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Woman survives plunge 75 feet off road into ravine

A woman plunged 75 feet into a ravine near the Bouquet Reservoir early Wednesday but suffered no significant injuries, fire officials said.

August 08, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man who hanged himself in Newhall is identified

After 10 days of searching, investigators with the county coroner's office have located the family of a man who hanged himself atop an utility pole in Newhall.

August 08, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Two charged in January fatal crash

Two men identified as street racers were charged Wednesday with murder in connection with a fatal crash seven months ago that claimed the life of their friend, a 19-year-old Canyon Country man, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

August 08, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 1 arrested in alleged Canyon Country knife threat

A 16-year-old boy was in custody Tuesday facing a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon after a 14-year-old girl was allegedly threatened at knife point in Canyon Country, a local sheriff's official said.

August 07, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: LAPD motorcycle officer was victim of hit-and-run

Veteran traffic Officer Anderson Adren Boyce of the Los Angeles Police Department says he owes his life to police training and protective police gear.

August 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Piru fire is fully contained

Firefighters have fully extinguished a brush fire north of Lake Piru that consumed an estimated 125 acres, an official with Los Padres National Forest Service said Monday.

August 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local stations fight Piru fire

More than 200 firefighters struggled to contain a brush fire that consumed at least 125 acres north of Lake Piru on the Ventura County line, fire officials said.

August 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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August 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officer injured in crash

A Los Angeles Police Department officer suffered "moderate injuries" Sunday afternoon in a traffic collision, a CHP officer said.

August 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sex offender released on parole again

A registered sex offender living in Canyon Country is back on the street today, less than six weeks after his arrest for violating his parole.

August 03, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man beaten on way to Metrolink station

Two men were arrested Thursday morning after a commuter was attacked on his way to the Metrolink in Canyon Country, a local sheriff's sergeant said.

August 02, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil held 2 years after death

The vigil held in Rosemary Flynn's honor Tuesday night at Canyon Country Park was a celebration of her life, an organizer said, although it was held on the second anniversary of her death.

August 01, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Firefighters knock down house fire

A family was displaced Tuesday after fire gutted their Canyon Country home.

July 31, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial set in drunken driving/murder case

A trial date has been set for an Agua Dulce man accused of being intoxicated and killing his neighbor with his car.

July 31, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former COC trustee pleads guilty to soliciting a minor for sex over the Internet

A former College of the Canyons trustee has entered a plea of guilty on a charge that he solicited a minor for sex over the Internet, a court official said Tuesday.

July 31, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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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