SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors wrapped up their case against accused murderer Antonio Rodriguez on Monday with crime analysts saying they found blood belonging to the murdered girl, Desarie Elizabeth Saravia, and her brother inside a blood-splattered Van Nuys motel room.
Hiking Santa Clarita Valley business owners' fees to pay for a salt-ridding machine is not the way to encourage new business to locate here, some owners say.
SAN FERNANDO - A veteran emergency room physician said Friday he had never seen a patient injured as badly as tiny 5-year-old Desarie Elizabeth Saravia when she arrived lifeless at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital one afternoon in 2004.
SAN FERNANDO - A crayon drawing done by a badly beaten boy three days after his 5-year-old sister was savagely beaten to death in a Castaic park bathroom gave jurors a glimpse into the children's shared suffering Thursday as a murder trial continued. On Nov. 15, 2004, Brian Saravia, then 6, remained silent when a doctor specializing in cases of child abuse asked him a few questions at the University of California Los Angeles ...
Having exercised with students almost every other day for a month, teachers at Meadows Elementary School will have little problem jumping for joy today when they learn their school is a finalist in a statewide challenge to keep kids fit.
SAN FERNANDO - Two Castaic women described in court Wednesday what happened the day a lifeless, naked young girl ended up on their quiet suburban street.
The victor of a water war over chloride levels in the Santa Clara River, pitting upstream suburbanites against downstream farmers, could be determined with the flourish of a pen on two emerging fronts this summer, The Signal has learned following a month-long investigation.
VENTURA COUNTY - As he makes his way through a furrow that cuts one strawberry mound from the next, his steps are slow and sure, one dusty boot in front of the other.
Snow melting atop mountains in Plumas County, some 480 miles from the Santa Clarita Valley, is as clean as state legislators demand in their Porter-Cologne Act of 1969, and it's as clean as the Feds demand in their Clean Water Act of 1972.
As the glaciers melted about 10,000 years ago, torrents of freshly melted ice and snow were sent rushing down the Santa Clarita Valley.
A woman is conscious but suffering serious head injuries today after a man allegedly hit her in the face, causing her to fall and strike her head on the pavement.
You and three friends sit down for lunch at a Santa Clarita Valley restaurant, and each of you orders the soup of the day.
It's been about one month since the heavens over Santa Clarita opened up with a roar and revealed - something. It's still not absolutely clear what caused such a commotion at about 8:30 p.m. May 4. Initial reports referred to a "jet doing doughnuts," according to a complaint filed with Edwards Air Force Base, and to "two jets" according to several e-mails to The Signal. After a month of probing, the skies over Santa Clarita ...
A U.S. Navy medic assigned to the same U.S. Marine Corps division as the late Pfc. Jake William Suter says he did all he could to help the local hero the day he died.
While parents of a young soldier killed in Afghanistan wait to learn how he died, a community has provided them one irrefutable reminder - their son was loved.
SANTA CLARITA - A 37-year-old man was found dead behind a strip mall in Saugus, a local sheriff's lieutenant said Tuesday.
A young local man and woman who were boyfriend and girlfriend died from injuries suffered in a three-vehicle traffic collision in Mojave, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department said.
Local sheriff's deputies are looking for burglars who broke into a Newhall house Monday and stole three long barrel firearms, a lieutenant with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.
U.S. Army veteran Howard Watkins, of the 28th Army Division, parked his wheelchair next to the empty chairs reserved for Private First Class Anthony Marincola and his wife, Genevieve, during Monday's Veterans Day Ceremony in Newhall.
At the Santa Clarita Valley's last Memorial Day celebration, Private First Class Anthony "Tony" Marincola stood out from the crowd as the only one sporting a uniform as old as his, a decorated olive-green woolen US Army uniform.
Local environmentalists who saw their lawsuit challenging the purchase of Valencia Water Company tossed out recently say they are pressing ahead with their opposition to the controversial deal and are re-evaluating the situation.
A convoy of more than half a dozen food trucks served up lot of comfort food - and a lot of comforting - Sunday in what is becoming a budding monthly venue for repeat business and faithful patrons.
Local sheriff's deputies are looking for gunmen who reportedly fired a shot in the direction of a woman driving in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday, officials from two law enforcement agencies said.
Brain injuries most likely due to his football career were among the contributing causes in the death of Chuck Osborne, the Canyon High School football standout who went on to a four-year career with the National Football League.
SANTA CLARITA - Two local unrelated murder cases were heard in court Thursday; each one was postponed and scheduled to be heard later, according to a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Local environmentalists who saw their lawsuit challenging the purchase of Valencia Water Company tossed out recently are pressing ahead with their opposition to the controversial deal and are re-evaluating the situation, a spokesman for the group said Thursday.
SANTA CLARITA - A woman allegedly punched a sheriff's deputy in the face during a traffic stop Thursday and was pepper-sprayed before fleeing in her car down Interstate 5 and finally being arrested at gunpoint in Castaic, officials said.
The chloride-reducing plan chosen by local sanitation district officials in the 11th hour last week is moderately more expensive than Phase 1 of the initial plan chosen but vastly cheaper than its second phase, according to a review of the district's projected costs.
SANTA CLARITA - Fire in the bathroom of a Canyon Country mobile home Wednesday sent one person to the hospital with undisclosed injuries, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
SANTA CLARITA - California Institute of the Arts reopened Wednesday following four days of scrubbing and sanitizing to rid its Valencia campus of a virus that sickened more than 60 people.