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Think before you vote

To The Editor:

America is fortunate that both the Democratic and Republican candidates are extremely qualified for the

June 25, 2008 | By Stephen Winkler Valencia | Letters to the Editor


'Do as I say, not as I do'

Recently two local Republicans announced they would be writing commentaries for The Signal in addition to Monday's "Right Her Right Now." These two men, Steve Lunetta and Paul Strickland, have different styles but both write excellent commentaries. The news of their more frequent submissions is gratifying on a couple of fronts. One, The Signal is pretty much dominated by the left six days out of seven (nationally and locally) and two, Messrs. Lunetta and Strickland set forth clear, supported information. Alas, the announcement was not good news for all.

June 23, 2008 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Who are the real losers?

To The Editor:

It is fair to say that I was extremely disappointed in the results of the recent local election to fill two empty seats on the Santa Clarita City Council.

June 19, 2008 | By V. Renee Toensing Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Election recap

To The Editor:

Once Maria Gutzeit was endorsed by liberal Gary Horton, she never had a chance to win.

June 19, 2008 | By Ken Wheeler Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Hart is trying hard

To The Editor:

I couldn't agree more with Dave McEachern (April 15). We can do more for our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. Indeed, we should have no tolerance for bullying and name-calling.

June 19, 2008 | By Linda Margulies Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Lunetta's case is weak

To The Editor:

It's truly sad that columnists like Mr. Lunetta perpetuate false arguments on subjects as important as national security.

June 17, 2008 | Signal Staff | Letters to the Editor


A happy homecoming

To The Editor:

June 17, 2008 | Signal Staff | Letters to the Editor


Time to take down campaign signs

To The Editor:

Now that the City Council election is over, I sure hope that all those who ran will remove all of the signs they have placed on almost every street corner.

June 12, 2008 | By Cathie Pinto Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Vote-by-mail ballots sent too early

To The Editor:

I use vote-by-mail. I got the information from my mailbox, read it all carefully and mailed the ballot back within a few days.

June 12, 2008 | By Gordon Uppman Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


A sense of propriety, or maybe not

To The Editor:

I was initially not amused by Pat Bagley's cartoon this morning (April 9, 2008) representing Charlton Heston as a gun-waving nut outside the gates of heaven. However, after ruminating on this for a bit I thought, well, actually, his NRA participation was presented by the media as defining the man in his later life.

June 12, 2008 | By Robert Heller Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is Obama the pied piper?

To The Editor:

I have been sitting on the sidelines looking and listening to all sides, and it came to me - Barack Hussein Obama Jr. is the Pied Piper!

June 11, 2008 | By Clarence Abrahamson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Vehicle tax is necessary

To The Editor:

You can definitely put me on the side of the room that is against more unnecessary taxes - the key word being "unnecessary."

June 11, 2008 | By William Picketts Sr. Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Laws should be enforced

To The Editor:

Thanks and goodbye to officer Tommy Banks. Yes, I got a ticket on Soledad. But you know what ... I was speeding and it reminded me to slow down.

June 09, 2008 | By Gwen Hougo Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


DUI checks ineffective

To The Editor:

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies spent a lot of officers' time and taxpayers' money during a recent weekend to arrest just three drunk drivers out of 916 cars stopped and inconvenienced at a DUI checkpoint ("DUI checkpoint in Valencia nets 4 arrests," March 30, 2008). That is a meager .33 percent success rate.

June 09, 2008 | By Sarah Longwell, managing director American Beverage Institute, Washington D.C. | Letters to the Editor


The Banks effect

To The Editor:

Congratulations and best wishes to SCV sheriff's Deputy John Thomas Banks on his retirement.

June 09, 2008 | By Rosanna Macklin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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Ah, if it were only possible

I read in The Signal where George H. W. Bush, father of the infamous George W. Bush, "celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump."

June 22, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


O.J.: All about intercollegiate athletics

In regards to all the recent 20-year anniversary of the O.J. case coverage, in my humble opinion, you did not have to watch one minute of the O.J. trial. All you had to understand was intercollegiate athletics.

June 19, 2014 | Neel Schmitt Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


COC needs to focus attention on the students

I appreciate Jim Holt's presence at the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees meeting last Wednesday and his subsequent article, "COC showdown" (June 12).

June 19, 2014 | David Stevenson COC professor, Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Regarding the controversial release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, below are some of the responses of President Obama to this issue:

June 19, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Schools should educate, not indoctrinate

The latest assignment some sixth-grade students got in one of our local schools is "Atrocities committed by our troops in Vietnam."

June 19, 2014 | Bob Comer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Trading fiasco

The best description I have heard of the recent fiasco of trading prisoners is that we have exchanged five hand grenades for a squirt gun.

June 18, 2014 | By Glenda Johnson Newhall | Letters to the Editor


War on women

Daniel Wani, an American citizen living in New Hampshire, was not able to celebrate Father's Day with his wife and two tiny American children.

June 18, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


COC needs to speak with honesty and fairness

Jim Holt's June 10 article "COC faculty rejects contract" attempted to offer a fair view of the dissension that has developed between college administrators and the full-time faculty.

June 18, 2014 | Wendy Brill-Wynkoop Department Chair, Photography, College of the Canyons | Letters to the Editor


An Eisenberg fan

For many years, Lois Eisenberg has written awesome letters to the editor for The Signal. She combines great thinking and great writing in her letters to the editor.

June 15, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Bergdahl’s a deserter

In his column today (June 10) entitled "Charlie Vignola: G.O.P. smears P.O.W.", Vignola launches into his usual anti-conservative anti-GOP invective, this time over the Bergdahl affair. It's just more of Vignola's signature ranting.

June 15, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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


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