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  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

  • The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    In celebration of National Pizza Day, here's a run-down of Los Angeles pizza, including go-to delivery spots, Chicago-style, New York-style, Neapolitan-style and New York-Naples hybrids. Here's where to get your gooey, cheesy, melty, crispy- and/or chewy-crusted pizza fix. 800 Degrees Neapolitan...

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  • Pac-12 media day: Tim White rises up at Arizona State after playing at Hart High, COC

    Tim White, the standout receiver and punt/kickoff returner at Arizona State, didn't have the grades to attend college after graduating from Hart High. But he went to College of the Canyons, blossomed in a structured environment and is now one of the Pac-12's best offensive players. "He is one of...

  • Baseball: It's an historic day with five former Hart players in the major leagues

    On the day five of his former Hart High baseball players could be found playing in the major leagues, with two of them starting on the mound in games, Jim Ozella was dressed on Thursday evening in a T-shirt, black shorts and carrying around a bat ready to hit pregame ground balls and fly balls...

  • Football: Golden Valley is ready to take advantage of new playoff divisions

    If there's any football program ready to capitalize on the new Southern Section playoff divisions based on competitive equity, it should be Golden Valley. The school has never made the football playoffs in 11 years with a varsity program playing in the tough Foothill League. It's still going to...

  • Bear found near L.A. with paws, gallbladder removed from body

    Bear found near L.A. with paws, gallbladder removed from body

    When a highway maintenance crew in Canyon Country came across the dead body of a young bear early Thursday, it was an unfortunate but routine part of the job: another animal struck by a passing driver. Then, a state game warden inspected the 2-year-old bear and found something more gruesome. The...

  • Bear found near L.A. with paws, gallbladder removed from body

    When a highway maintenance crew in Canyon Country came across the dead body of a young bear early Thursday, it was an unfortunate but routine part of the job: another animal struck by a passing driver. Then, a state game warden inspected the 2-year-old bear and found something more gruesome. The...

  • Football: QB Nick Moore of Hart is back, healthy and ready to roll

    Football: QB Nick Moore of Hart is back, healthy and ready to roll

    There's a quarterback lots of people have seemingly forgotten about. Perhaps it's because he disappeared last October after suffering a torn ACL to his left knee that required surgery in November. Perhaps it's because people mistakenly thought he was a senior. Whatever the reason, people better...

  • California teen arrested after filming dirt bike ride through crowded school
    California teen arrested after filming dirt bike ride through crowded school

    What started off as a high school prank landed a 16-year-old boy in handcuffs Thursday, after he videotaped himself speeding through a crowded Santa Clarita school campus on his dirt bike.

    The first-person video shows a red Honda CR250 revving its engine as it zooms onto Hart High School about...

  • Prank backfires after teen films himself ripping through Santa Clarita high school on a dirt bike
    Prank backfires after teen films himself ripping through Santa Clarita high school on a dirt bike

    What started off as a high school prank landed a 16-year-old boy in handcuffs Thursday, after he videotaped himself speeding through a crowded Santa Clarita school campus on his dirt bike.

    The first-person video shows a red Honda CR250 revving its engine as it zooms onto Hart High School about...

  • Crescenta Valley boys' tennis loses season by one game

    Tennis: Falcons fall against Valencia, 9-9 (81-80), in CIF first round.

  • Glendale Community College baseball comes up short of another comeback

    Baseball: Vaqueros rally again, but this time come up short, 8-7, against College of the Canyons

  • Valencia man who duct-taped cat's paws is sentenced to a year in L.A. County jail

    A Valencia man convicted of duct-taping a cat’s paws together was sentenced Wednesday to a year in county jail, according to the L.A. County district attorney.

    In addition, Tyler Scott Vest, 23, was sentenced to three years of formal probation and ordered to complete 24 hours of animal cruelty...

  • 200 Los Angeles County firefighters battle 60-acre blaze in Gorman
    200 Los Angeles County firefighters battle 60-acre blaze in Gorman

    Los Angeles County firefighters are battling a 60-acre blaze along the 5 Freeway in Gorman, authorities said Tuesday.

    The fire was reported just north of State Route 138 about 1 p.m.

    About 200 firefighters, three helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft were trying to extinguish the flames, which...

  • Football: Gary and Joe Bernardi to face off in SoCal recruiting
    Football: Gary and Joe Bernardi to face off in SoCal recruiting

    Gary Bernardi has been recruiting high school football players in Southern California for 36 years while serving as an assistant coach at USC, UCLA, Arizona, Northern Arizona, UNLV, San Jose State and now Colorado.

    He's about to get some competition from his son, Joe, a former Hart High lineman...

  • Santa Clarita couple accused of sexually abusing children charged with additional felony counts
    Santa Clarita couple accused of sexually abusing children charged with additional felony counts

    A Santa Clarita couple accused of sexually abusing seven children over a span of 15 years was charged Friday with additional felony counts, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

    Francisco Avendano, 42, and Jacqueline Wadsworth, 32, already each faced two identical counts...

