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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


Gay marriage: It’s time to give up witch hunts

I'm a straight, married man who doesn't worry about what other folks are doing. A wise state legislator recently remarked that with the war on terrorism, the economy, the collapse of the housing market and the high price of gasoline, he had more important things to worry about than gays getting married. I concur.

September 17, 2008 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Senior Center should be a top priority in the SCV

Russ Evans invited my wife and me to a small dancing class he conducts for the SCV Senior Center.

September 17, 2008 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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HOAs can and are getting on board with drought restrictions

"Following the water rules" (Thursday's Signal) expresses a legitimate concern of SCV HOA residents - they are concerned about penalties for letting their lawns go brown as they cut back water use - landscaping accounts for some 60 percent of residential water use - because associations have rules about care and upkeep of homes, landscape and lawns.

August 03, 2014 | Sean McLaughlin President, Old Orchard II HOA | Letters to the Editor


Take it to heart and conserve water

Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.

July 31, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Treat refugees with compassion

The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.

July 31, 2014 | Judy Reinsma Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Legalize marijuana — but with restrictions

There is no doubt that the legalization of marijuana is gaining favor throughout the country, and I have to say that I am for it - but with some very strong reservations.

July 30, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s derail the train and desalinate ocean water

I have been agonizing over our water shortage issues for some time now, and am worried at the impact of having neighbor snitching against water using neighbors, and the hard feelings it may cause.

July 30, 2014 | Tony Markovich Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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


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