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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


Deputy doing better after 2-car crash

A Sheriff's deputy injured in a two-car collision at a Valencia intersection Saturday is back home recovering, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

April 29, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sewer rates to rise

Sewer rates for users across the Santa Clarita Valley are expected to increase by 7 percent next year, according to plans announced by officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District.

April 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


P. McKeon cools to debates

Assembly candidate Patricia McKeon is not likely to speak at any more public forums in the Santa Clarita Valley, her campaign spokesman said Tuesday.

April 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Workers protest AT&T

More than half a dozen AT&T Corp. workers picketed the communication firm's Newhall office Monday, protesting being sent home for refusing to remove controversial buttons.

April 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk takes stage alone

Assembly District contender Scott Wilk took center stage at a candidates forum Monday night - literally - when he ended up being the only candidate stepping onto the stage at the Canyon Theatre Guild.

April 23, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County reports 118 cases of fraud

Workers stealing, falsifying reports, soliciting prostitutes and accessing pornography on government laptops are just some of 118 substantiated cases of fraud county investigators uncovered in the last half of 2011.

April 23, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Crime Reports


19th Cowboy Festival comes to conclusion

Well, pardner, the 19th Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is a wrap.

April 22, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Possible Bombshell Bandit arrested in Nevada

A woman suspected of robbing a bank in Utah and being chased across the state line into Nevada may be the Bombshell Bandit, wanted for three bank robberies including one in the Santa Clarita Valley in June, a police sergeant said Monday.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Personal documents rival loot on burglars’ to-get lists

Burglars and thieves are finding a new treasure trove of loot in Santa Clarita Valley homes and cars, not hidden away in safes or shoeboxes, but rather in plain sight on desk tops or tucked away in desk drawers. That treasure is personal information.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV gets sprinkled

The spattering of rain that fell on the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend amounted to just one hundreth of an inch as the statewide drought deepens, a spokeswoman for the National Weather Service said.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Questions linger years after man’s murder

On Feb. 5, 2011, thousands across the country got together with friends to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday. Ricardo Lopez got together with friends too - and was never seen again.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Jewish community shows support for Israel

Santa Clarita Valley's Jewish community showed its support for Israel Sunday when rabbis from three congregations spearheaded a demonstration of unity.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man injured in solo vehicle crash on San Francisquito Canyon Road

One man was injured and taken to the hospital Sunday morning following a single-car crash on San Franciscquito Canyon Road, fire officials said.

August 03, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Sex offender takes deal for 12 years

A Valencia registered sex offender, accused of annoying a young girl at a Santa Clarita Valley department store, has accepted a deal offered by prosecutors calling for a 12-year prison term, court officials said Thursday.

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


Santa Clarita Valley faces landscape-watering limitations

Under a plan proposed to meet state water-use demands, Santa Clarita Valley lawns could soon be watered only every other day - and never on Saturday.

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


Jury selection begins in SCV child annoyance case

Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of a local registered sex offender accused of annoying a young girl at a Santa Clarita Valley department store, a court bailiff said.

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


One injured in crash involving sheriff’s vehicle

One person was injured and taken to the hospital shortly after noon today following a two-car traffic collision involving a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station vehicle, according emergency response crew officials.

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


SCV water officials puzzle over how to become water cops

When California water officials approved strict emergency water conservation regulations earlier this month, they put the responsibility of enforcing those rules on local water agencies.

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


UPDATE: Body found near Gorman ID’d as Los Angeles man

Homicide detectives have identified the murder victim whose skeletal remains were found near Gorman, a detective heading up the investigation said Monday.

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


Canyon Country school vandalized; loss more than $10,000

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are looking for at least three youths who broke into and trashed a Canyon Country school last week, causing more than $10,000 in loss due to damage and stolen property.

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


Strangers seek to help baby girl orphaned in crash

Women profoundly affected by reports of a baby girl orphaned in an Acton traffic collision last week have expressed a desire to somehow help the little girl who survived and contribute to a fund in her name, The Signal has learned.

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


Detectives make ID of John Doe

Homicide detectives trying to unravel the story behind skeletal remains of murder victim found near Gorman five months ago now know who their victim is, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department.

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


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