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‘I Will Not Let My Daughter Play Outside’: Santa Clarita Assemblywoman Addresses Gascón Concerns On-Air 

In an on-air interview with KHTS on Wednesday, Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez-Valladares (R-Santa Clarita) revealed why she won’t let her daughter play outside under Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s “insufficient” prosecution of criminal violations in Santa Clarita. Assemblywoman Martinez-Valladares called into KHTS Radio from Sacramento on Wednesday to discuss the over 800 bills that have been brought to the ...

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UPDATE: Canyon Country Brush Fire Prompts Evacuations, Road Closures

A Canyon Country brush fire has prompted commercial evacuations, road closures and a delay in Metrolink services on Thursday.   UPDATE (3:35): Evacuation boundaries have been reduced between Commuter Way and Bouquet Canyon Road as the fire reaches 20-acres. UPDATE (3:20 p.m.): The Canyon Country brush fire has grown past 15-acres. Commercial buildings including Schooner’s Bar and Grill, on the south ...

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‘It Was Her Birthday Too’: Lancaster Man Arrested For Brutally Beating Woman In Hollywood Parking Garage

A Lancaster man has been arrested for the brutal beating of a woman in a Hollywood parking garage last weekend – a violent scene that was caught on camera.  While most birthday celebrations revel in a right of passage surrounded by friends and family, Cynthia Stergious’s 26th birthday looks a little different – ending on the pavement of a Hollywood ...

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Santa Clarita City Council ‘Remains Steadfast’ In Opposition To Criminals Being Housed In Camp Scott

Having consistently condemned the relocation of young men convicted of violent crimes to Camp Scott, the City of Santa Clarita remains “steadfast” in preventing the permanent youth housing facility near residential homes, despite Los Angeles County allegedly breaching an environmental lawsuit and beginning maintenance.  With the next Juvenile Justice Realignment Block Grant (JJRBG) subcommittee meeting approaching on Wednesday, the City ...

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Santa Clarita Residents Encouraged To Speak On Housing ‘Violent’ Juvenile Criminals In Camp Scott

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors made the controversial decision to relocate “violent” juvenile criminals from the Los Angeles area to Santa Clarita’s Camp Scott in March, and has scheduled an open public virtual session next week to discuss the camp’s renovation process. In a subcommittee meeting Wednesday, Aug. 3, Santa Clarita residents have the opportunity to voice their ...

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Surprises Overjoyed Valencia Family With Rescue Puppy

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During a surprise appearance at a DC League of Super Pets screening in Playa Vista on Monday, Dwayne Johnson introduced Quail, a rescue puppy, to his new and overjoyed Valencia family. Before the DC League of Super Pets screening on Monday, the Hernandez family, who live in Valencia, started looking for a rescue puppy at the Best Friends Animal Society ...

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Monsoonal Thunderstorm Expected In Santa Clarita Weekend Forecast

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High temperatures and the chance of a monsoonal thunderstorm are expected in Santa Clarita’s weekend forecast.  Between Friday and Sunday, temperatures are expected to remain in the mid to high 90s, with a chance of a monsoonal thunderstorm reaching the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, according to the Los Angeles National Weather Service (NWS).  “Hope you have been enjoying ...

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‘Proud To Represent Santa Clarita’: Local Comedian Performs On America’s Got Talent

From JR’s comedy club at the old Marie Callender’s to center stage at America’s Got Talent, a Santa Clarita comedian is taking his home-ground stand-up act on a nationally televised debut next week.  Santa Clarita comedian, Don McMillan, is taking center stage at America’s Got Talent next Tuesday – an opportunity he describes as “two and a half minutes to ...

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Santa Clarita Native, Most-Decorated Olympic Track And Field Athlete In History Takes Home Final Medal 

From a teenage phenom to the most-decorated U.S. Olympic Track and Field athlete in history, Santa Clarita native Allyson Felix capped her record-breaking career, and announced her retirement, with a bronze medal win at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Friday.  For the last time, Team USA had the opportunity to watch the most-decorated U.S. Olympic Track ...

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18-Year-Old With Loaded Firearm Within Reach Arrested During Santa Clarita Traffic Stop

An 18-year-old man was arrested during a Santa Clarita traffic stop last week when detectives located a loaded firearm within immediate reach of the driver.  While patrolling Valencia around 12:30 a.m. Friday, Career Offender, Burglary, Robbery, Assault (COBRA Team)  detectives initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle not adhering to vehicle code on the 23900 block of Windward Lane in ...

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