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Fire danger rises in SCV

Fire danger rises in SCV

Houses off of Copper Hill Road sit close to open land, filled with uncleared brush on Tuesday. Signal photo by Katharine Lotze.


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Defense attorneys challenge detective’s interview methods in good Samaritan murder trial

SAN FERNANDO - A local sheriff's deputy who helped investigate the 2011 killing of "good Samaritan" Alejandro Sanchez-Torrez on Halloween three years ago was grilled a... » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 7:03 p.m. | Updated: oct. 01, 2014 7:03 p.m. | Defense attorneys challenge detective’s interview methods in good Samaritan murder trial Comments 1 Comment
After years of waiting, Einstein Elementary opens its doors
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After years of waiting, Einstein Elementary opens its doors

The scene at the elementary school is a familiar one. » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 6:14 p.m. | After years of waiting, Einstein Elementary opens its doors Comments 0 Comments
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Jury awards $10M to family of security guard killed on ‘NCIS’ set in Valencia

CBS has been ordered to pay $10.4 million to the family of a 52-year-old security guard killed when a CBS van struck him during filming of the TV show "NCIS" in Valenc... » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 5:26 p.m. | Updated: oct. 01, 2014 5:26 p.m. | Jury awards $10M to family of security guard killed on ‘NCIS’ set in Valencia  Comments 0 Comments
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Man found in Valencia with throat slit determined to be suicide

Detectives investigating the death of a man found last month with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom are convinced the man committed suicide, a spok... » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 4:53 p.m. | Updated: oct. 01, 2014 4:53 p.m. | Man found in Valencia with throat slit determined to be suicide Comments 0 Comments
Tickets still available to Kenny Loggins concert
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Tickets still available to Kenny Loggins concert

More than 100 tickets are still available for the Kenny Loggins benefit concert this month at Golden Valley High School. » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 4:33 p.m. | Tickets still available to Kenny Loggins concert Comments 0 Comments
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Family continues search for missing Saugus teen

A Saugus family is continuing its fervent search for a 17-year-old girl who has been missing for three days. » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 3:35 p.m. | Family continues search for missing Saugus teen Comments 0 Comments
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Man taken into custody after driving stolen car

A man was arrested today while driving a car in Canyon Country that was reported stolen, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 3:24 p.m. | Updated: oct. 01, 2014 3:24 p.m. | Man taken into custody after driving stolen car Comments 1 Comment
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County report finds lingering gap in Sheriff’s Department response times

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are still taking longer to respond to calls in unincorporated areas of the county compared to response times within contract citi... » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 2:00 a.m. | County report finds lingering gap in Sheriff’s Department response times Comments 2 Comments
Fire danger rises in SCV
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Fire danger rises in SCV

Temperatures will soar, relative humidity drop, and gusty northeast winds blow into the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas beginning today, National Weather Se... » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Fire danger rises in SCV Comments 0 Comments
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Brown signs plastic bag ban

With a flourish of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown banned single-use plastic bags statewide and opened the door to community colleges issuing bachelor's degrees as he signed... » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Brown signs plastic bag ban  Comments 0 Comments
17-year-old Saugus teen missing
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17-year-old Saugus teen missing

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies are looking for a missing 17-year-old Saugus girl after she left her home late Sunday afternoon and has not returned, a lieuten... » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 5:36 p.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 5:36 p.m. | 17-year-old Saugus teen missing Comments 3 Comments
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UPDATE: Planned pipeline construction expected to take months

Clarifies location of pipeline work. » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 2:41 p.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 5:22 p.m. | UPDATE: Planned pipeline construction expected to take months Comments 4 Comments
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Man arrested in Canyon Country assault

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a Canyon Country man at gunpoint this week on suspicion he used a knife during an assault, a station spokesman... » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 5:14 p.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 5:14 p.m. | Man arrested in Canyon Country assault Comments 0 Comments
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UPDATE: Governor bans single-use plastic bags statewide

With a flourish of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown banned single-use plastic bags statewide and opened the door to community colleges issuing bachelor's degrees as he signed... » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 7:41 a.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 4:50 p.m. | UPDATE: Governor bans single-use plastic bags statewide Comments 24 Comments
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Dog recovers, returned to family following beating in Castaic

A German shepherd named Kaiser who was beaten by his handler in Castaic two weeks ago has recovered from his injuries and been returned to his owner out of state, a sp... » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 3:15 p.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 3:15 p.m. | Dog recovers, returned to family following beating in Castaic Comments 13 Comments
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Canyon Country crash victim upgraded to serious condition

