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Forest Service to allow aerial firefighting at night

The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday it will permit agency helicopters to attack wildfires at night in Southern California, a significant policy shift that follows complaints about its response to the deadly 2009 Station Fire.

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


Knife brandishing on train leads to arrest in SCV

A man is behind bars this morning at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station after allegedly pulling a knife on a commuter aboard a Metrolink train, a sergeant said.

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


Fiancee memorialized by bench, plaque

In the shade of Agua Dulce's rustic landmark water tower near the town's long-standing hardware store is a monument of a different sort - a bench dedicated to the memory of Lori Lindlief on the anniversary of her death.

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


Nitrate water study in SCV

A controversial plan to use bacteria to remove harmful nitrates from groundwater in Acton was approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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


5 injured in crash on Interstate 5

Five people were taken to hospitals, two with critical injuries, when their SUV hit a guardrail near Gorman Tuesday and flipped on Interstate 5, a California Highway patrol spokesman said.

August 14, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cemex, city hopeful on bill

A bill drafted by Sen. Barbara Boxer and promising to solve the impasse between Cemex and the city of Santa Clarita could be heard by a Senate committee in Washington next month, proponents of the bill said Monday.

August 14, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Motorcyclist traumatically injured in Interstate 5 crash

A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon following a crash on Interstate 5 near Gorman.

August 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rent money stolen from apartment complexes

Thieves stole rent money from three Santa Clarita Valley residents in separate incidents last week, local sheriff's deputies report.

August 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia mother’s campaign on reality TV show continues

A Valencia mother of three is headed for her final contest as a reality TV star this week and a prize of $250,000.

August 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Off-road crash leaves 1 hurt

An off-road enthusiast was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital Sunday after his quad went of the side off an embankment in Hungry Valley, a fire official said.

August 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Trio pleads innocent in Halloween shooting

SAN FERNANDO - Three young men ordered to stand trial for the Halloween shooting of a Canyon Country man entered pleas of not guilty Thursday in San Fernando Superior Court.

August 09, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman survives plunge 75 feet off road into ravine

A woman plunged 75 feet into a ravine near the Bouquet Reservoir early Wednesday but suffered no significant injuries, fire officials said.

August 08, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man who hanged himself in Newhall is identified

After 10 days of searching, investigators with the county coroner's office have located the family of a man who hanged himself atop an utility pole in Newhall.

August 08, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Two charged in January fatal crash

Two men identified as street racers were charged Wednesday with murder in connection with a fatal crash seven months ago that claimed the life of their friend, a 19-year-old Canyon Country man, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

August 08, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 1 arrested in alleged Canyon Country knife threat

A 16-year-old boy was in custody Tuesday facing a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon after a 14-year-old girl was allegedly threatened at knife point in Canyon Country, a local sheriff's official said.

August 07, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Authorities ID man found in Newhall fire

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department have identified the man whose body was found inside a burning Newhall apartment last month as 61-year-old Clyde Wayne Henderson, a spokeswoman said.

May 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man collapses on bike path

A man who collapsed of an apparent heart attack on a bike path near Camp Plenty Sunday is alive after paramedics applied cardio-pulmonary rescue techniques to revive him, emergency response officials said.

May 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia baseball situation has raised fundraising questions

When it was announced on March 21 that Valencia High School teacher and head baseball coach Jared Snyder was taking a leave of absence, it left many parents with questions about the money raised by the team's booster club.

May 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Hot just like we thought

Temperatures rose to more than 100 scorching degrees in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday as forecasters called for a slow cool-down beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend.

May 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Contaminated groundwater meeting called 'premature'

Local environmentalists attending a public meeting Thursday on the proposed cleanup of contaminated groundwater on Whittaker-Bermite called the meeting "premature," citing the exclusion of state mandated environmental documents.

May 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two wheeling to work on Bike to Work Day

Bike To Work Day is pretty straight forward. I get it.

May 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 nabbed in probation/parole sweep

Local sheriff's deputies conducting an early morning probation/parole sweep Thursday arrested two men at two of four locations, a deputy involved in the sweep said.

May 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV firefighters prep for worst day yet

Los Angeles County fire officials upped firefighter staffing countywide and extended a fire danger warning into Thursday, preparing for the crescendo of the current Southern California heat wave.

May 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


20-year-old vandal serves 1 month, gets 3 years probation

A 20-year-old man found guilty in December of spray-painting sexually explicit graffiti on at least three vehicles and a Valencia home was placed on three years probation Wednesday after serving 28 days in jail, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

May 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Canyon Country man arrested in gun club theft

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies acting on a tip have arrested the man they believe is the gun club burglar, recovering all the loot stolen from a Newhall gun club - except a bottle of water, a sheriff's deputy said Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita’s Bike to Work Day is Thursday

It's time to leave your car at home, dust off that bike in the garage and peddle to work because Thursday is the 11th annual Bike to Work Day.

May 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man gets 10 days in jail for failure to appear

A Santa Clarita Valley man convicted two years ago of pointing a laser at an aircraft has been sentenced to 10 days in county jail for failing to appear in court to update the judge on his community service.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Whittaker-Bermite groundwater cleanup plan set for public comment

State officials prepped to unveil their seven-year plan to clean up contaminated groundwater on the Whittaker-Bermite site have extended the public comment period from 30 to 49 days in anticipation of an enthusiastic response from the community.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Father pleads not guilty in son’s stabbing

A 56-year-old man ordered to stand trial for the stabbing of his son has pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus stuntman planning record-breaking firewalk

Three years ago, Saugus stuntman Jayson Dumenigo set the world record for being on fire for the longest period of time - and surviving.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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