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Posted: November 22, 2008 8:31 p.m.
Updated: November 23, 2008 4:55 a.m.
Detectives investigate baby's death
A baby was pronounced dead 10:35 a.m. Saturday at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, said Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
The child was a one-year-old boy, said Melanie Flores, supervising fire dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Sheriff's deputies received a call about 9:50 a.m. from a home in Valencia. The boy was then taken to Newhall Memorial, where he was pronounced dead.
The Sheriff's Homicide Bureau will investigate what happened and why, Bryski said.

Deputies search for missing boy in Valencia
Eight Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's deputies searched for a missing four-year old boy early Saturday evening, said Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Deputies received a call at 5:30 p.m. from the boy's home in the 25000 block of Rancho Adobe Road in Valencia.
The boy is described as 4 feet tall with blonde hair, Bryski said.
Deputies searched in the wash near the home and worked with the boy's parents to search where the boy frequents, he said.

Sheriff renews contract with Magic Mountain
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a contract for the county Sheriff's Department to continue providing law enforcement services to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, according to a release from Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The services deter crime, enhance public safety and reduce the risk of terrorist activities. Currently, Magic Mountain contracts for one sergeant and four deputy generalists to provide a full-time on-site law enforcement presence at the park. Magic Mountain will pay the costs for the services of the five lawmen in the amount of $758,208, plus any overtime-related costs incurred by the department.

Southbound I-5 off-ramp to close in December
As part of the Magic Mountain Parkway roadway construction project to widen the intersection and the Interstate 5 off-ramp, the southbound I-5 off-ramp will be closed at Magic Mountain Parkway beginning at 8 p.m. Dec. 1. The off-ramp will be closed until Dec. 31. All businesses in the area will remain open during construction and detour signs will be posted. Visit or call the project hotline at (661) 290-2297 for updated on any extended major lane closures or detours associated with the construction.

Valencia resident joins Millikin University choir
McKenzie Carpenter of Valencia has been selected as a member of the Millikin University's University Women's Choir for the 2008-09 season. Carpenter, a commercial music major, was chosen by audition and will sing Soprano I. Capenter is a graduate of Hart High School in Newhall. The Millikin University Women's Choir, directed by Michael Engelhardt, consists of upperclass women who perform classical choral literature from five centuries of music.


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