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High heat expected through Thursday for the Inland Empire and High Desert

High heat will persist in the Inland Empire and High Desert regions until Thursday evening, forecasters said Tuesday as they issued heat advisories and warnings for those areas.   Afternoon temperatures are expected to reach between 100-110 degrees in those regions.   Related Articles 2 residents of South LA neighborhood damaged in LAPD blast have died, neighbors say LAPD to investigate arrest of NBA player Jaxson Hayes in Woodland Hills ...
Tags: Weather, News, La, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lapd, Palm Springs, Southern California, Anaheim, Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Inland Empire, South LA, High Desert, Top Stories LADN


LA County supervisors split over where to house juvenile offenders

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors broke ranks on Tuesday, July 27, over where to house juvenile offenders set to be transferred from state to county custody beginning in 2023, with a 3-2 majority voting to rethink renovating camps in the Santa Clarita Valley for this purpose. Supervisors Holly Mitchell and Sheila Kuehl failed to garner sufficient support for their proposal to create small group housing at Camps Scott and Scudder to allow for t...
Tags: News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Lapd, Malibu, Mitchell, Brown, Santa Clarita, Barger, LA County, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors


For LBGTQ residents facing challenges as they emerge from pandemic isolation: Help is available

Just as pandemic-era restrictions began to ease, climbing coronavirus caseload and hospitalization statistics have public health officials back on alarm in Los Angeles County. Sadly, the scars from isolation remain visible among many residents eager to emerge from more than a year of shutdown. Since social-distancing guidelines went into effect, experts say, the sense of community was relegated to online meetings and phone calls. Some of those measures proved effective, while for others the appr...
Tags: Health, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bravo, Community, Lgbtq, Pasadena, Southern California, West Hollywood, Porter Ranch, Cancun, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County


Pandemic-weary LA County crestfallen over news of masks’ return, mere weeks after restrictions eased

Guests at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park enjoy the shopping and air conditioning on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Guests at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park enjoy the shopping and air conditioning on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Guests at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park enjoy the shopping and air conditioning on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCN...
Tags: Facebook, California, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, UC, Vons, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Torrance, LA County, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles Daily News


Multiple people injured in fight at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic

Multiple people were injured at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic in an altercation involving deputies and men incarcerated at the center’s maximum security jail, authorities said. Los Angeles County fire paramedics responded to the facility at 29340 The Old Road around 3:11 p.m. and were assessing multiple patients at the facility, said Inspector Sean Ferguson, spokesperson for County fire. A number of patients were transported to local hospitals. Authorities described their injuries as mode...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Public Safety, Southern California, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, North County, LA County, Hermosa Beach, Old Road, Surfside, Castaic, Sean Ferguson, Top Stories LADN


10 people injured in fight at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic

Multiple people were injured at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic in an altercation involving deputies and men incarcerated at the center’s maximum security jail, authorities said. Los Angeles County fire paramedics responded to the facility at 29340 The Old Road around 3:11 p.m. and were assessing multiple patients at the facility, said Inspector Sean Ferguson, spokesperson for County fire. A number of patients were transported to local hospitals. Authorities described their injuries as mode...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Public Safety, Southern California, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, North County, LA County, Hermosa Beach, Old Road, Surfside, Castaic, Sean Ferguson, Top Stories LADN


Brush fire burns 2 acres in Santa Clarita

SANTA CLARITA — A fire scorched about 2 acres of brush Thursday in the Santa Clarita area, though no one was hurt. The fire was reported early in the afternoon near Sierra Highway and Needham Ranch Parkway. It was initially reported to have burned 5 acres, but was downgraded to about 2 by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. A Los Angeles County Fire Department camp crew arrives to take on the flames from a brush fire Thursday, July 15, 2021, that started along Sierra Highway in the Santa ...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Malibu, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Sierra Highway, Woolsey, Mike Meadows, Top Stories LADN, Los Angeles Daily News Firefighters, Crime and Public Safety, Chatsworth Tumbleweed, Needham Ranch Parkway, Santa Clarita Area Photo


Hart Union High School District board votes to retire Indians mascot by 2025

The William S. Hart Union HIgh School District board voted 4-1 to replace the high school’s Indians mascot by 2025 at its meeting Wednesday, July 14. Members of the Santa Clarita-area community, Hart High students and graduates, parents and staff members exchanged heated remarks about the fate of the mascot during the meeting. At times, Cherise Moore, the president of the board, warned those in attendance to refrain from outbursts and threatened to have disruptive people removed by a sheriff’s d...
Tags: News, Education, Colorado, California, Washington, Massachusetts, NFL, Diversity, Sport, Soccer, Maine, Connecticut, Catholic, Nevada, Lausd, Kansas City Chiefs


