To The Editor: A few weeks ago I attended a rally in the park for Laurie Ender. I was moved to take time out of my Saturday morning to support Laurie because, in working with her on the executive board of the PTA at Helmers Elementary, I learned first-hand what a force of nature she is. It was obvious during every meeting that Laurie always had the bigger picture in view while keeping every student ...
To the Editor: I whole-heartedly agree with Glenda Johnson (Letters, March 13, 2008) about English-only ballots. I was up last night going over my ballot thinking the same thing. This is America, and to have the right to vote, you better know the American language. To top it off, I went to Wal-Mart to buy my kids the traditional candy hearts for Valentine's Day, and wouldn't you know, I couldn't find any in English. They ...
To The Editor: Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to pass a law that says schools can't have pizza or candy in class. This law should not be passed because having pizza and candy in class can be a good thing. Doing this would
During the March 11 City Council meeting our city manager, Ken Pulskamp, gave us even more insight into his methods of distorting reality to push through his vision to turn our city into his "urban center."
Students absent on Good Friday won't be penalized by William S. Hart Union High School District.
To The Editor: The "poll demand" that Maria Gutzeit spoke of at the candidate forum is regarding the opinions and assessments of the local citizens. All politicians use them to get an idea of what constituents want, although polls aren't the only determinants that are used. Maria is an excellent athlete, a professional chemical engineer, and a great negotiator. Her great physical fitness and clear-headed ideas are due to serious bicycling, walking her dogs and ...
To The Editor: It's very clear to me, after reading the City Council candidates' information, that the only logical use of my vote is to write in TimBen Boydston. In his short term in office, he has shown a willingness to question issues that get rubber-stamped by other council members. I'm looking for an ethical person interested in wisely investing my tax money in the city, not a bond-pusher or a person who has an ...
Does City Council candidate Laurie Ender make up facts, or just ignore them? In her op-ed piece in The Signal about her candidacy (March 9, 2008), she stated that every other candidate has flip-flopped on the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital expansion plan.
To the Editor: I have always admired Mayor Bob Kellar and how hard he works for the residents of Santa Clarita. My appreciation has deepened as I watched how he carried himself against the misinformation and innuendos regarding his Statement of Economic Interest filings. He failed to check a box on his FPPC Form 700. The form has a category for "income" that reads: "Gross income: $500-$1000; $1,001-$10,000; $10,001-$100,000; and over $100,000." Wow! That's ...
To the Editor: I would like to know what was going through the minds of whatever city department approved a shutdown of Golden Valley Road for a whole week for filming. This is a major route across the valley. It seems to be just another example of the "Oh, well, it's just Canyon Country" attitude that permeates the decision-making in Santa Clarita. Hopefully, the money from the permit can be used to give us some ...
I love living in Santa Clarita, and I am excited about all the changes that have taken place during the 21 years I have resided here.
To the Editor: Last month, a 15-year-old Oxnard student, Lawrence King, was murdered in his classroom by a fellow student. The police ruled this a hate crime because King was killed for being gay. In California, harassing a student because of his or her perceived sexual orientation is against the law. This fact did not save King. What could his school district have done to avoid this tragedy? The school tried counseling the boys; however, ...
To The Editor: Upon reading Joe Loeffler's letter ("Flatulence is Not Funny," March 6, 2008), I was inclined to take a gander at Diana Sevanian's article on the ever-so-popular act of passing gas. I thought it might actually be something offensive. After all, what red-blooded American male doesn't enjoy the occasional poot? Alas, I was neither appalled nor offended. She hit the nail right on the head. I am a 22-year-old male. Naturally I find ...
To the Editor: Once again we see that the Republican Party does love all children, as long as they are the unborn kind, of course. How else can you explain their now-infamous defense of the "sloophole" on yachts bought out of state? The Republican Party would rather the Hart School District cut $10.4 million from our childrens' education than upset their wealthy constituency. These kids of deep cuts in California's budget will become all too ...
To the Editor: Gary Horton's March 5 column ("Consider Changes to Prop 13") is bad medicine for California property owners. Proposition 13 should be left alone. It's that simple!
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?
Have you ever seen the Investigation Discovery shows such as "Solved", "Disappeared", or "Extreme Forensics"?
I was upset hearing that Rick Perry traveled to California on a "job-poaching mission."