History is being wiped out in Mentryville, one pepper tree at a time, says a man who grew up in the hilly historic area tucked away in a corner of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Two brothers arrested and released two years ago in connection with the beating and stabbing death of Mugsy's Bar owner Louis Campanelli have been arrested again for the same slaying, this time charged with first-degree murder.
On an early morning hike through Mentryville recently with Darryl Manzer, past the big house, the wrought-iron pen he said he built to contain pigs, the gray splintered and crumbling shed by the school, past the school itself and through wisps of swaying pepper-tree branches laden with clusters of peppers, it becomes clear that Manzer has done his research.
Experienced local insider water officials running for a seat at the Castaic Lake Water Agency have seen the numbers on water scarcity and say sound leadership is more important now than ever before.
A series of luxury items stolen in the last couple of weeks suggests some Santa Clarita Valley residents are trying hard to maintain a high standard of living.
The night he was shot and killed in a drive-by gang shooting, 20-year-old Robert Aguilera had learned he was going to have a son.
Detectives hunting for three wallet-lifting thieves who steal from elderly shoppers at local grocery stores hope enhanced images taken from store surveillance cameras will identify them.
Local law enforcement is advising senior shoppers to beware of thieves who rob their victims by distracting them.
Shower with a friend.
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it's actually a simple working guy trying to run a business fixing motorcycles.
The Hart district school board has rebuffed a bid by some district parents to remove a $300 million bond measure from the November ballot.
It was all he could do as two young lives slipped away from him.
There were some exciting moments Thursday afternoon at the Bank of America branch on Valencia Boulevard at the corner of Citrus Avenue, across from Santa Clarita City Hall, when a man ran from the bank after allegedly trying to pass a forged check, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station reported.
Statistics released Wednesday by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station show an overall drop in almost all crimes locally during the first half of 2008.
The latest crime statistics released today by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station reveal an overall drop in almost all crimes in the SCV during the first half of this year.
For one local couple, Super Bowl Sunday meant having a whole movie theatre to themselves.
A man killed during a deputy-involved shooting in Canyon Country Thursday night has been identified as 47-year-old Steven Burke Pettersen of Canyon Country, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department.
For more than 100 years, people have been drilling holes in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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.
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.
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.
A Canyon Country woman wants to know why the man convicted of molesting her son is being released from prison - again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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