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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


Split sentencing generally shunned in county

The state's controversial prison realignment program is now more than two years old, and the man charged with overseeing the Los Angeles County Probation Department said he would like to see more offenders divide their sentence time between custody and formal supervision.

December 31, 2013 | Luke Money | 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


Destructive fresh-water mussels found in Lake Piru

Fresh-water mussels that can cause millions of dollars in waterway and pipeline damage have invaded Lake Piru, putting park officials at nearby Castaic Lake on heightened alert, state and county officials said Monday.

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


Valencia: Baby boy surrendered at hospital

LOS ANGELES, December 30, 2013– Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is pleased to announce the County's Safe Surrender Program celebrated success for the ninth time this year with the report of a safely surrendered newborn baby boy. This most recent safe surrender occurred on December 29, 2013 at a hospital in Valencia.

December 30, 2013 | source: Los Angeles County 4th District Supervisor Don Knabe | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 HOV Improvement Project (SR-170 – Buena Vista Street)

San Fernando Valley – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes and ramps of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) as part of a $121 million improvement project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes in each direction along I-5 between SR-170 to Buena Vista Street. Closures are subject to change. Detours will be signed.

December 30, 2013 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Collecting warmth for the disadvantaged

Smiling Frog Pediatric Dentistry in Valencia will be holding a clothing drive through the month of January for children who are being helped by Single Mothers Outreach, a Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit organization.

December 30, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


No fireworks in national forest

ARCADIA, Calif.-New Year's Eve holiday visitors to the Angeles National Forest need to leave their fireworks at home, officials advise.

December 30, 2013 | Source: Angeles National Forest | Santa Clarita Valley News


Veterans' housing project expected to be complete in 2014

Officials hope to soon cut the ribbon on a project that demonstrates a new level of commitment to America's veterans: a low-cost housing development allowing vets and their families to own their own homes in the Santa Clarita Valley.

December 30, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal 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


What’s your New Year’s resolution?

SANTA CLARITA - What are your New Year's resolutions for 2014? Do you plan to lose weight, improve your education, get out of debt or learn a foreign language?

December 30, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Red Flag warning continues through 10 a.m. today

A Red Flag warning for gusty winds and high fire hazard remains in effect until 10 a.m. today in the Santa Clarita Valley.

December 30, 2013 | By Signal Staff | 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


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COC voting lawsuit set to move ahead

In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local street food vendors inspected

A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Colossus to close at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain's iconic roller coaster Colossus will close Aug. 16 after a 36-year run, officials at the Santa Clarita Valley theme park announced Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Voters trickle in to SCV polling places

Voter turnout appeared sluggish today at Santa Clarita Valley polling places as the 2014 primary election got under way.

June 03, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Outlaw motorcycle club affiliate arrested in Newhall bar stabbing

After a month-long investigation into the stabbing of a father and son outside a Newhall bar, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives have arrested an affiliate of the outlawed Vagos Motorcycle Club on suspicion of attempted murder, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 injured in Highway 14 collision in SCV

A woman was injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday following a two-car traffic collision on Highway 14 near Golden Valley Road, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grizzlies go on

June 03, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze | Santa Clarita Valley News


Primary could yield surprise

The first gubernatorial primary under California's new top-two system has evolved into a typical campaign between Republicans hoping to come in second, pitting a state lawmaker who is a tea party favorite against a socially moderate investment banker making his first run for public office.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Teens in SCV weekend collision recovering

Two Santa Clarita Valley teens injured in a late-night crash last weekend were resting at home Monday, a third was due to go home and a fourth was released, although it was unclear whether she went home or to another hospital, officials said.

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


SCV sheriff’s detectives looking to snare mouse trap bandit

Bank robbers used sticky mouse traps to try to catch themselves some loot recently through the slot of a Santa Clarita Valley bank night deposit box.

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


‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ performances canceled at The Rep

Persistent heckling from an audience member during a performance of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" led to the shut-down of the production's remaining Santa Clarita Valley run.

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


CHP: Officers bust illegal car club in Bouquet Canyon

A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kennedy’s courage

It seemed a perfectly normal summer day July 29, 2013, as Melissa Urban of Castaic left work. Like many working moms, she still had plenty to do, starting with picking up her 17-month-old daughter, Kennedy, from child care, and later delivering dinner to her laid-up boss.

June 02, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Red-tagged house has rich history

Behind the shutters and the boarded up windows of a house on Bernina Avenue in Canyon Country, now red-tagged with "No trespassing" stickers, lies the history of a man who devoted his life to helping the unfortunate.

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


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