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Report shows crime decline in Santa Clarita Valley

Crime, including violent offenses, is down across America, according to the latest FBI figures, and the Santa Clarita Valley is no exception.

June 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Challenger files complaint against congressman

The Democrat facing Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, in November's general election has filed a formal complaint against the incumbent claiming McKeon used a mailer to help his wife in her bid for a seat in the state Assembly.

June 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Zink, Pavley set for runoff battle

Santa Clarita Valley residents can expect to see a lot more of Republican state Senate race contender Todd Zink after he edged out his incumbent opponent last week in the California primary.

June 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Challenger files complaint against congressman

The Democrat facing Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, in November's general election has filed a formal complaint against the incumbent claiming McKeon used a mailer to help his wife in her bid for a seat in the state Assembly.

June 12, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters respond to motorcycle fire on Interstate 5

Concerns of another brush fire north of Castaic prompted at least one motorist to report a motorcycle on fire on the shoulder of Interstate 5 late Monday afternoon.

June 11, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspicious package at City Hall turns into false alarm

A suspicious package left on the steps of City Hall created some tense moments for local sheriff's deputies Monday morning.

June 11, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Crime Reports


One I-5 lane still closed as work to fight fire ends

Fire crews mopping up after the weekend brush fire in Castaic wrapped up all operations by Sunday afternoon, fire and law enforcement sources said.

June 11, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon, Rogers ready to square off for 25th

Tuesday's battle for the 25th Congressional District primary was really about who would be selected to run against long-standing incumbent Congressman Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, in November's general election.

June 07, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Antonovich claims nearly 80 percent of vote

County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich collected nearly 80 percent of the vote in the primary election on Tuesday, and is poised to become one of Los Angeles County's longest-serving supervisors.

June 07, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk, Headington look to make names

After a campaign of agreeing with each other on several key state issues in their race for the state's 38th Assembly District, primary election winners Republican Scott Wilk and Democrat Edward Headington now have to find a way to distance themselves from each other before November's general election.

June 07, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A fight for the 38th District

As the clock ticked down for those voting in Tuesday's statewide primary primary ballot, Santa Clarita Valley's four contenders in the 38th Assembly District race reflected on a hard-fought campaign.

June 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senator Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon, Rogers look to face off

The race for the 25th Congressional District came down to two positions this election - those for Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and "anti-Buck" voters opposed.

June 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man injured in two-car crash

A man was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Tuesday night with moderate injuries following a two-car collision in which his car flipped over, a local sheriff's spokesman said.

June 06, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Early results show support for Measure CK

The ballot measure known as Classrooms for Kids received overwhelming support early in Tuesday night's primary election, according to early votes logged online by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund.

June 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No surprises in local state Senate election

Election night for candidates running in the two state senate districts that include the Santa Clarita Valley could best be described simply as - Tuesday night.

June 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATED: Canyon Country man arrested in gun club theft

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies acting on a tip have arrested the man they believe is the gun club burglar, recovering all the loot stolen from a Newhall gun club - except a bottle of water, a sheriff's deputy said Tuesday.

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


Santa Clarita’s Bike to Work Day is Thursday

It's time to leave your car at home, dust off that bike in the garage and peddle to work because Thursday is the 11th annual Bike to Work Day.

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


Valencia man gets 10 days in jail for failure to appear

A Santa Clarita Valley man convicted two years ago of pointing a laser at an aircraft has been sentenced to 10 days in county jail for failing to appear in court to update the judge on his community service.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Whittaker-Bermite groundwater cleanup plan set for public comment

State officials prepped to unveil their seven-year plan to clean up contaminated groundwater on the Whittaker-Bermite site have extended the public comment period from 30 to 49 days in anticipation of an enthusiastic response from the community.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Father pleads not guilty in son’s stabbing

A 56-year-old man ordered to stand trial for the stabbing of his son has pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus stuntman planning record-breaking firewalk

Three years ago, Saugus stuntman Jayson Dumenigo set the world record for being on fire for the longest period of time - and surviving.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grieving moms get a Mother's Day gift

Some Santa Clarita Valley mothers received an unexpected Mother's Day gift from the folks at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary Sunday as part of the park's annual Mother's Day raffle.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman arrested at gunpoint in mall parking lot

An intoxicated woman who allegedly stole a taxi cab at the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall Sunday was arrested at gunpoint by local sheriff's deputies, a sheriff's spokesman said.

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


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


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