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Excellent care at SC Convalescent Hospital

There is no need to travel to the (San Fernando) Valley for Transitional Care.

The staff at the Santa Clarita Convalescent Hospital are warm, loving and compassionate to their patients and visitors.

August 14, 2008 | By Elizabeth Jackson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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


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Cooperating ourselves dry

Regarding The Signal editorial "Cooperation needed during water crisis" published in the Aug. 3 issue of the paper: Where in this cooperation do the state, county and city responsibilities come into play?

August 08, 2014 | Walter McKee Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Pakistan will remain in the dark ages

Recently a mob in Pakistan burned down eight Ahmadi Muslim homes, which resulted in the deaths of three children and a 55-year old grandmother.

August 08, 2014 | Saad Karamat Member, Muslim Writers Guild of America | Letters to the Editor


Shame on those standing down for Israel

Regarding the Michael Reagan column "Hollywood liberals are standing down for Israel" published Aug. 4 in The Signal: My thoughts exactly!

August 08, 2014 | Lisa Williams Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Ballot language needs to change

An article in The Signal July 3, 2014, quoted the proposed ballot language for the billboard referendum on November's ballot: "Shall Ordinance No. 14-02 adopting a Development Agreement with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for the removal of 62 advertisement structures, within the city, by Metro or any other means, and construction and operation of three digital billboards, adjacent to Interstate 5 and State Route 14 freeways, and the dedication to the city of revenue received from digital billboards, which creates an ongoing revenue stream, be adopted?"

August 07, 2014 | By Karla H. Edwards Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s tap the Columbia River

Recently I was privileged to hear a presentation on the water crisis in our state, and also our problems here in Santa Clarita, regarding a shortage of water and an over-abundance of salt in our discharge into the Santa Clara River.

August 03, 2014 | By Ted Aquaro Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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


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