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.
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
SANTA CLARITA - The driver of a pickup truck that crashed near Gorman this morning was airlifted to an area hospital, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
A man was robbed at gunpoint by three men Wednesday near the Santa Clarita Metrolink Station at Soledad Canyon Road and Commuter Way, a sheriff's spokesman said.