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Wilk widens lead with latest tally

The tally of votes still being counted after last week's primary election now shows Republican Scott Wilk leading in the 38th State Assembly District race, edging out Democrat Edward Headington.

June 14, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Separate incidents lead to airlifts to hospitals

An 8-year-old was airlifted to a hospital from Central Park following a head-to-head injury with another girl, officials confirmed Wednesday.

June 14, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boy airlifted from Towsley Canyon

A teenage boy who crashed a mountain bike in Towsley Canyon this morning was airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

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


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


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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


Group of alleged petition 'blockers' arrested

Local sheriff's deputies have arrested three more alleged petition "blockers" as the deadline approaches for petitioners seeking to overturn a city ordinance allowing electronic billboards, sheriff's documents show.

May 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thirsty bullet thief sought

A thief who apparently became thirsty after he kicked down the door of a local gun club and stole more than 3,000 bullets may be undone by fingerprints lifted off a refrigerator door, according to documents at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

May 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


High winds topple trees in SCV

Severe winds knocked down at least a dozen trees and tree limbs across the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday, sending some crashing onto roads and created traffic hazards, city and fire officials said.

April 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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