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Fire danger rises in SCV

Fire danger rises in SCV

Houses off of Copper Hill Road sit close to open land, filled with uncleared brush on Tuesday. Signal photo by Katharine Lotze.


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County report finds lingering gap in Sheriff’s Department response times

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are still taking longer to respond to calls in unincorporated areas of the county compared to response times within contract citi... » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 2:00 a.m. | County report finds lingering gap in Sheriff’s Department response times Comments 0 Comments
Fire danger rises in SCV
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Fire danger rises in SCV

Temperatures will soar, relative humidity drop, and gusty northeast winds blow into the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas beginning today, National Weather Se... » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Fire danger rises in SCV Comments 0 Comments
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Brown signs plastic bag ban

With a flourish of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown banned single-use plastic bags statewide and opened the door to community colleges issuing bachelor's degrees as he signed... » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Brown signs plastic bag ban  Comments 0 Comments
17-year-old Saugus teen missing
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17-year-old Saugus teen missing

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies are looking for a missing 17-year-old Saugus girl after she left her home late Sunday afternoon and has not returned, a lieuten... » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 5:36 p.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 5:36 p.m. | 17-year-old Saugus teen missing Comments 1 Comment
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UPDATE: Planned pipeline construction expected to take months

Clarifies location of pipeline work. » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 2:41 p.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 5:22 p.m. | UPDATE: Planned pipeline construction expected to take months Comments 3 Comments
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Man arrested in Canyon Country assault

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a Canyon Country man at gunpoint this week on suspicion he used a knife during an assault, a station spokesman... » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 5:14 p.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 5:14 p.m. | Man arrested in Canyon Country assault Comments 0 Comments
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UPDATE: Governor bans single-use plastic bags statewide

With a flourish of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown banned single-use plastic bags statewide and opened the door to community colleges issuing bachelor's degrees as he signed... » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 7:41 a.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 4:50 p.m. | UPDATE: Governor bans single-use plastic bags statewide Comments 15 Comments
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Dog recovers, returned to family following beating in Castaic

A German shepherd named Kaiser who was beaten by his handler in Castaic two weeks ago has recovered from his injuries and been returned to his owner out of state, a sp... » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 3:15 p.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 3:15 p.m. | Dog recovers, returned to family following beating in Castaic Comments 6 Comments
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Canyon Country crash victim upgraded to serious condition

The medical condition of a young woman who was hit by a car on Sierra Highway last week is improving, a spokeswoman at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital said Tuesday. » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 11:19 a.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 11:19 a.m. | Canyon Country crash victim upgraded to serious condition Comments 2 Comments
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Collision with car kills deer in Castaic

A deer was hit by a car in Castaic Monday and died of its injuries, a county animal care official said. » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 6:48 p.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 6:48 p.m. | Collision with car kills deer in Castaic Comments 3 Comments
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Witness recounts how alleged trigger-man arrested in Halloween murder case

SAN FERNANDO - The trial of three young men accused of killing 'good Samaritan' Alejandro Sanchez-Torrez on Halloween three years ago entered its third week Monday wit... » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 6:45 p.m. | Witness recounts how alleged trigger-man arrested in Halloween murder case Comments 1 Comment
UPDATE: Hydrant, water line break in Santa Clarita Valley Monday
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UPDATE: Hydrant, water line break in Santa Clarita Valley Monday

A fire hydrant was sheared off near Valencia High School and a water line broke in Castaic on Monday, sending water down storm drains, officials confirmed. » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 11:10 a.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 6:24 p.m. | UPDATE: Hydrant, water line break in Santa Clarita Valley Monday Comments 8 Comments
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California exhausts initial firefighting budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year, forcing Gov. Jerry Brown's administration to... » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 5:22 p.m. | California exhausts initial firefighting budget  Comments 1 Comment
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Longtime SCV chess instructor teams with student to give worldwide lessons

Local chess coach Jay Stallings is going international with a how-to-play-chess app for hand-held devices officially launched in Stevenson Ranch this week. » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 4:58 p.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 4:58 p.m. | Longtime SCV chess instructor teams with student to give worldwide lessons  Comments 3 Comments
National Coffee Day celebrated in SCV
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National Coffee Day celebrated in SCV

Monday is National Coffee Day, and around the Santa Clarita Valley there were plenty of residents enjoying their java. » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 4:41 p.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 4:41 p.m. | National Coffee Day celebrated in SCV Comments 2 Comments
Senior Center hosts disaster preparedness workshop
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Senior Center hosts disaster preparedness workshop

