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Archive By Author - Jim Holt


Saugus man pleads no contest in child predator case

A Saugus man arrested in a joint forces sting operation targeting child predators has pleading no contest to meeting a minor for lewd purposes, a prosecutor spokeswoman said Thursday.

December 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorist injured in spin-out on Bouquet Canyon Road

A motorist who spun out and hit a tree on Bouquet Canyon Road early this morning was injured in the crash and rushed to the hospital, emergency response officials said.

December 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV doused, but no dent in drought

Close to three inches of rain have fallen on parts of the Santa Clarita Valley since Tuesday morning's storm began but it's not enough to even come close to ending the drought.

December 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pair indicted in meth conspiracy arrested in Santa Clarita

A man and a woman indicted in Ohio last month for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to bring crystal methamphetamine from California and sell it in Cleveland were arrested in Santa Clarita Tuesday, according to arrest documents prepared by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

December 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Rain snarls SCV freeways, floods streets

Almost two inches of rain fell on parts of Santa Clarita Valley Tuesday, capping a soggy day that saw flooding, a mudslide and more than two dozen "spin-outs" on local roadways.

December 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City braces for up to 2 inches of rain today

City crews were already filling sand bags Monday as part of preparations for a storm expected to dump as much as 2 inches of rain on the Santa Clarita Valley today.

December 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV woman pleads no contest to nearly $1M embezzlement

A Canyon Country woman who worked as a personal assistant to the president of Galpin Motors embezzled more than $875,000 from the man's family, officials said Monday.

December 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 8 injured in Castaic I-5 crash that shuts down freeway

Eight people were hurt - two seriously, including a 4-year-old boy - and all were taken to hospitals Monday following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 in Castaic.

December 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sweet tooth robbers hit Castaic convenience store

Two robbers held up a convenience store in Castaic, stealing cash, iced tea and several Kit Kat chocolate bars, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Monday.

December 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rainfall leads to crashes in SCV

Rain-slick roadways in and around the Santa Clarita Valley factored into several traffic collisions Sunday, including one in which two children were taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, according to fire and law enforcement officials.

December 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fans of Paul Walker honor actor on anniversary of fatal crash

Despite rain and road blocks, hundreds of motorists returned to the 2013 crash scene in Valencia Sunday where "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker died.

December 01, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New venue, same fun for at Newhall Thanksgiving Feast

The little Thanksgiving Day dinner that grew kept right on growing Sunday when the annual street party welcomed thousands to a parking lot feast at the Newhall Library.

November 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Seniors feast in Newhall

As much as they look forward to a steaming hot Thanksgiving Day meal of turkey and mashed potatoes, diners at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center enjoy meeting the young people who help serve up Thanksgiving each year.

November 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


LARC Ranch still thirsty, but has a goal

As LARC Ranch muscles forward to raise $3 million for a permanent water supply, ranch officials reported this week that they're still parched and have spent more than $168,000 importing more than 5 million gallons of water.

November 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Eight hurt in Thanksgiving Day crash in Sand Canyon

Eight people were hurt and taken to various hospitals Thursday following a multi-vehicle traffic pileup on Highway 14 near Sand Canyon Road, emergency response crews said.

November 27, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Famed civil rights lawyer to represent former Valencia baseball coach

When former Valencia High School varsity baseball coach Jared Snyder appears in court Friday on charges he embezzled $10,000 to $15,000 from Valencia High School and a booster club, it'll be with noted celebrity civil rights lawyer Carl E. Douglas.

March 05, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Objection to Westridge well site runs deep

More than 500 people who attended a town hall meeting Wednesday night to stop a deep well injection system from being built in Westridge were told to stay vigilant in their fight.

March 05, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former SCV coach returned to L.A. to stand trial on molestation charges

A former Albert Einstein Academy basketball coach charged with sexually molesting five boys has arrived in Los Angeles from Washington, D.C., where he was arrested by FBI agents.

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


Sanitation District board plans to make it official

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District board members plan to put their individual promises into writing next week and officially vote to move the planned deep well injection site out of Westridge.

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


UPDATE: Sanitation district board calls for moving deep well injection site out of Westridge

Plans to build a deep well injection site in Westridge were abandoned Monday after Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board members Laurene Weste and Marsha McLean announced they were siding with fellow board member Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich in moving the deep well site away from the Santa Clarita Valley's West side.

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


U.S. Forest Service opens up public commenting period

U.S. Forest Service officials are inviting off-road enthusiasts to help them make off-roading better and safer by taking part in a public comment period over the next month.

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


Fun abounds at Purim Carnival in Newhall

About 100 kids turned out for the Purim Carnival held at Temple Beth Ami Sunday, taking part in games, music and storytelling.

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


Castaic woman found competent to stand trial for murder

Following an extended period of psychiatric assessment, a Castaic woman accused of killing her elderly father has been found competent to stand trial on a charge of murder, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

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


Rainfall in SCV contributes to multiple crashes, at least two injuries

Heavy sudden rain, punctuated by lightning strikes, late Sunday afternoon is suspected to have played a role in four local traffic collisions that sent two people to the hospital and in the "precautionary" landing of a helicopter nearly hit by lightning, weather and emergency response officials said.

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


Big rig crash in Newhall Pass spills diesel fuel

Hazardous material crews mopped up about 75 gallons of spilled diesel fuel early Sunday morning after a big rig crashed into a concrete divider in the Newhall Pass, according to emergency response officials.

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


Experts speak to deep well injection concerns

From toxic chemical disposal to touching off earthquakes, plans for a deep well injection site on the Santa Clarita Valley's West Side has touched off fears among residents of the area for the safety of their families and the security of their homes.

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


UPDATE: Hairdresser arrested in Valencia stabbing

Adds name, court appearance of suspect

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


Three taken to hospital following Newhall crash

At least three people, including two children, were injured and taken to the hospital Wednesday following a multi-vehicle traffic collision in Newhall, according to a witness and emergency response officials.

February 25, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man killed in San Francisquito crash ID’d

Coroner's office provides home town of victim.

February 25, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Placerita Canyon Nature Center unveils new museum

The Placerita Canyon Nature Center officially entered a new era Wednesday as county officials unveiled renovations that elevate the Santa Clarita Valley fixture to museum status.

February 25, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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