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Caltrans needs to hire women to repair the potholes and cracks on the 5 freeway because the job the men have been doing is a joke!

August 12, 2008 | By Cynthia Lewis Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Keep development on SCV's west side

I have been a resident of this valley for more than 32 years. We tried to develop the Rivendale/Towsley Canyon at that time, but regional planning - through the county - was less than eager to approve the development as the creek that runs through the canyon drains in excess of 4,000 acres.

We were there during an El Nino when the water that rushed through the creek was so strong that it carried heavy large boulders, storm drain pipes and other debris and deposited it on the flood plain - the Smiser Mule property.

August 09, 2008 | By Dorothy Agins Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


How not to choose judges: Steve Lunetta’s method

Steve Lunetta wrote an Op-Ed article on June 2, 2008 on "How to Choose the Local Judges." In that article he states, "Please take the time to read and think about the judges you vote for."

August 09, 2008 | Michael O’Gara Montrose | Letters to the Editor


SCV needs to give people reason to come here

More new hotels. Geez. They haven't even gotten around to putting mints on all the new pillows at the corner of the 5 and the 126. I was just wondering who's gonna stay in all these hotel rooms? Has Magic Mountain suddenly gained some new allure that I've missed? I doubt it.

There is no other reason to get off the freeway except to get gas.

August 09, 2008 | By Phill Meske Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Gay marriage ban a religious freedom issue

I'm one of the "million fools" that Jonathan Kraut wrote of (June 3) who signed the petition to amend our state constitution so as to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The main reason our constitution must be amended this way is to protect our freedom of religion, which is one of the basic rights supposedly granted by our constitution and the primary reason this country was founded in the first place.

August 06, 2008 | By Dave Beaumont Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Cacti use in Santa Clarita landscaping

Santa Clarita may not be Phoenix, but it is a desert location ("Is this Phoenix or Santa Clarita?," Letters, May 29). "Cacti" would seem to be a natural choice for landscaping purposes.

August 06, 2008 | By Ray Essler Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Some with biased views wrongly attacked city

Last night I attended a public meeting regarding traffic in our neighborhood. In response to some residents complaints regarding traffic in the area, Santa Clarita city staff had done numerous traffic counts, surveys, license plate checks, etc. In addition, new stop signs and speed signs had been added to mitigate the perceived problems along with an increased law enforcement presence. The meeting was to present the most recent survey data.

When city staff presented the data, they were verbally attacked by several very vocal and very angry neighbors, because the data did not lead to the conclusion they wanted. They ...

August 05, 2008 | By Belynda Johnson Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Merchants’ credit card policies prohibited

Where I choose to spend my money in Santa Clarita is a big deal to me. With so many places to shop, eat and use services in the SCV, I can go to about 100 different places for the same thing. This letter may seem like more of a rant, but I would also like to provide information to readers.

Merchants are not allowed to charge you an extra fee, service charge or set a minimum amount for purchases with credit cards. I find more and more businesses doing this, which specifically goes against Visa and MasterCard merchant agreements.

August 05, 2008 | By Colleen McCormick Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Playing blame game does disservice to constituents

August 02, 2008 | By Richard Smykle Newhall | Letters to the Editor


The facts about SCV's No. 2 junior golfer Max Homa

Although I've contacted The Signal several times regarding misinformation that was printed about my son, the mistakes continue.

August 02, 2008 | By Bonnie Homa Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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


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Back to the ‘70s?

I recall the disastrous mess the Carter administration left our armed forces in.

March 05, 2014 | By John Ragsdale Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Common Core threatens parents’ rights

Common Core standards threaten parents' rights, children's privacy, and traditional American values.

March 05, 2014 | Jennifer Rodriguez Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Billboards and the need for speed

I just read Councilman Bob Kellar's "Blight of Billboards" in the Feb. 23 Opinion section of The Signal, wherein Mr. Kellar strongly endorses the idea of trading the removal of 118 billboards in the city for the installation of three large electronic billboards along Highway 14 and Interstate 5.

February 26, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Candidates running against constituents

I was quite taken aback when I heard an ad on our local radio station featuring Buck McKeon. He stated that he has spent years "fighting liberals."

February 26, 2014 | Ruth Baker Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Just say ‘no’ to cell towers

I have been a happy resident of Valencia for 17 years, but I am not happy now.

February 26, 2014 | Laura Faraci Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Teacher character above all else

Not to worry, Johnny. Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.

February 25, 2014 | Bernard A. Galipeau Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Let’s remove blight, not just relocate it

In response to Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar's Feb. 23 column published in The Signal: Removing the billboards within the city boundaries is a worthy priority for our city and a certainly a complicated endeavor.

February 25, 2014 | Brian Springer Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Let’s desalinize for all the water we need

I am in favor of desalinization plants up and down the coast of California. The governor needs to drop this train to nowhere and instead get on board with a new source of water.

February 24, 2014 | George Colvin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Support local businesses and save the billboards

In regards to the story "A closer look sought for billboard proposal" published in The Signal Feb. 13: City Council members are not acting in the best interest of my community with their proposal to remove local billboards.

February 24, 2014 | Melanie Taylor Newhall | Letters to the Editor


The ‘Affordable’ Care Act is anything but

Since it has been in force, the Affordable Care Act has disrupted the system as we knew it.

February 24, 2014 | Ronald Viersen Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Safety must be considered in electronic billboard issue

Regarding the Feb. 13 Signal story "A closer look sought for billboard proposal," I think the situation outlined in the article is actually two separate issues.

February 23, 2014 | Karla H. Edwards Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Being responsible citizens

Just wondering:

February 23, 2014 | Carl A. Woerter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Living in a sick world

A great Olympic champion, Bodie Miller, was brought to his knees in tears for millions to see because the NBC reporter kept asking about the recent death of his brother, even asking him what he saw when he looked up into the sky.

February 20, 2014 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Reasonable Republicans need to take back their party

There are Republicans who believe in more limited government as well as supporting a woman's right to choose.

February 20, 2014 | Randall Greenwald Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Billboards are distracting

As regards to the unsightly billboards that line Railroad Avenue/Soledad Canyon Road, they are the single most annoying blight while driving down those avenues.

February 20, 2014 | Karen Kaplan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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