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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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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


Newhall classic car show draws a crowd

They just don't make 'em like they used to.

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


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