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Signal writer in solo crash

Signal sports writer Jon Stein was injured today when his Lexus went airborne in a freak noontime traffic crash on Creekside Road.

October 17, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Yee pleads not guilty

A 21-year-old Valencia man arrested last month on suspicion of threatening to murder children was slapped with restraining orders Tuesday ordering him to stay away from schools, court papers show.

October 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigators search for family in Newhall deaths

Investigators with the county coroner's officer were trying Tuesday to reach the families of both a man and a woman found dead inside a Newhall home this week.

October 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Jurors hung on murder charge in drunken driving death

An Agua Dulce man accused of murder for allegedly running down and killing his neighbor while driving drunk is expected to face another murder trial after a jury reached an impasse on the charge of murder.

October 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire erupts briefly in I-5 median

Firefighters in Gorman responded to a grass fire in the center median of Interstate 5 just south of Highway 138, fire officials said.

October 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man pleads not guilty following arrest in child-threat case

A 21-year-old Valencia man arrested last month on suspicion of threatening to murder children entered a plea of not guilty in San Fernando Superior Court today.

October 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 bodies found inside Newhall home

Two bodies were found in a Newhall home today, sparking speculation they may have been the victims of a murder-suicide, according to the man who found the bodies and phoned the Sheriff's Department.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Debris tumbled from vehicles causes 2 freeway collisions

A shovel and a tire that fell off trucks in separate incidents Monday on Santa Clarita Valley freeways caused collisions involving at least 12 vehicles, California Highway Patrol officers said.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Great California Shakeout set for Thursday

Thursday's the big shakeout - and Santa Clarita Valley students, teachers, city workers and the mayor are gearing up for it.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Keene jury still out

The jury still weighing the case against an Agua Dulce man accused of murder for allegedly running down and killing his neighbor while driving drunk is still in deliberation, a court official said.

October 15, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies looking for burglar

Local sheriff's deputies descended on an apartment complex in Canyon Country this afternoon after a neighbor spotted a man trying to open a bedroom window in an apparent burglary, a sheriff's spokesman said.

October 15, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


LARC ranch ropes in support

With the smell of barbecue cooking and the sound of fiddle music playing, scores of people took part in the Country Western Carnival at the Los Angeles Residential Community Ranch Sunday.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon High thief still at large

Local sheriff's deputies are still looking for the burglar who broke into Canyon High School and made off with $600 in cafeteria sales money plus keys to a 7-UP vending machine which the school no longer uses.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime Watch

Oct. 8

October 15, 2012 | Compiled by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Crime Reports


Kid Expo gets huge turnout

Hundreds of Santa Clarita Valley families descended on Golden Valley High School Sunday to check out a cornucopia of options available to local kids from soccer balls to books at Kid Expo 2012.

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Two injured in Canyon Country crash

Two people were injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday after a car and a big rig hauling cement cylinders collided on Soledad Canyon Road, spilling more than 50 gallons of diesel, according to emergency response officials.

August 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Possible Bombshell Bandit arrested in Nevada

A woman suspected of robbing a bank in Utah and being chased across the state line into Nevada may be the Bombshell Bandit, wanted for three bank robberies including one in the Santa Clarita Valley in June, a police sergeant said Monday.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Personal documents rival loot on burglars’ to-get lists

Burglars and thieves are finding a new treasure trove of loot in Santa Clarita Valley homes and cars, not hidden away in safes or shoeboxes, but rather in plain sight on desk tops or tucked away in desk drawers. That treasure is personal information.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV gets sprinkled

The spattering of rain that fell on the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend amounted to just one hundreth of an inch as the statewide drought deepens, a spokeswoman for the National Weather Service said.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Questions linger years after man’s murder

On Feb. 5, 2011, thousands across the country got together with friends to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday. Ricardo Lopez got together with friends too - and was never seen again.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Jewish community shows support for Israel

Santa Clarita Valley's Jewish community showed its support for Israel Sunday when rabbis from three congregations spearheaded a demonstration of unity.

August 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man injured in solo vehicle crash on San Francisquito Canyon Road

One man was injured and taken to the hospital Sunday morning following a single-car crash on San Franciscquito Canyon Road, fire officials said.

August 03, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Sex offender takes deal for 12 years

A Valencia registered sex offender, accused of annoying a young girl at a Santa Clarita Valley department store, has accepted a deal offered by prosecutors calling for a 12-year prison term, court officials said Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley faces landscape-watering limitations

Under a plan proposed to meet state water-use demands, Santa Clarita Valley lawns could soon be watered only every other day - and never on Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury selection begins in SCV child annoyance case

Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of a local registered sex offender accused of annoying a young girl at a Santa Clarita Valley department store, a court bailiff said.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One injured in crash involving sheriff’s vehicle

One person was injured and taken to the hospital shortly after noon today following a two-car traffic collision involving a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station vehicle, according emergency response crew officials.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV water officials puzzle over how to become water cops

When California water officials approved strict emergency water conservation regulations earlier this month, they put the responsibility of enforcing those rules on local water agencies.

July 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Body found near Gorman ID’d as Los Angeles man

Homicide detectives have identified the murder victim whose skeletal remains were found near Gorman, a detective heading up the investigation said Monday.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country school vandalized; loss more than $10,000

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are looking for at least three youths who broke into and trashed a Canyon Country school last week, causing more than $10,000 in loss due to damage and stolen property.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strangers seek to help baby girl orphaned in crash

Women profoundly affected by reports of a baby girl orphaned in an Acton traffic collision last week have expressed a desire to somehow help the little girl who survived and contribute to a fund in her name, The Signal has learned.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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