  • Earthquake: 2.5 quake strikes near Val Verde, Calif.
    Earthquake: 2.5 quake strikes near Val Verde

    A shallow magnitude 2.5 earthquake was reported Monday evening five miles from Val Verde, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:25 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles.

    According to the USGS, the epicenter was 6 miles from Santa Clarita, 8 miles from Castaic and...

  • State Supreme Court will not hear Santa Clarita family's appeal in tribal custody case
    State Supreme Court will not hear Santa Clarita family's appeal in tribal custody case

    The California Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a Santa Clarita family to return their longtime foster daughter, who is part Native American, after the girl was removed from their home last week in a tribal custody case.   

    The court rejected attorney Lori Alvino-McGill's request without...

  • 'It's not supposed to be this way': Why it's getting more difficult for foster families
    'It's not supposed to be this way': Why it's getting more difficult for foster families

    Foster care asks caregivers to perform an almost impossible task: Love the child as your own, but relinquish the youth without delay or protest when social workers say the time has come.

    The anguish sometimes associated with such removals came into sharp focus last week when social workers removed...

  • Santa Clarita foster parents appeal to state Supreme Court in tribal custody battle
    Santa Clarita foster parents appeal to state Supreme Court in tribal custody battle

    The protesters had gathered near the Santa Clarita home by the hundreds, praying aloud for the little girl and her longtime foster parents inside.They sang “Amazing Grace” and asked God to intervene to keep the 6-year-old girl with her foster family. But on Monday afternoon, Los Angeles County...

  • Native American girl, 6, removed from California foster home
    Native American girl, 6, removed from California foster home

    A 6-year-old girl who spent most of her life with California foster parents was removed from her home on Monday under a court order that concluded her Native American blood requires her placement with relatives in Utah.

    Lexi, who is part Choctaw, cried and clutched a stuffed bear as Rusty Page...

  • Inmate dies in L.A. County lockup in Castaic

    A Los Angeles County Jail inmate died early Sunday, shortly after fellow inmates reported that he was having a seizure.

    Inmates at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic told deputies about 7 a.m. that a man in their dorm was having a seizure, said Deputy Guillermina Saldaña of the L.A....

  • Pawsitively posh: an at-home spa for diva dogs
    Pawsitively posh: an at-home spa for diva dogs

    Bath time has gone to the dogs — specifically, pampered pooches lucky enough to luxuriate in the Petopia II, a fancy-schmancy, $1,000 spa tub from Hydro Systems.

    "While some people may think it's silly to buy something for your dog that's got a $1,000 price tag, that is really about the same as...

  • L.A. County animal control to 'dog whisperer' Cesar Millan: Show us the pig
    L.A. County animal control to 'dog whisperer' Cesar Millan: Show us the pig

    Before they wrap up a probe into allegations of animal cruelty involving “dog whisperer” Cesar Millan, Los Angeles County animal control officials want to see the pot-bellied pig that was attacked by a French bulldog mix during a TV episode.

    Investigators also want the names of everyone who appeared...

  • 'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan investigated after animal cruelty complaint
    'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan investigated after animal cruelty complaint

    An online complaint of animal cruelty led authorities to "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan's Los Angeles-area pet rehabilitation center Thursday, but Millan wasn't there and they took no further action.

    Footage on Millan's television show "Cesar 911" of a French bulldog-terrier mix chasing a pot-bellied...

  • Candidates for Antonovich's county supervisor seat face off in a pair of forums
    Candidates for Antonovich's county supervisor seat face off in a pair of forums

    Candidates for the seat being vacated by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich faced off Wednesday in a pair of forums held in northern county areas, where they sought to appeal to residents who sometimes complain that their concerns are overshadowed by those of the city of Los Angeles...

  • Reels of classic films tend to melt into goo; philanthropist David W. Packard won't let that happen
    Reels of classic films tend to melt into goo; philanthropist David W. Packard won't let that happen

    If you care even a little about the art and history of American motion pictures, about being able to see classic films now and forever, you owe a debt of gratitude to David W. Packard.

    Packard, the son of Hewlett-Packard co-founder David Packard, has never seen a Steven Spielberg movie and takes...

  • State agency sues DWP for costs of fighting Powerhouse fire
    State agency sues DWP for costs of fighting Powerhouse fire

    A California state agency is suing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for more than $4 million over a fire that scorched tens of thousands of acres in the northern stretches of Los Angeles County, arguing that the municipal utility is to blame for causing the blaze three years ago.

    The...

  • L.A. Drives: Hit the backcountry without going far — at Rowher Flat
    L.A. Drives: Hit the backcountry without going far — at Rowher Flat

    One of the great things about life in L.A. is how short a distance you have to drive to get out into the country. You can get from surf to snow in 90 minutes, and you can get from HOV lanes to OHV parks in half that. But stay clear of this route if it's raining, unless you can manage a lot of super-slick...

