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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


Inmate dies in recreation yard at Pitchess

Homicide detectives are looking into the jailhouse death of a 22-year-old inmate at Pitchess Detention Center Monday afternoon, sheriff's deputies report.

August 28, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


City offers look at heroin problem

Any Santa Clarita Valley parent who wants to help protect their child against the perils and pitfalls surrounding the "heroin epidemic" should attend the city's seminar Wednesday, a drug rehab counselor said.

August 28, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime Watch

Aug. 15

August 27, 2012 | Compiled by Jim Holt Senior Signal Staff Writer | Crime Reports


‘Sons of Anarchy’ cast rides for military

With a roar and rumble, more than 250 bikers steered their hogs into a Canyon Country parking lot Sunday as part of Boot Ride 2012 - a charity drive to raise money for troops returning home from combat duty overseas.

August 27, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist crashes near Lombardi Ranch in Saugus

A motorcyclist was injured following a single vehicle crash on Bouquet Canyon Road near the Lombardi Ranch on Sunday, fire officials confirmed.

August 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia collision leaves 1 injured

A man was taken by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries Sunday afternoon following a two-car collision in Valencia.

August 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic man dies in Valencia I-5 crash

A Castaic man died after his pickup truck crashed into a tree early Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported.

August 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: TMC student dies during beach outing

A 19-year-old Master's College freshman who died Wednesday when the sides of a large sand pit caved in on him at an Oxnard beach was warned by college friends not to get inside the pit, a college spokesman said Thursday.

August 23, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bong theft ends in arrest

A failed attempt to steal two crystal bongs from a Saugus cigar store ended with a scuffle, shattered glass and one young woman in custody, a local sheriff's sergeant said.

August 23, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorist injured in Highway 14 crash on 'dangerous' stretch by Escondido Canyon Road

A motorist suffered minor head injuries Wednesday when his car rolled several times on Highway 14 at the same "dangerous" bend where a 19-car pileup occurred in June.

August 22, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Speed estimated at 93 mph in fatal Valencia crash

The driver of a car that crashed in front of the local hospital last weekend, killing the passenger, was slowly recovering from serious head injuries Wednesday as a sheriff's investigator prepared to file charges against him.

August 22, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawn chairs take dive on I-5

Three lawn chairs fell off the back of a pickup truck on Interstate 5 this morning, hitting another vehicle, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

August 22, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Law enforcement: Man arrested with heroin, hand gun on Valencia street

A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing both heroin and a loaded handgun inside a vehicle parked on a residential street in Valencia, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Monday.

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


CLWA's mammoth water tank covers need replacing

Local water officials are having a tough time finding ways to replace two 15-million-gallon water tank covers crucial to ensuring drinking water quality in the Santa Clarita Valley as the drought deepens and revenue slows.

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


CLWA's mammoth water tank covers need replacing

Local water officials are having a tough time finding ways to replace two 15-million-gallon water tank covers crucial to ensuring drinking water quality in the Santa Clarita Valley as the drought deepens and revenue slows.

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


1 injured in solo motorcycle crash near Agua Dulce

A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Sunday after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed through a chain-link fence near Agua Dulce.

July 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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