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Placerita Canyon Nature Center survives Sand fire

Placerita Canyon Nature Center survives Sand fire

A sign that marked the trailhead for the Walker Ranch area of Placerita Canyon Open Spaces lies broken and charred on the ground Monday. Signal photo by Katharine Lotze


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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 0 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 0 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
UPDATE: Evacuated residents begin returning home
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UPDATE: Evacuated residents begin returning home

Evacuated residents began returning home Monday night after the Sand fire, which burned perilously close to Santa Clarita Valley neighborhoods earlier in the day, appe... » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2016 12:51 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 8:22 p.m. | UPDATE: Evacuated residents begin returning home Comments 46 Comments
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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 1 Comment
THE LATEST: Sand Fire
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THE LATEST: Sand Fire

Most evacuations orders are being lifted Monday night as the Sand fire appears to lose steam. More than 10,000 homes were evacuated over the ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 6:12 a.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 8:05 p.m. | THE LATEST: Sand Fire Comments 39 Comments
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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
Movie ranches damaged by wildfire
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Movie ranches damaged by wildfire

Movie ranch caretaker Raymond Hall told ranch owner Carey Lee Fernandez he thought everything would be OK at the Stickleback River Ranch in Agua Dulce ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 7:23 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 7:23 p.m. | Movie ranches damaged by wildfire Comments 0 Comments
Placerita Canyon Nature Center survives Sand fire
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Placerita Canyon Nature Center survives Sand fire

The Sand fire delivered a one-two punch to the Santa Clarita Valley's beloved Placerita Canyon Nature Center and Natural Area, sweeping in Sunday night ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 6:41 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 6:41 p.m. | Placerita Canyon Nature Center survives Sand fire Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Most evacuations to be lifted at 7 p.m.
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UPDATE: Most evacuations to be lifted at 7 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department reported Monday that all evacuations will be lifted at 7 p.m. except for Placerita Canyon Road between Running ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2016 4:29 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 5:57 p.m. | UPDATE: Most evacuations to be lifted at 7 p.m. Comments 0 Comments
Antonovich calls for review of firefighting aircraft
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Antonovich calls for review of firefighting aircraft

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich called Monday for a review of Southern California firefighting resources as the Sand fire entered its fourth day. » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 5:40 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 5:40 p.m. | Antonovich calls for review of firefighting aircraft  Comments 1 Comment
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SCV residents continue donations to support firefighters, fire victims

While some shelters for Sand fire victims had to turn away donations due to the outpouring from Santa Clarita Valley residents, others found a way ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 1:41 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 1:41 p.m. | SCV residents continue donations to support firefighters, fire victims Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Golden Valley High School classes moved
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UPDATE: Golden Valley High School classes moved

Officials at the William S. Hart Union High School District announced today that all summer school classes at Golden Valley High School will be canceled ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 7:26 a.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 11:25 a.m. | UPDATE: Golden Valley High School classes moved Comments 0 Comments
Golden Valley Road closures for bridge widening
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Golden Valley Road closures for bridge widening

On Tuesday, July 26, and Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Golden Valley Road between Sierra Highway and Lost Canyon Road, and the State Route 14 on ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 7:00 a.m. | Golden Valley Road closures for bridge widening Comments 1 Comment
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More hot, windy weather due in SCV as Sand Fire continues to burn

The National Weather Service forecast continued high temperatures and windy conditions in the Santa Clarita Valley for Monday as the Sand Fire continued to rage. » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2016 6:50 a.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2016 6:50 a.m. | More hot, windy weather due in SCV as Sand Fire continues to burn Comments 0 Comments
Some residents frustrated about evacuations
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Some residents frustrated about evacuations

Wide-scale mandatory evacuations were carried out across the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend as the Sand Fire threatened different communities at different times, of... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:48 p.m. | Some residents frustrated about evacuations Comments 4 Comments
City of Santa Clarita, schools cancel events
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City of Santa Clarita, schools cancel events

The Sand Fire has led to numerous cancellations and schedule changes. » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2016 9:40 p.m. | City of Santa Clarita, schools cancel events Comments 0 Comments
Neighbors help each other in areas threatened by fire
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Neighbors help each other in areas threatened by fire

