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Thankful for wilderness protection

I am very thankful to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon for introducing a bill that will protect the most beautiful wild places and rivers in the Eastern Sierra and Santa Clarita. Hiking on our locals trails and enjoying the beautiful scenery around me has made a great impact and difference in my life.

August 13, 2008 | Alejandra Cortes Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Budget crunch being felt by communities

The governor's proposed cuts in the budget are downright appalling.

August 13, 2008 | By Beverly Cope Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Bush’s ratings reflect our culture

President Bush's dismal approval rating is not so much a commentary on his job performance as it is an accurate commentary on our self-absorbed, spoiled society.

August 13, 2008 | Tom Chaffin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


U.S. R&D off the track

With 50 years of experience in the research and development business, I have to disagree with Anne McFeatters' position that the decline in U.S. technological leadership is due to lack of government funding. Except in the military area, U.S. inventiveness has rarely been funded by the government. Think of Edison, Ford, the Wright Brothers and Silicon Valley.

August 12, 2008 | By Tom Hanson Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Kudos to new sports editor

I complained mightily about The Signal's Sports pages before. So now I'd like to make amends.

August 12, 2008 | By John McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


A wish list for the Santa Clarita Valley

Caltrans needs to hire women to repair the potholes and cracks on the 5 freeway because the job the men have been doing is a joke!

August 12, 2008 | By Cynthia Lewis Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Keep development on SCV's west side

I have been a resident of this valley for more than 32 years. We tried to develop the Rivendale/Towsley Canyon at that time, but regional planning - through the county - was less than eager to approve the development as the creek that runs through the canyon drains in excess of 4,000 acres.

We were there during an El Nino when the water that rushed through the creek was so strong that it carried heavy large boulders, storm drain pipes and other debris and deposited it on the flood plain - the Smiser Mule property.

August 09, 2008 | By Dorothy Agins Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


How not to choose judges: Steve Lunetta’s method

Steve Lunetta wrote an Op-Ed article on June 2, 2008 on "How to Choose the Local Judges." In that article he states, "Please take the time to read and think about the judges you vote for."

August 09, 2008 | Michael O’Gara Montrose | Letters to the Editor


SCV needs to give people reason to come here

More new hotels. Geez. They haven't even gotten around to putting mints on all the new pillows at the corner of the 5 and the 126. I was just wondering who's gonna stay in all these hotel rooms? Has Magic Mountain suddenly gained some new allure that I've missed? I doubt it.

There is no other reason to get off the freeway except to get gas.

August 09, 2008 | By Phill Meske Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Gay marriage ban a religious freedom issue

I'm one of the "million fools" that Jonathan Kraut wrote of (June 3) who signed the petition to amend our state constitution so as to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The main reason our constitution must be amended this way is to protect our freedom of religion, which is one of the basic rights supposedly granted by our constitution and the primary reason this country was founded in the first place.

August 06, 2008 | By Dave Beaumont Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Cacti use in Santa Clarita landscaping

Santa Clarita may not be Phoenix, but it is a desert location ("Is this Phoenix or Santa Clarita?," Letters, May 29). "Cacti" would seem to be a natural choice for landscaping purposes.

August 06, 2008 | By Ray Essler Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Some with biased views wrongly attacked city

Last night I attended a public meeting regarding traffic in our neighborhood. In response to some residents complaints regarding traffic in the area, Santa Clarita city staff had done numerous traffic counts, surveys, license plate checks, etc. In addition, new stop signs and speed signs had been added to mitigate the perceived problems along with an increased law enforcement presence. The meeting was to present the most recent survey data.

When city staff presented the data, they were verbally attacked by several very vocal and very angry neighbors, because the data did not lead to the conclusion they wanted. They ...

August 05, 2008 | By Belynda Johnson Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Merchants’ credit card policies prohibited

Where I choose to spend my money in Santa Clarita is a big deal to me. With so many places to shop, eat and use services in the SCV, I can go to about 100 different places for the same thing. This letter may seem like more of a rant, but I would also like to provide information to readers.

Merchants are not allowed to charge you an extra fee, service charge or set a minimum amount for purchases with credit cards. I find more and more businesses doing this, which specifically goes against Visa and MasterCard merchant agreements.

August 05, 2008 | By Colleen McCormick Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Playing blame game does disservice to constituents

August 02, 2008 | By Richard Smykle Newhall | Letters to the Editor


The facts about SCV's No. 2 junior golfer Max Homa

Although I've contacted The Signal several times regarding misinformation that was printed about my son, the mistakes continue.

August 02, 2008 | By Bonnie Homa Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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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


Obamacare: biggest fiasco since Prohibition

In Tuesday's Democratic Voices column in The Signal ("The game-changer for Democrats"), Kevin Buck wrote another of his signature Dem/socialist rah-rah pieces cheering all things leftist, booing all things conservative and Republican, and essentially pinning his arguments on Obamacare, claiming "millions of Americans now have access to quality, low-cost insurance and health care for the first time in their lives."

March 27, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Can you say Vladimir?

Last week the House of Representatives passed the ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014 (H.R. 4138), a simple measure by Congressman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., that would enable members of Congress to sue the Executive Branch in federal court when it disregards or flagrantly violates the U.S. Constitution.

March 26, 2014 | Gary C. Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Questions remain in Flight 370 saga

Now that the saga of Flight 370 is coming to a close, we have to ask ourselves some serious questions.

March 26, 2014 | By Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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