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Tiny Val Verde church looted by burglars

Burglars looted and trashed a small church in Val Verde during the weekend, stealing its sound system and a modest offering, ripping up Bibles in an apparent frenzied search for valuables.

December 10, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman injured in 4-car crash in Valencia

SANTA CLARITA - One woman was injured and taken to the hospital this morning following a four-car crash near the Valencia post office on McBean Parkway.

December 09, 2013 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car flips over after multi-vehicle crash

A multi-vehicle crash in Saugus Sunday morning ended with one of the vehicles flipped onto its roof.

December 09, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Strong law-enforcement presence keeps traffic moving during Paul Walker-Roger Rodas memorial

Sheriff's Department officials called in deputies from throughout the county Sunday for the Paul Walker-Roger Rodas memorial, which drew some 6,000 to a business park in Valencia.

December 08, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Paul Walker-Roger Rodas memorial event draws thousands

An estimated 6,000 people converged on Valencia Sunday for a memorial to "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, jamming traffic around the crash site where the two men died more than a week ago.

December 08, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Beloved sheriff's deputy dies at home on Thanksgiving Day

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Deputy Devin Freeman, who worked as a resource officer at Canyon High School and Sierra Vista Junior High School, died at home on Thanksgiving Day after a six-year battle with cancer, a spokesman said today. He was 38.

November 29, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers make sure home-bound seniors get their holiday dinner

More than 100 home-bound seniors gave second helpings of "thank you" to the men and women who brought them not just one Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, but a second turkey dinner for the next day as well - plus dessert.

November 29, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Street feast brings community to the table

If you set the table, they will come.

November 28, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Six Flags trades tickets for food

Before lining up for rides, many lined up with boxes and bags of donations Wednesday for the 11th Annual Bag-A-Ticket holiday food drive at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

November 28, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


For some in the Santa Clarita Valley, Black Friday began on Sunday

SANTA CLARITA - The Santa Clarita Valley has a new neighborhood of residents eager to cash in on Black Friday discounts and get their hands on the latest tech toys.

November 27, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Three-time felon imprisoned for possessing firearm

SANTA CLARITA - A 38-year-old Canyon Country man arrested twice in the last five months has been sentenced two years in prison after pleading no contest to a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.

November 26, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Leave it there, say officials who found car down a ravine

SANTA CLARITA - A stolen car found at the bottom of a 200-foot ravine in the Angeles National Forest off Sand Canyon Road will be left where it is, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said Tuesday after tow truck drivers convinced the CHP it was too difficult to retrieve.

November 26, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: 6 life terms in prison for SCV electronics store robber

A 27-year-old Palmdale man has been sentenced to six consecutive life terms plus 182 years in prison for his role in a string of armed robberies of electronics stores in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, a D.A. spokeswoman said Monday.

November 25, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Robots to the rescue

Children using just Lego bricks, computer boards and a lot of brain power demonstrated how they would respond to natural disasters.

November 25, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Soup for the Soul fundraiser draws hundreds

Soup for the Soul provided soup for the belly Sunday as hundreds turned out to support the Bridge to Home shelter's inaugural fundraiser.

November 25, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Water officials work on conservation plan

A month after local water officials called on Santa Clarita Valley residents to conserve water, they are coming up with a formal conservation plan with the aim of getting state funding for their efforts, he said.

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


Two men arrested for hobby store robbery

Two men from out of town were arrested in a Valencia parking lot Wednesday night just moments after they allegedly robbed a hobby store in Canyon Country, according to a sergeant at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

March 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Sheriff's deputy pleads no contest to rape, bribery

A Palmdale sheriff's deputy who was arrested at his home in Valencia last July pleaded no contest today to rape and bribery charges for a pair of incidents four years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

March 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus hiker tells tale of being lost in canyon overnight

Santa Clarita Valley hiker Brian Napoli fell down the rocky side of a mountain and knocked himself unconscious Monday, only to wake up alone, frightened, cold and thirsty, he said Wednesday in a phone interview from his hospital bed.

March 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: CHP: Drowsy driver injured in big rig crash

A 52-year-old truck driver who reportedly fell asleep at the wheel of his big rig crashed into a metal guard rail and into a concrete support directly under the Lower Cross overpass, according to the California Highway Patrol.

March 12, 2014 | by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County to beef up efforts to capture wasted storm water

Citing local implications of the worsening statewide drought, county supervisors this week OK'd a plan to capture storm water that is currently wasted by literally running down the drain.

March 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Missing hiker found in Towsley Canyon after overnight ordeal

A hiker missing since Monday afternoon was found safe and apparently sound Tuesday morning after searchers spotted him waving a piece of clothing in the hills of Towsley Canyon.

March 11, 2014 | by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man charged with threatening to kill deputy found guilty

A Valencia man charged with threatening to kill a local sheriff's deputy by blowing him up in a propane explosion was found guilty of that offense, trespassing and robbery, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

March 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Red flag warning forecast through Thursday

Low humidity and high winds forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley have prompted a red flag warning in effect until Thursday evening, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

March 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Sports Complex to get new shade structure

Five county parks, including the Castaic Sports Complex, are expected to get a little more shade by 2015 after county supervisors approved funding for shade structures on Tuesday.

March 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus grads gear up for bike trek across US

Two Santa Clarita Valley college men are cycling across America in support of people with disabilities - each inspired locally by those who demonstrated they can rise above their handicaps.

March 11, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 face trial in series of robberies

Two Palmdale men arrested four months ago in connection with two robberies and an attempted robbery have been ordered to stand trial, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

March 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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