Southbound I-5 closure planned for roadwork The southbound Interstate 5 truck route lanes will be closed during the day from Monday through Friday this week while the California Department of Transportation replaces slabs damaged in the truck tunnel fire in October. The southbound Highway 14 truck route to the southbound I-5 will also be closed during the same time period from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Small plane crashes near Compton airport COMPTON - Authorities ...
"No taxation without representation" was the cry of American colonialists between 1763 and 1776. The phrase, which was coined by Rev. Jonathan Mayhew in a 1750 sermon in Boston, is symbolic of what many Americans are often taught in history books - that the United States of America was founded on protesting taxes (among other issues). Yet taxes have been an American mainstay in some form or fashion, whether it was on the federal, state ...
Standing in front of the hundreds of curious visitors on the warm Saturday morning, Alan Mootnick talked about what he knows best: apes. As gibbons swung from the dangling ropes in their cages, Mootnick explained the small lesser apes' diet, as well as the increasing threats to the gibbons and how his conservation center has contributed to the survival of the endangered primate.
Two men and two women were arrested in Val Verde Friday in connection with allegedly stealing four catalytic converters from vehicles. Miguel Haro, 29, of Los Angeles; Courtney Dominish, 27, of Hawthorne; Manuel Chavez, 31, of South Gate and Patricia Medina, 33, of Huntington Park were arrested and booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on a felony charge of grand theft, according to a sheriff's report.
Santa Clarita Valley residents have a chance to peek inside the creative mind this weekend. Those interested in taking a look at what the artists studying at CalArts are working on will have the chance to visit the artists' studios on Sunday.
I-5 collision backs traffic for hours A Friday morning traffic collision on the southbound side of Interstate 5 snarled traffic for hours. At around 6:50 a.m., the driver of a big rig just north of McBean Parkway exit veered to the left, crossing all lanes and collided with a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, according to Officer Michelle Esposito at the California Highway Patrol's Newhall area office. The impact caused the Trailblazer to spin around while the ...
A Saugus High School freshman spent part of her spring break helping to restore a 30-year-old patriotic mural at Friendly Valley to its previous splendor. Shannon Hoofman, 15, found out about the project from her grandmother who lives at Friendly Valley and is a member of the golf club. The mural is located at the end of the golf course parking lot at the Newhall senior community.
A man and woman are in the hospital after sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic violence call and found the man with a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the woman with head injuries.
U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon is encouraging senior citizens to file income tax forms so they can be eligible to receive an economic stimulus check from the federal government. Seniors who do not normally file a federal tax return must fill out the two-page 1040A form to receive a check from the IRS.
After closing its doors for three months, the struggling Single Mothers Outreach charity is slowly getting back on its feet, board president DaAnne Smith announced this week. The charity, which has a client list of more than 1,000 Santa Clarita single mothers, laid off all paid staff and suspended services in late October to restructure its finances and leadership. The group was able to resume limited services in February and provide services for 43 of ...
Firefighters made quick work of a fire that scorched two acres in the wash near the intersection of Creekside Road and Town Center Drive Saturday night.
The final results of Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election will most likely not be released until this Wednesday, according to City Clerk Sharon Dawson. About 1,000 ballots still need to be verified and each ballot contains up to two votes.
Ten-year-old Ashton Hoffman, winner of the Little Miss Queen Valencia pageant, is helping raise funds for a child in need.
County hosts E-waste collection The county is hosting a hazardous waste and E-waste roundup at College of the Canyons from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Acceptable items include paint, brake fluid, cleaners with acid, pesticides, household batteries, motor oil, expired pharmaceuticals, florescent light bulbs, computer monitors and cell phones. Hazardous waste from businesses will not be accepted. For a complete list of acceptable items, visit www.lacsd.org. The roundup will be held ...
Gasoline prices in the Santa Clarita Valley broke the $4-a-gallon mark Thursday, and a local analyst says he sees no end to skyrocketing prices. The price for premium stood at $4.05 a gallon at the Chevron station at Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, according to a survey conducted Thursday morning by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa.
For the third time in eight months, a man dubbed the "e-dater" for allegedly stealing from women he meets online and dupes into trusting him has been arrested, deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Monday.
SANTA CLARITA - Damage to the Interstate 5 bridge that spans Magic Mountain Parkway forced highway workers to close down three of the four southbound lanes Monday between 5:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Caltrans workers confirmed. Traffic remained backed up to the Hasley Canyon Road exit for most of the morning as residents from Castaic and Stevenson Ranch trying to get to work joined the interstate's truck traffic and travelers trying to squeeze through in ...
SANTA CLARITA - About a dozen searchers combed an area of Castaic Lake's shoreline Monday pinpointed by a psychic who said she had a vision of missing teen Bryce Laspisa related to that area.
SANTA CLARITA - A former Los Angeles Police Department officer who was arrested in May for molesting two young girls in his Castaic home has pleaded no contest to two felony charges and been sentenced to three years in state prison.
A 20-year-old man who led law-enforcement officers on a chase from Palmdale through the Santa Clarita Valley and into Simi Valley last July has pleaded no contest to carjacking, a District Attorney's office spokeswoman said Monday.
A Newhall man arrested in connection with the theft of a purse from a car parked at a Santa Clarita shopping center in June pleaded no contest Monday to one count of receiving known stolen property, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey said today that her office has completed evaluations of approximately 40 percent of the 1,078 cases filed in Los Angeles County under Proposition 36, California's recently revised Three Strikes Law.
As a trauma surgeon at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Ethiopia-born Dr. Gudata Hinika saves lives daily.
When it comes to playing in the mud, leave to a kid to get it done right.
The mother of a teenage boy missing for more than a week remains heartbroken as she awaits the outcome of an autopsy performed on the body of a man found burning Wednesday, she said.
A summertime invitation to the public to choose one of two works of art for the Newhall roundabout apparently hasn't yielded quite the reception that Santa Clarita city officials had hoped.
A brush fire sandwiched between the southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 5 burned about five acres before it was extinguished Sunday, a Los Angeles County Fire Department official said.