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Officials ready to build water storage

One of Santa Clarita Valley's four water retailers is about to build a storage tank on the hills overlooking Newhall Ranch Road to ensure adequate amounts of water are stored evenly across the valley, officials said Tuesday.

May 02, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No charges in collision with official

No charges are expected in the crash that injured a sheriff's deputy over the weekend, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station official said Tuesday.

May 02, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly, House hopefuls debate

Santa Clarita Valley's first televised forum featuring candidates in both state Assembly and congressional races took place Monday without the valley's most prominent campaigning couple.

May 01, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Booths, bellydancers and body art

At College of the Canyons' Valencia campus, visitors found plenty of food and entertainment Sunday at the city's monthly Street Fair, which is hosted in the community college's parking lot every fourth weekend.

April 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A lake run to help raise funds

The 16th annual Run Around The Lake proved a wee bit more challenging for some of the 300 young runners at Castaic Lake Sunday who expected a simple straight-forward run.

April 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Long-overdue honors

They fought side by side more than four decades ago in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War as friends fell and died around them.

April 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputy doing better after 2-car crash

A Sheriff's deputy injured in a two-car collision at a Valencia intersection Saturday is back home recovering, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

April 29, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sewer rates to rise

Sewer rates for users across the Santa Clarita Valley are expected to increase by 7 percent next year, according to plans announced by officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District.

April 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


P. McKeon cools to debates

Assembly candidate Patricia McKeon is not likely to speak at any more public forums in the Santa Clarita Valley, her campaign spokesman said Tuesday.

April 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Workers protest AT&T

More than half a dozen AT&T Corp. workers picketed the communication firm's Newhall office Monday, protesting being sent home for refusing to remove controversial buttons.

April 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk takes stage alone

Assembly District contender Scott Wilk took center stage at a candidates forum Monday night - literally - when he ended up being the only candidate stepping onto the stage at the Canyon Theatre Guild.

April 23, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County reports 118 cases of fraud

Workers stealing, falsifying reports, soliciting prostitutes and accessing pornography on government laptops are just some of 118 substantiated cases of fraud county investigators uncovered in the last half of 2011.

April 23, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Crime Reports


19th Cowboy Festival comes to conclusion

Well, pardner, the 19th Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is a wrap.

April 22, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Six injured in crash on Interstate 5 near Castaic

Six people were treated for a range of injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon.

April 22, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fishers treat veterans to day at the lake

A peaceful sunny day fishing on Castaic Lake was a welcome respite for veterans all too familiar with life in the war zone.

April 22, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Still running strong

Local marathon runner Dennis Lebman never got a chance to celebrate after completing last year's Boston Marathon, so now he's going back to run again in one of the world's most renowned foot race, determined to let terrorists know that he and his fellow runners are unshaken, he said.

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


Survey: US gas prices jump 9 cents per gallon

CAMARILLO (AP) - Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks.

April 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deceptive drug practices outlined by SCV J Team

More than 100 people, many of them local moms and dads, learned how kids can smoke drugs through a hollowed-out apple or a crumpled pop can during a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department workshop this week.

April 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Charge against Valencia private school teacher dismissed

More than 100 people, many sporting white shirts that read "Truth will prevail," rallied behind a Santa Clarita Valley teacher after a judge dismissed a child molestation charge against him Wednesday.

April 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Driver killed in I-5 collision

Investigators Tuesday were trying to unravel the circumstances behind the death of an Oakland man killed when the car he was driving slammed into the back of a truck on Interstate 5 north of Castaic.

April 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deal on table in fatal car-motorcycle crash

SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors have a plea deal on the table for a Stevenson Ranch woman accused of fatally injuring a motorcyclist with her car last August, allegedly while she was intoxicated, court heard Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Last-minute rush at local tax service firms

The day before tax day was crunch day for both taxpayers crunching their own sets of numbers and the tax businesses that re-crunch them.

April 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘We stayed with her and prayed for her’

A Bay Area couple traveling southbound on Interstate 5 pulled two adults out of a shattered SUV that was involved in a high-speed crash, then told stories and prayed for the couple's 16-year-old daughter when they couldn't get her out of the crumpled vehicle, one of the rescuers said Monday.

April 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A jump start on the egg hunt

More than 70 kids gathered Easter eggs at Summit Park on Sunday as part of the YMCA's Egg-stravaganza event.

April 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands get muddy at Castaic Lake

Thousands of runners got down and dirty Sunday as they competed in the annual Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race at Castaic Lake.

April 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 kids, 3 adults injured in two-vehicle crash near Gorman

Six people including three children were "critically injured" and airlifted to the hospital Sunday following a two-vehicle crash near Gorman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Driver Fatigue blamed in fatal crash near Agua Dulce

Driver fatigue is suspected to have played a part in a single-car crash near Agua Dulce Saturday night that claimed the life of a Palmdale man, according to the California Highway Patrol officer investigating the incident.

April 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial postponed in nearly 2 1/2-year-old SCV murder case

The murder trial of three young men was postponed Thursday to another day - almost two and a half years after a "good Samaritan" was gunned down trying to stop a robbery.

April 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sex offender arrested for allegedly living in Stevenson Ranch home while registered in Ventura

A man registered as a sex offender in Ventura was allegedly found living in Stevenson Ranch this week and arrested for failing to register in the Santa Clarita Valley.

April 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Investigators trying to determine cause of death for body found in car

Investigators with the county coroner's office are trying to determine the cause and manner of death for a man found dead in his car in a store parking lot in Canyon Country, a spokesman said Thursday.

April 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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