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2009 - Two killed in crash of experimental plane in Sand Canyon [NTSB report]


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NTSB Releases Facts of Plane Crash That Killed Harry Bell
Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014

Harry Bell, 2011 SCV Man of the Year [KHTS] – More than two years after a fatal Piru-area plane crash killed the 2011 SCV Man of the Year and his co-pilot, a federal aviation report shed little light on the circumstances of the incident. The factual findings, which were released recently on the...

McKeon Introduces Final Cemex Bill; Companion to Boxer’s
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Rep. Buck McKeon Exactly 11 years – to the day – after he first introduced legislation seeking to block a massive gravel mine in Soledad Canyon, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon introduced what will be his last bill aimed at achieving the same end. And this version is different. McKeon, who retires...

Friday Afternoon Crash Victim, 21, Dies at Hospital
Monday, Feb 17, 2014

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has identified the victim of Friday afternoon’s car crash on Copper Hill Drive as Dylan Zimmerman of Valencia. Zimmerman was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to the massive injuries he sustained when, at about...

Wayward Vehicle Sparks Brush Fire in San Francisquito

[SEE MORE PHOTOS by Jason Brice and Austin Dave]   A vehicle went over the side of San Francisquito Canyon Road on Monday at about 10:35 a.m. just south of the historic St. Francis Dam site and north of LADWP Powerhouse 2, roughly 7 miles north of Copper Hill Drive in Saugus. The vehicle burst into...

Armed Suspect Shot, Killed in Canyon Country
Friday, Jan 31, 2014

Update Saturday, Feb. 1 (KHTS): The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has identified the man shot by deputies as 47-year-old Steven Pettersen. Public records show a Steven Pettersen, age 47, with a Sunland address.     Update Jan. 31: [Sheriff’s Statement on Shooting of Man Wielding...

Man Who Allegedly Shot at Cops Remains at Large
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

>>>CLICK HERE TO SEE THURSDAY’S STORY FOR FURTHER UPDATES<<<   UPDATE 7, Thursday, 8 a.m.: Nothing new to report. One sheriff’s team continues to search the area, Lt. Mark Hershey said. School resource deputies have been briefed on the situation. School resource deputies...

Council to Vote on Bridgeport Shopping Center Park & Parking Plan
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

City officials are expected to approve Tuesday night a staff recommendation that calls for a new parking lot and a park in Bridgeport Marketplace, near Real Life Church in Valencia. The 26-acre site has been developed into roughly 200,000 square feet of commercial buildings, including restaurants, a...

Admitted Stevenson Ranch Rapist Plans to Withdraw Plea
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013

Jerry Moon Jerry Moon, 19, of Stevenson Ranch, will be back in court next month on allegations that he raped and attempt to murder a Stevenson Ranch woman last January. Moon’s case was continued to Feb. 28, after he let Superior Court Judge Lloyd Nash know he intended to file a motion in San Fernando...

Pretrial Hearing Set for Suspects in Street Racing Death
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013

Friends gather at the crash site where Dakota Demott was killed. Two men charged with murder in the death of a Canyon Country man are due back in court next month, officials said Tuesday. Colt Doherty and Thomas Vensko, who are both facing murder charges in the death of Dakota Demott, will be back in...

SCV Jobless Rate Up to 6.2% on Weaker Holiday Hiring
Friday, Jan 18, 2013

The retail-heavy Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate inched up to 6.2 percent in December as holiday hiring was off its usual pace across Los Angeles County for the month, even as the county and state’s adjusted jobless rates remained flat at 10.2 and 9.8 percent respectively. Santa Clarita...

