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How safe are the streets of Valencia?

I read with concerned interest the article by Signal staff writer Stephen K. Peeples entitled "Timing is

July 08, 2008 | By Edward Jourdenais Antioch, Calif. | Letters to the Editor


Stop illegals now

To The Editor:

Here were are, with a torrent of illegals invading the United States border at a rate of at least 12,000-plus per day. The Bush administration has been dragging its feet on the way about this issue (no big surprise).

July 07, 2008 | By Susan Roberts Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


This one's for you, Dad

To The Editor:

A month ago I lost my dad, Edward Garfalo. He was a frequent contributor to these opinion pages. He was a man of little words, so his letters were short and to the point: "One-liners," as he liked to call them.

July 07, 2008 | By Kim "DD" Anderson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


No more cheap shots

To The Editor:

July 05, 2008 | By Stephen Winkler Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Paulson for president

To The Editor:

July 05, 2008 | By James McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Strickland was right

To The Editor:

Paul Strickland's commentary ("1,000 pound gorilla is immigration," April 11, 2008) is dead-on correct.

July 01, 2008 | By Roger Gitlin Minuteman Civil Defense Corps | Letters to the Editor


A travesty against a vet

To The Editor:

Thank you for the article on Carl Diekman. It's truly a shame that the Department of Veterans Affairs has so little respect for this man and is coming after him over $84.00 a month. The fact that they will not even take the time to explain the charges and offer to work with him is a travesty. The VA has had so much negative publicity over the years, and here they have a chance to right a wrong to a man who has served our country. Let's hope they do the right thing.

July 01, 2008 | By Karen Heintz Saugus | Letters to the Editor


O.J. jury reunion?

To The Editor:

July 01, 2008 | By John Sandefur Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Don’t scapegoat liberals

To The Editor:

Just a reminder for my conservative brethren that without patriotic American liberals there wouldn't

June 30, 2008 | By Howard Barr Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Find new sources of school funds

To The Editor:

I graduated from Canyon High School two years ago and am currently attending the University of California at Santa Cruz. I am writing in response to Paul Strickland's commentary of last week ("Some Legislative Relief for Schools," April 21, 2008).

June 30, 2008 | By Devin Niebrugge Santa Cruz | Letters to the Editor


More study needed on drug testing

To The Editor:

On March 27, The Signal reported that Hart School District officials, after facing considerable opposition from parents and faculty, are still in limbo concerning the implementation of random student drug testing (a practice that is becoming more common in America) in an attempt to deter drug use.

June 29, 2008 | By Alexandra Berkowitz American University Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Washington D.C. | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for protecting our wilderness areas

To The Editor:

As we become increasingly aware of our interdependence with the natural world, I would like to express my

June 29, 2008 | By Devin Paine Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Vote Obama, forget McCain

In what alternative universe does Stephen Winkler reside ("Think before you vote," Letters, April 24)? Hillary Clinton is the Democratic party candidate and John McCain is a liberal Republican?

June 28, 2008 | By Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Web site kudos

To The Editor:

June 26, 2008 | Wally Caddow, Trinity Classical Academy Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Darn that Signal

After 24 years, I am amazed, sad and disgusted about the changes that have been going on with The Signal over the last several months. Where is The Signal, our local paper? Instead of a paper whose articles should be about what's happening in the SCV, I get a mess of here, there and everywhere. I will be changing papers when my subscription expires.

June 26, 2008 | By Susan Roberts Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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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


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


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