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Thief steals demo iPhone from Stevenson Ranch store

Local sheriff's deputies are looking for a thief described as having neck tattoos, ear gauges and a split tongue for stealing a demonstration cellphone, after having sliced the cable that anchored it to the counter of a phone service business Sunday morning, a spokesman said.

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


Suspected drunk driver found hiding in brush

A motorist suspected of drunk driving, clocked at triple-digit speeds, hit a car then flipped his truck on Interstate 5 near Gorman Sunday morning, stripping as he ran from the crash, then hiding in the brush, a California Highway Patrol officer confirmed.

October 21, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chuck Osborne cause of death awaits test results

Investigators looking into the death of local football star Chuck Osborne said they won't know how or why he died until all test results come back, a spokeswoman for the San Diego Medical Examiner's office said Thursday.

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


Agua Dulce man ordered back to court on murder charge

An Agua Dulce man convicted Monday of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of his neighbor returned to court Thursday to hear arrangements for his re-trial on the charge of murder, court officials said.

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


Crash today on ‘dangerous’ stretch of Highway 14

A two-vehicle collision occurred Thursday morning on Highway 14 near Escondido Canyon Road, a California Highway Patrol officer confirmed.

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


Ponzi scheme operator pleads guilty

The former owner of a local investment company raided four years ago has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges that she ran a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme out of companies based in the Santa Clarita Valley, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

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


Local football star dies

Chuck Osborne, a defensive superstar for Canyon High School from 1989 to 1991 who went on to play football in the NFL, was found dead on his bed in his La Jolla condo, his father said Wednesday.

October 18, 2012 | By Jim Holt and Cary Osborne Signal Senior Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local officials to get help with probationers

Santa Clarita Valley civic leaders wrestling with realignment and probation issues got some assistance this week following a decision by county supervisors.

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


San Francisquito brush fire prompts response

A brushfire off of San Francisquito Canyon Road prompted swift reaction from county firefighters Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

October 17, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Signal writer in solo crash

Signal sports writer Jon Stein was injured today when his Lexus went airborne in a freak noontime traffic crash on Creekside Road.

October 17, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Yee pleads not guilty

A 21-year-old Valencia man arrested last month on suspicion of threatening to murder children was slapped with restraining orders Tuesday ordering him to stay away from schools, court papers show.

October 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigators search for family in Newhall deaths

Investigators with the county coroner's officer were trying Tuesday to reach the families of both a man and a woman found dead inside a Newhall home this week.

October 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Jurors hung on murder charge in drunken driving death

An Agua Dulce man accused of murder for allegedly running down and killing his neighbor while driving drunk is expected to face another murder trial after a jury reached an impasse on the charge of murder.

October 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire erupts briefly in I-5 median

Firefighters in Gorman responded to a grass fire in the center median of Interstate 5 just south of Highway 138, fire officials said.

October 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man pleads not guilty following arrest in child-threat case

A 21-year-old Valencia man arrested last month on suspicion of threatening to murder children entered a plea of not guilty in San Fernando Superior Court today.

October 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Newhall County Water District amends watering schedule

Anyone who gets their water from Newhall County District Water doesn't have to worry about the proposed watering schedule as long as they shut off their sprinklers and use a garden hose to water their yards, according a resolution adopted by the District's board Thursday.

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


UPDATE: Man found with throat slit inside Valencia business

A man was found with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom Thursday, Sheriff's Department homicide detectives said.

August 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic woman faces kidnapping charge Friday

A 43-year-old Castaic woman arrested Wednesday on suspicion of kidnapping a motorist at gunpoint is scheduled to appear in court Friday on a felony charge of kidnapping, according to court documents.

August 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Water Division approved watering schedule

Watering your lawn every other day and never on Saturday's became a locally-enforced ordinance Thursday night for Santa Clarita Valley residents who get their water from the Santa Clarita Water Division.

August 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Not guilty plea entered on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless driving charge

One of two people arrested in June on suspicion they were driving recklessly in a show of speed on Bouquet Canyon Road pleaded not guilty to the charge in court Wednesday, a spokesman for he Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

August 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water officials list some exemptions to drought rules

Santa Clarita Valley residents who have cut their water consumption by 20 percent over the past year will be exempt from watering schedule restrictions - and from the fines they carry, water officials said Tuesday.

August 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man held for trial in BB gun shooting incident

A Valencia man arrested in May on suspicion he wounded a woman in her eye during a road rage incident has been ordered to stand trial on the charges filed against him.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tempers high during Acton-Agua Dulce bullet train meeting

Acton residents sent a message loud and clear to California High-Speed Rail Authority officials Monday night: we don't want your stinking train.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County workers hunt for pit bulls

Worried the dogs might chase and attack again, county animal control officers scoured the Santa Clara River wash Monday searching for a pair of pit bulls, a spokeswoman said.

August 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Three arrested at SCV marijuana growing operation

Three men listed as transients from Santa Clarita have been arrested on suspicion of running a pot-growing operation in the hills near Templin Highway,

August 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia High baseball coach remains on leave as new semester approaches

Valencia High School teacher and head baseball coach Jared Snyder will not be among those returning to school when it re-opens next week, said a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District.

August 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


More SCV residents sign up to cash in their lawns

Close to 100 Santa Clarita Valley residents are tossing out their lawns and cashing in on a water conservation program that offers them $2 for every square foot of that green expanse that they replace.

August 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman ID’d in Utah bank robbery

The woman suspected of being the Bombshell Bandit has been identified as 24-year-old Sandeep Kaur of Union City, California, a neighborhood outside of San Francisco, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

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


Valencia man accused of shooting woman in the eye with a BB gun due back in court

A Valencia man arrested in May on suspicion he wounded a woman in her eye during a road rage incident has been scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on the charges filed against him.

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


Two injured in Canyon Country crash

Two people were injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday after a car and a big rig hauling cement cylinders collided on Soledad Canyon Road, spilling more than 50 gallons of diesel, according to emergency response officials.

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


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