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UPDATE: Palmdale City Councilman, incumbent to vie for Assembly seat

Two candidates on opposite sides of the aisle confirmed to The Signal Friday they are planning to run to represent a state Assembly district that takes in portions of the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon gives a look back

Among his major accomplishments during 11 terms in Congress are successfully blocking a massive landfill planned for the Santa Clarita Valley and securing funds for construction of the cross-valley connector, Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon. R-Santa Clarita, said in an interview with The Signal.

January 17, 2014 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Northridge Quake 20 years later

By Luke Money

January 17, 2014 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: McKeon talks to Signal about his retirement

Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, a mainstay on the Santa Clarita Valley political stage for more than three decades, including a stint as Santa Clarita's mayor, has decided to retire from the Congressional seat he was first elected to in 1992.

January 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Race on to replace McKeon

Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, officially announced Thursday that he plans to retire from his seat in the 25th Congressional District and has endorsed Republican former state Sen. Tony Strickland to succeed him.

January 16, 2014 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


Field stands at 13 for City Council race

A baker's dozen candidates are expected to vie for the three seats open on the Santa Clarita City Council during April's election, according Wednesday's filings at Santa Clarita City Hall.

January 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County seeks state’s option for easing jail overcrowding

Los Angeles County officials want the same ability the state has to send excess prisoners to private jails.

January 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors agree to make L.A. County more film friendly

Supervisors want it to be lights, camera, action for filming in Los Angeles County.

January 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fit to be tied: Local man uses balloon artistry as creative outlet

By his own admission, local resident Keith A. Oberg is a "goofy creator."

January 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita City Council to consider greater ballot security

Should Santa Clarita officials add another layer of security for ballots cast in City Council races by placing cameras to watch areas where those ballots are stored?

January 12, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Unpermitted construction on the rise

Did you know you need a permit from the city to install a new water heater?

January 12, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City’s new mobile app shows local hiking trails

The city of Santa Clarita has unveiled a new mobile phone app to spotlight its system of hiking and areas of open space trails, adding to a growing collection of mobile offerings from the city.

January 11, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Signal AP


UPDATE: Detectives probe stabbing death in Canyon Country

A man was stabbed to death in Canyon Country late Friday night in what detectives say may have been a gang-related incident.

January 11, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Study says Santa Clarita city average pay at $31,115

Santa Clarita city workers received an average total wage of $31,115 in 2012, according to a recently released survey of local government workers' pay prompted by the city of Bell scandal.

January 11, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Filing deadline extended for City Council race, 11 commit to run so far

With longtime Santa Clarita City Councilman Frank Ferry electing not to run, the deadline to register for April's City Council race has been extended until Wednesday, officials said Friday.

January 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Congressional race shaping up to be a big money affair

Money for candidates on both sides of the aisle has poured in during recent months for the race to represent the 25th District, including the Santa Clarita Valley, in Congress - setting the stage for a big-money showdown in the upcoming June primary.

April 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Education Foundation honors SCV teachers

Dozens of teachers from schools across the Santa Clarita Valley were recognized for their dedication and service this week during the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation's annual Teacher Tribute.

April 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC board votes to support baccalaureate bill

Members of the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees voted this week to lend their support to a state Senate bill that would establish a pilot program allowing some community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees.

April 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: County committee delays vote on SCV billboard deal

A Metro committee opted Thursday to hold off on a controversial plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways, awaiting the results of a signature-gathering drive to put the measure to a public vote.

April 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV toll lane project could be publicly financed

With the economy continuing to improve, transportation officials are examining a change in the way they plan to finance a project that will build two new toll carpool lanes on Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita Valley.

April 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


104 votes third smallest margin of victory in Santa Clarita City Council election history

All 13 candidates running for a seat on the Santa Clarita City Council this year saw their vote totals increase during Tuesday's ballot count, but the order in which they finished did not change from that of election night.

April 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Dante Acosta wins Santa Clarita City Council seat

The ballots are cast, the numbers are crunched, the results are in and Dante Acosta is the new member of the Santa Clarita City Council.

April 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly district candidates debate CEQA, business

The importance of promoting business and economic growth was a main topic discussed by four candidates running to represent the 36th Assembly District during a forum put on by Santa Clarita Valley media outlets last weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV voters turned out in lows for council election

The intrigue of an open seat and a guaranteed new council member apparently didn't translate to increased voter interest, as voter participation in Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election was lower than the last election in 2012, according to numbers released by the city this week.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita City Council votes to be tallied Tuesday

The race for the Santa Clarita City Council seat formerly occupied by Frank Ferry is expected to be decided Tuesday - a week after the election was held.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Branching out to green living

Thousands of people were schooled on how to reduce their impact on the environment during Santa Clarita's annual Earth Arbor Day at Central Park on Saturday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The pack looks back

As election returns rolled in during last Tuesday's challenger-heavy Santa Clarita City Council race, a pattern emerged: The two incumbents were comfortably out front, and a pack of two to five challengers was clumped behind them in a race for the third seat so close that its results won't be known, at the earliest, until the last ballot is counted this Tuesday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV gas prices rise in recent weeks

Gasoline prices in California have crept upward in recent weeks, but national analysts say a summertime spike may not be on the road ahead for drivers.

April 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Remaining ballots could sway final election results

With more than 900 ballots still uncounted following Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election, the new face on the council was undetermined Wednesday and could remain so until next Tuesday, city officials said Wednesday.

April 09, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One Santa Clarita City Council seat remains undecided

Up to five candidates were still jockeying for a third seat on the Santa Clarita City Council on Wednesday - and they're not likely to learn the results of the election until next Tuesday.

April 09, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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