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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


Forget Friday, bring back the Sunday TV guide

The Signal has always had the BEST TV guide weekly, and it was in the Sunday edition.

For some reason, you changed it to Friday, and it stinks. Friday to Friday.

August 20, 2008 | By Leonard Long Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Planning for growth

Upon reading The Signal's recent article declaring city planners expect SCV's growth to expand to 500,000 people, I first thought, "Wow! How could our traffic infrastructure possibly handle that?"

August 19, 2008 | By William Reynolds Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Why not on Page 1?

I have a question which I think others in the Santa Clarita Valley may have regarding the "Newhall land files for bankruptcy" story on Page 3 of The Signal's print edition (June 9, 2008).

August 18, 2008 | By Linda Savadian Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Cowboy clean-up

There's a cowboy in our neighborhood and he's cleaning up Soledad.

August 18, 2008 | By Mary Roman Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Growing up happy with two mothers

Mr. Beaumont stated in his letter ("Gay marriage ban a religious freedom issue," June 5, 2008) that he's voting yes in November to amend our state Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

August 16, 2008 | By Lynn Vogel Valencia | Letters to the Editor


A love poem for Father's Day

Our parents were married for 55 years on April 24, 2008.

August 16, 2008 | By Michael Gales Alabama | Letters to the Editor


Building industry leads in water quality technology

Much has been made of the defeat of Assembly Bill 2046, which included a provision precluding water suppliers from relying on groundwater that did not meet applicable state standards when assessing their water supply.

August 16, 2008 | By Holly Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer Building Industry Association, LA/Ventura Chapter Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Crime spiking near Highlands Elementary

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to The Signal and to Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar.

I would like to add my concerns to the growing list of homeowners who are greatly concerned with the drastic spike in criminal activity in the neighborhoods surrounding Highlands Elementary School.

August 15, 2008 | By James DeRuvo Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Show no pity for those who gambled and lost

Why do we not hear about all of those who were speculators who purchased homes with the purpose of turning them around in two years to make a huge profit?

August 15, 2008 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Kudos for preserving wilderness

As a long time resident of Santa Clarita, I was pleased to see that 13,700 acres of our local Magic Mountain and seven miles of wild and scenic Piru Creek were included in Congressman Buck McKeon's and Senator Barbara Boxer's wonderful bipartisan wilderness bill for the Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Mountains ("McKeon bill protects 42,000 acres," May 30, 2008).

Not that I wasn't also excited that this bill will protect more than 430,000 acres of pristine mountain ranges and ancient forests in the Eastern Sierra, as well as the Owens River Headwaters ...

August 14, 2008 | By Drew Abramson Castaic | Letters to the Editor


United States must end reliance on gasoline

Lynne Plambeck, Tom Purcell and Buck McKeon have all sounded off about the rising cost of gasoline.

I've been studying this problem for many years, since it is obvious that oil is a finite resource. It's not going to last forever.

August 14, 2008 | By Tom Hanson Nehwall | Letters to the Editor


Excellent care at SC Convalescent Hospital

There is no need to travel to the (San Fernando) Valley for Transitional Care.

The staff at the Santa Clarita Convalescent Hospital are warm, loving and compassionate to their patients and visitors.

August 14, 2008 | By Elizabeth Jackson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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Being responsible citizens

Just wondering:

February 23, 2014 | Carl A. Woerter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Living in a sick world

A great Olympic champion, Bodie Miller, was brought to his knees in tears for millions to see because the NBC reporter kept asking about the recent death of his brother, even asking him what he saw when he looked up into the sky.

February 20, 2014 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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


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