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Looking Back At The SCV's Top Stories From 2012, Part II

Looking Back At The SCV’s Top Stories From 2012, Part II

With the end of one year and the ushering in of another, KHTS takes time to look back at a few of the top stories from the last 12 months.

In case you missed something, here’s a few of the highlights or, in some cases, lowlights, from 2012 in the Santa Clarita Valley, from a local officials questioning a public-transit plan that could endanger the Santa Clarita Valley to the story of how Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon garnered his 11th term in office.

Check back for more later. …

Year In Review 2012: Locals Question High-Speed Rail Plan:
Recently termed out Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, county Supervisor MIchael Antonovich and City Council members joined a chorus of voices assailing a plan to bring the state’s controversial high-speed rail plan through the Santa Clarita Valley.

Year In Review 2012: Chloride Fine Prompts Anger From City Officials:
Citing incomplete paperwork regarding the construction of a plan that would remove chloride from the SCV’s water supply

Year In Review 2012: Local Elections Bring New Face To Council:
A slew of candidates managed to make for an interesting local race, leaving one incumbent in office, current Mayor Bob Kellar, and another, Laurie Ender, unseated by Councilman TimBen Boydston.

Year In Review 2012: CLWA Purchases Valencia Water Co. From Newhall Land:
In fulfillment of a plan to consolidate as much of the Santa Clarita Valley’s water-supply management under one roof as possible, Castaic Lake Water Agency officials agreed to buy the Valencia Water Company from Newhall Land & Farming Co. in December, spending approximately $58 million, not including debt and refinancing obligations.

Year In Review 2012: McKeon Survives His Closest Race In More Than 20 Years:
Wrapping up one of the more contentious races during his 20-year tenure in the House of Representatives, Howard “Buck” McKeon beat Democratic challenger Lee Rogers with 55.2 percent of the vote in the 25th Congressional District race.

Looking Back At The SCV’s Top Stories From 2012, Part II

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Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at
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