TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Evangelist Tony Alamo used his stature as a self-proclaimed prophet to force underage girls into sham marriages with him, controlling his followers with their fears of eternal suffering.
But the federal judge who sentenced Alamo on Friday to 175 years in prison for child sexual abuse warned of another kind of justice awaiting the aging evangelist, whose secretive, guarded West Coast headquarters remains tucked in the rugged canyons along Sierra Highway north of Saugus - a church and a scattered network of compounds.
Zvi Bielksi recalled some of his father's dying words: "I wish I could have saved more."
Christ Lutheran Church will host the Humor Helps fundraiser at 2 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the church, 25816 Tournament Road in Valencia.
A fundraiser for the Castaic Education Foundation will be held at Jersey Mike's in Castaic from Friday through Sunday. Jersey Mike's is issuing coupons to all Castaic Union School District students, which allow $2 of the purchase price to go directly to the foundation.
The application deadline for those interested in serving on the Newhall School District board is Nov. 20.
Skaters ages 12 and under are encouraged to participate in the city's Junior Skate Clinic on Saturday.
An 18-year-old Newhall man is due in court today after he allegedly stole a child's iPod, officials said.
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the identity of a man who led them on a brief high-speed chase Thursday morning on Interstate 5.
More than 800 Santa Clarita Valley high school juniors set aside books and research papers Thursday to learn about financial literacy, business ethics and applying for jobs as part of the annual Connecting to Success program.
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County officials have broken down election results for the westside governance advisory vote by area - showing what sort of government is preferred by voters in Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Tesoro Del Valle and unincorporated Newhall.
The city's new Arts Commission aims to unify Santa Clarita's broad artistic community - from its local symphony orchestra to its ballet group and artists association, the board's first members said.
A Newhall man who robbed a Santa Clarita liquor store in January is expected to serve 12 years in prison and be deportated after he accepted a plea deal from prosecutors Thursday.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies are asking residents to donate Thanksgiving food, decorations and notes of encouragement next week for families and seniors in need during the holidays.
County health officials discovered a rabid bat in the Santa Clarita Valley last month, meaning two of the three found countywide so far this year have been in the SCV.
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday Assemblyman Scott Wilk's (R- Santa Clarita) bill requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to post on their web site the external peer review studies when a regional board imposes a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) on a community, passed out of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials committee with a 7-0 vote.
The SCV Pregnancy Center (SCVPC) is excited to announce new HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) screenings for local residents. SCVPC is a licensed medical clinic, and the first 100 residents calling for a HIV screening receive the service free.
Fire crews work to knock down a quarter-acre brush fire alongside the south-bound Interstate 5 at McBean Parkway. The No. 3 and 4 southbound lanes were shut down briefly, but reopened at about 8 p.m., a CHP official said.
The Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, snaps back into action this May with the third installments of Art Slam, JAM Sessions and Senses.
Severe winds knocked down at least a dozen trees and tree limbs across the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday, sending some crashing onto roads and created traffic hazards, city and fire officials said.
Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.
The discovery of a body inside a burning Newhall apartment is under investigation by homicide detectives and arson investigators, county fire and coroner officials said Tuesday.
Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.
SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.