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Archive By Author - Jim Holt


UPDATE: Highway 14, Newhall Pass lane closures off - at least for now

Caltrans officials who called for widespread lane closures on Highway 14 this week now say the closures might or might not happen - depending on the needs of the contractor, a Caltrans spokesman said Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Missing Tulare County woman may be in SCV

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff's Department are seeking the public's help in finding a woman missing since March 25; they believe she may be in the Santa Clarita Valley.

April 07, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Some SCV residents without power most of day

At least 160 Valencia homeowners remained without electricity throughout the day Monday following a power failure late Sunday night, according to Southern California Edison information sources.

April 06, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bench warrant issued for trucker involved in I-5 crash

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Gilroy trucker suspected of causing a November freeway crash that involved two big rigs and injured a man, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's office said Monday.

April 06, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Happy egg hunting in the park

While hunting for Easter eggs topped the list of activities for many young participants at Sunday's Easter In The Park 2015, bringing families together was what the older folks seemed to like most.

April 06, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall man goes native

Born and raised in Southern California, 83-year-old Jim Bown of Newhall has seen his share of droughts over the years.

April 06, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


6 booked for using false ID to obtain credit

Five of six people arrested for using credit cards that were not their own at a Saugus drug store were being held on bail of $5 million each, Sheriff's Department information indicated Thursday.

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


One arrested following Castaic bar fight

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested a man on suspicion of a weapon's offense Thursday after he allegedly brandished a gun after losing a bar fight, officials said.

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


UPDATE: Fire extinguished in Castaic

Los Angeles County firefighters wasted no time jumping on a brush fire Thursday near the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic after it flared up from a quarter-acre to 1.5 acres in less than 10 minutes, a spokesman for the Fire Department said.

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


Trucker in I-5 crash in serious condition

A 53-year-old trucker injured early Wednesday when his big rig slammed into another big rig parked on the shoulder of Interstate 5 was reported in serious condition at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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


Woman assaulted on COC Valencia campus

A College of the Canyons student was assaulted on campus this week, prompting college officials to send a cautionary "email blast" to all students, a college spokesman said Thursday.

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


Gov. Brown issues historic mandatory water restrictions

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered statewide mandatory water restrictions Wednesday for the first time in California history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 65 years of record-keeping.

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


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


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Santa Clarita Valley man to carry torch for Special Olympics

A young Santa Clarita Valley man has been chosen to carry the Special Olympics torch in Riverside Thursday in preparation for the World Games this month.

July 07, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV HOAs ease lawn mandates in face of new laws

Some local homeowners who ran up against their HOAs in the spring when they decided to follow Gov. Jerry Brown's lead and swap their lawns for more water-efficient landscaping are finding it easier to get their way these days.

July 07, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Groundwater cleanup of Whittaker-Bermite site could begin this year

The pumps, pipes and cleaning machinery needed to decontaminate groundwater on Santa Clarita Valley's toxic Whittaker-Bermite site is expected to be up and running within the year, state officials said this week.

July 07, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man held on deadly weapon charge following Valencia standoff

A 51-year-old Valencia man has been arrested on suspicion of drawing a deadly weapon in connection with an alleged knife-threatening incident that prompted a two-hour standoff in Valencia Monday, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies.

July 07, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Indiana man to stand trial for robbery in Castaic case

An Indiana man arrested early this year on suspicion he tried to rob Castaic resident Jeff Preach at his home, and wound up wrestling with the then-63-year-old community activist, has been ordered to stand trial.

July 07, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Valencia man surrenders after nearly two-hour standoff

A Valencia man suspected of attacking his parents with a knife in their home Monday surrendered to deputies after a nearly two-hour standoff.

July 06, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two sentenced in series of Christmas 2013 muggings

A man and a woman were sentenced Monday to multiple years in prison for a series of Christmastime muggings in Newhall in 2013, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

July 06, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: More than 200 pounds of fireworks seized in SCV during weekend

Editor's note: Adds statistics just made available by Sheriff's Station.

July 06, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Friends describe murder victim as gentle man, proud father

Homicide detectives looking into the background of murder victim David Flores, whose body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car in Santa Clarita last month, are finding he was a gentle, hard-working father, according to some of his friends in Northern California.

July 06, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Concert Band completes patriotic weekend

By Jim Holt

July 05, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist hurt in Newhall crash

A motorcyclist was injured and taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after colliding with another vehicle in Newhall, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

July 05, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man who committed suicide in car identified

A man whose body was found inside a car Friday has been identified as 31-year-old Miguel Angel Pena of Canyon Country, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department said.

July 05, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deaf, blind Canyon Country veteran guides others who need assistance

When you're standing by the curb along the Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade route Saturday, watch for a local war hero recognized nationally as one of the country's most outstanding volunteers.

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


Daughter gets two 25-years-to-life sentences for mother’s murder

A former Saugus High School student was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive terms of 25 years to life in state prison for the fatal shooting of her mother in Woodland Hills, a prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

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


Suicide attempted on Highway 14 freeway

A woman ran across the northbound lanes of the Highway 14 freeway in an apparent suicide attempt Wednesday, but she was apprehended without incident by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies.

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


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