Woman stabbed to death on Valerio Street in Van Nuys, possible suspect detained

VAN NUYS — A woman was fatally stabbed Wednesday morning in Van Nuys, and a possible suspect was detained. Officers were sent to the 13800 block of Valerio Street about 8:50 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The woman, in her 40s, died at the scene, police said. Her name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives. A man was detained as a possible suspect in the crime, police said. Related Articles LAPD seeks public’s help IDing suspect in Panorama...
Tags: News, Stabbing, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Local News, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys, Gascon, Panorama City, Top Stories LADN, Valerio Street, Crime and Public Safety


‘Best deal ever’: New contract for Food 4 Less workers includes raises, bonus

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union has approved a new contract that includes raises and bonuses for 7,000 grocery workers at Food 4 Less and FoodsCo supermarkets in California. A worker-led bargaining committee from UFCW locals across California ratified the agreement last week after six months of negotiations with The Kroger Co., parent company of the two supermarket chains. It covers employees at nearly 100 grocery stores throughout the state. That came six months after Kroger decri...
Tags: Food, Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Oakland, Local News, Smith, Southern California, Kroger, Santa Clarita, Harris Teeter, Kroger Co


Tesla’s West Coast parts distribution hub now in San Bernardino

A 322,000-square-foot warehouse in northern San Bernardino is serving as Tesla’s West Coast distribution hub for auto parts, power walls, solar panels and other related items, according to property owner and developer Alere Property Group. The Cajon Boulevard facility employs hundreds and operations began in spring. In a news release, Michael Del Santo, senior vice president of portfolio management at Alere, said the building “is designed for the new generation of e-commerce and distribution use...
Tags: Business, News, Tesla, Sport, Development, Soccer, West Coast, Sears, San Bernardino, Santa Clarita, LA County, Westfield Topanga, Alere, Canoga Park California, Top Stories PE, Top Stories RDF


Fate of school’s Indians mascot in hands of Hart Union High School District board

The “Indians” have been the mascot of Santa Clarita’s Hart High School since 1945, when the school was founded. But change may be coming on Wednesday, July 14. After months of debate from students, administrators, parents, staff members and Native American advocacy groups, the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board is expected to make a decision to determine the fate of the mascot. Hart High School’s logo features a Native American theme. File photo In previous discussion...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Colorado, California, Cdc, Washington, Massachusetts, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Maine, Connecticut, Catholic, Nevada, Louisiana


More hot weather coming to Southern California this weekend

West Coast Arborists’ tree trimmer Hugo Reyes works in scorching temperatures at Valencia Glen Park in Santa Clarita, Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) West Coast Arborists’ tree trimmer Hugo Reyes works in scorching temperatures at Valencia Glen Park in Santa Clarita, Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) West Coast Arborists’ tree trimmer Hugo Reyes cools off with a drink of water while working at Valenc...
Tags: Health, Weather, National Weather Service, News, Sport, Soccer, Community, Nws, Ucla, Southern California, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Southland, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley


Adams wins Democratic primary in NYC mayor’s race

By Karen Matthews | Associated Press NEW YORK — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center and promising to strike the right balance between fighting crime and ending racial injustice in policing. A former police captain, Adams would be the city’s second Black mayor if elected. He triumphed over a large Democratic field in New York’s first major race to use ranked choice voting. Results from the latest t...
Tags: New York, California, Senate, New York City, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Iowa, Bill De Blasio, Myanmar, Associated Press, Wiley, City Hall, Times Square, San Bernardino, Democratic


In Myanmar, medics are now under direct fire

By Kristen Gelineau and Victoria Milko | Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia — The clandestine clinic was under fire, and the medics inside were in tears. Hidden away in a Myanmar monastery, this safe haven had sprung up for those injured while protesting the military’s overthrow of the government. But now security forces had discovered its location. A bullet struck a young man in the throat as he defended the door, and the medical staff tried frantically to stop the hemorrhaging. The floor wa...
Tags: California, India, Sport, Syria, Ap, Thailand, Soccer, Healthcare, Aung San Suu Kyi, World Health Organization, Myanmar, Associated Press, Yangon, Shan, San Bernardino, Capitol


