Happy for him but sad to hear that Robert Lamoureux is retiring. We looked forward to reading his column every Saturday. His thoroughness and expertise were always appreciated and will be missed. He is a treasure.
I was doing some pondering after hearing of the latest scandal coming out of Washington: the disgraceful behavior of the head of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Years ago, rock musicians would come out with songs that were outspoken and critical about social and political ills.
The front page headline of the election day Signal read "Now, voters get to speak," but it should have read, "Now, voters get to speak - slowly!"
Gary Horton's most eloquent Nov. 7 comments on everything that is right and wrong about our country, its politicians, our election system, etc., is so accurate it's eerie.
In response to "Students holding mock elections," Nov. 4: I was beside myself with the attitude of the online comments on this article. Maybe, just maybe, these kids are being taught to have pride in their country and respect for the president. Maybe, the reality of politics for kids (because these are children) is that the president runs our country because he is elected to do so. Maybe, they are learning to take part in ...
Headline seen Nov. 8: "Stock Market Plunges, Is Obama to Blame?" I spent most of election night monitoring global market news as the election results came in as President Barack Obama seemed to gain a second chance. I figured I might as well position myself to make some lemonade from the lemons, and in today's global trading, you don't need to wait for the NYSE to open. World markets actually reacted somewhat favorably to the ...
I would like to take issue with what you have been doing to the Letters to the Editor section of your paper lately.
Perhaps Mr. Jawa would like us to fight in Afghanistan riding camels and carrying swords - which is how the Afghans would be fighting without outside forces supplying them with arms.
On behalf of the 2012 Rubber Ducky Festival committee, along with the doctors and staff of Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, I extend sincere thanks to all who participated in the 10th annual Rubber Ducky Festival held Oct. 27 at Bridgeport Park.
We Americans have too easily embraced the use of drones. We acquiesce to the accidental killings of children in the name of keeping our soldiers and our children safe.
A bipartisan coalition of local education leaders has formed to support Edward Headington's bid for the 38th Assembly District seat. We, the "Ed for Education" coalition (ED4ED), recognize Ed's potential to have a real impact on local education as both a member of the Assembly majority and as the practical and balanced candidate focused on real policy improvements. ED4ED supports Headington over his challenger, who has been curiously absent on the education issue-except as the ...
Big things often come from small or unforeseen beginnings. Some call it part of living a purpose-driven life while others write it off as mere happenstance. I began this race for State Assembly around the kitchen table with my wife Sasha. We were both new parents, sleep-deprived and wondering about the life ahead for our two-and-a-half month-old son Narayan. We talked about the kind of community he would grow up in, the neighborhood schools he ...
In response to "SCV speed limits shift" in The Signal on Oct. 25: Speed limits mean nothing to most motorists because they feel that they own the road, and they don't want you to infringe on their space. They are reckless in their driving, actions and thinking and have no manners. Point in fact: Motorists tailgate to intimidate you to move over and honk their horns when trying to make a left turn or right ...
First of all, I applaud Betty Arenson for her Signal article, on Oct. 26, "Obama's record shows he's the wrong choice." Her factual article stated many of the important issues I had wanted to convey.
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.