SAN FERNANDO - Formal charges were officially filed against accused rapist Adrian Arriano on Thursday morning at the San Fernando Superior Court. After Deputy District Attorney Angela Jordan read 27 total counts to the judge, Arriano entered a plea of not guilty.
Superior Court Judge Barbara Scheper scheduled a jury trial in the matter for June 13.
Plans to build a giant recycling center along Sierra Highway in Newhall are officially dead.
Burrtec Waste Industries has taken the final step to scrap the plans after residents in the area waged a "Stop the Dump" war, citing concerns about the pollution and traffic the plant could bring.
Scientists and animal specialists are reviewing data today to determine what caused a young American bison to die suddenly Wednesday morning at William S. Hart Park.
The bison, about one year old, died suddenly after emerging from a general anesthetic administered by a local veterinarian, as part of a routine castration procedure.
Under a moonlit sky, more than 100 mourners gathered at Central Park on Wednesday to remember the local youth who have lost their lives in traffic collisions.
At the third annual Evening of Remembrance at the park's Youth Grove memorial, local high school students read the names of the 71 who have died. Some were as young as 6 years old.
The final results are in and Laurie Ender and Bob Kellar will be taking the two seats open on the Santa Clarita City Council.
About 1,000 provisional and absentee ballots tabulated Wednesday did not change the outcome since the unofficial results were released April 8. Ender and Kellar held their significant lead over Bob Spierer, Diane Trautman and Maria Gutzeit.
A Santa Clarita motorcyclist remained in critical condition Wednesday after being hit by a motor home Sunday night.
A Hart High School graduate was killed late Tuesday evening after his vehicle struck a tree and flipped over in Castaic.
Five newly appointed members will take their places on the Measure V Citizens' Oversight Committee when the group holds its next meeting April 28 in the board room at the William S. Hart Union High School District administrative office.
The 16th annual Santa Clarita Emergency Expo will be hosted at the College of the Canyons on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The jury in the Esperanza Castro murder trial continued its deliberations on Thursday but did not reach a verdict.
SAN FERNANDO - The fate of Esperanza Castro was sent to the jury on Wednesday afternoon, as attorneys on both sides presented closing arguments and rested their respective cases.
Defense attorney Peter Korn told the jury that the prosecution rushed to judgment in charging his client with murder.
"When I felt like I wanted to quit, I kept persevering."
Due to the proposed cuts to education, the Hart district recently had to cut and adjust its budget by 10 percent - or $10.3 million - even though the exact percentage of cuts has not yet been determined at the state level.
"Will that 10 percent really be a 10 percent cut, or a 7 percent cut, or 5 percent? We don't know at this point, but we are ready for the worst case scenario," Jaime Castellanos, superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District, said Tuesday. "The hardest thing right now is the uncertainty of the budget."
Concerned that items were disappearing from his shop, a Valencia business owner secretly staked out the premises early Tuesday morning, and ended up catching several employees that he alleges were stealing aluminum.
Jose Montano, 42, and Jose Escobar, 24, both of Palmdale, were arrested Tuesday and booked on fel-ony charges of burglary, embezzlement and grand theft, after they stole more than 900 pounds of aluminum from Contractor's Wardrobe, a sheriff's official said.
SAN FERNANDO - A prosecutor on the verge of tears and a juror nearly fainting delayed closing arguments at the Esperanza Castro murder trial Tuesday as both sides continue to revisit the evidence.
Deputy District At-torney Paula Gonzales was granted extra time to prepare the last segment of her final argument when Superior Court Judge Burt Pines questioned her well-being.
Several hundred people gathered at Saugus High School Wednesday night to memorialize 17-year-old Jennifer Stift.
Sheriff's detectives investigating a residential burglary at a Santa Clarita Valley home are asking the public's help in identifying two "persons of interest" depicted in selfie photographs discovered by the victim.
Progress continues on the project to widen the McBean Parkway Bridge in Santa Clarita near the Valencia Post Office, officials said Wednesday.
Escalating U.S. Forest Service firefighting costs have forced cutbacks in other services provided by the agency, curbing recreation, maintenance and conservation efforts nationwide, says a report released Wednesday.
Reports of possible gunfire near a Newhall elementary school prompted a brief school lockdown and road closure Wednesday morning, but the all-clear was sounded within 10-15 minutes, officials said.
A vigil is planned tonight at Saugus High School for Jennifer Stift, a Saugus senior who died this week after being struck by a car.
U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, awarded local Santa Clarita resident Devon Black the Congressional Award Bronze Medal for her participation in The Congressional Award Program. Congressmen McKeon presented the medal to Devon in Santa Clarita.
As part of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continued outreach efforts aimed at keeping the public informed about crime and crime rates in our community, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wants to raise awareness about a number of rental and real estate scams that are becoming more prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a local funding match of $2.7 million toward the $8 million construction project to rehabilitate a 16.5-mile stretch of the Angeles Forest Highway, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
In what was described as but one of many necessary discussions, Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and a large crowd gathered in Santa Clarita City Hall Tuesday to discuss the idea of creating a wilderness area near Castaic.
It's nearly time for high school football, tailgate parties and the Burrito Bowl.
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to add a bond measure for the Saugus Union School District to the county's ballot in November.
A state inspector died on the campus of a Santa Clarita Valley high school Tuesday.
An extended deadline for citizens to apply for seats on several city commissions has yielded the desired results: More applications.
The 15-year-old boy arrested last weekend and accused of threatening to kill Valencia High School students denied the felony criminal charge in juvenile court Tuesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.