  • Two killed in collision that spills 20 tons of lemons on Highway 126 near Castaic
    Two killed in collision that spills 20 tons of lemons on Highway 126 near Castaic

    Highway 126 near Castaic was shut down Tuesday after two motorists were killed in a collision between a passenger car and two big rigs that also spilled 40,000 pounds of lemons onto the roadway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    It is unclear when the freeway will reopen, but all five...

  • Home of the Day: English flair in Chatsworth
    Home of the Day: English flair in Chatsworth

    Designed by architect Ronald G. Firestone, this stately English-manor-style home sits on close to three acres in guard-gated Indian Springs Estates. A two-story guest house, a swimming pool, formal gardens, mature oaks and a large meadow fill the park-like estate.

    Location: 22525 La Quilla Drive,...

  • Home of the Day: English flair in Chatsworth
    Home of the Day: English flair in Chatsworth

    Designed by Ronald G. Firestone, the English-manor-style house sits on close to three acres in Chatsworth with a motor court, formal gardens and a swimming pool.

  • Powerful winds wreak havoc throughout Southern California
    Powerful winds wreak havoc throughout Southern California

    Powerful winds continued to sweep through Southern California on Monday, toppling trees and causing widespread power outages.

    The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services received 545 emergency requests for tree-related services from Saturday through Monday morning, said Paul Gomez, a spokesman for...

  • Golden Valley basketball player arrested after allegedly attacking student in stands

    A Golden Valley basketball player was arrested Tuesday night after going into the stands at West Ranch at the conclusion of a Foothill League basketball game and allegedly attacking a West Ranch student, according to Lt. Derek Sabatini of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department.

    Sabatini...

  • Man is fatally shot in Santa Clarita; sheriff's detectives investigating
    Man is fatally shot in Santa Clarita; sheriff's detectives investigating

    Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man Thursday afternoon in Santa Clarita.

    The man was fatally shot about 12:30 p.m. in the 20900 block of Costa Brava, according to the Sheriff's Department.

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    He was taken to the hospital,...

  • L.A. County deputy seriously injured while rescuing children held in bedroom by father
    L.A. County deputy seriously injured while rescuing children held in bedroom by father

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was seriously injured Thursday morning while trying to detain a man armed with a knife who had barricaded himself in a bedroom with his two young children.

    The deputy, whose identity was not released, was assaulted by the suspect and suffered "significant head...

  • Boys' basketball: Hart comes away with victory in rivalry game against West Ranch

    in the era of transfers, there's still something very special when neighborhood schools and their fans get together for a high school basketball game, cheer loudly, then end the game by greeting each other with laughs and handshakes.

    That was the scene on Tuesday night in the Foothill League battle...

  • Man shot and killed in confrontation with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy
    Man shot and killed in confrontation with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy

    A man who was shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy after authorities say he yelled profanities at the deputy then turned his body and “aggressively reached behind his back” has died, authorities said.

    The man, whose identity has not been released, was shot about 7:50 p.m. Thursday after...

  • Former 'Power Rangers' actor charged with stabbing roommate to death with sword
    Former 'Power Rangers' actor charged with stabbing roommate to death with sword

    A Palmdale actor who portrayed one of the "Power Rangers" in the children's television show was charged with murder Thursday in the fatal stabbing of his roommate, prosecutors said.

    Ricardo Medina, 36, will appear in court next week to answer charges that he killed his roommate, Josh Sutter, with...

  • Baseball: Saugus picks up Mater Dei transfer Tony Jacob

    Tony Jacob, a freshman left-hander pitcher who recently committed to Vanderbilt, has switched schools from Santa Ana Mater Dei to Saugus.

    It gives the Centurions two top left-handed freshmen on varsity. The other is Brandyn Cruz.

    Saugus' pitching staff should be very strong for the next couple...

  • 2 are arrested in Canyon Country after a cat is found with its legs taped together
    2 are arrested in Canyon Country after a cat is found with its legs taped together

    Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies found a cat with its legs taped together this weekend while arresting two people in Canyon Country during a narcotics investigation.

    The discovery came when deputies approached a vehicle occupied by a man and a woman near Soledad Canyon and Sand Canyon roads...

  • Court delays arraignment of 3 L.A. County sheriff's officials in jail handcuffing case
    Court delays arraignment of 3 L.A. County sheriff's officials in jail handcuffing case

    The arraignment of three Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials accused of handcuffing a jail inmate to a wall for hours has been delayed until February.

    Deputy James Hawkins, Sgt. David Moser and retired Sgt. Rex Taylor were scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Santa Clarita, but Moser’s attorney...

  • La Cañada boys' soccer blanked in tournament championship

    Soccer: Spartans stay close with Valencia before sustaining 2-0 loss in host event.

  • Third place feels fine for Flintridge Sacred Heart soccer

    Soccer: Tologs score second-half goal to pull out Los Tacos Tournament victory in finale Tuesday afternoon.

