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Water officials to review spending

Local water officials are expected to review how they spent their money in April at an evening meeting Tuesday.

June 18, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crash injures two, causes fuel spill, prompts lane closure

An early morning traffic collision on Interstate-5 Sunday injured two, sending one to the hospital, caused a "minor" diesel fuel spill and prompted the brief closure of southbound lanes near Calgrove Boulevard, fire and law enforcement officials said.

June 17, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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No mandatory water cutbacks expected in SCV unless winter 2014-15 is dry

Even though the water in Castaic Lake continues to recede and the protracted statewide drought deepens, local water officials say Santa Clarita Valley residents are still a year away from the possibility of mandatory water conservation.

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


UPDATED: FBI releases photo of "Bombshell Bandit" Valencia bank robbery suspect

FBI agents released photographs Thursday of a woman they've dubbed, the Bombshell Bandit, suspected of robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month all in the hope someone will recognize her, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

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


UPDATE: Divers find body of second boater on Pyramid Lake

Divers searching Pyramid Lake on Wednesday found the body of a 64-year-old man just 30 feet from where the man's companion was found dead Sunday.

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


Driver arrested following high-speed chase on I-5

A 27-year-old man faces several criminal charges today following a high-speed chase that started in Orange County and ended in a scuffle with California Highway Patrol officers in Castaic Tuesday night, a CHP spokesman said.

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


Woman gets 3 days for leaving child in car

A Frazier Park woman was sentenced to three days in jail Tuesday after pleading no contest to a charge of child endangerment for leaving an infant inside a car for half an hour.

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


UPDATE: 6 sheriff's personnel convicted in federal obstruction case

A Sheriff's Department lieutenant who lives in Santa Clarita was among six sworn officers found guilty Tuesday of obstruction of justice for interfering with a federal civil rights investigation at the Men's Central Jail.

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


Whittaker-Bermite groundwater cleanup moves ahead

The seven-year plan to clean up groundwater on the contaminated Whittaker-Bermite site will be tweaked according to comments made by concerned Santa Clarita Valley residents, according to the state agency monitoring the cleanup.

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


Deputies arrest one more suspect in Canyon Country bike path robberies

Local sheriff's deputies investigating recent robberies reported on bike paths in Canyon Country have arrested one juvenile and are looking for another youth following raids on two locations today, according to a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

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


SCV jail death appears to be heroin related

Jenna Marie Coleman, found dead in a jail cell Saturday, appears to be Santa Clarita Valley's latest heroin-related casualty, according to a sergeant with the local sheriff's narcotics section.

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


Victim of Pyramid Lake boating accident identified

The victim of a fatal boating accident on Pyramid Lake Sunday has been identified as 52-year-old Rick Tanovan, of West Covina, as the lake search for his friend, continues, according to county sheriff and coroner officials.

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


Deliberations continue in FBI obstruction-of-justice case with new juror on panel

One juror was replaced with an alternate today as deliberations entered their second week in the trial of six Sheriff's Department sworn personnel accused of obstructing the FBI in its investigation of jail wrongdoing.

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


Woman injured in Newhall hit & run

A woman was injured and taken to the hospital Sunday after a motorist allegedly hit her car as she was getting something out of the vehicle, an investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Traffic Section said.

June 30, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorist survives plunge down ravine

A motorist survived a harrowing plunge of more than 100-foot down a ravine in Agua Dulce Sunday, according to law enforcement and fire officials.

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


SCV radio club holds disaster prep event

When it comes to disaster preparedness, the folks at the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club are the ones law enforcement and fire officials look to for keeping the lines of communication open and Sunday was their day to prove it.

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


SCV deputies make sweep of homeless encampment

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies have broken up a homeless encampment in the Santa Clara River wash near Bouquet Creek and Valencia Boulevard, arresting some of the denizens, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Thursday.

June 27, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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