To The Editor: I use vote-by-mail. I got the information from my mailbox, read it all carefully and mailed the ballot back within a few days.
To The Editor: I was initially not amused by Pat Bagley's cartoon this morning (April 9, 2008) representing Charlton Heston as a gun-waving nut outside the gates of heaven. However, after ruminating on this for a bit I thought, well, actually, his NRA participation was presented by the media as defining the man in his later life.
To The Editor: I have been sitting on the sidelines looking and listening to all sides, and it came to me - Barack Hussein Obama Jr. is the Pied Piper!
To The Editor: You can definitely put me on the side of the room that is against more unnecessary taxes - the key word being "unnecessary."
To The Editor: Thanks and goodbye to officer Tommy Banks. Yes, I got a ticket on Soledad. But you know what ... I was speeding and it reminded me to slow down.
To The Editor: Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies spent a lot of officers' time and taxpayers' money during a recent weekend to arrest just three drunk drivers out of 916 cars stopped and inconvenienced at a DUI checkpoint ("DUI checkpoint in Valencia nets 4 arrests," March 30, 2008). That is a meager .33 percent success rate.
To The Editor: Congratulations and best wishes to SCV sheriff's Deputy John Thomas Banks on his retirement.
To The Editor: I have been following the reports over the last few months and am incensed that none of the plans offered by the Hart School District have included cutting the fat at the top. Why has there been no proposal for cutting the six-figure salaries in order to save some programs and teachers' jobs? I have no children at home now, but I am still taxed for the schools and am happy to ...
To The Editor: I was appalled to see Barack Obama on television recently trying to use racism to his political advantage. He stated that the most segregated place in America is the churches. It is incredible that he would stoop so low in an attempt to gain a political advantage. Certainly, many years ago, his statement was true, but the fact that it is no longer true is something that Americans can and should ...
To The Editor: To the voters: How many of you will be voting for a candidate who puts their poster board ads on public property and/or public right-of-ways? So much for following the letter of the law. Then there's the littering factor.
To The Editor: Hilarious! We loved the April 1 front page of The Signal! Now please cancel our subscription. April fools! Rock on.
To The Editor: Hi! I am a third-grade student at Castaic Elementary School and read about the "plans" for the new Castaic Lake High School (in the April fool's edition of The Signal). It sounds really cool!! Are you planning to put in boat docks for the students? I hope so because I will want one! I guess I will tell my mom and dad to buy me a boat and not a car when ...
To The Editor: Thank you so much for the clever parody in the April 1 edition of The Signal.
To The Editor: What a pleasant surprise! Every morning of my life, the L.A. Times has been on my front doorstep or driveway. I will always read The Times. I have subscribed to The Signal for my entertainment (and some local news). The entertainment has gone out of the Signal. In previous years, you could tell that the staff at The Signal was having fun. I enjoyed the "Christmas Light Caravan" issues, the Phony Parade ...
To The Editor: Well, it has been almost two months since the residents of Acton/Agua Dulce defeated yet another school bond measure, this one supposedly to build only a high school and the fourth attempt in the last six years.
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.
I quote a recent editorial contribution by a Santa Clarita City Council member: "Public participation is an essential way ... to influence the decision-making process."
I read with interest the article on the effects of the Canada – U.S. pipeline and its relationship to climate change.
Here is what gets me: The Republicans are always asking, where are the jobs? Well as of March 1, 2013, they are going to let thousands of people get laid off.
The toll roads are great for the young people but how about us older ones that still like to get out and see things. ? How about making it free for older people?