A local sheriff's deputy ran after a suspect along Soledad Canyon Road and through a car wash this morning but eventually got his man, who turned out to be a 12-year-old boy. Deputies lost sight of the suspect when he ducked into the car wash, "but we did the detail on him," Lt. Joe Efflandt quipped. The foot chase began near Soledad and Vilna Avenue about 7 a.m. and ended up near Sierra Highway about ...
State officials have barred a registered sex offender from the area around a victim's home and six other Santa Clarita Valley locations, including several houses of worship.
Native traditions celebrated at the 18th annual Hart of the West Pow Wow and Native American Craft Fair have become a local tradition, Santa Clarita Valley residents said Saturday during the first of the event's two days.
A long-festering feud between two neighbors in Canyon Country culminated Saturday in the shooting death of one and the felony arrest of the other.
A knife-wielding robber who reportedly slashed his victim's body and left him for dead on a Newhall street earlier this week was still on the loose Friday and being sought local detectives. About 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, a man was reported to have been waiting for his girlfriend outside her residence on Costa Brava when he was approached by another man, according to the report logged by deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. The ...
The head of a local Republican group says he fears Democrats may capitalize on a split Republican vote come November 2012. "I think it is a fear among Republicans," said David Gauny, president of the Santa Clarita Valley Republican Assembly. "I don't like that we have six or seven Republican groups," he said. "From my perspective, we need to get away from insider politics because otherwise it's going to destroy the party." Since the ...
An extra 10,000 "eBooks" are being added to the county library "eCollection," library officials say. Officials with the county of Los Angeles Public Library announced today they will add an additional 10,000 eBooks to the library's digital collections. The eBooks will be available free of charge for county library card holders at colapublib.org/eBooks. The county news comes on the heels of Thursday's announcement by Amazon.com that Kindle and Kindle computer applications customers can borrow Kindle ...
While two Republican candidates have already announced they will seek the local Assembly seat in the 2012 election, the two Republican senators who represent the Santa Clarita Valley are more quietly going about campaigns for re-election.
Paul Strickland, who on Tuesday announced his candidacy for Assembly in the November 2012 election, has taken a leave of absence without pay from his position as aide to Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, it was announced today. "Paul is going to take a leave of absence to focus on his campaign," Smyth told The Signal this morning. The news comes a day after Strickland formally announced he is running in the next election for the California ...
County supervisors unanimously rejected a proposal for the state to release to the Probation Department mentally ill probationers without providing mental health records in advance. "With less than two weeks before the inmates arrive, the county is bracing for a catastrophic fiscal hit and a spike in crime," Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said as the board voted Tuesday. "The state's funding methodology is a veiled attempt to balance its own budget on the backs of ...
County supervisors on Tuesday approved the first phase of a regional sports complex in Castaic. Tuesday's decision means a $9.6 million contract with Perera Construction & Design Inc. goes into effect to build the first phase of a state-of the-art aquatic center at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex. Perera designed and built the Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar and the Town Center Community Park Aquatic Center & YMCA in Santee, near San Diego, which ...
Paul B. Strickland formally announced Tuesday he is running in November 2012 for the California 38th District Assembly seat, a position currently held by his boss, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth.
Nearly a year after the Chiquita Canyon Landfill near Val Verde began turning methane into clean, renewable energy, the site is becoming a local green industry model.
Ricky Marenghi and D.J. Lynch went looking for a job at the 27th annual SCV Community Expo on Saturday - and they weren't the only ones.
From fifes, drums and curly white wigs to aged and personally signed copies of the Constitution of the United States, Saturday was a step back in time for the residents of the Santa Clarita Valley.
As a trauma surgeon at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Ethiopia-born Dr. Gudata Hinika saves lives daily.
When it comes to playing in the mud, leave to a kid to get it done right.
The mother of a teenage boy missing for more than a week remains heartbroken as she awaits the outcome of an autopsy performed on the body of a man found burning Wednesday, she said.
A brush fire sandwiched between the southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 5 burned about five acres before it was extinguished Sunday, a Los Angeles County Fire Department official said.
A Santa Clarita man was arrested this week on suspicion he concealed the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl struggling with drug abuse, a local sheriff's deputy said Thursday.
SANTA CLARITA - The body of a man found burning near Castaic Lake on Wednesday remained unidentified Thursday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said.
SANTA CLARITA - A Newhall man who was ordered to stand trial for murder in the stabbing death of another Newhall man in 2012 pleaded not guilty to the felony charge this week, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country man has pleaded not guilty to charges of animal slaughter and cruelty a little over a year after he was sentenced on similar charges and dubbed the "Backyard Butcher."
SANTA CLARITA - A multi-vehicle crash on the southbound interchange between Highway 14 and Interstate 5 this morning prompted swift response from emergency crews.