You might call them the water police. Their beat runs from storm water runoff to overt dumping and extends throughout California. Their staff of 12 is evenly split between scientists and Special Investigations team members, their cases made and culprits exposed through lab work. While they carry no firearms, the sting of their punishment - including millions of dollars in fines - has proven so punitive and persistent that it's prompted some cities to band ...
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is one of two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department stations singled out as lacking in the way it investigates hate crimes, according to a county report examining stations throughout Los Angeles County.
An "aggressive" undercover probe by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest, conviction and sentencing of three people, including a former sheriff's deputy, trying to smuggle drugs into the North County Correctional Facility, a spokesman says.
The board that decides the issue of chloride in the Santa Clara River includes two advocates of Ventura County strawberry farmers.
In the wee early hours of any morning, as you drive along The Old Road near Magic Mountain by the Tournament Players Club Valencia golf course, you might see the sprinklers hard at work watering the 10th or 11th hole.
Fallen United States Marine Corps Pfc. Jake William Suter would have turned 19 today. Instead, the last day of July is shaping up to be one of the worst days his mother, Michelle Unthank, and his stepfather, Chris Unthank, could ever imagine having to face. "I'm lucky I have work to distract me," Chris Unthank said. His wife, sadly, is nowhere near as lucky. This past week, instead of stacking birthday presents, she had the ...
Chloride levels in the Santa Clara River have risen above the limit demanded by Ventura County farmers only once in the past six months - and then only by two milligrams per liter, a Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District official said Thursday.
Santa Clarita Valley sewer ratepayers will wind up spending more in the long run, despite a decision Tuesday night to delay rate-hike discussion until spring.
The vote on a proposed sewer-rate hike was delayed until spring following a lengthy public hearing Tuesday night that drew complaints from residents.
The vote on a proposed sewer rate hike was delayed until spring following a lengthy public hearing Tuesday night that drew complaints from residents.
The biggest battle in the on-going water war over chloride happens Tuesday. Officially, the showdown is called a public hearing sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District seeking to raise sewer rates to help pay for a $210 million salt-ridding reverse-osmosis plant. The battle scene is City Hall; showdown set for 6:30 p.m. While the proposed 50-percent rate increase would likely be felt in residents' pocketbooks - especially those on fixed incomes - it's ...
Joshua Pipho would be 23 this year, probably helping his dad with a growing audio-visual business.
SAN FERNANDO - Attorneys in the Antonio Rodriguez trial delivered eloquent arguments Friday for and against the death penalty for the man who beat a 5-year-old girl to death in a Castaic park bathroom in 2004. The jury in that convicted Rodriguez will receive instructions Monday from San Fernando Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen, then begin deliberations in the penalty phase of the trial. "There is no one here to speak for Desarie," prosecutor ...
SAN FERNANDO - The elusive and allegedly abusive father of convicted child-killer Antonio Rodriguez dominated the closing minutes of the murderer's trial Thursday, as a jury decides his life-or-death fate.
See "Related Content" for links to The Signal's exclusive "Water Wars" series, an in-depth look at the politics of water in the Santa Clarita Valley.
After years of wrangling over the best way to reduce the amount of chloride ending up in the Santa Clara River, local water experts, environmentalists, as well as business and civic leaders rallied behind a plan Monday to bury salty compound deep beneath the Santa Clarita Valley.
A woman and a toddler were removed from a damaged SUV and taken to the hospital today following a traffic collision in Valencia, according to sheriff's deputies and fire officials.
The annual Haunted Jailhouse event hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley's Sheriff's Station is a scary affair but, as hundreds proved Sunday, it's also fun, energetic and for at last one high-ranking officer assigned to the dunk tank - wet.
Scores of people turned out for the annual Run Against Hunger 5K Run/Walk in Newhall Sunday morning, raising money for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.
Parents of Daniel Pearl revealed a "quirky" side of the journalist in happier days before he was killed by terrorists 11 years ago.
SANTA CLARITA - Two men have been arrested in connection with two recent robberies and an attempted robbery, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country man convicted last year of animal cruelty and dubbed the "Backyard Butcher" has been found guilty of the same offense and sentenced to three years in state prison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
SANTA CLARITA - Retired California Highway Patrol Commissioner Harold Sullivan celebrated his 101st birthday Thursday with his pals and peers at the CHP's Newhall Station.
The manhunt for a suspected kidnapper wanted in the abduction of a woman in the Santa Clarita Valley culminated Wednesday morning with deputies finding the victim in Sunland.
SANTA CLARITA - A woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday with injuries suffered in a Newhall traffic collision involving a motorcycle and minivan, fire and sheriff's officials said.
A local sheriff's deputy responding to a burglary call was injured in a single-vehicle crash in front of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia.
SANTA CLARITA - A woman was taken to the hospital from a house fire near Friendly Valley on Tuesday morning, officials said.
SANTA CLARITA - The lawyer for a local group wanting affordable clean water has accused sanitation officials of shortchanging the public on recommending ways to reduce chloride contamination in the Santa Clara River.
Local sanitation officials unveiled their plan Monday for reducing chloride ending up in the Santa Clara River, explaining its effectiveness to a skeptical and suspicious audience.
SANTA CLARITA - Coroner's investigators are waiting for a DNA sample to arrive from Guatemala before they can confirm the identity of a woman whose body was found dumped at the side of San Francisquito Canyon Road six months ago, a coroner's spokesman said.