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UPDATED: Heavy fire guts Valencia building

Fire gutted the ground floor of the vacant Greens restaurant on McBean Parkway near Valencia Boulevard Sunday afternoon.

November 06, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Young man identified in fatal highway crash

The county coroner has identified the man who died in a single-vehicle incident Sunday morning on Highway 14 just south of Agua Dulce as Brandon Paul Silva, 20, of Valencia.

November 06, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspicious package at mall causes concern

A suspicious package found at the mall turned out to be trash but, for a while, caused some concern.

November 06, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boy injured in two-car crash

A 7-year-old Lee Vining boy was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning following a two-car collision on Interstate 5 near Highway 126.

November 06, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Father questions soldier security

The sun had risen just a few hours earlier over Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Afghanistan on March 19 when the American troops began cleaning their weapons.

November 06, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fund set up for family of good Samaritan

A memorial fund was set up Thursday for the family of a good Samaritan shot and killed Monday after he stepped up to help a robbery victim.

November 04, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man pleads not guilty of charges stemming from girlfriend’s death

SAN FERNANDO - A Canyon Country man entered a plea of not guilty Thursday to manslaughter charges in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Rosemary Flynn.

November 03, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents say it’s a complex situation

The recent police dragnet for shooting suspects inside a Canyon Country condominium complex came as no surprise to some residents, who complain that crime has become a daily fixture there.

November 03, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Headington joins race for 38th Assembly District

San Fernando Valley businessman Edward Headington announced Wednesday he is running for the Democratic nomination for the 38th Assembly District.

November 03, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Planners approve recreation center in Plum Canyon

County planners have approved the building of two swimming pools and a spa as part of a recreation area off Plum Canyon Road northwest of Heller Circle.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


$21,000 in federal funds go to fire district

County fire officials received a $21,000 boost in funding from federal agencies this week.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman killed in fiery crash identified

County officials Wednesday identified the woman killed in a single-car crash into a pole on Plum Canyon Road last weekend.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Third suspect arrested, charged with murder in Monday's shooting

Homicide detectives have arrested a 17-year-old boy and charged him with murder in connection with Monday's fatal shooting in Canyon Country, according to a statement released today.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Light standard hangs precariously in wind

High winds are suspected of ripping a light standard from its mooring today on Haskell Canyon Road, prompting deputies to divert traffic as the pole leaned precariously.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tears for a ‘best friend’

Marcelino Ortiz gripped the handles of his wheeled walker as he reflected on time spent recently with his best friend "Alex," who was shot and killed Monday while trying to help someone else.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Giddyup Santa Clarita

Amid the charcoal smell of barbecues, the twirl of parasols and the jingling of spurs, thousands attended the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday and enjoyed a sunny day of Western culture.

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


Lawsuit: ‘Fiscal integrity’ of SCV water service threatened

One of Santa Clarita Valley's four water retailers is suing the agency from which it buys a portion of its water, claiming the Castaic Lake Water Agency illegally purchased the Valencia Water Company, another water retailer.

April 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 arrested so far in ongoing billboard dispute

The ongoing Santa Clarita Valley dispute over electronic billboards between those petitioning against them and the "petition blockers" rallying in their support has netted three arrests and spurred several confrontations at local stores, a sheriff's official confirmed Friday.

April 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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