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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


3 motorists shaken but unhurt in Canyon Country collision

A three-vehicle collision in Canyon Country today in which a compact car reportedly flipped, crossed a raised median and then collided with on-coming traffic shook up three the motorists but injured none of them seriously, a witness said.

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


Canyon Country gas leak plugged

Firefighters plugged a small gas leak Monday morning after construction workers accidently ruptured a natural gas line.

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


A fun run for the kids

It was a big run for little guys.

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


Four die in weekend crashes

A head on crash on Highway 14 near Red Rover Mine Road that claimed the lives of a man and a woman Sunday morning capped a deadly weekend in the Santa Clarita Valley that left a total of four people dead.

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


Officials crack down on DUIs

Extra sheriff's deputies across the county including those in the Santa Clarita Valley were deployed this weekend looking for drunken drivers.

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


Man and woman die in head on crash on Highway 14

A head on crash on Highway 14 near Red Rover Mine Road claimed the lives of a man and a woman Sunday morning. Two other people involved were injured.

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


McKeon meets on Cemex

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, defended his record on the proposed Cemex mine Wednesday, noting he met last week with the company's vice president of government affairs and with the new head of the federal Bureau of Land Management in California.

May 03, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Three-car collision in Saugus shuts down traffic

At least three motorists avoiding downed cables on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus ended up in a three-vehicle collision today.

May 03, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, has died, the WWE said. He was 54.

April 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Some precincts report heavy voting in Santa Clarita City Council election

Voter turnout for Tuesday's 2014 Santa Clarita City Council election was heavier than normal for at least some precincts during the day, poll workers said Tuesday, though others reported an average or light turnout.

April 08, 2014 | by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawsuits dominate Santa Clarita Valley water board agenda

The directors of Santa Clarita Valley's water wholesaler, Castaic Lake Water Agency, are likely to spend as much time on lawsuits at Wednesday night's meeting as they are on water issues.

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


UPDATE: Firefighters extinguish spot fire near Acton

Firefighters wasted no time extinguishing a "spot fire" near Highway 14 just north of Escondido Canyon Road Tuesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 08, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 injured, 2 arrested in Jakes Way street fight

A man being beaten up during a street fight in Canyon Country attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle and ran into a crowd of people, injuring a woman, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Monday.

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


Newhall man arrested on attempted murder charge

A Newhall woman was injured and rushed to the hospital with lacerations to her head and neck, a local sheriff's deputy said Monday.

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


Deputies investigating home egging incident

School bullies are suspected in the "egging" of a house and a car in Valencia last week, according to a report filed by a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Deputy who responded to the incident.

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


Vandals strike Castaic Elementary again

In what has become a monthly occurrence this year, vandals illegally entered Castaic Union School District classrooms recently, damaged property and, in the most recent case, rifled through the desks of at least two teachers, according to a report on file at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on Sunday.

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


Short-term fix for Bouquet water impasse moving ahead

A temporary quick fix to the Bouquet Canyon water impasse is under way, but a more permanent solution that would allow the creek to flow freely appears stymied for now, officials from various agencies said.

April 05, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Drought bill targets homeowner association rules

A bill approved nearly unanimously by the Assembly on Thursday would protect people in homeowner associations from retribution if they take steps to reduce water use for landscaping.

April 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial set to begin May 1 in SCV murder-for-hire case

Jury selection is scheduled to begin next month for a Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Thursday.

April 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tree that red-tagged two Saugus homes is reduced to firewood

The four-story-tall pine tree that fell on one Saugus house this week, smashing through its roof, and threatened a second home became firewood on Wednesday.

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


Saugus house red-tagged after tree topples on it

A Saugus family's home was red-tagged Monday after a tree blew over onto it, Santa Clarita and fire officials said.

March 31, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sprinkler program gets extension

Directors of the Santa Clarita Valley's water wholesaler have agreed to extend for another year a free water sprinkler program credited with conserving about 10 percent of water used by the average single-family household - one "smart sprinkler" at a time.

March 31, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita man dies in off-roading rollover

A 44-year-old Santa Clarita Valley man died this weekend after his SUV rolled backward down a hillside in the Rowher Flats Off-Highway Vehicle area in Canyon Country, according to the California Highway Patrol.

March 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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