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‘Vertical’ development is not the answer

Editor's note: While our July 3 call for comments about an urban center in the Santa Clarita Valley was not directed at the now-defunct The Avenue at Santa Clarita planned development, several readers responded with specific feedback on that proposal. Here is one of them.

September 19, 2008 | By Mike McSkane Newhall | Letters to the Editor


The Avenue would create a traffic nightmare

Editor's note: While our July 3 call for comments about an urban center in the Santa Clarita Valley was not directed at the now-defunct The Avenue at Santa Clarita planned development, several readers responded with specific feedback on that proposal. Here is one of them.

September 19, 2008 | By Gary Arndt Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Do fireworks really damage air quality?

I found it quite perplexing that in Parimal Rohit's article ("SCV: Where you can see the air you breathe," July 8), neither he nor the South Coast Air Quality Management District official mentioned the recent fires as a possible cause for the poor air quality.

September 18, 2008 | By Mike Neal Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Age discrimination at the movies is unfair

Recently, in an effort to help my mother out, I went to buy movie tickets for her and a friend at the Edwards Cinema in Canyon Country.

September 18, 2008 | By Kimberly Inverno Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


The post office is getting too costly

I would like the public to know that it is getting a rough deal in the shipping and handling the post office is giving to the public.

September 18, 2008 | By Mary S. Mello Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Gay marriage: It’s time to give up witch hunts

I'm a straight, married man who doesn't worry about what other folks are doing. A wise state legislator recently remarked that with the war on terrorism, the economy, the collapse of the housing market and the high price of gasoline, he had more important things to worry about than gays getting married. I concur.

September 17, 2008 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Senior Center should be a top priority in the SCV

Russ Evans invited my wife and me to a small dancing class he conducts for the SCV Senior Center.

September 17, 2008 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


What about the rest of Canyon Country?

Let me begin by saying that I used to attend the so-called "Canyon Country" Community Action Committee meetings. I stopped going because it seemed to several of us at these meetings that it was all about the Whites Canyon area, except when they wanted to complain about signage at shopping centers or a particular business.

September 17, 2008 | Linda Morgan Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Subregions deserve their share of funds

A Los Angeles Times editorial accused county Supervisor Gloria Molina of being "parochial" and an "obstructionist" because she advocates for protecting the regional distribution of revenue under the proposed sales tax measure.

September 16, 2008 | Michael D. Antonovich L.A. County Supervisor, 5th District MTA Director | Letters to the Editor


State should have taken on Blue Cross

On July 4, I read an article in The Signal titled "State feared insurance big guns." In summary, the article stated that Anthem Blue Cross had the largest number of rescissions "about 1,770" between January 1, 2004, and now. Having read this article, I turned a bright shade of purple. There is nothing that can destroy a family faster than to have their health insurance cancelled. Although the article does not say, I assume these were most likely individual insurance policies and not group policies.

September 16, 2008 | Jim Warmoth Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Will the real urban center please stand up?

There has been a lot of talk generated over the term "urban center" - did our city manager say he wants to turn our suburban bedroom community into a legitimate urban center of its own, or was he incorrectly paraphrased?

September 13, 2008 | By Linda Pedersen Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Urban centers should first do no harm

The first rule of "urban centers" should be a line from the Hippocratic Oath: "First of all, do no harm."

September 13, 2008 | By Valerie Thomas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Strickland’s the best candidate for state senate

Hannah-Beth Jackson claims that she is running as a "representative of the people" and that Republicans have not represented the 19th Senate District well.

September 12, 2008 | By Joe Messina Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Let’s take control of the price of oil

I wonder what would happen if President Bush decided to sell a lot of the oil that he has in our reserves, say, for $75 per barrel. Just what would the buyers of futures in oil do? Maybe lose a lot of money?

September 12, 2008 | By Harry Bell Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Why were no elected representatives at rally?

The Honor America/Secure Our Border event on June 28 at the Santa Clarita Civic Center was a first.

September 11, 2008 | By Roger Gitlin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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A salute to Maya Angelou

Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.

June 02, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Concerning our local charter schools

I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.

June 02, 2014 | Erika Schwartz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Violence in America

Historically we are a violent people and mankind's history throughout the world demonstrates that we are violent. Laws passed protect us all from violence. But laws alone can't eliminate violence.

May 27, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Look at Switzerland

In Charlie Vignola's column ("Sensible about gun control," May 20) Vignola is basically making the intellectually flaccid argument that guns cause their own misuse.

May 26, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Lousy films in SCV

Why do we not get fine films out here in SCV?

May 26, 2014 | Karen Kaplan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hold yourself to a higher standard

I have been reading the arguments in the letters to the editor section for this past week relating to Donald Sterling and his racist comments.

May 18, 2014 | John Kiernan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


What about the black racists and bigots?

In The Signal there was a letter from Lois Eisenberg, responding to a column by Steve Lunetta in which he discussed Donald Sterling's racist rant and its consequences to Sterling.

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


Cutting back on water use

A couple of years ago, when local officials said to cut down on the use of water, the wife and I bought a new dishwasher and a new washing machine that use less water.

May 15, 2014 | Carl A. Woerter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Vilification of Sterling

I would be less troubled with the vilification of Donald Sterling if the popular press, including printed and electronic media, were as aggressive in the treatment of prominent blacks, including sports figures, when they make blatantly racist statements about whites.

May 15, 2014 | William L. Blowers Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Freedom of speech needs some curbs

Pastor Hegg's Sunday column "We don't have to think alike," is, as usual, rooted in fair-mindedness as he supports actions being legislated against, but not simply words.

May 14, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Sliding down the slippery slope of speech sanctions

Pastor Hegg's column published in The Signal May 11, "We don't have to think alike," beautifully states my own concerns about the current situations when what people say is being used to destroy them financially and socially.

May 14, 2014 | Judy Reinsma Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Kudos to city for sponsoring Wings for Life World Run

In response to John Annoreno's letter to the editor "Wings for Life World Run disturbed the peace for 2 hours," published May 6, I participated in the Wings for Life World Run and I found it to be an incredibly inspirational experience.

May 13, 2014 | Jeff Solomon Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Those disturbed by World Run can give up a little sleep and help out

In response to the letter to the editor "Wings for Life World Run disturbed the peace for 2 hours," published May 6, I urge John Annoreno to stop for a moment and think about the purpose of the Wings for Life World Run.

May 13, 2014 | Barbara Gassner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Ron Paul has got it wrong

Regarding the Ron Paul column published May 7 entitled "We're no longer number one": Sorry, congressman, you swallowed a distortion put out by the World Bank.

May 11, 2014 | By Albert Bigelow Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Racism needs to be untaught in America

Regarding the May 5 column "The Sterling Dilemma" by Steve Lunetta, racism and bigotry in this country have been prevalent since the America's inception.

May 11, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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