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Emergency vehicles have the right-of-way

I am appalled at the stupidity of drivers on the road. The vehicle code requires that when an emergency vehicle comes upon your car with sirens and/or lights flashing, to PULL TO THE RIGHT!

September 24, 2008 | By Edmond Austin Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Protect local government from the state budget grab

Year after year, cities across the state adopt balanced budgets in a timely manner, being careful to spend within their means.

September 23, 2008 | By Marsha McLean Santa Clarita Councilmember | Letters to the Editor


Disaster relief: A tale of two regions

Vinton M. Lampton in his letter to the editor on July 6 ("God Bless the tough Midwesterners") said what many have said and believe but haven't put into print.

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


Disappointed by winners of recent council elections

Right now, I feel as though I have failed myself, my family, and my civic duty.

September 23, 2008 | By Christopher Miller Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Updated library needed for updating community

A new library in downtown Newhall will bring a number of benefits to our community.

September 23, 2008 | By Mark Winger Valencia | Letters to the Editor


CCAC not just about Canyon Country

The Canyon Country Advisory Committee is a group of concerned citizens who meet monthly to discuss and take action on issues affecting Santa Clarita.

September 22, 2008 | By Alan J. Ferdman Chairman, Canyon Country Advisory Committee | Letters to the Editor


Who died and made Bobb sheriff?

I honestly don't recall electing Merrick Bobb as sheriff. I pay more than $500 a month for my HMO health insurance plan and often have to wait weeks to see a doctor. That's only if I get authorization for my referral.

September 20, 2008 | By Jeff Curran Palmdale | Letters to the Editor


American beer should stay American

To all the shareholders of Anheuser-Busch who voted the wrong way the other day, I have a few words for you: Duh! What were you thinking?

September 20, 2008 | By Paul Weber Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


A message about oil for our elected officials

Below is a letter that I have sent to Gov. Schwarzenegger, Sens. Boxer, and Feinstein, and Reps. McKeon, George Runner, and Strickland. I'm hoping it will stir people from their slumber (if the gas and food prices haven't already) and encourage them to make their voices heard in Sacramento and Washington.

September 20, 2008 | By Nancy Tujetsch Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Dense development at Smiser ranch? No way

Editor's note: While our July 3 call for comments about an urban center in the Santa Clarita Valley was not directed at the now-defunct The Avenue at Santa Clarita planned development, several readers responded with specific feedback on that proposal. Here is one letter.

September 19, 2008 | By Nancy Halloran Newhall | Letters to the Editor


‘Vertical’ development is not the answer

Editor's note: While our July 3 call for comments about an urban center in the Santa Clarita Valley was not directed at the now-defunct The Avenue at Santa Clarita planned development, several readers responded with specific feedback on that proposal. Here is one of them.

September 19, 2008 | By Mike McSkane Newhall | Letters to the Editor


The Avenue would create a traffic nightmare

Editor's note: While our July 3 call for comments about an urban center in the Santa Clarita Valley was not directed at the now-defunct The Avenue at Santa Clarita planned development, several readers responded with specific feedback on that proposal. Here is one of them.

September 19, 2008 | By Gary Arndt Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Do fireworks really damage air quality?

I found it quite perplexing that in Parimal Rohit's article ("SCV: Where you can see the air you breathe," July 8), neither he nor the South Coast Air Quality Management District official mentioned the recent fires as a possible cause for the poor air quality.

September 18, 2008 | By Mike Neal Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Age discrimination at the movies is unfair

Recently, in an effort to help my mother out, I went to buy movie tickets for her and a friend at the Edwards Cinema in Canyon Country.

September 18, 2008 | By Kimberly Inverno Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


The post office is getting too costly

I would like the public to know that it is getting a rough deal in the shipping and handling the post office is giving to the public.

September 18, 2008 | By Mary S. Mello Newhall | Letters to the Editor


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Proud to be an American

Proud, grateful and privileged to have voted by mail on Friday 4/4/14.

April 09, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Who gives the most to charity: conservatives or liberals?

The Letter to the Editor by Rob Kerchner (Defining difference) in the March 27 Signal is both unjustified and prejudicial. Unless Mr. Kerchner has telepathic powers, how could he possibly know what all "liberals" or most "liberals" or even one particular "liberal" may be thinking when it comes to whether they want the government, private enterprise, or little green Martians to duplicate in this country something they see overseas?

April 07, 2014 | Linda McCaskill Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Those political signs

In regards to the political signs, I feel they are equivalent to graffiti. They are a complete eyesore and a possible safety hazard. Why are they even allowed?

April 07, 2014 | William Pawlak Saugus | Letters to the Editor


PAID CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT LETTER: Alan Ferdman for City Council

The Santa Clarita City Council election of 2012, in hindsight, was a transitional election.

April 06, 2014 | By Spencer Leafdale Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


No Weste, Young Man

I have carefully considered the endorsement of Laurene Weste by the The Signal's Editorial Board published on March 16, 2014, and I feel stongly that it must be challenged.

April 06, 2014 | By Steve Petzold Saugus | Letters to the Editor


PAID CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT LETTER:Support for Gloria Mercado Fortine

On April 8, citizens of Santa Clarita will have the opportunity to elect Gloria Mercado Fortine to our city council. I have known Gloria and members of her family for over 40 years. In my opinion, she is the exact type of person our city needs at this time!

April 06, 2014 | By Al Adelini Newhall | Letters to the Editor


PAID CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT LETTER: Marsha McLean, Always Available to Citizens

Unlike many cities in California, Santa Clarita is in great shape with a balanced budget and a 17% reserve. We maintain a reserve to be used in emergencies such as earthquake or fire. I believe in an open, transparent government, I believe in integrity and respect for our citizens. I practice those beliefs every day.

April 06, 2014 | By Marsha McLean | Letters to the Editor


‘Noah’ — it’s just a movie

People (of SCV and others), get over it. "Noah" is a film. A Hollywood film.

April 02, 2014 | Karen Kaplan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Electronic billboard rush to judgment

In the "Our View" editorial on Sunday, March 30, The Signal editorial board questioned the city's reason for rushing for a final vote on the electronic billboard issue.

April 02, 2014 | Mike McSkane Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Why red-light cameras here?

It seems to me that if any city would need to have red-light cameras set up, it would be Los Angeles.

April 02, 2014 | Michael Morlan Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Don’t be taken in by Iran’s false diplomacy

Iran is a theocracy, which means it is led by its religious leaders. The Iranian people are a religious people.

April 01, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


We need more transparency in our elections

So sad to see another state legislator, Leland Yee, accused of criminal political corruption.

April 01, 2014 | Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


PAID CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT LETTER: The Need for New Blood on the City Council

To clear up any confusion, let me began by saying that I personally paid for this letter of endorsement to be published. It is a somewhat unusual policy to have to pay for an opinion letter, so I want the readers to know that it was I who paid for the opinion, and not the other way around.

March 30, 2014 | By TimBen Boydston Councilman | Letters to the Editor


Defining difference

When a conservative sees a product or service he likes overseas, he often thinks, "Someone needs to start a business and bring that to my area. Hey, maybe I could start it myself!"

March 27, 2014 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Consumers, take charge of the billboard issue

I fail to see what all the billboard hullabaloo is about. It's obvious these vast slabs of advertising are a visual blight.

March 27, 2014 | Bill Lyons Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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