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Vote-by-mail ballots sent too early

To The Editor:

I use vote-by-mail. I got the information from my mailbox, read it all carefully and mailed the ballot back within a few days.

June 12, 2008 | By Gordon Uppman Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


A sense of propriety, or maybe not

To The Editor:

I was initially not amused by Pat Bagley's cartoon this morning (April 9, 2008) representing Charlton Heston as a gun-waving nut outside the gates of heaven. However, after ruminating on this for a bit I thought, well, actually, his NRA participation was presented by the media as defining the man in his later life.

June 12, 2008 | By Robert Heller Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is Obama the pied piper?

To The Editor:

I have been sitting on the sidelines looking and listening to all sides, and it came to me - Barack Hussein Obama Jr. is the Pied Piper!

June 11, 2008 | By Clarence Abrahamson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Vehicle tax is necessary

To The Editor:

You can definitely put me on the side of the room that is against more unnecessary taxes - the key word being "unnecessary."

June 11, 2008 | By William Picketts Sr. Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Laws should be enforced

To The Editor:

Thanks and goodbye to officer Tommy Banks. Yes, I got a ticket on Soledad. But you know what ... I was speeding and it reminded me to slow down.

June 09, 2008 | By Gwen Hougo Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


DUI checks ineffective

To The Editor:

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies spent a lot of officers' time and taxpayers' money during a recent weekend to arrest just three drunk drivers out of 916 cars stopped and inconvenienced at a DUI checkpoint ("DUI checkpoint in Valencia nets 4 arrests," March 30, 2008). That is a meager .33 percent success rate.

June 09, 2008 | By Sarah Longwell, managing director American Beverage Institute, Washington D.C. | Letters to the Editor


The Banks effect

To The Editor:

Congratulations and best wishes to SCV sheriff's Deputy John Thomas Banks on his retirement.

June 09, 2008 | By Rosanna Macklin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Cut the fat in Hart District

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June 07, 2008 | By Paul Douglass Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Obama a racial opportunist?

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June 07, 2008 | By Melvin Young Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Election signs are litter

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June 07, 2008 | By David Turk Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The joke is on us

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June 07, 2008 | BY Lew and Connie Selznick Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hey, Dad, got the boat keys?

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June 07, 2008 | By Trevor Hoffman Castaic Elementary School | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for clever parody

To The Editor:

Thank you so much for the clever parody in the April 1 edition of The Signal.

June 05, 2008 | By Dianna Poetker Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Kudos for April Fool's issue

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June 05, 2008 | By Kim Escamillo Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Sour grapes on bond issue?

To The Editor:

Well, it has been almost two months since the residents of Acton/Agua Dulce defeated yet another school bond measure, this one supposedly to build only a high school and the fourth attempt in the last six years.

June 05, 2008 | By Vinton M. Lampton Agua Dulce | 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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