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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


UPDATE: Pavley, Zink face off in Valley debate

VAN NUYS - Candidates vying for a seat in the state's 27th Senate District squared off against each other today for the first time this election.

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


UPDATE: Man found in Canyon Country died of natural causes

A man found dead in a car in Canyon Country on Sunday afternoon is believed to have been the boyfriend of a woman living in the area, officials said Monday.

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kounterfeit Change band member hurt in motorcycle incident

A motorcyclist and member of a reggae/rock band was treated at the scene of a near-collision today, and sheriff's deputies were searching for the SUV whose driver cut him off on a Valencia street.

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Burglars break Valencia windows

Local detectives are still trying to find burglars suspected in at least three in recent incidents in which glass windows were smashed with rocks, and money and consumable items were taken.

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carmageddon returns to Los Angeles

"Carmageddon II" - the sequel - is coming to one of the nation's most crowded freeways, and authorities are hoping its subtitle won't be "The Traffic Strikes Back."

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Zink takes on incumbent

Editor's note: One of a series on candidates in this November's election.

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gorman brush fire under control

Firefighters battling a brush fire near Gorman since Saturday had it under control by noon Sunday, an official with the Angeles National Forest reports.

September 23, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young drowning victim identified

A 3-year-old girl who drowned in a Canyon Country pool Friday night has been identified as a resident of Valencia, a coroner's official said.

September 23, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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One sentenced following arrest during Santa Clarita billboard signature-gathering process

Of the eight people arrested during 10 days of signature-gathering at local stores only one has been prosecuted, found guilty and sentenced to three days in jail, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

May 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Manner of death ‘undetermined’ in case of Castaic boy found in washing machine

Investigators with the county coroner's office have closed their case on 8-year-old Cole Hartman - the Santa Clarita Valley youngster found face-down and submerged in a water-filled washing machine last summer - without declaring the autistic boy's death an accident, suicide or homicide.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Suspect escapes deputies by bolting across I-5

A man arrested on Interstate 5 Wednesday on suspicion of transporting drugs kicked out the rear window of the cruiser he was placed in and ran across the entire freeway to escape sheriff's deputies, officials said.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man who struggled with arresting officers gets 38 months in prison

An Azusa man initially charged with seven offenses has been sentenced to 38 months in state prison after pleading no contest to just two of the charges - evading an officer and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Water Company: Down to the gallon

For water company customers who respond "How much is that?" when told to reduce consumption by 20 percent, Valencia Water Company says it has the exact answer.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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