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UPDATE: Firefighters quickly douse school air conditioner fire

A fire inside an old rooftop air conditioner at James Foster Elementary School in Saugus caused some concern for teachers and students Tuesday morning, a sheriff's sergeant said.

October 09, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brother charged in Soledad Canyon Road death

The brother of a man killed in a single-car crash on Soledad Canyon Road last summer is scheduled to appear in court next month to face charges of both vehicular manslaughter and speeding.

October 09, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia bobcat, coyote sightings

Laura Tooma is afraid to let her three children play at their grandma's house in Valencia. All they can think of, she says, is "My goodness, Grandma, what big coyotes and bobcats and wildlife you have."

October 09, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: Fall Fest seeks help

The spirit of volunteerism came early for Robginald Cayette on Sunday when his four children woke him up eager to help out at the annual Fall Fest/Make a Difference Day hosted by the NorthPark Community Church.

October 08, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Valencia woman arrested in nationwide Medicare fraud sweep

A Valencia woman was arrested Thursday, one of 18 people rounded countywide and 91 arrested nationwide as part of a crackdown on Medicare fraud in seven cities involving $429 million in false billings.

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


UPDATE: Homes may be inspected for softeners

Sanitation officials are launching a home inspection pilot program to crack down on residents clinging to illegal water softeners, officials announced Wednesday.

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


Fire near Lake Elizabeth held to three acres

A brush fire near Lake Elizabeth that burned at least three acres Wednesday was extinguished in an hour following swift response from emergency crews, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

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


SCV being treated for Oriental fruit flies

County agriculture officials are moving to eradicate the Oriental fruit fly from the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


UPDATE: Fire near Lake Elizabeth held to 3 acres

A brush fire near Lake Elizabeth that burned at least three acres this morning was extinguished in one hour following swift response from emergency crews, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

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


Keene murder trial continues

LANCASTER - A former bartender at the Valencia Country Club testified Thursday that the Agua Dulce man charged with hitting and killing his neighbor while drunk was regularly served alcoholic drinks and had to be sent home in a cab on occasion.

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


Driver injured when big rig overturns near Gorman

A man was hospitalized today with a broken leg after his big rig gravel truck flipped on a surface street near Gorman, local fire officials confirmed.

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


Friends honor deceased man

A man whose body was found in a car in Canyon Country last week is being remembered by scores of high school friends he knew 10 years ago.

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


UPDATE: 2 held in string of burglaries

Two Valencia brothers were arrested Monday for a commercial burglary in Canyon Country and were being investigated for other recent burglaries in the Santa Clarita Valley.

October 01, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Car crashes into a pole near Magic Mountain

A motorist drove into a utility pole near Six Flags Magic Mountain shortly before noon today, California Highway Patrol officers reported.

October 01, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime Watch

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October 01, 2012 | Compiled by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Crime Reports


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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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