County supervisors have authorized increases to construction contracts awarded for two roadwork projects in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Board of Supervisors authorized an increase of $12,187.50 for a Stevenson Ranch project on Pico Canyon Road to reconstruct and resurface roadway pavement. The project also requires replacing sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Supervisors also approved a recommendation Tuesday to increase an Acton roadwork contract by $84,154.22. The project involves widening a portion of Sierra Highway by ...
A father and son whose small inflatable boat was blown off course Wednesday afternoon on Pyramid Lake are safe today following a harrowing rescue in high winds, a sheriff's official said.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said he wants the state to stop dumping violent offenders in Los Angeles County. Speaking against state law AB 109 at Tuesday's Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting, Antonovich called the recently enacted law "reckless." It "is not the way you make the state a better place - by turning loose all these idiots, violent criminals, in our neighborhoods. "If you were a governor, you would ...
More than 60 percent of all arrests over the Thanksgiving weekend in the Santa Clarita Valley were for suspected drunken driving, according to the Inmate Information Center of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
On the economy: "Our big problem in the state is jobs, and it really isn't jobs - it's industry. We are pushing businesses out at a horrible rate. If you don't have industry in California, you don't have jobs. So bringing back industry to California has to do with less regulation, less taxation."
Assembly candidate Patricia McKeon says she's busy, tough-skinned and eager to embrace comparisons drawn between her and her congressman husband.
No one was injured in a solo traffic collision in Castaic this morning that sent a car over the side of the road into a ravine, a California Highway Patrol officer reported.
Some Newhall residents witnessing an elaborate funeral procession this morning were worried a law enforcement officer had just been killed. The procession at 8:30 a.m. - involving runners, marchers and a display of "colors" by both the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and the California Highway Patrol - was in honor of Deputy Randy Hamson, who died in the line of duty in the summer of 2004. "I thought a CHP officer or deputy had ...
Residents of Acton and Val Verde could end up paying more for their water after the county supervisors vote on a recommendation to raise rates in those areas. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on a recommendation to raise water rates in county areas that include Acton and Val Verde. If the five-member board approves the recommendation, Acton water users who now pay $50.35 for their water can ...
While kids for centuries have waited for Santa at Christmas, every year for the last 15 years kids in the Santa Clarita Valley have also waited for the jolly man to arrive ahead of schedule on a train bedecked with wreaths and lights. At 7 p.m. Sunday, the Metrolink Holiday Toy Express pulled into the train station at Newhall, to whoops and hollers of hundreds who gathered to greet the train. Kids, many in pajamas, ...
A warm sunny afternoon Sunday turned into some tense moments for a family traveling with a trailer that jackknifed on Highway 14, authorities said.
A foot chase through the backyards of Valencia homes before the sun came up Sunday netted three suspected car burglars.
The 48 hours leading up to the Oct. 31 shooting of a good Samaritan were punctuated by other crimes involving guns and at least one other shooting, all allegedly at the hands of the Halloween shooter, prosecuting documents say.
A federal ban on earmarks is needed to ensure responsible spending, Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon says, but the current congressional rules limiting spending for specific projects need to be tailored so worthy goals such as stopping the Cemex mine can be realized.
Jon Hatami, the latest contender for a seat on the Santa Clarita City Council, considers himself a moderate Republican who thinks outside the box. The 41-year-old deputy district attorney says he knows Santa Clarita and knows about local crime. Recently, he prosecuted two drug cartel heroin importers. On the issue of drugs and particularly heroin, he said: "This is something affecting Santa Clarita and affecting Santa Clarita kids." Calling heroin a "death product," Hatami said ...
The body of a man found burning near Castaic Lake last week was not that of a missing Orange County teenager who disappeared in the area Aug. 30, a homicide detective said Wednesday.
A man selling his SUV was kicked out of the car by a thief posing as a test-driving buyer Wednesday, prompting an immediate search for the lone suspect, a local sheriff's lieutenant said.
SANTA CLARITA - Whether they were packing boxes, painting wall or signing posters, scores of local volunteers got busy Wednesday honoring the 9/11 first responders in recognition of the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
SANTA CLARITA - A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning following a collision with an SUV on Highway 14 near Sierra Highway in Canyon Country, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
SANTA CLARITA - At least 10 volunteers spent Tuesday searching for missing 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa without luck, one of the searchers said.
SANTA CLARITA - A Fontana man has pleaded no contest to a felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a collision last March that injured a woman, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Tuesday.