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Thanks for Escape Theatre's 'Oliver'

To The Editor:

Many of you may have seen Escape Theatre's wonderful production of "Oliver" at Hart High on Feb. 1 through Feb. 3. But what you didn't see was the incredible amount of work and the months of dedication and sacrifice that Kyle and Elizabeth Burson and all others directly involved in producing the show went through.

May 04, 2008 | By Linda Adams Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Profiling in the SCV

To The Editor:

If you talk to just about anyone in this town they are likely to tell you that Santa Clarita is a great place to raise a family. I definitely agree that this is a very safe town, but I must tell you that this is a horrible place to live if you happen to be between the ages of 13 and 35. I can not begin to tell you how many times I have been harassed because of my age. From the Sheriff's Department to some of the business owners, we seem to have a huge ...

May 02, 2008 | By Geoff White-Kampe Castaic | Letters to the Editor


MRF Zoning Contradiction

To The Editor:

I attended the City Council candidate debate on Feb. 27 at the Senior Center. I would like to correct an important misstatement that candidate Diane Trautman, currently a city planning commissioner, made when asked if she would support a MRF at the latest proposed site: 75.11 acres on the east side of Sierra Highway, just north of Placerita Canyon Road, between Sierra Highway and Highway 14.

May 02, 2008 | By Kathy Thompson Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Boston's Talent Wasted

To The Editor:

Having lived in the SCV and been a subscriber to the Signal since 1973, I am very familiar with John Boston. Some of his writing was witty and brilliant.

April 30, 2008 | By Richard Beekman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Missing John Boston

To The Editor:

I don't know why The Signal parted company with John Boston, but now something is missing.

April 30, 2008 | By Ray Essler Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Troops in Iraq for the Wrong Reasons

To The Editor:

My only disagreement with Mr. Colman's letter ("Please Vet Stories," Feb. 24, 2008) is this perpetuated myth that our servicemen fighting in Iraq are there "risking their lives in Iraq for our freedom." There are a lot of reasons why we're there, but "our freedom" isn't one of them.

April 30, 2008 | By Howard Barr Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Heads-Up for Heads Up

To The Editor:

As many of you are aware, on Feb. 16, the Jim Tindell Bowl-a-Thon for Heads Up was postponed. It was not a planned event and you could say that it was just rotten luck. The event was being hosted by the SCV-Newhall Optimist Club and there were over 80 people there ready to bowl.

April 29, 2008 | By Michael Holt, President, Heads Up Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Have Some Backbone

To The Editor:

It was amazing. At 6:30 on Tuesday morning, it was the sound of hysterical laughter as community members in Castaic read the Tuesday edition of the paper. The Hart School Board is going to do a survey to see if Castaic needs a new school or if another school might need a performing arts center.

April 29, 2008 | By Becky Green-Marroquin Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Kids Need a Place to Skate

To The Editor:

I don't understand our city leaders and planning department. Why not build a new skate park before tearing down the old one? Our young people need a place to skateboard.

April 28, 2008 | By Robert West Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Boston's Talent Will Be Missed

To The Editor:

Apparently great writing talent and an incredibly subtle, witty sense of humor doesn't count at the "new" Signal. Who chased off Mr. Santa Clarita, John Boston? Was that a corporate smooth move or just one of those dumb things that big- city newspapers do when they don't know how to deal with a truly talented, award-winning member of the staff who helped build the newspaper to what it has become today?

April 28, 2008 | By Sandy Menor Newhall | Letters to the Editor


McCain's Environmental Record

To The Editor:

I was appalled to lean that John McCain was the only senator who two weeks ago chose to skip a crucial vote on the future of clean energy in America - dooming the measure to fail by just a single vote.

April 28, 2008 | By Phyllis Stacey Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Defeat of School Bond

To The Editor:

It has been awhile and we're still getting nasty letters and e-mails from the proponents of Measure V. They all seem to have the same theme: "You opponents of the school bond hate children, want them to go to shacks for schools, kick your dogs, etc." Or "Now that you've defeated the bond, what are you going to do for ME?"

April 28, 2008 | By Vinton Lampton Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Please Vet Stories

To The Editor:

Re: 'US Military Kills Iraqi Couple' (February 6, 2008): Why is The Signal so quick to indict our soldiers? Let's see the facts before you convict them of murder in a headline.

April 26, 2008 | Barry Colman Saugus | Letters to the Editor


In Support of Farley

To The Editor:

The Santa Clarita City Council only chose and appointed pro-open space people to the open space oversight panel. What a surprise!

April 26, 2008 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


City of L.A. Right on Newhall Ranch

To The Editor:

Although I rarely agree with the position that the L.A. City Council takes on most issues, their stance on the Newhall Ranch project makes a lot of sense to me.

April 26, 2008 | By Allan Hadley Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Terrorism poses threat to proposed high-speed rail

I am a new subscriber to The Signal. I missed your satirical editorial piece on July 13, which Michelle Boehm responded to in the July 20 issue of The Signal.

July 23, 2014 | Thomas Oatway Valencia | Letters to the Editor


So where are the fine films in the SCV?

Another week, another opening of fine films.

July 23, 2014 | Karen Kaplan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Send the children back home

There have been a great many suggestions about how this country should handle the crisis posed by the thousands of children invading our country.

July 23, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Base Hart districts on the high schools

In my humble opinion, the most straightforward, simplest answer to the William S. Hart Union High School District going to board member representation by areas/districts would be to add two board positions.

July 23, 2014 | Neel Schmitt Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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


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