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Jaywalking man arrested for illegal weapon posession

A 19-year-old man stopped for jaywalking who asked the sheriff's deputy for a ride ended up being charged with possessing metal knuckles, according to a sheriff's report filed at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

January 06, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Details of vicious Newhall robbery emerge

More details have emerged about the vicious attack of a man robbed of his wallet in Newhall the day after Christmas, documents maintained at the local sheriff's station show.

January 06, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


High school artists showcase their work

Patrons of a Castaic coffee shop enjoyed a tastier experience Sunday afternoon when West Ranch High School art students unveiled what they've been working on at a show dubbed simply, the 2014 Art Exhibition.

January 06, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


NEWHALL: Firefighters called to shed fire

A shed fire in Newhall Saturday night kept firefighters busy for more than three hours, a fire official said.

January 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sewage rate hikes loom as chloride-removal plan moves ahead

After more than a decade wrangling with state water regulators and downstream farmers over the levels of chloride in the Santa Clara River, Santa Clarita Valley residents will be footing the bill to inject the salty substance under ground.

January 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash

A woman who allegedly slammed into four parked cars in a Stevenson Ranch parking lot Sunday was arrested on suspicious of drunk driving, an officer with the California Highway Patrol said.

January 02, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


8 SCV students march in 2014 Rose Parade

For West Ranch High School junior Emma Lee and seven other local high school students picked to participate in this year's Rose Bowl Parade, the event was something they will always remember.

January 01, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Polar plungers splash into new year

The new year entered with a big splash Wednesday when more than 110 hearty "polar plunge" enthusiasts braved chilly water at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.

January 01, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fraternal twins first to be born locally in 2014

It has to be a good sign when the first baby of the new year is a twin.

January 01, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Private investigator reports Laspisa sightings

A local private investigator says she has received at least a couple of reported Bryce Laspisa sightings every week since the 19-year-old went missing in August.

December 31, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New year may bring new ideas for inmate sentencing

After more than a decade of trying to help reduce overcrowding in California prisons, local prosecutors are setting their sights in 2014 on finding more alternatives to incarceration, The Signal has found.

December 31, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


8 Hart district band members to march in Rose Parade

SANTA CLARITA - More than half a dozen local high school marching band musicians will be proudly marching in the 2014 Rose Parade on Wednesday, having been chosen for the Tournament of Roses Honor Band

December 30, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country house fire causes $20,000 damage

SANTA CLARITA - A garage fire at a Canyon Country home Monday caused an estimated $20,000 damage, fire and law enforcement officials said.

December 30, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Homeless shelter worker attacked by transient woman

A 33-year-old woman faces battery charges after allegedly assaulting a worker at the Santa Clarita Valley homeless shelter, local Sheriff's Station documents show.

December 30, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Partygoers threatened by gunman

A Christmas Eve party in a Canyon Country neighborhood ended with a barricaded suspect surrendering to police Christmas Day, according to a report filed at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Sunday.

December 30, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Locals involved in deadly I-5 accident

An 18-year-old Saugus man was killed early Saturday morning in Sun Valley when he jumped from a car after it was involved in a traffic collision on Interstate 5, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.

March 08, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Little fish causes big headache

A critter the size of a goldfish has wiggled its way into a controversy that has turned off some canyon residents' tap water, halted bulldozers and periodically flooded a road in the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 08, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Saugus man killed in SunValley crash

An 18-year-old Saugus man was killed early Saturday morning in Sun Valley when he jumped from a car after it was involved in a traffic collision on Interstate 5, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.

March 08, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Valuable bicycles stolen in Valencia

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are looking for thieves who stole two rare and expensive bicycles valued together at $18,000, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station incident log.

March 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A talk with SCV’s top cop

Newly appointed Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson wants to preserve Santa Clarita Valley's reputation as one of the safest communities in the country, he said Wednesday during an interview at the Sheriff's Station.

March 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Truck driver sentenced to nearly a year in hit-and-run collision

A 66-year-old truck driver arrested last summer for leaving the scene of a crash where a woman was struck and killed is now serving close to a year in jail, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

March 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country man gets 9 years in prison for stabbing

A Canyon Country man charged in the stabbing of a 20-year-old man last May has been sentenced to nine years in state prison after pleading no contest to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

March 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Driver gets close to year in jail for fatal hit-and-run on Highway 14

A 66-year-old truck driver arrested last summer for leaving the scene of a crash where a woman was struck and killed on northbound Highway 14 is now serving close to a year in jail after pleading no contest recently, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

March 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: New captain named for Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station

A veteran Sheriff's Department official with experience in community-based policing has been named the new captain of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, it was announced Monday.

March 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suggestions sought on OHV improvements

U.S. Forest Service officials are inviting off-road enthusiasts to weigh in on making their favorite off-road destinations a better place.

March 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


School location means susceptibility to vandalism, investigator says

A lack of surveillance equipment and a concealed point of entry make Castaic Middle School an easy target for vandals, says the detective heading the probe into the school district's third case of vandalism in two months - and the second at Castaic Middle School.

March 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Official: Drought not over yet

Although more than five inches of rain fell on the Santa Clarita Valley since mid-week, much more is needed to get us out of drought, according to the head of the local water distributor.

March 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man recalls days as war photographer

Paul Berkowitz of Valencia will receive his 15 seconds of fame this evening when the retired Vietnam War photographer appears in an episode of the "Raw War" military show.

March 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vandals hit Castaic school for 3rd time in 2 months

For the third time in a two-month period, vandals broke into a Castaic Union School District classroom and trashed it, according to a report on file at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on Sunday.

March 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil scheduled Friday for missing teen

Vigils for missing teen Bryce Laspisa are scheduled to unfold simultaneously at three points across the country Friday denoting where he grew up, where he went to school and where he disappeared, which was in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


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