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Water agency offers toilet rebates

The rush for a better flush has prompted local water officials to offer Santa Clarita Valley homeowners a second batch of toilet rebate vouchers.

May 28, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local agency looks to buy 3.7M bath tubs of water

There's a sale on water right now in Yuba County, and local water officials are expected to take full advantage of the deal.

May 27, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


State panel reviews anti-pervert bill

An anti-pervert bill drafted by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth has been reviewed by the Public Safety Committee in Sacramento.

May 27, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk working on water agency project wish list

Lobbyist Scott Wilk is assuming a key role at the Virginia-based consulting firm hired by the Castaic Lake Water Agency to secure funding for key projects such as perchlorate cleanup and wastewater treatment.

May 26, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


County Board looks at public safety

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected today to vote on two public safety motions that could benefit the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 26, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


$380K spent on advice

The Castaic Lake Water Agency paid more for consultants in January than any other single expenditure outside of water received through the State Water Contract.

May 23, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Attorney withdraws olive branch to self-described pedophile

Whatever olive branch was extended to self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan by the local attorney working to keep him away from Santa Clarita children has since been withdrawn.

May 21, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A. city council kills Las Lomas

LOS ANGELES - Las Lomas is dead.

May 21, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Las Lomas is dead

Las Lomas is dead.

May 20, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Panel nixes effort to stop Las Lomas

LOS ANGELES - Las Lomas lives to fight another day.

May 20, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water agency considers West Beach for surveillance system

Five years after consultants recommended video surveillance be installed at key water resource sites in Santa Clarita, money-watchers at the Castaic Lake Water Agency are now recommending a company to install the cameras.

May 19, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Las Lomas project facing more hurdles

Las Lomas developer Dan S. Palmer faces two possible roadblocks this week as Los Angeles city officials meet to discuss his proposed mini-community in the Newhall Pass.

May 19, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our Irish come out Monday

It's easier, it seems, to find Leprechauns in Santa Clarita than it is to find their human-sized Irish counterparts.

May 18, 2008 | Jim Holt | A Closer Look


Portland wants local lawyer to stop pedophile

The local lawyer who led the fight to keep a self-proclaimed pedophile out of Santa Clarita is now being called on by police and parents in Portland, Ore., to help them do the same thing there.

May 16, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


County lawyers ask if Palmer broke the law

County counsel lawyers are now trying to determine whether or not Las Lomas Land Co. owner Dan S. Palmer broke the law when he identified himself as the sole owner of 555 acres he intends to develop as a housing complex.

May 14, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Strangers seek to help baby girl orphaned in crash

Women profoundly affected by reports of a baby girl orphaned in an Acton traffic collision last week have expressed a desire to somehow help the little girl who survived and contribute to a fund in her name, The Signal has learned.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives make ID of John Doe

Homicide detectives trying to unravel the story behind skeletal remains of murder victim found near Gorman five months ago now know who their victim is, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family comes forward for orphaned baby

Baby Violeta Martinez was just learning to walk when Tuesday's fatal crash in Acton claimed the lives of her parents, relatives of the orphaned girl said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Castaic man pleads no contest to attempted murder in savage bar beating

Editor's note: Corrects that bar beating occurred last year/

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire doused near Interstate 5

Firefighters from both the county and the U.S. Forest Service jumped on a small brush fire north of Castaic Thursday, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 knife-point robbers given prison sentences

Two convicted bandits who robbed Santa Clarita Valley residents at knife-point for their cellphones and wallets last fall have been sentenced to prison, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teens collared for allegedly smoking marijuana outside sheriff's offices

Detectives made their latest drug pinch easily Wednesday when the drug bust came to them for a change.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Baby survives Highway 14 crash that killed her parents

A baby girl pulled from the wreckage of a Highway 14 crash that killed her parents suffered major injuries - including some broken bones - but was recovering Wednesday, law enforcement officers said.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Bombshell Bandit’ suspected in third bank robbery

The "Bombshell Bandit" wanted for robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month is now suspected in a third bank robbery, this time in San Diego, FBI officials said.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bombshell Bandit now suspect in Ariz. robbery

The "Bombshell Bandit" wanted for robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month is now suspected in an Arizona bank robbery, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A weekend of RC racing

The 17th annual Hot Rod Hobbies and Raceways Offroad Shootout has become not only a tradition for remote car competitors in the Santa Clarita Valley but for enthusiasts across the country, according to some faithful returnees.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two injured in single-car crash

Two people were hurt in a single-vehicle crash near the Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet Canyon Road Sunday, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ninja roller coaster reopened at Six Flags

The Ninja roller coaster that partially derailed two weeks ago reopened at Six Flags Magic Mountain Saturday after state regulators finalized their inspection of the popular ride, said park and state officials.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gorman Residents on tractors help firefirefighters put out brush fire

Using farm tractors, Gorman residents helped firefighters extinguish a quarter-acre grass fire Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

July 20, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tracking the ‘Bombshell Bandit’

She walks into a bank wearing sunglasses, sometimes a head scarf, and at least once in flip-flops. She leaves with cash - investigators and banks won't say how much - and promptly disappears.

July 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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