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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


Gorman brush fire under control

Firefighters battling a brush fire near Gorman since Saturday had it under control by noon Sunday, an official with the Angeles National Forest reports.

September 23, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young drowning victim identified

A 3-year-old girl who drowned in a Canyon Country pool Friday night has been identified as a resident of Valencia, a coroner's official said.

September 23, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: McKeon introduces Cemex bill

A congressional bill introduced Friday by Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, calls on the federal government to study what's necessary for a land swap that would block a giant sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country.

September 21, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Stevenson Ranch hotel robbed; suspect escapes

A Stevenson Ranch hotel was held up at gunpoint Friday morning, but the robber escaped, officials said.

September 21, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man arrested for alleged threats against children is released on bail

The 21-year-old Valencia man who was arrested on suspicion of threatening to murder children earlier this week was released on bail Thursday.

September 20, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Group of women pulls mall heist

For the second time in two months, thieving bands have stolen thousands of dollars worth of sunglasses from a eye wear specialty store in the mall, according to local sheriff's deputies.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV hospital thanked with Labor Day lunch

While many were relaxing around a barbecue Labor Day, nurses and doctors working up an appetite at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital were treated to lunch by one local restaurant as a show of appreciation.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman killed in Sunday crash identified

The woman killed in a three-vehicle crash in Castaic Sunday afternoon has been identified as 36-year-old Cynthia Ray of Bakersfield.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One year after son’s disappearance, Laspisas still hold out hope

Less than a month before the first-year anniversary of their son's disappearance, Karen and Mike Laspisa received a phone call from police in Arizona reporting a possible sighting of their son, Bryce.

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


Newhall mechanic turns crank cases into art

The floor of the German Autohaus body shop garage in Newhall is littered with what you would expect - a crankshaft here, an engine block there.

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


UPDATE: Couple identified in selfie burglary case

A couple depicted in a selfie that turned up in a burglary victim's cloud database took the photo on a cellphone bought at a San Fernando swap meet, the man in the picture told Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man to stand trial in BB gun shooting

A Valencia man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge he shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a road rage incident in May. a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former deputy receives probationary sentence for firing weapon

A retired sheriff's deputy accused of illegally firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him received a probationary sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge against him.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Selfie-takers sought following burglary

Sheriff's detectives investigating a residential burglary at a Santa Clarita Valley home are asking the public's help in identifying two "persons of interest" depicted in selfie photographs discovered by the victim.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Gunfire alarm sends Newhall school into brief lockdown

Reports of possible gunfire near a Newhall elementary school prompted a brief school lockdown and road closure Wednesday morning, but the all-clear was sounded within 10-15 minutes, officials said.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Instagram threat suspect denies charge

The 15-year-old boy arrested last weekend and accused of threatening to kill Valencia High School students denied the felony criminal charge in juvenile court Tuesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

August 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Saugus High senior killed by car

A 17-year-old girl who became the heart and spirit of the Saugus girls swim team has died after she was hit by a car while jogging, law enforcement and school officials said Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigation continues into man with slit throat

Homicide detectives investigating the discovery last week of a man found dead with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom are awaiting autopsy results to determine if he was murdered, a Sheriff's Department homicide detective said today.

August 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Insult to injury: Bouquet Canyon gates closed for 5 days

Scores of Bouquet Canyon residents frustrated over the five-day closure of their only access road can expect similar inconveniences in the future as water officials work to further reduce a "trickle" causing road problems, county sources said Monday.

August 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 13-year-old Canyon student in custody over online threats

A 13-year-old Canyon High School student was arrested Monday for making threats after he allegedly texted a message about school violence to a friend, who posted the message on Instagram, officials said.

August 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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