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World Music Day draws hundreds

Parents of Daniel Pearl revealed a "quirky" side of the journalist in happier days before he was killed by terrorists 11 years ago.

October 28, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two arrested in connection with robberies

SANTA CLARITA - Two men have been arrested in connection with two recent robberies and an attempted robbery, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

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


'Backyard Butcher' sentenced to three years in prison

SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country man convicted last year of animal cruelty and dubbed the "Backyard Butcher" has been found guilty of the same offense and sentenced to three years in state prison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

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


Retired CHP commissioner celebrates 101st birthday at Newhall Station

SANTA CLARITA - Retired California Highway Patrol Commissioner Harold Sullivan celebrated his 101st birthday Thursday with his pals and peers at the CHP's Newhall Station.

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


UPDATE: Woman kidnapped from SCV found safe in Sunland

The manhunt for a suspected kidnapper wanted in the abduction of a woman in the Santa Clarita Valley culminated Wednesday morning with deputies finding the victim in Sunland.

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


UPDATE: Woman injured in minivan, motorcycle collision

SANTA CLARITA - A woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday with injuries suffered in a Newhall traffic collision involving a motorcycle and minivan, fire and sheriff's officials said.

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


Local sheriff's deputy injured while responding to burglary call

A local sheriff's deputy responding to a burglary call was injured in a single-vehicle crash in front of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia.

October 22, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: House fire damages home near Friendly Valley

SANTA CLARITA - A woman was taken to the hospital from a house fire near Friendly Valley on Tuesday morning, officials said.

October 22, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group claims insufficient environmental studies in chloride plan

SANTA CLARITA - The lawyer for a local group wanting affordable clean water has accused sanitation officials of shortchanging the public on recommending ways to reduce chloride contamination in the Santa Clara River.

October 22, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Public weighs in on chloride-reduction plan

Local sanitation officials unveiled their plan Monday for reducing chloride ending up in the Santa Clara River, explaining its effectiveness to a skeptical and suspicious audience.

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


'It's a waiting game'

SANTA CLARITA - Coroner's investigators are waiting for a DNA sample to arrive from Guatemala before they can confirm the identity of a woman whose body was found dumped at the side of San Francisquito Canyon Road six months ago, a coroner's spokesman said.

October 21, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia couple arrested second time on drug charges

A man and a woman arrested in a Valencia drug raid three months ago have been arrested again at the same house and on the same charges, according to records released Monday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

October 21, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reckless driver nabbed in Canyon Country

SANTA CLARITA - Local sheriff's detectives are actively working on a criminal investigation following the brief pursuit through Canyon Country this morning of a reckless driver, a sheriff's spokesman said.

October 21, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Biker injured in solo I-5 crash

A motorcycle rider injured in a traffic collision Sunday morning prompted California Highway Patrol officers to issue and staff advisory regarding thousands of Love Ride bikers travelling through the Santa Clarita Valley.

October 21, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wine Affair draws hundreds in Valencia

Hundreds of wine-lovers raised a glass in support of local businesses and in honor of women's health issues Sunday when they took part in the 6th annual Wine Affair hosted by Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley.

October 21, 2013 | 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


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