  • Several lanes of Interstate 5 through the Grapevine closed because of chemical spill
    Several lanes of Interstate 5 through the Grapevine closed because of chemical spill

    Several southbound lanes of Interstate 5 through the Grapevine will be closed until at least 6 p.m. Wednesday because of a big rig crash and chemical spill, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    A truck carrying ethyl alcohol, sodium chloride and other chemicals drove off the freeway and...

  • Northbound Interstate 5 reopens after mudslide; winter storm slams California
    Northbound Interstate 5 reopens after mudslide; winter storm slams California

    A mudslide triggered by a storm moving through Southern California on Sunday forced the closure of northbound Interstate 5 in the Grapevine for just over three hours, authorities said.

    The mudslide was reported about 7:45 p.m. in the Fort Tejon area, said Officer Peter Bishop of the California...

  • Plans for a new city in the Santa Clarita Valley hit another roadblock
    Plans for a new city in the Santa Clarita Valley hit another roadblock

    For two decades, the Newhall Land & Farming Co. has envisioned a new city rising in the foothills north of Los Angeles. Situated on nearly 12,000 acres along the Santa Clara River, the planned community would house 58,000 people and offer stores, golf courses, schools and recreational centers....

  • MannKind CEO Hakan Edstrom steps down
    MannKind CEO Hakan Edstrom steps down

    Hakan Edstrom has stepped down as chief executive of the Valencia-based biotech company MannKind Corp., the company said Friday.In a statement, MannKind said the board of directors appointed Alfred Mann, founder of the company, as interim chief executive. Mann will also continue to serve as the...

  • Vasquez Canyon Road closed near Santa Clarita after landslide causes buckling
    Vasquez Canyon Road closed near Santa Clarita after landslide causes buckling

    A popular road used by residents and cyclists near Santa Clarita was closed Friday after a landslide caused severe buckling of the soil and pavement.

    The buckling was first spotted Thursday on a 150- to 200-feet stretch of road, which prompted the closure of Vasquez Canyon Road between Lost Creek...

  • Art, Reagan and blackface: Edgar Arceneaux examines controversial performance by Ben Vereen
    Art, Reagan and blackface: Edgar Arceneaux examines controversial performance by Ben Vereen

    It is late on a Tuesday night, and artist Edgar Arceneaux is standing in the shadows of a black-box rehearsal room somewhere in the labyrinth that is Valencia's California Institute of the Arts. On one side of the room sits the stage crew, their faces illuminated by the soft glow of laptops and...

  • 2 injured when small plane crashes in Lake Hughes
    2 injured when small plane crashes in Lake Hughes

    A small plane traveling from Bakersfield to Lancaster crashed in Lake Hughes Thursday evening, injuring two people, authorities said.

    The Beechcraft BE36 was carrying three people when it went down in a field near Maxwell and Lake Hughes roads, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation...

  • Castaic father of 2 accused of killing his 26-year-old wife
    Castaic father of 2 accused of killing his 26-year-old wife

    A Castaic man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his 26-year-old wife, authorities said Monday.

    Robert Danielson was arrested Saturday, hours after Nicole Danielson was found dead at their home in the 36000 block of Paradise Ranch Road, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez...

  • Football: A.J. Stanley of Hart gets attention after making five interceptions

    Hart High might have needed to put up a statue of junior defensive back A.J. Stanley after his performance on Friday against Golden Valley in a Foothill League game.

    Stanley came away with five interceptions in Hart's overtime win. But he almost had an astounding seven interceptions.

    One interception...

  • Highway 58 and other L.A. County roads still closed after massive mudflows
    Highway 58 and other L.A. County roads still closed after massive mudflows

    A nearly eight-mile section of Highway 58 east of Tehachapi remained closed Saturday as crews worked to clear debris and remove stranded vehicles after a storm turned the roadway into a river of mud this week, officials said.

    At one point, nearly 200 vehicles, including two tour buses filled with...

  • L.A. County sheriff's deputy killed in head-on collision in Santa Clarita
    L.A. County sheriff's deputy killed in head-on collision in Santa Clarita

    An L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy was killed Wednesday night after losing control of his SUV and colliding head-on with another vehicle in Santa Clarita, officials said.

    Deputy Brandon Arce, 31, of Lancaster was off-duty and using his own vehicle at the time of the crash, according to the L.A. County...

  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms expected through Thursday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms expected through Thursday

    A low-pressure system making its way inland from the Pacific brought scattered showers to Los Angeles County on Wednesday evening, and the rain is expected to continue into Thursday.

    The region can expect "pop-up showers" to form and bring intermittent rain and thunderstorms overnight and into...

  • How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?
    How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    What does about $425,000 buy you in Los Angeles? In one area, an early-1900s period home and in another, a newer 3,570-square-foot house with a range of amenities. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County on the market at that price point.

    SUN VALLEY: Built in the 1940s, this renovated...

  • How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?
    How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    What does about $425,000 buy you in Los Angeles? In one area, an early-1900s period home and in another, a newer 3,570-square-foot house with a range of amenities. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County on the market at that price point. A red door marks the entrance to this updated and...

