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Calls about illegal fireworks kept local firefighter busy Wednesday

Every Fourth of July, lighted fireworks fall onto "tons" of homes across the county, sparking worried homeowners to call 911 and report their houses are afire, a fire official said Thursday.

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


Likely nails in road result in multiple flat tires

Several vehicles ended up with flat tires on the on-ramp to Interstate 5 near Highway 14 Thursday due to nails, or something metallic, spilled on the roadway, California Highway Patrol officers reported.

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


2 injured in Saugus collision

A man and a woman were injured in a two-car collision near Santa Clarita Park on Seco Canyon Road on Thursday afternoon.

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


Suspect sought in Fourth of July shooting

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies are looking for a 23-year-old man described as "armed and dangerous" whom they say shot another man in Canyon Country on Wednesday.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Crime Reports


Rescue helicopter airlifts injured motorist

A motorist who suffered apparent head injuries in a single-car crash on Interstate 5 near Smokey Bear Road late this afternoon was transferred to a rescue helicopter that landed on the freeway, briefly shutting down the northbound lanes.

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


McKeon staffer leaving

Bob Haueter, deputy chief of staff to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is leaving his post with the congressman this week, he said Wednesday.

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


A closer look at court delays

An estimated 341 court staffers will be affected by "across-the-board" budget cuts in four areas, according to officials at Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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


The patriots' parade: SCV celebrates Fourth of July

The Santa Clarita Valley was awash in red, white and blue today as the Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade wound its way past hundreds of curb-side fans for the 80th time.

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


McKeon staffer leaving congressman’s employ

Bob Haueter, deputy chief of staff to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is leaving his post with the congressman this week, he said Wednesday.

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


UPDATE: Man shot in Canyon Country

A man was shot in Canyon Country during a dispute with another man Wednesday, but he was expected to survive his wounds, sheriff's investigators said.

July 04, 2012 | BY Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hundreds turn out for red, white, and blue

The Santa Clarita Valley was awash in red, white and blue today as the Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade wound its way past hundreds of curb-side fans for the 80th time.

July 04, 2012 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boating death case to go to D.A. next week

Charges may be filed in the boating death of a 16-year-old Russian boy at Pyramid Lake last weekend, the lead investigator in the case said Tuesday.

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


Attempted rape suspect released on bail

An 18-year-old Valencia student arrested Saturday and charged with attempted rape is out on $100,000 bail.

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


Victim remains hospitalized in water scooter, boat collision

A water scooter rider who survived a boating crash Sunday that killed his friend remained in serious condition at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital on Monday, the lead investigator said.

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


Small brush fire in Newhall Pass extinguished by motorists

A roadside brush fire was extinguished quickly Sunday after several passing motorists jumped from their vehicles then jumped on the fire in the Newhall Pass, officials confirmed.

July 01, 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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