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A tragic but preventable accident

This letter is in response to The Signal's article on July 25, headlined "Family grapples with loss of toddler."

September 30, 2008 | By Sharon Devol Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Local cat veterinarian a hero

Not very often are do we acknowledge heroes. Tracy McFarland is one in my book.

September 30, 2008 | By Meliss Bryant and Jim Sumner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Iraqis banned from competition! A conspiracy?

Just read a teeny, tiny, one-sentence announcement: Five Iraqi athletes have been banned from Olympics competition.

September 30, 2008 | By Regina Hall Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Democrats play politics on oil drilling

I e-mailed this letter to Senators Boxer and Feinstein. I also sent it to the Governor. The "political football" of drilling for oil wherever it is in the United States is a typical example of the cynicism of the left.

September 29, 2008 | Bob Comer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Don’t punish the children for Sacramento’s budget

I am writing in response to The Signal's July 11 story "County Frets Over Foster Freeze." California's foster children did not create our state's budget crisis and should not carry the burden of the failings of their elders. Balancing the budget on the backs of abused and neglected children flies in the face of our commitment to provide quality care for our state's most vulnerable citizens.

September 29, 2008 | By Leslie Heimov Children’s Law Center of L.A. | Letters to the Editor


The heart of The Signal still beats

I wanted to compliment The Signal on its general improvement. The-Signal.com is especially impressive.

September 28, 2008 | By Kim Escamillo Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


A raise for the entire staff of The Signal

I congratulate you on Monday, July 14's front page. The Signal senior and possibly the only weekend writer Jim Holt rules the front page.

September 28, 2008 | By Mark Scott Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Gay marriage threatens society’s foundation

I am responding to Don Gately's letter of July 17. Our society was founded on traditional values. Those values are a foundation that holds us together.

September 27, 2008 | By George Colvin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Choose to limit your consumption

Do I believe that government should impose restrictions on SUV owners for contributing to the oil scarcity problem by driving their gas-guzzling Leviathans? By all means, no.

September 27, 2008 | By Chris Guzman Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Another urban center not needed in Santa Clarita

Being a resident directly next door to the Smiser Mule Ranch parcel, it grieves me that the city would even consider this an eligible site for an "urban center." In other words, another shopping center.

September 27, 2008 | By Anthony Follett Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Cronyism apparently rife in local government

I am writing regarding the appointment of Frank Ferry's secretary to the parks commission. The only information we have been given regarding her abilities and background in parks and recreation is that she has been Mr. Ferry's secretary for the past number of years and seems to be good at that job.

September 27, 2008 | By Dell Schilleci Valencia | Letters to the Editor


A more holistic growth

I am writing this letter to show support for the master-planned expansion project at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. I side with the overwhelming majority of community leaders who support this project.

September 26, 2008 | Kenneth L. Capella Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Party or country?

What has happened to our government? If I remember correctly, we are supposed to be for and by the people, not for the person who can raise the most money and make empty promises.

September 26, 2008 | By Robert Kerman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Budget affects Democrats and Republicans

I am writing to comment on Stephen Winkler's July 3 submission entitled "Budget Cuts" and the subsequent online response from a reader who dismissed Mr. Winkler's assessment that budget cuts are not a partisan or ideological issue because they impact all Californians, including our seniors and children.

September 25, 2008 | By Lucille Leath Lancaster | Letters to the Editor


What if all the beds at the hospital were full?

I am speaking from experience. I was driven to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in an ambulance about three weeks ago.

September 24, 2008 | By Vernon Donnelly Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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Don’t get scammed

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.

July 03, 2014 | Marilyn Logan Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Those WMDs surface in Iraq

Did anyone else note the TV newscast showing insurgents in Iraq opening the old bunker?

July 03, 2014 | By Albert Bigelow Valencia | Letters to the Editor


How can Steve Lunetta sleep at night?

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").

July 02, 2014 | Donald L. Robinson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


A New Caliphate Declared in the Middle East

The State of Islam has been declared by ISIS or ISIL. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the leader of ISIS.

July 01, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


SCV bike trails best in the West

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.

July 01, 2014 | Paul Henry Sibek Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Shane Vereen provides example for all youth

It's nice to see a positive article on the front page of The Signal about Shane Vereen ("Vereen brings it back," June 22).

June 26, 2014 | Laura Tapia Valencia | Letters to the Editor


A little respect, please

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).

June 26, 2014 | Karla H. Edwards Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s sue ‘em right back

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.

June 26, 2014 | By Carl Boyer Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Time to overturn Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision

I just wanted to point out the need to overturn the Citizens United decision of the United States Supreme Court in 2010.

June 25, 2014 | Wayne Smith Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


An open letter to the SCV Sheriff’s Station

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.

June 25, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


COC’s Board of Trustees is impotent to effect change

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.

June 22, 2014 | Christopher Blakey Chairman, Philosophy Department, College of the Canyons | Letters to the Editor


Culture at COC needs healing

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.

June 22, 2014 | Cindy Stephens Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Ah, if it were only possible

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."

June 22, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


O.J.: All about intercollegiate athletics

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.

June 19, 2014 | Neel Schmitt Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


COC needs to focus attention on the students

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).

June 19, 2014 | David Stevenson COC professor, Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


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