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1 injured in collision on Highway 14

One person was taken to a hospital with major injuries this morning following a two-car collision on Highway 14 near Sand Canyon Road, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.

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


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


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Grease police on the case of the purloined cooking oil

The "grease police" are helping Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies catch cooking oil thieves who made off with 100 gallons of the stuff from a fast-food restaurant in Canyon Country, a spokesman for the specialized investigative unit said Tuesday.

July 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Ninja coaster remains closed as officials investigate fallen tree that left riders stranded

A state public safety agency wants to know what made a tree fall on the Ninja roller coaster ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain, derailing the first car and injuring two occupants.

July 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV Boys & Girls Club CEO resigns

Sandra E. Silva, who was selected in March to replace Jim Ventress and head up the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, has resigned the position, club officials announced Tuesday.

July 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 injured, riders stranded on Magic Mountain ride

Two young men sitting in the first car of the Ninja roller coaster were hurt in an accident at Six Flags Magic Mountain late Monday afternoon, which stranded 22 people on the thrill ride for more than two and a half hours, according to park and fire officials.

July 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 more arrests in bike path robberies

Local sheriff's deputies investigating recent robberies reported on bike paths in Canyon Country have arrested another man and another juvenile bringing the number of people arrested in the crackdown to six, said the detective heading the investigation.

July 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested in Airsoft gun assault, burglary

A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a burglary at a store that sells Airsoft guns was also arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly shooting a man with such a gun earlier the same night, according to sheriff and court records.

July 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita Valley water agency launches buy-your-lawn program

Attention, drought-conscious ratepayers: local water wholesalers want to buy your lawn.

July 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Law enforcement: Man arrested with heroin, hand gun on Valencia street

A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing both heroin and a loaded handgun inside a vehicle parked on a residential street in Valencia, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CLWA's mammoth water tank covers need replacing

Local water officials are having a tough time finding ways to replace two 15-million-gallon water tank covers crucial to ensuring drinking water quality in the Santa Clarita Valley as the drought deepens and revenue slows.

July 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CLWA's mammoth water tank covers need replacing

Local water officials are having a tough time finding ways to replace two 15-million-gallon water tank covers crucial to ensuring drinking water quality in the Santa Clarita Valley as the drought deepens and revenue slows.

July 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 injured in solo motorcycle crash near Agua Dulce

A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Sunday after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed through a chain-link fence near Agua Dulce.

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


No mandatory water cutbacks expected in SCV unless winter 2014-15 is dry

Even though the water in Castaic Lake continues to recede and the protracted statewide drought deepens, local water officials say Santa Clarita Valley residents are still a year away from the possibility of mandatory water conservation.

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


UPDATED: FBI releases photo of "Bombshell Bandit" Valencia bank robbery suspect

FBI agents released photographs Thursday of a woman they've dubbed, the Bombshell Bandit, suspected of robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month all in the hope someone will recognize her, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

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


UPDATE: Divers find body of second boater on Pyramid Lake

Divers searching Pyramid Lake on Wednesday found the body of a 64-year-old man just 30 feet from where the man's companion was found dead Sunday.

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


Driver arrested following high-speed chase on I-5

A 27-year-old man faces several criminal charges today following a high-speed chase that started in Orange County and ended in a scuffle with California Highway Patrol officers in Castaic Tuesday night, a CHP spokesman said.

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


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