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McLean Files Paperwork For 2022 Santa Clarita City Council Election

Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Marsha McLean filed paperwork earlier this month, announcing her campaign for a seat in the 2022 City Council elections in the coming fall. In paperwork filed with the City of Santa Clarita on Wednesday, Jan. 12 McLean announced her intention to run for re-election this fall. First elected in 2002, McLean has served as mayor four ...

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Garcia, Villanueva To Host Virtual Discussion On Public Safety Matters    

Congressman Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva are set to host a virtual discussion on “A Commitment to Law and Order,” during a virtual meeting next week.  The virtual discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. and can be watched by registering to the zoom event.  Primary topics of discussion include the ...

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Roads Near Sierra Highway To Be Closed For Sidewalk Construction In Santa Clarita

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The City of Santa Clarita announced a series of road closures along Sierra Highway beginning in late January as part of a pedestrian safety initiative in Santa Clarita.  Beginning Monday, Jan. 24, construction crews are scheduled to begin the installation of a new curb, gutter and sidewalk along portions of the east side of Sierra Highway, north of Soledad Canyon ...

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80 MPH Santa Ana Winds Return To Santa Clarita This Weekend

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Strong winds are in the Santa Clarita weekend forecast, with peak gusts of up to 80 miles per hour. On Friday, the National Weather Service Los Angeles tweeted a warning for strong and widespread winds on Friday night through Saturday. Wind speeds are predicted to reach between 50-70 miles per hour in the Los Angeles and Ventura Mountain, valleys and ...

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Congressman Garcia Condemns President Biden’s Comments On Ukraine, Russia Conflict

Following President Joe Biden’s comments on the Ukraine and Russia tensions on Thursday, Congressman Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, is condemning the actions of the president and urging a zero-tolerance approach when it comes to threatening allies of the United States.  Congressman Garcia released a statement Friday morning in response to President Biden’s comments on Russia’s continued threat to invade Ukraine ...

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California Train Thieves Repeatedly ‘Caught And Released,’ Santa Clarita Politicians Respond

In response to the rampant railroad theft across California, Senator Scott Wilk and Congressman Mike Garcia (R-Santa Clarita) are urging democratic politicians to change their “lenient” policies that allow criminals to exploit California’s legislation for their gain.  Photographs of train tracks littered with ransacked packages of Amazon and UPS boxes, unused at-home coronavirus tests, epi pens and more made national ...

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Newhall Woman Killed By Metrolink Train In Santa Clarita Identified

The local woman who was struck and killed by a train in Newhall on Thursday has been identified. 45-year-old Camille Rich, of Newhall, has been identified as the woman who was struck and killed by a train at a Newhall railroad crossing on Thursday morning, according to Sarah Ardalani, spokesperson for the L.A. County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. See Related: ...

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Largest Wildlife Crossing In The World Breaking Ground South Of Santa Clarita At $78 Million

The largest wildlife crossing in the world, expected to extend 210 feet over ten lanes of highway, is expected to break ground in the Santa Monica Mountains this spring with an estimated cost of $78 million. Protecting native species to the mountains, the project is expected to serve bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes, gray foxes and many more in an effort ...

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Canyon Country Brush Fire Quickly Extinguished By Firefighters

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On Thursday a brush fire in Canyon Country was quickly extinguished by firefighters.  At around 4:49 p.m. first responders received reports of a brush fire on the 25600 block of Mountain Pass Road in Canyon Country, according to Ed Pickett, a dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  “It was a 10 by 10 spot behind the residence,” ...

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Lululemon Pursuit Suspects Arrested, Released After Allegedly Stealing Over $72,000 In Merchandise

A team of smash-and-grab theft suspects that stole over $72,000 worth of Lululemon and led California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers on a high-speed pursuit through Santa Clarita on Tuesday afternoon, were released from custody only 32 hours after their arrests. Around 12 p.m. Tuesday, undercover CHP units assigned to the retail task force were monitoring the Lululemon Athletica store in ...

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