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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


Refrigerator halts traffic on Highway 14

Motorists southbound on Highway 14 Sunday morning found a refrigerator in the middle of the highway at the same "dangerous" bend where a 19-car pileup occurred in June.

September 02, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Helicopter rescue

When David Larson got a call from his mother Sunday night, it was like no other message he had ever received.

August 29, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Convention notebook: SCV woman attends Republican convention

This is the first of a series of reports from the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla. where Santa Clarita resident Lynn Haueter is a delegate. Her husband, Bob, is an alternate.

August 29, 2012 | By Jim Holt | 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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