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Defiant residents refuse to leave homes

Defiant residents refuse to leave homes

Sheriff's deputies block access to Iron Canyon, where a man's body was found burned last weekend after he disregarded a firefighter's urging to leave the area as the Sand fire neared. Signal photo by Austin Westfall


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Defiant residents refuse to leave homes
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Defiant residents refuse to leave homes

Staying behind during a wildfire-mandated evacuation could cost you your own home, or cost your neighbor his home, authorities said this week as the Sand ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2016 8:53 p.m. | Defiant residents refuse to leave homes Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Sand fire 40 percent contained as residents begin cleanup
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UPDATE: Sand fire 40 percent contained as residents begin cleanup

The Sand fire gobbled up more than 800 new acres near Acton overnight Tuesday, but no additional homes or lives were lost, fire officials said ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2016 1:05 p.m. | Updated: jul. 27, 2016 8:13 p.m. | UPDATE: Sand fire 40 percent contained as residents begin cleanup Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Audit recommends improved policies following city employee embezzlement arrest
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UPDATE: Audit recommends improved policies following city employee embezzlement arrest

Updates throughout. » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2016 12:02 p.m. | Updated: jul. 27, 2016 8:04 p.m. | UPDATE: Audit recommends improved policies following city employee embezzlement arrest  Comments 2 Comments
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Democrats to host convention watch party

The Democratic Alliance for Action and Santa Clarita Valley for Hillary will host a convention watch party Thursday night to celebrate Hillary Clinton's nomination ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2016 7:06 p.m. | Updated: jul. 27, 2016 7:06 p.m. | Democrats to host convention watch party Comments 0 Comments
CHP to host car seat event
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CHP to host car seat event

The California Highway Patrol will host a car seat event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2016 7:00 p.m. | CHP to host car seat event Comments 0 Comments
SCV delegates attend Democratic National Convention
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SCV delegates attend Democratic National Convention

A College of the Canyons student is attending the Democratic National Convention this week as a Bernie Sanders delegate in an attempt to stand up ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2016 6:51 p.m. | Updated: jul. 27, 2016 6:51 p.m. | SCV delegates attend Democratic National Convention Comments 0 Comments
Big rigs spark two separate fires along interstate
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Big rigs spark two separate fires along interstate

Big rigs traveling through the Grapevine sparked two separate brush fires Wednesday. » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2016 6:22 p.m. | Big rigs spark two separate fires along interstate Comments 0 Comments
THE LATEST: Sand Fire
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THE LATEST: Sand Fire

Fire officials said Wednesday they have made progress in battling the Sand fire. The fire now stands at 38,346 acres with 40 percent containment. » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 6:12 a.m. | Updated: jul. 27, 2016 5:47 p.m. | THE LATEST: Sand Fire Comments 45 Comments
Water main break causes lane closures on Dickason
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Water main break causes lane closures on Dickason

Two southbound lanes on Dickason Drive between Smyth Drive and Decoro Drive are expected to be closed for repairs on a water main break until ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2016 4:03 p.m. | Water main break causes lane closures on Dickason Comments 0 Comments
Brush fire extinguished near Templin Highway
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Brush fire extinguished near Templin Highway

A brush fire near Templin Highway Wednesday morning burned at least 25 acres before firefighters extinguished it, emergency response officials said. » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2016 12:06 p.m. | Brush fire extinguished near Templin Highway Comments 3 Comments
Fire information: It’s a process
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Fire information: It’s a process

Amid the chaos of the Sand fire, statistics and information about evacuations were disseminated through multiple social media platforms, each serving as an avenue for ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 9:30 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 9:30 p.m. | Fire information: It’s a process Comments 1 Comment
UPDATE: Driver pleads no contest in death of Saugus boy hit by car
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UPDATE: Driver pleads no contest in death of Saugus boy hit by car

A 74-year-old man who hit a 14-year-old boy with his car and killed him a year ago pleaded no contest Tuesday at the Santa Clarita ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 4:33 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 9:13 p.m. | UPDATE: Driver pleads no contest in death of Saugus boy hit by car Comments 11 Comments
Fire can leave big mess to clean up
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Fire can leave big mess to clean up

While it was mostly the eastern Santa Clarita Valley that faced walls of flames as the Sand fire twisted and turned on itself for four ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 8:49 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 8:49 p.m. | Fire can leave big mess to clean up Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Fire believed to have overtaken man found dead on road
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UPDATE: Fire believed to have overtaken man found dead on road

Homicide detectives believe the unbelievable speed of the Sand fire trapped Robert Bresnick in his car as he tried to drive down his driveway Saturday ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:08 a.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 8:27 p.m. | UPDATE: Fire believed to have overtaken man found dead on road Comments 8 Comments
Red Cross overloaded with donations
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Red Cross overloaded with donations

