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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


Rent control harms people in the long run

One of the reasons Democrats are against Proposition 98 is because of the rent control elimination clause. They believe such laws prevent landlords from price gouging.

What is the real impact of rent control? All it takes is simple applied economic principles from Econ 101.

July 30, 2008 | By Kevin Bell Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is this Phoenix or Santa Clarita?

This is my favorite time of the year. Every tree bursts forth with new foliage that ranges from blossoms to colorful new growth. All around our homes, paseos, city-landscaped roads, there are bushes, groundcovers, flowers, vines, all eagerly competing with each other in sheer beauty.

July 30, 2008 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thanks, Tom Purcell

I recently read the (syndicated) column written by Tom Purcell, "Don't take your mother for granted," and I loved it. I am blessed to have one of the most amazing moms on the planet. I was raised to be confident and believe in myself. I was taught that I can do anything, I just have to try. My mom made sure that my brother and I always came before her.

July 29, 2008 | By Keli Rodgers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


500,000 people in SCV

July 28, 2008 | By Troy Cline Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Same-sex ruling

In response to the article "Same-Sex Ruling Stirs SCV" (May 16, 2008), by Parimal M. Rohit and Katherine Geyer, I begin with one simple question to the readers of this newspaper: When so many Christian leaders assert that "marriage has been a union between a man and a woman since time immemorial," what Bible are they reading that has no mention of the many Hebrews who had multiple wives and concubines on the side?

July 28, 2008 | By Barbara Wampole Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Coyotes killed my beloved dachshund

In the quiet moments of the pre-dawn hour on a recent Saturday morning (April 26), coyotes entered my yard and took the life of my beloved dachshund.

July 26, 2008 | By Kathi Beadle Newhall | Letters to the Editor


TCU kept seniors close to their homes

I was not able to attend the meeting regarding the closing of the Transitional Care Unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. However, I did watch the "show" on television. I would love to have been there to voice my opinion.

July 26, 2008 | By Joyce Nicoletti Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Please don’t leave pets in hot cars

On May 14, it was 93 degrees outside at noon. I got out of my car in the Mervyn's shopping center and I could hear a dog barking. I thought to myself that no one could be stupid enough to leave a dog in a parked car in this heat. I was able to trace the barking to a silver Toyota Sienna minivan, license number 5DXL812. The van was parked partially in the shade of a small tree and partially in the sun. The two front windows were cracked about half an inch. I called Animal Control and was ...

July 26, 2008 | By Lori Casaus Saugus | Letters to the Editor


On the passing of Dick Martin

July 25, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Letters to the Editor


Vote ‘no’ on Prop 98, ‘yes’ on Prop 99

To The Editor:

July 24, 2008 | By James Crowley Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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Conserving water

I was thinking: Why do we have to cut down on our water usage by 20 percent while the city tears up the center dividers and plants more trees, flowers and bushes?

March 09, 2014 | Carl A. Woerter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


When Seconds Count

A very heartfelt "thank you" to the 911 operators, firefighters, paramedics, ambulance staff and sheriff's deputies who responded to the call for help at my home the evening of Feb. 26.

March 06, 2014 | Alan Ferdman Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Wilk goes against voter wants

I received correspondence from Scott Wilk recently saying why he didn't support SB 27, which requires nonprofit organizations to disclose the names, addresses and employers of donors of $1,000 or more when their funds are used to make contributions or expenditures of more than $50,000 in any one year, or more than $100,000 over four years.

March 06, 2014 | Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Get politicians out of the operating room

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported on a fraud investigation involving State Sen. Ron Calderon.

March 05, 2014 | By Ted Aquaro Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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


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