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Archive By Author - Jim Holt


SCV celebrates Super Bowl Sunday

The local watering hole attracts all sorts of animals on Superbowl Sunday - Bears, Rams, Colts, to name a few.

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


Palmdale man arrested for murder in alleged sword slaying of roommate

A 36-year-old Palmdale man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly stabbing his roommate with a sword Saturday, according to a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

February 01, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


CalArts students examine how people consume news in design project

When is a newspaper not a newspaper?

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


Matthew Warner: Accused baby killer was likely free due to ‘realignment’

Matthew Brendan Warner - charged with torturing, sexually assaulting and murdering his 19-day-old daughter - would likely have been incarcerated at the time of the slaying if not for the state's prison realignment program, which freed him on probation, officials with law enforcement and probation said this week.

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


UPDATE: SCV students return to class following gas leak and evacuation

The smell of gas and a reported gas leak prompted a 25-minute evacuation of Tesoro Del Valle Elementary School in the Santa Clarita Valley this morning, a spokesman for the Saugus Union School District said.

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


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Jan. 28, 2015

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January 28, 2015 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Acton man’s rape trial delayed

The rape trial of convicted murderer Arthur Lindsey stalled Wednesday when the 74-year-old registered sex offender complained of chest pains, the prosecutor said.

January 28, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Loose trailer careens into 2 big rigs on I-5

Two big rigs collided with a 16-foot trailer on Interstate 5 near Gorman this morning after the trailer came unhitched from the vehicle towing it.

January 28, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil held for infant girl in Valencia

Tawni Wallis was hugged and hugged, then hugged some more, as more than 200 people turned out for a vigil to honor her 19-day-old daughter, Ellorah, who was found dead Saturday.

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


UPDATE: Body found in Newhall apartment

A woman was found dead inside a Newhall apartment on Tuesday, but investigators believe she was not the victim of a crime.

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


Former Canyon Country resident found guilty of 2 murders

A 46-year-old former Canyon Country resident was found guilty Tuesday of murdering a man and a woman whose decomposed bodies were discovered behind a Chatsworth home the three had shared, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

January 27, 2015 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Valencia church employee pleads guilty in child sodomy case

A former Valencia man who worked part-time at a Santa Clarita Valley church last year pleaded guilty in a Missouri court this week to six felony counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department said Tuesday.

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


UPDATE: Newhall father charged with torture, sexual assault in infant daughter’s death

Editor's note: Updates story and corrects spelling of wife and mother's last name to Wallis.

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


Canyon Country burglary suspect nabbed after surprise tussle with martial arts instructor

A Canyon Country man who works as a martial arts instructor had just stepped out of the shower Sunday when he found himself wrestling a burglar to the ground.

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


UPDATE: Autopsy conducted on infant found dead in Newhall

Homicide detectives investigating the death of a 3-week-old Newhall infant are awaiting toxicology results following an autopsy conducted on the baby Monday.

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


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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


Duo nabbed after allegedly causing mayhem in SCV

Two men were taken into custody Tuesday after allegedly robbing one man and threatening at least one other at different locations in the Santa Clarita Valley, sometimes with a gun, officials said.

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


Trash cleanup continues Tuesday in wake of homeless camp sweep

So much trash was found during a sweep of homeless camps in the Santa Clara River bed on Monday that city crews returned to continue cleaning Tuesday, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

April 28, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall father makes court appearance in infant daughter’s death

A Newhall man accused of torturing and killing his 19-day-old daughter appeared briefly in court Tuesday as lawyers tried to set a date for his preliminary hearing, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.

April 28, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two men arrested for running 'amok,' suspected of multiple robberies

Two men were taken into custody Tuesday following an afternoon of allegedly running "amok" through the Santa Clarita Valley and allegedly threatening people at three locations, some of them at gunpoint, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

April 28, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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