  • Glendale Community College women's cross-country cruises at WSC preview

    Cross-country: Led by Setian, GCC women win, while men, led by Isayan take second.

  • Burroughs places fourth at Magnolia Park Optimist Club Invitational
    Burroughs places fourth at Magnolia Park Optimist Club Invitational

    Golf: Suarez of Burroughs wins B flight, while Poche of Burbank takes second; Crescenta Valley has good outing.

  • St. Francis football pulls away from Canyon

    Football: Golden Knights overcome lackluster first half, come on in second to record 35-20 win the keeps them unbeaten.

  • Weekly Football Previews: La Cañada gets one final nonleague game with Rio Hondo Prep
    Weekly Football Previews: La Cañada gets one final nonleague game with Rio Hondo Prep

    St. Francis to make trip north to face Canyon Country Canyon; Flintridge Prep has bye.

  • 7 1/2-foot camel, fixture in Agua Dulce community, killed by driver

     Sheba, a roughly 7 ½-foot tall camel, was a fixture in the rural community of Agua Dulce.

    The one-hump, or dromedary, camel and her handler, Robin Orefice, often strolled along the dusty roads, greeting residents and waving at passing drivers. It was not uncommon to the see the nearly 2,000-pound...

  • Bodies of 6 Southern California canyon explorers found miles apart after Zion park flash flood
    Bodies of 6 Southern California canyon explorers found miles apart after Zion park flash flood

    During one of the deadliest days of weather in Utah's history this week, seven wilderness explorers, including six from Southern California, were killed in a flash flood that turned a narrow canyon in Zion National Park into a deadly slurry that swept their bodies away.

    Officials have identified...

  • Funeral held for fallen deputy
    Funeral held for fallen deputy

    La Cañada resident shot and killed by husband before he turned the gun on himself.

  • Human remains found in Santa Clarita riverbed
    Human remains found in Santa Clarita riverbed

    Human remains were found Monday in the Santa Clara River in Santa Clarita, authorities said.

    A worker encountered the “human skeletal remains” while cleaning up the portion of the riverbed near Bouquet Canyon Road, said Deputy Amber Smith of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    The identity...

  • A childhood dream ferments into an award-winning winery
    A childhood dream ferments into an award-winning winery

    The gig: At 65, Robert Reyes is living his childhood dream of running a vineyard and winery. Reyes owns Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce, situated on a 17-acre hillside near the Angeles National Forest in northern Los Angeles County. His reds and whites, which sell for $18 to $35 a bottle, have won 62...

  • Wildfire burns 300 acres and 3 structures in Castaic area

    A wildfire broke out Sunday afternoon in the Castaic area of the Angeles National Forest, burning about 300 acres and three structures by evening, officials said.

    The so-called Warm fire, fueled by heavy brush, began about 3:30 p.m. and is “burning south aggressively,” according to the U.S. Forest...

  • The 'sad but not surprising death' of a wandering puma known as P-32
    The 'sad but not surprising death' of a wandering puma known as P-32

    The mountain lion, known as P-32, was a wanderer.By the time he was killed — struck Monday morning by a vehicle as he crossed Interstate 5 near Castaic — he had roamed nearly 150 miles through Newbury Park and the Simi Valley, Chatsworth and Santa Clarita, before striking out into the wilderness...

  • The story behind the police chase of a paraglider above L.A. County jail
    The story behind the police chase of a paraglider above L.A. County jail

    A paraglider who prompted a midair chase near an L.A. County detention center told authorities his flight path was a fluke.

    The 67-year-old Northridge man apologized repeatedly for the mistake and said he was flying his powered paraglider in the area when winds blew him near the Pitchess Detention...

  • Glider over an L.A. County jail prompts airborne pursuit

    A hang glider flying near a Los Angeles County jail triggered a slow-moving aerial chase Monday evening, with investigators concerned the glider dropped contraband inside the jail yard.

    About 5:40 p.m., a Sheriff's Department helicopter was called after a power glider was spotted near Pitchess...

  • 3 lanes of southbound 5 reopen in Newhall; diesel spill had forced shutdown

    Three southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Santa Clarita reopened early Saturday after a diesel spill had forced a shutdown of over three hours, the CHP reported.

    A big rig spilled about 150 gallons of diesel fuel on the freeway at Calgrove Boulevard about 8:40 p.m.,  forcing the closure of all...

  • Brush fire along northbound I-5 near Castaic snarls traffic
    Brush fire along northbound I-5 near Castaic snarls traffic

    Los Angeles County firefighters are making progress on a grass fire that started Thursday afternoon with a car fire on the side of the 5 Freeway in Castaic.

    The blaze was 30 acres large and 75% contained by 2:45 p.m., a fire department spokeswoman said.

    A car fire on the side of northbound Interstate...

  • Limo crashes into two cars in Santa Clarita; 11 people injured

    Eleven people were injured, five seriously, when a limousine collided with two other vehicles in Santa Clarita on Saturday night.

