July 16, 2012
The city of Santa Clarita continues to rake in millions of dollars each year through TV and movie filming, according to data that shows a recent increase in the economic impact of such projects. Officials recorded 909 film days and issued 372 permits in fiscal year 2011 to 2012, which represents a 4% increase in film days and an 8% increase in film permits compared with the previous fiscal year, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Film Office. The overall economic impact of local filming has increased from around $18,777,500 in 2011 to $21,141,500 - a rise of 13%, officials said.
October 25, 2012
A man suffered severe burns after an explosion this week in a Santa Clarita apartment that authorities said was being used as a marijuana grow house and laboratory for the extraction of tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC and the active ingredient in reefer. Tenants in the apartment building in the 17700 block of Scherzinger Lane reported an explosion about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday and deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department found "possible narcotics and fireworks inside an apartment," according to a news release from the agency.
May 15, 2013
Officials are warning Santa Clarita residents of at least one aggressive coyote in the area that chased a jogger and killed a dog. The coyote killed the dog Tuesday in Valencia Summit Park. A 6-year-old girl and her mother were walking the small terrier on a leash when a coyote dragged the dog into the bushes, KTLA-TV reported . In the same neighborhood Friday, a jogger reported a coyote chasing her until a man walking two large dogs scared the coyote away, according to KTLA-TV . Continue reading > > -- Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times
August 8, 2012
Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a Santa Clarita Valley woman who was a passenger in a car that crashed during what authorities say was a street race. According to a statement from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, Colt Sean Doherty was driving the car that Dakota Demott was riding in when the car crashed in January about 10:50 p.m. on Sand Canyon Road in Canyon Country. Demott, 19, of Canyon Country was killed. A felony complaint filed Monday with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office charged Doherty, also 19 and from Canyon Country, with one count of second-degree murder, one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one count of driving under the influence causing injury, said D.A.'s spokeswoman Jane Robison.
May 10, 2013
A seven-car pileup had drivers trapped on the northbound 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita on Friday afternoon, after a crash that authorities said began with a hit-and-run left four lanes of the roadway blocked for an hour. California Highway Patrol officials said that about 11:12 a.m. they began receiving calls concerning a multi-car pileup on the freeway north of Gavin Canyon near Calgrove Boulevard, the L.A. Times reported. Seven cars were involved in the crash, which clogged the highway between downtown L.A. and the canyon communities, officials said.
October 24, 2007
BURBANK — As Santa Ana winds stoked wildfires this week, Burbank and Glendale have largely steered clear of the havoc breaking out across Southern California. “All things are quiet in Glendale, but everywhere else is burning away,” Glendale Fire Capt. Tom Propst said. But that doesn’t mean the area was not affected in some way by the chaos surrounding it. Burbank sent all five of its engine companies, a battalion chief and a water tender to help contain the blazes that have charred thousands of acres in Southern California, Burbank Fire Capt.
October 22, 2012
Following weeks of closed-door meetings, the Burbank City Council on Tuesday unanimously appointed Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp as Burbank's interim city manager. He's slated to start on Dec. 3. The announcement follows City Manager Mike Flad's surprising decision last month to step down from his post. Though discussions to hire Pulskamp were secret, personnel decisions are legally shielded until being finalized. In an email he sent to city employees, Flad describes Pulskamp as a “seasoned and respected leader” and having the “knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully lead the transition of our city.” Pulskamp announced his intent to retire from Santa Clarita in August - he's been its city manager since 2002.
January 1, 2011
Tracee Border and Justin Miller have announced their engagement after a romantic beach-side proposal. Tracee is the daughter of Bob and Cheree (Clark) Border of Santa Clarita. She is employed by RE/MAX Select Properties, Inc. in Loudoun County, Va. Justin is the son of Brian and Joanne (Lento) Miller of Burbank. He is employed as a firefighter in Prince William County, Va. The couple will wed in May in Santa Clarita followed by a honeymoon in Jamaica.
September 8, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Only days before he was cut down by a bullet while on duty, L.A. County sheriff's Dep. Hagop "Jake" Kuredjian was enjoying the simple pleasure of riding his motorcycle with a good friend, sheriff's Sgt. Bob Norlemann. It was for a good cause. The two were raising money for fellow slain officers. Norlemann remembered Kuredjian's enthusiasm on that August morning. "When I walked over to him, he looked at me, we shook hands and he had that big old Jake grin on his face and he said, 'That was awesome,' " Norlemann said.
July 12, 2013
The San Fernando Valley Council of Governments voted Thursday to name Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian its new chair and Burbank City Councilman Jess Talamantes as vice chair. The board is a cooperative effort among Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles, San Fernando and Santa Clarita to tackle regional transportation and economic development issues. Krekorian takes over the chairmanship from Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian and will serve a one-year term. -- Joe Piasecki, firstname.lastname@example.org Follow on Twitter: @JoePiasecki .