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1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]


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Jackknifed Semi Truck Stalls Traffic for Hours on State Route 14
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

A traffic collision involving two semi trucks on Highway 14 is currently causing major traffic delays Tuesday morning. Around 6:15 a.m., first responders were dispatched to a crash on the northbound 14 freeway, just north of the Soledad Canyon Road exit, according to Brian Stevens, inspector for the...

Truck, EV Crash Causes Fuel Spill on Sierra Highway
Monday, Jun 24, 2019

A traffic collision involving two semi trucks and an electric car caused a fuel spill in Newhall on Monday morning. Around 7:10 a.m., first responders were called to the scene of a traffic collision on Sierra Highway, between Placerita Canyon Road and Golden Valley Road. “The tank erupted and there...

‘Sierra Incident’ Burns an Acre in Newhall
Monday, Jun 10, 2019

A fire has burned about an acre of brush alongside Sierra Highway between Placerita Canyon Road and Golden Valley Road in Newhall. Around 9:40 a.m. Monday, fire crews responded to the northbound side of Sierra Highway for two spot fires burning along the road, according to Marvin Lim, a spokesman for...

Sky Fire at 70% Containment; Magic Mountain to Reopen

Fire crews in Santa Clarita worked through the night to put out hot spots from the “Sky Fire,” which reached about 100 acres, according to LA County Fire Department officials. Around 8:30 a.m. Monday, the Sky Fire, located near The Old Road and Skyview Lane, reached 70 percent containment, officials...

Tow Truck Driver Killed on I-5 ID’d as Castaic Resident
Monday, Jun 3, 2019

The tow truck driver who was killed by a big rig in a hit-and-run incident Friday has been identified as Erwin Geremillo, 47, of Castaic. The crash happened shortly before 8:15 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-5, just south of Vista Del Lago Road in Castaic. Geremillo was pronounced dead at the scene. The...

Detectives Investigating 2 Home Invasions in Canyon Country
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Local detectives are investigating two home invasions reported in Canyon Country Wednesday evening. At approximately 9 p.m., deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a home on Blue Aspen Lane for initial reports of an attempted home invasion. Three male suspects are...

Castaic Woman Identified as Bicyclist Killed by Street Sweeper
Monday, May 20, 2019

A Castaic woman has been identified as the bicyclist who was killed by a street sweeper in Valencia early Sunday morning. On Sunday, just after midnight, a woman was riding her bike on Rye Canyon Road and Beale Court in Valencia when a street sweeper struck her from behind, according to Shirley Miller,...

Rain Triggers Separate Collisions Near Newhall Avenue Exit
Thursday, May 16, 2019

The rainy morning commute has caused two separate collisions near the Newhall Avenue exit and northbound Highway 14. Fire officials received a call around 7:45 a.m. regarding a silver vehicle that went over the side and hit the guardrail and another vehicle that rolled over, according to Marvin Lim,...

Firefighters Tranquilize Bear in Tree in Valencia
Friday, May 10, 2019

A bear found up a tree in a Valencia neighborhood Friday morning has been safely darted, harnessed and placed in a truck by firefighters. “He filled up the whole back of the pickup,” said resident Jan Lynch. “He was a big boy.” Firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department used a ladder...

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Come see linemen from each of Santa Clarita's six high school varsity teams race against time and each other to eat a four foot burrito on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., on Town Center Drive at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Fox Sports West Staff, NFL Players from Hart to Take Part in Burrito Bowl
1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]
Stephen Merle Houk, 48, was found guilty Monday of kidnapping his two young children and fleeing from law enforcement authorities in a motorhome last year, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Houk Convicted of Kidnapping, Fleeing Cops in Motorhome
Not a single motorist was arrested for impaired driving during Friday’s DUI checkpoint carried out by the California Highway Patrol, despite 400 drivers stopped.
No DUI Arrests in SCV Sobriety Checkpoint
A man and a woman arrested in Canyon Country Friday morning, one of them on suspicion of murder, have been identified as being from the Antelope Valley.
Pair Detained in SCV Traffic Stop ID’d; 1 Suspected of Murder
The city of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for 2019 from the National Procurement Institute Inc.
City Wins ‘Excellence in Procurement’ Award for Purchasing
Will Gaddis pitched well and his batterymate, Joel Diaz, delivered three RBIs to help lead the Lancaster JetHawks to a 6-4 win over the Modesto Nuts in the series' rubber game on Sunday night at John Thurman Field.
JetHawks Take Rubber Game, Series from Nuts
Ryan Vilade delivered a tie-breaking hit in the eighth inning to lead the JetHawks to a 4-3 win over the Modesto Nuts on Saturday night at John Thurman Field.
Ryan Vilade Hit Leads to Lancaster Win Over Nuts
Two equipment trailers used by the Canyon High School Gold Star Brigade were tagged with profane graffiti at some point over the weekend, Brigade officials reported Monday.
Canyon High Band Trailers Tagged, Fund Opened to Repaint
A California judge on Friday tentatively overturned Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s decision to reinstate Caren Mandoyan, an officer fired for domestic violence, but a final ruling is expected next week.
Judge May Overturn Villanueva’s Rehiring of Mandoyan
The LA County coroner has identified the man killed Wednesday after his pickup truck collided with a big rig on Interstate 5, near Castaic, as 35-year-old Sergio Martinez of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Grand Junction Man ID’d as Person Killed in I-5 Crash
More than 30% of Los Angeles County high school students have reported ever using e-cigarette products and 10% of high school students regularly use e-cigarette products, according to the latest data from the 2017-18 California Student Tobacco Survey and the California Healthy Kids Survey.
Surveys: Vaping Increases Among LA County Youth
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will take part in a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation on Thursday, August 22, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Aug. 22: LASD Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Push in SCV
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed West Nile virus in four additional mosquito samples from traps in the cities of Carson, Northridge, Reseda and Signal Hill.
County Finds More Mosquitos Infected with West Nile Virus
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating a string of thefts early Sunday evening at two SCV Ralph’s supermarkets.
Thieves Steal from 2 SCV Ralph’s Stores Sunday
1879 - Newhall civic leader Charles Henry Kingsburry born in Missouri [story]
Charles Kingsburry
1946 - Pioneering Placerita Canyon movie producer Trem Carr dies in San Diego [story]
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1920 - Actress Maureen O'Hara born in Ireland; 1961 "Parent Trap" uses Disney Golden Oak Ranch [story]
Maureen O'Hara
If The Master's University women's volleyball team was looking for an opportunity to fold to Rocky Mountain on Thursday, it had options.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Takes Down No. 13 Rocky Mountain
The Master's University men's basketball team has signed Sam Boone, an NCAA Division 2 transfer who will add to the squad's frontcourt depth.
TMU Men’s Basketball Signs Sam Boone, NCAA D2 Transfer
A Canyon Country woman stands accused of going after a family member with a chainsaw, albeit one that was turned off, after two failed attempts to hit her intended victim with steak knives she allegedly threw.
Woman Accused of Throwing Knives, Wielding Chainsaw
Master's head coach Dan Waldeck hopes Stephanie Soares brings "immense confidence and drive" back with her after she played with the Brazilian women's national team at the Pan American Games in Peru last week.
TMU’s Stephanie Soares Wins Gold at Pan American Games
One thing volleyball player Jane Cisar appreciates about The Master's University head coach Allan Vince is his recruiting philosophy.
Vince Earns 100th Win at TMU Women’s Volleyball Coach
At nationals last year, The Master's University women's volleyball team learned what it would take to make a deep post-season run.
2019 TMU Women’s Volleyball Preview