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Drunken driving a persistent problem

One week into July, and already a third of all arrests made in the Santa Clarita Valley have been for drunken driving, statistics show.

July 10, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigators may not be able to determine which pilot was in control

Federal investigators probing Thursday's plane crash near Piru that killed two are expected to have a tough time determining which man was at the controls, a medical examiner assigned to the case said Monday.

July 09, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fatal flight was pilot review

Plane crash victim Harry Bell - war hero, veteran pilot and last year's Man of the Year in the Santa Clarita Valley - was taking his biennial flight review the day his plane crashed, according to one local pilot.

July 09, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boating victim identified as passenger

A Russian teen killed in a boating crash last week has been identified as having been the passenger on the watercraft he was riding, a coroner's official said.

July 08, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials: Ongoing dispute led to shooting

GORMAN - An ongoing feud between two cousins reached a boiling point this weekend with one man shot in the foot and charged with witness intimidation and assault with a deadly weapon, a local sheriff's sergeant said.

July 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calls about illegal fireworks kept local firefighter busy Wednesday

Every Fourth of July, lighted fireworks fall onto "tons" of homes across the county, sparking worried homeowners to call 911 and report their houses are afire, a fire official said Thursday.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Likely nails in road result in multiple flat tires

Several vehicles ended up with flat tires on the on-ramp to Interstate 5 near Highway 14 Thursday due to nails, or something metallic, spilled on the roadway, California Highway Patrol officers reported.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 injured in Saugus collision

A man and a woman were injured in a two-car collision near Santa Clarita Park on Seco Canyon Road on Thursday afternoon.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspect sought in Fourth of July shooting

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies are looking for a 23-year-old man described as "armed and dangerous" whom they say shot another man in Canyon Country on Wednesday.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Crime Reports


Rescue helicopter airlifts injured motorist

A motorist who suffered apparent head injuries in a single-car crash on Interstate 5 near Smokey Bear Road late this afternoon was transferred to a rescue helicopter that landed on the freeway, briefly shutting down the northbound lanes.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon staffer leaving

Bob Haueter, deputy chief of staff to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is leaving his post with the congressman this week, he said Wednesday.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A closer look at court delays

An estimated 341 court staffers will be affected by "across-the-board" budget cuts in four areas, according to officials at Los Angeles County Superior Court.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The patriots' parade: SCV celebrates Fourth of July

The Santa Clarita Valley was awash in red, white and blue today as the Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade wound its way past hundreds of curb-side fans for the 80th time.

July 04, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon staffer leaving congressman’s employ

Bob Haueter, deputy chief of staff to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is leaving his post with the congressman this week, he said Wednesday.

July 04, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man shot in Canyon Country

A man was shot in Canyon Country during a dispute with another man Wednesday, but he was expected to survive his wounds, sheriff's investigators said.

July 04, 2012 | BY Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Building the ride of his dreams

From the time he held a 3-inch toy version of the Batmobile in his tiny hands as a kid, Ernie Lepore knew he had to own and drive a Batmobile replica.

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


2 injured in San Francisquito Canyon crash

Two people were injured and taken to the hospital Wednesday following a two-car crash on San Francisquito Canyon Road, according to inspectors with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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


UPDATE: SCV water quality gets high marks from state health officials

While beer brewed with local water may turn out a little funky due to miniscule amounts of metal, the drinking water in the Santa Clarita Valley is safe, clean and problem-free, according to a California Department of Public Health report released Wednesday.

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


UPDATED: 3 arrested at Canyon Country ‘honey oil’ lab in home

A woman and two men have been arrested on suspicion of manufacturing "honey oil" - a potent form of hash oil - at a Canyon Country residence, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station official said Wednesday.

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


LASD officer takes stand for third day

LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Internal Affairs lieutenant testified Tuesday he ran a separate investigation that focused on an FBI agent while the FBI conducted its civil rights probe at Men's Central Jail in 2011.

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


Suspect in SCV cold case makes FBI fugitive list

The prime suspect in the near-fatal stabbing of a local man 16 years ago has been added to the FBI's fugitive profile website, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

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


ID released on Sun Valley truck driver killed evading car on I-5

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office have identified the Sun Valley man killed last week after his big rig jack-knifed on Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake.

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


Deputies look into two cases of identity theft

Detectives are investigating two recent reports of identity theft whereby thieves used personal information stolen from Santa Claria Valley residents to buy unapproved items, according to incidents reported by deputies at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

June 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tony Martinez beat the odds

After emerging from a three-month coma in the fall of 1986, doctors told motorcycle crash victim Tony Martinez he would never have kids and never walk again.

June 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water district switching to flat rate

Newhall County Water District officials have pulled the plug on a tiered water rate structure initially designed to encourage ratepayers to conserve water.

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


UPDATE: Guglielmelli pleads no contest in murder-for-hire plot

A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, who's a model, faces nine years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder Friday.

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


Truck pulling horse trailer catches fire on Highway 14

A truck pulling a horse trailer caught fire Thursday on Highway 14 near Agua Dulce but the blaze was quickly doused, halting any spread to nearby brush, a fire spokesman said.

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


Sheriff’s lieutenant takes stand in obstruction trial

One of six sworn Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jail system took the stand Thursday.

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


UPDATE: Big rig driver killed on Interstate 5

The driver of a big rig was killed Thursday after his truck jack-knifed on Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake, spilling fuel and sparking a brush fire, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

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


Showdown at COC

On the heels of an overwhelmingly rejected contract offered to the instructors at College of the Canyons, the college's board of trustees approved raises for administrators Wednesday night in front of more than 100 angry, disappointed and frustrated faculty members.

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


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