Rio Vista rollover crash victim ID’ed
Deputies investigate a rollover crash by Rio Vista Elementary School. Austin Dave | The Signal

Rio Vista rollover crash victim ID’ed

Medical examiners identified the man killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in front of Rio Vista Elementary School last week. George Arturo Alcala, 36, was a Lancaster resident, according to…

Beyond the overdose: addiction’s deadly side effects
Dr. Darrin Privett speaks about the effects of drugs he sees in the emergency room at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital before hundreds of attendees at the city's third "Heroin Kills" symposium held at the Santa Clartia Sports Complex in 2013. Photo by Dan Watson.

Beyond the overdose: addiction’s deadly side effects

Less than 10 days before Christmas, another Santa Clarita Valley family lost a son to the heroin epidemic. It wasn’t an overdose, but a growing concern that’s associated with the…

Katie Hill: Let’s join together to battle opioids
Katie Hill, executive director and deputy CEO of PATH and a candidate for Congress, is one of three Democratic candidates for the 25th California Congressional District race in 2018. She is seen here during a Signal-sponsored debate on Measure H in February. Dan Watson/The Signal

Katie Hill: Let’s join together to battle opioids

Last week I was devastated when I saw the news about the heroin overdoses in the Santa Clarita Valley. Many people were shocked that something like this would happen in…

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