These are the Most Ambitious Cities in America

The population of the United States is more ambitious than ever. Census data shows that between March and April 2021, the number of new business applications across America increased by almost 9%. So where in the US is harboring the most ambition? A new report by Go.Verizon shows the 15 most business-savvy cities across the United States. Go.Verizon, a premium partner and authorized reseller of internet and phone service providers Verizon, used Census data to determine the US cities with most a...
Tags: Verizon, Florida, California, US, Sales, America, United States, Missouri, Arizona, Columbia, Scottsdale, Santa Clarita, Frisco, Carlsbad, Fremont California, Coral Springs


LAPD seeks public’s help IDing suspect in Panorama City stabbing

Los Angeles police have asked for the public’s help identifying a man seen on surveillance video stabbing another man outside a video store in Panorama City, leaving the victim in critical condition at a hospital nearly two weeks ago, authorities said. The attack occurred about 7 p.m. June 20 in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 14700 block of Parthenia Street. The victim was inside the video store when the suspect challenged him to a fight, police said. Surveillance video, released on the ...
Tags: Crime, News, Stabbing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Santa Clarita, Sun Valley, Gascon, Panorama City, Top Stories LADN, Crime and Public Safety


California lawmakers get 4.2% pay raises this year, but Santa Clarita assemblywoman won’t take it

Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, has rejected a salary increase approved for legislators, saying she doesn’t want to take a pay bump as thousands of her constituents are still struggling amid the economic fallout triggered by the pandemic.  The California Citizens Compensation Commission, a public board that approves salaries for public officials, voted last month to approve a 4.2% pay bump for Gov. Gavin Newsom, state lawmakers and other elected officials.   “...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Adams, Santa Clarita, Garland, San Fernando Valley, Donald Rumsfeld, NEW YORK Pennsylvania, Newsom, California politics


Mother arrested on suspicion of killing 3 children found in East Los Angeles home

The mother of three young children, found dead inside their East Los Angeles home on Monday, June 28, was arrested on suspicion of causing their deaths, authorities said Tuesday, June 29. The cause of death had not been dislosed yet. Sandra Chico, 28, was arrested following questioning by Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives, who had detained her Monday as a person of interest, officials said. She was being held in jail on $2 million bail, spokeswoman Deputy Trina Schrader said. Coroner’s off...
Tags: Crime, News, Sheriff, Sport, Soccer, Coroner, Venice, Homicide, Robert Durst, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, East Los Angeles, Gascon, Sarah Ardalani, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Three children found dead at East LA home

EAST LOS ANGELES — Three children were found dead Monday at a residence in East Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel responded to the residence on the 600 block of South Ferris Avenue, in the Belvedere Gardens area, about 12:45 p.m. The three, whose names and ages were not immediately released, were pronounced dead at the scene, nor did authorities indicate how they died. A sheriff’s statement described it as a suspicious deaths investigation and said homicide investiga...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Homicide, Robert Durst, Santa Clarita, Department, East Los Angeles, Gascon, Homicide Bureau, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Laraine Newman


Suspect arrested in slaying of man found in tent on Venice boardwalk

Police arrested a suspect in the killing of a Venice man after a possible dispute along the oceanfront boardwalk on Friday, authorities said. Coroner officials identified the victim as Michael Hall, 49, of Venice. Community members on Friday evening planted prayer candles into the sand forming a shinning “M” near where Hall’s body was found in a tent earlier that day. Early Friday morning, an individual at the boardwalk encampment near Ocean Front Walk and Dudley Avenue said they heard yelling a...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, Homicide, Manson Family, Local News, Hall, Robert Durst, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles Police Department, Bruce Davis, Gascon, Michael Hall, Top Stories LADN


Here’s where to find Fourth of July fireworks shows in Southern California

Independence Day is transitioning back to normal this year. We won’t all have to sit home and miss fireworks, because lots of venues are reopening and offering events. Note that some changes are afoot due to remaining COVID-19 safeguards. Events are July 4 unless otherwise noted. Los Angeles County Alhambra: The city will host a celebration at Almansor Park. Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks begin at 9. 800 S. Almansor St. Free. cityofalhambra.org Burbank: This year, a fireworks display will be ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Glendale, Trinity, Bay, Sparks, Southern California, Ventura, 501st Legion, Moreno Valley, Santa Clarita, Catalina Island, Katy, Riverside


Man gets 35 years in prison for killing his estranged wife in Santa Clarita; parole possible because of Gascón directive

