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August 20, 2012 | Compiled by Jim Holt Senior Signal Staff Writer | Crime Reports


Valencia man stabbed to death in New Mexico

A California man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death Thursday of a Valencia man in New Mexico, according to police in Clovis, N.M.

August 19, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist involved in multi-vehicle crash

A motorcyclist ended up in the car pool lanes on Interstate 5 near Highway 14 in a multi-vehcile crash Sunday morning, an officer with the California Highway Patrol confirmed.

August 19, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Gorman fires burn 283 acres

More than 280 acres have now burned in a brush fire near Gorman, a spokesman for the Angeles National Forest said.

August 19, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Forest Service to allow aerial firefighting at night

The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday it will permit agency helicopters to attack wildfires at night in Southern California, a significant policy shift that follows complaints about its response to the deadly 2009 Station Fire.

August 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Knife brandishing on train leads to arrest in SCV

A man is behind bars this morning at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station after allegedly pulling a knife on a commuter aboard a Metrolink train, a sergeant said.

August 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fiancee memorialized by bench, plaque

In the shade of Agua Dulce's rustic landmark water tower near the town's long-standing hardware store is a monument of a different sort - a bench dedicated to the memory of Lori Lindlief on the anniversary of her death.

August 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nitrate water study in SCV

A controversial plan to use bacteria to remove harmful nitrates from groundwater in Acton was approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

August 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 injured in crash on Interstate 5

Five people were taken to hospitals, two with critical injuries, when their SUV hit a guardrail near Gorman Tuesday and flipped on Interstate 5, a California Highway patrol spokesman said.

August 14, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cemex, city hopeful on bill

A bill drafted by Sen. Barbara Boxer and promising to solve the impasse between Cemex and the city of Santa Clarita could be heard by a Senate committee in Washington next month, proponents of the bill said Monday.

August 14, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Motorcyclist traumatically injured in Interstate 5 crash

A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon following a crash on Interstate 5 near Gorman.

August 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rent money stolen from apartment complexes

Thieves stole rent money from three Santa Clarita Valley residents in separate incidents last week, local sheriff's deputies report.

August 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia mother’s campaign on reality TV show continues

A Valencia mother of three is headed for her final contest as a reality TV star this week and a prize of $250,000.

August 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Off-road crash leaves 1 hurt

An off-road enthusiast was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital Sunday after his quad went of the side off an embankment in Hungry Valley, a fire official said.

August 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Trio pleads innocent in Halloween shooting

SAN FERNANDO - Three young men ordered to stand trial for the Halloween shooting of a Canyon Country man entered pleas of not guilty Thursday in San Fernando Superior Court.

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


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Taste of the Town returns to Valencia

Santa Clarita is 'sweet' according to thousands who attended the 26th annual Taste of the Town event in Valencia Sunday.

May 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wings for Life World Run draws hundreds to Santa Clarita

In the dead of the night, more than 1,100 runners gathered at Westfield Valencia Town Center to compete in an event embraced simultaneously by runners in 35 cities around the world, all to raise money for research into spinal cord injury.

May 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crash victim gets some helping hands

One man was injured and taken to the hospital Thursday after his truck left the southbound lanes of Highway 14 and crashed on an embankment, prompting about a dozen concerned witnesses to stop and hold his truck stationary, according to the emergency response officials.

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


Group of alleged petition 'blockers' arrested

Local sheriff's deputies have arrested three more alleged petition "blockers" as the deadline approaches for petitioners seeking to overturn a city ordinance allowing electronic billboards, sheriff's documents show.

May 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thirsty bullet thief sought

A thief who apparently became thirsty after he kicked down the door of a local gun club and stole more than 3,000 bullets may be undone by fingerprints lifted off a refrigerator door, according to documents at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

May 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


High winds topple trees in SCV

Severe winds knocked down at least a dozen trees and tree limbs across the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday, sending some crashing onto roads and created traffic hazards, city and fire officials said.

April 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body found in Newhall apartment fire

The discovery of a body inside a burning Newhall apartment is under investigation by homicide detectives and arson investigators, county fire and coroner officials said Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV Sheriff's Station weekend saturation patrol nets 10 arrests

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested 10 people during a weekend "saturation patrol" aimed at getting under-the-influence drivers off the road, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car found abandoned in ravine

California Highway Patrol officers are looking into the circumstances surrounding a black Corvette found abandoned at the bottom of a ravine along Bouquet Creek over the weekend, according to the CHP.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Twin sisters recount the Holocaust

Twin sisters Rita Kahane and Serena Rubin told a small congregation at Beth Shalom Sunday how lucky they were to have survived several life-threatening moments during the Holocaust, most notably perhaps being the day Nazi doctor Josef Mengele came looking for twins.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another arrest in billboard showdown

A continuing battle over the Santa Clarita City Council's decision to approve electronic billboards along local freeways resulted in another arrest this weekend and a face-to-face showdown between billboard supporters and opponents on the dusty Western streets at the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Giddyup Santa Clarita

Amid the charcoal smell of barbecues, the twirl of parasols and the jingling of spurs, thousands attended the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday and enjoyed a sunny day of Western culture.

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


Lawsuit: ‘Fiscal integrity’ of SCV water service threatened

One of Santa Clarita Valley's four water retailers is suing the agency from which it buys a portion of its water, claiming the Castaic Lake Water Agency illegally purchased the Valencia Water Company, another water retailer.

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


3 arrested so far in ongoing billboard dispute

The ongoing Santa Clarita Valley dispute over electronic billboards between those petitioning against them and the "petition blockers" rallying in their support has netted three arrests and spurred several confrontations at local stores, a sheriff's official confirmed Friday.

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


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