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Did I really get a call about the CR?

I was stunned that ANYONE, including my local Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, would bother to spend any money on a telephone survey wanting to know my opinion of the government shutdown and Buck's role in doing so.

October 18, 2013 | By John Kiernan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


A call for a faith-driven leaders

The American people were unwillingly handed a partial government shutdown, resulting in furloughs, the suspension of vital services and a narrow escape from a national default on our debt.

October 18, 2013 | Sue Gonzales Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Phyllis Miller: Congress must stop playing games

The inability of our elected leaders in Washington to keep the federal government open is appalling.

October 16, 2013 | Phyllis Miller Palmdale | Letters to the Editor


Dana L. Stern: Corrupt, blind ambition, and without ethics

Mark Meadows, House of Representatives member and architect of the government shutdown: This man only cares about the Republican Party controlling America and stopping Obamacare.

October 16, 2013 | By Dana L. Stern Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Republican extremists must stop holding our country hostage

Right-wing extremists in the U.S. House of Representatives have shown little regard for the people who elected them to govern responsibly by endangering the nation's economic health and remaining steadfast in their attempts to block or defund the Affordable Care Act.

October 14, 2013 | Matta Aderonmu Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Congress is a criminal enterprise

The United States Congress does not serve the people of the United States of America. It caters to the rich 2 percent of America.

October 14, 2013 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Marilyn Logan: Governor Brown should ban fracking in California

Fracking will create more pollution of the air and water on the California coastline, farmlands and in urban neighborhoods.

October 11, 2013 | By Marilyn Logan Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Just get out alive

Regarding the Donald Robinson letter to the editor "Don't glorify war in honoring veterans": Some of us Vietnam veterans will not admit that the war was one big waste of time. Denial is a powerful thing.

October 07, 2013 | Michael M. Mathis, Formerly 7th Bn, 13th Arty, Vietnam Fair Oaks Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Carnet de santé

When a baby was born in France, at the hospital we were given a carnet de santé (notebook for health.)

October 07, 2013 | Anne Marie Whalley Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


The Traveling Wall brought honor and dignity to those who gave their all

I am writing in regards to the letter by Donald Robinson, subject the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

October 07, 2013 | Celeste and Rick Steen | Letters to the Editor


Bob Comer: Opportunity for Republicans in Congress

It's my opinion that the Republicans have an opportunity to turn things around for themselves.

October 07, 2013 | Bob Comer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Lois Eisenberg: When cursive was legible and a handshake was binding

Regarding David M. Shribman's Oct. 1 commentary, "Shrinking role of handwritten word," the sad thing is that a legible signature and handwriting are a thing of the past.

October 07, 2013 | Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Some don’t got it!

What do you call a spoiled child when he/she does not get chosen on a team due to "lack of necessities"?

October 07, 2013 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Real facts on W.M.D.s,

In response to Gary Morrison's comments on Sept. 15, I will give you a fact. When my daughter was over on deployment in Iraq with the U.S. Army, she and her company came upon numerous IEDs that contained chemical weapons, multiple times, and that was later on in the war. That is a fact.

September 25, 2013 | Jim Euge Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Who do we believe?

I follow the Signal Opinion Column, on the days the Democrats have their say, I wonder where I have been? Their writer makes their leaders sound like he is invincible. Also they make it sound like the Republicans are at fault for everything. I read this, and I say why am I a Republican. Then comes another day and I get to read the Republican Opinion, then I begin to realize why I am a Republican. Number One, I care about the future of our wonderful country. Number Two, I do not want my children and grandchildren to end up ...

September 25, 2013 | Earl Madery Newhall | 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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