SAN FERNANDO — A Washington man who pleaded no contest to murdering his estranged wife in her Santa Clarita-area home while her children slept was sentenced Monday to 35 1/2 years to life in state prison, with a judge and the victim’s family saying they believe he should remain behind bars for the rest of his life. Superior Court Judge Cynthia L. Ulfig noted that James Matthew Dorsey “will have the possibility of being paroled in the future” as a result of the policies of Los Angeles County Dist...
Tags: News, Washington, Stabbing, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Manson Family, Local News, Dorsey, Daniel Smith, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Sun Valley, Superior Court, San Fernando, Chevrolet Malibu


15-year-old graduates from UC Irvine, eyes medical school

When Kylie Munson first started college, her mom would walk her to the classrooms at Los Angeles Mission College, then wait, patiently, outside on a bench until she finished. She was 11 at the time, taking classes with peers much older – ones who could at least drive themselves to school. Munson, now 15, walked the stage at UC Irvine last week, clad in cap and gown to collect her undergraduate diploma. The Santa Clarita native studied biological sciences, and sees more education in her future, h...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Graduation, Local News, Santa Clarita, Kylie, Rachel, UCI, Munson, UC Irvine, MCAT, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Los Angeles Mission College


Fans celebrate at Boots in the Park music festival, the first since COVID-19 mandates lifted

On Saturday, country music fans were ready to party. As they began entering the gates of Boots in the Park at SilverLakes Equestrian and Sports Park in Norco around noon, they rushed to set up lawn chairs and blankets in the grassy seating area and hurried to one of the multiple bar tents to get that first beer or sweet cocktail to cool down on balmy, yet breezy, 90-plus degree day. “We came here so we could drink with people,” Amee Brown of Riverside said. She and a group of girlfriends gathere...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Park, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Las Vegas, Coachella, Morrissey, Southern California, Concerts, Derek, Phoenix, Hurley


Princess Cruises plans fall sailings departing from LA, SF, Ft. Lauderdale

SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises announced Thursday, June 17, that it intends to return to service in the United States this fall, sailing from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Fort Lauderdale. Between Sept. 25 and Nov. 28, eight Princess Medallion-class ships will once again take guests to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii and California coast, according to the Santa Clarita-based cruise line. “As we continue our return to service, it is a thrill for us to be able to bring more cruise ...
Tags: California, Cdc, Mexico, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, Panama Canal, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles San Francisco, California Coast


Southern California communities to swelter on scorching hot Tuesday

Drink plenty of water and stay in a cool place, preferably with an air conditioner, on Tuesday, June 15, which weather experts predict will the hottest day this week in many Southern California communities. “This is not typical for this time of year,” said Philip Gonsalves, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He said typical temperatures this time of year are much lower, depending on where you are. Weather experts believe records will be broken Tuesday. The record of 95 degrees s...
Tags: Utah, Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Orange County, Riverside County, Palm Springs, Thompson, Southern California, Anaheim, Santa Clarita


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, June 14-21

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: Cat Cookie sits in her stroller as the Cat and Canary Music Show featuring Julieanne Gerard and Deborah “DJ” Murphy perform on the sidewalk in the 10400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills, Thursday, May 20, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Book Club with ...
Tags: Health, Gardening, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Community, Book Club, Local News, Voice, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Bureau, Santa Clarita, Emily, San Fernando, Esther, LA County


Rep. Garcia, volunteers pull together care packages for local veterans

  (C) Congressman Mike Garcia helps out assembling care packages for our veterans Saturday, Santa Clarita, June12,2021. After assembling the packages, Mike and the volunteers will be delivering them to veterans at the Simi Valley VFW Military History (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer) Volunteers help out Congressman Mike Garcia in assembling care packages for our veterans Saturday, Santa Clarita, June12,2021. After assembling the packages, Mike and the volunteers will be del...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Glendale, Middle East, Garcia, Mike, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, San Fernando Valley, Mike Garcia, Gene Blevins, Gene Blevins Contributing Photographer, Santa Clarita Simi Valley Palmdale Lancaster


6 robot helpers used for health services, eldercare and social support

This week’s column is in response to H.N.’s question from last week about robots caring for older people, indicating he did not want a robot to care for him.  Let’s take a look at six innovative robots that provide social support, connection and health services.  ElliQ:  This robot for eldercare was developed by Intuition Robotics, an Israeli start-up with California offices. The object sits on a table and lights up when you call it. It has no face, arms or legs yet can imitate head moti...
Tags: Europe, Japan, California, Germany, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Forbes, Helen, Santa Clarita, Stella Dallas, Jim Henson, Jennie, Paro, Intuition Robotics, Tom Stevens