Coroner IDs Santa Clarita woman struck by train Thursday night
L.A. County sheriff's deputies bring out a sheet to cover the remains of a person that was apparently hit by a train near Rainbow Glen Drive and Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita on Thursday night. Dan Watson/The Signal

Coroner IDs Santa Clarita woman struck by train Thursday night

By Perry Smith and Tammy Murga Coroner’s officials identified a pedestrian fatally struck by a Metrolink passenger train in Canyon Country late Thursday night.  Jasmine Owens Taira, 30, of Santa…

UPDATE: Autopsy planned for woman found unconscious in Valencia parking lot
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies canvas and area of parking lot inside the River Oaks Shopping Center following the death of a woman Sunday night. Cory Rubin/The Signal

UPDATE: Autopsy planned for woman found unconscious in Valencia parking lot

A woman who was found unconscious in a parking lot at the corner of Magic Mountain Parkway and McBean Parkway died after she was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Sunday evening.

Coroner: Saugus junior died of diabetes
Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide detectives stand outside the scene on the 28600 block of Pietro Drive in North Valencia. Cory Rubin/ The Signal

Coroner: Saugus junior died of diabetes

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner revealed Friday the Christian Nsubuga, the 15-year-old Saugus High School student who was found dead in September, died of natural…

SCV officials react to death of former President George H.W. Bush
In this photo from Jo Anne Darcy's collection, courtesy of SCVHistory.com, then-President George HW Bush visits the opening of the North County Correctional Facility. Bush died Friday at age 94.

SCV officials react to death of former President George H.W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Friday. He was 94. “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable…

Drug Task Force unveiled amid fatal overdose investigation
Sheriff's Detective Bill Velek searches an older model Honda Civic Hybrid at the scene of a suspected fatal drug overdose near Spruce Street and 12th Street in Newhall. Austin Dave/The Signal

Drug Task Force unveiled amid fatal overdose investigation

Members of a new specialized federal drug task force began investigating the apparent drug overdose death of a man in Newhall on Tuesday. The deceased man, whose identity has not…

Funeral for “Booga” held Saturday
Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide detectives stand outside the scene on the 28600 block of Pietro Drive in North Valencia. Cory Rubin/ The Signal

Funeral for “Booga” held Saturday

A well-loved high school football player was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral held at Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary, while questions remain about his death. The funeral service…

UPDATE: Homicide detectives investigating death of 15-year-old boy
Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide detectives stand outside the scene on the 28600 block of Pietro Drive in North Valencia. Cory Rubin/ The Signal

UPDATE: Homicide detectives investigating death of 15-year-old boy

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy who was found unresponsive Wednesday morning inside a Valencia home, near Rio Norte Junior High School. A spokeswoman for the…

Rio Vista rollover crash victim ID’ed
Deputies investigate a rollover crash by Rio Vista Elementary School. Austin Dave | The Signal

Rio Vista rollover crash victim ID’ed

Medical examiners identified the man killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in front of Rio Vista Elementary School last week. George Arturo Alcala, 36, was a Lancaster resident, according to…

Beyond the overdose: addiction’s deadly side effects
Dr. Darrin Privett speaks about the effects of drugs he sees in the emergency room at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital before hundreds of attendees at the city's third "Heroin Kills" symposium held at the Santa Clartia Sports Complex in 2013. Photo by Dan Watson.

Beyond the overdose: addiction’s deadly side effects

Less than 10 days before Christmas, another Santa Clarita Valley family lost a son to the heroin epidemic. It wasn’t an overdose, but a growing concern that’s associated with the…

Katie Hill: Let’s join together to battle opioids
Katie Hill, executive director and deputy CEO of PATH and a candidate for Congress, is one of three Democratic candidates for the 25th California Congressional District race in 2018. She is seen here during a Signal-sponsored debate on Measure H in February. Dan Watson/The Signal

Katie Hill: Let’s join together to battle opioids

Last week I was devastated when I saw the news about the heroin overdoses in the Santa Clarita Valley. Many people were shocked that something like this would happen in…

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