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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


Thanks to business who volunteered time for tour

Many thanks to some special people and businesses.

On May 21, Nora Ortiz and co-workers at the Hyatt Valencia hosted a group of special education students from Valencia High School on a tour and shared career information.

August 01, 2008 | By Ulla Rincon Valencia | Letters to the Editor


McKeon out of touch

Buck McKeon may have some admirable qualities, but he was off base in blaming Democrats for gas prices.

July 31, 2008 | By Gordon Uppman Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


At last, justice for Mary Jo

Ted Kennedy has finally received his sentence for his part in the Chappaquiddick death of Mary Jo Kopechne.

July 31, 2008 | By Sue Watson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Rent control harms people in the long run

One of the reasons Democrats are against Proposition 98 is because of the rent control elimination clause. They believe such laws prevent landlords from price gouging.

What is the real impact of rent control? All it takes is simple applied economic principles from Econ 101.

July 30, 2008 | By Kevin Bell Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is this Phoenix or Santa Clarita?

This is my favorite time of the year. Every tree bursts forth with new foliage that ranges from blossoms to colorful new growth. All around our homes, paseos, city-landscaped roads, there are bushes, groundcovers, flowers, vines, all eagerly competing with each other in sheer beauty.

July 30, 2008 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thanks, Tom Purcell

I recently read the (syndicated) column written by Tom Purcell, "Don't take your mother for granted," and I loved it. I am blessed to have one of the most amazing moms on the planet. I was raised to be confident and believe in myself. I was taught that I can do anything, I just have to try. My mom made sure that my brother and I always came before her.

July 29, 2008 | By Keli Rodgers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


500,000 people in SCV

July 28, 2008 | By Troy Cline Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Same-sex ruling

In response to the article "Same-Sex Ruling Stirs SCV" (May 16, 2008), by Parimal M. Rohit and Katherine Geyer, I begin with one simple question to the readers of this newspaper: When so many Christian leaders assert that "marriage has been a union between a man and a woman since time immemorial," what Bible are they reading that has no mention of the many Hebrews who had multiple wives and concubines on the side?

July 28, 2008 | By Barbara Wampole Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Coyotes killed my beloved dachshund

In the quiet moments of the pre-dawn hour on a recent Saturday morning (April 26), coyotes entered my yard and took the life of my beloved dachshund.

July 26, 2008 | By Kathi Beadle Newhall | Letters to the Editor


TCU kept seniors close to their homes

I was not able to attend the meeting regarding the closing of the Transitional Care Unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. However, I did watch the "show" on television. I would love to have been there to voice my opinion.

July 26, 2008 | By Joyce Nicoletti Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Please don’t leave pets in hot cars

On May 14, it was 93 degrees outside at noon. I got out of my car in the Mervyn's shopping center and I could hear a dog barking. I thought to myself that no one could be stupid enough to leave a dog in a parked car in this heat. I was able to trace the barking to a silver Toyota Sienna minivan, license number 5DXL812. The van was parked partially in the shade of a small tree and partially in the sun. The two front windows were cracked about half an inch. I called Animal Control and was ...

July 26, 2008 | By Lori Casaus Saugus | Letters to the Editor


On the passing of Dick Martin

July 25, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Letters to the Editor


Vote ‘no’ on Prop 98, ‘yes’ on Prop 99

To The Editor:

July 24, 2008 | By James Crowley Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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Obamacare: biggest fiasco since Prohibition

In Tuesday's Democratic Voices column in The Signal ("The game-changer for Democrats"), Kevin Buck wrote another of his signature Dem/socialist rah-rah pieces cheering all things leftist, booing all things conservative and Republican, and essentially pinning his arguments on Obamacare, claiming "millions of Americans now have access to quality, low-cost insurance and health care for the first time in their lives."

March 27, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Can you say Vladimir?

Last week the House of Representatives passed the ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014 (H.R. 4138), a simple measure by Congressman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., that would enable members of Congress to sue the Executive Branch in federal court when it disregards or flagrantly violates the U.S. Constitution.

March 26, 2014 | Gary C. Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Questions remain in Flight 370 saga

Now that the saga of Flight 370 is coming to a close, we have to ask ourselves some serious questions.

March 26, 2014 | By Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Looking for answers at tonight’s City Council meeting

Tonight is the third and probably last meeting to discuss the electronic billboard issue at Santa Clarita City Hall at 6.p.m. The first two meetings lasted until around midnight with an overwhelming number of attendees (in the hundreds) voicing opposition.

March 25, 2014 | Marybelle Knight Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Complications, questions linger in billboard issue

The March 20 Signal article "SCV billboard proposal hits a snag" points out still another reason not to proceed with the ill-advised plan to erect digital billboards on the Interstate 5 freeway and Highway 14: a change of zoning would be necessary.

March 25, 2014 | Karla H. Edwards Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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


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