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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


3 sought in Stevenson Ranch hotel holdup

Local sheriff's deputies were searching Tuesday for three masked individuals who held up a Stevenson Ranch hotel at gunpoint the previous night, a spokesman said.

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


Heavy metal shakes thieves

Metal thieves went to great lengths to steal valuable scraps of titanium from a Valencia business but fled when their haul was too heavy to lift, local sheriff's deputies reported.

September 03, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Signal AP


Looters target cars by window

Local sheriff's detectives are investigating a string of car thefts in which thieves looted at least three cars recently by smashing out the rear windows.

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


700-acre fire not a serious threat to the Santa Clarita Valley

Santa Clarita Valley residents looking east Sunday and watching a plume of smoke billow from the south side of the Angeles National Forest shouldn't be too worried, a spokeswoman for the US Forest Service said.

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


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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


Possible Bombshell Bandit arrested in Nevada

A woman suspected of robbing a bank in Utah and being chased across the state line into Nevada may be the Bombshell Bandit, wanted for three bank robberies including one in the Santa Clarita Valley in June, a police sergeant said Monday.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Personal documents rival loot on burglars’ to-get lists

Burglars and thieves are finding a new treasure trove of loot in Santa Clarita Valley homes and cars, not hidden away in safes or shoeboxes, but rather in plain sight on desk tops or tucked away in desk drawers. That treasure is personal information.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV gets sprinkled

The spattering of rain that fell on the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend amounted to just one hundreth of an inch as the statewide drought deepens, a spokeswoman for the National Weather Service said.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Questions linger years after man’s murder

On Feb. 5, 2011, thousands across the country got together with friends to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday. Ricardo Lopez got together with friends too - and was never seen again.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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