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CORRECTION: Motorist arrested at gunpoint in Canyon Country

CORRECTS TYPE OF WEAPON AND WHY NAME OF SUSPECT IS NOT GIVEN

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Van flips on Interstate 5

There were some tense moments on Interstate 5 near Gorman Sunday when an older model van flipped over, county fire officials reported.

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man injured after falling off Hurricane Harbor waterslide

A man was rushed to the hospital with undisclosed injuries Sunday after he reportedly "muscled his way" onto on a speed slide at Hurricane Harbor and went down the slide the wrong way, a spokeswoman for Six Flags Magic Mountain said.

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Box City packs up in Bridgeport

More than 400 Box City dwellers collapsed their make-shift cardboard homes and rolled up their sleeping bags Sunday as the third annual homelessness awareness campaign wrapped up in Bridgeport Park.

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 arrested in Northern California for Stevenson Ranch robbery

Two adults and three youths were in custody in the Northern California town of Placer on Thursday, charged in connection with a string of robberies throughout the state including an armed robbery in Stevenson Ranch this month, a sheriff's sergeant said.

September 27, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


158 probationers re-arrested in DISARM sweeps

At least 158 people on probation have been arrested, 62 firearms seized and more than $1.56 million in illegal drugs and drug money confiscated following a countywide dragnet of people on probation, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced Thursday.

September 27, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: West Nile warning issued for Central Park

As news of a second county death caused by West Nile virus emerged today, local sports team organizers have been alerted to the discovery of the virus in Santa Clarita's Central Park, city and county officials said.

September 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Opening arguments begin in drunken-driving murder case

LANCASTER - Opening arguments were heard Wednesday in the murder trial of an Agua Dulce resident accused of running down his neighbor while driving his car intoxicated.

September 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Body found in Canyon Country is ID'd

A man found dead in a car in Canyon Country on Sunday has been identified as 28-year-old Daniel Glass. His home town was unknown.

September 25, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Pavley, Zink face off in Valley debate

VAN NUYS - Candidates vying for a seat in the state's 27th Senate District squared off against each other today for the first time this election.

September 25, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man found in Canyon Country died of natural causes

A man found dead in a car in Canyon Country on Sunday afternoon is believed to have been the boyfriend of a woman living in the area, officials said Monday.

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kounterfeit Change band member hurt in motorcycle incident

A motorcyclist and member of a reggae/rock band was treated at the scene of a near-collision today, and sheriff's deputies were searching for the SUV whose driver cut him off on a Valencia street.

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Burglars break Valencia windows

Local detectives are still trying to find burglars suspected in at least three in recent incidents in which glass windows were smashed with rocks, and money and consumable items were taken.

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carmageddon returns to Los Angeles

"Carmageddon II" - the sequel - is coming to one of the nation's most crowded freeways, and authorities are hoping its subtitle won't be "The Traffic Strikes Back."

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Zink takes on incumbent

Editor's note: One of a series on candidates in this November's election.

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Santa Clarita Valley faces landscape-watering limitations

Under a plan proposed to meet state water-use demands, Santa Clarita Valley lawns could soon be watered only every other day - and never on Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury selection begins in SCV child annoyance case

Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of a local registered sex offender accused of annoying a young girl at a Santa Clarita Valley department store, a court bailiff said.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One injured in crash involving sheriff’s vehicle

One person was injured and taken to the hospital shortly after noon today following a two-car traffic collision involving a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station vehicle, according emergency response crew officials.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV water officials puzzle over how to become water cops

When California water officials approved strict emergency water conservation regulations earlier this month, they put the responsibility of enforcing those rules on local water agencies.

July 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Body found near Gorman ID’d as Los Angeles man

Homicide detectives have identified the murder victim whose skeletal remains were found near Gorman, a detective heading up the investigation said Monday.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country school vandalized; loss more than $10,000

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are looking for at least three youths who broke into and trashed a Canyon Country school last week, causing more than $10,000 in loss due to damage and stolen property.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strangers seek to help baby girl orphaned in crash

Women profoundly affected by reports of a baby girl orphaned in an Acton traffic collision last week have expressed a desire to somehow help the little girl who survived and contribute to a fund in her name, The Signal has learned.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives make ID of John Doe

Homicide detectives trying to unravel the story behind skeletal remains of murder victim found near Gorman five months ago now know who their victim is, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family comes forward for orphaned baby

Baby Violeta Martinez was just learning to walk when Tuesday's fatal crash in Acton claimed the lives of her parents, relatives of the orphaned girl said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Castaic man pleads no contest to attempted murder in savage bar beating

Editor's note: Corrects that bar beating occurred last year/

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire doused near Interstate 5

Firefighters from both the county and the U.S. Forest Service jumped on a small brush fire north of Castaic Thursday, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 knife-point robbers given prison sentences

Two convicted bandits who robbed Santa Clarita Valley residents at knife-point for their cellphones and wallets last fall have been sentenced to prison, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teens collared for allegedly smoking marijuana outside sheriff's offices

Detectives made their latest drug pinch easily Wednesday when the drug bust came to them for a change.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Baby survives Highway 14 crash that killed her parents

A baby girl pulled from the wreckage of a Highway 14 crash that killed her parents suffered major injuries - including some broken bones - but was recovering Wednesday, law enforcement officers said.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Bombshell Bandit’ suspected in third bank robbery

The "Bombshell Bandit" wanted for robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month is now suspected in a third bank robbery, this time in San Diego, FBI officials said.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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