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Forget the coots, save Bridgeport's ducks

After almost getting hit trying to help the ducks cross Newhall Ranch Road from the new water spot back to Bridgeport, I thought: "Why can't we put up DUCK CROSSING signs so the idiots who travel 80 miles per hour won't wonder where all the feathers came from?"

August 29, 2008 | By Sharon Nersesian Valencia | Letters to the Editor


A teacher, a tutor and an inspiration to many

What would you do if your child came home one day and asked for help with his or her math homework?

August 29, 2008 | By Maria Morales Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Reporters' pictures are too distracting

I do not like your use of reporters' pictures with the stories on your Web site. It is distracting and confusing.

August 29, 2008 | By Tippi Manske Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Shame on City Hall for ignoring senior citizens

Thank you, Diana Sevanian, for your informative column about the home-delivered meals program for our valley's seniors ("A main course for senior survival," June 8, 2008) and the great need for additional funds to continue to feed these poor house-bound souls.

On the second page above Diana's column, we are informed that the city will spend $25 million for a new sports complex, including but not limited to a new BMX track, new skateboard park, and so on.

August 27, 2008 | By Chris Davis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Block Party can only make a good neighborhood better

The city of Santa Clarita and the Canyon Country Advisory Committee have been collaborating on proactive code enforcement issues for the last two years. Questions relative to what ordinances should be targeted, how enforcement policies should be set and how we can assist our neighbors who may require help coming into compliance, have all been on the table.

August 26, 2008 | By Alan J. Ferdman Chairman, Canyon Country Advisory Committee | Letters to the Editor


Kudos to McKeon for support of wilderness

I was pleased to learn that Congressman Buck McKeon has introduced legislation to protect forever as wilderness two wild places in the Angeles National Forest close to my home in Canyon Country.

Wilderness protection is the highest level of protection that any area can receive, and it's something that we can be especially proud of because it's not given lightly and can only happen by act of Congress.

August 25, 2008 | By Kathleen Brown Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Republican support of troops a sham

A lot of folks like to say that the Republicans support the military.

June 15 marked the 76th anniversary of the 1932 Republican-controlled Senate's rejection of the Patnam Bonus Bill, which would have paid earlier bonuses to the veteran soldiers of World War I then suffering starvation in the Great Depression.

August 25, 2008 | By Howard Barr Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Seniors getting short shrift from the city

How ironic that above Diana Sevanian's story on the tragic plight of the Senior Center's Home-Delivered Meals Program would be a commentary by Councilwoman Laurie Ender espousing the city's $25 million expansion of the Sports Complex.

How shameful!

August 23, 2008 | By Diane & Dave Hill Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Hart superintendent responds to editorial

Half of The Signal's June 15 editorial summarized recent allegations of "sexually inappropriate" conduct by William S. Hart Union High School District employees and a volunteer.

The critical question, and the one that district staff has already been answering for understandably concerned parents, appears below the fold. That question is: "Where is the district on this?"

August 23, 2008 | By Jaime L. Castellano Superintendent, Hart School District | Letters to the Editor


Thumbs down to editing glitches

Is it just me, or have there been some issues with the editing of the newspaper lately?

Just in today's (Saturday, May 24) paper for example, page A1 states the forecast will be High: 64 Low: 43, with isolated showers.

August 22, 2008 | Leigh Ann Stiglich Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Thumbs up to sports pages improvements

August 22, 2008 | By Laura Branch Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Tim Russert was one in a million

Tim Russert's sudden death is sad for his family, his friends, and his many colleagues, but it is us, the viewers, who should mourn this loss as well.

So many knew he represented unbiased reporting of the issues, especially around election time, and we will now have to work harder to replace what we had come to rely on without question.

August 22, 2008 | By Nancy Gauthier Saugus | Letters to the Editor


City manager responds to development issues

Growth and development have long been major issues for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. In fact, these issues are key reasons why residents chose to incorporate in the 1980s. Cityhood in 1987 brought local home rule to the four communities of Saugus, Newhall, Valencia and Canyon Country. It enabled the new local government to retain millions every year in tax dollars, 100 percent of which are spent right here in Santa Clarita on roads, parks, transportation, law enforcement, community services, infrastructure, trails and other amenities residents have expressed a desire to bring to our community. Today, Santa Clarita is ...

August 21, 2008 | By Ken Pulskamp | Letters to the Editor


Kopp should apologize to Tick Canyon residents

Gail Kopp owes me and the thousands of other residents of Tick Canyon an apology for referring to our community as "a dump" ("Park Place to be built in Tick Canyon," June 6, 2008). I assure you I have no discarded tires on my block.

August 20, 2008 | By Dave Rickmers Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Pining for the days of millionaires and moonshine

Have you noticed that our lifestyle is changing at a fast pace? Today's millionaires are nowhere near as well-off as yesterday's were.

Today's millionaires are living in upscale-built homes, have a mortgage and drive themselves to work every day. They are looking forward to the day their wife retires so they can "get out of Dodge," and possibly buy a few acres of land so they can grow their own food and have a windmill which generates power to pump their own water and supply the electrical needs.

August 20, 2008 | By Tom Haner 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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