View Mobile Site

Archive By Author - Jim Holt


Gorman Residents on tractors help firefirefighters put out brush fire

Using farm tractors, Gorman residents helped firefighters extinguish a quarter-acre grass fire Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

July 20, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tracking the ‘Bombshell Bandit’

She walks into a bank wearing sunglasses, sometimes a head scarf, and at least once in flip-flops. She leaves with cash - investigators and banks won't say how much - and promptly disappears.

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


Bouquet Canyon residents appeal to state

Months after their wells ran dry due to a bureaucratic impasse, Bouquet Canyon residents have banded together to appeal to the state - while agencies involved point fingers at each other, several sides say.

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


3 arrested for burglary in SCV

Two men and a woman, all from out of town, were arrested by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies on suspicion of burglary , according to documents released Thursday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

July 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Investigation under way in alleged SCV teen nude photos

Some Santa Clarita Valley teens were identified in nude photographs posted on a Twitter account this week, according to detectives assigned to the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

July 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water restrictions: Who’s going to enforce them?

While California's top water agency determined Tuesday that water-wasters are going to face stiff fines, the enforcement of those new regulations falls to local agencies, officials said Wednesday.

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


Not guilty plea entered for former deputy charged with firing gun after prank

A not-guilty plea was entered Wednesday for a retired sheriff's deputy charged with firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him.

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


Parts stolen from 2 vehicles left at SCV commuter parking lots

In two separate incidents at commuter parking lots on opposite ends of the Santa Clarita Valley, a car and a truck were stripped of parts after owners left them on the lots.

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


Man arrested in burglary, burglary attempt in Fair Oaks Ranch

A 22-year-old Canyon Country man out on bail after being charged with burglary and assault with a deadly weapon last month was arrested Tuesday for burglary and attempted burglary, a sheriff's official said.

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


Captain to business: Beware cyber crime

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson told local business leaders Tuesday he wants to have one of his investigators give them a training session on cyber crime.

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


No criminal charges in May 31 SCV traffic collision

No criminal charges are expected in a single-car crash last May that left five teenage girls injured, one seriously, according to a traffic collision investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

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


Newhall eye doctor blindsided by break-in

A Newhall eye doctor never saw it coming.

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


CORRECTION: CLWA's water rate increase thrown out

Editor's note: This version corrects the previous, which incorrectly stated the agency to which he referred in his "cheap shot" quote.

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


Big cleanup ahead in SCV

As the cleanup of nearly 1,000 acres of contaminated soil and the air above it continues in the heart of the Santa Clarita Valley, with much of the cleansing infrastructure in place, crews are now poised to implement its water decontamination plan.

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


UPDATE: 2 SCV retailers arrested in illegal drug sales sweep

Deputies carried out a sweep of four local tobacco stores this week, looking for sales of synthetic marijuana compounds commonly called "bath salts" or "spice," a Santa Claita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 2 3 4 5  Next »  Last »

Page 1 of 165

Articles By Author - Jim Holt


Bobcat spat in Valencia

Two backyard bobcats tussled for territory in Valencia Sunday, causing a loud commotion and sparking resident concern.

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


Man’s body discovered in wrecked car

ACTON - The body of a man found in an overturned car near Acton Sunday was identified as the apparent victim of an old traffic mishap, according to emergency responders.

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


Antique lovers try their luck

Wine tasters had a chance Sunday to not only sample some of Agua Dulce Winery's wares but reflect on gambling days gone by at a showcase of antique slot machines and casino memorabilia.

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


Robinson Ranch rotates closure of golf courses due to drought

While Santa Clarita Valley homeowners wrestle with how to keep their lawns green as the statewide drought deepens, golf course managers are struggling to keep 18 "greens" green at once.

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


Water bond measure could have money for SCV

Local water officials have a chance to underwrite key water projects in the Santa Clarita Valley if they go after some of the $7.5 billion in funds available to Californians under Proposition 1, State Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) told The Signal this week.

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


Broken water pipe floods 5 Saugus homes

Residents of five houses near Saugus High School suffered water damage to their homes early Thursday morning when a water pipe broke, according to residents and water officials.

October 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita woman charged with abusing horses

A local woman has been charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty in connection with the starvation of several horses in Leona Valley, according to a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

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


Closing arguments set for Halloween murder trial

Jurors assigned to the month-long murder trial of three young men accused of killing "good Samaritan" Alejandro Sanchez-Torrez on Halloween three years ago will hear closing arguments in the case next week, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

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


Big rig crash sparks small fire off Highway 14

A big rig crash in Acton early Wednesday sent the driver to the hospital and spilled about 100 gallons of diesel fuel that caught fire by the side of Highway 14, emergency response officials said.

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


Exhibits take shape at Placerita Canyon Nature Center

Jack hammers, saws and pick axes are ripping up concrete at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center these days as the Santa Clarita Valley's folksy nature-viewing venue transforms into a state-of-the-art museum.

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


Halloween murder trial heads to jury

The month-long murder trial of three young men accused of killing "good Samaritan" Alejandro Sanchez-Torrez on Halloween three years ago is over and now headed for jury deliberation, court sources said Tuesday.

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


Coroner: Acton man committed suicide

A man found dead in Acton Saturday morning took his own life, investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department revealed Monday.

October 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pedestrian killed in Valencia highway crash

A man running across Interstate 5 in Valencia late Sunday night was struck and killed by a motorist, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.

October 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pet fair brings barks to Hart Park

Terre Moshe and her Afghan hound service dog, Adar, made the three-hour trek by train from their home in Rancho Cucamonga Sunday to attend the 14th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair.

October 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives investigate dead body in Acton

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 57-year-old man whose body was found in Acton Saturday morning, law enforcement and coroner officials said.

October 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 2 3 4 5  Next »  Last »

Page 1 of 11


Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...