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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


Swim lessons for special-needs kids

Thank you for the recent article about the many options for swimming lessons here in Santa Clarita ("The benefits of summer swim lessons," July 15).

September 24, 2008 | By Victoria Berrey Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Emergency vehicles have the right-of-way

I am appalled at the stupidity of drivers on the road. The vehicle code requires that when an emergency vehicle comes upon your car with sirens and/or lights flashing, to PULL TO THE RIGHT!

September 24, 2008 | By Edmond Austin Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Protect local government from the state budget grab

Year after year, cities across the state adopt balanced budgets in a timely manner, being careful to spend within their means.

September 23, 2008 | By Marsha McLean Santa Clarita Councilmember | Letters to the Editor


Disaster relief: A tale of two regions

Vinton M. Lampton in his letter to the editor on July 6 ("God Bless the tough Midwesterners") said what many have said and believe but haven't put into print.

September 23, 2008 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Disappointed by winners of recent council elections

Right now, I feel as though I have failed myself, my family, and my civic duty.

September 23, 2008 | By Christopher Miller Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Updated library needed for updating community

A new library in downtown Newhall will bring a number of benefits to our community.

September 23, 2008 | By Mark Winger Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Reasonable Republicans need to take back their party

There are Republicans who believe in more limited government as well as supporting a woman's right to choose.

February 20, 2014 | Randall Greenwald Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Billboards are distracting

As regards to the unsightly billboards that line Railroad Avenue/Soledad Canyon Road, they are the single most annoying blight while driving down those avenues.

February 20, 2014 | Karen Kaplan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Applications with implications

The default position is: elbow tucked against your side and bent at a 45-degree angle, wrist with smart phone in hand also at a 45-degree angle, head tilted to parallel the hand.

February 16, 2014 | By Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Obama Derangement Syndrome goes both ways

I am writing in response to Kevin Buck's Feb. 11 column in The Signal ("Obama Derangement Syndrome") in which he condemns the questioning of President Obama as nothing more than conspiracy theories and ginned-up scandals, often motivated by pure hatred.

February 16, 2014 | By Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Backward priorities: Fish over people

California's Central Valley farmers are facing some of the worst drought conditions they have ever seen.

February 16, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Congratulations on The Signal’s first 95 years

I am compelled at this time to address the 95-year celebration of the SCV Signal. I read the editorial in The Signal on Feb. 7 and was very impressed with this achievement by the newspaper.

February 12, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Where was the anniversary of Sylmar quake?

I see no mention in the Feb. 9 issue of The Signal about the fact that the Sylmar quake happened on this date 43 years ago: Feb. 9, 1971.

February 12, 2014 | By Sandy Norman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Following the ‘established process’

(Councilman) TimBen (Boydston), if following the "established process" is the best way to achieve a given objective, why has the city wasted more than $7 million of taxpayer money on the Cemex issue?

February 05, 2014 | By Mike Middleton Valencia | Letters to the Editor


California: Best drivers or lowest standards?

Somewhere I read, or perhaps heard, that California drivers are the best in the country.

February 05, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Square Dancing in the Santa Clarita Valley

Wikipedia says, "A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers) arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square."

February 05, 2014 | By Dana L. Stern Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


America needs to change its energy policy

I don't know about you, but to me, reducing the threat of climate change would best be accomplished by having good flood control, stout construction, a reliable water supply and affordable energy - Not by following leaders who think we can reduce the threat of climate change by stopping the change.

January 31, 2014 | By Robert Stauffer Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Average Americans dress like bums

With perhaps the exception of church services (and even some of them need the following counsel), I have noticed that the average American - even at work - dresses like a bum, no pride in one's attire at all. Ragged blue jeans coupled with ragged tee-shirts dress most of our Santa Clarita residents, these days.

January 31, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Buying stamps at Staples

Regarding "Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples," Jan. 20 Signal: Staples wants to sell stamps! Horrors!

January 28, 2014 | Bill Lyons Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Skateboarder behaviors

How many more families are going to have their hearts broken by their young people going around with ear plugs on a skateboard or bicycle and not paying attention to the traffic lights at an intersection?

January 28, 2014 | Neel Schmitt Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Kudos to Newhall Tennis Club members featured in Signal’s Our Community

While scanning the SCV Signal on Sunday morning, Jan. 19, on my computer I decided to click onto the Our Community section. I had exhausted my resources with LTEs, columnists, Signal editorials, business news,

January 27, 2014 | Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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