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Wrecked car in ravine could be linked to missing persons case

A car discovered at the bottom of a ravine along the Angeles Crest Highway on Sunday could be a clue in the mystery of a Burbank man who disappeared July 20, officials said.

September 16, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Crash in Saugus sends bicyclist to hospital

SANTA CLARITA - A bicyclist was injured on a winding Santa Clarita Valley canyon road Sunday following a traffic collision with a car, a Fire Department inspector said.

September 15, 2013 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia sex offender due in court on new charges

SANTA CLARITA - A preliminary hearing has been set for a Valencia registered sex offender accused of following and videotaping young girls at stores in the Santa Clarita Valley, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

September 15, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Felony added to rape charges filed against murderer

SANTA CLARITA - A convicted murderer facing four felony counts of rape in the alleged attack last June on an unconscious woman was charged with an additional felony count Thursday, the prosecutor said.

September 12, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Burned body found in Castaic not that of missing teen

The body of a man found burning near Castaic Lake last week was not that of a missing Orange County teenager who disappeared in the area Aug. 30, a homicide detective said Wednesday.

September 11, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thief posing as SUV buyer carjacks vehicle in Canyon Country

A man selling his SUV was kicked out of the car by a thief posing as a test-driving buyer Wednesday, prompting an immediate search for the lone suspect, a local sheriff's lieutenant said.

September 11, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 9/11 tributes and service mark 12th anniversary of attacks

SANTA CLARITA - Whether they were packing boxes, painting wall or signing posters, scores of local volunteers got busy Wednesday honoring the 9/11 first responders in recognition of the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

September 11, 2013 | By Signal Staff Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist injured in Highway 14 crash

SANTA CLARITA - A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning following a collision with an SUV on Highway 14 near Sierra Highway in Canyon Country, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

September 11, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers, deputies continue search for missing teen

SANTA CLARITA - At least 10 volunteers spent Tuesday searching for missing 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa without luck, one of the searchers said.

September 10, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man gets 180 days in jail in DUI crash

SANTA CLARITA - A Fontana man has pleaded no contest to a felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a collision last March that injured a woman, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Tuesday.

September 10, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: I-5 bridge lanes closed during Monday rush hour

SANTA CLARITA - Damage to the Interstate 5 bridge that spans Magic Mountain Parkway forced highway workers to close down three of the four southbound lanes Monday between 5:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Caltrans workers confirmed.

September 09, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two continents, one mission

As a trauma surgeon at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Ethiopia-born Dr. Gudata Hinika saves lives daily.

September 09, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hundreds slog through SEB Mud Run in Castaic

When it comes to playing in the mud, leave to a kid to get it done right.

September 09, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mother of missing teen holds on to hope

The mother of a teenage boy missing for more than a week remains heartbroken as she awaits the outcome of an autopsy performed on the body of a man found burning Wednesday, she said.

September 09, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brushfire near I-5 out quickly

A brush fire sandwiched between the southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 5 burned about five acres before it was extinguished Sunday, a Los Angeles County Fire Department official said.

September 09, 2013 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Articles By Author - Jim Holt


Who needs the Super Bowl?

For one local couple, Super Bowl Sunday meant having a whole movie theatre to themselves.

February 03, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man shot on Canyon Country street identified

A man killed during a deputy-involved shooting in Canyon Country Thursday night has been identified as 47-year-old Steven Burke Pettersen of Canyon Country, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department.

February 02, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Into the wells

For more than 100 years, people have been drilling holes in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


UPDATE: Missing Castaic girl found in Louisiana

A 2-year-old Castaic girl missing since November - and her father now charged with parental abduction - were living in a Louisiana mobile home park inside a newly purchased RV when a sheriff's deputy found them Wednesday during a routine traffic stop, a sheriff's spokesman said.

January 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Preliminary hearing set for two Palmdale men accused of robbery in Valencia

A preliminary hearing has been set for two Palmdale men arrested in connection with two robberies and an attempted robbery, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

January 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Purse snatcher, Newhall resident, sentenced to 32 months

A man who smashed the window of a car parked in a Valencia shopping center and stole a purse has been sentenced to 32 months in state prison, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

January 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sex offender scheduled to be released

A Canyon Country woman wants to know why the man convicted of molesting her son is being released from prison - again.

January 30, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man accused of stabbing Valencia man to death found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

A California man who stabbed a Valencia man to death in New Mexico 19 months ago has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, the prosecutor in the case told The Signal Wednesday.

January 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


OLPH to get new pastor replacing Father Martini

Any day now, parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help are expected to learn who will replace Pastor Richard Martini who was transferred to Carpinteria in November, a church staffer said.

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


'Blond Scammer' misses court appearance in Ventura

A woman dubbed the "Blond Scammer" and convicted of identity theft earlier this month for a crime committed in the Santa Clarita Valley a year ago failed to appear in court on a similar charge in Ventura, a court clerk said.

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


Spilled gravel causes SCV traffic delays

A gravel truck spilled its load of gravel Tuesday morning, prompting lane closures and a traffic backup in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

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


Preliminary hearing set for SCV pair charged with attempted murder

A preliminary hearing has been set for a man and a woman each charged with attempted murder in the September stabbing of a Newhall man, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

January 28, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial wraps up for three accused of SCV bank robbery

Closing arguments are expected today in the case involving three men identified by prosecutors as Rollin 40s Crips gang members accused of robbing a Bank of America in Canyon Country a little more than a year ago.

January 28, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Zumba brings dollars in for Saugus dance team

They jumped, they swayed, they danced, they yelled - all in an effort to raise money so that they can jump, and sway, and dance and yell competitively.

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


Man, woman charged with attempted murder, SCV robberies

A man and a woman charged with attempted murder in connection with a knife attack during a robbery two weeks ago have been charged with six other robberies that occurred last month, according to a copy of a criminal complaint filed Monday by prosecutors with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office

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


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