As a former federal employee with 38-plus years of service with the Federal Aviation Administration, I believe the Fourth of July is particularly important.
Two words: term limitations. Four years for congressmen and for senators, with elections every two years. Half of Congress and half of the Senate - so we will always be getting new people.
Scenario one: Place: Hamburg, N.Y. Brother-in-law: A roundabout in Hamburg? What a dumb idea. Years Later: Boy, this roundabout really works great. Scenario two: Place: Truckee, Ca. Son: A roundabout in Truckee? What a dumb idea. Year Later: Boy, this roudabout really works great.
I read the "Giving paws for thanks" article (A1 of the Sunday Signal) thanking fire personnel for their response to the Powerhouse Fire, but there was no indication the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, California Highway Patrol, AMR and other first-responders to this incident were invited to this event, let alone thanked for their response to this fire.
Thanks for printing the chart of city paid salary and benefits. It enabled me to finally figure out what is wrong with the current method of determining City Council members' compensation. To quote: Each City Council member's total compensation will vary based on hire/re-hire and individual benefit selections. City Council members are not "hired," they are elected; therefore, the rules in place for city employees (who are hired and can be fired) don't apply to ...
A response to Gary Curtis: Until you can get pregnant, carry and give birth to a child, please keep your opinions on women's rights to yourself.
Below is a letter sent to the senior engineer, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. It offers an alternative to the chloride proposal that makes sense. Mary Jacobs, Senior Engineer Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County 1955 Workman Mill Road Whittier, CA 90601 Dear Ms. Jacobs: Re: Chloride Compliance Facilities Plan I was discussing the issue with Roger Combs (who I believe has an engineering background). His solutions appear to be more economical than ...
Once again the ignorance regarding knowledge of our northern neighbor is blatant. Our schools do not teach anything about Canada, our major ally in North America. Most Americans could not tell you the name of the capital city of Canada, could not tell you how many provinces there are (what is a province, anyway?) or who the leaders are. Of course, most Americans can't tell you much about our government, either. Your inclusion of ...
It took two years for the San Bernardino County District Attorney's office to determine an officer was justified in shooting a knife-wielding, hostage-taking man. Two years.
After reading the second article in a week about a wrong-way driver on Highway 14, I am compelled to share a thought.
It doesn't matter if one is a Democrat, Republican or Independent, there is a political reality that makes no sense.
Today being Sunday, June 23, there hasn't been a new Letter to the Editor printed in the SCV Signal in five days, since June 18?
It is not hard to understand why 228 members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to protect unborn children who are scientifically capable of feeling the agonizing pain of awful late-term abortion procedures.
Regarding the article in the June 15 issue of The Signal, "Iranian-Americans cast votes": I wonder just how many of those "pseudo-Americans" voted in the elections of the United States, the country of their voluntary adoption? The majority of them came at the time of the Shah's overthrow in 1979. When, oh when, are they going to show their undivided allegiance to this country? By showing their Iranian passport to vote on June 14 - ...
Since everyone wants to direct their own lives peaceably, they must extend the same courtesy to others - and enforcing that arrangement is the sum of good government.
The United States Congress does not serve the people of the United States of America. It caters to the rich 2 percent of America.
Fracking will create more pollution of the air and water on the California coastline, farmlands and in urban neighborhoods.
Regarding the Donald Robinson letter to the editor "Don't glorify war in honoring veterans": Some of us Vietnam veterans will not admit that the war was one big waste of time. Denial is a powerful thing.
When a baby was born in France, at the hospital we were given a carnet de santé (notebook for health.)
I am writing in regards to the letter by Donald Robinson, subject the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
It's my opinion that the Republicans have an opportunity to turn things around for themselves.
Regarding David M. Shribman's Oct. 1 commentary, "Shrinking role of handwritten word," the sad thing is that a legible signature and handwriting are a thing of the past.
What do you call a spoiled child when he/she does not get chosen on a team due to "lack of necessities"?
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?