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Suspicious package at mall causes concern

A suspicious package found at the mall turned out to be trash but, for a while, caused some concern.

November 06, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boy injured in two-car crash

A 7-year-old Lee Vining boy was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning following a two-car collision on Interstate 5 near Highway 126.

November 06, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Father questions soldier security

The sun had risen just a few hours earlier over Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Afghanistan on March 19 when the American troops began cleaning their weapons.

November 06, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fund set up for family of good Samaritan

A memorial fund was set up Thursday for the family of a good Samaritan shot and killed Monday after he stepped up to help a robbery victim.

November 04, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man pleads not guilty of charges stemming from girlfriend’s death

SAN FERNANDO - A Canyon Country man entered a plea of not guilty Thursday to manslaughter charges in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Rosemary Flynn.

November 03, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents say it’s a complex situation

The recent police dragnet for shooting suspects inside a Canyon Country condominium complex came as no surprise to some residents, who complain that crime has become a daily fixture there.

November 03, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Headington joins race for 38th Assembly District

San Fernando Valley businessman Edward Headington announced Wednesday he is running for the Democratic nomination for the 38th Assembly District.

November 03, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Planners approve recreation center in Plum Canyon

County planners have approved the building of two swimming pools and a spa as part of a recreation area off Plum Canyon Road northwest of Heller Circle.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


$21,000 in federal funds go to fire district

County fire officials received a $21,000 boost in funding from federal agencies this week.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman killed in fiery crash identified

County officials Wednesday identified the woman killed in a single-car crash into a pole on Plum Canyon Road last weekend.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Third suspect arrested, charged with murder in Monday's shooting

Homicide detectives have arrested a 17-year-old boy and charged him with murder in connection with Monday's fatal shooting in Canyon Country, according to a statement released today.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Light standard hangs precariously in wind

High winds are suspected of ripping a light standard from its mooring today on Haskell Canyon Road, prompting deputies to divert traffic as the pole leaned precariously.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tears for a ‘best friend’

Marcelino Ortiz gripped the handles of his wheeled walker as he reflected on time spent recently with his best friend "Alex," who was shot and killed Monday while trying to help someone else.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gunman sought in shooting

One gunman was still being sought Tuesday in a double shooting in Canyon Country, and two other suspects - both minors - were in custody following an apparent robbery turned murder, a homicide lieutenant said.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Suspect sought in Monday's double shooting

Homicide detectives today are looking for a young black man suspected of shooting two men in Canyon County on Monday that left one person dead and another wounded.

November 01, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


UPDATE: Man hit by car in Valencia

A cyclist was hit by an SUV Thursday on McBean Parkway and taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

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


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