To The Editor: Whatever the organization, it won¹t take long for you to notice Diane Trautman as a leader, a thoughtful contributor and a person given to level opinions and decisions. I volunteered with her as a co-chaperone for marching band events when our sons both attended Saugus High School. What impressed me most was that she would always bring along documents and studies for upcoming Planning Commission meetings, which she read during free ...
To The Editor: Mayor Bob Kellar is leadership in action, unequaled in his accomplishments by any others in the current race for City Council. Kellar's leadership has saved our valley from Cemex in Soledad Canyon. He long ago made safety a priority, leading Santa Clarita to the envied position as one of the safest cities in America. Bob's evident commitment to improve roads (most notably the cross-valley connector) and create more open space has already ...
After completing 31 years of service with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, I had the distinct pleasure of serving the Santa Clarita Valley in numerous capacities, including 20 years on the board of directors of numerous community service organizations. As a member of the City Formation Committee,
To The Editor: In The Signal's March 22 article, "$380K Spent On Advice," it was pointed out that the Castaic Lake Water Agency "paid more for consultants in January than any other single expenditure outside of water received through the State Water Contract."
Michael Picarella, by his own admission, overflows with imagination. However, it is apparent from his "Easter Bunny" column that his abundance of imagination clearly overrides good judgment and common sense. In an attempt to instill a strong sense of imagination in his 4-year-old son, he bought a live "Easter Bunny" from the bunny ranch. Even after learning that bunnies are not the best pets for young children as they are sensitive and require a lot ...
To the Editor: I would like to thank you for Tammy Marashlian's March 15 insightful article about Moms in Touch in the Santa Clarita Valley. This prayer ministry, uniting moms in prayer for their children and their schools, is life-changing, both for our children and for us moms.
To The Editor: Will Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital be able to meet the health care needs of the residents of the Santa Clarita Valley 10 years from now? The answer is "no."
To The Editor: Attention, all those running for a seat on the City Council in the upcoming election: Any candidate who calls my phone with one of those intrusive, annoying, automatically-dialed, pre-recorded messages will NOT get my vote.
To The Editor: I support Laurie Ender in her candidacy for City Council. Laurie would make a wonderful addition to the council. She is an intelligent, hard-working and enthusiastic advocate for the people of Santa Clarita and has already left her caring touch on the lives of so many.
To The Editor: In recent weeks, there has been a wealth of opinion regarding the candidates for the upcoming Santa Clarita City Council election. Many prominent figures from the community have lent their endorsement, and much has been offered in the defense of one candidate or another.
To The Editor: Having been intensely involved in City Hall politics for the past two years, I have witnessed two candidates emerge as the top choices in next Tuesdayâ€TMs election: Bob Kellar and Diane Trautman.
To The Editor: Do you want City Council candidates who have serious conflicts of interest or who get money from dubious sources known to misrepresent opponents with hit mailers? Obviously not. You do want council members who work hard, are accessible, have strong experience, are competent, and most of all, have integrity.
To The Editor: To Bob Kellar: you want us to vote for you, but you can't follow the printed instructions! Oh, those instructions must be for everyone else, not you.
To The Editor: Although I live in the unincorporated county area of the valley and cannot cast my vote in the City of Santa Clarita elections, I believe that voting is an effective tool to effect change and have a voice. I urge all residents to take a few minutes out of their day to vote for their candidate of choice. I feel each of the candidates has strong traits, however, I'm compelled to express my personal involvement with Diane Trautman.
To The Editor: I'm voting for Laurie Ender for City Council because of her commitment to the future of the city of Santa Clarita and to improving our quality of life here.
In response to Gary Morrison's comments on Sept. 15, I will give you a fact. When my daughter was over on deployment in Iraq with the U.S. Army, she and her company came upon numerous IEDs that contained chemical weapons, multiple times, and that was later on in the war. That is a fact.
I follow the Signal Opinion Column, on the days the Democrats have their say, I wonder where I have been? Their writer makes their leaders sound like he is invincible. Also they make it sound like the Republicans are at fault for everything. I read this, and I say why am I a Republican. Then comes another day and I get to read the Republican Opinion, then I begin to realize why I am a ...
As a frequent driver of the Hasley Canyon roundabout, I have observed that 90 percent of drivers have no idea of the rules or etiquette involved in roundabout usage. Installing one of the proposed pieces of artwork in the center of the Newhall Roundabout is an invitation to disaster, as drivers try to figure out what it represents, rather than paying attention to their driving.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the Simi Valley Senior Center. This center is state of the art, with modern architecture, and large carpeted meeting rooms. I saw a room filled with computers offering all levels of training. It seemed to go on and on as one hallway led into another. My understanding is this center is owned by the city of Simi Valley. Funds come from the city. Additional funding comes from holding events, including weddings.
Again, I have to thank Kevin Buck for an entertaining, if rabidly partisan, column today. It's always fun to read how we conservatives are such ogres. Now that they're done with their Toy Story series, maybe Pixar can fire up a new one called Tea Party. Get Tim Burton to direct. Wouldn't that be fun?
In his September 16th letter, "Only one answer to the roundabout art dilemma," Kevin Eliason suggests that the city council should make a statue of the late William S. Hart the centerpiece for our new roundabout but I think I have a better idea:
In response to Jim Horton's Sept. 13 letter to the editor "Pacifism has never proved to be the answer": Have you ever served in the military in a war zone?
We have just had another mass shooting and gun control advocates are all over it but maybe it would never have happened if someone in the Navy had done their job.
Be not influenced by our horrific experiences in Iraq, for they were the result of a lie. A lie to Congress, its citizens and our allies.
I just saw an ad for a new television comedy this fall. Since it is to be about the "family," I focused in.
In the past few weeks The Signal has printed two front-page articles that, when considered together, reveal some interesting things about our City Council.
Those on the left, center, and right all think they know best - in fact, that may be the only thing they do agree upon.
Lots of people are familiar with the reality TV show "Say Yes to the Dress," in which a bride to be allows an entourage to help pick out her wedding dress.
Regarding "Council votes down bag ban," Sept. 12, The Signal article contains the statement "Some council members spoke in favor of banning plastic bags but bristled at the implication that customers would be required to pay five or 10 cents a bag for the paper counterparts."
There can be only one memorialized statue at the entrance to Newhall: William S. Hart, the cowboy, actor, rancher and humanitarian who made the community and contributed his legacy for all to enjoy forever.