    Around 8:15 p.m., a limo exiting on Newhall Ranch Road from the nortbound Interstate 5 crashed into two smaller cars headed eastbound on the road, L.A. County Sheriff's...

  • Sales of MannKind's inhaled insulin continue slow start
    Sales of MannKind's inhaled insulin continue slow start

    MannKind Corp.’s inhaled insulin drug Afrezza continued its slow launch in the second quarter of the year.

    Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical company that’s selling Afrezza in a partnership agreement with MannKind, said it sold just $2.2 million of the drug in the quarter that ended June 30. That...

  • Poison drummer Rikki Rockett lists his canyon spread in Castaic
    Poison drummer Rikki Rockett lists his canyon spread in Castaic

    Rocker Rikki Rockett of Poison fame has listed his estate in Castaic, an unincorporated area in northern Los Angeles County, for sale at a little over $1.3 million.

    The drummer, who recently filed for divorce from his wife of seven years, Melanie Rockett, bought the house in 2011 for $665,000,...

  • Hot Property | Rikki Rockett
    Hot Property | Rikki Rockett

    The two-story house on about five acres in Hasley Canyon has a swimming pool and a detached garage with a recording studio.

  • Missing girl found in garage of registered sex offender
    Missing girl found in garage of registered sex offender

    A teenage girl was found in the garage of a convicted sex offender early Wednesday, hours after her parents reported her missing.

    About 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the parents of the girl -- whose identity was not released -- reported her missing, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    ...

  • Burbank 10-11 softball captures Section 2 championship

    Softball: District 16 titlist responds from defeat with 8-5 victory to clinch advancement to state tournament.

  • Toddler burned after climbing into a fire pit at Dockweiler State Beach

    A 2-year-old girl is recovering from burns to her hands and feet after she climbed into a fire pit Saturday at a Playa del Rey beach.

    The girl was taken from Dockweiler State Beach to Centinela Hospital Medical Center after the incident was reported to L.A. County fire officials at 2:08 p.m.

    There...

  • Quiet Santa Clarita adjusts to recent jump in violence
    Quiet Santa Clarita adjusts to recent jump in violence

    The 911 caller reported a commotion in a yellow home with gray trim in Canyon Country one evening last month. When deputies arrived, they found an elderly man in the garage. He had been beaten to death.

    The man, a 74-year-old named Jack Miller, became the seventh homicide victim this year in the...

  • Hearing delayed for 3 accused of running bogus Masonic police department
    Hearing delayed for 3 accused of running bogus Masonic police department

    The arraignment for three people accused of operating the bogus Masonic Fraternal Police Department -- an ancient police force that claimed to operate in 33 states and Mexico -- was delayed Tuesday until next month.

    Tuesday was the first time the trio had been scheduled to appear together in court since...

  • Remembering Miriam Schapiro: The unheralded legacy of a CalArts pioneer
    Remembering Miriam Schapiro: The unheralded legacy of a CalArts pioneer

    When Miriam Schapiro passed away at the age of 91 earlier this month on Long Island, the art world lost an important painter and feminist pioneer. A restless figure who spent decades championing the work of women in slide-filled lectures she delivered all over the country, she was a notable artist...

  • Brush fire near 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita mostly contained
    Brush fire near 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita mostly contained

    Firefighters have a 415-acre brush fire in Santa Clarita that forced 1,000 people to flee their homes almost completely contained, officials said Thursday.

    The Calgrove fire, near the 5 Freeway, was 95% contained, Los Angeles County fire officials said. Two fire teams were expected to work throughout...

  • Fire in Santa Clarita burns 350 acres; evacuation orders lifted
    Fire in Santa Clarita burns 350 acres; evacuation orders lifted

    Monica Santa Cruz said she was showering inside her mobile home Wednesday afternoon when she peered out her bathroom window and saw a wall of flames approaching.

    She said she screamed and told her sister to start packing. Within minutes, Santa Cruz and her sister fled with what few belongings they...

  • 10-year-old girl dies after riding Revolution roller coaster at Magic Mountain
    10-year-old girl dies after riding Revolution roller coaster at Magic Mountain

    A 10-year-old girl who lost consciousness after exiting the Revolution ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain last week has died, coroner’s officials said Monday.

    Jasmine Martinez, of Somis, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a day after she was found unconscious, said Ed Winter, spokesman...

  • Unconscious 10-year-old girl airlifted from Magic Mountain
    Unconscious 10-year-old girl airlifted from Magic Mountain

    An unconscious 10-year-old girl was airlifted from the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park Friday afternoon, fire officials said.

    The girl had just exited the Revolution roller coaster when she lost consciousness, but was still breathing, according to a statement from the theme park.  

    The...

  • L.A. County communities protest planned bullet train route
    L.A. County communities protest planned bullet train route

    A diverse alliance of communities — including Los Angeles County's third-largest city — is fighting California's long-planned bullet train route into the heart of the San Fernando Valley, saying it would bring irreparable harm.

    The coordinated protest by residents and elected officials from suburban...

