History is being wiped out in Mentryville, one pepper tree at a time, says a man who grew up in the hilly historic area tucked away in a corner of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Two brothers arrested and released two years ago in connection with the beating and stabbing death of Mugsy's Bar owner Louis Campanelli have been arrested again for the same slaying, this time charged with first-degree murder.
On an early morning hike through Mentryville recently with Darryl Manzer, past the big house, the wrought-iron pen he said he built to contain pigs, the gray splintered and crumbling shed by the school, past the school itself and through wisps of swaying pepper-tree branches laden with clusters of peppers, it becomes clear that Manzer has done his research.
Experienced local insider water officials running for a seat at the Castaic Lake Water Agency have seen the numbers on water scarcity and say sound leadership is more important now than ever before.
A series of luxury items stolen in the last couple of weeks suggests some Santa Clarita Valley residents are trying hard to maintain a high standard of living.
The night he was shot and killed in a drive-by gang shooting, 20-year-old Robert Aguilera had learned he was going to have a son.
Detectives hunting for three wallet-lifting thieves who steal from elderly shoppers at local grocery stores hope enhanced images taken from store surveillance cameras will identify them.
Local law enforcement is advising senior shoppers to beware of thieves who rob their victims by distracting them.
Shower with a friend. That's the often-heard (amid giggling) response to detailed published accounts advocating water conservation. But, really. Depending on how committed Santa Clarita Valley residents are in responding to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's call to conserve water in the face of a statewide drought, The Signal has found some novel, energy-saving alternatives to day-to-day routines. Last month, celebrity actor and famed conservationist Ed Begley Jr. visited Santa Clarita Valley stopping by Whole Foods Market ...
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it's actually a simple working guy trying to run a business fixing motorcycles.
The Hart district school board has rebuffed a bid by some district parents to remove a $300 million bond measure from the November ballot.
It was all he could do as two young lives slipped away from him. When Rialto truck driver Jose Galdamez saw the pickup truck slam into a small car parked behind a stopped motorcyclist on Interstate 5 Monday afternoon, it was all he could do to jump from his big rig and run to the driver of the car. "I rushed to the car. I couldn't tell if the driver was a man or woman. ...
There were some exciting moments Thursday afternoon at the Bank of America branch on Valencia Boulevard at the corner of Citrus Avenue, across from Santa Clarita City Hall, when a man ran from the bank after allegedly trying to pass a forged check, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station reported.
Statistics released Wednesday by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station show an overall drop in almost all crimes locally during the first half of 2008.
The latest crime statistics released today by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station reveal an overall drop in almost all crimes in the SCV during the first half of this year.
Three men identified by prosecutors as Rollin 40s Crips gang members scheduled for trial on bank robbery charges appeared in San Fernando Superior Court Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing, a court clerk said.
SANTA CLARITA - One of two men sought in last week's stabbing of a Newhall man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and the other is expected to be arrested soon, a sheriff's detective said Monday.
A Saugus man arrested for stealing from woman after romancing them online pleaded no contest to a reduced charge Monday and was sentenced to two years in state prison.
SANTA CLARITA - A Los Angeles Police Department officer who lives in Stevenson Ranch has been charged with assaulting a member of his family, arrest and booking documents show.
A Hart High School freshman was taken to the hospital this morning after she was struck by a car in front of Hart High School, but her injuries are not serious, a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District said.
Searchers looking for a 19-year-old Orange County man now missing for more than three weeks plan to search the San Fernando Valley Monday, a search coordinator said.
Thousands of people flocked to the 69th Annual Barbecue at Our Lady of Perpetual Help this past weekend sampling tasty food, colorful dance and fast rides.
A Castaic man accused of spearing his pet dog and cat is back in jail after he failed to appear in court as promised, court officials said.
A "scratched" hiker lost in the woods of the Angeles National Forest since Sunday is recovering in the hospital thanks to the heroic efforts of three hikers including a husband and wife who heard his cries for help, said the man's rescuer. When the hikers heard the man's desperate cries one of them - Tyler Knapp - hiked down a waterfall to rescue him. The man, whose identity has not been released, was airlifted to ...
SANTA CLARITA - There were peace symbols. There were tie-dyed clothes. There were love beads, sandals and plenty of music at the swinging seniors Sixties Concert and Dance Wednesday - just no drummer.
SANTA CLARITA - Justice is expected to move slowly for two young local men accused of being "street racers" and charged with murder in the traffic death of Dakota DeMott and, as a result, the case has been transferred downtown to a courtroom in Los Angeles, court officials said.
SANTA CLARITA - A 20-year-old Valencia man was arraigned Wednesday on charges he was under the influence of alcohol when he drove a car that crashed while towing his 19-year-old friend on a skateboard, a court bailiff said.
SANTA CLARITA - Relatives of a missing Burbank man whose car was found Sunday in a remote section of the Angeles National Forest will have to wait about two months to find out if the bones found next to the crash site belonged to their loved one.
SANTA CLARITA - A man and a woman found sleeping in a stolen van were arrested at gunpoint in Stevenson Ranch on Tuesday, a sergeant said.
SANTA CLARITA - The body of a Castaic woman who went missing last month has been found in the desert near California City, a spokeswoman for the Kern County coroner's office said Monday.