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Mom avoids prison in car death

The mother of a toddler who died after he was left in his car seat on a hot summer day pleaded guilty to having caused his death, The Signal has learned.

May 26, 2010 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mysterious jet noise is a cloudy issue

It's a bird. It's a plane.

May 23, 2010 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Agency’s hopes are sky high

If you build it, the sun will come.

May 21, 2010 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Cruise Lyons Avenue' event revs up Newhall revitalization

Newhall residents got a nostalgic glimpse of cruising "American Graffiti"-style Wednesday night as scores of vintage cars rumbled through their community.

May 20, 2010 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Short-list released for court architect

When the shovel goes into the ground to build Santa Clarita's new courthouse, the tool will belong to one of a half-dozen architectural firms shortlisted by state officials this week.

May 19, 2010 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids recovering from patrol car collision, mom says

Two Saugus children reportedly injured when a sheriff's patrol car ran into the back of their Jeep earlier this month are undergoing physical therapy, their mother said Monday.

May 18, 2010 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Country schools under siege

Private schools in rural settings are about to come under the same harsh scrutiny required of inner-city schools following an ordinance change handed down by the Board of Supervisors.

March 01, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water prices could rise for SCV residents

Santa Clarita Valley residents might have to pay more for water this summer, as the drought deepens and local water officials hammer out new deals for more water.

February 27, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Well water debate deepens

Every time Kim Fahey takes a shower he says a small prayer for the water that costs so much and worked so hard to get to him.

February 25, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boydston says city should control growth

Former city councilman TimBen Boydston wants some straight answers from city planners about the population of Santa Clarita Valley, which is projected to double in 25 years.

February 21, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tight budget could affect state mental health services

Kathy Ward would be dead without the help she gets at the Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Center.

February 20, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Tea Party' simmers to a boil

'Southern California's "Boston Tea Party" appears to be reaching a boiling point as more than two dozen counties band together to sue the state over billions of dollars of withheld funds.

February 18, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rain, rain go away

The sun is expected to return for a couple of days with a chance of rain returning for the weekend, according the National Weather Service.

February 18, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Budget solution: Spend less money

Democrats and Republicans who represent Santa Clarita Valley residents say the current state budget crisis is a large-scale version of over-extended home budgets and irresponsible decisions.

February 17, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water district wants to annex

The Newhall County Water District wants to redraw a boundary line so more than 1,178 of its customers can vote in the next water board election.

February 17, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Into the wells

For more than 100 years, people have been drilling holes in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Missing Castaic girl found in Louisiana

A 2-year-old Castaic girl missing since November - and her father now charged with parental abduction - were living in a Louisiana mobile home park inside a newly purchased RV when a sheriff's deputy found them Wednesday during a routine traffic stop, a sheriff's spokesman said.

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


Preliminary hearing set for two Palmdale men accused of robbery in Valencia

A preliminary hearing has been set for two Palmdale men arrested in connection with two robberies and an attempted robbery, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

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


Purse snatcher, Newhall resident, sentenced to 32 months

A man who smashed the window of a car parked in a Valencia shopping center and stole a purse has been sentenced to 32 months in state prison, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

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


Sex offender scheduled to be released

A Canyon Country woman wants to know why the man convicted of molesting her son is being released from prison - again.

January 30, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man accused of stabbing Valencia man to death found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

A California man who stabbed a Valencia man to death in New Mexico 19 months ago has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, the prosecutor in the case told The Signal Wednesday.

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


OLPH to get new pastor replacing Father Martini

Any day now, parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help are expected to learn who will replace Pastor Richard Martini who was transferred to Carpinteria in November, a church staffer said.

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


'Blond Scammer' misses court appearance in Ventura

A woman dubbed the "Blond Scammer" and convicted of identity theft earlier this month for a crime committed in the Santa Clarita Valley a year ago failed to appear in court on a similar charge in Ventura, a court clerk said.

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


Spilled gravel causes SCV traffic delays

A gravel truck spilled its load of gravel Tuesday morning, prompting lane closures and a traffic backup in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

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


Preliminary hearing set for SCV pair charged with attempted murder

A preliminary hearing has been set for a man and a woman each charged with attempted murder in the September stabbing of a Newhall man, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

January 28, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial wraps up for three accused of SCV bank robbery

Closing arguments are expected today in the case involving three men identified by prosecutors as Rollin 40s Crips gang members accused of robbing a Bank of America in Canyon Country a little more than a year ago.

January 28, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Zumba brings dollars in for Saugus dance team

They jumped, they swayed, they danced, they yelled - all in an effort to raise money so that they can jump, and sway, and dance and yell competitively.

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


Man, woman charged with attempted murder, SCV robberies

A man and a woman charged with attempted murder in connection with a knife attack during a robbery two weeks ago have been charged with six other robberies that occurred last month, according to a copy of a criminal complaint filed Monday by prosecutors with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office

January 27, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vandals hit Castaic Middle School

Acts of vandalism and a fire believed to be deliberately set at Castaic Middle School over the weekend are currently being investigated by local sheriff's detectives, school and sheriff officials said.

January 27, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoint nets one arrest

A sobriety checkpoint set up in Canyon Country by the California Highway Patrol Friday night resulted in one arrest and four misdemeanor citations, a CHP spokesman said.

January 27, 2014 | by Jim Holt Senior Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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