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UPDATE: Man pleads not guilty of charges stemming from girlfriend’s death

SAN FERNANDO - A Canyon Country man entered a plea of not guilty Thursday to manslaughter charges in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Rosemary Flynn.

November 03, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents say it’s a complex situation

The recent police dragnet for shooting suspects inside a Canyon Country condominium complex came as no surprise to some residents, who complain that crime has become a daily fixture there.

November 03, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Headington joins race for 38th Assembly District

San Fernando Valley businessman Edward Headington announced Wednesday he is running for the Democratic nomination for the 38th Assembly District.

November 03, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Planners approve recreation center in Plum Canyon

County planners have approved the building of two swimming pools and a spa as part of a recreation area off Plum Canyon Road northwest of Heller Circle.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


$21,000 in federal funds go to fire district

County fire officials received a $21,000 boost in funding from federal agencies this week.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman killed in fiery crash identified

County officials Wednesday identified the woman killed in a single-car crash into a pole on Plum Canyon Road last weekend.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Third suspect arrested, charged with murder in Monday's shooting

Homicide detectives have arrested a 17-year-old boy and charged him with murder in connection with Monday's fatal shooting in Canyon Country, according to a statement released today.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Light standard hangs precariously in wind

High winds are suspected of ripping a light standard from its mooring today on Haskell Canyon Road, prompting deputies to divert traffic as the pole leaned precariously.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tears for a ‘best friend’

Marcelino Ortiz gripped the handles of his wheeled walker as he reflected on time spent recently with his best friend "Alex," who was shot and killed Monday while trying to help someone else.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gunman sought in shooting

One gunman was still being sought Tuesday in a double shooting in Canyon Country, and two other suspects - both minors - were in custody following an apparent robbery turned murder, a homicide lieutenant said.

November 02, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Suspect sought in Monday's double shooting

Homicide detectives today are looking for a young black man suspected of shooting two men in Canyon County on Monday that left one person dead and another wounded.

November 01, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A chance to remember

The first ever Day of the Dead celebration at Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary on Sunday was a successful, albeit subdued, affair, organizers and attendees said.

October 31, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frights and fun at Sheriff’s Station

It's scary how a simple attraction like the "haunted" rendering of the local jail could remain a hugely popular Santa Clarita Valley tradition after more than two decades.

October 31, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Biker suffers leg injury in collision

A motorcyclist suffered an injury to one of his legs today following a collision near the intersection of Highway 14 and Interstate 5.

October 26, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Two women arrested on prostitution charges

DeleteLocal vice squad officers arrested two women Tuesday for prostitution, sheriff's officials said.

October 26, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Tips received in Newhall gun club theft

The release Wednesday of a video surveillance image depicting a suspect wanted in connection with the theft of ammunition from a local gun club has produced tips from the public that are now being pursued by detectives, a deputy said.

May 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One sentenced following arrest during Santa Clarita billboard signature-gathering process

Of the eight people arrested during 10 days of signature-gathering at local stores only one has been prosecuted, found guilty and sentenced to three days in jail, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

May 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Manner of death ‘undetermined’ in case of Castaic boy found in washing machine

Investigators with the county coroner's office have closed their case on 8-year-old Cole Hartman - the Santa Clarita Valley youngster found face-down and submerged in a water-filled washing machine last summer - without declaring the autistic boy's death an accident, suicide or homicide.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Suspect escapes deputies by bolting across I-5

A man arrested on Interstate 5 Wednesday on suspicion of transporting drugs kicked out the rear window of the cruiser he was placed in and ran across the entire freeway to escape sheriff's deputies, officials said.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man who struggled with arresting officers gets 38 months in prison

An Azusa man initially charged with seven offenses has been sentenced to 38 months in state prison after pleading no contest to just two of the charges - evading an officer and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Water Company: Down to the gallon

For water company customers who respond "How much is that?" when told to reduce consumption by 20 percent, Valencia Water Company says it has the exact answer.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No gun found following report of possible weapon spotted near Sierra Vista

Reports of a student in possession of a gun near Sierra Vista Junior High School Tuesday prompted swift response by local sheriff's deputies, but no weapon was found, school and law enforcement sources said.

May 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crash in Valencia today snarls traffic

Lunchtime traffic was tied up on Creekside Road at Valencia Boulevard today following a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

May 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body in charred Newhall apartment remains unidentified

A week after finding the body of a man inside a burning Newhall apartment, investigators with the county Coroner's Department have still to identify the victim, a department spokesman said Monday.

May 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita: Billboard petitions have sufficient signatures

After estimating the number of signatures on 15 of 28 boxes of billboard petitions turned in at City Hall today, Santa Clarita city officials declared a minimim number of signatures had been collected to send the issue up to the next level: verification of those signatures by Los Angeles County officials.

May 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Taste of the Town returns to Valencia

Santa Clarita is 'sweet' according to thousands who attended the 26th annual Taste of the Town event in Valencia Sunday.

May 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wings for Life World Run draws hundreds to Santa Clarita

In the dead of the night, more than 1,100 runners gathered at Westfield Valencia Town Center to compete in an event embraced simultaneously by runners in 35 cities around the world, all to raise money for research into spinal cord injury.

May 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crash victim gets some helping hands

One man was injured and taken to the hospital Thursday after his truck left the southbound lanes of Highway 14 and crashed on an embankment, prompting about a dozen concerned witnesses to stop and hold his truck stationary, according to the emergency response officials.

May 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group of alleged petition 'blockers' arrested

Local sheriff's deputies have arrested three more alleged petition "blockers" as the deadline approaches for petitioners seeking to overturn a city ordinance allowing electronic billboards, sheriff's documents show.

May 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thirsty bullet thief sought

A thief who apparently became thirsty after he kicked down the door of a local gun club and stole more than 3,000 bullets may be undone by fingerprints lifted off a refrigerator door, according to documents at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

May 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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