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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
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‘Wipeout’ Contestant’s Death Ruled as Natural, Caused by Heart Attack
Monday, Feb 1, 2021

The man who died after completing an obstacle course during production of the game show “Wipeout” in Santa Clarita died as a result of a heart attack, according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner documents. Michael Paredes, a 38-year-old Oxnard man, died from an acute myocardial...

Santa Clarita Man ID’d as Motorcycle Crash Victim
Friday, Nov 8, 2019

Jesus Tapiaramos, 27, of Santa Clarita, has been identified as the man killed in an early morning motorcycle crash in the Newhall Pass nearly two weeks ago. Investigators with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner revealed the deceased man’s identity Thursday. According to the...

Pair Detained in SCV Traffic Stop ID’d; 1 Suspected of Murder
Monday, Aug 19, 2019

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. Jonathan Johnson, 27, of Lancaster, and a 24-year-old of Palmdale woman, were detained during a traffic stop Friday shortly after 9:30 a.m. The vehicle...

Pickup Truck Driver Dies in Fiery Castaic Crash
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

The driver of a pickup truck died Wednesday morning after colliding with a big rig on Interstate 5 near Castaic. Investigators with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner have been notified, said California Highway Patrol Officer Josh Greengard. Shortly after 5:30 a.m., the Los...

Santa Clarita Woman Struck, Killed by Train in Canyon Country
Friday, Aug 9, 2019

Coroner’s officials identified a pedestrian fatally struck by a Metrolink passenger train in Canyon Country late Thursday night. Jasmine Owens Taira, 30, of Santa Clarita, was killed in the collision, according to Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. The...

Motorcyclist Airlifted Pronounced Dead at Hospital
Monday, May 13, 2019

A motorcyclist who was airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital following a collision Saturday died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, according to a news release issued by the California Highway Patrol. The Yamaha motorcycle was headed southbound on Soledad Canyon Road, just south of Agua...

Autopsy Pending in Death of Saugus High Football Player
Thursday, Sep 6, 2018

Parents from Saugus High School were informed Thursday afternoon of the death of a member of the school’s football team. Christian Nsubuga, a newly enrolled 11th-grader, was found unresponsive by first responders Wednesday morning. The case is being handled by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s...

Coroner, Law Enforcement Continue Rowher Flats Body Investigation
Sunday, Dec 27, 2015

Coroners are continuing to investigate a body found in the Rowher Flats Recreational Area Sunday morning after being found Saturday evening during a search for a missing man. Los Angeles County Department of Coroner officials said they have personnel still on scene working the investigation as of 10:30...

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks
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