A 50-year-old man is in custody today after allegedly pulling a gun on "a bunch of kids on bicycles" who almost ran into him, a sheriff's official said. At about 2 p.m., a man on the sidewalk in the area of Soledad Canyon Road and Crossglade Avenue was approached by a group of kids on bicycles who almost struck him, said Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. "The 50-year-old pushed one ...
A 56-year-old woman was struck and killed by a suspected drunken driver while she was walking her dogs in Agua Dulce. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the fatality, Officer Marino Hernandez of the California Highway Patrol said Monday. Lori Lindlief, who had just moved to Agua Dulce, died in the hospital Sunday, he said. At about 8 p.m. Saturday, Lindlief was walking her dogs with her fiance on Mabana Street, just ...
Aug. 7 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. A Saugus man called sheriff's deputies to report his laptop computer was stolen during a local bus ride. According to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station log, deputies reported: "The victim left his laptop in his backpack while waiting for the bus. The victim said when he got on the bus he had the laptop, but when he got home the laptop was missing. The victim said he didn't ...
Firefighters knocked down a small blaze on Highway 14 Friday afternoon. Two Los Angeles County firefighting units responded to a fire in an area of Highway 14 near Soledad Canyon Road, shortly after 3 p.m., Inspector Quvondo Johnson said. The fire was out within an hour, fire officials said. No structures were threatened.
Local sheriff's deputies are setting up a drunk-driving checkpoint tonight. The checkpoint at an unrevealed location in the city of Santa Clarita is scheduled from 6 p.m. today till 2 a.m. Saturday, said Detective Daniel A. Dail of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. "By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving, which ultimately will save lives," Dail said in a ...
A young couple is in custody today after their speeding car turned out to be stolen in Hollywood, local sheriff's deputies said.
A suicide note from the local dentist who shot his wife's elderly parents, then himself, fails to answer all questions for homicide detectives anxiously waiting to talk to his wife, an investigator said Thursday.
A Chatsworth man accused of leading deputies on a wild high-speed chase through Santa Clarita is scheduled to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing at the end of the month. Aaron Clay Tanner, 31, is schedule to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court Aug. 30 on multiple felony charges including assault, carjacking, kidnapping for carjacking and assault on a peace officer. During a series of events last December that began in the Newhall Pass ...
Morning commuters experienced delays today when a car broke down in the fast lane of a transition road connecting southbound Interstate 5 with northbound Highway 14 in the Newhall Pass.
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean wants to fix the state's existing trains and railways with money already allocated for high-speed rail.
There were some tense moments for a van-load of camp kids Wednesday when their vehicle ended up blocking two southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at afternoon rush hour. About 4:15 p.m., a white van transporting children from a camp became involved in a minor collision with another vehicle, officials reported. An ambulance was dispatched to the southbound lanes of I-5 near Pico Canyon Road, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. "It ...
A preliminary hearing date was set Wednesday for a local man accused of vehicular manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend last year. Bryon Jeffrey Murray, 29, was scheduled to appear in San Fernando Superior Court Aug. 24 in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Rosemary Flynn. Assistant District Attorney James R. Bozajian is expected to prosecute the Santa Clarita Valley man on two preliminary charges - involuntary manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter. His defense ...
Three women face burglary charges today following arrests made Tuesday night by deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. The suspects, who were arrested separately and at different times, include two local women and an 18-year-old Sylmar woman, according to the sheriff's booking logs. The arrests were all made in a four-hour period between 5 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. The local suspects include a 53-year-old unemployed Valencia resident and a 38-year-old Canyon Country woman ...
A young woman studying to become a medical assistant is being called a hero today after coming to the aid of a shooting victim she found crawling on the ground on her way home from school.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon delivered a grim report on national deficit spending during a speech Tuesday to local business leaders.
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.
A man was injured and taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after his car crashed into the center divider on Interstate 5 near Calgrove Boulevard, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
SANTA CLARITA - One of two people arrested in a Valencia drug raid three months ago was sentenced Monday to a drug-diversion program and to three years' probation, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
Explosives experts were called Monday to dispose of a grenade found in a Newhall house, a local sheriff's lieutenant said.
SANTA CLARITA - Every dog has its day, so the saying goes, but Sunday was it for more than a dozen local canines - big and small, shaggy and not - who were blessed at an annual ceremony at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.
SANTA CLARITA - A Saugus man arrested on suspicion he concealed the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl struggling with drug abuse has been sentenced to five years probation after pleading no contest to a lesser crime, according to court officials and documents.
SANTA CLARITA - A Castaic man shot and killed at his home Sunday following a brief confrontation with sheriff's deputies is remembered today by coworkers as a film industry veteran committed to the craft of audio post-production.
Scores of women, many of them breast cancer survivors, showed up Sunday for the Soroptimist of Santa Clarita Valley's 10th annual Bras for a Cause fundraiser, themed "Bras of Broadway" this year. Before the stylish fringed "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" bra was auctioned, Oriana John had her eyes on it. She was one of more than a hundred event participants who came to the Tournament Players Club Valencia and who were invited to bid ...
Coroner's investigators have identified the man whose body was found in Newhall Sunday morning as 26-year-old Travis Newman, according to coroner and sheriff's officials.
Firefighters prepared for a wind-driven fire season got the jump on a small brush fire near Gorman Sunday morning, an inspector for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
By Jim Holt