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Private investigator reports Laspisa sightings

A local private investigator says she has received at least a couple of reported Bryce Laspisa sightings every week since the 19-year-old went missing in August.

December 31, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New year may bring new ideas for inmate sentencing

After more than a decade of trying to help reduce overcrowding in California prisons, local prosecutors are setting their sights in 2014 on finding more alternatives to incarceration, The Signal has found.

December 31, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


8 Hart district band members to march in Rose Parade

SANTA CLARITA - More than half a dozen local high school marching band musicians will be proudly marching in the 2014 Rose Parade on Wednesday, having been chosen for the Tournament of Roses Honor Band

December 30, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country house fire causes $20,000 damage

SANTA CLARITA - A garage fire at a Canyon Country home Monday caused an estimated $20,000 damage, fire and law enforcement officials said.

December 30, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Homeless shelter worker attacked by transient woman

A 33-year-old woman faces battery charges after allegedly assaulting a worker at the Santa Clarita Valley homeless shelter, local Sheriff's Station documents show.

December 30, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Partygoers threatened by gunman

A Christmas Eve party in a Canyon Country neighborhood ended with a barricaded suspect surrendering to police Christmas Day, according to a report filed at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Sunday.

December 30, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Workers battle giant reed

A small army of workers has launched its battle against one of the Santa Clarita Valley's toughest adversaries.

December 29, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Fire erupts in Saugus as high winds hit SCV

SANTA CLARITA - A brush fire blackened some 15 acres of land in Saugus today as Santa Ana winds whipped through Southern California.

December 29, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Keeping the tap flowing

First, pour yourself a glass of water from the tap.

December 29, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


What's next for the Christmas tree?

With "Ho ho ho" in the rear-view mirror but "Happy New Year" ahead, you might already be wondering what to do with that dried-out, needle-dropping Christmas tree that's drooping in the living room.

December 26, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita wins environmental award

The city of Santa Clarita has won a national environmental award for a project to restore the only unchanneled stretch of Bouquet Creek within city limits, officials announced Thursday.

December 26, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Ranch students raise more than $5,000 to play Santa

SANTA CLARITA - More than 40 under-privileged local kids woke up this morning to find Santa brought them exactly what they asked for - thanks to more than three dozen students at West Ranch High School who call themselves Santa's Special Forces.

December 24, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Harrowing rescue frees woman from crashed truck

SANTA CLARITA - A big rig driver was trapped inside the truck when it crashed through a guardrail, flipped onto its side and was left dangling over a 300-foot-deep ravine early Monday near Castaic.

December 23, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Last-minute shoppers take to SCV shops

'Tis the season to be a polite, happy shopper joining thousands of others in the Santa Clarita Valley for the crush of last minute Christmas shopping - but then there's still two days of shopping left.

December 23, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local cyclist embarks on a ride that almost killed him one year ago

More than 120 bicyclists surprised local cyclist Kevin Korenthal Sunday when they rallied around him on the one-year anniversary of an accident that almost killed him.

December 23, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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3 arrested in Canyon Country purse snatching

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested three robbery suspects at gunpoint Wednesday who were sought in a Canyon Country purse-snatching, a spokesman said.

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


Motorcyclist injured in Saugus collision

A motorcyclist was injured and taken to the hospital shortly after 11 a.m. today following a multi-vehicle crash in Saugus, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

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


Canyon Country home ‘red-tagged,’ boarded up

A rat-infested Canyon Country "house of concern" where six people were arrested for various crimes over the past 18 months has been boarded up by order of city, county and law enforcement officials.

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


Deal offered in Guglielmelli case

A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife was offered a plea deal by prosecutors Tuesday and has until early June to consider the offer, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

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


Jail worker injured in Saugus bike-car collision

A Valencia cyclist suffered a broken leg and other injuries last weekend after colliding with a car in Saugus, emergency response officials said Tuesday.

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


Trial gets under way in Sheriff’s Department obstruction case

Prosecutors presented opening statements Tuesday in their case against six sworn Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers - including a Valencia resident - accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jail system, a U,S. Attorney's Office spokesman said.

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


New thrill splashes into SCV

Opening day of Bonzai Pipelines, the "terrifying" new water slide attraction at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor amusement park, received a resounding two shaky thumbs up, according to its inaugural riders.

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


SCV pays tribute on Memorial Day

Every year, as witnessed Monday, more and more people turn out for the Memorial Day Tribute in the Santa Clarita Valley, meaning more and more people proudly stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their local veterans honored on that day.

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


Hopeful swimmers react to Castaic beach closures

Scores of Castaic Lake patrons expressed anger and frustration Sunday when they learned at the gate that there was no swimming allowed at the park.

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


More for less?

As one of the worst droughts on record deepens, and water levels at Castaic Lake continue to drop, Santa Clarita Valley ratepayers could find themselves paying more for their water as a result, water officials said.

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


Man dies after crash at off-roading park

An off-roading enthusiast died Sunday following a crash at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreational Area entrance near Gorman, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Coroner said.

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


UPDATE: Detectives checking reports that missing Saugus High School grad has been found

Homicide detectives looking for a Saugus High School grad who went missing from her current home in Brentwood Saturday are now checking reports the woman has been found safe, according to an officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

May 25, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sylmar man killed in crash near Calgrove Saturday night

A Saturday night single-vehicle traffic collision on Interstate 5 near Calgrove Boulevard has claimed the life of a 33-year-old Dale James Starn of Sylmar.

May 25, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspect sought in Newhall cold case

A man nearly killed 16 years ago when he was viciously stabbed in his Newhall home called a local sheriff's lieutenant recently with a simple message for investigators, said Deputy Josh Dubin.

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


Jury selection begins in trial of Valencia man accused in jail corruptions probe

Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of a Valencia man named as a central figure in a corruptions probe involving the Los Angeles County jail system.

May 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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