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Details of vicious Newhall robbery emerge

More details have emerged about the vicious attack of a man robbed of his wallet in Newhall the day after Christmas, documents maintained at the local sheriff's station show.

January 06, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


High school artists showcase their work

Patrons of a Castaic coffee shop enjoyed a tastier experience Sunday afternoon when West Ranch High School art students unveiled what they've been working on at a show dubbed simply, the 2014 Art Exhibition.

January 06, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


NEWHALL: Firefighters called to shed fire

A shed fire in Newhall Saturday night kept firefighters busy for more than three hours, a fire official said.

January 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sewage rate hikes loom as chloride-removal plan moves ahead

After more than a decade wrangling with state water regulators and downstream farmers over the levels of chloride in the Santa Clara River, Santa Clarita Valley residents will be footing the bill to inject the salty substance under ground.

January 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash

A woman who allegedly slammed into four parked cars in a Stevenson Ranch parking lot Sunday was arrested on suspicious of drunk driving, an officer with the California Highway Patrol said.

January 02, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


8 SCV students march in 2014 Rose Parade

For West Ranch High School junior Emma Lee and seven other local high school students picked to participate in this year's Rose Bowl Parade, the event was something they will always remember.

January 01, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Polar plungers splash into new year

The new year entered with a big splash Wednesday when more than 110 hearty "polar plunge" enthusiasts braved chilly water at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.

January 01, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fraternal twins first to be born locally in 2014

It has to be a good sign when the first baby of the new year is a twin.

January 01, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Private investigator reports Laspisa sightings

A local private investigator says she has received at least a couple of reported Bryce Laspisa sightings every week since the 19-year-old went missing in August.

December 31, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New year may bring new ideas for inmate sentencing

After more than a decade of trying to help reduce overcrowding in California prisons, local prosecutors are setting their sights in 2014 on finding more alternatives to incarceration, The Signal has found.

December 31, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


8 Hart district band members to march in Rose Parade

SANTA CLARITA - More than half a dozen local high school marching band musicians will be proudly marching in the 2014 Rose Parade on Wednesday, having been chosen for the Tournament of Roses Honor Band

December 30, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country house fire causes $20,000 damage

SANTA CLARITA - A garage fire at a Canyon Country home Monday caused an estimated $20,000 damage, fire and law enforcement officials said.

December 30, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Homeless shelter worker attacked by transient woman

A 33-year-old woman faces battery charges after allegedly assaulting a worker at the Santa Clarita Valley homeless shelter, local Sheriff's Station documents show.

December 30, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Partygoers threatened by gunman

A Christmas Eve party in a Canyon Country neighborhood ended with a barricaded suspect surrendering to police Christmas Day, according to a report filed at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Sunday.

December 30, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Workers battle giant reed

A small army of workers has launched its battle against one of the Santa Clarita Valley's toughest adversaries.

December 29, 2013 | 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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