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.
A man and a woman charged with attempted murder in connection with a knife attack during a robbery two weeks ago have been charged with six other robberies that occurred last month, according to a copy of a criminal complaint filed Monday by prosecutors with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office
Acts of vandalism and a fire believed to be deliberately set at Castaic Middle School over the weekend are currently being investigated by local sheriff's detectives, school and sheriff officials said.
A sobriety checkpoint set up in Canyon Country by the California Highway Patrol Friday night resulted in one arrest and four misdemeanor citations, a CHP spokesman said.
Local sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who allegedly punched a woman, pulled her by the hair, "stomped" on her and threw her dog, according to a report filed by the deputy who responded to the attack.
They roared with excitement at the race track Sunday as scores of young drivers competed for trophies.
At first, it seemed someone may have confused the converted mailbox in front of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station with the Valencia Library book drop-off bin around the corner.
Diehard cyclist Mike Rose bicycled across America to see his cousin in the Santa Clarita Valley - and now that the visit's almost over he's going back home, cycling across America again.
The mother of a 2-year-old girl missing more than two months in an apparent abduction by the girl's father said she's worried new information about the case might prompt him to hurt her.
Children texting, "sexting" and otherwise communicating via handheld device should be encouraged to talk, listen and engage in face-to-face, real-time dialogue with their parents, a local psychotherapist said Wednesday.
A lunchroom full of Santa Clarita Valley movers and shakers heard why their fragile water-delivery system across the San Joaquin Delta is in need of urgent repair and that the best way to fix it is with the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
Sports Medicine students at Valencia High School learned the true value of their life-saving course first-hand early this school year when they grabbed a defibrillator and saved the life of a fellow student.
SANTA CLARITA - Park officials aided by a university dive team have been assessing Lake Piru to determine the spread of the destructive quagga mussel, a tiny mollusk that some fear could endanger part of the Santa Clara River.
A string of recent strong-arm robberies in the Santa Clarita Valley – cases in which valuables are taken from victims by force – are not believed to be related, according to the sergeant in charge of the Sheriff's Station robbery task force.
More than 250 volunteers put Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of civic responsibility into action Sunday when they spruced up Carousel Ranch, ultimately helping the kids treated there.
SANTA CLARITA - A tanker-trailer hauling crude oil flipped and spilled 50 gallons at the intersection of The Old Road and Rye Canyon Road in Valencia on Sunday, prompting a shutdown of the intersection and re-routing of traffic.