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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


Same-sex marriage ruling means fairness for all

In the past month I've read many opinions about why same-sex marriage threatens the institution of marriage. Frankly, I'm baffled.

September 11, 2008 | By Cindy Gise Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Horton must be an America-hater

Regarding Gary Horton's recent column ("One drop of blood in every gallon," June 25):

September 10, 2008 | By Jim Crowley Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Kudos to Boxer and McKeon for Wilderness Act

I recently was fortunate to go on a church-led trip to Yosemite National Park and experience its awe-inspiring beauty first hand.

September 10, 2008 | By Curtis Bartlett Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for the street signs and festive flags

A big "thank you" to the City of Santa Clarita for all the new street signs! They are easy to read, and look great with the city seal included in the design. Thank you for these helpful additions to city intersections.

September 09, 2008 | By Sharon Devol Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Criticizing the critic — a message for deaf ears?

Vinton Lampton's assertion that only New Orleans residents and Democrats deplored Katrina ("God bless the tough Midwesterners," Letters, July 6) reveals that he is deaf to all but Republican indoctrination.

September 09, 2008 | By Tom Clayton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Mormons' opposition to gay marriage is hypocritical

On Sunday, June 29, a letter was read at all Mormon worship services worldwide calling on members to contribute their time and money to help pass the California initiative this November that would limit marriage to different-gender couples. The letter, from the Office of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, said, "The Church's teaching and position on this moral issue are unequivocal. Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God." (Actually, the "State" did it before God did.)

September 09, 2008 | By Malcolm Blue Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Creditors must keep an eye on Newhall Land

Since the debtor is still in possession, the debtor, Newhall Land will still be paying the salaries of its executive officers, while those to whom they owe substantial debts must bite the bullet.

September 09, 2008 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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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


Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Regarding the controversial release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, below are some of the responses of President Obama to this issue:

June 19, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Schools should educate, not indoctrinate

The latest assignment some sixth-grade students got in one of our local schools is "Atrocities committed by our troops in Vietnam."

June 19, 2014 | Bob Comer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Trading fiasco

The best description I have heard of the recent fiasco of trading prisoners is that we have exchanged five hand grenades for a squirt gun.

June 18, 2014 | By Glenda Johnson Newhall | Letters to the Editor


War on women

Daniel Wani, an American citizen living in New Hampshire, was not able to celebrate Father's Day with his wife and two tiny American children.

June 18, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


COC needs to speak with honesty and fairness

Jim Holt's June 10 article "COC faculty rejects contract" attempted to offer a fair view of the dissension that has developed between college administrators and the full-time faculty.

June 18, 2014 | Wendy Brill-Wynkoop Department Chair, Photography, College of the Canyons | Letters to the Editor


An Eisenberg fan

For many years, Lois Eisenberg has written awesome letters to the editor for The Signal. She combines great thinking and great writing in her letters to the editor.

June 15, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Bergdahl’s a deserter

In his column today (June 10) entitled "Charlie Vignola: G.O.P. smears P.O.W.", Vignola launches into his usual anti-conservative anti-GOP invective, this time over the Bergdahl affair. It's just more of Vignola's signature ranting.

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


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