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Saugus 18-year-old gets probation for possession of controlled substance

SANTA CLARITA - A Saugus man arrested on suspicion he concealed the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl struggling with drug abuse has been sentenced to five years probation after pleading no contest to a lesser crime, according to court officials and documents.

October 07, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Homicide detectives: Man shot in Castaic was pointing rifle at deputies

SANTA CLARITA - A Castaic man shot and killed at his home Sunday following a brief confrontation with sheriff's deputies is remembered today by coworkers as a film industry veteran committed to the craft of audio post-production.

October 07, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bra fundraiser supports breast cancer research

Scores of women, many of them breast cancer survivors, showed up Sunday for the Soroptimist of Santa Clarita Valley's 10th annual Bras for a Cause fundraiser, themed "Bras of Broadway" this year.

October 07, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man's body found in Newhall identified

Coroner's investigators have identified the man whose body was found in Newhall Sunday morning as 26-year-old Travis Newman, according to coroner and sheriff's officials.

October 06, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters get jump on Gorman brush fire

Firefighters prepared for a wind-driven fire season got the jump on a small brush fire near Gorman Sunday morning, an inspector for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

October 06, 2013 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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October 06, 2013 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


One injured in rollover crash near Gorman

SANTA CLARITA - The driver of a pickup truck that crashed near Gorman this morning was airlifted to an area hospital, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

October 03, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man robbed at gunpoint near Santa Clarita Metrolink Station

A man was robbed at gunpoint by three men Wednesday near the Santa Clarita Metrolink Station at Soledad Canyon Road and Commuter Way, a sheriff's spokesman said.

October 02, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV deputies reflect on woman's rescue

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies Sean Caples and Patrick Ince say they didn't have time to think about it - they knew they had to enter the burning condominium because neighbors said a woman was inside.

October 02, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury convicts robber on 26 felony counts

SANTA CLARITA - One of two men arrested more than a year ago for robbing a local AT&T store at gunpoint was found guilty by a jury of 26 felony counts, according to the man who prosecuted the pair.

October 02, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2nd suspect arrested in Newhall stabbing

SANTA CLARITA - A second suspect - a woman - has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the stabbing of a Newhall man last month, the sergeant in charge of the investigation said Wednesday.

October 02, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: More than starch in the shirts

SANTA CLARITA - A man who spent more than a dozen years cleaning shirts for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been arrested for putting more than starch in laundry destined for the jail.

October 01, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country man pleads not guilty in stabbing

SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country man charged in the alleged gang-related stabbing of a 20-year-old man four months ago has pleaded not guilty to felony attempted murder.

October 01, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arraignment put off again in felony animal cruelty case

A Castaic man accused of spearing his pet dog and cat four months ago has yet to be arraigned on the felony charges against him, despite his failure to appear in court as promised and his recent arrest, according to court officials and court documents.

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


UPDATED: SCV deputies pull woman from burning condo

Four people, including two sheriff's deputies and a firefighter, were injured in a condominium complex fire in Canyon Country early Monday.

September 30, 2013 | by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


PUC officially washes hands of Valencia Water

The California Public Utilities Commission sidelined itself Thursday in the dispute over Castaic Lake Water Agency's takeover of Valencia Water Company, making civil court the venue for further action.

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


3 crashes but no injuries as Santa Clarita Valley weathers first real winter storm of season

Emergency crews responded to at least three traffic collisions in the Santa Clarita Valley this morning. But despite rain and slick roads, they reported no injuries.

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


UPDATE: SCV residents of flood-prone areas warned of potential danger

Bouquet Canyon residents should have a small suitcase packed and be ready to go in the event of flooding caused by back-to-back storms moving into theSanta Clarita Valley starting tonight, said a spokesman for the National Weather Service.

February 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: County OK’s emergency status for Bouquet Canyon residents

County supervisors declared a state of local emergency Tuesday for the residents of Bouquet Canyon, paving the way for a speedy cleanup of the sediment-filled Bouquet Creek bed and the release of much-needed water from Bouquet Reservoir.

February 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Sheriff’s Department traffic investigators map scene of fatal collision

Local traffic investigators gathered evidence Tuesday at the scene of a traffic collision at Copper Hill Drive and Copperstone Drive that claimed the life of a Valencia man.

February 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


All smell but no smoke in report of Valencia fire

The smell of smoke inside an office on Cinema Drive in Valencia prompted a swift response this morning from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

February 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley drug drop boxes yield unusual find

A San Diego man was reunited with the gold chain he lost during high school after it was found inside a discarded 1988 prescription drug vial dropped off anonymously at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station,

February 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspected student prank results in SCV bus evacuation

A Santa Clarita Transit bus was evacuated in Canyon Country on Monday after a "stink bomb" was set off inside it, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

February 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Metal thieves hit Valencia business

Metal thieves have targeted a Valencia businessman five times in two weeks, making off with at least $8,000 in copper wiring during their last break-in, according to the owner and local sheriff's deputies.

February 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Philharmonic performs its first concert

It's been about three years in the making, but on Sunday the sweet sounds of music signaled the beginning of public performances for the Santa Clarita Philharmonic.

February 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vote could boost Bouquet water

Many Bouquet Canyon residents hoping to fill their dry wells through an emergency county measure to release much-needed water from the Bouquet reservoir should not expect immediate results, said the official with his hand on the tap.

February 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Driver gets probation, community service in hit-and-run collision

A Newhall man who turned himself in four hours after he hit a bicyclist with his car, seriously injuring the victim, was sentenced Tuesday to probation and community service.

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


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