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Valencia High basketball player said to be doing well after collapse

SANTA CLARITA - Chibuzo Ikonte, a sophomore at Valencia High School and a promising member of its varsity basketball team, is doing well today after collapsing in the school's gymnasium Wednesday, prompting emergency heart defibrillation, school officials said.

September 26, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Valencia High School student collapses in gym, prompting emergency response

SANTA CLARITA - A student at Valencia High School was treated by paramedics for cardiac arrest after apparently collapsing in the school gymnasium Wednesday afternoon, according to fire and law enforcement officials.

September 25, 2013 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Wall’s arrival caps year-long efforts of Korean War veteran

Of all the chores and challenges Chuck Morris has encountered bringing the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to the Santa Clarita Valley, the most difficult task may be reining in emotions.

September 25, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged wrong-way driver fails to appear in court

SANTA CLARITA - A Burbank man charged with two counts of murder in the wrong-way crash that killed two people last June failed to appear in court as ordered Wednesday, according to the prosecutor handling the case.

September 25, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council OKs $95,000 holiday decorating contract

The Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday approved a $95,000 plan to illuminate close to 100 trees and erect a 23-foot-tall Christmas tree at the Newhall Library.

September 25, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


ID theft ring gets prison sentences

SANTA CLARITA - Five people charged with identity theft after their arrests last March at a Stevenson Ranch hotel were handed sentences ranging from probation to prison time after entering pleas of no contest, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.

September 24, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Three charged with bank robbery appear in court

Three men identified by prosecutors as Rollin 40s Crips gang members scheduled for trial on bank robbery charges appeared in San Fernando Superior Court Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing, a court clerk said.

September 24, 2013 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man charged with attempted murder in Newhall stabbing

SANTA CLARITA - One of two men sought in last week's stabbing of a Newhall man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and the other is expected to be arrested soon, a sheriff's detective said Monday.

September 23, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Online romancer pleads to burglary charge

A Saugus man arrested for stealing from woman after romancing them online pleaded no contest to a reduced charge Monday and was sentenced to two years in state prison.

September 23, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


LAPD officer faces charge of domestic assault

SANTA CLARITA - A Los Angeles Police Department officer who lives in Stevenson Ranch has been charged with assaulting a member of his family, arrest and booking documents show.

September 23, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Teen hit by car in front of Hart High School

A Hart High School freshman was taken to the hospital this morning after she was struck by a car in front of Hart High School, but her injuries are not serious, a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District said.

September 23, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Search for teen to widen

Searchers looking for a 19-year-old Orange County man now missing for more than three weeks plan to search the San Fernando Valley Monday, a search coordinator said.

September 23, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands attend weekend-long church fundrasier

Thousands of people flocked to the 69th Annual Barbecue at Our Lady of Perpetual Help this past weekend sampling tasty food, colorful dance and fast rides.

September 22, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic man accused of spearing family pets arrested after failing to appear in court

A Castaic man accused of spearing his pet dog and cat is back in jail after he failed to appear in court as promised, court officials said.

September 19, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Hiker rescued after four days near Placerita Canyon

A "scratched" hiker lost in the woods of the Angeles National Forest since Sunday is recovering in the hospital thanks to the heroic efforts of three hikers including a husband and wife who heard his cries for help, said the man's rescuer.

September 19, 2013 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Vandals hit Castaic Middle School

Acts of vandalism and a fire believed to be deliberately set at Castaic Middle School over the weekend are currently being investigated by local sheriff's detectives, school and sheriff officials said.

January 27, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoint nets one arrest

A sobriety checkpoint set up in Canyon Country by the California Highway Patrol Friday night resulted in one arrest and four misdemeanor citations, a CHP spokesman said.

January 27, 2014 | by Jim Holt Senior Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies seeking suspect in assault

Local sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who allegedly punched a woman, pulled her by the hair, "stomped" on her and threw her dog, according to a report filed by the deputy who responded to the attack.

January 27, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carving out a winner

They roared with excitement at the race track Sunday as scores of young drivers competed for trophies.

January 27, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley safe drop-off drug box fills up

At first, it seemed someone may have confused the converted mailbox in front of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station with the Valencia Library book drop-off bin around the corner.

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


A non-vicious cycle

Diehard cyclist Mike Rose bicycled across America to see his cousin in the Santa Clarita Valley - and now that the visit's almost over he's going back home, cycling across America again.

January 24, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Search continues for missing Castaic girl

The mother of a 2-year-old girl missing more than two months in an apparent abduction by the girl's father said she's worried new information about the case might prompt him to hurt her.

January 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids face real dangers with ‘sexting’

Children texting, "sexting" and otherwise communicating via handheld device should be encouraged to talk, listen and engage in face-to-face, real-time dialogue with their parents, a local psychotherapist said Wednesday.

January 23, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water officials bring Bay Delta Plan message to SCV

A lunchroom full of Santa Clarita Valley movers and shakers heard why their fragile water-delivery system across the San Joaquin Delta is in need of urgent repair and that the best way to fix it is with the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

January 21, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia students get valuable CPR training

Sports Medicine students at Valencia High School learned the true value of their life-saving course first-hand early this school year when they grabbed a defibrillator and saved the life of a fellow student.

January 21, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mini-mussel menace assessed

SANTA CLARITA - Park officials aided by a university dive team have been assessing Lake Piru to determine the spread of the destructive quagga mussel, a tiny mollusk that some fear could endanger part of the Santa Clara River.

January 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


String of robberies not linked, sheriff's detective says

A string of recent strong-arm robberies in the Santa Clarita Valley – cases in which valuables are taken from victims by force – are not believed to be related, according to the sergeant in charge of the Sheriff's Station robbery task force.

January 20, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers give big help to Agua Dulce therapy ranch

More than 250 volunteers put Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of civic responsibility into action Sunday when they spruced up Carousel Ranch, ultimately helping the kids treated there.

January 20, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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