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Archive By Author - Jim Holt


Thefts from SCV mailboxes continue

Local detectives already investigating mail thefts in three Santa Clarita Valley neighborhoods last month have some new cases on their hands with at least two more reports of mail theft, this time in Valencia and Canyon Country.

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


Road closure, wind, combine to create confusion on Vasquez Canyon Road

Commuters discovered a stretch of Vasquez Canyon Road shut down Monday morning near Bouquet Canyon Road, then encountered further problems when strong winds knocked over road signs, according to emergency response officials.

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


Triumph in motion

To really understand someone, as the adage goes, you have to walk a mile their shoes.

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


Lawyer to refine AA wrongful-death lawsuit

The lawyer for a couple whose Santa Clarita Valley daughter was murdered by a man she met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is refining his wrongful-death lawsuit against AA World Services Inc. following a judge's ruling recently.

April 26, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Imported water being saved for a dry day

Local water officials received answers Wednesday to the tough question many drought-conscious Santa Clarita Valley residents are asking: What if the drought continues for many more years?

April 23, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Fuel spill quickly cleaned up on I-5 north of Castaic

A Fire Department hazardous materials crew quickly mopped up a fuel spill Thursday from a crash involving a tanker-trailer and a car on Interstate 5.

April 23, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country man pleads to one count in sex-with-a-minor case

A Canyon Country man charged with having sex with a minor pleaded no contest Thursday to a single count of meeting a minor for lewd purposes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

April 23, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Signal AP


UPDATE: Appellate court affirms Newhall Ranch's Landmark Village

Newhall Land Development Inc. won a victory Wednesday in its bid to begin construction of Newhall Ranch as an appellate court affirmed the environmental review and approval of Landmark Village, the first phase planned for construction.

April 22, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall man sentenced to 30 years for fatal stabbing

A Newhall gang member who stabbed another man to death in 2012 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading no contest this week to voluntary manslaughter and other charges, court officials said.

April 22, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Newhall man pleads in murder case

A Newhall man accused of murder in the stabbing death of another man in 2012 pleaded no contest Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter and other charges, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Name of driver released in fatal Bouquet Canyon crash

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department have identified a 66-year-old Agoura Hills man as the driver killed in Saturday's single-car crash on Bouquet Canyon Road.

April 21, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall baby died of blunt force trauma, father stands accused of murder

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department revealed Tuesday that 19-day-old Ellorah Rose Warner, whose father stands accused of murder in her death, died as a result of blunt force trauma.

April 21, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV water retailers given 'conservation targets'

When it comes to saving water, Santa Clarita Valley is doing an average job, according to a recent assessment by state water regulators who set conservation targets for water distributors.

April 20, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smoke bomb caused false fire alarm in vape store burglary

Burglars that looted a vape store in Stevenson Ranch a week ago detonated a smoke grenade inside the store in an effort to obscure video camera surveillance of the crime, the store's owner said.

April 20, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


NorthLake holds fundraiser for residents stricken with cancer

The NorthLake Homeowners Association held a fundraiser Sunday for three neighborhood families with members coping with cancer.

April 20, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Deputies searching for two robbery suspects

Local sheriff's deputies were looking for two robbery suspects believed armed with a handgun in connection with a robbery in Newhall late Monday afternoon, a sergeant with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

July 27, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Proposed Laemmle site has underground storage tanks

As city and theatre officials move forward with plans to build a Laemmle theatre on an abandoned industrial site in downtown Newhall they may have to deal with underground storage tanks buried there, according to city officials.

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


SCV man found dead in Fresno County had troubled past

Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office investigating the shooting death of a Santa Clarita Valley man whose body was found a week ago near a San Joaquin Valley highway are finding the slain man had a troubled past.

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


UPDATE: Two seriously hurt in Sierra Hwy crash

By Jim Holt

July 27, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man and woman injured in 2-car crash on Sierra Hwy

A man was injured and taken to the hospital by private ambulance Monday afternoon following a two-car crash on Sierra Highway near Mirror Way, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

July 27, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire burns a quarter acre near Acton

Firefighters got the jump on a roadside brush fire near Acton Sunday afternoon, keeping it from spreading beyond a quarter of an acre, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

July 26, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dog injured in I-5 southbound crash causes crash in northbound lanes

A dog injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Smokey Bear Road Sunday hobbled over to the northbound lanes causing a second single-vehicle crash, emergency response officials said.

July 26, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Household Hazardous drop off date announced for Canyon Country

Santa Clarita Valley residents have a chance next month to get rid of their old computers and hazardous chemicals such as paint thinners and pesticides, city officials announced this week.

July 26, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Things just have to be replaced’

Crumbling roads. Exploding power vaults. Rupturing water lines. Infrastructure is in the news a lot these days.

July 26, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist recovering from injury

Paul Nakamura, whose foot was severed in a motorcycle crash in Canyon Country last week, is still recovering in the hospital.

July 24, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shooting investigation more than 3 months old

More than three months after an off-duty LAPD officer was identified as a participant in a "car-to-car" shooting on Rainbow Glen Drive, local detectives are still waiting for the results of forensic tests, a sergeant with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

July 23, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emmy nomination bittersweet for SCV Vietnam veteran

A documentary about the service and sacrifice of several Vietnam War veterans has been nominated for an Emmy Award, an accolade savored today by those who served and remember.

July 23, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Train death determined to be suicide

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department have taken a closer look at a man struck and killed by a Metrolink train in what they thought was an accident but they now believe was suicide.

July 23, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Registered sex offender was facing deportation

A registered sex offender recently charged with two felony sex offenses involving a minor was fighting deportation from the United States and had been under surveillance by Homeland Security when he was arrested this month, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

July 23, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Memorial scheduled Saturday for Wyatt Savaikie

A memorial service has been scheduled Saturday for 14-year-old Wyatt Savaikie, who was struck and killed in a traffic collision last week.

July 22, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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