Why are all of the schools in Castaic except Live Oak Elementary built at the top of dead-end roads? These seem to be the most wasteful possible. Very few students can ride a bike or walk to these campuses; they all have to be dropped off and picked up. That's two trips up and two trips down every school day, adding vehicle emissions and wear and tear.
I just read the letter in the Nov. 6 paper requesting that the Valencia Library be updated to make it friendlier, like a Barnes and Noble bookstore.
I have a problem with the media being so divisive, especially concerning race.
Radical members of the "No on 8" campaign in California have quickly turned their disappointment over the reinstatement of traditional marriage into rabid hostility.
Interestingly, the lead article on Oct. 17 read "Baby killer gets 25 to life." Indeed, the mother was convicted of killing her baby shortly after birth and tossing the lifeless body into a trash bin.
I am writing about the fires we have seen throughout the Los Angeles area. The firefighters have done a terrific job of keeping the fire contained. We have a great fire department that reacts to any threat from fires very seriously. I can say that I feel safe with them doing their job.
John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin for the office of the vice president is disrespectful to the American people as well as the office itself.
In the Aug. 16 edition, Frank Arenson in a letter to the editor stated that Barack Obama told a 7-year-old girl he is running for President of the United States because "the country isn't very good."
I am very disappointed by our local newspaper, The Signal, with regards to the article published today that reports the fact that local real estate sales are up 22 percent.
Hands free? Not in SCV.
Can any financial institution make loans or ridiculous offers without a willing purchaser? Second question: Would you invest in a financial institution that showed poor profitability or one that was booming and was very profitable?
I think that the Valencia Public Library should be redone. The library is a great place to get books, especially in the bad economic times we are having.
It's been a historic time at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Democratic voice Cal Planakis predictably attempts to hide the real reason for California's current $15 billion deficit by blaming it on Proposition 13. The bright lights of actual budget numbers reveal the real culprits.
Regarding Obama's speech at the consummation of the DNC, one commentator stated, "Vote for him or don't, but thank God that the United States of America can produce great speakers who can deliver great speeches."
In response to a recent letter to the editor regarding Santa Clarita's purchasing policies, I wanted to correct a few misstatements.
Veterans get slapped in the face!
This letter is written in agreement with the letter from Betty Arenson pertaining to the deaths of two otherwise fine men who recently died "An open letter to the city of Santa Clarita," Dec. 23).
I read Steve Lunetta's column concerning the "global warming" issue ("The Arctic is ice-free!" Dec. 23.) Lunetta nailed it.
I read Kevin Buck's column in The Signal ("Obama keeps calm," Dec. 10), and I simply have to respond.
Recently, The Signal published an article about an online petition with 800 signatures from the U.S., Argentina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Poland and more to rename Hercules Street in Valencia to "Walker/Rodas Memorial Way."
President Obama has made it way too easy for me not to write about his behavior at Nelson Mandela's memorial.
I found Mayor Laurene Weste's five-column lecture and admonishment published Dec. 13 in The Signal ("'Tis the season to shop in Santa Clarita") interesting for those of us who live in Santa Clarita.
Congressmen like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul appear to rejoice at the thought of not passing legislation on unemployment benefits.
There is no causal link between abortion and breast cancer. Repeat as necessary.
I was in the Santa Clarita Post Office on Creekside Road twice within the past week.
"Opinions" about the link between abortion and breast cancer are cheap, especially when respondents can spout them in online forums, attacking others and their opinions with demeaning, snarky terms while hiding behind a "user name" or pseudonym.
I have never written or responded to a letter to the editor until now, but I cannot let Carole Lutness's "Republicans go after the poor" (Dec. 9) go without a response.
I appreciate the care being taken by our City Council in determining what should be the centerpiece of the Newhall roundabout.
Charlie Vignola opens his column Dec. 3 by writing: "Simply put, what I believe shouldn't affect you, and what you believe shouldn't affect me - period" ("Slippery slope for U.S.").