Santa Clarita Valley seniors want to be prepared for disasters, and thanks to a special training session last week they can face earthquakes, fires or other catastroph... » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 10:40 p.m. | Senior Center hosts disaster preparedness workshop Comments 0 Comments
Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency has new CEO
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Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency has new CEO

After 21 years of leadership under the now-retired Pavil Matustik, the Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency selected a 20-year veteran of the school food services... » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 10:27 p.m. | Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency has new CEO Comments 10 Comments
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Pedestrians still in hospital after separate crashes

Two pedestrians, both women, including a jogger struck by a car Saturday, remained in Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Sunday, each recovering from serious injuries after b... » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 10:27 p.m. | Pedestrians still in hospital after separate crashes Comments 0 Comments
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Saugus car chase ends in arrest

A 10-minute car chase through Saugus Sunday ended with the arrest of a 40-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving and felony evading arrest, said a spokesman for ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 12:20 p.m. | Updated: sep. 28, 2014 10:26 p.m. | Saugus car chase ends in arrest Comments 8 Comments
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November elections closing in

Official voter information guides are arriving in the mail around the Santa Clarita Valley, and sample ballots are coming close on their heels, with just five weeks re... » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 10:23 p.m. | November elections closing in Comments 3 Comments
Hundreds head to the park for a night in boxes
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Hundreds head to the park for a night in boxes

Box City was a boom town this weekend as close to 300 participants in the annual cause chose to be homeless for a night, according to event organizers. » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 10:13 p.m. | Hundreds head to the park for a night in boxes Comments 7 Comments
Local fire captain to be memorialized
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Local fire captain to be memorialized

Longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident and local fire station Captain John David Mazzocco is among the fallen firefighters that will be memorialized by the California ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 27, 2014 10:23 p.m. | Local fire captain to be memorialized Comments 0 Comments
Blue Öyster Cult headlines SCV Music Festival
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Blue Öyster Cult headlines SCV Music Festival

Residents and guests relaxed in their beach chairs and on top of their blankets while listening to some cool tunes Saturday at the final day of the SCV Music Festival ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 27, 2014 10:12 p.m. | Blue Öyster Cult headlines SCV Music Festival Comments 7 Comments
UPDATE: Jogger in critical condition after being struck by car in Newhall
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UPDATE: Jogger in critical condition after being struck by car in Newhall

A 20-year-old jogger was in critical condition after she was struck by a car in an intersection in Newhall on Saturday, sheriff's officials said. » Read More
Posted: sep. 27, 2014 2:43 p.m. | Updated: sep. 27, 2014 8:28 p.m. | UPDATE: Jogger in critical condition after being struck by car in Newhall Comments 8 Comments
Former US Army first sergeant takes on pain, bike races
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Former US Army first sergeant takes on pain, bike races

Justin Minyard is having the ride of his life. » Read More
Posted: sep. 27, 2014 8:28 p.m. | Former US Army first sergeant takes on pain, bike races Comments 0 Comments
Native American dances on display at local Pow Wow
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Native American dances on display at local Pow Wow

The rhythmic beat of drums pulses throughout the clearing, accentuated by the clang of bells and the shake of rattles. » Read More
Posted: sep. 27, 2014 8:12 p.m. | Native American dances on display at local Pow Wow Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Engbrecht expected to be named new Hart district superintendent
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UPDATE: Engbrecht expected to be named new Hart district superintendent

Hart district board members are expected to select longtime district leader Vicki Engbrecht as the district's new superintendent starting early next year, district off... » Read More
Posted: sep. 26, 2014 11:23 a.m. | Updated: sep. 26, 2014 6:33 p.m. | UPDATE: Engbrecht expected to be named new Hart district superintendent Comments 14 Comments
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Gas prices continue to fall in California

Those used to pinching pennies at the pump should welcome this news: Gas prices, already well below where they were last year, are projected to continue to slide headi... » Read More
Posted: sep. 26, 2014 6:21 p.m. | Updated: sep. 26, 2014 6:21 p.m. | Gas prices continue to fall in California Comments 7 Comments
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Anaheim man pleads no contest to meeting teen in Santa Clarita for sex

An Anaheim man was sentenced Friday to six years in state prison after pleading no contest to charges he arranged to meet an underage girl in Santa Clarita for sex, ac... » Read More
Posted: sep. 26, 2014 6:05 p.m. | Anaheim man pleads no contest to meeting teen in Santa Clarita for sex Comments 0 Comments
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SCV’s home sales rise beating trends

August home sales in Santa Clarita rose, trumping national and statewide trends that showed home sales slowing, according to figures released Friday by the Southland R... » Read More
Posted: sep. 26, 2014 5:39 p.m. | SCV’s home sales rise beating trends Comments 0 Comments
 

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