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.
On Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, there was not one mention from the posters (Letters to the Editor or local column contributors) or The Signal in its columns about this most important day in American history.
Thank God that the citizens of this country saw through the lies, racism and hatred that has spieled through the Internet about our president.
I for one am still waiting to find out what happened in Benghazi, but it is being masked by other lesser events.
To county supervisor: How dare you only have one public hearing regarding the new tax (oops.. fee) you are trying to foist onto we, your constituents, who are still trying to find jobs in Los Angeles County. Our jobless rate is nearing 15 percent. Predators, you are just like your super majority in the California Legislature ... we, the people, don't mean a thing. Remember, your governor, Mr. Brown, and last year's Legislature passed another ...
Editor's note: Signal staff, not city officials, are responsible for the caption. The Festival of Trees, from which the tree was generously purchased in support of Gold Star families and of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, calls its entries neither Christmas nor holiday trees.
Today I got an e-pamphlet touting all the wonderful new benefits, such as "free" well-woman services, that my insurance now covers.
Ever since mankind has been able to put something up, Mother Nature has been knocking it down.
In recent weeks we have seen the news flooded with "Zippergate" involving Gens. David Petraeus and John Allen, who have both had questionable relationships with some kind of military groupies.
The other day I went to the Old Town Newhall Library and saw an old friend from my past. Almost 50 years ago, right after high school, I spent three years in the Army standing side by side with the son of this Cold War warrior. I proudly carried his image on my shoulder: the Nike-Ajax missile. You can see him today behind the Old Town Newhall Library and next to the American Legion Post ...
Early last week I heard Gary Horton's column has ended. As to why, it remains unclear.
Today I got an E-pamphlet touting all the wonderful new benefits, such as "free" well-woman services, that my insurance now covers.
In recent weeks, we have seen the news flooded with "Zippergate" involving Gens. David Petraeus and John Allen, who have both had questionable relationships with some kind of military
The Gaza-Israeli conflict and the fiscal cliff should take precedence over the Petraeus sex scandal. The conflict and the fiscal cliff have a major bearing on our lives at the moment. Not saying that the sex scandal is not important, but it should be put on the back burner for now. All efforts should be going to the Gaza-Israeli and the fiscal cliff problems in hopes to settle those problems! The Gaza and Israeli conflict ...
Yes, many cars in Europe of the same make and model have higher mpg ratings than their U.S. counterparts. The U.S. and Euro testing standards differ, as do the tuning specifications (such as fuel/air and ignition timing, computer mapping).
In my humble opinion, the only way the U.S. Postal Service will survive is to STOP service one day a week. The question we all should be asking is not whether to stop service one day a week, but which day of the week.
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.