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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


The facts about SCV's No. 2 junior golfer Max Homa

Although I've contacted The Signal several times regarding misinformation that was printed about my son, the mistakes continue.

August 02, 2008 | By Bonnie Homa Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Pinetree Elementary’s no-hugging rule absurd

I read Sharon Cotal's article in The Signal on Memorial Day ("Sorry, this school is in a no-hugging zone," May 26) and the more I read it, the more exasperated I became!

I know the verdict is not in yet for Pinetree Elementary School, but it is totally absurd that an elementary school principal would even think young children should not be allowed to "hug, high-five, shake hands or just be close" to their classmates.

August 01, 2008 | Roberta Dey Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Kierkegaard quotation should be read in context

I just wanted to comment on the Kierkegaard quote run in "The Still Small Editorial" on May 16: "To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily; to not dare is to lose one's self entirely."

I was hoping to put the quote within the context from which the author spoke. Though our current culture of thought probably interprets the above quote as taking a worldly risk (like pursuing a business venture or perhaps leaving one's spouse to begin a new life), Kierkegaard was actually speaking of faith in the Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

August 01, 2008 | By Garrett Siemsen Newhall | Letters to the Editor


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Is our government balanced or imbalanced?

Even during the original ratifications, implementation of procedures and policies in our government faced changes to the Constitution (or Articles of Confederation, March 1, 1781).

June 13, 2014 | W.T. Stevenson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Winning Coach Ousted

Rocket Collins, 13 seasons as boys head basket coach at Valencia High School, has been relieved of his position.

June 13, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


An all-consuming fire

Gary Horton's June 4 column "Embracing a fire that still burns us today" is his most articulate column yet, and is so right on!

June 10, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Compulsion is not compassion

The entire liberal edifice rests upon the premise that the unrestrained free market doesn't work in meeting certain essential societal needs.

June 10, 2014 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s hear it for government climate intervention

It was just so exciting to read how the White House and EPA will save the planet despite those nasty and ridiculous global warming and climate change deniers.

June 10, 2014 | Charles O’Connell Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Bergdahl and Obama deserve the same cell

Regarding Bowe Bergdahl's release in exchange for five terrorists, when this soldier enlisted in the Army, he knew the challenges ahead of him in military life, and one of those challenges was the possibility of capture by the enemy.

June 09, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


The best for others, in 2 flavors

Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).

June 04, 2014 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hillary’s sad Benghazi strategy

As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.

June 04, 2014 | Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Pitch in and keep our valley beautiful

Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.

June 04, 2014 | Lisa Williams Valencia | Letters to the Editor


A salute to Maya Angelou

Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.

June 02, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Concerning our local charter schools

I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.

June 02, 2014 | Erika Schwartz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Violence in America

Historically we are a violent people and mankind's history throughout the world demonstrates that we are violent. Laws passed protect us all from violence. But laws alone can't eliminate violence.

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


Look at Switzerland

In Charlie Vignola's column ("Sensible about gun control," May 20) Vignola is basically making the intellectually flaccid argument that guns cause their own misuse.

May 26, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Lousy films in SCV

Why do we not get fine films out here in SCV?

May 26, 2014 | Karen Kaplan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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