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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


Development threatens our quality of life

It's apparent that our City Council has heard enough from the public whom it represents.

September 06, 2008 | By Sterling King Newhall | 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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