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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pedophile Jack McClellan by the local attorney working to keep him away from Santa Clarita children has since been withdrawn.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


County opts to study new bus service for airport

Shuttle bus service in and out of Palmdale Airport will be studied over a nine-month period, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has decided.

May 13, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water board member to head L.A. public works

Castaic Lake Water Agency board member Dean F. Efstathiou has been appointed Acting Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.

May 13, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials say SCV water safe to drink

Despite reports that trace amounts of pharmaceuticals have been found in water supplies across the country, Santa Clarita residents are drinking safe, clean water, local water officials said Monday.

May 12, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Set clocks ahead 1 hour tonight

It'll be a sunny Easter, a sunny St. Patrick's Day and even a brighter end to winter this year as Daylight Saving Time arrives early.

May 10, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Red flag warning issued in SCV

High winds and low humidity whipped up a brush fire at a homeless encampment Sunday afternoon, prompting firefighters to get a quick jump on it, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Presidential security buzzes the skies of the Santa Clarita Valley

The thunderous noise of fighter jets "buzzing" some Santa Clarita Valley homes Wednesday night turns out to be the byproduct of presidential protection during Barack Obama's visit to Los Angeles.

May 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tips received in Newhall gun club theft

The release Wednesday of a video surveillance image depicting a suspect wanted in connection with the theft of ammunition from a local gun club has produced tips from the public that are now being pursued by detectives, a deputy said.

May 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One sentenced following arrest during Santa Clarita billboard signature-gathering process

Of the eight people arrested during 10 days of signature-gathering at local stores only one has been prosecuted, found guilty and sentenced to three days in jail, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

May 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Manner of death ‘undetermined’ in case of Castaic boy found in washing machine

Investigators with the county coroner's office have closed their case on 8-year-old Cole Hartman - the Santa Clarita Valley youngster found face-down and submerged in a water-filled washing machine last summer - without declaring the autistic boy's death an accident, suicide or homicide.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Suspect escapes deputies by bolting across I-5

A man arrested on Interstate 5 Wednesday on suspicion of transporting drugs kicked out the rear window of the cruiser he was placed in and ran across the entire freeway to escape sheriff's deputies, officials said.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man who struggled with arresting officers gets 38 months in prison

An Azusa man initially charged with seven offenses has been sentenced to 38 months in state prison after pleading no contest to just two of the charges - evading an officer and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Water Company: Down to the gallon

For water company customers who respond "How much is that?" when told to reduce consumption by 20 percent, Valencia Water Company says it has the exact answer.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No gun found following report of possible weapon spotted near Sierra Vista

Reports of a student in possession of a gun near Sierra Vista Junior High School Tuesday prompted swift response by local sheriff's deputies, but no weapon was found, school and law enforcement sources said.

May 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crash in Valencia today snarls traffic

Lunchtime traffic was tied up on Creekside Road at Valencia Boulevard today following a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

May 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body in charred Newhall apartment remains unidentified

A week after finding the body of a man inside a burning Newhall apartment, investigators with the county Coroner's Department have still to identify the victim, a department spokesman said Monday.

May 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita: Billboard petitions have sufficient signatures

After estimating the number of signatures on 15 of 28 boxes of billboard petitions turned in at City Hall today, Santa Clarita city officials declared a minimim number of signatures had been collected to send the issue up to the next level: verification of those signatures by Los Angeles County officials.

May 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Taste of the Town returns to Valencia

Santa Clarita is 'sweet' according to thousands who attended the 26th annual Taste of the Town event in Valencia Sunday.

May 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wings for Life World Run draws hundreds to Santa Clarita

In the dead of the night, more than 1,100 runners gathered at Westfield Valencia Town Center to compete in an event embraced simultaneously by runners in 35 cities around the world, all to raise money for research into spinal cord injury.

May 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crash victim gets some helping hands

One man was injured and taken to the hospital Thursday after his truck left the southbound lanes of Highway 14 and crashed on an embankment, prompting about a dozen concerned witnesses to stop and hold his truck stationary, according to the emergency response officials.

May 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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