It was a hot, stinky ride for motorists around lunchtime today as more than 30 gallons of raw sewage spilled onto Interstate 5 south of Calgrove Boulevard. At about 12:15 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the interstate, a United Waste truck reported hauling "some type of fluid" spilled its load, said California Highway Patrol Officer John Lutz. When emergency crews of the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded, they found the fluid to be ...
While the drought may be over, local wells are replenishing a little more slowly than wells in Northern California, but just as surely.
A suspected burglar was led handcuffed from his mother's Castaic home Wednesday following a four-hour standoff with sheriff's deputies and the SWAT team. Law-enforcement surrounded the Zion Court home about 7:30 a.m. and evacuated nearby residences. At about 11:30 a.m., they entered the house and emerged with one young man. The arresting deputies escorted the man - clad in a gray Jimi Hendrix T-shirt, plaid shorts and black socks - shoeless from the cul-de-sac home ...
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital opened its new helipad this week and on Tuesday was awaiting its first patient to arrive by air at the new location.
At least five men booked into holding cells at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station were transferred to the Crescenta Valley station Tuesday when a water heater broke down.
At least five men booked into holding cells at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station were transferred to the Crescenta Valley station Tuesday when a water heater broke down. "We're moving them to the other side of the mountain," said Sgt. Michael Wright at the station's lockup section. Crescenta Valley is about 30 miles east of Santa Clarita on Interstate 210. "With no boiler, there's no hot water," Wright said. "And there are rules about ...
A teenage boy was taken by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital today following a motor vehicle collision in front of the post office on McBean Parkway. At about 2:15 p.m. a collision involving two hybrid vehicles - a Toyota Prius and a Toyota Highlander - stopped traffic in the southbound lanes of McBean at Creekside Road. Air bags in the front of the Prius were deployed on impact. A boy, identified by witnesses ...
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, ...
There were 14 guests of honor at the opening ceremonies held for the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall on Thursday - but none of them were there.
SANTA CLARITA - Chibuzo Ikonte, a sophomore at Valencia High School and a promising member of its varsity basketball team, is doing well today after collapsing in the school's gymnasium Wednesday, prompting emergency heart defibrillation, school officials said.
SANTA CLARITA - A student at Valencia High School was treated by paramedics for cardiac arrest after apparently collapsing in the school gymnasium Wednesday afternoon, according to fire and law enforcement officials.
Of all the chores and challenges Chuck Morris has encountered bringing the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to the Santa Clarita Valley, the most difficult task may be reining in emotions.
SANTA CLARITA - A Burbank man charged with two counts of murder in the wrong-way crash that killed two people last June failed to appear in court as ordered Wednesday, according to the prosecutor handling the case.
The Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday approved a $95,000 plan to illuminate close to 100 trees and erect a 23-foot-tall Christmas tree at the Newhall Library.
SANTA CLARITA - Five people charged with identity theft after their arrests last March at a Stevenson Ranch hotel were handed sentences ranging from probation to prison time after entering pleas of no contest, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.
Three men identified by prosecutors as Rollin 40s Crips gang members scheduled for trial on bank robbery charges appeared in San Fernando Superior Court Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing, a court clerk said.
SANTA CLARITA - One of two men sought in last week's stabbing of a Newhall man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and the other is expected to be arrested soon, a sheriff's detective said Monday.
A Saugus man arrested for stealing from woman after romancing them online pleaded no contest to a reduced charge Monday and was sentenced to two years in state prison.
SANTA CLARITA - A Los Angeles Police Department officer who lives in Stevenson Ranch has been charged with assaulting a member of his family, arrest and booking documents show.
A Hart High School freshman was taken to the hospital this morning after she was struck by a car in front of Hart High School, but her injuries are not serious, a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District said.
Searchers looking for a 19-year-old Orange County man now missing for more than three weeks plan to search the San Fernando Valley Monday, a search coordinator said.
Thousands of people flocked to the 69th Annual Barbecue at Our Lady of Perpetual Help this past weekend sampling tasty food, colorful dance and fast rides.
A Castaic man accused of spearing his pet dog and cat is back in jail after he failed to appear in court as promised, court officials said.