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Officer injured in crash

A Los Angeles Police Department officer suffered "moderate injuries" Sunday afternoon in a traffic collision, a CHP officer said.

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


Sex offender released on parole again

A registered sex offender living in Canyon Country is back on the street today, less than six weeks after his arrest for violating his parole.

August 03, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man beaten on way to Metrolink station

Two men were arrested Thursday morning after a commuter was attacked on his way to the Metrolink in Canyon Country, a local sheriff's sergeant said.

August 02, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil held 2 years after death

The vigil held in Rosemary Flynn's honor Tuesday night at Canyon Country Park was a celebration of her life, an organizer said, although it was held on the second anniversary of her death.

August 01, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Firefighters knock down house fire

A family was displaced Tuesday after fire gutted their Canyon Country home.

July 31, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial set in drunken driving/murder case

A trial date has been set for an Agua Dulce man accused of being intoxicated and killing his neighbor with his car.

July 31, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former COC trustee pleads guilty to soliciting a minor for sex over the Internet

A former College of the Canyons trustee has entered a plea of guilty on a charge that he solicited a minor for sex over the Internet, a court official said Tuesday.

July 31, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Accused molester pleads not guilty to charges

A 20-year-old Valencia man who is on trial for several sex offenses allegedly involving more than a dozen victims entered a plea of not guilty in San Fernando Superior Court today.

July 31, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Quarrel leads to leap in front of car in Canyon Country

A 29-year-old man was rushed to hospital Monday afternoon after jumping in front of a car in an apparent bid to end his life, a local sheriff's spokesman said.

July 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Homeless man beating investigated as hate crime

The beating of a homeless man whipped with a belt and injured by its buckle while sleeping outside a Valencia business early Sunday morning is now being investigated as a hate crime, a local sheriff's spokesman said Monday.

July 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Injury crash sends woman to hospital

An early morning crash Sunday sent one woman to hospital and sent car parts crashing into a nearby bank, landing on a counter and "popping" open a money till, local sheriff's deputies report.

July 30, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall suicide investigation continues

The L.A. County Coroner's Department is investigating the death of a man who hanged himself atop an electrical utility pole in Newhall on Saturday.

July 30, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 4th collision within month on Highway 14

A two-car collision shut down southbound rush-hour commuter traffic on Highway 14 for nearly an hour Friday afternoon at Escondido Canyon Road, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

July 27, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car vs. bike crash leads to minor injuries

Local sheriff's deputies are looking into a Friday morning collision in North Valencia involving an off-duty law enforcement officer and a bicyclist, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

July 27, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man faces trial in fatal collision

A 68-year-old man ordered to stand trial for a fatal hit-and-run collision in Valencia that left a 65-year-old woman dead is scheduled to appear in San Fernando Superior Court next week.

July 26, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Victim of Pyramid Lake boating accident identified

The victim of a fatal boating accident on Pyramid Lake Sunday has been identified as 52-year-old Rick Tanovan, of West Covina, as the lake search for his friend, continues, according to county sheriff and coroner officials.

June 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deliberations continue in FBI obstruction-of-justice case with new juror on panel

One juror was replaced with an alternate today as deliberations entered their second week in the trial of six Sheriff's Department sworn personnel accused of obstructing the FBI in its investigation of jail wrongdoing.

June 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman injured in Newhall hit & run

A woman was injured and taken to the hospital Sunday after a motorist allegedly hit her car as she was getting something out of the vehicle, an investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Traffic Section said.

June 30, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorist survives plunge down ravine

A motorist survived a harrowing plunge of more than 100-foot down a ravine in Agua Dulce Sunday, according to law enforcement and fire officials.

June 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV radio club holds disaster prep event

When it comes to disaster preparedness, the folks at the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club are the ones law enforcement and fire officials look to for keeping the lines of communication open and Sunday was their day to prove it.

June 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV deputies make sweep of homeless encampment

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies have broken up a homeless encampment in the Santa Clara River wash near Bouquet Creek and Valencia Boulevard, arresting some of the denizens, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Thursday.

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


Suspect in hit and run was on probation

A Valencia man suspected of being the driver in hit-and-run crash that knocked a pedestrian 50 feet into the air was on probation for a theft conviction at the time of the collision, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

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


Charges dismissed against Canyon Country woman in attempted murder

The lone charge against a Canyon Country woman for the attempted murder of a Newhall man was dismissed this week, a District Attorney's Office spokesman said Wednesday.

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


UPDATE: Movie prop 'suicide vest' sparked bomb scare

The suspicious-looking vest that sparked Monday's four-hour bomb scare in Valencia did exactly what it was supposed to do - mimic a "suicide vest" - because it was a movie prop stolen from a Santa Clarita Valley home, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.

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


UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of domestic assault

A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of domestic assault after he was pulled over by more than a dozen sheriff's deputies for erratic driving.

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


Man sentenced in parental abduction case

A man arrested for parental abduction after he was found in Louisiana with his daughter, a 2-year-old Castaic girl missing for two months, is now serving a 92-day sentence in Los Angeles County jail, a D.A. spokesman said Tuesday.

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


Vest among contents of fake bomb that shut down Valencia shopping center

The contents of a suspicious-looking package that included a "suicide vest" fastened with protruding wires was being studied Tuesday after a bomb scare that shut down a Valencia shopping center.

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


Two suspicious packages “rendered safe” in Valencia

Sheriff's Department bomb squad deputies shut down a shopping center between Delmonte Drive and Valencia Boulevard near McBean Parkway Monday after they discovered two suspicious packages - one in a car parked at the center and another in a bush in the same parking lot - according to officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

June 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Union School District tables election debate to July meeting

Members of the Castaic Union School District decided Monday night they need more information about by-district elections and California's Voting Rights Act before they discuss the possibility of changing the district's at-large election system.

June 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No restitution sought from ‘hot tub’ burglars

Three burglars who tried to break into a Castaic home and then hid from sheriff's deputies in an empty Westridge hot tub and trash can were out of hot water with homeowners this week.

June 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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