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SAN FERNANDO - Convicted child-killer Antonio Rodriguez attacked suspected "Grim Sleeper" serial killer Lonnie Franklin while the two were being escorted from court by law enforcement officers last week, a Superior Court jury heard Wednesday.
Parents who still shudder about the day 5-year-old Desarie Saravia's body was dumped on a front lawn on their quiet cul-de-sac in Castaic say the man convicted of killing her deserves the sentence he now faces.
You can call it wobbly, you can call it undulating, but you cannot call Wednesday's earthquake harmful in any way - at least in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SAN FERNANDO - Jury deliberations are under way this week in the murder trial of Antonio Rodriguez, 29, who is charged with sexually assaulting his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter and killing her in a Castaic park bathroom.
SAN FERNANDO - There is no evidence that 5-year-old Desarie Elizabeth Saravia was sexually assaulted by the man accused of beating her to death inside a Castaic park bathroom, the man's defense lawyer said in closing arguments Tuesday.
SAN FERNANDO - The prosecution wrapped up its case against accused child killer Antonio Rodriguez on Friday by letting some of the more than 100 injury pictures tell the stories of brutality in the savage beating death of 5-year-old Desarie Elizabeth Saravia.
A planned sewer-system hookup fee - part of a package of sewer-fee rate hikes proposed Santa Clarita Valley-wide - is necessary to avoid future bond measures, a sanitation district official said this week.
SAN FERNANDO - Lawyers representing a man accused of beating to death his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter wrapped up their case Wednesday with further testimony that he was a caring man whom the little girl called "Daddy."
Sanitation District officials who held the first of a series of public information meetings on a proposed sewer-rate hike met with criticism and confusion from about 50 people who attended.
SAN FERNANDO - Antonio Rodriguez, who is accused of beating to death his girlfriend's daughter, was a caring father figure who took the child and her brother to his mother's house every day to feed them, according to testimony offered in court Tuesday.
SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors wrapped up their case against accused murderer Antonio Rodriguez on Monday with crime analysts saying they found blood belonging to the murdered girl, Desarie Elizabeth Saravia, and her brother inside a blood-splattered Van Nuys motel room.
Hiking Santa Clarita Valley business owners' fees to pay for a salt-ridding machine is not the way to encourage new business to locate here, some owners say.
SAN FERNANDO - A veteran emergency room physician said Friday he had never seen a patient injured as badly as tiny 5-year-old Desarie Elizabeth Saravia when she arrived lifeless at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital one afternoon in 2004.
SAN FERNANDO - A crayon drawing done by a badly beaten boy three days after his 5-year-old sister was savagely beaten to death in a Castaic park bathroom gave jurors a glimpse into the children's shared suffering Thursday as a murder trial continued.
A Sunday morning truck fire on Interstate 5 sparked a small brush fire, just north of Pyramid Lake, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
Four people, at least two of them juveniles, were injured and taken to the hospital Saturday night following a traffic collision on Newhall Ranch Road, where the road becomes Golden Valley Road, near the overpass that crosses Soledad Canyon Road, emergency response officials said.
There's no getting around the laws that protect endangered critters such as the unarmored threespine stickleback - even if you're one of a dozen state, county and local agencies seeking a solution to the water impasse in Bouquet Canyon.
Local sheriff's detectives are investigating reports of a possible child predator cruising the Santa Clarita Valley in a black BMW, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station spokesman said Thursday.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested three robbery suspects at gunpoint Wednesday who were sought in a Canyon Country purse-snatching, a spokesman said.
A motorcyclist was injured and taken to the hospital shortly after 11 a.m. today following a multi-vehicle crash in Saugus, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
A rat-infested Canyon Country "house of concern" where six people were arrested for various crimes over the past 18 months has been boarded up by order of city, county and law enforcement officials.
A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife was offered a plea deal by prosecutors Tuesday and has until early June to consider the offer, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
A Valencia cyclist suffered a broken leg and other injuries last weekend after colliding with a car in Saugus, emergency response officials said Tuesday.
Prosecutors presented opening statements Tuesday in their case against six sworn Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers - including a Valencia resident - accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jail system, a U,S. Attorney's Office spokesman said.
Opening day of Bonzai Pipelines, the "terrifying" new water slide attraction at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor amusement park, received a resounding two shaky thumbs up, according to its inaugural riders.
Every year, as witnessed Monday, more and more people turn out for the Memorial Day Tribute in the Santa Clarita Valley, meaning more and more people proudly stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their local veterans honored on that day.
Scores of Castaic Lake patrons expressed anger and frustration Sunday when they learned at the gate that there was no swimming allowed at the park.
As one of the worst droughts on record deepens, and water levels at Castaic Lake continue to drop, Santa Clarita Valley ratepayers could find themselves paying more for their water as a result, water officials said.
An off-roading enthusiast died Sunday following a crash at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreational Area entrance near Gorman, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Coroner said.