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UPDATE: Man, dog transported after rollover traffic collision

UPDATE 9:17 p.m.: Officials on the scene have reported that the second “individual” in the vehicle was a dog that was also transported by AMR to a nearby animal hospital. Signal staff said first responders were informing those on the scene that the dog had “sustained a fractured leg and may have been in shock.” […]

10 hours ago
Person suffered serious injury from attack in Val Verde

A person reported to have been violently assaulted near Val Verde Park was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 1:05 p.m., paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department were dispatched to the 30200 block of San Martinez Road, between Val Verde Road and Parker Street, said Fire Department spokesman Austin […]

15 hours ago
Barger submits motion to investigate septic system letter

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors heard a motion Tuesday by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to correct an error in the Department of Public Health’s records that resulted in a letter being sent out about septic systems that caused widespread concern and confusion among residents. The motion, which is scheduled to be voted on next […]

16 hours ago
Hart district hopes wellness centers increase feeling of safety, comfort on campuses

While working on Hart District campuses as social workers, Nancy Phillips and Sarah Gilberts said they started to see an uptick in the students coming into visit them. Whether it was from test anxiety, school phobia, bullying or depression, they both said they saw an increasing number of young people in distress and they wanted […]

17 hours ago
Thieves make off with makeup

Deputies began combing the area around Magic Mountain shortly after noon Thursday, looking for makeup thieves. Shortly before 12:30 p.m., at least two people, possibly four, entered the Ulta Beauty store on the 24200 block of Magic Mountain Parkway, near McBean Parkway, stole some cosmetics, got back to the car and drove away. Deputies were […]

17 hours ago

Sports

Local club swimmers make a splash at CA Speedo Summer Sectionals

Heading into the final 100 meters of the men’s 200-meter butterfly C-Final, Canyons Aquatic Club swimmer Jonathan Quick looked up and saw something out of the corner of his eye: his very own cheering section at the 2019 CA SPEEDO Summer Sectional Finals held at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Thursday evening. Huddled around […]

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Santa Clarita hosts USA Baseball 12U National Team ahead of Baseball World Cup

The USA Baseball 12U National Team has spent the last week in Santa Clarita, preparing for the upcoming World Baseball Softball Confederation U-12 Baseball World Cup that starts next Friday in Tainan, Taiwan. Over 100 players from across the country participated in the 12U National Open from July 13-15 at the William S. Hart Pony […]

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Canyon’s Root, Valencia’s Weiss showcase talents at Area Code Games

The tryouts for the Area Code Games, a summer baseball showcase, feature some of the best prep baseball players in Southern California, but even in the cream of the crop, there is variation. There are players who could someday be a first-round pick in the MLB Draft. There are players who could go on to […]

July 17, 2019 at 11:02 pm
Valencia’s Kysar, Marquez embracing experience at Area Code Games tryouts

Jakob Marquez always looks forward to Area Code Games tryouts. The senior-to-be received an invitation to try out every year since his freshman season of prep baseball and embraces the opportunity to play with a compete against some of the best baseball players in Southern California. “Really positive and really competitive, which is always the […]

July 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm
Hart baseball can’t maintain early lead against El Camino in VIBL semifinal

The Hart baseball team didn’t want summer ball to end.  After going up 4-3 through three innings of play against El Camino Real in the VIBL semifinals on the road Wednesday evening, it looked as if Hart would get its wish and advance to the VIBL final on Friday. However, the Conquistadors were able to […]

July 17, 2019 at 10:28 pm

Business

City implements monitors for pilot traffic-control program

Like all technology in use, malfunctions can occur — especially under extreme temperatures. To help prevent major breakdowns with Santa Clarita’s traffic-control system, the city is testing out new environment monitors at major intersections as part of a pilot program.  AVTECH Software, a company specializing in environment monitoring hardware and software, announced Wednesday that the […]

July 16, 2019 at 8:22 pm
SCV Chamber hosting Congresswoman Hill for forum

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce today announced it’s hosting Rep. Katie Hill, D-Santa Clarita, as part of its Current Affairs Forum series on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The forum is an exclusive, free event for SCV Chamber members. “The SCV Chamber is the largest business membership organization in the Santa Clarita Valley and […]

July 16, 2019 at 11:19 am
Paul Butler: Champions!

I was glued to my TV last Sunday morning to watch the USA women’s soccer team play in the World Cup final against the Netherlands. What I love about the soccer World Cup is that in contrast to the baseball World Series, the competition actually comprises teams from other countries! I hope that comment won’t […]

July 12, 2019 at 10:50 pm
Oakmont of Valencia hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

After deciding to expand their services to create a new senior living community, Oakmont of Valencia has opened its doors to residents this week and hosted its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.  This is Oakmont’s second location in Santa Clarita, an addition that was created to respond to the growing number of seniors in the community. […]

July 12, 2019 at 5:04 pm
City Council approves new zoning rules, business community suggest higher building heights

The Santa Clarita Valley business community supported new city rules aimed at enhancing the area’s “business-friendly” reputation, before City Council voted Tuesday to approve the regulations.  Council members voted 4-1 in introducing and passing to a second reading an ordinance to implement the Jobs Creation Overlay Zone, or JCOZ, by offering streamlined permitting and design […]

July 12, 2019 at 10:58 am