Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital official opened its new helipad this week and on Tuesday was awaiting its first patient to arrive by air at the new pad. "With the helipad, and working with our local emergency air transporters, we'll be able to provide life-saving care to our most critical patients in a timely manner," hospital President Roger E. Seaver said Monday. "Oftentimes, prompt treatment for trauma patients can mean the difference between life and ...
Local agencies issue safety warnings this week as summer temperatures posed particular threats for children and the elderly. Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich issued a list of safety recommendations compiled by the Department of Public Health, including: - Never leave children, elderly people or pets alone in a parked vehicle. - Wear light, loose-fitting clothing to stay cool - Drink water often. Avoid drinking alcohol. - Check on those in your neighborhood who ...
Legislation being carried by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is the last hope for halting a giant pit mine in Soledad Canyon, city officials said Monday.
He wears a familiar face of summer that kids know by sound instead of sight. As his ice cream truck rolls onto any block in the Santa Clarita Valley, the repetitive, tinny musical refrain blaring from his truck has the power to alert, and halt, any child engaged in other summer pursuits. Running in a park, splashing in a pool or manning a gaming console inside an air-conditioned home, children bolt down the street when ...
The father of a young woman who died of head injuries last summer hopes a vigil in her honor tonight will assure well-wishers that she is not forgotten, and that justice is on its way.
July 24 8 a.m. Sundowner Way, Canyon Country. A 44-year-old man reported that someone broke into his garage through a locked side door. He said the thief stole his $150 GPS (global-positioning system) device from the glove box of his unlocked Saturn SUV. Deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station noted in their report that they observed "pry marks on the door next to the (garage) door knob." July 25 12:10 a.m. Arch ...
The recent rash of valuable-metal thefts - including small amounts of platinum contained in more than a dozen recently stolen catalytic converters - has prompted local investigators to ferret out the people paying thieves for the stolen parts.
The office came to office-bound motorists Friday morning when a large filing cabinet ended up in the middle of the freeway. At about 9.30 a.m., a large filing cabinet fell onto the middle southbound lanes of Interstate 5, near the Highway 14 junction. Within about five minutes the cabinet was reported blocking the No. 4 lane. "We've had to deal with cattle, emus, and every major appliance you can name," said CHP Officer John Lutz, ...
State water officials have fined Whittaker Corp. $84,000 for allegedly contaminating the Santa Clara River during the cleanup of the Whittaker-Bermite site.
The Santa Clarita Valley would be split between two state Senate districts if the latest maps for California's electoral landscape stand.
Sheriff's deputies are looking for three men in a pickup truck who allegedly robbed a man in Canyon Country shortly before noon today. A man, whose age and identity have not yet been released, was reportedly robbed of his cell phone and wallet on Soledad Canyon Road a little east of Sierra Highway, said Sgt. Rich Nagler of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. The victim was not hurt and no weapon reported, he said. ...
County supervisors have unanimously approved an ordinance allowing animal-control officers greater latitude when it comes to determining whether a dog is vicious and whether it should be euthanized.
County officials have promised to take a second look at the fees they plan to charge a Castaic land developer for bridge building and road repairs in the area of Highway 126 and The Old Road.
Thieves stole at least 13 brass flower vases from graves at a local cemetery, a sheriff's investigator reports said Wednesday.
A train derailment in Littlerock Wednesday afternoon prompted the evacuation of some homes in the area of the sparsely populated desert community, but no one was injured and none of the cars leaked, officials said.
A man and a woman arrested in a Valencia drug raid three months ago have been arrested again at the same house and on the same charges, according to records released Monday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
SANTA CLARITA - Local sheriff's detectives are actively working on a criminal investigation following the brief pursuit through Canyon Country this morning of a reckless driver, a sheriff's spokesman said.
A motorcycle rider injured in a traffic collision Sunday morning prompted California Highway Patrol officers to issue and staff advisory regarding thousands of Love Ride bikers travelling through the Santa Clarita Valley.
Hundreds of wine-lovers raised a glass in support of local businesses and in honor of women's health issues Sunday when they took part in the 6th annual Wine Affair hosted by Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley.
The 30th Annual Love Ride was an expression of love all around - love of music, love of bikes and the love of coming together on a beautiful day by the lake for a good cause.
The latest search for missing 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa involving family members working with volunteers with the Klaas Kids Foundation found no trace of the teen despite two days of searching, the boy's mother said.
SANTA CLARITA - Chip Foose, co-host of the car-makeover TV show "Overhaulin'," appeared at a luncheon at Centre Pointe on Wednesday to help raise money to honor fallen law enforcement officers.
SANTA CLARITA - A woman was cut in the face during a robbery attempt in Newhall late Tuesday, sparking a manhunt for two suspects believed responsible for that and two other robberies, according to fire and sheriff's officials.
SANTA CLARITA - A registered sex offender accused of annoying a young girl at a local department store has been ordered to stand trial for his alleged crime, court officials said Tuesday.
SANTA CLARITA - Local sheriff's deputies were looking for the driver of a 1994 Nissan pickup truck Tuesday after he was seen stealing a bicycle from a home in Stevenson Ranch, a sheriff's lieutenant said.
City workers are gearing up to fight a tough plant that's taking over precious Santa Clarita Valley watershed.
SANTA CLARITA - An off-duty sheriff's deputy who allegedly fired his service weapon in the air after prankster kids rang his doorbell has been temporarily relieved of duty and is under investigation, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Monday.
SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country businessman who heads a natural products company remains behind bars without bail today, accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, according to officials and court documents.
There was plenty of "wow" at the 13th Annual Bow-Wows and Meows pet adoption event Sunday after hundreds of pet owners showed up at William S. Hart Regional Park with their furry four-legged loved ones for a variety of reasons.
If there was any doubt the Santa Clarita Valley was a family community, then a trip to Sunday's Kid Expo at Golden Valley High School would convince them.