When Sterling Nelson looked out of his hilltop home in Sand Canyon Sunday afternoon, the hills on three sides of the house were black, charred ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2016 6:17 p.m. | Neighbors help each other in areas threatened by fire Comments 0 Comments
Drone forces suspension of Sand Fire aerial attack
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Drone forces suspension of Sand Fire aerial attack

An unauthorized drone flying over Bear Divide in Angeles National Forest forced firefighting aircraft to stand down for 30 minutes early Sunday afternoon, according to... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2016 2:54 p.m. | Drone forces suspension of Sand Fire aerial attack Comments 1 Comment
Evacuated families wait for news about their homes
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Evacuated families wait for news about their homes

Sand Canyon Road resident Yelena Kellum, who was among several residents evacuated Saturday, sat waiting and worrying for news if her home was still standing ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2016 2:19 p.m. | Evacuated families wait for news about their homes Comments 0 Comments
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Red Flag warning remains in effect in SCV

A Red Flag Warning for high fire danger remained in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday for the Santa Clarita Valley and other mountain areas ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2016 1:31 p.m. | Red Flag warning remains in effect in SCV Comments 0 Comments
Pizza restaurants step up for firefighters
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Pizza restaurants step up for firefighters

At least three pizza restaurants in the Santa Clarita Valley are donating food to the firefighters who are diligently working to contain an 20,000 ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2016 7:41 p.m. | Updated: jul. 23, 2016 7:41 p.m. | Pizza restaurants step up for firefighters Comments 6 Comments
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LeAnn Rimes concert postponed due to Sand Fire

The City of Palmdale's Summer Concert Series at the Palmdale Amphitheater featuring LeAnn Rimes tonight, Saturday, July 23, has been postponed due to smoke ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2016 6:52 p.m. | LeAnn Rimes concert postponed due to Sand Fire Comments 0 Comments
Saturday’s Concerts in the Park is canceled
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Saturday’s Concerts in the Park is canceled

Concerts in the Park has been canceled for Saturday evening because of unhealthy air conditions, according to a release by the city of Santa Clarita. » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2016 2:28 p.m. | Updated: jul. 23, 2016 2:29 p.m. | Saturday’s Concerts in the Park is canceled Comments 0 Comments
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Heat pummels SCV, drives Canyon Country fire

Temperatures soared to 107 degrees in Saugus and Acton and to 109 in the Newhall Pass on Friday as a heat wave combined with winds ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 8:47 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2016 8:47 p.m. | Heat pummels SCV, drives Canyon Country fire Comments 0 Comments
What is containment?
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What is containment?

As another wildfire burns in the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend, various fire-related jargon may be confusing to readers. After the Sage Fire on July ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 7:59 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2016 7:59 p.m. | What is containment? Comments 10 Comments
Saugus board member says she will not seek re-election
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Saugus board member says she will not seek re-election

After serving 21 years on the Saugus Union School District board, Rose Koscielny said Friday she will not seek re-election in November to the Santa ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 7:28 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2016 7:28 p.m. | Saugus board member says she will not seek re-election Comments 1 Comment
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SCV participates in national Clear the Shelter event

The Santa Clarita Valley joins with the rest of the country to observe national Clear the Shelters Day on Saturday, and Castaic Animal Shelter will ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 7:03 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2016 7:03 p.m. | SCV participates in national Clear the Shelter event Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Free lunch and a rally: SCV residents support law enforcement Friday
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UPDATE: Free lunch and a rally: SCV residents support law enforcement Friday

Despite the heat, about 30 Santa Clarita Valley residents turned out at the SCV Sheriff's Station on Friday to show support for local law ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 1:33 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2016 6:57 p.m. | UPDATE: Free lunch and a rally: SCV residents support law enforcement Friday Comments 5 Comments
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Residents prepare for evacuation orders

John Fernie said he was watching television at his home in River's End RV Park when he heard a knock at the door. » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 6:25 p.m. | Residents prepare for evacuation orders Comments 0 Comments
 

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