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Political profiles: 38th Assembly District candidate Patricia McKeon

Patricia McKeon wants to go to Sacramento representing the 38th Assembly District, where she wants to apply some of the common sense she's acquired raising six kids.

May 20, 2012 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Political profiles: 38th Assembly District candidate Paul Strickland

Paul Strickland knows more about being elected than any of his opponents in the race for the 38th Assembly District seat.

May 20, 2012 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Political profiles: 38th Assembly District candidate Scott Wilk

For Scott T. Wilk, returning California to the business-friendly state he says he remembers hinges on developing relationships.

May 20, 2012 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country woman missing for four days

An 87-year-old woman with a history of disappearance has now been missing from her Canyon Country home for four days.

May 17, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Injuries in Sierra Highway collision not as bad as feared

Two people injured in a traffic collision on Sierra Highway late Tuesday afternoon were not as seriously hurt as first feared, a local sheriff's deputy said Wednesday.

May 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: 3 critical following two-car crash on Sierra Highway

A traffic collision on Sierra Highway sent four people to the hospital, three of them in critical condition, late Tuesday afternoon.

May 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


East Side Story: Bat girl swings back at cancer

When it comes to a fight, Lisa Lewis steps up to the plate.

May 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


87-year-old Canyon Country woman still missing

Relatives of an 87-year-old woman missing from Canyon Country since early Sunday morning received some encouraging news Monday with details left by a credit card trail.

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


Officials: no trace of perchlorate

Water officials have found no trace of perchlorate in any of the wells operated by the Newhall Water Company District, one year after the district stepped up its well inspection, a district official said.

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


UPDATED: Search on for missing woman

It was a "nerve-racking" Mother's Day for one Canyon Country mom whose aunt became a missing person sought by local sheriff's deputies Sunday.

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


Primary race seeks just 2

If you think of it in terms of "American Idol," California's open primary June 5 is easier to understand.

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


Better access sought for Sanitation District hearings

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District board members Marsha McLean and Laurene Weste want district hearings more accessible than Whittier, where a public hearing was scheduled Wednesday on a rate increase.

May 09, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nurses vote on proposed labor contract

Nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital who have been working without a contract since February have reached a tentative agreement with the hospital, a union representative said Wednesday.

May 09, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Results lead to questions on DUI checks

Checkpoints set up to intercept drunken drivers are still worthwhile - despite only three impaired driving arrests made out of more than 3,600 motorists stopped during three recent checkpoints, local sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

May 09, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


All 4 candidates debate at Assembly District forum

In the first all-candidates forum for the primary election, contenders for the state's 38th Assembly District seat defined and highlighted their differences over breakfast with local business leaders Monday morning.

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


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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


Body found in Newhall apartment fire

The discovery of a body inside a burning Newhall apartment is under investigation by homicide detectives and arson investigators, county fire and coroner officials said Tuesday.

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


UPDATE: SCV Sheriff's Station weekend saturation patrol nets 10 arrests

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested 10 people during a weekend "saturation patrol" aimed at getting under-the-influence drivers off the road, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.

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


Car found abandoned in ravine

California Highway Patrol officers are looking into the circumstances surrounding a black Corvette found abandoned at the bottom of a ravine along Bouquet Creek over the weekend, according to the CHP.

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


Twin sisters recount the Holocaust

Twin sisters Rita Kahane and Serena Rubin told a small congregation at Beth Shalom Sunday how lucky they were to have survived several life-threatening moments during the Holocaust, most notably perhaps being the day Nazi doctor Josef Mengele came looking for twins.

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


Another arrest in billboard showdown

A continuing battle over the Santa Clarita City Council's decision to approve electronic billboards along local freeways resulted in another arrest this weekend and a face-to-face showdown between billboard supporters and opponents on the dusty Western streets at the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Giddyup Santa Clarita

Amid the charcoal smell of barbecues, the twirl of parasols and the jingling of spurs, thousands attended the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday and enjoyed a sunny day of Western culture.

April 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawsuit: ‘Fiscal integrity’ of SCV water service threatened

One of Santa Clarita Valley's four water retailers is suing the agency from which it buys a portion of its water, claiming the Castaic Lake Water Agency illegally purchased the Valencia Water Company, another water retailer.

April 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 arrested so far in ongoing billboard dispute

The ongoing Santa Clarita Valley dispute over electronic billboards between those petitioning against them and the "petition blockers" rallying in their support has netted three arrests and spurred several confrontations at local stores, a sheriff's official confirmed Friday.

April 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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