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A left-handed apology and problems ahead

The health care debacle has been beaten to death over the past month, and I am here to get my licks in.

November 14, 2013 | Jeff Wilson Valencia | Letters to the Editor

No part-time City Council members should have medical benefits

TimBen Boydston is a cancer on the Santa Clarita City Council.

November 13, 2013 | Ernie Gaxiola Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

Smoke in the air at LAX

I would like to start by offering my sincerest condolences to the family of TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez, and in no way do I want my words to diminish their loss.

November 13, 2013 | Ted Aquaro Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Obamacare vote

Bob Comer writes in The Signal that he will vote for Democrat Lee Rogers if Rogers will pledge to live under the Obamacare exchanges like the rest of us, since Republican Buck McKeon is not doing that and even though Comer himself is a staunch Republican ("Abiding by the laws they make," Nov. 6).

November 13, 2013 | John Weaver Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Thank you, Dianne Van Hook for how you’ve transformed College of the Canyons

I began my collegiate career at College of the Canyons in the early 1980s and, even back then, Canyons was an excellent community college - and that was before Dianne Van Hook began calling the shots there.

November 11, 2013 | Robert M. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

English should be the official language in our country

In response to Cheryl Lagrasta's article, I would like to explain how difficult it is to learn a second language - but it can be done.

November 11, 2013 | Anne Marie Whalley Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor

A time for gratitude for All Americans

This eleventh of November, our nation will commemorate Veterans Day in tribute to the members of the armed forces who made great sacrifices defending our liberties.

November 10, 2013 | Amer Aziz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

Thanks for life-saving actions at park

I have played men's Sunday Softball for 23 years for Santa Clarita Parks & Recreation. Little did I know, playing ball would save my life.

November 10, 2013 | Terry and Susan Backman Newhall | Letters to the Editor

District vs. at-large voting

Jonathan Kraut's thoughtful column of Nov. 5 ("District vs. at-large voting") brings up an issue of how we elect our City Council. We really should consider it.

November 10, 2013 | Carl Boyer Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

Remember the real reason for the day off

Ninety-four years ago, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 Armistice Day to remember the end of World War I and the veterans who served our country.

November 10, 2013 | Ed Ford State Commander Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States | Letters to the Editor

Bicyclists must obey rules of the road, too

Regarding the Nov. 5 letter to the editor titled "Placing blame on bicyclist outrageous":

November 07, 2013 | By Roberta Harris Castaic | Letters to the Editor

A Poem: They passed it, and we found out what’s in it – fraud

Was there no way to stop it, the ACA?The Republicans, the tea party, all said 'Nay.'

November 07, 2013 | By Robert Stauffer Castaic | Letters to the Editor

Hijacking of Owens Valley water not something to celebrate

The 100-mule journey that came through the Santa Clarita Valley this week is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Owens Valley water into the San Fernando Valley.

November 07, 2013 | By Ronald Hopkins Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor

Stand and defend Jewish people everywhere

On Nov. 9, 1938, the Nazis began violent attacks on Jewish people and their properties, including the breaking of windows in Jewish synagogues and shops.

November 06, 2013 | Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Abiding by the laws they make

I phoned Buck McKeon's local office a few weeks ago. I learned that he and his staff are in that exchange that saves them from Obamacare.

November 06, 2013 | Bob Comer Valencia | Letters to the Editor

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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

Promote self-sufficiency and strong marriages

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.

January 23, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Remember those who lost their health care plans

This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)

January 23, 2014 | By Phyllis Grekin Valencia | Letters to the Editor

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