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Carmageddon returns to Los Angeles

"Carmageddon II" - the sequel - is coming to one of the nation's most crowded freeways, and authorities are hoping its subtitle won't be "The Traffic Strikes Back."

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Zink takes on incumbent

Editor's note: One of a series on candidates in this November's election.

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gorman brush fire under control

Firefighters battling a brush fire near Gorman since Saturday had it under control by noon Sunday, an official with the Angeles National Forest reports.

September 23, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young drowning victim identified

A 3-year-old girl who drowned in a Canyon Country pool Friday night has been identified as a resident of Valencia, a coroner's official said.

September 23, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: McKeon introduces Cemex bill

A congressional bill introduced Friday by Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, calls on the federal government to study what's necessary for a land swap that would block a giant sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country.

September 21, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Stevenson Ranch hotel robbed; suspect escapes

A Stevenson Ranch hotel was held up at gunpoint Friday morning, but the robber escaped, officials said.

September 21, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man arrested for alleged threats against children is released on bail

The 21-year-old Valencia man who was arrested on suspicion of threatening to murder children earlier this week was released on bail Thursday.

September 20, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury selection begins in drunken driving-murder trial

Jury selection began Thursday in the case of an Agua Dulce man accused of being intoxicated and killing his neighbor with his car.

September 20, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Weapons charges filed against son, father in child threat case

A 21-year-old Valencia High School graduate was charged Wednesday with felony possession of an illegal weapon after his arrest for sending "suspicious emails to an ESPN website."

September 19, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water certificate issued for Newhall Ranch

After more than a decade of addressing water and environmental concerns, officials at Newhall Land Development Inc. announced Tuesday they have received a green light from the regional water board to proceed with Newhall Ranch.

September 18, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local Republican joins campaign

Staunch local Republican Bob Haueter is chomping at the bit for a chance to help turn the Democratic tide in California this coming election.

September 17, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tip from parent results in business busted for selling ‘spice’

A parent moved by a public forum about heroin in the Santa Clarita Valley sparked an undercover drug operation with a tip that led to at least one arrest and a seizure of illegal drugs, a Sheriff's Department official said Thursday.

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


Shotgun-toting couple rob Home Depot of $1,000 in hardware

A man and a woman armed with a shotgun held up a Valencia home improvement store Wednesday and made off with about $1,000 in stolen hardware, local sheriff's officials said.

September 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 dead, 9 injured in Interstate 5 pileup

GORMAN - A sport utility vehicle that may have been carrying a family back from the Labor Day holiday weekend crashed Tuesday on the Interstate 5 Grapevine north of Castaic, causing a chain-reaction pileup that killed a woman and a young girl and injured nine others.

September 04, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Cyclist injured in hit-and-run collision

A driver hit a woman riding a bicycle on a Valencia street Tuesday, then fled the scene, leaving her injured on the road, sheriff's deputies said.

September 04, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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‘Bombshell Bandit’ suspected in third bank robbery

The "Bombshell Bandit" wanted for robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month is now suspected in a third bank robbery, this time in San Diego, FBI officials said.

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


Bombshell Bandit now suspect in Ariz. robbery

The "Bombshell Bandit" wanted for robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month is now suspected in an Arizona bank robbery, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A weekend of RC racing

The 17th annual Hot Rod Hobbies and Raceways Offroad Shootout has become not only a tradition for remote car competitors in the Santa Clarita Valley but for enthusiasts across the country, according to some faithful returnees.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two injured in single-car crash

Two people were hurt in a single-vehicle crash near the Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet Canyon Road Sunday, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ninja roller coaster reopened at Six Flags

The Ninja roller coaster that partially derailed two weeks ago reopened at Six Flags Magic Mountain Saturday after state regulators finalized their inspection of the popular ride, said park and state officials.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gorman Residents on tractors help firefirefighters put out brush fire

Using farm tractors, Gorman residents helped firefighters extinguish a quarter-acre grass fire Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

July 20, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tracking the ‘Bombshell Bandit’

She walks into a bank wearing sunglasses, sometimes a head scarf, and at least once in flip-flops. She leaves with cash - investigators and banks won't say how much - and promptly disappears.

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


Bouquet Canyon residents appeal to state

Months after their wells ran dry due to a bureaucratic impasse, Bouquet Canyon residents have banded together to appeal to the state - while agencies involved point fingers at each other, several sides say.

July 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 arrested for burglary in SCV

Two men and a woman, all from out of town, were arrested by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies on suspicion of burglary , according to documents released Thursday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

July 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Investigation under way in alleged SCV teen nude photos

Some Santa Clarita Valley teens were identified in nude photographs posted on a Twitter account this week, according to detectives assigned to the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

July 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water restrictions: Who’s going to enforce them?

While California's top water agency determined Tuesday that water-wasters are going to face stiff fines, the enforcement of those new regulations falls to local agencies, officials said Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Not guilty plea entered for former deputy charged with firing gun after prank

A not-guilty plea was entered Wednesday for a retired sheriff's deputy charged with firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parts stolen from 2 vehicles left at SCV commuter parking lots

In two separate incidents at commuter parking lots on opposite ends of the Santa Clarita Valley, a car and a truck were stripped of parts after owners left them on the lots.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested in burglary, burglary attempt in Fair Oaks Ranch

A 22-year-old Canyon Country man out on bail after being charged with burglary and assault with a deadly weapon last month was arrested Tuesday for burglary and attempted burglary, a sheriff's official said.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Captain to business: Beware cyber crime

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson told local business leaders Tuesday he wants to have one of his investigators give them a training session on cyber crime.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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