VAN NUYS - Convicted murderer Edward Contreras, hoping to walk out of prison a free man, will have to wait until after the holidays to hear his fate.
In the next 24 hours Santa Clarita Valley will get windy and cold - in that order.
The local hospital's elegantly decorated tree might be the centerpiece of Santa Clarita Valley's holiday season, but Santa Claus apparently remains the star attraction.
Heavy winds are being blamed for toppling trees, downing wires and knocking out electrical power briefly in the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday night and early Thursday, officials report.
Republican leaders were out in force Wednesday trying to convince people in a Stevenson Ranch parking lot to sign a petition against the Dream Act, designed to help the children of illegal immigrants attend state college.
County supervisors have authorized increases to construction contracts awarded for two roadwork projects in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than half a dozen people, including pastors of a Valencia church, have reached out to help a tiny Val Verde church after it was looted and trashed last weekend.
Los Angeles police say a 60-year-old man has been booked for investigation of murder in the shooting deaths of his dementia-stricken wife in Canyon Country and his sister, who was in a vegetative state at a nursing home in North Hills.
Lance Holger Anderson - the friendly quiet new 60-year-old neighbor who moved into the condominiums on Claudette Street less than half a year ago - delivered a Christmas tree to the woman who lives across from his condo, the woman told reporters Wednesday.
A 35-year-old woman in Newhall was pushed to the ground Wednesday morning by a purse-snatcher who ran with her purse to a waiting dark-colored sedan driven by a woman, a local sheriff's spokesman said.