You might call them the water police. Their beat runs from storm water runoff to overt dumping and extends throughout California. Their staff of 12 is evenly split between scientists and Special Investigations team members, their cases made and culprits exposed through lab work. While they carry no firearms, the sting of their punishment - including millions of dollars in fines - has proven so punitive and persistent that it's prompted some cities to band ...
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is one of two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department stations singled out as lacking in the way it investigates hate crimes, according to a county report examining stations throughout Los Angeles County.
An "aggressive" undercover probe by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest, conviction and sentencing of three people, including a former sheriff's deputy, trying to smuggle drugs into the North County Correctional Facility, a spokesman says.
The board that decides the issue of chloride in the Santa Clara River includes two advocates of Ventura County strawberry farmers.
In the wee early hours of any morning, as you drive along The Old Road near Magic Mountain by the Tournament Players Club Valencia golf course, you might see the sprinklers hard at work watering the 10th or 11th hole.
Fallen United States Marine Corps Pfc. Jake William Suter would have turned 19 today. Instead, the last day of July is shaping up to be one of the worst days his mother, Michelle Unthank, and his stepfather, Chris Unthank, could ever imagine having to face. "I'm lucky I have work to distract me," Chris Unthank said. His wife, sadly, is nowhere near as lucky. This past week, instead of stacking birthday presents, she had the ...
Chloride levels in the Santa Clara River have risen above the limit demanded by Ventura County farmers only once in the past six months - and then only by two milligrams per liter, a Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District official said Thursday.
Santa Clarita Valley sewer ratepayers will wind up spending more in the long run, despite a decision Tuesday night to delay rate-hike discussion until spring.
The vote on a proposed sewer-rate hike was delayed until spring following a lengthy public hearing Tuesday night that drew complaints from residents.
The vote on a proposed sewer rate hike was delayed until spring following a lengthy public hearing Tuesday night that drew complaints from residents.
The biggest battle in the on-going water war over chloride happens Tuesday. Officially, the showdown is called a public hearing sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District seeking to raise sewer rates to help pay for a $210 million salt-ridding reverse-osmosis plant. The battle scene is City Hall; showdown set for 6:30 p.m. While the proposed 50-percent rate increase would likely be felt in residents' pocketbooks - especially those on fixed incomes - it's ...
Joshua Pipho would be 23 this year, probably helping his dad with a growing audio-visual business.
SAN FERNANDO - Attorneys in the Antonio Rodriguez trial delivered eloquent arguments Friday for and against the death penalty for the man who beat a 5-year-old girl to death in a Castaic park bathroom in 2004. The jury in that convicted Rodriguez will receive instructions Monday from San Fernando Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen, then begin deliberations in the penalty phase of the trial. "There is no one here to speak for Desarie," prosecutor ...
SAN FERNANDO - The elusive and allegedly abusive father of convicted child-killer Antonio Rodriguez dominated the closing minutes of the murderer's trial Thursday, as a jury decides his life-or-death fate.
See "Related Content" for links to The Signal's exclusive "Water Wars" series, an in-depth look at the politics of water in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four people, including two sheriff's deputies and a firefighter, were injured in a condominium complex fire in Canyon Country early Monday.
Commuter traffic was stopped briefly this morning when an SUV southbound on Highway 14 flipped in the fast lane in Canyon Country, according to emergency response officials.
It was cold sleeping overnight in a box as more than 400 participants in this year's Box City event found out early Sunday morning as they emerged from cardboard boxes in Bridgeport Park, event organizers said.
As they turned away from the wall Sunday, shaken and wet-eyed, some of the gray-haired serviceman who came to Santa Clarita and found the name of their friends engraved on the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, also found solace in those who survived.
When they formed a conga line for the song 'We Are Family' it became strikingly clear that family is what it's all about at the annual LARC Ranch festivities.
There were 14 guests of honor at the opening ceremonies held for the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall on Thursday - but none of them were there.
SANTA CLARITA - Chibuzo Ikonte, a sophomore at Valencia High School and a promising member of its varsity basketball team, is doing well today after collapsing in the school's gymnasium Wednesday, prompting emergency heart defibrillation, school officials said.
SANTA CLARITA - A student at Valencia High School was treated by paramedics for cardiac arrest after apparently collapsing in the school gymnasium Wednesday afternoon, according to fire and law enforcement officials.
Of all the chores and challenges Chuck Morris has encountered bringing the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to the Santa Clarita Valley, the most difficult task may be reining in emotions.
SANTA CLARITA - A Burbank man charged with two counts of murder in the wrong-way crash that killed two people last June failed to appear in court as ordered Wednesday, according to the prosecutor handling the case.
The Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday approved a $95,000 plan to illuminate close to 100 trees and erect a 23-foot-tall Christmas tree at the Newhall Library.