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Fire near Lake Elizabeth held to three acres

A brush fire near Lake Elizabeth that burned at least three acres Wednesday was extinguished in an hour following swift response from emergency crews, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

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


SCV being treated for Oriental fruit flies

County agriculture officials are moving to eradicate the Oriental fruit fly from the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


UPDATE: Fire near Lake Elizabeth held to 3 acres

A brush fire near Lake Elizabeth that burned at least three acres this morning was extinguished in one hour following swift response from emergency crews, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

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


Keene murder trial continues

LANCASTER - A former bartender at the Valencia Country Club testified Thursday that the Agua Dulce man charged with hitting and killing his neighbor while drunk was regularly served alcoholic drinks and had to be sent home in a cab on occasion.

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


Driver injured when big rig overturns near Gorman

A man was hospitalized today with a broken leg after his big rig gravel truck flipped on a surface street near Gorman, local fire officials confirmed.

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


Friends honor deceased man

A man whose body was found in a car in Canyon Country last week is being remembered by scores of high school friends he knew 10 years ago.

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


UPDATE: 2 held in string of burglaries

Two Valencia brothers were arrested Monday for a commercial burglary in Canyon Country and were being investigated for other recent burglaries in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


UPDATE: Car crashes into a pole near Magic Mountain

A motorist drove into a utility pole near Six Flags Magic Mountain shortly before noon today, California Highway Patrol officers reported.

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


Crime Watch

Sept. 24

October 01, 2012 | Compiled by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Crime Reports


County low on fish that eats pests

County officials who rely on a minnow-sized fish to help them fight the spread of deadly West Nile virus are hampered these days because the fish are in short supply, one official said.

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


CORRECTION: Motorist arrested at gunpoint in Canyon Country

CORRECTS TYPE OF WEAPON AND WHY NAME OF SUSPECT IS NOT GIVEN

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Van flips on Interstate 5

There were some tense moments on Interstate 5 near Gorman Sunday when an older model van flipped over, county fire officials reported.

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man injured after falling off Hurricane Harbor waterslide

A man was rushed to the hospital with undisclosed injuries Sunday after he reportedly "muscled his way" onto on a speed slide at Hurricane Harbor and went down the slide the wrong way, a spokeswoman for Six Flags Magic Mountain said.

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Box City packs up in Bridgeport

More than 400 Box City dwellers collapsed their make-shift cardboard homes and rolled up their sleeping bags Sunday as the third annual homelessness awareness campaign wrapped up in Bridgeport Park.

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 arrested in Northern California for Stevenson Ranch robbery

Two adults and three youths were in custody in the Northern California town of Placer on Thursday, charged in connection with a string of robberies throughout the state including an armed robbery in Stevenson Ranch this month, a sheriff's sergeant said.

September 27, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Many SCV parents still concerned following online threats

Jittery parents voiced concerns about student safety Monday outside Valencia High School after a weekend punctuated by online death threats leveled at students in particular, culminating in Sunday's announced arrest of a 15-year-old.

August 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen’s threats stir Santa Clarita Valley

A 15-year-old Canyon Country boy was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of posting threats against students online through Instagram, following a swift and overwhelming response by sheriff's deputies to calls from "hundreds" of concerned parents, according to parents and local deputies.

August 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Coroner identifies man found with throat slit

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroners Department have identified the man found with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom Thursday as a 41-year-old Hispanic man, a Department spokesman said Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


BREAKING NEWS: Canyon Country Boy arrested in connection with Instagram threats

A 15-year-old Canyon Country boy was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of posting threats against students online through Instagram, officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

August 17, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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