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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


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


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ID released on Sun Valley truck driver killed evading car on I-5

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office have identified the Sun Valley man killed last week after his big rig jack-knifed on Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake.

June 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies look into two cases of identity theft

Detectives are investigating two recent reports of identity theft whereby thieves used personal information stolen from Santa Claria Valley residents to buy unapproved items, according to incidents reported by deputies at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

June 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tony Martinez beat the odds

After emerging from a three-month coma in the fall of 1986, doctors told motorcycle crash victim Tony Martinez he would never have kids and never walk again.

June 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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