The redrawn electoral maps for state Assembly and Senate and for congressional districts have been certified, but a few challenges remain to the state's first citizens-drawn districts.
One morning, Congressman Elton Gallegly woke up in his Simi Valley home in his 24th Congressional District.
The local fight to curb drunken driving got a boost from the federal government this week with the announcement of grants aimed at pumping up sobriety checkpoints. Officials of the California Highway Patrol in Sacramento credited federal funds with helping them launch and maintain their yearlong Impaired Driving Enforcement and Apprehension campaign throughout the state. Managers of the IDEA campaign want to reduce the number of alcohol-involved collisions and people killed and injured in these ...
Sheriff's deputies are looking for a Hispanic man in his late 30s in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Canyon Country this morning.
A Lancaster man was taken to the hospital late Tuesday after a car reportedly ran into the back of a Caltrans truck assigned to "re-stripping" a portion of Highway 14 in the Newhall area, California Patrol Officers said.
The young woman sentenced in connection with the Independence Day traffic death of a Newhall mother of three won't be out of jail anytime soon, her lawyer says. "She's not getting the Lindsay Lohan treatment," the lawyer said, referring to the celebrity's flexible sentencing arrangements. Lohan was sentenced Nov. 2 to 30 days for a parole violation but was released due to jail overcrowding after serving just a few hours. Attorney David S. Kestenbaum represents ...
A motorcyclist hit another motorist and then crashed his bike after fleeing the scene Monday, then took off on foot into the Santa Clara River bed and eluded deputies. However, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials said late Monday they have the driver's ID and they will get their man. "We know who we're looking for now," said Lt. Tom Bryski. Before the suspect was identified, deputies scrambled into strategic positions along the Santa ...
The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission has adopted a resolution that promises to cut down on light pollution in outlying areas of the county, including some in the Santa Clarita Valley. On Nov. 9, the commission held a public hearing in Los Angeles with the hope of setting up a Rural Outdoor Lighting District. Such a district would define, among other things, what outdoor lighting contributes to light pollution and which outdoor lights are ...
Working together and working hard are what earned McGrath Elementary School its Blue Ribbon status recently, and on Sunday the school's teachers, parents and students applied that same work ethic to raise money for a "well-deserved" party.
Scores of visitors to the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church got an early feel for Christmas on Sunday when they attended a boutique at the church. More than two dozen craft booths inside Slattery Hall at the church on Copper Hill Drive provided parishioners and guests with a chance to do some early Christmas shopping. Christmas music could be heard in the church, and Christmas trees could be smelled. But, as boutique vender Elizabeth Mills ...
Sunday breakfast with the local Elks proved both tasty and rewarding. All the money raised flipping eggs and buttering toast at the Elks Canyon Country Lodge 2379 on Sunday goes to getting seriously wounded veterans out of the hospital on one particular day in spring and bringing them to the much-appreciated annual lodge barbecue. "As long as there's a vet in hospital, there's an Elk there to support him," said Exalted Ruler and lodge spokesman ...
From poetry and sketches to story-telling, Spam-eating and cake-cutting, World War II vets are giving Santa Clarita Valley residents a chance to see, hear and taste the war from their perspective this Veterans Day.
SAN FERNANDO - After an emotional morning of tears and apology for having taken the life of Matilde Garnica with her car on Independence Day last year, Melissa Brown was handcuffed and led from Superior Court to begin serving 99 days in the county jail.
SAN FERNANDO - Melissa Brown stood up in San Fernando Superior Court today and faced the family of the woman whose life she took with her car on Independence Day last year. Shaking and crying and with a voice that blurted out suddenly loud, she said: "I can't tell you how sorry I am from the bottom of my heart. "If there is anything I could do to bring back your mom, I would," she ...
Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon is supporting a drive to repeal the "Dream Act," which is designed to help illegal immigrants attend California college. The bill was signed into law last month by Gov. Jerry Brown. "At a time when our state is facing the grim realities of unprecedented fiscal challenges, we cannot continue to spend money we don't have, particularly on programs such as the Dream Act that incentivize circumvention of our rule of ...
SANTA CLARITA - The body of a Castaic woman who went missing last month has been found in the desert near California City, a spokeswoman for the Kern County coroner's office said Monday.
SANTA CLARITA - The sister of a Burbank man missing since July said Monday she fears the body found near a crashed car in the Angeles National Forest is that of her brother.
SANTA CLARITA - Detectives probing the Sunday night stabbing of a man in Newhall suspect the victim's car was intentionally rammed by that of his attacker, who stabbed him after the collision, according to local sheriff's officials.
SANTA CLARITA - Prosecutors presented their case Monday against a Canyon Country man charged with attempted murder in the alleged gang-related stabbing of a 20-year-old man four months ago, a court official said.
SANTA CLARITA - Coming off a summer of public comment about plans to reduce chloride in the Santa Clara River, local sanitation district officials say they have one concrete action they can take that will reduce the river's saltiness: crack down on scofflaws who are still harboring water softeners.
A car discovered at the bottom of a ravine along the Angeles Crest Highway on Sunday could be a clue in the mystery of a Burbank man who disappeared July 20, officials said.
SANTA CLARITA - A bicyclist was injured on a winding Santa Clarita Valley canyon road Sunday following a traffic collision with a car, a Fire Department inspector said.
SANTA CLARITA - A preliminary hearing has been set for a Valencia registered sex offender accused of following and videotaping young girls at stores in the Santa Clarita Valley, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
SANTA CLARITA - A convicted murderer facing four felony counts of rape in the alleged attack last June on an unconscious woman was charged with an additional felony count Thursday, the prosecutor said.
The body of a man found burning near Castaic Lake last week was not that of a missing Orange County teenager who disappeared in the area Aug. 30, a homicide detective said Wednesday.
A man selling his SUV was kicked out of the car by a thief posing as a test-driving buyer Wednesday, prompting an immediate search for the lone suspect, a local sheriff's lieutenant said.
SANTA CLARITA - Whether they were packing boxes, painting wall or signing posters, scores of local volunteers got busy Wednesday honoring the 9/11 first responders in recognition of the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
SANTA CLARITA - A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning following a collision with an SUV on Highway 14 near Sierra Highway in Canyon Country, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
SANTA CLARITA - At least 10 volunteers spent Tuesday searching for missing 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa without luck, one of the searchers said.
SANTA CLARITA - A Fontana man has pleaded no contest to a felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a collision last March that injured a woman, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Tuesday.