The medical condition of a young woman who was hit by a car on Sierra Highway last week is improving, a spokeswoman at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital said Tuesday. » Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 11:19 a.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 11:19 a.m. | Canyon Country crash victim upgraded to serious condition Comments 2 Comments
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Collision with car kills deer in Castaic

A deer was hit by a car in Castaic Monday and died of its injuries, a county animal care official said. » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 6:48 p.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 6:48 p.m. | Collision with car kills deer in Castaic Comments 6 Comments
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Witness recounts how alleged trigger-man arrested in Halloween murder case

SAN FERNANDO - The trial of three young men accused of killing 'good Samaritan' Alejandro Sanchez-Torrez on Halloween three years ago entered its third week Monday wit... » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 6:45 p.m. | Witness recounts how alleged trigger-man arrested in Halloween murder case Comments 1 Comment
UPDATE: Hydrant, water line break in Santa Clarita Valley Monday
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UPDATE: Hydrant, water line break in Santa Clarita Valley Monday

A fire hydrant was sheared off near Valencia High School and a water line broke in Castaic on Monday, sending water down storm drains, officials confirmed. » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 11:10 a.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 6:24 p.m. | UPDATE: Hydrant, water line break in Santa Clarita Valley Monday Comments 8 Comments
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California exhausts initial firefighting budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year, forcing Gov. Jerry Brown's administration to... » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 5:22 p.m. | California exhausts initial firefighting budget  Comments 1 Comment
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Longtime SCV chess instructor teams with student to give worldwide lessons

Local chess coach Jay Stallings is going international with a how-to-play-chess app for hand-held devices officially launched in Stevenson Ranch this week. » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 4:58 p.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 4:58 p.m. | Longtime SCV chess instructor teams with student to give worldwide lessons  Comments 3 Comments
National Coffee Day celebrated in SCV
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National Coffee Day celebrated in SCV

Monday is National Coffee Day, and around the Santa Clarita Valley there were plenty of residents enjoying their java. » Read More
Posted: sep. 29, 2014 4:41 p.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 4:41 p.m. | National Coffee Day celebrated in SCV Comments 2 Comments
Senior Center hosts disaster preparedness workshop
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Senior Center hosts disaster preparedness workshop

Santa Clarita Valley seniors want to be prepared for disasters, and thanks to a special training session last week they can face earthquakes, fires or other catastroph... » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 10:40 p.m. | Senior Center hosts disaster preparedness workshop Comments 0 Comments
Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency has new CEO
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Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency has new CEO

After 21 years of leadership under the now-retired Pavil Matustik, the Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency selected a 20-year veteran of the school food services... » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 10:27 p.m. | Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency has new CEO Comments 11 Comments
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Pedestrians still in hospital after separate crashes

Two pedestrians, both women, including a jogger struck by a car Saturday, remained in Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Sunday, each recovering from serious injuries after b... » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 10:27 p.m. | Pedestrians still in hospital after separate crashes Comments 0 Comments
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Saugus car chase ends in arrest

A 10-minute car chase through Saugus Sunday ended with the arrest of a 40-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving and felony evading arrest, said a spokesman for ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 12:20 p.m. | Updated: sep. 28, 2014 10:26 p.m. | Saugus car chase ends in arrest Comments 8 Comments
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November elections closing in

Official voter information guides are arriving in the mail around the Santa Clarita Valley, and sample ballots are coming close on their heels, with just five weeks re... » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 10:23 p.m. | November elections closing in Comments 3 Comments
Hundreds head to the park for a night in boxes
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Hundreds head to the park for a night in boxes

Box City was a boom town this weekend as close to 300 participants in the annual cause chose to be homeless for a night, according to event organizers. » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 10:13 p.m. | Hundreds head to the park for a night in boxes Comments 7 Comments
Local fire captain to be memorialized
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Local fire captain to be memorialized

Longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident and local fire station Captain John David Mazzocco is among the fallen firefighters that will be memorialized by the California ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 27, 2014 10:23 p.m. | Local fire captain to be memorialized Comments 0 Comments
Blue Öyster Cult headlines SCV Music Festival
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Blue Öyster Cult headlines SCV Music Festival

Residents and guests relaxed in their beach chairs and on top of their blankets while listening to some cool tunes Saturday at the final day of the SCV Music Festival ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 27, 2014 10:12 p.m. | Blue Öyster Cult headlines SCV Music Festival Comments 7 Comments
 

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