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Man sought in morning burglary

Sheriff's deputies are looking for a while male in a red "hoody" today in connection with an early morning burglary in Stevenson Ranch, a deputy said.

October 19, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Violence in Canyon Country

A shooting Saturday afternoon and a stabbing Sunday in Canyon Country do not appear to be related, but both are under investigation, a sheriff's official said Monday.

October 18, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gibbon givings

Talk at the breakfast table with the gibbons Sunday was, in a word, loud.

October 17, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man stabbed at soccer game

A man was taken to hospital this afternoon after he was stabbed allegedly by another man at an adult soccer game in Canyon Country, local sheriff's deputies report.

October 16, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Flipped trailer halts highway traffic

Southbound traffic resumed on the Highway 14 through Agua Dulce this afternoon after about an hour's delay due to a flipped trailer.

October 16, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


House party ends in arrest, injury

A wild party on Saturday night ended in one arrest and landed one person in hospital when it wrapped up early Sunday morning.

October 16, 2011 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group seeks to toss out electoral maps

Local advocates who spent a good part of their summer calling on redistricting commissioners to keep Santa Clarita Valley whole are getting help from petition-writing groups seeking to toss out the revised electoral maps.

October 13, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


9 arrested for DUI during 24-hour period

A priest with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is one of nine people arrested for investigation of drunken driving in the Santa Clarita Valley between Wednesday and Thursday morning.

October 13, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ed Lin to leave Michael Hoefflin Foundation

Ed Lin, interim executive director for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation, is leaving his post at the end of the month, foundation officials revealed today.

October 13, 2011 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


GOP official: Early dissent is healthy for party

As pre-election Republican rhetoric punctuates the 2012 race, one long-standing Republican group remains well-acquainted with dissent, division and diversity.

October 13, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County greenlights park plan

County supervisors gave developers the green light Tuesday to build a park on Copper Hill Drive at Haskell Canyon Road, for a cost $1 million cheaper than planned.

October 12, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Women’s jail at Pitchess proposed

A new women's jail proposed for Pitchess Detention Center will have to wait at least another couple of weeks before it's approved, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday.

October 12, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Three sought in home invasion

Deputies investigating a home invasion robbery Saturday are looking for three men who forced their way into an apartment on Magic Mountain Parkway, assaulted the occupants and stole from them, a sheriff's investigator said today.

October 11, 2011 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lockdown lifted at Pitchess

Things are back to normal at the Pitchess Detention Center this morning after a major fight broke out among inmates Sunday.

October 10, 2011 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


The path to road safety

County engineers are now looking at improving a remote stretch of Lake Hughes Road that recently claimed the life of one man and almost killed another.

October 10, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Deliberations continue in FBI obstruction-of-justice case with new juror on panel

One juror was replaced with an alternate today as deliberations entered their second week in the trial of six Sheriff's Department sworn personnel accused of obstructing the FBI in its investigation of jail wrongdoing.

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


Woman injured in Newhall hit & run

A woman was injured and taken to the hospital Sunday after a motorist allegedly hit her car as she was getting something out of the vehicle, an investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Traffic Section said.

June 30, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorist survives plunge down ravine

A motorist survived a harrowing plunge of more than 100-foot down a ravine in Agua Dulce Sunday, according to law enforcement and fire officials.

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


SCV radio club holds disaster prep event

When it comes to disaster preparedness, the folks at the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club are the ones law enforcement and fire officials look to for keeping the lines of communication open and Sunday was their day to prove it.

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


SCV deputies make sweep of homeless encampment

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies have broken up a homeless encampment in the Santa Clara River wash near Bouquet Creek and Valencia Boulevard, arresting some of the denizens, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Thursday.

June 27, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspect in hit and run was on probation

A Valencia man suspected of being the driver in hit-and-run crash that knocked a pedestrian 50 feet into the air was on probation for a theft conviction at the time of the collision, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Charges dismissed against Canyon Country woman in attempted murder

The lone charge against a Canyon Country woman for the attempted murder of a Newhall man was dismissed this week, a District Attorney's Office spokesman said Wednesday.

June 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Movie prop 'suicide vest' sparked bomb scare

The suspicious-looking vest that sparked Monday's four-hour bomb scare in Valencia did exactly what it was supposed to do - mimic a "suicide vest" - because it was a movie prop stolen from a Santa Clarita Valley home, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.

June 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of domestic assault

A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of domestic assault after he was pulled over by more than a dozen sheriff's deputies for erratic driving.

June 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man sentenced in parental abduction case

A man arrested for parental abduction after he was found in Louisiana with his daughter, a 2-year-old Castaic girl missing for two months, is now serving a 92-day sentence in Los Angeles County jail, a D.A. spokesman said Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vest among contents of fake bomb that shut down Valencia shopping center

The contents of a suspicious-looking package that included a "suicide vest" fastened with protruding wires was being studied Tuesday after a bomb scare that shut down a Valencia shopping center.

June 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two suspicious packages “rendered safe” in Valencia

Sheriff's Department bomb squad deputies shut down a shopping center between Delmonte Drive and Valencia Boulevard near McBean Parkway Monday after they discovered two suspicious packages - one in a car parked at the center and another in a bush in the same parking lot - according to officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

June 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Union School District tables election debate to July meeting

Members of the Castaic Union School District decided Monday night they need more information about by-district elections and California's Voting Rights Act before they discuss the possibility of changing the district's at-large election system.

June 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No restitution sought from ‘hot tub’ burglars

Three burglars who tried to break into a Castaic home and then hid from sheriff's deputies in an empty Westridge hot tub and trash can were out of hot water with homeowners this week.

June 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country robbery suspect was on parole

One of the three robbery suspects arrested in a series of Canyon Country bike path crimes had been previously sentenced to half a year in county jail and was out on parole, a spokesman said Monday.

June 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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