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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


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


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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


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


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