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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


A fight for the 38th District

As the clock ticked down for those voting in Tuesday's statewide primary primary ballot, Santa Clarita Valley's four contenders in the 38th Assembly District race reflected on a hard-fought campaign.

June 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senator Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon, Rogers look to face off

The race for the 25th Congressional District came down to two positions this election - those for Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and "anti-Buck" voters opposed.

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


Man injured in two-car crash

A man was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Tuesday night with moderate injuries following a two-car collision in which his car flipped over, a local sheriff's spokesman said.

June 06, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Early results show support for Measure CK

The ballot measure known as Classrooms for Kids received overwhelming support early in Tuesday night's primary election, according to early votes logged online by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund.

June 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No surprises in local state Senate election

Election night for candidates running in the two state senate districts that include the Santa Clarita Valley could best be described simply as - Tuesday night.

June 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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State officials still inspecting amusement park following coaster crash

State inspectors returned to Six Flags Magic Mountain Wednesday as they continued their assessment of the Ninja roller coaster ride derailed Monday by a falling tree.

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


UPDATE: SCV Sheriff's Deputies arrest bank employee

A Santa Clarita Valley bank employee has been arrested on suspicion of using bank information to steal thousands of dollars from customers, a sheriff's deputy said Wednesday.

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


UPDATE: Resident delivers explosives to SCV Sheriff’s Station

A woman found a box marked "explosives" in a storage unit and took it to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Wednesday, prompting a swift response by sheriff's bomb squad detectives.

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


Grease police on the case of the purloined cooking oil

The "grease police" are helping Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies catch cooking oil thieves who made off with 100 gallons of the stuff from a fast-food restaurant in Canyon Country, a spokesman for the specialized investigative unit said Tuesday.

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


UPDATE: Ninja coaster remains closed as officials investigate fallen tree that left riders stranded

A state public safety agency wants to know what made a tree fall on the Ninja roller coaster ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain, derailing the first car and injuring two occupants.

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


UPDATE: SCV Boys & Girls Club CEO resigns

Sandra E. Silva, who was selected in March to replace Jim Ventress and head up the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, has resigned the position, club officials announced Tuesday.

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


UPDATE: 2 injured, riders stranded on Magic Mountain ride

Two young men sitting in the first car of the Ninja roller coaster were hurt in an accident at Six Flags Magic Mountain late Monday afternoon, which stranded 22 people on the thrill ride for more than two and a half hours, according to park and fire officials.

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


2 more arrests in bike path robberies

Local sheriff's deputies investigating recent robberies reported on bike paths in Canyon Country have arrested another man and another juvenile bringing the number of people arrested in the crackdown to six, said the detective heading the investigation.

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


Man arrested in Airsoft gun assault, burglary

A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a burglary at a store that sells Airsoft guns was also arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly shooting a man with such a gun earlier the same night, according to sheriff and court records.

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


UPDATE: Santa Clarita Valley water agency launches buy-your-lawn program

Attention, drought-conscious ratepayers: local water wholesalers want to buy your lawn.

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


Law enforcement: Man arrested with heroin, hand gun on Valencia street

A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing both heroin and a loaded handgun inside a vehicle parked on a residential street in Valencia, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Monday.

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


CLWA's mammoth water tank covers need replacing

Local water officials are having a tough time finding ways to replace two 15-million-gallon water tank covers crucial to ensuring drinking water quality in the Santa Clarita Valley as the drought deepens and revenue slows.

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


CLWA's mammoth water tank covers need replacing

Local water officials are having a tough time finding ways to replace two 15-million-gallon water tank covers crucial to ensuring drinking water quality in the Santa Clarita Valley as the drought deepens and revenue slows.

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


1 injured in solo motorcycle crash near Agua Dulce

A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Sunday after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed through a chain-link fence near Agua Dulce.

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


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


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