Santa Clarita Valley Assemblyman Cameron Smyth wants the regional water boards that issue "devastating fines" against small towns to be more accountable to the public and is calling on an oversight body to see that it happens.
Santa Clarita Valley has a chance to control its own water destiny this fall when most of the seats on the ruling water board come up for grabs.
An explosive, fiery crash shut down Highway 14 for hours and sent a truck driver to the hospital Wednesday after his big rig, which was hauling several cars, reportedly collided with a parked Caltrans truck north of Sand Canyon Road, authorities said.
After talking to farmers, water officials, engineers, scientists and city officials from the San Joaquin Delta to the Pacific Ocean, a monthlong investigation by The Signal into chloride in the Santa Clara River and those who enforce a clean water balance comes down to one simple observation: We're adding too much salt to our state.
DIXON - If you take Interstate 80 from Oakland to Sacramento, you'll pass near the tiny farming town of Dixon.
FILLMORE – Never has the Santa Clara River been filtered so vigorously, so urgently and at such great cost to tiny towns as it has in the last two years.
At a raucous public hearing in July, Santa Clarita Valley residents made it clear they have no intention of shelling out $210 million from their own pockets so farmers downstream can raise salt-sensitive crops in the Santa Clara River Valley.
A Santa Clarita man has reinvented the wheel - and put a bicycle seat on it.
You might call them the water police.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is one of two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department stations singled out as lacking in the way it investigates hate crimes, according to a county report examining stations throughout Los Angeles County.
An "aggressive" undercover probe by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest, conviction and sentencing of three people, including a former sheriff's deputy, trying to smuggle drugs into the North County Correctional Facility, a spokesman says.
The board that decides the issue of chloride in the Santa Clara River includes two advocates of Ventura County strawberry farmers.
In the wee early hours of any morning, as you drive along The Old Road near Magic Mountain by the Tournament Players Club Valencia golf course, you might see the sprinklers hard at work watering the 10th or 11th hole.
Fallen United States Marine Corps Pfc. Jake William Suter would have turned 19 today.
Chloride levels in the Santa Clara River have risen above the limit demanded by Ventura County farmers only once in the past six months - and then only by two milligrams per liter, a Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District official said Thursday.
While California's top water agency determined Tuesday that water-wasters are going to face stiff fines, the enforcement of those new regulations falls to local agencies, officials said Wednesday.
A not-guilty plea was entered Wednesday for a retired sheriff's deputy charged with firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him.
In two separate incidents at commuter parking lots on opposite ends of the Santa Clarita Valley, a car and a truck were stripped of parts after owners left them on the lots.
A 22-year-old Canyon Country man out on bail after being charged with burglary and assault with a deadly weapon last month was arrested Tuesday for burglary and attempted burglary, a sheriff's official said.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson told local business leaders Tuesday he wants to have one of his investigators give them a training session on cyber crime.
No criminal charges are expected in a single-car crash last May that left five teenage girls injured, one seriously, according to a traffic collision investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
As the cleanup of nearly 1,000 acres of contaminated soil and the air above it continues in the heart of the Santa Clarita Valley, with much of the cleansing infrastructure in place, crews are now poised to implement its water decontamination plan.
Editor's note: This version corrects the previous, which incorrectly stated the agency to which he referred in his "cheap shot" quote.
A Newhall eye doctor never saw it coming.
Deputies carried out a sweep of four local tobacco stores this week, looking for sales of synthetic marijuana compounds commonly called "bath salts" or "spice," a Santa Claita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Wednesday.
State inspectors returned to Six Flags Magic Mountain Wednesday as they continued their assessment of the Ninja roller coaster ride derailed Monday by a falling tree.
A Santa Clarita Valley bank employee has been arrested on suspicion of using bank information to steal thousands of dollars from customers, a sheriff's deputy said Wednesday.
A woman found a box marked "explosives" in a storage unit and took it to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Wednesday, prompting a swift response by sheriff's bomb squad detectives.
The "grease police" are helping Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies catch cooking oil thieves who made off with 100 gallons of the stuff from a fast-food restaurant in Canyon Country, a spokesman for the specialized investigative unit said Tuesday.
A state public safety agency wants to know what made a tree fall on the Ninja roller coaster ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain, derailing the first car and injuring two occupants.