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UPDATE: Fire jumps Placerita Canyon Road

UPDATE: Fire jumps Placerita Canyon Road

Sheriff's deputies prepare to evacuate residents on Heron Lane in Canyon Country. Signal Photo by Austin Dave


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UPDATE: New evacuations ordered in Canyon Country
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UPDATE: New evacuations ordered in Canyon Country

The Fair Oaks Ranch community was ordered to evacuate Sunday evening as the 22,000-acre Sand Fire continues to spread. » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2016 4:29 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2016 6:42 p.m. | UPDATE: New evacuations ordered in Canyon Country Comments 0 Comments
THE LATEST: Sand Fire
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THE LATEST: Sand Fire

The Sand Fire jumped from 11,000 acres to 22,000 acres Sunday morning as more than 1,600 fire personnel battle the flames but ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2016 8:38 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2016 6:38 p.m. | THE LATEST: Sand Fire Comments 21 Comments
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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
UPDATE: Fire jumps Placerita Canyon Road
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UPDATE: Fire jumps Placerita Canyon Road

The Sand Fire jumped Placerita Canyon Road approximately a quarter mile west of Sand Canyon Road late Sunday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles County ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2016 12:45 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2016 5:30 p.m. | UPDATE: Fire jumps Placerita Canyon Road Comments 23 Comments
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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 5 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 8 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 4 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
UPDATE: Tipped big rig blocks lanes on I-5 for more than 5 hours
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UPDATE: Tipped big rig blocks lanes on I-5 for more than 5 hours

All three lanes of the southbound Interstate 5 freeway in Castaic were re-opened shortly before 5 p.m. Friday after a big rig tipped onto ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 11:43 a.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2016 5:20 p.m. | UPDATE: Tipped big rig blocks lanes on I-5 for more than 5 hours Comments 0 Comments
Man charged with starting Neenach brush fire
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Man charged with starting Neenach brush fire

A 27-year-old man has been charged with starting a brush fire near Highway 138 and 269th Street West in Neenach, the Los Angeles County District ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 11:22 a.m. | Man charged with starting Neenach brush fire Comments 3 Comments
America's Job Center to host job fair
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America's Job Center to host job fair

The America's Job Center of California will be hosting its monthly hiring fest for all job seekers. The free event will take place on ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 10:27 a.m. | America's Job Center to host job fair Comments 0 Comments
Bill Reynolds: James Allison  – Iraq War veteran – Newhall resident
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Bill Reynolds: James Allison – Iraq War veteran – Newhall resident

James Allison was born July 13, 1983 at Henry Mayo Hospital in Valencia. He attended Meadows Elementary, Placerita Junior High and Hart High School, graduating ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 20, 2016 5:14 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Bill Reynolds: James Allison  – Iraq War veteran – Newhall resident Comments 3 Comments
Castaic Union School District to appoint new board member
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Castaic Union School District to appoint new board member

Castaic Union School District board members agreed to appoint a replacement for member Michael Lambarth during a special meeting Thursday after Lambarth, one of the ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 7:51 p.m. | Updated: jul. 21, 2016 7:51 p.m. | Castaic Union School District to appoint new board member Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Two memorials scheduled for Sharon Runner
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UPDATE: Two memorials scheduled for Sharon Runner

The life and lengthy public service of California Sen. Sharon Runner is to be remembered in a memorial service next week and a "celebration of ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 11:46 a.m. | Updated: jul. 21, 2016 7:21 p.m. | UPDATE: Two memorials scheduled for Sharon Runner Comments 2 Comments
City calculates benefits of Tour of California
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City calculates benefits of Tour of California

The city of Santa Clarita spent $150,000 on the Amgen Tour of California this year, with about $18,000 returned to city coffers, officials ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 6:42 p.m. | Updated: jul. 21, 2016 6:42 p.m. | City calculates benefits of Tour of California Comments 8 Comments
111 new condos proposed for Castaic set for review next month
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111 new condos proposed for Castaic set for review next month

Long-standing plans by one developer to build 111 condos on "multi-family lots" in Castaic were given a new lease on life this week by county ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 6:22 p.m. | Updated: jul. 21, 2016 6:22 p.m. | 111 new condos proposed for Castaic set for review next month Comments 4 Comments
LASD's 4-legged recruits: Xena, Copper and Ox
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LASD's 4-legged recruits: Xena, Copper and Ox

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department would like to introduce you to the three newest members of our family. » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 10:02 a.m. | LASD's 4-legged recruits: Xena, Copper and Ox Comments 1 Comment
Canyon Country resident treated for smoke inhalation at house fire
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Canyon Country resident treated for smoke inhalation at house fire

One person found inside a burning house in Canyon Country this morning was treated for smoke inhalation after emerging from the dwelling as smoke poured ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 9:47 a.m. | Canyon Country resident treated for smoke inhalation at house fire Comments 0 Comments
Hart's Measure V wraps up
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Hart's Measure V wraps up

Santa Clarita Valley taxpayers within the Hart school district will continue to make payments toward the Measure V bond issued by the school district in ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 20, 2016 10:53 p.m. | Hart's Measure V wraps up Comments 5 Comments
Kids enjoy snow break as temperatures soar to 103 degrees
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Kids enjoy snow break as temperatures soar to 103 degrees

Five tons of snow arrived bright and early Wednesday at Creative Years Infant Center and Preschool in the Santa Clarita Valley. And the timing couldn ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 20, 2016 7:10 p.m. | Kids enjoy snow break as temperatures soar to 103 degrees Comments 1 Comment
Santa Clarita to host Small Business Conference
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Santa Clarita to host Small Business Conference

Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, will host the second annual Small Business Conference & Expo on Aug. 3 in Santa Clarita. » Read More
Posted: jul. 20, 2016 6:46 p.m. | Updated: jul. 20, 2016 6:46 p.m. | Santa Clarita to host Small Business Conference Comments 0 Comments
Social media experts to participate in artist workshop
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Social media experts to participate in artist workshop

The city of Santa Clarita is hosting a free discussion called "New Heights: Social Media for Artists" 7-9 p.m. July 27 in the Century ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 20, 2016 6:41 p.m. | Updated: jul. 20, 2016 6:41 p.m. | Social media experts to participate in artist workshop Comments 0 Comments
 

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