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Strickland was right

To The Editor:

Paul Strickland's commentary ("1,000 pound gorilla is immigration," April 11, 2008) is dead-on correct.

July 01, 2008 | By Roger Gitlin Minuteman Civil Defense Corps | Letters to the Editor


A travesty against a vet

To The Editor:

Thank you for the article on Carl Diekman. It's truly a shame that the Department of Veterans Affairs has so little respect for this man and is coming after him over $84.00 a month. The fact that they will not even take the time to explain the charges and offer to work with him is a travesty. The VA has had so much negative publicity over the years, and here they have a chance to right a wrong to a man who has served our country. Let's hope they do the right thing.

July 01, 2008 | By Karen Heintz Saugus | Letters to the Editor


O.J. jury reunion?

To The Editor:

July 01, 2008 | By John Sandefur Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Don’t scapegoat liberals

To The Editor:

Just a reminder for my conservative brethren that without patriotic American liberals there wouldn't

June 30, 2008 | By Howard Barr Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Find new sources of school funds

To The Editor:

I graduated from Canyon High School two years ago and am currently attending the University of California at Santa Cruz. I am writing in response to Paul Strickland's commentary of last week ("Some Legislative Relief for Schools," April 21, 2008).

June 30, 2008 | By Devin Niebrugge Santa Cruz | Letters to the Editor


More study needed on drug testing

To The Editor:

On March 27, The Signal reported that Hart School District officials, after facing considerable opposition from parents and faculty, are still in limbo concerning the implementation of random student drug testing (a practice that is becoming more common in America) in an attempt to deter drug use.

June 29, 2008 | By Alexandra Berkowitz American University Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Washington D.C. | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for protecting our wilderness areas

To The Editor:

As we become increasingly aware of our interdependence with the natural world, I would like to express my

June 29, 2008 | By Devin Paine Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Vote Obama, forget McCain

In what alternative universe does Stephen Winkler reside ("Think before you vote," Letters, April 24)? Hillary Clinton is the Democratic party candidate and John McCain is a liberal Republican?

June 28, 2008 | By Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Web site kudos

To The Editor:

June 26, 2008 | Wally Caddow, Trinity Classical Academy Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Darn that Signal

After 24 years, I am amazed, sad and disgusted about the changes that have been going on with The Signal over the last several months. Where is The Signal, our local paper? Instead of a paper whose articles should be about what's happening in the SCV, I get a mess of here, there and everywhere. I will be changing papers when my subscription expires.

June 26, 2008 | By Susan Roberts Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Melody Ranch story resonates

To The Editor:

June 26, 2008 | By Roger Gitlin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Recycling obstacles

To The Editor:

I am writing to express my disappointment in the recycling system that is in effect this year. We have

June 25, 2008 | By Edward Anderson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Think before you vote

To The Editor:

America is fortunate that both the Democratic and Republican candidates are extremely qualified for the

June 25, 2008 | By Stephen Winkler Valencia | Letters to the Editor


'Do as I say, not as I do'

Recently two local Republicans announced they would be writing commentaries for The Signal in addition to Monday's "Right Her Right Now." These two men, Steve Lunetta and Paul Strickland, have different styles but both write excellent commentaries. The news of their more frequent submissions is gratifying on a couple of fronts. One, The Signal is pretty much dominated by the left six days out of seven (nationally and locally) and two, Messrs. Lunetta and Strickland set forth clear, supported information. Alas, the announcement was not good news for all.

June 23, 2008 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Who are the real losers?

To The Editor:

It is fair to say that I was extremely disappointed in the results of the recent local election to fill two empty seats on the Santa Clarita City Council.

June 19, 2008 | By V. Renee Toensing Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Let’s use our solar energy for our water

It seems incomprehensible that with the great shortage of water for this state, trillions of gallons of water lie off the cost and remains unused by those affected most.

July 22, 2014 | Chis Matalas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Snake alert

Recently, I was driving in my neighborhood when something caught my eye crossing the street in front of me. A very large gopher snake was booking it across the hot asphalt from left to right.

July 22, 2014 | By Ted Aquaro Valencia | Letters to the Editor


We deserve better

John Boehner is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He leads the House of Representatives as majority leader. Senator Mitch McConnell is the minority leader of the Senate. He's been attacking the President for the last six years unsuccessfully!

July 20, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Let's be civil

I agree with Gary Horton (Opinion, July 9). It seems though that our country is less civil. If I speak of our President, I will state "our President" or "Mr. Barack Obama."

July 20, 2014 | Anne Marie Whalley Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Mind the speed limits and rest in peace

Since this is the time when a great many Santa Clarita families will be hitting the road on vacation, I thought I should share my recent experience with readers.

July 15, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


City needs to say ‘yes’ to sick pay for part-time employees

The Signal reported on July 10 ("Bill would mandate sick pay for part-time employees") that the City Council voted to oppose Assembly Bill 1522 as the "...estimated financial impact to the city as a result of the bill could be as high as $180,000 per year."

July 15, 2014 | Susann Rizzo and Cliff Fletcher Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is it time for artificial turf?

I am sure the rebates on low-flow bathroom products has reduced water consumption considerably.

July 13, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Time to withdraw the troops

I believe that we need to withdraw troops in Iraq now. It is a mistake for any troops to be there, and they are there in great peril.

July 13, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Tell the truth, Ms. Dupuy

On July 3, The Signal published a column by Tina Dupuy titled "Freedom for Hobby Lobby's religious rights."

July 10, 2014 | Alden Chase Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Against all billboards

First of all, I am absolutely against all of the billboards in the Santa Clarita Valley - including the ones along the Metro right-of-way. I am also against the digital sign boards along the freeways.

July 10, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Hooray for concerned U.S. citizens like Brian Baker

Brian Baker's column published in The Signal June 30 ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust") is spot on!

July 09, 2014 | By P. Bottaro Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Many more bike trails in the works for Santa Clarita

A recent letter writer complimented Santa Clarita's trail system and inquired as to whether the city will be adding more trails, specifically near the Newhall Ranch Road underpass.

July 08, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Santa Clarita mayor | Letters to the Editor


An open letter to motorists of the Santa Clarita Valley

Speeding, cellphone calling, texting, tail-gating arrogance, complete disregard for the other motorist and other numerous unsafe practices while driving that cause accidents - these have been my contention in many letters to the editor that I have submitted to The Signal.

July 06, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s not expand our need for water during drought times

The city of Santa Clarita's response to my letter (June 23, "When will the city water medians responsibly?") regarding watering, the saving of water and new landscaping was full of details.

July 06, 2014 | Nancy Gomes Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Don’t get scammed

Correction: The following letter to the editor is being repeated because the wrong name of the writer was printed at the bottom of the letter when it was originally published on Wednesday. Albert Bigelow did not write this letter. The correct letter writer's name appears today.

July 03, 2014 | Marilyn Logan Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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