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HOA asked to stop killing squirrels

How to get rid of a growing population of ground squirrels is dividing a manicured Canyon Country community.

December 12, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Housing project put on hold

Canyon Country residents expecting a school, a fire station and sheriff's sub-station - along with close to 500 new homes - in the proposed Spring Canyon development are going to have to wait.

December 11, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's sleuths getting some help

Local CSI detectives will get some crime-fighting training that might make their TV counterparts green with envy.

December 10, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bleak houses, hard times

Part two of a two part series:

Streets in Stevenson Ranch will be darker and bleaker this Christmas.

December 09, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Game over for golf club?

Dr. Mehran Abbassian is a dentist when he's not golfing.

December 08, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged I.D. thief in court today

A man charged with four theft-related felonies for allegedly using his girlfriend's credit card to run up thousands of dollars in purchases was expected to appear in court today.

December 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No money but lots of fineries

Golfers are back on the green at Tournament Players Club at Valencia following a couple of weeks of necessary seeding.

December 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bailout cash comes home to SCV

Part of the federal government's $300 billion housing market repair package is trickling down to foreclosed homes in the Santa Clarita Valley's unincorporated areas, but local social workers fear it's not enough.

December 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Players Club in bankruptcy

In these times of big bailouts and bankruptcies, it's hard to make par.

December 06, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Troops’ honor Henderson

In life, he always put his "troops" first.

December 04, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV a soft-water test zone

Just call the Santa Clarita Valley green and salt-free.

December 03, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local vintner hit with lawsuit

A stage manager to the stars is suing the Loose Goose Wine Festival's organizer, claiming he has not been paid for helping create one of Santa Clarita's signature annual events.

December 01, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita taps into a change

State and city legislators have seen the future of water, and the future feels soft.

December 01, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The hard case for soft water

A groundbreaking water experiment is flowing through pipes under Santa Clarita Valley.

November 30, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


I-5 project year late, over budget

Delayed by unexpected digging problems and running more than $6 million over budget, major road upgrades near Six Flags Magic Mountain are proving far from magical for city of Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County administrators who now hope to have the entire project completed by the end of 2009.

November 29, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Bouquet cleanup measures approved

U.S. Forest Service officials have approved the first of two emergency measures proclaimed by county supervisors last month in an effort to clean up the sediment-filled Bouquet Creek bed and release much-needed water from Bouquet Reservoir, a Los Angeles County spokesman said Wednesday.

March 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Motorcyclist found safe in Canyon Country after night stranded in ravine

An off-road motorcyclist crashed near Rowher Flats in Canyon Country and spent the night at the bottom of a darkened ravine, hiking out of the ravine Wednesday morning, a sheriff's official said.

March 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Work truck suspected as cause of brush fire near Gorman

A brush fire that burned more than 100 acres near Gorman on the weekend was apparently caused by the overheated undercarriage of a work truck, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

March 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 25-year-old found dead in apparent heroin overdose

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff officials logged what appears to be the first heroin overdose death of the year Tuesday with the sudden death of a 25-year-old man in Newhall, law enforcement sources said.

March 18, 2014 | by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Quake near Encino felt by many in SCV

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake Wednesday shook residents awake in parts of Los Angeles and was felt by many in the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man faces preliminary hearing in peace officer battery case

A preliminary hearing has been set for as Azusa man charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and battery of a peace officer following a struggle with law enforcement officers of the California Highway Patrol in August, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

March 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Body found at burn site may be shooting victim

A man whose decomposed body was found near Gorman last weekend by firefighters battling a 100-acre brush fire was the victim of foul play and may have been shot, a homicide detective said Monday.

March 17, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young chess players hit the boards for massive state tournament in Valencia

Scores of dueling chess players walked away from the Hyatt Regency Valencia Sunday hauling trophies almost as big as some of the competitors.

March 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Remains discovered after fire

Human skeletal remains found in a rugged area burned by a brush fire east of Gorman are believed to be "years old," according to one of several investigators who scoured a blackened hillside Sunday.

March 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One dead, one injured after car plunges off Lake Hughes Road

One man is dead and another "glad to be alive" after they both plunged 400 feet down a ravine in a pickup truck Friday night and were found 36 hours later, an investigator with the California Highway Patrol said.

March 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


VALENCIA: Motorcyclist injured in Sunday morning crash

A 28-year-old motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries Sunday following a traffic collision involving a car and a "Ninja" motorcycle, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

March 16, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC student charged with misdemeanor battery

A 20-year-old College of the Canyons student is facing a misdemeanor battery charge following a skirmish on campus that left college football player Joey Cicoria with a bloody nose, according to college, law enforcement and district attorney sources.

March 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


An ease for the water squeeze

Six years ago when Santa Clarita Valley water officials told residents to cut back on their water use, a Valencia couple we shall call Jack and Jill complied by turning off their sprinklers.

March 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sulphur Springs School District announces settlement in Voting Rights Act lawsuit

The Sulphur Springs School District board has reached a settlement agreement in the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit filed against it, the district's superintendent said today.

March 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist injured in collision with car

A motorcyclist in his early 20's was injured and rushed to the hospital late Thursday afternoon following a traffic collision near College of the Canyons, according to emergency response officials.

March 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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