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Will the real urban center please stand up?

There has been a lot of talk generated over the term "urban center" - did our city manager say he wants to turn our suburban bedroom community into a legitimate urban center of its own, or was he incorrectly paraphrased?

September 13, 2008 | By Linda Pedersen Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Urban centers should first do no harm

The first rule of "urban centers" should be a line from the Hippocratic Oath: "First of all, do no harm."

September 13, 2008 | By Valerie Thomas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Strickland’s the best candidate for state senate

Hannah-Beth Jackson claims that she is running as a "representative of the people" and that Republicans have not represented the 19th Senate District well.

September 12, 2008 | By Joe Messina Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Let’s take control of the price of oil

I wonder what would happen if President Bush decided to sell a lot of the oil that he has in our reserves, say, for $75 per barrel. Just what would the buyers of futures in oil do? Maybe lose a lot of money?

September 12, 2008 | By Harry Bell Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Why were no elected representatives at rally?

The Honor America/Secure Our Border event on June 28 at the Santa Clarita Civic Center was a first.

September 11, 2008 | By Roger Gitlin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Same-sex marriage ruling means fairness for all

In the past month I've read many opinions about why same-sex marriage threatens the institution of marriage. Frankly, I'm baffled.

September 11, 2008 | By Cindy Gise Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Horton must be an America-hater

Regarding Gary Horton's recent column ("One drop of blood in every gallon," June 25):

September 10, 2008 | By Jim Crowley Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Kudos to Boxer and McKeon for Wilderness Act

I recently was fortunate to go on a church-led trip to Yosemite National Park and experience its awe-inspiring beauty first hand.

September 10, 2008 | By Curtis Bartlett Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for the street signs and festive flags

A big "thank you" to the City of Santa Clarita for all the new street signs! They are easy to read, and look great with the city seal included in the design. Thank you for these helpful additions to city intersections.

September 09, 2008 | By Sharon Devol Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Criticizing the critic — a message for deaf ears?

Vinton Lampton's assertion that only New Orleans residents and Democrats deplored Katrina ("God bless the tough Midwesterners," Letters, July 6) reveals that he is deaf to all but Republican indoctrination.

September 09, 2008 | By Tom Clayton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Mormons' opposition to gay marriage is hypocritical

On Sunday, June 29, a letter was read at all Mormon worship services worldwide calling on members to contribute their time and money to help pass the California initiative this November that would limit marriage to different-gender couples. The letter, from the Office of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, said, "The Church's teaching and position on this moral issue are unequivocal. Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God." (Actually, the "State" did it before God did.)

September 09, 2008 | By Malcolm Blue Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Creditors must keep an eye on Newhall Land

Since the debtor is still in possession, the debtor, Newhall Land will still be paying the salaries of its executive officers, while those to whom they owe substantial debts must bite the bullet.

September 09, 2008 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Development threatens our quality of life

It's apparent that our City Council has heard enough from the public whom it represents.

September 06, 2008 | By Sterling King Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Kudos for Sheriff’s anti-crime program

Kudos to our Sheriff's Department, Parkway Cadillac and Michael Roth, who at a recent seminar sponsored by the city of Santa Clarita presented an ongoing program alerting us to the trends in criminal behavior and how to spot them.

September 06, 2008 | By William Nelson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


An urban center by any other name still stinks

The Signal's apologetic approach (Signal editorial, June 27) to our city manager's goals, whether we call it urbanization or something else, seems to ignore the downsides of massive build-outs.

September 06, 2008 | By Tom Pedersen Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Your view? Here’s mine

I have the time for Councilman TimBen Boydston to research and present the facts in a transparent manner when a 50-year lighted billboard contract is at stake.

March 24, 2014 | Annette Lucas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Revisiting ‘Abandoned Flag Flies Anew’

Regarding the Sunday, March 16, Signal story "Abandoned Flag Flies Anew": I salute you, Patrick McGill. Being a vet, I truly appreciate someone who shows their patriotism toward our nation's symbol.

March 20, 2014 | Jimmie Haralson Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Doublespeak and fringe rhetoric

The "Drawing Conclusions" cartoon published in The Signal on March 18 is a perfect example of the doublespeak that comes so easily from the fringes of both left and right - and the stupidity of the voters who don't even bother to think about what they're hearing.

March 20, 2014 | Erika Schwartz Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Tracking the elusive ‘jump head’

This may be trivial. I enjoy reading The Signal except for one thing - your style on "jump heads."

March 18, 2014 | Tony Newhall Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sprinklers and corporate citizenship

Saturday at noontime, in the hottest time of day, we passed a large green stretch of land with sprinklers going full blast. I guess they couldn't wait till night.

March 18, 2014 | Don Gately Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


PAID CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT LETTER: Our Senior Center needs everyone’s help

At the City Council meeting I asked "What happened" most of the candidates have stated they have been on the Senior Boards for years. Yet it is outdated and underfunded.

March 18, 2014 | Sandra Bul Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s keep the glitz and glamour here in California

Sunday night, March 2, I watched the 86th Oscars.

March 10, 2014 | Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Putting a spin on the billboard debate

The Feb. 26 edition of The Signal published an article on the billboard proposal talks ("Billboard proposal talks draw hefty crowd to City Hall").

March 10, 2014 | Karla H. Edwards Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Campaign blight

During each City Council election cycle the citizens of Santa Clarita are subjected to a plethora of campaign blight on public property created by candidates who are asking for voters to entrust them to represent their interests in our beautiful community.

March 10, 2014 | Dennis Fuerst Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Cross over and vote your faith

Is there any mainstream religion that does not forbid homosexuality?

March 09, 2014 | By Robert Stauffer Letter to the Editor | Letters to the Editor


Cross over and vote your faith

Is there any mainstream religion that does not forbid homosexuality?

March 09, 2014 | By Robert Stauffer Castaic | Letters to the Editor


PAID CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT LETTER:Vote for Mercado Fortine for City Council

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 more than 40 years. In my opinion, she is the exact type of person our City needs at this time!

March 09, 2014 | By Al Adelini Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Best candidates are those dedicated to seniors, veterans

Editor's note: The following letter was directed to Santa Clarita City Council candidates.

March 09, 2014 | Anne Marie Whalley Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Conserving water

I was thinking: Why do we have to cut down on our water usage by 20 percent while the city tears up the center dividers and plants more trees, flowers and bushes?

March 09, 2014 | Carl A. Woerter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


When Seconds Count

A very heartfelt "thank you" to the 911 operators, firefighters, paramedics, ambulance staff and sheriff's deputies who responded to the call for help at my home the evening of Feb. 26.

March 06, 2014 | Alan Ferdman Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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