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Where the big birds roam

Where the big birds roam

Josh Byers, right, calls over Elvis, a 4-year-old male ostrich as he stands near the paddock housing Elvis and two females at Quail Run Ostrich Ranch. Signal photo by Dan Watson.


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‘Pockets’ of rain could reach SCV

Reports say the Santa Clarita Valley can expect a chance of rain into this morning. » Read More
Posted: jul. 28, 2014 2:00 a.m. | ‘Pockets’ of rain could reach SCV Comments 0 Comments
Where the big birds roam
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Where the big birds roam

The ostriches' names are whimsical and in some cases creatively spelled – Anthony and Cleopatra, Elvis and Prissilla, along with Drussilla, Sarah and Cora. » Read More
Posted: jul. 28, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Where the big birds roam Comments 0 Comments
Strangers seek to help baby girl orphaned in crash
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Strangers seek to help baby girl orphaned in crash

Women profoundly affected by reports of a baby girl orphaned in an Acton traffic collision last week have expressed a desire to somehow help the little girl who surviv... » Read More
Posted: jul. 28, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Strangers seek to help baby girl orphaned in crash Comments 1 Comment
U.S. veterans take in fun and fish on Castaic Lake
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U.S. veterans take in fun and fish on Castaic Lake

Some military veterans got a reel treat at Castaic Lake last weekend when trained anglers took them out for a day of fishing, fun and friendly competition in recogniti... » Read More
Posted: jul. 28, 2014 2:00 a.m. | U.S. veterans take in fun and fish on Castaic Lake Comments 0 Comments
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Detectives make ID of John Doe

Homicide detectives trying to unravel the story behind skeletal remains of murder victim found near Gorman five months ago now know who their victim is, according to a... » Read More
Posted: jul. 28, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Detectives make ID of John Doe  Comments 0 Comments
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Agua Dulce wildlife corridor could get boost

County supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to make around $280,000 in funding available for the purchase of land to be used as a wildlife corridor in t... » Read More
Posted: jul. 28, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Agua Dulce wildlife corridor could get boost  Comments 0 Comments
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LAPD officer dies following crash in Valencia

A 45-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer died at a hospital Saturday - two days after suffering what authorities said was a brain aneurysm while driving off... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2014 7:05 p.m. | LAPD officer dies following crash in Valencia Comments 6 Comments
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Sixteen arrested at two checkpoints

A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to... » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2014 2:16 p.m. | Sixteen arrested at two checkpoints Comments 13 Comments
Annual balloon festival lifts off again
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Annual balloon festival lifts off again

The main attractions of the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival took off Saturday morning, with around 25 hot air balloons joining the festivities in Santa Paula. » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2014 10:06 a.m. | Annual balloon festival lifts off again Comments 0 Comments
Pop boy band mixes anti-bullying message with harmonies
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Pop boy band mixes anti-bullying message with harmonies

A screaming crowd of young female fans braved baking heat Friday afternoon to hear the five-member boy band After Romeo deliver anti-bullying messages interspersed wit... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 6:12 p.m. | Pop boy band mixes anti-bullying message with harmonies Comments 5 Comments
Car slams into 4 parked vehicles in Valencia
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Car slams into 4 parked vehicles in Valencia

A car slammed into four vehicles parked on the side of westbound Magic Mountain Parkway across from the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday. » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 5:46 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2014 5:46 p.m. | Car slams into 4 parked vehicles in Valencia Comments 5 Comments
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Cumulative voting heads to court

Whether the city of Santa Clarita can employ a relatively unknown voting system to settle its California Voting Rights Act lawsuit is set to be decided in court. » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 5:22 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2014 5:22 p.m. | Cumulative voting heads to court Comments 2 Comments
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Another rabid bat found in Newhall

Newhall claims the lion's share of rabid bats found this year in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the fourth discovered there within the past week. » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 1:20 p.m. | Another rabid bat found in Newhall Comments 1 Comment
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DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of sum... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 1:02 p.m. | DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car Comments 12 Comments
SCV comes out for a 'Beach Bash'
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SCV comes out for a 'Beach Bash'

Canyon Country residents were spared a 40-mile drive to the beach in busy freeway traffic Friday when city officials brought the community the next best thing, truckin... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 12:59 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2014 1:00 p.m. | SCV comes out for a 'Beach Bash' Comments 2 Comments
Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing
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Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span t... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 12:39 p.m. | Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing  Comments 0 Comments
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West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advi... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 12:36 p.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2014 12:36 p.m. | West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity Comments 0 Comments
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Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a... » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 11:06 a.m. | Updated: jul. 25, 2014 11:06 a.m. | Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project Comments 0 Comments
Valencia man’s photograph could lead to an Old West windfall
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Valencia man’s photograph could lead to an Old West windfall

A 130-year-old photograph signed by a legendary Old West lawman is expected to fetch a fistful of dollars for a Valencia man. » Read More
Posted: jul. 25, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Valencia man’s photograph could lead to an Old West windfall Comments 0 Comments
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Sheriff's Department: Beware of phone scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, h... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 7:46 p.m. | Sheriff's Department: Beware of phone scam Comments 1 Comment
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Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley

It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 7:19 p.m. | Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley Comments 0 Comments
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California to HOAs: No brown grass fines

California has a message for cities and homeowner associations that persist in fining residents for not watering their lawns during the drought: back off. » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 6:39 p.m. | California to HOAs: No brown grass fines Comments 2 Comments
2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest
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2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest

Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, official... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 6:09 p.m. | 2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest Comments 0 Comments
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Family comes forward for orphaned baby

Baby Violeta Martinez was just learning to walk when Tuesday's fatal crash in Acton claimed the lives of her parents, relatives of the orphaned girl said Thursday. » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 5:36 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 5:36 p.m. | Family comes forward for orphaned baby Comments 3 Comments
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Children’s Bureau seeks foster families, parents

The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their pare... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 4:47 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 4:47 p.m. | Children’s Bureau seeks foster families, parents Comments 4 Comments
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UPDATE: Castaic man pleads no contest to attempted murder in savage bar beating

Editor's note: Corrects that bar beating occurred last year/ » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 12:46 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 4:33 p.m. | UPDATE: Castaic man pleads no contest to attempted murder in savage bar beating Comments 3 Comments
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Brush fire doused near Interstate 5

Firefighters from both the county and the U.S. Forest Service jumped on a small brush fire north of Castaic Thursday, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said. » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 3:43 p.m. | Brush fire doused near Interstate 5 Comments 0 Comments
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High-speed rail meetings coming to the Santa Clarita Valley

Officials from the California High-Speed Rail Authority will hold a series of meetings - two locally - next month to discuss possible routes for the bullet train as it... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 12:34 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 12:34 p.m. | High-speed rail meetings coming to the Santa Clarita Valley Comments 7 Comments
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2 knife-point robbers given prison sentences

Two convicted bandits who robbed Santa Clarita Valley residents at knife-point for their cellphones and wallets last fall have been sentenced to prison, a spokesman fo... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 11:29 a.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 11:29 a.m. | 2 knife-point robbers given prison sentences Comments 2 Comments
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California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled tra... » Read More
Posted: jul. 24, 2014 9:30 a.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 9:30 a.m. | California removes lane splitting guidelines  Comments 16 Comments
 

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