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.
In Night and Day by playwright Tom Stoppard, reporter Jacob Milne said "No matter how imperfect things are, if you've got a free press everything is correctable, and without it everything is concealable."
In Dr. Lee Rogers' Oct. 30 commentary, he says, "Elect me, because we deserve better." The piece is yet another slam Buck diatribe with just a few statements about what he will do. With all due respect to Dr. Rogers, who seems to be a nice guy and I'm sure a fine podiatrist, how about focusing on the issues ... especially local issues? He says, "I'll work to hold those responsible for cleaning up the ...
Finally, independent films - but too brief Looks like maybe Regal paid attention to all of our "protest" letters. I saw in the paper that they had booked two films that otherwise would be booked into the ArcLight or Laemmle theaters: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" at Edwards in Valencia and "Seven Psychopaths" at Edwards in Canyon Country. These films are not mainstream, as I have seen both, but at least they are finally ...
Mike McSkane's letter to the editor (Oct. 15) was right on. The Signal needs to be a community watchdog with journalistic integrity, and each City Council member should be independently free to express his or her own opinion. Also, this opinion should be based on whatever sources are available, including from city employees.
Editor's note: The following letter is a paid candidate endorsement Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing over there on the Signal Editorial Board? Their recent article praising Edward Headington's campaign is quite perplexing. In this article, they referenced their prior opinion of both Scott Wilk's and Mr. Headington's primary platforms as being identical. After they "assessed the benefits, practicality, and genuineness of the candidates' responses," somehow their decision to ...
In response to "Use your eyes when voting," Oct. 20: Ted, great letter to The Signal. Only one thing wrong - use your head when voting. Here is why. Remember, two years ago the tea party took over the Republican Party and said to let the country default. "It is our way or the highway," which means, "Go to the unemployment line." There has not been one jobs bill that Congress has voted on, and ...
I've been so upset with CNN that I haven't been able to calm down enough to write until now.
At the end of the day, we've got to stop saying "at the end of the day." Phrases, like some words, have a shelf life. This phrase has been overused and should be retired.
Paid Candidate Endorsement Letter Having attended California's 25th Congressional District election debate October 10th at Valencia's Hyatt Hotel between Congressman Buck McKeon (R) and challenger Lee Rogers (D) and watching our Vice Presidential debate the very next evening, I witnessed a great many disturbing similarities. Joe Biden's behavior and his juvenile antics were more disrespectful than I have ever seen in my entire lifetime of watching National debates. Not only did he behave like a ...
Rebutting The Signal Editorial Board For the last seven years, The Signal has named me one of the "51 Most Influential People in the SCV." Through my work on the COC Board of Trustees as well as my public affairs work - our valley has benefitted from greater access to health care, more upscale retail, more open space to recreate in, and, of course, one of the finest community colleges in the nation. According to ...
I find it very hard to believe The Signal actually endorses Ed Headington to represent the SCV over our local Scott Wilk.
Not since the days of slavery have so many people felt entitled to what other people have produced.
I have watched both debates, presidential and vice presidential, and I am confused. The president and vice president say we are better off today than we were four years ago, but that is not what my eyes are telling me. As I drive through our community I see "For Lease" signs on a great number of commercial properties. I don't know what the vacancy factor is in the industrial complexes, but in the retail spaces ...
The issue of homosexuality is deeply personal for many families. Such is the case for Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who recently announced he has changed his mind on how marriage should be defined.
I read Mr Arenson's letter ("Jesus not a liberal Democrat," March 23, 2013), and agree with him completely. But there are some things that could be added, such as abortion.
Kevin Buck believes "Jesus would be a liberal Democrat".
With a heavy heart I am compelled to write this letter to the editor on the anniversary date of the Iraqi War.
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.