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Services planned Tuesday for couple killed in crash

Family and friends of Nicole Lynn Hoffman and Robert Corona Jr., who were killed more than a week ago in a traffic collision, say they are expecting scores of well-wishers at a funeral service scheduled for the couple Tuesday.

November 18, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Speedway property OK’d for current use

Environmental inspectors have determined the Saugus Speedway property, which abuts the contaminated Whittaker-Bermite land, has been satisfactorily cleaned up and is approved for its current use, a state official said Monday.

November 18, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested after theft at Hyatt

A man suspected of having snatched a cell phone and iPad from the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel Monday morning was followed and arrested by sheriff's deputies a block away within a couple of minutes, said Sgt. Gary Miller of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

November 18, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies seek two robbery suspects

Local sheriff's deputies were looking for two robbers who stole about $400 in clothing from a store inside the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall Sunday, a lieutenant said.

November 18, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Thanksgiving feast will go on

Expecting more than 3,000 people at this year's Thanksgiving feast in Newhall, the couple who started the holiday tradition have aligned with the South Valley Church as a way of dealing with the hundreds of donations they expect to receive.

November 18, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mud runners get filthy for a cause

They got dirty for clean water Sunday when runners took part in a fundraising mud run for Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.

November 18, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Inaugural HandsOn run draws hundreds

More than 400 runners turned out Sunday for the inaugural HandsOn Santa Clarita 5k/10k race at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and organizers said they couldn't be happier.

November 18, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Marincola services scheduled Saturday

Those wishing to pay their respects to Anthony "Tony" Marincola, one of Santa Clarita Valley's most noted World War II veterans, are invited to attend his funeral service Saturday.

November 13, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


6 injured in collision on Bouquet Canyon Road

SANTA CLARITA - Six people were taken to the hospital Tuesday following a three-vehicle traffic collision in Saugus, a sheriff's deputy said.

November 12, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley Filipino community rallies to aid typhoon victims

Santa Clarita Valley's Filipino community was mobilizing Tuesday to provide aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan - some knowing their families' homes were destroyed and others uncertain of their loved ones' survival.

November 12, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil tonight for local couple killed in a weekend traffic collision

SANTA CLARITA - A candlelight vigil to honor a local couple killed in a weekend traffic collision in Mojave is scheduled to take place tonight at Central Park, said one of the event organizers.

November 12, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man found dead at Saugus strip mall

SANTA CLARITA - A 37-year-old man was found dead behind a strip mall in Saugus, a local sheriff's lieutenant said Tuesday.

November 12, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita Valley couple killed in crash near Mojave

A young local man and woman who were boyfriend and girlfriend died from injuries suffered in a three-vehicle traffic collision in Mojave, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department said.

November 11, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 guns stolen in Newhall

Local sheriff's deputies are looking for burglars who broke into a Newhall house Monday and stole three long barrel firearms, a lieutenant with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

November 11, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Veterans Day Ceremony draws some 200

U.S. Army veteran Howard Watkins, of the 28th Army Division, parked his wheelchair next to the empty chairs reserved for Private First Class Anthony Marincola and his wife, Genevieve, during Monday's Veterans Day Ceremony in Newhall.

November 11, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Father waives extradition in Castaic parental abduction case

A man charged with parental abduction after he was found in Louisiana with his daughter, a 2-year-old Castaic girl missing November to January, will be picked up in Louisiana Friday and brought back to California, a Louisiana police officer said Tuesday.

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


UPDATE: Man fatally struck on train tracks in Newhall

A man believed to be in his 30s was struck and killed in Newhall Tuesday by a northbound Metrolink train.

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


Saugus woman pleads not guilty to hit and run

A Saugus woman who turned herself in for a hit-and-run collision that allegedly happened a year a half ago has pleaded not guilty to the charge filed against her, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

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


Valencia family struggles with death of son

The mother, father and younger sister of a young Valencia man who died from injuries suffered in a traffic collision Friday are living moment to moment, struggling with their loss, his mother said Monday.

February 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two small brush fires consume 10 acres near Gorman

Two tiny brush fires consumed close to 10 acres Sunday morning near Templin Highway, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

February 16, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local water company dispute could go to court

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

February 16, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Enforcement actions could be taken if drought severity grows

"Water cops" patrolling the streets looking for illegal water use. Fines on residents overusing water. Temporary water shutoff; flow regulators installed on homes.

February 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Preliminary hearing begins in murder case against alleged Highway 14 wrong-way driver

SAN FERNANDO - A 47-year-old Lancaster man took the witness stand Thursday and described the head-to-toe injuries he suffered in a wrong-way-driver collision last summer that killed the other two occupants of his vehicle.

February 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water waning in Bouquet Canyon

Many Bouquet Canyon residents' wells are literally running dry, a crisis water officials attribute more to the condition of Bouquet Canyon Creek than to the current drought.

February 13, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Valencia man arrested on sex charges in Missouri

A 26-year-old Valencia man arrested on sex charges for crimes allegedly committed in St. Louis, Missouri, worked part-time at a Santa Clarita Valley church, officials confirmed Wednesday.

February 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man escapes after hit-and-run crash, catalytic converter theft attempt

A thief trying to steal a catalytic converter in Canyon Country on Tuesday was surprised by the car's owner and failed to grab the device, then got into a hit-and-run collision trying to flee the scene, sheriff's officials said.

February 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Online car purchase goes south

A woman was detained at gunpoint in Valencia for driving a stolen car she bought off Craigslist - the first of two incidents Tuesday in which Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies drew their guns on suspects.

February 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: Memorial set for man killed by deputies

Coroner's investigators were awaiting the results of toxicology tests to determine if drugs, alcohol or any other chemicals played a role in the death of Steven Burke Pettersen, who was shot dead by sheriff's deputies Jan. 30 after allegedly advancing on them with a knife.

February 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Motorcycle crash victim described as ‘outdoorsy,’ ‘respectful’

A 16-year-old Ojai boy who died in a motorcycle crash at a Canyon Country off-road vehicle park Sunday was being remembered Monday as a caring and fun-loving young man who pursued a number outdoor activities.

February 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV school vandalism, thefts mount to thousands of dollars in recent losses

Several Santa Clarita Valley schools have been burglarized and vandalized over the past month in a series of attacks that investigators believe are unrelated, officials said Monday.

February 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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