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Archive By Author - Jim Holt


Valencia housing complex residents ‘irate’ over parolee location plan

Seniors living at the Orchard Arms Los Angeles County Housing complex in Valencia were shocked Wednesday when a county official told them parolees and probationers might be moving in with them.

April 01, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic woman gets probation after plea to reduced charge

A 43-year-old Castaic woman arrested last summer on suspicion of kidnapping a motorist at gunpoint has been placed on five years probation after pleading no contest to assault with a firearm, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

April 01, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Seven people arrested in alleged credit card scam

At least seven people were handcuffed and taken into custody today on suspicion of using credit cards belonging to other people at a Saugus drug store, officials said.

April 01, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


One injured in I-5 crash early today

One person was injured and taken to the hospital early this morning after a big rig slammed into another big rig that was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 5 near Templin Highway, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 01, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cindy Newhall-Weyant dies after battle with MS

Cindy Newhall-Weyant, granddaughter of former Signal Publisher Scott Newhall, died Monday after a 15-year struggle with multiple sclerosis. She was 51 years old.

March 31, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives canvass neighborhood for witnesses to officer-involved shooting

Detectives with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station canvassed the Rainbow Glen Neighborhood Tuesday looking for witnesses to Sunday's shooting that involved an off-duty LAPD officer, a sheriff's spokesman said.

March 31, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen student to face criminal charges for alleged online threats

A Placerita Junior High School student detained last week for allegedly posting online threats directed at school staffers and claiming he would bring guns to school is now facing criminal charges, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

March 31, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hundreds take part in annual 'Hart Games'

The fans and parents, the cheers and applause, smiles and sweat all served to make the sixth annual Hart Games Track and Field Meet truly special Tuesday as more than 300 kids competed in track events at Valencia High School.

March 31, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley watering schedule switches to 3 days a week Wednesday

On Wednesday, despite what state water regulators want, Santa Clarita Valley residents and businesses return to a three-day-a-week lawn-watering schedule for the summer.

March 31, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former SCV man sentenced to 25 years in sodomy case

A former Valencia man who worked part-time at a Santa Clarita Valley church last year has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for committing six counts of sodomy.

March 30, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car plunge 200 feet down ravine was ‘real crash’ during SCV filming

A woman who plunged 200 feet down a ravine during location filming Monday in Canyon Country was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

March 30, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No second gunman sought in Sunday shooting in Canyon Country

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives have called off the search for a man thought involved in Sunday's car-to-car shooting in Canyon Country and said Monday they are no longer looking for a suspect.

March 30, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall homeowner reports shooting at roaming dog following attack

A Newhall homeowner Monday shot at a very large, roaming "Mastiff-type" dog after it reportedly attacked him, causing the unleashed animal to flee into the hills, animal control and law enforcement officials said.

March 30, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young cyclists compete in Santa Clarita Valley

More than 500 teen cyclists from Southern California tore up the dry, dusty hills around Castaic Lake Sunday as three times that number cheered, screamed and handed out water for their favorite competitor.

March 29, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Detectives detain man for questioning in "car to car" shooting

Sheriff's detectives detained a man for questioning Sunday in connection with a "car to car" shoot-out in Canyon Country between an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer and another man Sunday, according to officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

March 29, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Valencia man arrested on felony drug charge

Editor's note: Clarifies that hazmat team from Fire Department.

July 01, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Federal judge upholds Army Corps of Engineers permits for Newhall Ranch

A federal court Tuesday upheld the permit-issuing process employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to authorize Newhall Ranch's proposed 21,000-home development in the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 30, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ash combines with wind to create white-out in Newhall

An ash storm swept through the Calgrove fire burn area late Tuesday afternoon, creating white-out visibility situations in parts of Newhall, one local firefighter said.

June 30, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV water retailer to police streets for wasters

Santa Clarita Valley water wasters beware: The water police go on patrol in two weeks - at least for customers of the Valencia Water Company.

June 30, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigators in Canyon Country man’s death suspect suicide

Homicide detectives investigating the shooting death of a 50-year-old man, whose body was found inside a Canyon Country apartment more than a week ago, suspect he may have shot himself, a lieutenant on the case said Tuesday.

June 30, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Castaic Elementary School teacher pleads not guilty of molestation

A fourth-grade teacher at Castaic Elementary School arrested in May on suspicion of inappropriately touching four 10-year-old girls pleaded not guilty Tuesday to criminal charges filed against him, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

June 30, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Quick response douses fire in heavy brush near Three Points

Firefighters wasted no time jumping on a brush fire in a remote area off Highway 138 on Monday, responding with firefighters and dispatching water-dropping helicopters within minutes.

June 29, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cause of Calgrove fire under investigation

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Fire Department are sifting through the burned brush of the Calgrove fire in an effort to determine what sparked the swift-moving wildfire that displaced more than 1,000 people Wednesday, a spokesman for the Fire Department said.

June 29, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies search for two in Newhall purse-snatching

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies were searching for two suspected purse-snatchers Monday after they reportedly knocked a woman to the ground in Newhall and ran off with her purse.

June 29, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body found in Valencia home

Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a man's body found Sunday evening inside a Valencia home, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

June 29, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crash near Pyramid Lake leaves truck poised over cliff

A tractor-trailer loaded with flour snapped in half and hung precariously over the side of an embankment Saturday night near Pyramid Lake, prompting overnight efforts to tow it away successfully, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.

June 28, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


KOA Campground rebounds from structure fire

Operations at the KOA Campgrounds in Acton are back to normal, less than a week after fire gutted one its main cabins, a campgrounds spokesman said.

June 28, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man killed in early morning crash in Acton

A 56-year-old Canoga Park man is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Acton early Sunday morning, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department said.

June 28, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Domestic Violence in the Santa Clarita Valley Part 3

The actions of a bystander can make the difference between life and death in cases of domestic violence, says Michele Daniels, who heads the Family Violence Division for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

June 27, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Domestic Violence in the Santa Clarita Valley Part 2

Ana Figueredo is a registered nurse, lives in the Santa Clarita Valley and is a survivor of 27 years in an abusive marriage. During that time she repeatedly filed restraining orders and repeatedly fell into the cycle of accepting her then-husband back, only to endure more abuse.

June 25, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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