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Prop. 8 opponents intolerant?

For the second night in a row, our "Yes On Prop. 8" yard signs have been stolen from our front yard. I find it very hypocritical that the liberal groups that support gay marriage call people who vote for traditional family values "intolerant," when they themselves don't allow for free speech when it disagrees with their views.

December 28, 2008 | By David King Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Prop. 8 opponents oppose free speech

Wow! So this is where we are in our society? Last night my "Yes on 8" yard sign was stolen from my front yard. This doesn't surprise me, however, given the type of people that would not support Prop. 8. If Prop. 8 is defeated, then this is just a glimpse of the suppression of free speech to come. You can be sure that B. Hussein Obama and the rest of the "Dims" will try to further suppress the voice of those who stand for traditional values. To all the Christians out there, it's time to stop being ...

December 28, 2008 | By Nate Blade Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Save money with Measure S

When you vote, remember one of the most important local votes, Measure S. This will mandate removal of the "old-style" water softeners and will help homeowners and businesses avoid huge costs. Only about 10 percent of homes have not taken the rebates and keep the old softeners. Yet unless we remove these chloride pollution sources, we could be forced to install a "brine line" to the ocean. That is estimated to cost every home $500 more and an average business $2,000 more on the sewer portion of the property tax bills. This fee would be annual, and would apply ...

December 28, 2008 | By Maria Gutzeit Vice President, Newhall County Water District | Letters to the Editor


Marching bands

The indomitable Mr. Boston had me laughing out loud at the breakfast table. He must feel the same way about walking music the same way I feel about soccer and still you ruin half a sport page filling it up with that junk.

December 27, 2008 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Choir performance

I had the pleasure recently of attending the Saugus High School choir concert. It was the winter performance, and what a performance!

December 27, 2008 | By Cindy Woodmansee Saugus | Letters to the Editor


City Council flip-flopped on Benz Road

In response to the Letter to the Editor titled "Kudos to the council" (Oct. 17, 2008): Sure. Kudos to the council for flip-flopping all over the place with the Benz neighborhood traffic problem.

December 26, 2008 | By Susan Wachter Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Pit bulls are not people

I wasn't going to write, but the inane follow-up comments on the pit bull situation at Valencia High School have caused me to write.

December 26, 2008 | By Larry Allen Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Build the school, already

I think it is about time that the Hart district governing board is finally planning on selecting a site for Castaic high school.

December 26, 2008 | By Kelly Tjaden Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Boston’s message

John Boston's Dec. 7, 2008, column "On Dirt Clods and an Acton Bullet" is not just interesting, entertaining and creative, but important and poignant.

December 26, 2008 | By Kirk Smith Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Support special-needs

I'm honored to have served on the Newhall School District Governing Board for eight years from 1995-2003. During my tenure, I was a strong advocate of improving our programs for special-needs students.

December 26, 2008 | By Ron Winkler Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Roadmap to college

I wanted to let you know about an educational event that's being provided by The Princeton Review and hosted by the William S. Hart Union High School District on Jan. 21 at Valencia High School.

December 26, 2008 | By Rob Schwartz Encino | Letters to the Editor


Let’s find a cure for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's Disease is an extremely debilitating disease that affects both the individual and his family.

December 25, 2008 | By Harry Gratz Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Don’t we Christians eat pork?

Why I, as a Christian, will vote "no" on Proposition 8: I am very aware of the stance the Bible takes on homosexuality, both in the New and the Old testaments. I know that in Deuteronomy same-sex couplings are termed "an abomination," and that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for deviant sexual practices such as homosexuality. Paul too upholds this disdain for homosexuals in Romans.

December 25, 2008 | By Nicole Pyburn Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Who’s been stealing my election signs?

The night before last, some intolerant liberal went around stealing the pro-Prop. 8 yard signs and a McCain yard sign in our neighborhood. This is trespassing and stealing, which is against the law. Whoever did this is a fearful, intolerant coward. The Obama sign was left standing.

December 25, 2008 | By David Grimes Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Musings about flags and menorahs

Is there no end to the self-righteous, judgmental, mean-spirited things the residents of the Santa Clarita Valley find the need to do to and say about their fellow residents?

December 25, 2008 | By Judy Reinsma Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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Kudos to city for sponsoring Wings for Life World Run

In response to John Annoreno's letter to the editor "Wings for Life World Run disturbed the peace for 2 hours," published May 6, I participated in the Wings for Life World Run and I found it to be an incredibly inspirational experience.

May 13, 2014 | Jeff Solomon Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Those disturbed by World Run can give up a little sleep and help out

In response to the letter to the editor "Wings for Life World Run disturbed the peace for 2 hours," published May 6, I urge John Annoreno to stop for a moment and think about the purpose of the Wings for Life World Run.

May 13, 2014 | Barbara Gassner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Ron Paul has got it wrong

Regarding the Ron Paul column published May 7 entitled "We're no longer number one": Sorry, congressman, you swallowed a distortion put out by the World Bank.

May 11, 2014 | By Albert Bigelow Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Racism needs to be untaught in America

Regarding the May 5 column "The Sterling Dilemma" by Steve Lunetta, racism and bigotry in this country have been prevalent since the America's inception.

May 11, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


City, take a stand against petition blockers

I know there are quite a few people in the SCV who can remember back to the '40s, '50s and '60s during the big strikes that some of the big companies had - and how violent they were.

May 06, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Wings for Life World Run disturbed the peace for 2 hours

Editor's note: The following was copied to The Signal but sent to members of the Santa Clarita City Council.

May 06, 2014 | John Annoreno Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The billboard petition needs more time

We need more time to gather signatures for the referendum to prevent MTA and Allvision from moving forward with the digital/electronic billboards.

May 05, 2014 | Karla H. Edwards Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The U.S. pays more than its ‘fair share’ to the UN

On Sunday, The Signal posted a letter from Dan Frye lauding the UN and supporting our country's participation in that organization.

May 05, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


The U.S. pays more than its ‘fair share’ to the UN

On Sunday, The Signal posted a letter from Dan Frye lauding the UN and supporting our country's participation in that organization.

May 05, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Name your polls, letter writers

I would like to address briefly two letters to the editor that were published Sunday in The Signal.

May 04, 2014 | Chris Davis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


‘Rent’ provides chance to learn of silent killer

As the College of the Canyons Theatre Department performs "Rent" at the Performing Arts Center on May 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17, it puts the spotlight on Marfan syndrome, which is believed to have caused the death of "Rent" playwright Jonathan Larson at the age of 35.

May 04, 2014 | Suzanne I. Bowman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


DUI checkpoint: There are more effective ways to catch drunks

Regarding Friday night's DUI checkpoint: Here we go again - another traffic checkpoint where a thousand or so drivers will be inconvenienced so one or two people can be cited for a DUI.

April 27, 2014 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


U.S. needs to maintain partnership with UN

A new poll released this week by the Better World Campaign has found that even during this polarizing political time, there is one issue that voters agree on: the U.S. can't go it alone to solve the world's problems.

April 27, 2014 | Dan Frye Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


The race for Buck McKeon’s congressional seat

I think it's great that there are a lot of people running to replace Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon.

April 27, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Racism is just illogical

Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.

April 23, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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