  • Vehicle falls 100 feet off side of 5 Freeway near Castaic - 1 dead, 4 injured
    Vehicle falls 100 feet off side of 5 Freeway near Castaic - 1 dead, 4 injured

    One person was killed and four people were injured Sunday after a vehicle flipped over on the southbound 5 Freeway near Castaic, then plummeted about 100 feet off the side of the road, authorities said.

    Shortly before 2:30 p.m., a motorist reported seeing the vehicle roll over about five times...

  • Joshua Gomez of 'Chuck' fame sells Midcentury Modern showplace for top dollar
    Joshua Gomez of 'Chuck' fame sells Midcentury Modern showplace for top dollar

    Joshua Gomez of “Chuck” fame and his wife, Amy Pham, have sold their Midcentury Modern showplace in Tarzana for $2.7 million -- 35% above its listing price of $1.997 million.

    The couple restored and upgraded the Harry Gesner-designed Kimball House or the so-called Triangle House, as it was described...

  • Man's body found in car in Canyon Country
    Man's body found in car in Canyon Country

    Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Sunday morning in a sedan parked in Canyon Country, authorities said.

    About 9:30 a.m., a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy patrolling Golden Valley Road stopped to check on a blue Honda Accord parked on the shoulder near Robert...

  • Willpower, wisdom fuel 99-year-old's quest for a college degree
    Willpower, wisdom fuel 99-year-old's quest for a college degree

    This is graduation season, and there are lots of good tales of perseverance out there. But it would be hard to top the story of Doreetha Daniels.

    You know how some people take some time off between high school graduation and the start of college?

    That's what Daniels did.

    And next Friday, Daniels,...

  • Woman, 25, found slain in Santa Clarita home; husband arrested
    Woman, 25, found slain in Santa Clarita home; husband arrested

    A 48-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of killing his 25-year-old wife, who was found dead on the living room floor of a Santa Clarita home, authorities said.

    Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrived at the home in the 22800 block of 9th Street about 2 a.m. to conduct a welfare...

  • Burroughs High boys' volleyball continues success with berth in CIF semifinals
    Burroughs High boys' volleyball continues success with berth in CIF semifinals

    Volleyball: No. 3 Indians advance to final four for first time in three years, first in Division II, to take on No. 2 Valencia.

  • Prolific season for Crescenta Valley High boys' volleyball comes to second-round close

    Volleyball: Falcons' inconsistency can't match Canyon's stellar play, resulting in four-game CIF loss for CV.

  • Search is on for more people posing as Masonic Fraternal Police officers
    Search is on for more people posing as Masonic Fraternal Police officers

    Are there more people out there wearing police uniforms, calling themselves officers and saying they work for a Masonic police force with connections to the Knights Templar?

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is trying to find out, following a bizarre encounter a captain in the Santa Clarita...

  • Santa Clarita Democrat says she will challenge Rep. Stephen Knight
    Santa Clarita Democrat says she will challenge Rep. Stephen Knight

     Santa Clarita business owner and local water board member Maria Gutzeit said Thursday that she will challenge Rep. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale) in next year's election.

    "As a small-business owner, workiing mom and community leader, I understand the challenges facing Southern California families,"...

  • Man killed, woman wounded in Santa Clarita shooting
    Man killed, woman wounded in Santa Clarita shooting

    A man was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in a Santa Clarita apartment complex, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 27500 block of Sierra Highway, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Brian Allen.

    A male adult was pronounced...

  • Bizarre fake police force included Kamala Harris aide, prosecutors say
    Bizarre fake police force included Kamala Harris aide, prosecutors say

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson thought it was odd when three people — two of them dressed in police uniforms he didn't recognize — strolled into the Santa Clarita station in February. One man introduced himself as chief of the Masonic Fraternal Police Department and told Johnson...

  • Planned Santa Clarita street race foiled with Instagram, authorities say
    Planned Santa Clarita street race foiled with Instagram, authorities say

    A planned Santa Clarita street race was foiled by sheriff’s deputies after an anonymous tipster spotted the details on Instagram, authorities said.

    The tipster saw an invitation for a street race to be held near the 18500 block of Via Princessa in Canyon Country, near the 14 Freeway, according...

  • Female victims of homicide often know their killers
    Female victims of homicide often know their killers

    The victims vary in age. They were killed in upscale Stevenson Ranch and on the most dangerous streets of South L.A. The specifics may differ, but the homicides of women in Los Angeles County this year take on a deadly rhythm.

    On Jan. 14, Mary Matsumoto, 72, was found shot to death in her San Pedro...

  • Boys' basketball: Hart point guard Myles Franklin commits to Idaho

    Point guard Myles Franklin of Hart High has committed to Idaho.

    Franklin was a four-year starter for the Indians.

    He was the co-player of the year in the Foothill League.

     

    Twitter:@LATSondheimer

     

  • Roundup of music, films, cowboy poets at Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
    Roundup of music, films, cowboy poets at Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

    Cowboys will be in the building and on the streets when the 22nd Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival comes to Newhall starting Wednesday. The festival has expanded to seven venues that will host cowboy poets, Western singers, trick ropers and Old West events through Sunday.

