A Superior Court judge saddled with the "impossible" task of dividing a maximum of $200 million among scores of victims in the fatal 2008 Metrolink crash was praised for his grace and humanity Thursday by two local lawyers who represented many of the injured train passengers.
Local water officials firmed up the Santa Clarita Valley's commitment to recycled water Wednesday with plans to expand the master plan for recycling and begin the process at the Saugus Water Reclamation Plant.
Commissioners overwhelmed by feedback on proposed new electoral lines have abandoned Thursday's deadline to release another round of maps and seek more public comments.
Flanked by horseback riders poised on the edge of Haskell Canyon, Santa Clarita city officials unveiled more than 500 acres of open space at the eastern edge of Santa Clarita Valley's northern perimeter Monday.
Despite concerns raised online and in local media reports over implications of the gas company's stepped-up drilling near Interstate 5, no hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is taking place there, a SoCalGas spokeswoman said.
A debt-managing deal hammered out last month by local water officials has been used to save a local water district $2.4 million - a savings they say could be passed on to ratepayers.
A Quartz Hill man faced a felony charge Thursday in connection with a boating crash at Pyramid Lake that injured two people and killed a dog.
Owners of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill were a step closer Wednesday to producing "green energy" by marketing the methane that's produced as a natural byproduct of the landfill.
County supervisors abandoned plans for an easement on an Agua Dulce road this week after five years of inactivity on the proposal.
Grocery-bag options are no longer a simple matter of "paper or plastic" for local consumers as the county's plastic-bag ban targets some local supermarkets and not others.
Officials are coming down hard on owners of salt-generating illegal water softener systems.
When you have to turn people away, it means you still have what they want.
Drug trafficking, car theft and fly-by-night nightclubs are commonplace in the "run-down" neighborhood of North Las Vegas where a blood-stained Jeep belonging to murdered local woman Renata Klein was recovered, area residents said Thursday.
Local water and gas officials said Thursday the brine-injection wells that are part of stepped-up natural-gas extraction in the Santa Clarita Valley do not affect the levels of salt in the Santa Clara River watershed.
Blood found in the car belonging to murdered Canyon Country resident Renata Klein and her missing husband, Dusan, is not human blood, a homicide detective confirmed today.
A couple depicted in a selfie that turned up in a burglary victim's cloud database took the photo on a cellphone bought at a San Fernando swap meet, the man in the picture told Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives Thursday.
A Valencia man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge he shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a road rage incident in May. a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.
A retired sheriff's deputy accused of illegally firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him received a probationary sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge against him.
Sheriff's detectives investigating a residential burglary at a Santa Clarita Valley home are asking the public's help in identifying two "persons of interest" depicted in selfie photographs discovered by the victim.
Reports of possible gunfire near a Newhall elementary school prompted a brief school lockdown and road closure Wednesday morning, but the all-clear was sounded within 10-15 minutes, officials said.
The 15-year-old boy arrested last weekend and accused of threatening to kill Valencia High School students denied the felony criminal charge in juvenile court Tuesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
A 17-year-old girl who became the heart and spirit of the Saugus girls swim team has died after she was hit by a car while jogging, law enforcement and school officials said Tuesday.
Homicide detectives investigating the discovery last week of a man found dead with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom are awaiting autopsy results to determine if he was murdered, a Sheriff's Department homicide detective said today.
Scores of Bouquet Canyon residents frustrated over the five-day closure of their only access road can expect similar inconveniences in the future as water officials work to further reduce a "trickle" causing road problems, county sources said Monday.
A 13-year-old Canyon High School student was arrested Monday for making threats after he allegedly texted a message about school violence to a friend, who posted the message on Instagram, officials said.
Jittery parents voiced concerns about student safety Monday outside Valencia High School after a weekend punctuated by online death threats leveled at students in particular, culminating in Sunday's announced arrest of a 15-year-old.
A 15-year-old Canyon Country boy was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of posting threats against students online through Instagram, following a swift and overwhelming response by sheriff's deputies to calls from "hundreds" of concerned parents, according to parents and local deputies.
Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroners Department have identified the man found with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom Thursday as a 41-year-old Hispanic man, a Department spokesman said Sunday.
A 15-year-old Canyon Country boy was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of posting threats against students online through Instagram, officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.
Anyone who gets their water from Newhall County District Water doesn't have to worry about the proposed watering schedule as long as they shut off their sprinklers and use a garden hose to water their yards, according a resolution adopted by the District's board Thursday.