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Tip from parent results in business busted for selling ‘spice’

A parent moved by a public forum about heroin in the Santa Clarita Valley sparked an undercover drug operation with a tip that led to at least one arrest and a seizure of illegal drugs, a Sheriff's Department official said Thursday.

September 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shotgun-toting couple rob Home Depot of $1,000 in hardware

A man and a woman armed with a shotgun held up a Valencia home improvement store Wednesday and made off with about $1,000 in stolen hardware, local sheriff's officials said.

September 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 dead, 9 injured in Interstate 5 pileup

GORMAN - A sport utility vehicle that may have been carrying a family back from the Labor Day holiday weekend crashed Tuesday on the Interstate 5 Grapevine north of Castaic, causing a chain-reaction pileup that killed a woman and a young girl and injured nine others.

September 04, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Cyclist injured in hit-and-run collision

A driver hit a woman riding a bicycle on a Valencia street Tuesday, then fled the scene, leaving her injured on the road, sheriff's deputies said.

September 04, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 sought in Stevenson Ranch hotel holdup

Local sheriff's deputies were searching Tuesday for three masked individuals who held up a Stevenson Ranch hotel at gunpoint the previous night, a spokesman said.

September 04, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Heavy metal shakes thieves

Metal thieves went to great lengths to steal valuable scraps of titanium from a Valencia business but fled when their haul was too heavy to lift, local sheriff's deputies reported.

September 03, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Signal AP


Looters target cars by window

Local sheriff's detectives are investigating a string of car thefts in which thieves looted at least three cars recently by smashing out the rear windows.

September 03, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


700-acre fire not a serious threat to the Santa Clarita Valley

Santa Clarita Valley residents looking east Sunday and watching a plume of smoke billow from the south side of the Angeles National Forest shouldn't be too worried, a spokeswoman for the US Forest Service said.

September 02, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Refrigerator halts traffic on Highway 14

Motorists southbound on Highway 14 Sunday morning found a refrigerator in the middle of the highway at the same "dangerous" bend where a 19-car pileup occurred in June.

September 02, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Helicopter rescue

When David Larson got a call from his mother Sunday night, it was like no other message he had ever received.

August 29, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Convention notebook: SCV woman attends Republican convention

This is the first of a series of reports from the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla. where Santa Clarita resident Lynn Haueter is a delegate. Her husband, Bob, is an alternate.

August 29, 2012 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Inmate dies in recreation yard at Pitchess

Homicide detectives are looking into the jailhouse death of a 22-year-old inmate at Pitchess Detention Center Monday afternoon, sheriff's deputies report.

August 28, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


City offers look at heroin problem

Any Santa Clarita Valley parent who wants to help protect their child against the perils and pitfalls surrounding the "heroin epidemic" should attend the city's seminar Wednesday, a drug rehab counselor said.

August 28, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime Watch

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August 27, 2012 | Compiled by Jim Holt Senior Signal Staff Writer | Crime Reports


‘Sons of Anarchy’ cast rides for military

With a roar and rumble, more than 250 bikers steered their hogs into a Canyon Country parking lot Sunday as part of Boot Ride 2012 - a charity drive to raise money for troops returning home from combat duty overseas.

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


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UPDATE: Woman injured in SCV as car careens into ravine

A woman was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries Monday after her car went over a cliff on Vasquez Canyon Road and plunged to the bottom of a 125-foot ravine.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Anderson scheduled back in court in August

SAN FERNANDO - Lance Anderson, the Canyon Country man accused of killing his wife and sister shortly before Christmas, appeared briefly in court Monday on two counts of murder.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist injured in SCV collision

A motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital Monday afternoon following a collision with a Santa Clarita city truck, according to emergency response crews.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch woman offered deal in DUI-related fatal crash

SAN FERNANDO - A Stevenson Ranch woman accused of fatally injuring a motorcyclist with her car last August has been given 18 days to decide on a plea deal extended to her by prosecutors in April.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 taken to hospital following ‘Hamburger Hill’ collision

Three people were hurt, two of them taken to the hospital, following a multi-vehicle lunchtime crash today near an In-N-Out in the Santa Clarita Valley, a Fire Department spokesman said.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hearing on Guglielmelli deal postponed to Friday

A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his model wife has five more days to decide whether to accept a plea deal offered to him.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


More racers reported on Bouquet Canyon Road

Less than a week after a joint forces crackdown on reckless driving reported on Bouquet Canyon Road, officers of the California Highway Patrol officers were called to the same area for similar reports of reckless driving, a CHP officer said.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Plea deal deadline arrives in murder-for-hire case

A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his model wife is expected to announce his decision today about a plea deal offered to him by prosecutors.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Dodger Steve Garvey speaks at Congregation Beth Shalom

When 10-time All-Star and former Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey was asked to play first base back in 1973, Dodgers manager Walter "Smokey" Alston asked him if he had experience at the position.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Soccer tournament draws hundreds to SCV

The big winner of this year's SCV Magic Cup soccer tournament was, according to the mothers of hungry competing kids, local restaurants in the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Suspect sought in attempted bank robbery

Detectives are investigating a bank robbery attempt Friday at the Valencia Promenade Plaza at one of Santa Clarita Valley's busiest intersections, according to bank and law enforcement sources.

June 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire doused in gym at The Master’s College

Santa Clarita Valley firefighters worked "delicately" to contain a small fire that broke out Thursday in the ceiling of the newly renovated gymnasium at The Master's College, a fire spokesman said.

June 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students injured in car crash continue to improve

Five teenage girls injured in a late-night crash last weekend, including a Canyon High School sophomore who remains in the hospital in intensive care, continue to improve, according to a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District.

June 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Attorney: COC working toward settlement in voting rights case

LOS ANGELES - The Santa Clarita Community College District is working toward a settlement to a lawsuit brought against the district alleging its election system violates minorities' voting rights, an attorney told a judge Wednesday in court.

June 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Outlaw motorcycle club affiliate arrested in Newhall bar stabbing

After a month-long investigation into the stabbing of a father and son outside a Newhall bar, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives have arrested an affiliate of the outlawed Vagos Motorcycle Club on suspicion of attempted murder, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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