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1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire


An Animal Control officer will meet with a property caretaker Thursday to determine what can be done to keep a herd of pesky goats from escaping and moseying out into traffic.

No, this isn’t Kentucky or even California’s Central Valley but The Old Road in the Newhall Pass, where as many as 10 goats have escaped through a fence several times in recent weeks.

Wendy McHaddad said she learned of the consistent goat escapes through SCVTV’s Facebook page and wondered if it was her family’s property.

Sure enough, Lt. Alex Flores of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Control confirmed the address in the 22400 block of The Old Road.

The property is owned by the family patriarch, Fred McHaddad, and maintained by his son Jeff, who herds goats on the property so the family can maintain its agricultural zoning, Wendy McHaddad said.

She said the property provides income for the family through the siting of cell phone towers and other commercial rentals, and speculated that one of the renters with “work trucks” keeps leaving the gate open.

Flores said Wednesday’s escape around 11 a.m. was the first time Animal Control officials were able to determine where the goats were coming from. He said no citations have been issued. About 30 nubian and pygmy goats are on the property, he said.

Wendy McHaddad said the family wants to maintain the agricultural zoning so the city of Santa Clarita can’t take the property – which is on the Los Angeles City side of the L.A.-Santa Clarita border. The property was to be part of developer Dan Palmer’s now-defunct Las Lomas project, which the city of Santa Clarita fought.

McHaddad said it “would have been great if Palmer had gone through” because it would have helped solve the family’s financial challenges relating to a “tragedy a couple of years ago” when a family member in her 40s was incapacitated with a double brain stem stroke.

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