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What about the car drivers in motorcycle accidents?

Robert Burton wants to ban motorcycles from public streets because of the many accidents and even fatalities involving motorcycles, and because he saw a rider riding on the back wheel only, and because motorcycle riders cost our state many dollars in hospital bills.

April 16, 2014 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Where’s the money going?

On a recent bus trip to a remote area of Mexico, we were asked to buy basic school supplies for a remote village school.

April 16, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Equal pay and Obama credibility

On the heels of the "Lie of the Year" about keeping your own health care and the bogus numbers of Affordable Care

April 13, 2014 | By Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


The smart votes on SB52 were from the Republicans

A recent letter-to-the editor ("We need more transparency in our elections," April 1 in The Signal) authored by a Democrat, chided Republicans in general and Assemblyman Scott Wilk specifically for the failure to pass "Disclose Act, SB52," purportedly a bill intended to put sunlight on "dark money."

April 13, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Water cutbacks should be required of all

I seem to have been living in a bubble that was not transparent. As I have been hearing for the past few years, and more so recently, we, the state of California, have been and are now in a very serious drought.

April 11, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Faulty mind-reading

Kudos to Linda McCaskill's riposte ("Who gives the most to charity?" April 7 in The Signal) to Rob Kerchner's claim to know what "liberals" are thinking (Defining difference," March 27 in The Signal.

April 11, 2014 | Curt Scott Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Motorcycles are unsafe; get them off the road

Every week, it seems, a motorcyclist has been gravely injured, with death galore in many of the accidents.

April 11, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Open Letter to Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran

America is a peace loving country. America along with the United Nations supports human rights in all countries on the planet. The people of America are behind our president. President Barack Obama has tried to improve relations between our countries.

April 09, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Proud to be an American

Proud, grateful and privileged to have voted by mail on Friday 4/4/14.

April 09, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Who gives the most to charity: conservatives or liberals?

The Letter to the Editor by Rob Kerchner (Defining difference) in the March 27 Signal is both unjustified and prejudicial. Unless Mr. Kerchner has telepathic powers, how could he possibly know what all "liberals" or most "liberals" or even one particular "liberal" may be thinking when it comes to whether they want the government, private enterprise, or little green Martians to duplicate in this country something they see overseas?

April 07, 2014 | Linda McCaskill Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Those political signs

In regards to the political signs, I feel they are equivalent to graffiti. They are a complete eyesore and a possible safety hazard. Why are they even allowed?

April 07, 2014 | William Pawlak Saugus | Letters to the Editor


PAID CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT LETTER: Alan Ferdman for City Council

The Santa Clarita City Council election of 2012, in hindsight, was a transitional election.

April 06, 2014 | By Spencer Leafdale Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


No Weste, Young Man

I have carefully considered the endorsement of Laurene Weste by the The Signal's Editorial Board published on March 16, 2014, and I feel stongly that it must be challenged.

April 06, 2014 | By Steve Petzold Saugus | Letters to the Editor


PAID CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT LETTER:Support for Gloria Mercado Fortine

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

April 06, 2014 | By Al Adelini Newhall | Letters to the Editor


PAID CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT LETTER: Marsha McLean, Always Available to Citizens

Unlike many cities in California, Santa Clarita is in great shape with a balanced budget and a 17% reserve. We maintain a reserve to be used in emergencies such as earthquake or fire. I believe in an open, transparent government, I believe in integrity and respect for our citizens. I practice those beliefs every day.

April 06, 2014 | By Marsha McLean | Letters to the Editor


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Base Hart districts on the high schools

In my humble opinion, the most straightforward, simplest answer to the William S. Hart Union High School District going to board member representation by areas/districts would be to add two board positions.

July 23, 2014 | Neel Schmitt Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Let’s use our solar energy for our water

It seems incomprehensible that with the great shortage of water for this state, trillions of gallons of water lie off the cost and remains unused by those affected most.

July 22, 2014 | Chis Matalas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Snake alert

Recently, I was driving in my neighborhood when something caught my eye crossing the street in front of me. A very large gopher snake was booking it across the hot asphalt from left to right.

July 22, 2014 | By Ted Aquaro Valencia | Letters to the Editor


We deserve better

John Boehner is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He leads the House of Representatives as majority leader. Senator Mitch McConnell is the minority leader of the Senate. He's been attacking the President for the last six years unsuccessfully!

July 20, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Let's be civil

I agree with Gary Horton (Opinion, July 9). It seems though that our country is less civil. If I speak of our President, I will state "our President" or "Mr. Barack Obama."

July 20, 2014 | Anne Marie Whalley Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Mind the speed limits and rest in peace

Since this is the time when a great many Santa Clarita families will be hitting the road on vacation, I thought I should share my recent experience with readers.

July 15, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


City needs to say ‘yes’ to sick pay for part-time employees

The Signal reported on July 10 ("Bill would mandate sick pay for part-time employees") that the City Council voted to oppose Assembly Bill 1522 as the "...estimated financial impact to the city as a result of the bill could be as high as $180,000 per year."

July 15, 2014 | Susann Rizzo and Cliff Fletcher Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is it time for artificial turf?

I am sure the rebates on low-flow bathroom products has reduced water consumption considerably.

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


Time to withdraw the troops

I believe that we need to withdraw troops in Iraq now. It is a mistake for any troops to be there, and they are there in great peril.

July 13, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Tell the truth, Ms. Dupuy

On July 3, The Signal published a column by Tina Dupuy titled "Freedom for Hobby Lobby's religious rights."

July 10, 2014 | Alden Chase Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Against all billboards

First of all, I am absolutely against all of the billboards in the Santa Clarita Valley - including the ones along the Metro right-of-way. I am also against the digital sign boards along the freeways.

July 10, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Hooray for concerned U.S. citizens like Brian Baker

Brian Baker's column published in The Signal June 30 ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust") is spot on!

July 09, 2014 | By P. Bottaro Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Many more bike trails in the works for Santa Clarita

A recent letter writer complimented Santa Clarita's trail system and inquired as to whether the city will be adding more trails, specifically near the Newhall Ranch Road underpass.

July 08, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Santa Clarita mayor | Letters to the Editor


An open letter to motorists of the Santa Clarita Valley

Speeding, cellphone calling, texting, tail-gating arrogance, complete disregard for the other motorist and other numerous unsafe practices while driving that cause accidents - these have been my contention in many letters to the editor that I have submitted to The Signal.

July 06, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s not expand our need for water during drought times

The city of Santa Clarita's response to my letter (June 23, "When will the city water medians responsibly?") regarding watering, the saving of water and new landscaping was full of details.

July 06, 2014 | Nancy Gomes Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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