There is no shortage of support for the Sand fire's first responders as Santa Clarita Valley community members donate food, water and other supplies ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 8:00 p.m. | Red Cross overloaded with donations Comments 3 Comments
Proposed property tax hike on November ballot would benefit parks
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Proposed property tax hike on November ballot would benefit parks

A measure on November's ballot will ask Los Angeles County voters to approve a property tax hike that would bring in $94.5 million ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 7:37 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 7:37 p.m. | Proposed property tax hike on November ballot would benefit parks Comments 14 Comments
Sand fire cause under investigation
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Sand fire cause under investigation

Although the Sand fire is "far from over," a coalition of investigators has launched a search for the cause of the largest fire in the ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 6:54 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 6:54 p.m. | Sand fire cause under investigation Comments 2 Comments
LA County eyes beefed-up fleet of firefighting aircraft
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LA County eyes beefed-up fleet of firefighting aircraft

On the heels of the Sand fire in the Santa Clarita Valley, supervisors Tuesday called for the county fire chief to analyze emergency firefighting aircraft ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 6:16 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 6:16 p.m. | LA County eyes beefed-up fleet of firefighting aircraft   Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: State declares emergency for Sand fire
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UPDATE: State declares emergency for Sand fire

Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson issued an emergency proclamation Tuesday evening for Los Angeles County due to the effects of the Sand fire. » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 10:35 a.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 6:06 p.m. | UPDATE: State declares emergency for Sand fire Comments 0 Comments
Tickets available for 27th Senate District debate on Thursday
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Tickets available for 27th Senate District debate on Thursday

Tickets are available for Signal Multimedia's 27th District State Senate debate featuring Democrat Henry Stern and Republican Steve Fazio. » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 5:54 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 5:54 p.m. | Tickets available for 27th Senate District debate on Thursday Comments 0 Comments
Woman killed in Canyon Country was chasing her dog
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Woman killed in Canyon Country was chasing her dog

The pedestrian hit and killed by a car on Sierra Highway Monday night had run into traffic to rescue her dog, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 5:28 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 5:28 p.m. | Woman killed in Canyon Country was chasing her dog Comments 7 Comments
County studies feasibility of animal care center at Pitchess
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County studies feasibility of animal care center at Pitchess

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – A motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich directed the Chief Executive Office, Sheriff's Department, and Department of Animal Care and Co... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 4:25 p.m. | County studies feasibility of animal care center at Pitchess Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Firefighters working on 'mop up' and containment
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UPDATE: Firefighters working on 'mop up' and containment

The U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday afternoon that there are no active uncontrolled fires in the Sand fire area. » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2016 12:51 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 2:39 p.m. | UPDATE: Firefighters working on 'mop up' and containment Comments 56 Comments
Animals of all sizes sheltered at numerous locations
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Animals of all sizes sheltered at numerous locations

At times, there were more dogs than people at the Red Cross evacuation center set up at Hart High School in response to Sand Canyon ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 1:32 p.m. | Animals of all sizes sheltered at numerous locations Comments 3 Comments
Man arrested at Walmart following alleged threats
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Man arrested at Walmart following alleged threats

A man allegedly claiming he was armed with a handgun and threatening to kill people was arrested at gunpoint Tuesday outside the Wal-Mart in Stevenson ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 11:49 a.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2016 11:49 a.m. | Man arrested at Walmart following alleged threats Comments 3 Comments
Pedestrian struck, killed in Canyon Country
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Pedestrian struck, killed in Canyon Country

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car Monday night on Sierra Highway near Sierra Cross Avenue, according to a sergeant with the Santa ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 9:44 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 9:44 p.m. | Pedestrian struck, killed in Canyon Country Comments 2 Comments
Firefighters stood by helplessly as own homes burned
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Firefighters stood by helplessly as own homes burned

U.S. Forest Service firefighters Ramon Chavez and James Robledo were on the line battling the Sand fire Saturday when they received word from a ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 9:37 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 9:37 p.m. | Firefighters stood by helplessly as own homes burned Comments 6 Comments
‘Not normal times’: Sand fire exploded in Sand Canyon
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‘Not normal times’: Sand fire exploded in Sand Canyon

The Sand fire – which burned more than 35,000 acres in four days, destroying 18 homes and claiming one life – has found a place in ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 8:50 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 8:50 p.m. | ‘Not normal times’: Sand fire exploded in Sand Canyon Comments 0 Comments
Firefighters stood by helplessly as homes burned
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Firefighters stood by helplessly as homes burned

U.S. Forest Service firefighters Ramon Chavez and James Robledo were on the line battling the Sand fire Saturday when they received word from a ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 8:19 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 8:19 p.m. | Firefighters stood by helplessly as homes burned Comments 2 Comments
Federal funds approved to battle Sand fire
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Federal funds approved to battle Sand fire

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Monday it has authorized federal funds to assist the state in fighting ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 7:45 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 7:45 p.m. | Federal funds approved to battle Sand fire Comments 0 Comments
 

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