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Sheriff's Department: Beware of phone scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, hang up - it's a scam, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley

It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


California to HOAs: No brown grass fines

California has a message for cities and homeowner associations that persist in fining residents for not watering their lawns during the drought: back off.

July 24, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest

Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family comes forward for orphaned baby

Baby Violeta Martinez was just learning to walk when Tuesday's fatal crash in Acton claimed the lives of her parents, relatives of the orphaned girl said Thursday.

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


Children’s Bureau seeks foster families, parents

The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their parents.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Castaic man pleads no contest to attempted murder in savage bar beating

Editor's note: Corrects that bar beating occurred last year/

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


Brush fire doused near Interstate 5

Firefighters from both the county and the U.S. Forest Service jumped on a small brush fire north of Castaic Thursday, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said.

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


High-speed rail meetings coming to the Santa Clarita Valley

Officials from the California High-Speed Rail Authority will hold a series of meetings - two locally - next month to discuss possible routes for the bullet train as it snakes its way through Southern California and potentially through the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 knife-point robbers given prison sentences

Two convicted bandits who robbed Santa Clarita Valley residents at knife-point for their cellphones and wallets last fall have been sentenced to prison, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Thursday.

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


California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Central Park expansion nearly complete

A yearlong expansion of Santa Clarita's largest park is nearly complete, city officials said Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teens collared for allegedly smoking marijuana outside sheriff's offices

Detectives made their latest drug pinch easily Wednesday when the drug bust came to them for a change.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Baby survives Highway 14 crash that killed her parents

A baby girl pulled from the wreckage of a Highway 14 crash that killed her parents suffered major injuries - including some broken bones - but was recovering Wednesday, law enforcement officers said.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV bank teller charged with stealing from customers

A Valencia man who worked as a bank teller in the Santa Clarita area faces four felony counts for allegedly stealing more than $24,000 from customers, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

July 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Deputies nab armed robbery suspect

A shotgun-wielding robber demanded Xanax from a Newhall pharmacy Thursday then escaped on foot with the drugs by running into a nearby neighborhood.

October 23, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Halloween message from Cpt. Johnson

Halloween is just around the corner and most families are excited and eager to participate in the long standing tradition of children dressing in costumes and walking door-to-door throughout the community to get treats. While we are eager to observe this tradition, here is an important statistic to keep in mind; children are four times more likely to be struck by a car on Halloween night than any other night of the year.

October 23, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


One student cited, 7 disciplined following videotaped fight

A brawl videotaped at Valencia High School following a football game has resulted in disciplinary actions against seven students, while one student was cited for allegedly making criminal threats, school and sheriff's officials said Thursday.

October 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


School holds celebration for retiring superintendent

Officials at Fair Oaks Ranch Community School unveiled a plaque Thursday honoring and recognizing Superintendent Robert Nolet for his more than three decades at the helm of the Sulphur Springs School District.

October 23, 2014 | By Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


Defense sums up arguments in SCV Halloween murder trial

SAN FERNANDO - Lawyers representing three young men accused of killing "good Samaritan" Alejandro Sanchez-Torrez on Halloween three years ago argued in court Thursday that evidence against their clients is scant and witnesses are questionable.

October 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Candidates recap qualifications in congressional debate

Two local congressional candidates put a spin on records, both their own and each other's, during a debate hosted Thursday by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.

October 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV deputies search for drug store robber

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies surrounded a house and were searching Thursday afternoon for a suspect who robbed a Walgreens in Santa Clarita, officials said.

October 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Scientists work to save endangered desert mammal

Amargosa voles, small rodents that inhabit rare marshes of the Mojave Desert, have faced dire circumstances in recent years. Loss of habitat, extreme drought and climate change brought this subspecies of the California vole to near extinction, leaving only a few hundred clinging to existence. It is now one of the most critically endangered mammals in North America. Its luck may be changing with the birth of the first set of pups from a new captive breeding program at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

October 23, 2014 | Source: California Department of Fish and Wildlife | Santa Clarita Valley News


Prosecutor presents closing arguments in Halloween murder case

Closing arguments were presented Wednesday in the month-long murder trial of three young men accused of killing good Samaritan Alejandro Sanchez-Torrez on Halloween three years ago.

October 22, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies investigate school fight

Sheriff's deputies are investigating a Friday night fight at Valencia High School that was caught on video and posted on social media, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Wednesday.

October 22, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic teacher wins county Teacher of the Year award

Kim Baljet says she can remember the names of her teachers over the years.

October 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nine Saugus households displaced by flooding

The flooding last week of nine Santa Clarita Valley homes left residents homeless while insurance agents continue to assess the damage, residents and water officials said Wednesday.

October 22, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Annual Cowboy Festival may not be at Melody Ranch

The annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival - consistently among the city's more popular events - may have a new home in 2015, officials said Wednesday.

October 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wells Fargo makes donations to SCV nonprofits

Wells Fargo recently donated thousands of dollars to several Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit organizations, according to a news release.

October 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Holiday lights going up in Newhall

In a sure sign that the holidays are fast approaching: Lights are once again going up in Newhall.

October 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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