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Archive By Section - Letters to the Editor

Roll back tuition throughout Calif. colleges

I started my college career at College of the Canyons way back in the early 1980s, and, at that time, tuition was free.

January 15, 2015 | Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor

Positive signs from new sheriff

Last month I wrote a letter to the editor calling attention to Sheriff Jim McDonnell's embracing a civilian review board voted in by the Board of Supervisors.

January 15, 2015 | Ted Aquaro Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

Support the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

What happens in our country's abortion clinics is a national nightmare.

January 15, 2015 | Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Standing up for freedom

I want to acknowledge The Signal for publishing the politically incorrect cartoon created by Charlie Fitzsimmons on Thursday.

January 11, 2015 | Stephen C Petzold Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Vive la liberte and vive Charlie

In response to the Daryl Cagle commentary "France cartoonists and murder" published in Friday's Signal, I am grieving for my freedom of expression.

January 11, 2015 | Anne Marie Whalley Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor

Drink water, don’t ride trains

I see that Gov. Jerry Brown and friends have celebrated the start of the bullet train, but I suggest we stop it right in its unlaid tracks.

January 08, 2015 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor

The importance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On January 19 our nation celebrates the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. I shall celebrate that holiday - my favorite holiday - with my ex-wife by going to worship services with Dr. King being the central idea.

December 29, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

Bone Dry Bouquet Canyon

After reading through the failure of numerous branches of government to clean out a ditch full of silt, I ask whether any person in this area can agree that government has grown too big to serve its citizens. They have failed us all.

December 29, 2014 | Rick Rezabek Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor

Medians don’t need to be planted

What are the council members missing? Common sense perhaps? Medians do not HAVE to be planted.

December 24, 2014 | Judy Reinsma Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

Setting an example

Last July, I attended a meeting at City Hall -- 3:00 on a 100-plus day. When I came out, my car was wet from the sprinklers. It was the height of summer, the height of a historic drought and the city was urging everyone to conserve water.

December 24, 2014 | Valerie Thomas Newhall | Letters to the Editor

Nancy's is not going out of business

Thank you for featuring Nancy's Ranch on the business page of the Signal on Wednesday, December 10 under the headline "Last year to cut your own trees."

December 22, 2014 | Nancy Roatcap Nancy's Ranch | Letters to the Editor

Talking about God

"In God we trust." Well, not in our schools. It seems lawlessness and chaos are much better substitutes don't you think? Lets worship demons instead of angels, a much better idea.

December 22, 2014 | Robert Murphy Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Young moviegoers

I just returned from seeing a very good movie at our local theatre and want to share something really amazing with your readers:

December 22, 2014 | Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor

When will we value the lives of our children?

Thank you for printing the article "Black lives do matter" by Terri Lovell in the Dec. 12 issue of The Signal's opinion section.

December 19, 2014 | Judy Propri Castaic | Letters to the Editor

Management by committee not leadership

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently voted three to two to establish a civilian commission to oversee the county's Sheriff's Department.

December 19, 2014 | Ted Aquaro Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

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Support Assembly Bill 866 to help small businesses

I am pleased to support Assembly Bill 866, introduced by Eduardo Garcia, because it provides the opportunity for agencies to consider the impacts of regulations on small business, paving the way for less costly and less burdensome regulations for small business.

April 23, 2015 | Deborah Runions | Letters to the Editor

High speed rail authority’s claims are false

In a Signal article published Tuesday, the California High-Speed Rail Authority claimed it "go(es) above and beyond by not only opening all our monthly board meetings to the public, but also our committee meetings," and that "the (rail authority) is in full compliance with all laws governing public meetings in California."

April 16, 2015 | Assemblyman Scott Wilk Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

Fort Hood attack was terrorism

I find it sadly ironic that the Pentagon has announced it will pay for the sex-change therapy of Private Bradley/Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, but it will not cover the care and treatment for Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, a victim of the November 2009 Fort Hood massacre, because the latter is not considered "combat related."

April 15, 2015 | Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Study shows Obamacare saves lives

Last December, the administration announced that Obamacare programs to improve hospital safety have resulted in 50,000 fewer preventable deaths since 2010.

April 14, 2015 | Paul Henry Sibek Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Desalination instead of high-speed rail

With the governor announcing his demand for a 25 percent decrease in municipal water usage due to the drought crisis, it occurs to me that perhaps its time for all of the Sacramento politicians to really face this problem.

April 14, 2015 | John Ragsdale Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor

NoMoRobo a reality

With respect to Gary Morrison's letter to the editor ("Let's make 'no more robocalls' a reality,: April 2 in The Signal), NoMoRobo is available to individuals at

April 14, 2015 | David Turk Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Beware climate-change-deniers for hire

After reading the well-reasoned and science-based column "Climate change: myth vs. fact" by Cher Gilmore (The Signal, April 6), (I belong to a CCL chapter in Lancaster, PA), I noticed the comments were almost all hostile, angry, and insulting attacks from climate deniers.

April 10, 2015 | Pete Kuntz Lancaster, PA | Letters to the Editor

Tragic results of attempting to reverse climate change

A moral tragedy is unfolding because of the confidence of groups such as Cher Gilmore's Citizens' Climate Lobby ("Climate change: myth vs. fact," April 6 in The Signal), which portray that we know the future of climate and that we can control it merely by regulating our carbon dioxide emissions.

April 10, 2015 | Tom Harris Executive Director, International Climate Science Coalition Ottawa, Ontario | Letters to the Editor

What happened to no gay marriage impact on straight society?

Assuming you haven't been marooned on a deserted island in the middle of the ocean, you've probably heard about Memories Pizza, a small family-owned pizzeria in Walkerton, Indiana.

April 09, 2015 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor

Unsolicited phone calls not wanted

In his letter "Let's make 'no more robocalls' a reality," April 2 in The Signal, Gary Morrison was right on - everyone hates unsolicited phone calls that interrupt their day (or night).

April 09, 2015 | Bill Lyons Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

Not vaccinating carriers higher risks

In a brief response to Rachel Clark's letter to the editor ("Keep government from meddling in medical issues," April 3 in The Signal), perhaps as an elementary-school teacher she is unaware of the states of Mississippi and West Virginia. Both states have retained ...both states retain stricter vaccination policies then California.

April 09, 2015 | Peter Lipscomb Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Brine injection: It’s not about oil production

A quick read of The Signal's Opinion page article "No deep well brine injection in SCV" (March 29) may give the impression it's about oil wells. Actually, it's not.

April 08, 2015 | Catherine Reheis-Boyd President, Western States Petroleum Association | Letters to the Editor

Gov. Moonbeam needs math lesson

Let me get this straight. Gov. Jerry Brown has mandated a 25 percent reduction in urban water usage.

April 08, 2015 | Thomas Oatway Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Obama and Chamberlain

The almost frantic attempt by the Obama administration to come to a nuclear agreement pact with the government of Iran, which remains steadfast in its commitment to the destruction of Israel, is reminiscent of British Prime Minister

April 08, 2015 | John Ragsdale Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor

Seeing through Pence’s pretense on Indiana law

Let's dispense with some of the WeaselSpeak that has attended Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's successful attempt at killing his state's tourist economy.

April 07, 2015 | Paul Henry Sibek Valencia | Letters to the Editor

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