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HOA asked to stop killing squirrels

How to get rid of a growing population of ground squirrels is dividing a manicured Canyon Country community.

December 12, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Housing project put on hold

Canyon Country residents expecting a school, a fire station and sheriff's sub-station - along with close to 500 new homes - in the proposed Spring Canyon development are going to have to wait.

December 11, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's sleuths getting some help

Local CSI detectives will get some crime-fighting training that might make their TV counterparts green with envy.

December 10, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bleak houses, hard times

Part two of a two part series:

Streets in Stevenson Ranch will be darker and bleaker this Christmas.

December 09, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Game over for golf club?

Dr. Mehran Abbassian is a dentist when he's not golfing.

December 08, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged I.D. thief in court today

A man charged with four theft-related felonies for allegedly using his girlfriend's credit card to run up thousands of dollars in purchases was expected to appear in court today.

December 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No money but lots of fineries

Golfers are back on the green at Tournament Players Club at Valencia following a couple of weeks of necessary seeding.

December 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bailout cash comes home to SCV

Part of the federal government's $300 billion housing market repair package is trickling down to foreclosed homes in the Santa Clarita Valley's unincorporated areas, but local social workers fear it's not enough.

December 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Players Club in bankruptcy

In these times of big bailouts and bankruptcies, it's hard to make par.

December 06, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Troops’ honor Henderson

In life, he always put his "troops" first.

December 04, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV a soft-water test zone

Just call the Santa Clarita Valley green and salt-free.

December 03, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local vintner hit with lawsuit

A stage manager to the stars is suing the Loose Goose Wine Festival's organizer, claiming he has not been paid for helping create one of Santa Clarita's signature annual events.

December 01, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita taps into a change

State and city legislators have seen the future of water, and the future feels soft.

December 01, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The hard case for soft water

A groundbreaking water experiment is flowing through pipes under Santa Clarita Valley.

November 30, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


I-5 project year late, over budget

Delayed by unexpected digging problems and running more than $6 million over budget, major road upgrades near Six Flags Magic Mountain are proving far from magical for city of Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County administrators who now hope to have the entire project completed by the end of 2009.

November 29, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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No criminal charges in May 31 SCV traffic collision

No criminal charges are expected in a single-car crash last May that left five teenage girls injured, one seriously, according to a traffic collision investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big cleanup ahead in SCV

As the cleanup of nearly 1,000 acres of contaminated soil and the air above it continues in the heart of the Santa Clarita Valley, with much of the cleansing infrastructure in place, crews are now poised to implement its water decontamination plan.

July 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: CLWA's water rate increase thrown out

Editor's note: This version corrects the previous, which incorrectly stated the agency to which he referred in his "cheap shot" quote.

July 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall eye doctor blindsided by break-in

A Newhall eye doctor never saw it coming.

July 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 SCV retailers arrested in illegal drug sales sweep

Deputies carried out a sweep of four local tobacco stores this week, looking for sales of synthetic marijuana compounds commonly called "bath salts" or "spice," a Santa Claita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


State officials still inspecting amusement park following coaster crash

State inspectors returned to Six Flags Magic Mountain Wednesday as they continued their assessment of the Ninja roller coaster ride derailed Monday by a falling tree.

July 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV Sheriff's Deputies arrest bank employee

A Santa Clarita Valley bank employee has been arrested on suspicion of using bank information to steal thousands of dollars from customers, a sheriff's deputy said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Resident delivers explosives to SCV Sheriff’s Station

A woman found a box marked "explosives" in a storage unit and took it to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Wednesday, prompting a swift response by sheriff's bomb squad detectives.

July 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grease police on the case of the purloined cooking oil

The "grease police" are helping Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies catch cooking oil thieves who made off with 100 gallons of the stuff from a fast-food restaurant in Canyon Country, a spokesman for the specialized investigative unit said Tuesday.

July 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Ninja coaster remains closed as officials investigate fallen tree that left riders stranded

A state public safety agency wants to know what made a tree fall on the Ninja roller coaster ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain, derailing the first car and injuring two occupants.

July 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV Boys & Girls Club CEO resigns

Sandra E. Silva, who was selected in March to replace Jim Ventress and head up the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, has resigned the position, club officials announced Tuesday.

July 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 injured, riders stranded on Magic Mountain ride

Two young men sitting in the first car of the Ninja roller coaster were hurt in an accident at Six Flags Magic Mountain late Monday afternoon, which stranded 22 people on the thrill ride for more than two and a half hours, according to park and fire officials.

July 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 more arrests in bike path robberies

Local sheriff's deputies investigating recent robberies reported on bike paths in Canyon Country have arrested another man and another juvenile bringing the number of people arrested in the crackdown to six, said the detective heading the investigation.

July 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested in Airsoft gun assault, burglary

A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a burglary at a store that sells Airsoft guns was also arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly shooting a man with such a gun earlier the same night, according to sheriff and court records.

July 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita Valley water agency launches buy-your-lawn program

Attention, drought-conscious ratepayers: local water wholesalers want to buy your lawn.

July 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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