What a shame that the Encinitas Union School District faces a possible lawsuit from the parents of the children there.
Friday night on Dec. 21, we had one of our annual candy cane giveaways for the homeless shelter.
I know there were reasons that "Follow the Star" was canceled this year by the church. You referred to plans in the recent Signal article for saving it in the future.
With his usual vitriol and high dudgeon, Charlie Vignola's anti-gun tirade ("What's needed to pass gun control laws?" Dec. 20) flies wide of the mark.
With the "Academy Awards" show fast approaching, I thought you fellow movie aficionados would be interested in knowing which movies we will have to leave our valley to see:
The (Santa Clarita Valley) Sanitation District and a coalition of upstream and downstream water users made an agreement in 2008 that reduced the cost of chloride treatment by 50 percent.
It was written online recently that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was not an attack on our sovereign soil.
Well, here we go again - the 98 percent will get their Bush tax cuts made permanent. Why, you ask? Well, 20 years ago, Grover Norquist had all Republicans sign a pledge never to raise taxes on anyone. If you did, he would make sure you never got re-elected. So if the Republicans let us go off the fiscal cliff, that means their "no" vote turns out to be a vote to raise taxes on ...
I would like to speak out about the controversy concerning Christmas. There are individuals who want it banned and do not want crèches or Christmas trees and to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."
It seems the Dec. 5 column submitted by Steve Lunetta, "Modification affects many properties," has several erroneous statements.
On a weekday, my 5,000-pound truck and I were making the turn from David Way, then left on Bouquet Canyon Road. Near Camp Scudder, I noticed a group of bicyclists on my right. They were in the bike lane and also on the roadway. I slowed and passed them.
In response to "Property owners face likely vote on new pollution fees," Dec. 5:
"A date which will live in infamy": Apparently, The Signal didn't agree! Not a mention on the front page? Nothing about the thousands of lives lost on that fateful day and the thousands lost during World War II.
You recently published the letter "Insurance freebies not so free" (Dec. 5) in which the writer closed with, "I guess those 'freebies' that were promised in the new health care law are not so free after all."
Although the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center is typically closed on Saturdays, it was the place to be on Dec. 8 as the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival performed its interpretation of a Dickens classic for Santa Clarita Valley residents.
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.
The Signal's Opinion Page of the March 14, 2013 issue shows forethought and good planning in printing two columns on the same subject but with the authors having completely different views on the matter. That subject is the recent 13-hour filibuster by Senator Rand Paul and the authors are SCV columnist Steve Lunetta and syndicated columnist Joe Gandelman; conservative and liberal respectively.
We use words and rhetoric to express ourselves, our opinion. But in today's politics, there's such a spin that you can no longer take words at face value.