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Suspects From Outside Santa Clarita Dominate Weekend Arrest Records

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A majority of alcohol and drug-related crimes, one robbery and an attempted burglary made up the Santa Clarita weekend arrests over the three-day weekend, with more than 50 percent of crimes being committed by suspects with home addresses outside the Santa Clarita Valley.  Twenty one arrests were reported in Santa Clarita over the three-day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend ...

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Jefferson Vista Canyon Development In Santa Clarita Changes Hands 

Harbor Group International and Azure Partners have entered a joint venture in the purchase of Jefferson Vista Canyon, a 480-unit master-planned luxury apartment community in Santa Clarita. With an estimated floating rate loan of $173 million, the Jefferson Vista Canyon property has been purchased in a joint venture between Harbor Group International and Azure Partners from JPI Real Estate. Built ...

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Young Woman ‘Attempting To Jump Off’ Valencia Parking Structure Rescued, No Injuries Reported

A young woman who reportedly “attempted to jump off” a parking structure near the Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant on Valencia Boulevard was rescued by deputies Sunday afternoon. Around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, emergency responders received reports of a possible suicidal woman atop the parking structure above the Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant on the 24200 block of Valencia Boulevard in ...

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Hiker Face-To-Face With Charging Mountain Lion Scares Off Animal With ‘Roar’ Near Pyramid Lake

With seconds to react, a man hiking near Pyramid Lake roared at a charging mountain lion in a successful attempt to evade the predator – a fateful move that was caught on film.    View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Dutch (@du7chfaro) Dutch Faro, the 21-year-old man who came face-to-face with a mountain lion on Saturday, ...

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Santa Clarita Planning Commission Approves Battery Ion Facility, To Vote On Business Park Condominiums

In the next Santa Clarita Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, commissioners are expected to vote on several new projects including business park condominiums and a two-year time extension for The Master’s University lot construction.  The Santa Clarita Planning Commission is expected to vote on permitting up to 85 commercial condominium units within Tourney Building 6, an existing building, at 27335 ...

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Illegal Marijuana Grows Facing $30,000 ‘Public Nuisance’ Penalty Per Day In Los Angeles County

Illegal marijuana grows, having consistently undermined the progress for legal cannabis operations across Los Angeles County, are being newly faced with a “public nuisance” penalty of up to $30,000 per day when found out of compliance.  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion Thursday, co-authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Sheila Kuehl, to enact a $30,000 penalty ...

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Over Two Dozen Pallets Of Non-Perishables Donated To Santa Clarita Grocery By LDS Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stepped up to donate more than two dozen pallets of non-perishable grocery items to Santa Clarita Grocery after the non-profit food pantry contractually lost several grocery store supporters in January. At least two dozen pallets of non-perishable jam, peanut butter, spaghetti, corn and more were donated to SC Grocery on Tuesday to ...

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Indoor Mask Mandate Explained As Omicron Variant Surges 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) modified masking requirements effective Thursday, but who is expected to be affected? As cases continue to rise as a result of “highly transmissible” Omicron variant circulation, Public Health modified their Health Officer Order to enforce higher quality masks “knowing that vaccinations alone are not sufficient to prevent spread of Omicron.” ...

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Man Found Deceased At Hospital Bus Stop In Santa Clarita

A man, found unresponsive on the ground of a bus stop near the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, was pronounced dead Friday morning.  Around 8:30 a.m. Friday, emergency responders received reports of a dead body at the bus stop on the 23000 block of McBean Parkway near the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, according to Lt. Henry Lima with the Santa Clarita ...

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Santa Clarita Ranks Fifth Highest-Valued L.A. County City At $38 Billion

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The City of Santa Clarita, valued at $38 billion, ranked the fifth highest-valued city out of the 88 cities comprising Los Angeles County, according to the 2021 Annual Report from the L.A. County Office of the Assessor. In December, L.A. County Assessor Jeffry Prang released the 2021 annual report that discloses the growth in assessed value of table properties, even ...

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