A local doctor-in-training got his first brush with a real-world emergency earlier this month when another passenger on his cross-country flight unexpectedly fell ill.
SAN FERNANDO - After 20 hours of deliberation, a hung jury was announced Wednesday morning in the murder trial of Esperanza Castro. The final vote was nine to three in favor of acquittal on the murder charge.
Deputy District Attorney Paula Gonzales indicated this morning that her office will prepare for another trial against Castro, who will remain in custody until May
A class at California Institute of the Arts is teaching local high school students about the environment and then encouraging them to use what they've learned for inspiration to create hands-on projects.
"Going Green" is being taught at the Valencia arts institute as part of its Community Arts Partnership program, which provides college-level arts training and practice to Los Angeles area youth ages 10 to 18.
A new member is on board on the Santa Clarita City Council and the council voted Tuesday night to move forward on the plans to "streetscape" 10 blocks of Main Street in downtown Newhall.
Laurie Ender and Mayor Bob Kellar were sworn into office to begin their four-year terms on the council after voters decided in the April 8 election. Kellar was re-elected to his seat on the council, while Ender was elected to fill TimBen Boydston's expiring seat.
John Joseph Gambill's life is falling apart, he says. With a wavering voice, the 48-year-old registered sex offender began to tell The Signal his side of the story but stopped to remove his glasses and wipe his eyes.
"My life is in ruins," he said as he unloaded groceries from his car outside his Saugus mobile home Tuesday. "I'm going through a lot of s--t right now. My mother just died. I'm scarred for life because of this."
Principal Bill Bolde describes her as extremely likable and a good student, but the one thing Lauren Blaire will always be remembered as is a fiery competitor on the Saugus High School softball team.
Blaire was 18 years old in 1998 when a drunk driver broadsided her car at the corner of Plum and Bouquet canyon roads, ending her life and her softball career just before her senior season was about to begin.
The five members of the citizen panel formed to oversee the Open Space Preservation District will be sworn in tonight at the panel's first meeting.
The Financial Accountability and Audit Panel will meet annually to review the city's management of funds collected for the open space district voters approved in 2007. The district will collect annual assessment fees from property owners to buy vacant land in and around the city to develop a greenbelt of open space.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion Tuesday calling for the development of a countywide alert system that would notify local officials whenever a sex offender tries to register at the address of a state-licensed foster or child care facility.
The motion was introduced by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich at Tuesday's regular board meeting.
LandSource Communities Development LLC, the parent company of The Newhall Land and Farming Co., is in negotiations to restructure its debt, according to a Newhall Land spokeswoman.
Newhall Land, developers of the Valencia and Newhall Ranch communities, is owned by LandSource, which is comprised of Lennar Corp., LNR Property Corp. and the California Public Employees' Retirement System.
When the Hart district reduced its resource instructional assistants by 30 as part of the cuts made to meet the state's proposed budget requirements, some people may not have realized that move would completely eliminate the position.
The resource instructional assistants help the resource teachers by reading tests to students who have difficulty reading, providing math support and assisting resource students in the mainstream classrooms. The Resource Specialist Program serves students who are in the special education program less than 50 percent of their school day, spending most of their time in a regular classroom.
After 20 hours of deliberation, a hung jury was announced this morning in the murder trial of Esperanza Castro.
Despite a severe drop in expected property tax revenue and a bare-bones budget, Santa Clarita Valley is slated to get new fire stations and a new barracks at the Pitchess Detention Center within the year.
Newly elected Laurie Ender and re-elected Mayor Bob Kellar will take the oath of City Council office at a special meeting preceding tonight's council meeting at City Hall.
Mothers who want a registered sex offender out of their mobile home community were stepping up their efforts Monday to convince him to move.
Sheriff's deputies made an explosive discovery late Sunday night when they investigated a Canyon Country shed and found a pipe bomb.
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 figurine of baby Jesus that was taken away from a manger at Westfield Valencia Town Center earlier this week was found Wednesday afternoon inside the mall, according to a spokeswoman.
A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.
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.
After 14 months of negotiations, the city of Santa Clarita has struck a labor deal that will give a 5 percent cost-of-living adjustment to 77 city employees, officials said Tuesday.
Saying she wants to continue the city's "forward momentum," City Councilwoman Laurene Weste took hold of the gavel as Santa Clarita's new mayor during a special council meeting Tuesday night.
SANTA CLARITA - A 16-year-old skateboarder was injured Tuesday and taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital after a collision with a car at a busy Canyon Country intersection.
Burglars looted and trashed a small church in Val Verde during the weekend, stealing its sound system and a modest offering, ripping up Bibles in an apparent frenzied search for valuables.
California water officials have released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.
This holiday season, Police, Sheriff and CHP will be out in force
Michael Vaccaro commutes every day from North Hollywood to the Santa Clarita Valley and he puts in long hours once he gets here working as district sales manager for a department store.