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Man pleads not guilty following arrest in child-threat case

A 21-year-old Valencia man arrested last month on suspicion of threatening to murder children entered a plea of not guilty in San Fernando Superior Court today.

October 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 bodies found inside Newhall home

Two bodies were found in a Newhall home today, sparking speculation they may have been the victims of a murder-suicide, according to the man who found the bodies and phoned the Sheriff's Department.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Debris tumbled from vehicles causes 2 freeway collisions

A shovel and a tire that fell off trucks in separate incidents Monday on Santa Clarita Valley freeways caused collisions involving at least 12 vehicles, California Highway Patrol officers said.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Great California Shakeout set for Thursday

Thursday's the big shakeout - and Santa Clarita Valley students, teachers, city workers and the mayor are gearing up for it.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Keene jury still out

The jury still weighing the case against an Agua Dulce man accused of murder for allegedly running down and killing his neighbor while driving drunk is still in deliberation, a court official said.

October 15, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies looking for burglar

Local sheriff's deputies descended on an apartment complex in Canyon Country this afternoon after a neighbor spotted a man trying to open a bedroom window in an apparent burglary, a sheriff's spokesman said.

October 15, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


LARC ranch ropes in support

With the smell of barbecue cooking and the sound of fiddle music playing, scores of people took part in the Country Western Carnival at the Los Angeles Residential Community Ranch Sunday.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon High thief still at large

Local sheriff's deputies are still looking for the burglar who broke into Canyon High School and made off with $600 in cafeteria sales money plus keys to a 7-UP vending machine which the school no longer uses.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime Watch

Oct. 8

October 15, 2012 | Compiled by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Crime Reports


Kid Expo gets huge turnout

Hundreds of Santa Clarita Valley families descended on Golden Valley High School Sunday to check out a cornucopia of options available to local kids from soccer balls to books at Kid Expo 2012.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Keene murder trial ending

LANCASTER - The case against an Agua Dulce man accused of murder for allegedly running down and killing his neighbor while driving drunk was handed over to jurors Thursday.

October 12, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime rates up in SCV

Rape, robbery and assault cases are all up in the Santa Clarita Valley, but our top cop says the numbers must be weighed against the lowest crime rate seen here in a quarter century.

October 11, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


22-year-old Santa Clarita Valley woman dies of heroin overdose

A young woman died of an apparent heroin overdose Wednesday morning, leaving family members in the Santa Clarita Valley reeling with grief.

October 10, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Overall crime, homicide down; other violent crime rises

Although it's been a homicide-free year in Santa Clarita Valley, latest crime figures show an increase in other violent crimes over last year including rape, assault and robbery.

October 10, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


School fire causes alarm in Saugus

A fire inside an old rooftop air conditioner at James Foster Elementary School in Saugus caused some concern for teachers and students Tuesday morning, a sheriff's sergeant said.

October 10, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Nonprofit gives old dogs a new home

Everyone wants a puppy, no one wants an old dog - unless you happen to be Nancy Koch.

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


UPDATE: 4 teens injured in Saturday night crash on Newhall Ranch Road

Four teenage girls were hurt – one with serious head injuries – when the driver of a Honda Accord apparently lost control of the car late Saturday night and slammed it into a light post on Newhall Ranch Road.

June 01, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Truck fire burns quarter acre near Pyramid Lake

A Sunday morning truck fire on Interstate 5 sparked a small brush fire, just north of Pyramid Lake, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

June 01, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 4 injured in Saturday night crash on Newhall Ranch Road

Four people, at least two of them juveniles, were injured and taken to the hospital Saturday night following a traffic collision on Newhall Ranch Road, where the road becomes Golden Valley Road, near the overpass that crosses Soledad Canyon Road, emergency response officials said.

May 31, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bypass to Bouquet Canyon water impasse unlikely

There's no getting around the laws that protect endangered critters such as the unarmored threespine stickleback - even if you're one of a dozen state, county and local agencies seeking a solution to the water impasse in Bouquet Canyon.

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


SCV detectives investigating 2 reports of child predator

Local sheriff's detectives are investigating reports of a possible child predator cruising the Santa Clarita Valley in a black BMW, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station spokesman said Thursday.

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


3 arrested in Canyon Country purse snatching

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested three robbery suspects at gunpoint Wednesday who were sought in a Canyon Country purse-snatching, a spokesman said.

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


Motorcyclist injured in Saugus collision

A motorcyclist was injured and taken to the hospital shortly after 11 a.m. today following a multi-vehicle crash in Saugus, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

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


Canyon Country home ‘red-tagged,’ boarded up

A rat-infested Canyon Country "house of concern" where six people were arrested for various crimes over the past 18 months has been boarded up by order of city, county and law enforcement officials.

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


Deal offered in Guglielmelli case

A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife was offered a plea deal by prosecutors Tuesday and has until early June to consider the offer, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

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


Jail worker injured in Saugus bike-car collision

A Valencia cyclist suffered a broken leg and other injuries last weekend after colliding with a car in Saugus, emergency response officials said Tuesday.

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


Trial gets under way in Sheriff’s Department obstruction case

Prosecutors presented opening statements Tuesday in their case against six sworn Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers - including a Valencia resident - accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jail system, a U,S. Attorney's Office spokesman said.

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


New thrill splashes into SCV

Opening day of Bonzai Pipelines, the "terrifying" new water slide attraction at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor amusement park, received a resounding two shaky thumbs up, according to its inaugural riders.

May 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV pays tribute on Memorial Day

Every year, as witnessed Monday, more and more people turn out for the Memorial Day Tribute in the Santa Clarita Valley, meaning more and more people proudly stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their local veterans honored on that day.

May 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hopeful swimmers react to Castaic beach closures

Scores of Castaic Lake patrons expressed anger and frustration Sunday when they learned at the gate that there was no swimming allowed at the park.

May 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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