This is a letter sent to Congressman Buck McKeon:
Mary Ann and I have lived in this valley for more than 40 years and in the last 10 years have relied heavily on Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for our health services. It is not an overstatement that our hospital saved my life at least once and arguably twice.
The issue of the expansion of the Henry Mayo (Newhall Memorial) Hospital campus and its "master plan" will soon be presented for City Council approval. There are serious questions as to the impartiality of certain council members with regard to this action. I have always believed in the integrity of the individuals that are elected to represent the best interests of their constituents, but I recognize that often misinformation, misrepresentation and misguided values can also blind common sense.
Reading Steve Lunetta's Uncle Earl column ("Uncle Earl's view on the election," Nov. 20) summed up what is wrong with the Republican Party: a loss of ideals, finger-pointing, idle gossip, fear-mongering and a considerable state of denial.
We have been brainwashed by the automobile industry in telling us that we have to have bigger, faster and flashier cars.
What if you walked into a store to purchase something and you saw a sign over the item you want that read, "This item is marked UP 18 percent or 20 percent or 28 percent or more"?
One morning last week I read an article regarding a stabbing in Canyon Country.
Trying to obtain health insurance for a family is a joke! I recently quit my job with the county to take care of five teenagers and help my husband with his business.
Now that Proposition 2 has passed and will help lessen the suffering of millions of chickens, pigs and calves, my thoughts are on turkeys.
With gratitude and thanksgiving we would like to acknowledge Councilwoman Laurie Ender, Sgt. Maxine Kallenberger, Deputy Keith Davis and the many other deputies who helped bring quality of life and peace back to our Valencia neighborhood.
The Signal has taken a huge step forward by including the Sunday columns of John Boston. The first column (Nov. 16) had to do with politics (and I am so over politics now, right or left) and I couldn't really enjoy it.
I would like to thank The Signal's editorial board for its editorial on Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Master Plan (Nov. 23).
Regarding "Our View - Hospital Expansion" - Signal Editorial, Nov. 23: The Signal seems to have suffered from memory loss.
The purpose of this letter is to address false and misleading statements made in the August Signal Special Supplement Sa+nta Clarita's 51 Most Influential 2008.
Veterans Day may already be over, but I think we should remember our veterans every day, not just Nov. 11.
Correction: The following letter to the editor is being repeated because the wrong name of the writer was printed at the bottom of the letter when it was originally published on Wednesday. Albert Bigelow did not write this letter. The correct letter writer's name appears today.
Did anyone else note the TV newscast showing insurgents in Iraq opening the old bunker?
There's nothing wrong with Mr. Lunetta questioning and challenging the assertions of the REMI report that a revenue-neutral carbon fee would have positive economic benefits as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions (June 26, "The carbon tax has flaws").
The State of Islam has been declared by ISIS or ISIL. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the leader of ISIS.
I want to give big kudos to the Santa Clarita City Council past and present, the city manager and everyone involved in making the city bike/walking/running trails the fantastic network they are today.
It's nice to see a positive article on the front page of The Signal about Shane Vereen ("Vereen brings it back," June 22).
Once again, Councilman Bob Kellar slams his constituents by saying that many who signed the petitions to overturn the council's decision to permit digital billboard on our freeways were not fully aware of the full details of the proposal ("Billboard matter will be put to a vote," www.signalscv.com).
Our city and local school districts should sue Shenkman & Hughes to force the Malibu-based law firm to stop its suits alleging bias in our election process unless they can prove discrimination against minorities.
I just wanted to point out the need to overturn the Citizens United decision of the United States Supreme Court in 2010.
On the rare occasion I see a sheriff's car in the area and can access the deputy, I thank them for their service and for driving my street, West Del Monte Drive.
During the recent Board of Trustees meeting at College of the Canyons, several board members expressed their surprise at the landslide "no" vote on the proposed full-time faculty contract.
Regarding the battle that is being fought on College of the Canyons' campus, I would like to take the opportunity to explain what the full-time faculty is seeking: equity and respect.
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."
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.
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).