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Motorcycle crash victim remains critical

A young woman seriously injured in a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday remained in critical but stable condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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


High speed led to biker’s death

A Lancaster man who died in a motorcycle crash on Soledad Canyon Road Saturday was traveling fast when he failed to negotiate a turn in the road, a coroner's spokesman said Sunday.

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


UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 injured in solo car crash in Canyon Country

One man is dead and another clinging to life in a hospital following a single-car crash in Canyon Country on Tuesday, a local sheriff's sergeant said.

July 10, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Preliminary hearing begins in Halloween slaying

SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors began their preliminary hearing Tuesday against three young men charged with murder in the death of a Canyon Country man on Halloween.

July 10, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Couple charged for alleged pool sex

A Stevenson Ranch woman and a man from Los Angeles were arrested for allegedly engaging in sex in a community swimming pool, sheriff's deputies reported.

July 10, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 injured in collision on Highway 14

One person was taken to a hospital with major injuries this morning following a two-car collision on Highway 14 near Sand Canyon Road, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.

July 10, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Drunken driving a persistent problem

One week into July, and already a third of all arrests made in the Santa Clarita Valley have been for drunken driving, statistics show.

July 10, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigators may not be able to determine which pilot was in control

Federal investigators probing Thursday's plane crash near Piru that killed two are expected to have a tough time determining which man was at the controls, a medical examiner assigned to the case said Monday.

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


Fatal flight was pilot review

Plane crash victim Harry Bell - war hero, veteran pilot and last year's Man of the Year in the Santa Clarita Valley - was taking his biennial flight review the day his plane crashed, according to one local pilot.

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


Boating victim identified as passenger

A Russian teen killed in a boating crash last week has been identified as having been the passenger on the watercraft he was riding, a coroner's official said.

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


Officials: Ongoing dispute led to shooting

GORMAN - An ongoing feud between two cousins reached a boiling point this weekend with one man shot in the foot and charged with witness intimidation and assault with a deadly weapon, a local sheriff's sergeant said.

July 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calls about illegal fireworks kept local firefighter busy Wednesday

Every Fourth of July, lighted fireworks fall onto "tons" of homes across the county, sparking worried homeowners to call 911 and report their houses are afire, a fire official said Thursday.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Likely nails in road result in multiple flat tires

Several vehicles ended up with flat tires on the on-ramp to Interstate 5 near Highway 14 Thursday due to nails, or something metallic, spilled on the roadway, California Highway Patrol officers reported.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 injured in Saugus collision

A man and a woman were injured in a two-car collision near Santa Clarita Park on Seco Canyon Road on Thursday afternoon.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspect sought in Fourth of July shooting

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies are looking for a 23-year-old man described as "armed and dangerous" whom they say shot another man in Canyon Country on Wednesday.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Crime Reports


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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


No mandatory water cutbacks expected in SCV unless winter 2014-15 is dry

Even though the water in Castaic Lake continues to recede and the protracted statewide drought deepens, local water officials say Santa Clarita Valley residents are still a year away from the possibility of mandatory water conservation.

July 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: FBI releases photo of "Bombshell Bandit" Valencia bank robbery suspect

FBI agents released photographs Thursday of a woman they've dubbed, the Bombshell Bandit, suspected of robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month all in the hope someone will recognize her, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

July 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Divers find body of second boater on Pyramid Lake

Divers searching Pyramid Lake on Wednesday found the body of a 64-year-old man just 30 feet from where the man's companion was found dead Sunday.

July 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Driver arrested following high-speed chase on I-5

A 27-year-old man faces several criminal charges today following a high-speed chase that started in Orange County and ended in a scuffle with California Highway Patrol officers in Castaic Tuesday night, a CHP spokesman said.

July 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman gets 3 days for leaving child in car

A Frazier Park woman was sentenced to three days in jail Tuesday after pleading no contest to a charge of child endangerment for leaving an infant inside a car for half an hour.

July 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 6 sheriff's personnel convicted in federal obstruction case

A Sheriff's Department lieutenant who lives in Santa Clarita was among six sworn officers found guilty Tuesday of obstruction of justice for interfering with a federal civil rights investigation at the Men's Central Jail.

July 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Whittaker-Bermite groundwater cleanup moves ahead

The seven-year plan to clean up groundwater on the contaminated Whittaker-Bermite site will be tweaked according to comments made by concerned Santa Clarita Valley residents, according to the state agency monitoring the cleanup.

July 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies arrest one more suspect in Canyon Country bike path robberies

Local sheriff's deputies investigating recent robberies reported on bike paths in Canyon Country have arrested one juvenile and are looking for another youth following raids on two locations today, according to a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV jail death appears to be heroin related

Jenna Marie Coleman, found dead in a jail cell Saturday, appears to be Santa Clarita Valley's latest heroin-related casualty, according to a sergeant with the local sheriff's narcotics section.

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


Victim of Pyramid Lake boating accident identified

The victim of a fatal boating accident on Pyramid Lake Sunday has been identified as 52-year-old Rick Tanovan, of West Covina, as the lake search for his friend, continues, according to county sheriff and coroner officials.

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


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