To The Editor: RE: Proposition 98: Again the special interest people have put together a ballot issue under the guise of limiting the use of government eminent domain. That seems reasonable on the surface. However, when you read the proposition, it also does away with rent control. One must ask what these two issues have to do with each other? Nothing! When ballot propositions have little "oh, by the ways" added, the true purpose of ...
Boycotting gas does not work. Everyone needs gasoline to live, so let's not boycott gasoline. Get as much gasoline as you need.
Now that California's liberal judges have once again erased the will and intent of the voters in ruling to make gay marriage legal, let's see if they have the same fortitude and tenacity for what they would call an "unintended consequence."
The closing of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Transitional Care Unit (TCU) is an important step in the improvement of health care and acute patient care in the Santa Clarita Valley. Our seniors (and I am one!) will not be ignored or rejected. The TCU closing means they will get faster treatment in the emergency room and will get quicker acute care with more available beds. If the community really wants more hospital beds, closing ...
To The Editor: I wanted to respond to a letter to the editor by Janice L. Maurizi, Director of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office ("No Stone was unturned during quest for justice," Sunday, May 18). Janice, you are 100% correct! I should have done more digging into the people that did make a difference, including your efforts. When I wrote the commentary on slain Deputy David March, I made every sincere effort to ...
It's only through the kind donations of others that the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry can help feed the people in our valley who are considered "food insecure" - those who must skip meals, or eat non-nutritional foods just to satisfy their hunger.
We commend Driftwood Dairy for reducing the calorie content of its line of flavored milks offered to students in Southern California public schools ("Chocolate milk now healthy for students," May 18).
Gay marriage is legal! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! I suppose the funniest part of the story is that it was made legal by justices appointed by conservative Republicans! Where is your party now, you religious fanatics, you bigots? The very same people who oppose gay marriage are the same kind of people who opposed multi-racial marriages 30 years ago. These people need to be deported because they are not true Americans. Face it: your ...
To The Editor: I have long supported Robin Clough, Dr. Gene Dorio, and the Senior Center in their efforts to keep the TCU open, and I strongly echo Robin's recent call to conscience for seniors. After considering the various economic and moral arguments presented thus far regarding the fate of the TCU, we must decide whether economics or conscience is more compelling. Personally, I am with Robin on this one, so my conscience is clear. ...
To The Editor: Last Thursday's decision by California's Supreme Court was truly overwhelming to me. I am astounded that the ruling to permit same-sex couples an opportunity to recognize their love and commitment to each other in marriage actually occurred in my lifetime, and was decided by four of the six moderate Republicans in the court of seven. The case also had the greatest number of amicus briefs in the history of the California Supreme ...
To The Editor: We have a systemic problem in our Woodlands neighborhood that is terrorizing residents and nobody is prepared to do anything about it. My dog was brutally mutilated and disemboweled by a roving pack of coyotes that goes unchecked in our neighborhood. The same pack stalks joggers, children, and dogs within our neighborhood. This is fact, evidenced by photographs. Although we have raised concerns within the proper channels, no one has taken any ...
There's a lot I can't do for the elderly. I can't cure them. I can't feed them. I can't give them shelter.
To The Editor: Let me get this straight. You can get a citation if you run a red light in the SCV but don't get in an accident, but will not get a citation if you run a red light but do get in an accident (Sunday, May 11, 2008). Huh?
To The Editor: Propositions 98 and 99 on the June 3 ballot need everyone's attention because the eminent domain law is one of the most disgusting, outrageous and revolting pieces of legislation ever written and passed into law, and runs parallel with another piece of legislation called Mello-Roos tax. What makes both of these pieces of garbage legislation outrageous is that they have been abused over and over, year after year, hurting many people in ...
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.
In December, The Signal reported that I had won an "extreme makeover" of the landscaping at my home in Saugus sponsored by the Castaic Lake Water Agency and Stay Green Inc.
The California Board of Equalization has just approved a 9.7 percent increase in the excise tax on gasoline, raising the total excise tax to 39.5 cents per gallon. This added to all the other taxes on gasoline sales will have us paying over 70 cents per gallon in tax. On top of this we pay license fees on our vehicles which are a tax as well and like many people I thought all of this money was for roads.
I want to commend Tammy Messina for her excellent column discussing the true purpose of the Second Amendment.
Let's stop the blame game and who's idea it was about the sequestration.
Tired of the debate on gun control and sick of hearing about global warming?
Liberalism allows the less charitable to feel better about themselves by giving away other people's money and freedom.
Regarding the column from Tim Myers published March 2, "Does the election date change favor the incumbent?":
This sequester panic is government fraud and misdirection at its best.
The sequester seems to be the only way that the rate at which we grow the budget is slowed down.