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Drunken driving a persistent problem

One week into July, and already a third of all arrests made in the Santa Clarita Valley have been for drunken driving, statistics show.

July 10, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigators may not be able to determine which pilot was in control

Federal investigators probing Thursday's plane crash near Piru that killed two are expected to have a tough time determining which man was at the controls, a medical examiner assigned to the case said Monday.

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


Fatal flight was pilot review

Plane crash victim Harry Bell - war hero, veteran pilot and last year's Man of the Year in the Santa Clarita Valley - was taking his biennial flight review the day his plane crashed, according to one local pilot.

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


Boating victim identified as passenger

A Russian teen killed in a boating crash last week has been identified as having been the passenger on the watercraft he was riding, a coroner's official said.

July 08, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials: Ongoing dispute led to shooting

GORMAN - An ongoing feud between two cousins reached a boiling point this weekend with one man shot in the foot and charged with witness intimidation and assault with a deadly weapon, a local sheriff's sergeant said.

July 06, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calls about illegal fireworks kept local firefighter busy Wednesday

Every Fourth of July, lighted fireworks fall onto "tons" of homes across the county, sparking worried homeowners to call 911 and report their houses are afire, a fire official said Thursday.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Likely nails in road result in multiple flat tires

Several vehicles ended up with flat tires on the on-ramp to Interstate 5 near Highway 14 Thursday due to nails, or something metallic, spilled on the roadway, California Highway Patrol officers reported.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 injured in Saugus collision

A man and a woman were injured in a two-car collision near Santa Clarita Park on Seco Canyon Road on Thursday afternoon.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspect sought in Fourth of July shooting

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies are looking for a 23-year-old man described as "armed and dangerous" whom they say shot another man in Canyon Country on Wednesday.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Crime Reports


Rescue helicopter airlifts injured motorist

A motorist who suffered apparent head injuries in a single-car crash on Interstate 5 near Smokey Bear Road late this afternoon was transferred to a rescue helicopter that landed on the freeway, briefly shutting down the northbound lanes.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon staffer leaving

Bob Haueter, deputy chief of staff to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is leaving his post with the congressman this week, he said Wednesday.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A closer look at court delays

An estimated 341 court staffers will be affected by "across-the-board" budget cuts in four areas, according to officials at Los Angeles County Superior Court.

July 05, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The patriots' parade: SCV celebrates Fourth of July

The Santa Clarita Valley was awash in red, white and blue today as the Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade wound its way past hundreds of curb-side fans for the 80th time.

July 04, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon staffer leaving congressman’s employ

Bob Haueter, deputy chief of staff to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is leaving his post with the congressman this week, he said Wednesday.

July 04, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man shot in Canyon Country

A man was shot in Canyon Country during a dispute with another man Wednesday, but he was expected to survive his wounds, sheriff's investigators said.

July 04, 2012 | BY Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: 4 injured in Saturday night crash on Newhall Ranch Road

Four people, at least two of them juveniles, were injured and taken to the hospital Saturday night following a traffic collision on Newhall Ranch Road, where the road becomes Golden Valley Road, near the overpass that crosses Soledad Canyon Road, emergency response officials said.

May 31, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bypass to Bouquet Canyon water impasse unlikely

There's no getting around the laws that protect endangered critters such as the unarmored threespine stickleback - even if you're one of a dozen state, county and local agencies seeking a solution to the water impasse in Bouquet Canyon.

May 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV detectives investigating 2 reports of child predator

Local sheriff's detectives are investigating reports of a possible child predator cruising the Santa Clarita Valley in a black BMW, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station spokesman said Thursday.

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


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


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