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The Paramount Network has set Aug. 11 as the premiere date of 'I Am Paul Walker,' a new film documentary tracing the life of the late actor, who was killed in a 2013 car crash in Valencia.
Aug. 11: Paul Walker Film Doc to Debut on Paramount Network
Marston's Restaurant in Valencia is helping raise funds for Carousel Ranch, Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit organization that provides equestrian therapy for disabled and special needs children and adults.
July 15-Aug. 15: Marston’s Restaurant Fundraising for Carousel Ranch
Members of Santa Clarita Valley home haunters Beware the Dark Realm will appear on a panel at the third annual "Midsummer Scream" Halloween Festival and scarefest at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29.
July 28: SCV’s Beware the Dark Realm to Join Panel at Midsummer Scream
The Sierra Hillbillies Square & Round Dance Club will throw a good old-fashioned picnic and dance to the calls of Jay Henderson at the SCV Senior Center on Sunday, August 5 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sierra Hillbillies Set 2 Dances for August, September
A Spring Valley, California woman was arrested and charged for evading and resisting arrest on southbound Interstate 5 in Valencia late Tuesday night after a pursuit by the California Highway Patrol, according to the CHP.
CHP Pursuit Ends With Arrest of Woman on I-5 in Valencia
If you are a member of the U.S. House of Representatives with a private prison in your district, you are also more likely than your peers to co-sponsor punitive immigration legislation, according to a groundbreaking study by California State University, Northridge political science professor Jason Morin.
CSUN Study: Private Prison Operators Influencing Immigration Policy
Wealth | Wisdom | Wellness, a new quarterly magazine featuring collective wisdom on family wealth and health for families in the Santa Clarita Valley, has just published its second 2018 edition with exclusive showcase interviews of top local business owners.
New SCV Print-Online Magazine Profiles Top Local Business Owners
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies handed out 25 traffic citations during a motorcycle safety enforcement operation in Santa Clarita on Saturday.
SCV Deputies Hand Out 25 Traffic Tickets in Safety Push
A Santa Clarita bank robbery suspect dubbed by the FBI as the "Faux Badge Bandit" is now also suspected of robbing banks in Northern California, according to authorities.
‘Faux Badge Bandit’ Also a Suspect in NoCal Bank Heists
A Ninth Circuit panel on Tuesday affirmed a federal judge’s order preliminarily barring California from enforcing a voter-approved ban on high-capacity gun magazines.
Ninth Circuit Upholds Block of California Gun Magazine Ban
The California Department of Motor Vehicles now offers customers a convenient way to complete a driver license or identification card application online before visiting a field office.
DMV Debuts Online Application for Driver License, State ID Card
2009 - Two killed in crash of experimental plane in Sand Canyon [NTSB report]
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding a Business After Hours Mixer at Valencia Acura, Wednesday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m.
July 18: SCV Chamber’s Business After Hours Mixer
Supervisor Kathryn Barger cast the lone vote opposing a motion to place a measure on the November ballot which seeks to increase property taxes on residential and commercial properties to generate approximately $300 million a year to fund additional stormwater projects.
Barger Casts Lone Vote Against Proposed Stormwater Tax
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to move forward with a comprehensive plan to increase local water supply and improve water quality.
Supes Move Forward with Efforts to Improve Local Water Supply, Quality
The county of Los Angeles and community partners are working hand-in-hand to combat homelessness, which has decreased for the first time in four years.
County Combines New, Existing Programs to Combat Homelessness
Officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner have identified the body of a man who was found in a Canyon Country field Monday night.
Man Found Dead in Canyon Country
Single Mother's Outreach is currently accepting honoree nominations and artist applications through July 30.
Single Mother’s Outreach Accepting Nominees, Artist Applications
The Stay Green Inc. team has been rewarded for its excellence with eight awards — including four prestigious first-place honors — in the 59th Annual Landscape Beautification Awards presented by the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA).
Stay Green Earns Four First-Place Landscape Honors
Here is the list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for July 18-20:
July 18-20: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
The city of Santa Clarita saw an increase in on-location filming in Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (July 2017 to June 2018), with the Film Office recording 560 film permits and 1377 film days, which generated an estimated $33.1 million in economic impact to the local community.
Santa Clarita Sees Increase in On-Location Filming for 5th Straight Year
Six Santa Clarita Artists Association members were accepted in the impressive La Galeria Gitana exhibit, "Around the World in 80 Paintings."
Aug. 11: Artists Association Presents, ‘Around the World in 80 Paintings’
LOS ANGELES – A former staffer for a member of the United States Congress was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for bribery and attempted extortion after demanding and accepting $5,000 to prevent the closure of a marijuana shop in the city of Compton.
Santa Clarita Man Gets 18 Months in Prison for Bribery, Attempted Extortion
1834 - Sinforosa, daughter of Narciso and Crisanta, born at Mission San Fernando; mom from Tejon, dad from Piru; believed to be last speaker of Tataviam language (died 1915) [record]
Berry Petroleum Corp., owner of the Placerita oil field west of Sierra Highway between Placerita Canyon Road and Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita - and many other oil properties in the San Joaquin Valley - announced Monday that it has launched an initial public offering of its common stock.
Placerita Oil Field Owner Going Public Again
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient Valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
Blood Pressure Medicine Valsartan Recalled for Cancer-Causing Impurity
The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is Wednesday, July 18 at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
July 18: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
The Canyon Country Advisory Committee, a division of the Santa Clarita City Council, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, July 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
July 18: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Since April, TMU grad Zach Klindworth has worked and trained with a soccer team in Iceland, 4,000 miles from Santa Clarita, the only city he'd ever known.
TMU Soccer Alum Zach Klindworth Takes Talents to Iceland
The Lancaster JetHawks scored a run in the seventh inning to take the lead and hung on to beat Lake Elsinore, 3-2, Sunday evening at The Hangar.
JetHawks Hang on for Sunday Win Over Storm
Lake Elsinore proved too much for the JetHawks Saturday night, handing Lancaster an 11-4 loss at The Hangar.
Lancaster JetHawks Overcome by Storm Saturday
The Lancaster JetHawks opened up a four-game series with a 6-2 win over the Lake Elsinore Storm in front of 4,348 at The Hangar Friday night to kick off Star Wars Weekend.
The Force With JetHawks in Friday Win Over Storm
Saxtravaganza, Santa Clarita's all-saxophone chamber ensemble, will play a free concert at Hart Hall (inside Hart Park) on Thursday, July 19, starting at 7 p.m.
July 19: Saxtravaganza Chamber Ensemble Returns to Hart Hall
Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will participate in the semi-annual Pinewood Derby at the Newhall Clubhouse on Wednesday, July 18 starting at 4:30 p.m.
July 18: SCV Boys & Girls Club Pinewood Derby
The city of Santa Clarita's Community Preservation Division sent a notice of violation Monday to the owners of the Canyon View Mobile Home Estates property in Canyon Country, ordering the removal of multiple solar panels installed on the hillside just north of the park.
Canyon Country Mobile Home Park Cited for Hillside Solar Panels
Ingrid Moon, a sixth-grade science facilitator at tuition-free public charter school iLEAD Encino, and Kimberli Lengning, a facilitator at iLEAD Lancaster, have been named Distinguished STEM Educators by Columbia University.
iLEAD Science Facilitators Named Distinguished STEM Educators