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Rent control harms people in the long run

One of the reasons Democrats are against Proposition 98 is because of the rent control elimination clause. They believe such laws prevent landlords from price gouging.

What is the real impact of rent control? All it takes is simple applied economic principles from Econ 101.

July 30, 2008 | By Kevin Bell Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is this Phoenix or Santa Clarita?

This is my favorite time of the year. Every tree bursts forth with new foliage that ranges from blossoms to colorful new growth. All around our homes, paseos, city-landscaped roads, there are bushes, groundcovers, flowers, vines, all eagerly competing with each other in sheer beauty.

July 30, 2008 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thanks, Tom Purcell

I recently read the (syndicated) column written by Tom Purcell, "Don't take your mother for granted," and I loved it. I am blessed to have one of the most amazing moms on the planet. I was raised to be confident and believe in myself. I was taught that I can do anything, I just have to try. My mom made sure that my brother and I always came before her.

July 29, 2008 | By Keli Rodgers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


500,000 people in SCV

July 28, 2008 | By Troy Cline Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Same-sex ruling

In response to the article "Same-Sex Ruling Stirs SCV" (May 16, 2008), by Parimal M. Rohit and Katherine Geyer, I begin with one simple question to the readers of this newspaper: When so many Christian leaders assert that "marriage has been a union between a man and a woman since time immemorial," what Bible are they reading that has no mention of the many Hebrews who had multiple wives and concubines on the side?

July 28, 2008 | By Barbara Wampole Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Coyotes killed my beloved dachshund

In the quiet moments of the pre-dawn hour on a recent Saturday morning (April 26), coyotes entered my yard and took the life of my beloved dachshund.

July 26, 2008 | By Kathi Beadle Newhall | Letters to the Editor


TCU kept seniors close to their homes

I was not able to attend the meeting regarding the closing of the Transitional Care Unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. However, I did watch the "show" on television. I would love to have been there to voice my opinion.

July 26, 2008 | By Joyce Nicoletti Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Please don’t leave pets in hot cars

On May 14, it was 93 degrees outside at noon. I got out of my car in the Mervyn's shopping center and I could hear a dog barking. I thought to myself that no one could be stupid enough to leave a dog in a parked car in this heat. I was able to trace the barking to a silver Toyota Sienna minivan, license number 5DXL812. The van was parked partially in the shade of a small tree and partially in the sun. The two front windows were cracked about half an inch. I called Animal Control and was ...

July 26, 2008 | By Lori Casaus Saugus | Letters to the Editor


On the passing of Dick Martin

July 25, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Letters to the Editor


Vote ‘no’ on Prop 98, ‘yes’ on Prop 99

To The Editor:

July 24, 2008 | By James Crowley Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Plan for lowering gas prices

Boycotting gas does not work. Everyone needs gasoline to live, so let's not boycott gasoline. Get as much gasoline as you need.

July 24, 2008 | By Ruben Deavila Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Marriage ruling’s unintended consequence

Now that California's liberal judges have once again erased the will and intent of the voters in ruling to make gay marriage legal, let's see if they have the same fortitude and tenacity for what they would call an "unintended consequence."

July 24, 2008 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Support our hospital's master plan

The closing of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Transitional Care Unit (TCU) is an important step in the improvement of health care and acute patient care in the Santa Clarita Valley. Our seniors (and I am one!) will not be ignored or rejected. The TCU closing means they will get faster treatment in the emergency room and will get quicker acute care with more available beds. If the community really wants more hospital beds, closing the TCU guarantees that in short order - 27 more acute care beds!

July 23, 2008 | By R. E. Benjamin Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


A stellar effort for justice

To The Editor:

July 22, 2008 | By Roger Gitlin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Thank you, Santa Clarita Valley

It's only through the kind donations of others that the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry can help feed the people in our valley who are considered "food insecure" - those who must skip meals, or eat non-nutritional foods just to satisfy their hunger.

July 22, 2008 | By Belinda Crawford, Executive Director SCV Food Pantry | Letters to the Editor


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‘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


Looking for answers at tonight’s City Council meeting

Tonight is the third and probably last meeting to discuss the electronic billboard issue at Santa Clarita City Hall at 6.p.m. The first two meetings lasted until around midnight with an overwhelming number of attendees (in the hundreds) voicing opposition.

March 25, 2014 | Marybelle Knight Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Complications, questions linger in billboard issue

The March 20 Signal article "SCV billboard proposal hits a snag" points out still another reason not to proceed with the ill-advised plan to erect digital billboards on the Interstate 5 freeway and Highway 14: a change of zoning would be necessary.

March 25, 2014 | Karla H. Edwards Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Your view? Here’s mine

I have the time for Councilman TimBen Boydston to research and present the facts in a transparent manner when a 50-year lighted billboard contract is at stake.

March 24, 2014 | Annette Lucas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Revisiting ‘Abandoned Flag Flies Anew’

Regarding the Sunday, March 16, Signal story "Abandoned Flag Flies Anew": I salute you, Patrick McGill. Being a vet, I truly appreciate someone who shows their patriotism toward our nation's symbol.

March 20, 2014 | Jimmie Haralson Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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