A Canyon Country man accused of killing his next-door neighbor after a long-standing feud was arraigned on murder and firearms offenses during a brief court appearance Tuesday. Lennie Paul Tracey, 51, appeared in San Fernando Superior Court on the felony charge of murder and on a charge of assault with a firearm. Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department allege Tracey "personally and intentionally discharged the firearm that killed Anthony Jay Davis, 51, ...
A local sheriff's deputy ran after a suspect along Soledad Canyon Road and through a car wash this morning but eventually got his man, who turned out to be a 12-year-old boy. Deputies lost sight of the suspect when he ducked into the car wash, "but we did the detail on him," Lt. Joe Efflandt quipped. The foot chase began near Soledad and Vilna Avenue about 7 a.m. and ended up near Sierra Highway about ...
State officials have barred a registered sex offender from the area around a victim's home and six other Santa Clarita Valley locations, including several houses of worship.
Native traditions celebrated at the 18th annual Hart of the West Pow Wow and Native American Craft Fair have become a local tradition, Santa Clarita Valley residents said Saturday during the first of the event's two days.
A long-festering feud between two neighbors in Canyon Country culminated Saturday in the shooting death of one and the felony arrest of the other.
A knife-wielding robber who reportedly slashed his victim's body and left him for dead on a Newhall street earlier this week was still on the loose Friday and being sought local detectives. About 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, a man was reported to have been waiting for his girlfriend outside her residence on Costa Brava when he was approached by another man, according to the report logged by deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. The ...
The head of a local Republican group says he fears Democrats may capitalize on a split Republican vote come November 2012. "I think it is a fear among Republicans," said David Gauny, president of the Santa Clarita Valley Republican Assembly. "I don't like that we have six or seven Republican groups," he said. "From my perspective, we need to get away from insider politics because otherwise it's going to destroy the party." Since the ...
An extra 10,000 "eBooks" are being added to the county library "eCollection," library officials say. Officials with the county of Los Angeles Public Library announced today they will add an additional 10,000 eBooks to the library's digital collections. The eBooks will be available free of charge for county library card holders at colapublib.org/eBooks. The county news comes on the heels of Thursday's announcement by Amazon.com that Kindle and Kindle computer applications customers can borrow Kindle ...
While two Republican candidates have already announced they will seek the local Assembly seat in the 2012 election, the two Republican senators who represent the Santa Clarita Valley are more quietly going about campaigns for re-election.
Paul Strickland, who on Tuesday announced his candidacy for Assembly in the November 2012 election, has taken a leave of absence without pay from his position as aide to Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, it was announced today. "Paul is going to take a leave of absence to focus on his campaign," Smyth told The Signal this morning. The news comes a day after Strickland formally announced he is running in the next election for the California ...
County supervisors unanimously rejected a proposal for the state to release to the Probation Department mentally ill probationers without providing mental health records in advance. "With less than two weeks before the inmates arrive, the county is bracing for a catastrophic fiscal hit and a spike in crime," Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said as the board voted Tuesday. "The state's funding methodology is a veiled attempt to balance its own budget on the backs of ...
County supervisors on Tuesday approved the first phase of a regional sports complex in Castaic. Tuesday's decision means a $9.6 million contract with Perera Construction & Design Inc. goes into effect to build the first phase of a state-of the-art aquatic center at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex. Perera designed and built the Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar and the Town Center Community Park Aquatic Center & YMCA in Santee, near San Diego, which ...
Paul B. Strickland formally announced Tuesday he is running in November 2012 for the California 38th District Assembly seat, a position currently held by his boss, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth.
Nearly a year after the Chiquita Canyon Landfill near Val Verde began turning methane into clean, renewable energy, the site is becoming a local green industry model.
Ricky Marenghi and D.J. Lynch went looking for a job at the 27th annual SCV Community Expo on Saturday - and they weren't the only ones.
Thousands of people flocked to the 69th Annual Barbecue at Our Lady of Perpetual Help this past weekend sampling tasty food, colorful dance and fast rides.
A Castaic man accused of spearing his pet dog and cat is back in jail after he failed to appear in court as promised, court officials said.
A "scratched" hiker lost in the woods of the Angeles National Forest since Sunday is recovering in the hospital thanks to the heroic efforts of three hikers including a husband and wife who heard his cries for help, said the man's rescuer. When the hikers heard the man's desperate cries one of them - Tyler Knapp - hiked down a waterfall to rescue him. The man, whose identity has not been released, was airlifted to ...
SANTA CLARITA - There were peace symbols. There were tie-dyed clothes. There were love beads, sandals and plenty of music at the swinging seniors Sixties Concert and Dance Wednesday - just no drummer.
SANTA CLARITA - Justice is expected to move slowly for two young local men accused of being "street racers" and charged with murder in the traffic death of Dakota DeMott and, as a result, the case has been transferred downtown to a courtroom in Los Angeles, court officials said.
SANTA CLARITA - A 20-year-old Valencia man was arraigned Wednesday on charges he was under the influence of alcohol when he drove a car that crashed while towing his 19-year-old friend on a skateboard, a court bailiff said.
SANTA CLARITA - Relatives of a missing Burbank man whose car was found Sunday in a remote section of the Angeles National Forest will have to wait about two months to find out if the bones found next to the crash site belonged to their loved one.
SANTA CLARITA - A man and a woman found sleeping in a stolen van were arrested at gunpoint in Stevenson Ranch on Tuesday, a sergeant said.
SANTA CLARITA - The body of a Castaic woman who went missing last month has been found in the desert near California City, a spokeswoman for the Kern County coroner's office said Monday.
SANTA CLARITA - The sister of a Burbank man missing since July said Monday she fears the body found near a crashed car in the Angeles National Forest is that of her brother.
SANTA CLARITA - Detectives probing the Sunday night stabbing of a man in Newhall suspect the victim's car was intentionally rammed by that of his attacker, who stabbed him after the collision, according to local sheriff's officials.
SANTA CLARITA - Prosecutors presented their case Monday against a Canyon Country man charged with attempted murder in the alleged gang-related stabbing of a 20-year-old man four months ago, a court official said.
SANTA CLARITA - Coming off a summer of public comment about plans to reduce chloride in the Santa Clara River, local sanitation district officials say they have one concrete action they can take that will reduce the river's saltiness: crack down on scofflaws who are still harboring water softeners.
A car discovered at the bottom of a ravine along the Angeles Crest Highway on Sunday could be a clue in the mystery of a Burbank man who disappeared July 20, officials said.
SANTA CLARITA - A bicyclist was injured on a winding Santa Clarita Valley canyon road Sunday following a traffic collision with a car, a Fire Department inspector said.