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McKeon flips off the middle class

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon voted for the $700 billion bailout for Wall Street. But he voted against the $14 billion bailout for the auto industry.

December 24, 2008 | By David Wisehart Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Wrong diagnosis for the hospital's needs

I was sorry to read that a doctor would label many of us as "quacks" for our deep concerns over the proposed massive expansion of office buildings and parking structures at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

December 23, 2008 | Signal Staff | Letters to the Editor


Measure SA is worth your five dollars

I support Measure SA and would like to see Sierra Vista Junior High School updated.

December 23, 2008 | Signal Staff | Letters to the Editor


Criticizing Obama doesn't make me racist

Why is it that any criticism of Sen. Obama and his associations with terrorists and racists, and his lack of experience always elicits cries of racism from the Democrat camp, including the mainstream media?

December 23, 2008 | Signal Staff | Letters to the Editor


Amazed at response to menorah article

I am writing in response the Dec. 11 article "Kosher." In response to the incredible events that have occurred regarding the Stevenson Ranch Homeowners Association menorah, I am personally amazed at the HOA's handling of this issue.

December 23, 2008 | By Daniel Walker Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Obama and the Governor of Illinois

I hope the flaming liberals are still happy with the new president-elect. Not too many in this valley, though - flaming liberals, that is.

December 23, 2008 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


I doth protest the hospital plans

Dr. Barstis of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, could you please tell me where you live so that I can locate a small community hospital in your neighborhood, buy it, pay off the local planning officials to throw out the existing master plan for your neighborhood, and proceed to build another UCLA mega-medical center on your block?

December 22, 2008 | By Brad Marckwardt Valencia | Letters to the Editor


In support of pit bulls at Valencia High

This letter is in response to The Signal's story on Oct. 2, "Vice principal expels pit bulls."

December 22, 2008 | By Susan Roberts Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


School starts too early in Valencia

Does school start too early? I go Valencia High School, and our school starts at 8 a.m.

December 22, 2008 | By Dallas Hattox Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Remembering the Great Depression

Our United States is beginning another financial crisis. I remember the financial crisis of 1929. I was born in 1916, which made me a teenager when Wall Street crashed. We heard about men jumping to their deaths from skyscrapers because they couldn't face the results of their financial ruin. No one took such a violent out in our little town of Crawford, Nebraska, but men were found standing on the street or leaning against buildings with defeated, sad faces.

December 22, 2008 | By Stella Gallaway Olson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Professional arrogance is not a good quality

I write this letter in response to Dr. Barstis' reference in his letter to The Signal (Oct. 13) to those of us who are requesting a smart and honest hospital expansion plan - versus the current proposed plan which is laden with questionable motives, continued dishonest representation, and little in the way of actual hospital expansion - as "quacks."

December 22, 2008 | By Roxanne McManus Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Bear-ing up to the market

Is the current bear market different from past bear markets? Take a close look at what investment professionals have discovered about this bear market, how it compares with previous ones and what lessons we can learn.

December 22, 2008 | By Jim Lentini | Letters to the Editor


Should we trust the Hart District?

The Signal's Oct. 12 editorial gave an overview of the lack of financial/spending controls of the William S. Hart Union High School District but concluded local taxpayers should vote for another $300 million bond, Measure SA, anyway. Previous bond construction cost overruns are at least $43 million, with a recently stated figure of $80 million. That is all taxpayer money (Measure V). Hart's superintendent asserts measures exist to preclude such from reccurring, but we have no guarantees.

December 22, 2008 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Tolerance

The Republicans may be "getting behind our president" now, but I recall John McCain having to quiet the "booing" Republican crowd at his concession speech several times.

December 22, 2008 | By Mary Haugen Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Premiere for 'The Women' a ripoff

My wife and I attended a premiere held in Canyon Country for the opening of "The Women." Now, the movie was cute, and we enjoyed it. The theater staff was great, and they worked hard on their end.

December 21, 2008 | By Patrick Tremblay Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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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


Is climate a hoax?

I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).

January 23, 2014 | By Richard La Motte Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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