    During the festival, stuntman...

  • Off-duty LAPD officer shot at in Santa Clarita, not injured
    Off-duty LAPD officer shot at in Santa Clarita, not injured

    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was shot at but not injured Sunday morning in Santa Clarita, authorities said.

    The car the officer was riding in was struck by gunfire about 10:12 a.m. near Rainbow Glen Drive and Swallow Court, said Sgt. Richard Cohen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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  • Prosecutors decline to file charges in Valencia restaurant slavery case
    Prosecutors decline to file charges in Valencia restaurant slavery case

    A man who was arrested for allegedly enslaving an Indian national to work at a Valencia restaurant for three years was released from custody Friday after prosecutors declined to file charges.

    The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined to file charges against Pardeep Kumar, 47, due...

  • Valencia restaurant owner accused of slavery, beating employee
    Valencia restaurant owner accused of slavery, beating employee

    An Indian national who was employed at a Valencia restaurant endured three years of slavery -- including regular beatings -- and was so scared of his boss that he feared for his life if he ever tried to escape, authorities said Wednesday.

    READ THE UPDATE: Prosecutors decline to file charges

    The...

  • Brush fire burns in Santa Clarita Valley; no homes threatened
    Brush fire burns in Santa Clarita Valley; no homes threatened

    More than 100 firefighters were battling a three-acre brush fire Monday evening in the Santa Clarita Valley, authorities said.

    The fire in the 24000 block of Magic Mountain Parkway was reported just before 4 p.m., said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Rick Flores.

    As of 7 p.m., the...

  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Val Verde, Calif.
    Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Val Verde, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon six miles from Val Verde, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:11 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 9.3 miles.

    According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Castaic, 12 miles from Fillmore...

  • Hail, thunderstorms visit Los Angeles as storm rolls through
    Hail, thunderstorms visit Los Angeles as storm rolls through

    A low-pressure storm system sweeping through Southern California brought rain, scattered thunderstorms and some hail late Wednesday as officials warned of possible floods and dangerous road conditions.

    Showers were expected across the Los Angeles Basin through the evening, with heavier storm cells...

  • Onetime Frank Sinatra party pad for sale in Chatsworth
    Onetime Frank Sinatra party pad for sale in Chatsworth

    A Chatsworth property Frank Sinatra once called home has come on the market at $7.5 million.

    The crooner didn’t own the estate but leased it for nearly a decade when bank heiress and original owner Dora Hutchinson, who had thrown lavish Hollywood parties at the house, moved back East.

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  • L.A. County Jail launches program to keep inmates from coming back
    L.A. County Jail launches program to keep inmates from coming back

    James Williams has been in and out of jail since he was 17.

    Now, at 27, he is hoping this stint behind bars will be his last. He is enrolled in a pilot program at Pitchess Detention Center that aims to educate inmates in trades such as welding and dog grooming, as well as life skills such as how...

  • Ex-Santa Clarita coach captured, faces 20 counts of child molestation

    A former basketball coach at a Santa Clarita charter school accused of molesting five teenage boys has been caught and was extradited to Los Angeles on Tuesday, police said.

    Randolph Jackson, 27, is in jail on $840,000 bail and faces a host of charges in connection with his time at Albert Einstein...

  • Labor activists cancel faculty unionization vote at CalArts
    Labor activists cancel faculty unionization vote at CalArts

    Labor activists have halted efforts, for now, to unionize the faculty at the California Institute of the Arts, a move that reflects deep divisions at the Valencia campus and slows what had been a burgeoning trend to organize college professors in California and nationwide.

    CalArts activists formally...

  • Husband, wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Stevenson Ranch
    Husband, wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Stevenson Ranch

    A husband and wife were found shot to death Sunday night in a Santa Clarita Valley shopping center parking lot in what detectives called an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said. 

    The couple apparently left the FedEx store in the 24900 block of Pico Canyon Road in Stevenson Ranch just before...

  • Woman suspected of shooting brother, father; brother dead
    Woman suspected of shooting brother, father; brother dead

    A woman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of fatally shooting her brother and wounding her father at a Canyon Country apartment complex, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred about 5:15 a.m. in the 18000 block of Danielson Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    A 28-year-old...

  • Trinity Classical is moving to 11-man football in the fall

    Trinity Classical Academy in Santa Clarita announced that it is moving from eight-man to 11-man football in the fall.

    The head coach is Les Robinson, a former Saugus assistant.

    The team went 9-2 this past season in eight-man football.

    The school has more than 500 students from kindergarten through...

  • 'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan sued in pit bull attack
    'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan sued in pit bull attack

    Cesar Millan, the star of television’s "The Dog Whisperer," is being sued by a woman who claims she was attacked by a vicious pit bull that had been prematurely released by Millan's dog training center.

    The woman, a critical care nurse in Florida, claims she suffered "disfiguring open wounds, deep...

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