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Archive By Author - Jim Holt


Year in Review: Bone dry year for Bouquet Canyon

When 2014 began, residents along Bouquet Canyon were without water, and politicians were at a loss over ways to fix the impasse that sparked their water stoppage.

December 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Year in Review: Officials, citizens cope with dry year

The year 2014 can be summed up in one word -- dry.

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


Issues 2015: New rules benefit California convicts

Editor's note: This is one of a series of articles concerning issues that will be in the forefront in 2015.

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


Alcoholics Anonymous fights lawsuit by SCV murder victim's parents

Lawyers representing Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc. are fighting a wrongful-death lawsuit filed against the organization by the parents of murder victim Karla Brada, claiming there is no basis for the lawsuit.

December 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Founders Series: Planning a city, and having fun

Editor's note: Monday marked the 27th anniversary of Santa Clarita's founding. This is the sixth in The Signal's seven-part series about the surviving men and women who made the city a reality.

December 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita planning action on ‘house of concern’

A dirty, rat-infested house on Bernina Avenue, boarded-up and red-tagged in May, is about to be either renovated or destroyed, according to its owner and city officials.

December 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man threatens to harm self, holes up in Canyon Country home

Sheriff's deputies responded to a series of domestic disturbance calls in the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday, including a report that a Canyon Country man was threatening to harm himself and others with a pellet gun inside his home, officials said.

December 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt and Luke Money Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UDPATE: One apprehended in Stevenson Ranch Walmart iPad thefts

Four burglars helped themselves to some iPads at the Stevenson Ranch Walmart on Tuesday, but they dropped the loot while fleeing after one was detained, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station lieutenant said.

December 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita continues to press New Mexico senator over Cemex legislation

As senators negotiated judicial appointments Tuesday, Santa Clarita city officials continued efforts to change the mind of one man known to be standing in the way of legislation to ban a mine in Canyon Country.

December 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Founders series: Fundraising to found a city

Editor's note: Monday marked the 27th anniversary of Santa Clarita's founding. This is the third in The Signal's seven-part series about the surviving men and women who made the city a reality.

December 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: New Mexico senator says Cemex bill would set 'dangerous precedent'

Martin Heinrich, Democratic senator from New Mexico, is refusing to back the current Cemex bill before the Senate because it "sets a dangerous precedent," a spokeswoman said Monday.

December 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body found in river identified

Efforts to locate the relatives of a man believed homeless, whose body was recovered Friday morning in the Santa Clara River in Canyon Country, are proving difficult, a spokesman for the county coroner's department said.

December 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bowling for big bucks

They were knocking down pins and racking up big bucks Sunday at the third annual Bowling for Kids fundraiser.

December 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cemex bill may be thwarted

Word that a 43-year-old Democratic senator from New Mexico, who was elected in 2012, is poised to oppose the last chance for a Cemex bill to pass Congress this session has set civic leaders on a mission to change his mind.

December 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man killed in single-car crash north of Castaic

A man is dead following a single-vehicle crash Saturday night on Interstate 5 north of Castaic, according to the California Highway Patrol.

December 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Two hurt in solo rollover crash on San Francisquito Canyon Road

An adult and child were injured and airlifted to the hospital Sunday after the car in which they were traveling overturned on San Francisquito Canyon Road, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

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


Detectives probing mail thefts in SCV

Sheriff's detectives are looking for mail thieves who ransacked mailboxes on two Santa Clarita Valley streets recently - one in Stevenson Ranch, the other in Bridgeport - making off with the personal mail of residents there, a lead investigator said this week.

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


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