Sentencing postponed in gang-related murder

Sentencing of Nicholas Colletta, who was found guilty in November of first-degree murder in the gang shooting of Ivan Solis, was put off until next month. Colletta, 21, of Saugus, appeared Friday in San Fernando Superior Court to be sentenced; however, it was re-scheduled Feb. 15, according to Paul Eakins, spokesman for the Los Angeles […]

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Valencia industrial park loses power in vault fire

More than 360 businesses at the core of the Valencia industrial park were stripped of electrical power mid-afternoon Friday, when an electrical vault system in the area caught fire. Shortly after 2:45 p.m., firefighters in more than a half-dozen vehicles responded to Avenue Stanford, near Avenue Scott, for reports of a vault fire. “They reported […]

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County receives air quality update for Sunshine Landfill

Air quality at the Sunshine Landfill proved outside the safety threshold set by the state for 19 days this past summer. A committee of public officials representing Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles met Wednesday for a quarterly update on environmental concerns closely monitored at the Sunshine Canyon Landfill on The Old […]

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UPDATE: Mother, child attacked by family dog, airlifted to hospital

A mother and child were attacked by the family’s dog in Castaic Friday morning, then airlifted to a pediatric hospital. The father of the child turned the dog over to officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, said Don Belton, spokeswoman for the department. The incident happened shortly before 10:10 […]

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Former SCV police chief named to lead Pitchess

Former Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Capt. Roosevelt Johnson, who was promoted to rank of commander two years ago, is back at work in the SCV as the person in charge of Pitchess Detention Center. “He is the area commander at Pitchess Detention Center,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff Station, said Thursday. Johnson, […]

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Valencia football product Cole Murphy signs with pro football team

After last year’s NFL Draft, Cole Murphy was expecting a phone call. He didn’t think he’d be drafted, but he thought he’d get an invite to a training camp, especially after the college career he had as a kicker for Syracuse. The Valencia football product did get a phone call, but it came a little […]

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Underclassmen contributing to Saugus boys soccer’s success

Looking at high school varsity rosters, it’s uncommon to see many underclassmen on the list, let alone contributing valuable minutes while being instant producers to the team’s success. Things have changed. Holding a two-week tryout period in summer, Saugus boys soccer head coach Seth Groller was able to see the development in four players early […]

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Trinity players highlight 2018 All-Academy League football teams

Entering his third year playing varsity for Trinity Classical Academy’s football team, Carson Campuzano had one thing on his mind entering the season: win. “I wanted to lead the team in receptions and touchdowns and just total offense,” Campuzano said. “I ended up with 13 touchdowns, so I would say that was pretty good. I […]

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Saugus cheer gets runner-up honors in inaugural CIF-SS cheer championship

Saugus High School made history on Saturday when its varsity competitive cheerleading team earned runner-up honors in the first-ever CIF-Southern Section championships held at Colony High School in Ontario. Competing in the top division, 1AA, Saugus came in second to Mater Dei High School of Santa Ana out of more than 80 other CIF-SS schools. […]

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Injuries hamper SCCS girls soccer against St. Monica Academy

Amid heavy rainfall on Tuesday, the SCCS girls soccer team came out of its game against The Palmdale Aerospace Academy slightly banged up. So when the Cardinals showed up to College of the Canyons on Thursday to face St. Monica Academy, they did so short-handed, falling 4-2. Despite the result, SCCS head coach Casey Phillips […]

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Paul Butler: Five reasons we work

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, and it was the epoch of incredulity…” ~ Charles Dickens This quote accurately summarizes the stage we’re at with our son. Henry is in his […]

January 15, 2019 at 2:58 pm
Amanda Etcheverry: Agents still needed in the internet age

Selling a home can be daunting, even overwhelming, especially for folks who go through the process only every few years or perhaps just once in a lifetime. As the housing market shows signs of slowing, selling is even more difficult now than a year or just a few months ago. That’s one reason why it […]

January 15, 2019 at 3:15 pm
SCV Economic Development Corp. to lead VIA’s first luncheon of 2019

The Valley Industry Association is celebrating the new year with its first luncheon of 2019 on Jan. 29, featuring one of the Santa Clarita Valley’s corporations dedicated to attracting and growing the local business industry. Starting at 11:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, the event will bring together business leaders to learn about the […]

January 11, 2019 at 6:20 pm
SCVEDC and COC to bring SCV-centered economic forecast in March event

Several institutions offer economic forecasts examining the Los Angeles County area, but data focusing solely on the Santa Clarita Valley is scarce. To deliver local information, the SCV Economic Development Corp. and College of the Canyons are teaming up to host a business event in March. “Every year, we do this event that offers an […]

January 11, 2019 at 6:17 pm
SCV Chamber, local attorneys provide employment law updates

With state laws constantly changing, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce gathered local business leaders Thursday to highlight everything they need to know to be in compliance in 2019 at the annual Employment Law Update luncheon. The event, held at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia, included a thorough presentation by attorneys Brian Koegle and […]

January 11, 2019 at 6:05 pm