trial and subsequent ruling serving as a perfect example.
I'm afraid I have to rain on Kevin Buck's tirade ("We shall overcome ... some day," July 16) and dilute it with a few actual facts.
On July 12, Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old Muslim girl, delivered an impassioned address at the United Nations to promote education of children worldwide.
In the late hours of July 4 our local Sheriff's Department did an extraordinary job handling an incident at Valencia Valley Park.
What's with all this attention and hullabaloo about a circle in the street? I'm referring, of course, to the Newhall roundabout.
This letter is regarding my feelings on the necessity for a chloride compliance facility and the plans for building such a "thing."
What difference does it make if we spend more money than we get in taxes? What difference does it make if we do not close our borders and allow more people to come into our country than we can afford to provide assistance, medical, education, etc. for? What difference does it make if the president wants to make them all citizens so they can vote to keep the Democrats in power? What difference does it ...
The immigration reform bill presently before Congress could prove to be a disaster. What seems to be a good point of the bill, that newly legalized citizens would not be eligible for Obama care, will actually mean loss of jobs for Americans. Think about it. Imagine you are an employer who needs to hire 20 people. If you hire 20 Americans you have to provide Obamacare, but if you hire 20 legalized workers, you save ...
I recently read an interesting article in The Signal by Mr. Tom Purcell ("Getting educated in debt," July 8).
Regarding Betty Arenson's letter to the editor about posters ("Pay no attention to the little man behind the pseudonym," July 4), I am compelled to write this letter.
Our neighbor R. Rex Parris, attorney and Lancaster mayor, coupled with a Malibu law firm, have chosen to sue the city of Santa Clarita and two school districts (so far) alleging that Latino voting voices are being silenced because of our area's at-large voting system versus specified district voting.
Mark Twain was right, at least in California: "Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting."
I guess it seemed like a festive idea to send dozens of colorful balloons into the sky to kick off the Hart vs. Valencia football game.
I wanted to express my disdain for Frank Ferry's attack on Cam Noltemyer and Marsha's, Laurene's and Bob's tacit approval of his despicable behavior.
This is a time when a great many Americans across the country are so unhappy with the goings-on of our representatives in Washington that the thinking for the coming elections is, "Throw the rascals out" and "Let's give the incumbents their walking papers."
Jim Holt's account of a deadly collision between truck and bicycle on Oct. 30 ("Bicyclist Killed In SCV Collision") was outrageous in its indictment of the dead cyclist as having done everything wrong, essentially reporting that it was all the cyclist's fault.
Regarding "Halloween church event draws 13,000," The Signal Oct. 27: Real Life Church, which claims to "really care about the community," continues to infringe upon that same community - at least the neighborhoods that are immediately adjacent to it.
I would like to address the Newhall Roundabout. I am a 15 year old who resides in Valencia. I have lived here all my life. My mom has lived here her entire life and her parents still reside in the house she grew up in. My roots are pretty deep in this town.
If I were to ask anyone what the toughest branch of the military is, NINE times out of 10 they would answer "The Marines." That's right, leathernecks. First in and last out. The branch you call on when the going gets tough.
In regards to "Woman injured in collision at Decoro and McBean" on The Signal's website, I have submitted many letters to the editor to The Signal expressing concerns about the hazards and safety factors in this city.
We are throwing away a precious resource: water. We pay to import water from the north, but the treated wastewater we discharge is free to our downstream neighbors.
Dear President Obama,
I have just two questions:
Wow, when I read over the sample ballot and found the man I felt would uphold rights over wrongs, I put my vote next to his name.
Frank Ferry's recent mea culpa for admittedly being "brash and abrasive" was short lived.
British singer Charlotte Church says young female pop stars are pressured by industry bosses to wear inappropriate clothes and "coerced into sexually demonstrative behavior in order to hold on to their careers."