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Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Hits Near El Monte

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A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck near South El Monte late Friday night, with residents across Santa Clarita reportedly feeling the quake. At around 11:38 p.m. on Friday, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported three kilometers southwest of El Monte, according to officials with the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake was felt throughout Santa Clarita, with residents from Newhall to ...

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Additional COVID-19 Death Reported At Henry Mayo, Over 20 New Cases In Santa Clarita

An additional COVID-19 death was reported at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Friday, with over 20 new cases reported throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. 25 additional Santa Clarita Valley coronavirus cases have been reported, as well as 1,281 new cases in Los Angeles County. The additional cases reported Friday brings the Santa Clarita Valley cumulative total to 5,660 with the Los ...

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Narcotic Suspect Charged With Felony Resisting After Injuring Deputy

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A narcotic suspect was arrested Wednesday in Canyon Country on felony resisting charges, after allegedly becoming uncooperative and injuring a deputy, officials said. On Wednesday around 2 p.m., deputies responded to the 18000 block of Wellhaven Drive in Canyon Country after two individuals were possibly using narcotics, said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “The ...

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Motorcyclist Hospitalized After 5 Freeway Crash In Newhall Pass


A motorcyclist was sent to the hospital after a 5 Freeway crash in the Newhall Pass Friday afternoon, officials said. The crash was reported at about 3:45 p.m. Friday near the northbound 5 Freeway north of Highway 14, according to Frankin Lopez with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “It was a motorcycle down,” Lopez said. One victim was assessed ...

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L.A. County Supervisors, Oversight Commission Members Call For Sheriff Villanueva’s Resignation

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva

Several Los Angeles County officials called for Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s resignation Thursday, including members of the County Board of Supervisors and the Civilian Oversight Commission that oversees the sheriff’s department. The calls for action are the most recent development in a long line of confrontations between Villanueva, the County Board, and the Commission, which have included barbed social media statements ...

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2020 State Assembly Candidates To Appear Live On KHTS Radio

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The two Republican candidates running for California State Assembly District 38 (AD-38), which represents the Santa Clarita Valley, are scheduled to appear live on KHTS Radio on Thursday. On Thursday, Sept. 24, Republicans Suzette Valladares and Lucie Volotzky are scheduled to join KHTS live on-air for separate interviews as part of our ongoing 2020 election coverage. The two candidates will ...

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Deputies Investigating Valencia Assault After Victim Struck By Wooden Stick

Deputies are investigating a Valencia assault call Friday morning after an individual was struck with a wooden stick, officials said. Around 10:40 a.m. first responders received reports of an assault on the 26200 block of Parkview Drive in Valencia, said Franklin Lopez, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “It came in as an assault,” Lopez said. “Someone ...

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55-Hour Closure Of All Eastbound 210 Freeway Lanes Postponed Until October

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A 55-hour closure of all eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway near the I-5, originally set to begin Friday, has been postponed until October, officials said.  The complete closure of the eastbound 210 Freeway is now scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). All ...

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Paid Family Leave Protections Signed By Governor Gavin Newsom

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Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation Thursday, ensuring millions more Californians can utilize Paid Family Leave benefits they pay for without the fear of job loss. Senate Bill (SB) 1383 was developed through the Paid Family Leave Task Force, convened by the administration last year, and builds on previous work to extend Paid Family Leave benefits from six to eight weeks ...

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