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Archive By Author - Jim Holt


UPDATE: Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, to seek re-election

Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Monday he'll be seeking re-election to the 38th Assembly District, saying his second term in office has moved him beyond the orientation phase of state politics.

May 04, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV water wholesaler eyes new power source

While water supplies remain on the "front burner" heading into the fourth summer of an extended drought, Castaic Lake Water District officials are also eyeing a source for more electric power.

May 04, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Charges filed against 3 in SCV impersonating cops case

Prosecutors have filed a 13-count criminal complaint against two men and one woman arrested for allegedly dressing up in full uniforms fitted with badges and telling people they were police officers.

May 04, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Taste of the Town draws 2,000 to Valencia park

Wine, food and song were all offered up on a beautiful sunny day in the Santa Clarita Valley Sunday as hundreds crisscrossed the lawns of Mann Biomedical Park for the annual Taste of the Town.

May 03, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


An abundance of "Art For Jack"

They planned Sunday's 3rd annual Art For Jack event but they didn't plan on so much art turning up.

May 03, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies looking for two cell phone thieves

Local sheriff's deputies are looking for two men who allegedly stole half a dozen cell phones from a Stevenson Ranch store that's "been hit a few times," said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

May 03, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Want water? Just ask

Want water? Ask for it.

May 03, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Turf battle: Homeowners come into conflict with HOAs over plans to conserve water

David McCann of the River Village housing development in Saugus has a vision for the front of his house, and it doesn't include a lawn.

May 03, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calif. department seeks help in animal research

Local hikers, animal-lovers and people who just like being outdoors are being invited to help California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers research animal disease by reporting every dead animal they find.

May 02, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Lake may reopen for swimming this summer

Despite the drought and the expanse of bare ground circling Castaic Lake, officials are prepping to open the once-popular swimming spot to bathers again this summer, an official said.

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


Three arrested in alleged fake cop case

Three people suspected of being members of an alleged "fictitious police department" were arrested Thursday as search warrants were served at two Santa Clarita Valley locations, law enforcement sources told The Signal.

April 30, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


11 felony counts filed against alleged SCV ID thief

A Valencia man suspected of stealing the mail of nine Santa Clarita Valley residents and allegedly exploiting their identities for gain now faces an 11-count felony complaint filed against him for identity theft, court papers show.

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


SCV power outages continue

Half a dozen power outages this month from Stevenson Ranch to Canyon Country are being blamed on faulty or outdated equipment and blown transformers, a spokesman for Southern California Edison said Wednesday.

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


2 face felony robbery, criminal threats charges

Two Santa Clarita Valley men arrested Tuesday following alleged threats and a robbery now face felony charges - one suspected of robbery, the other of making criminal threats, arrest reports indicated Wednesday.

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


Tip leads to thwarted Canyon Country street race

A street race scheduled to take place Monday night in Canyon Country near Via Princessa was thwarted by local sheriff's deputies who received a tip it was going to happen, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Wednesday.

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


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Longtime Santa Clarita City Attorney Carl Newton dies

The man who served Santa Clarita as city attorney for close to a quarter of a century has died.

August 03, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two dead, one recovering from SCV off-road crash

A Canyon Country man was recovering Monday from a crash at Rowher Flats off-road vehicle area Friday night that killed his sister and a Lancaster ...

August 03, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Bride-to-be one of 3 seriously injured in Saturday night limo crash

A day-long bachelorette party wine tasting in Santa Ynez ended with the bride-to-be rushed to the hospital with several broken bones after their party limousine ...

August 02, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Firefighters jump on Gorman brush fire

Firefighters extinguished a brush fire near Gorman in less than 15 minutes Sunday, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokeswoman said.

August 02, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Off-roader airlifted to hospital near Gorman

An off-roading enthusiast was injured in a crash Sunday afternoon at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreational Area near Gorman, emergency response officials said.

August 02, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Search warrants served in SCV part of interstate case

Two search warrants served in the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday evening, one at a home in Saugus and one at a Valencia warehouse, were part ...

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


HOAs lead the pack in swapping turf for drought tolerance

At least 50 homeowner associations in the Santa Clarita Valley have signed up to replace turf with drought-tolerant alternatives in the common areas shared by ...

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


Local Veteran wants "War Memorial"

The City of Santa Clarita should have a "War Memorial" according to one local veteran now busy dusting off archival files to find the names ...

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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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