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Ditch the DMV

With California state government spending reportedly jumping some $20 billion in the past four years, Democrats in the Legislature are reportedly seeking to triple automobile registration fees that could cost $1,000 per family.

December 13, 2008 | By Ed Nemechek Adelanto | Letters to the Editor


Strickland is the one

I just read that State Senate candidate Tony Strickland received the endorsement of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. The article included the California Chamber ratings for both Strickland and his opponent, Hannah-Beth Jackson. During their final year in the legislature, Strickland received a 100 percent rating from the chamber and Jackson had an abysmal 6.67 percent. At a time when local businesses struggle to survive and keep people employed, how can we afford to elect someone with such a poor record of supporting local businesses? We need someone who will put our state back on the right track and ...

December 12, 2008 | By Kimble Ouerbacker Ventura | Letters to the Editor


The water’s fine

Cam Noltemeyer's "Environmentally Speaking" column in the Oct. 2 edition contained several inaccurate and misleading statements regarding the Santa Clarita Valley's water supply.

December 12, 2008 | By Dirk Marks Castaic lake Water Agency | Letters to the Editor


We need a fire escape

Dick Shaw's letter Dec. 1, 2008, reminded me that, in case of major local disasters, we live in an area for which there are too few ways to escape.

December 12, 2008 | Terri Andrews Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Dear Signal editors

Every year, the Santa Clarita Chapter of Pet Assistance Foundation of California holds two December "Pet Photos with Santa" events.

December 12, 2008 | By Allan Cameron, Pet Assistance Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Leon Worden back at The Signal

Thanks for bringing Leon Worden back on board.

December 11, 2008 | By Margaret Lowder Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


If he were wearing a dress...

Regarding "Teenager with gun removed from bus" (Oct. 2) by Melissa Gasca, Staff Writer: I don't know why it bothered me, but I feel compelled to ask why Ms. Gasca felt the father's attire (red 7-11 shirt and jeans) was important or necessary for this story?

December 11, 2008 | By Elly Carleton Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Well, where is she?

I have one question for John McCain: If Sarah Palin is "absolutely ready," as you claim, to be vice president or president right now, then why has she been hiding from American voters?

December 11, 2008 | By Angela Muhl Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Benz neighborhood part of problem and solution

I read yet another article in The Signal about the "Benz neighborhood" and how the traffic problems have "pitted neighbors against each other."

December 11, 2008 | By Susan Wachter Saugus | Letters to the Editor


The SCV Food Pantry needs your help

As the executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, we've seen many more families hurting this year than ever before - local families struggling to put food on the table and senior citizens forced to make the decision whether to purchase their prescribed medications or food they need each month.

December 11, 2008 | By Belinda Crawford Executive Director, SCV Food Pantry Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Educators must have a voice in matters

In response to the article "Mixed emotions over charter idea" (Dec. 1), the Board of Supervisors in its zeal to install charter schools has simply dismissed the highly professional education staff of the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

December 11, 2008 | By Mark Lewis President, L.A. County Education Association, Norwalk | Letters to the Editor


Hey! We found your missing monkey

This is to the dad who was looking for his daughter's toy brown monkey at The Habit restaurant Thursday night.

December 11, 2008 | By Sue Watson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Rape and punishment

If an American citizen is convicted of rape, his punishment is severe, possibly even life in prison. Why, then, should alleged rapist Adrian Arriano be deported (for the third time) if he is convicted?

December 10, 2008 | By Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Love that TV image

Neil Postman, author of "Amusing Ourselves to Death," offers a prophetic voice when he says that television politics offers its viewers a compelling image of themselves in a particular candidate.

December 10, 2008 | By Christopher A. Guzman Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Thanks so much for John Boston

I join wholeheartedly with John Boston's prayer, "Dear Lord, save me from the politically correct sub-committee of The Always Victimized."

December 10, 2008 | By Peter Beers Valencia | 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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