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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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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


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


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