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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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Water district switching to flat rate

Newhall County Water District officials have pulled the plug on a tiered water rate structure initially designed to encourage ratepayers to conserve water.

June 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Guglielmelli pleads no contest in murder-for-hire plot

A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, who's a model, faces nine years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Truck pulling horse trailer catches fire on Highway 14

A truck pulling a horse trailer caught fire Thursday on Highway 14 near Agua Dulce but the blaze was quickly doused, halting any spread to nearby brush, a fire spokesman said.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff’s lieutenant takes stand in obstruction trial

One of six sworn Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jail system took the stand Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Big rig driver killed on Interstate 5

The driver of a big rig was killed Thursday after his truck jack-knifed on Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake, spilling fuel and sparking a brush fire, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Showdown at COC

On the heels of an overwhelmingly rejected contract offered to the instructors at College of the Canyons, the college's board of trustees approved raises for administrators Wednesday night in front of more than 100 angry, disappointed and frustrated faculty members.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC negotiating settlement in Voting Rights Act lawsuit

College of the Canyons trustees announced publicly Wednesday what they presented in court last week: that the Santa Clarita Community College District is working toward a settlement to a lawsuit brought against the district alleging its election system violates minorities' voting rights.

June 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV man arrested in child predator Internet sting operation

A 64-year-old Santa Clarita Valley man was one of three men arrested in a joint forces sting operation targeting child predators, court and sheriff's officials announced this week.

June 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man pleads not guilty in road rage incident

A Valencia man arrested last month on suspicion he wounded a woman in her eye during a road rage incident pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges filed against him.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested in Canyon Country hit-and-run

A Valencia man faces a charge of hit and run causing serious injury or death after he allegedly left the scene of a traffic collision in which a 42-year-old man suffered serious injuries, spokesmen for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Tuesday.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Tanker truck overturns, spills corrosive chemical

A tanker truck took a freeway off-ramp too fast Tuesday morning, flipped onto its side and spewed 50-70 gallons of a highly corrosive liquid onto the Highway 126 overpass over Interstate 5.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


4 injured in separate SCV crashes

Four people were hurt, rescued and taken to the hospital Monday in three separate collisions around the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: COC faculty rejects proposed contract

Members of the union representing instructors at College of the Canyons have rejected a contract from the Santa Clarita Community College District administration, marking the first time in two decades the full-time faculty has voted down a proposed contract.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Woman injured in SCV as car careens into ravine

A woman was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries Monday after her car went over a cliff on Vasquez Canyon Road and plunged to the bottom of a 125-foot ravine.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Anderson scheduled back in court in August

SAN FERNANDO - Lance Anderson, the Canyon Country man accused of killing his wife and sister shortly before Christmas, appeared briefly in court Monday on two counts of murder.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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