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One Airlifted After Reported Drowning In Santa Clarita

One person was airlifted to the hospital after drowning in a Castaic neighborhood Friday evening. Just before 7 p.m. Friday, first responders received initial reports of a pediatric drowning in the 30000 block of Cartagena Place in Castaic, according to Robert Diaz with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “We got the call at 6:53,” Diaz said. “There was a ...

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Teenager Airlifted After Medical Emergency In Santa Clarita

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A teenager was airlifted from Valencia Heritage Park in Santa Clarita after experiencing a medical emergency Thursday night. At around 8:15 p.m. Thursday, first responders received reports of a medical emergency in the 27000 block of Sunny Creek Drive in Santa Clarita, according to Supervising Fire Dispatcher Muchael Pittman with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “The call was for ...

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Three Suspects At Large After Kohl’s Theft In Santa Clarita

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Three suspects are at large after reportedly carrying out a theft at Kohl’s in Valencia Thursday evening. At around 7 p.m. Thursday, deputies received reports of a grand theft at the Kohl’s in the 24200 block of Valencia Boulevard in Santa Clarita, according to Sergeant Peterson with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “Two male adults went into the store ...

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Villanueva Talks Homelessness, Crime During Santa Clarita Town Hall

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva discussed several issues during a Santa Clarita town hall Thursday ahead of the sheriff election in November. Villanueva was joined by Captain Justin Diez and other deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at a town hall in the West Ranch High School auditorium Thursday evening to answer questions from locals. “I’m doing ...

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Families Of Saugus Shooting Victims Celebrate Gun Safety Law At White House

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A Saugus High School shooting survivor and the family of a Saugus shooting victim celebrated the passing of a new gun safety law at the White House Monday. The family of 2019 Saugus shooting victim Dominic Blackwell, along with his best friend and shooting survivor Mia Tretta, attended an event at the White House Monday celebrating the new Bipartisan Safer ...

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Former Santa Clarita Woman Of The Year Jami Kennedy Passes Away

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Jami Denise Kennedy, the 1989 Santa Clarita Woman of the Year and a member of the local Zonta Club chapter, has passed away. On July 4th, 2022, 74-year-old Kennedy passed away at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Santa Clarita after facing health issues for a few years, according to representatives with the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita. “Jami Kennedy was ...

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Child Struck, Killed In 5 Freeway Fatal Crash, Hawthorne Man Arrested

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A Hawthorne man was arrested after a young child was struck and killed in a 5 Freeway fatal crash in Santa Clarita Saturday morning. The child, a female between the ages of 4 and 6 whose name has been withheld by authorities, was found by California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers at around 3:30 a.m. Saturday after being fatally hit by ...

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Locals Discuss New Residential Development At Smiser Mule Ranch

During a community meeting with city officials and development representatives Thursday, Santa Clarita residents voiced their opinions and concerns about a proposed development project at the former location of Smiser Mule Ranch near the 5 freeway in Newhall. The community meeting took place at Santa Clarita City Hall Thursday evening and was a chance for residents to ask questions and ...

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