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Driver injured when big rig overturns near Gorman

A man was hospitalized today with a broken leg after his big rig gravel truck flipped on a surface street near Gorman, local fire officials confirmed.

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


Friends honor deceased man

A man whose body was found in a car in Canyon Country last week is being remembered by scores of high school friends he knew 10 years ago.

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


UPDATE: 2 held in string of burglaries

Two Valencia brothers were arrested Monday for a commercial burglary in Canyon Country and were being investigated for other recent burglaries in the Santa Clarita Valley.

October 01, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Car crashes into a pole near Magic Mountain

A motorist drove into a utility pole near Six Flags Magic Mountain shortly before noon today, California Highway Patrol officers reported.

October 01, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime Watch

Sept. 24

October 01, 2012 | Compiled by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Crime Reports


County low on fish that eats pests

County officials who rely on a minnow-sized fish to help them fight the spread of deadly West Nile virus are hampered these days because the fish are in short supply, one official said.

October 01, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: Motorist arrested at gunpoint in Canyon Country

CORRECTS TYPE OF WEAPON AND WHY NAME OF SUSPECT IS NOT GIVEN

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Van flips on Interstate 5

There were some tense moments on Interstate 5 near Gorman Sunday when an older model van flipped over, county fire officials reported.

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man injured after falling off Hurricane Harbor waterslide

A man was rushed to the hospital with undisclosed injuries Sunday after he reportedly "muscled his way" onto on a speed slide at Hurricane Harbor and went down the slide the wrong way, a spokeswoman for Six Flags Magic Mountain said.

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Box City packs up in Bridgeport

More than 400 Box City dwellers collapsed their make-shift cardboard homes and rolled up their sleeping bags Sunday as the third annual homelessness awareness campaign wrapped up in Bridgeport Park.

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 arrested in Northern California for Stevenson Ranch robbery

Two adults and three youths were in custody in the Northern California town of Placer on Thursday, charged in connection with a string of robberies throughout the state including an armed robbery in Stevenson Ranch this month, a sheriff's sergeant said.

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


158 probationers re-arrested in DISARM sweeps

At least 158 people on probation have been arrested, 62 firearms seized and more than $1.56 million in illegal drugs and drug money confiscated following a countywide dragnet of people on probation, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced Thursday.

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


UPDATE: West Nile warning issued for Central Park

As news of a second county death caused by West Nile virus emerged today, local sports team organizers have been alerted to the discovery of the virus in Santa Clarita's Central Park, city and county officials said.

September 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Opening arguments begin in drunken-driving murder case

LANCASTER - Opening arguments were heard Wednesday in the murder trial of an Agua Dulce resident accused of running down his neighbor while driving his car intoxicated.

September 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Body found in Canyon Country is ID'd

A man found dead in a car in Canyon Country on Sunday has been identified as 28-year-old Daniel Glass. His home town was unknown.

September 25, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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No gun found following report of possible weapon spotted near Sierra Vista

Reports of a student in possession of a gun near Sierra Vista Junior High School Tuesday prompted swift response by local sheriff's deputies, but no weapon was found, school and law enforcement sources said.

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


Crash in Valencia today snarls traffic

Lunchtime traffic was tied up on Creekside Road at Valencia Boulevard today following a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

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


Body in charred Newhall apartment remains unidentified

A week after finding the body of a man inside a burning Newhall apartment, investigators with the county Coroner's Department have still to identify the victim, a department spokesman said Monday.

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


UPDATE: Santa Clarita: Billboard petitions have sufficient signatures

After estimating the number of signatures on 15 of 28 boxes of billboard petitions turned in at City Hall today, Santa Clarita city officials declared a minimim number of signatures had been collected to send the issue up to the next level: verification of those signatures by Los Angeles County officials.

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


Taste of the Town returns to Valencia

Santa Clarita is 'sweet' according to thousands who attended the 26th annual Taste of the Town event in Valencia Sunday.

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


Wings for Life World Run draws hundreds to Santa Clarita

In the dead of the night, more than 1,100 runners gathered at Westfield Valencia Town Center to compete in an event embraced simultaneously by runners in 35 cities around the world, all to raise money for research into spinal cord injury.

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


Crash victim gets some helping hands

One man was injured and taken to the hospital Thursday after his truck left the southbound lanes of Highway 14 and crashed on an embankment, prompting about a dozen concerned witnesses to stop and hold his truck stationary, according to the emergency response officials.

May 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group of alleged petition 'blockers' arrested

Local sheriff's deputies have arrested three more alleged petition "blockers" as the deadline approaches for petitioners seeking to overturn a city ordinance allowing electronic billboards, sheriff's documents show.

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


Thirsty bullet thief sought

A thief who apparently became thirsty after he kicked down the door of a local gun club and stole more than 3,000 bullets may be undone by fingerprints lifted off a refrigerator door, according to documents at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

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


High winds topple trees in SCV

Severe winds knocked down at least a dozen trees and tree limbs across the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday, sending some crashing onto roads and created traffic hazards, city and fire officials said.

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


Body found in Newhall apartment fire

The discovery of a body inside a burning Newhall apartment is under investigation by homicide detectives and arson investigators, county fire and coroner officials said Tuesday.

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


UPDATE: SCV Sheriff's Station weekend saturation patrol nets 10 arrests

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested 10 people during a weekend "saturation patrol" aimed at getting under-the-influence drivers off the road, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.

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


Car found abandoned in ravine

California Highway Patrol officers are looking into the circumstances surrounding a black Corvette found abandoned at the bottom of a ravine along Bouquet Creek over the weekend, according to the CHP.

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


Twin sisters recount the Holocaust

Twin sisters Rita Kahane and Serena Rubin told a small congregation at Beth Shalom Sunday how lucky they were to have survived several life-threatening moments during the Holocaust, most notably perhaps being the day Nazi doctor Josef Mengele came looking for twins.

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


Another arrest in billboard showdown

A continuing battle over the Santa Clarita City Council's decision to approve electronic billboards along local freeways resulted in another arrest this weekend and a face-to-face showdown between billboard supporters and opponents on the dusty Western streets at the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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