Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Burbank HomeCollectionsSanta Clarita
IN THE NEWS

Santa Clarita

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
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.
THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
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
THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
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.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | 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.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
THE818NOW
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, joe.piasecki@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @JoePiasecki .
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 19, 2014
Burbank police raised roughly $2,500 for the Special Olympics on Thursday by waiting on tables and serving food at the annual “Tip-A-Cop” event, officials said. A dozen police officers, cadets and explorers in uniform collected tips at the Claim Jumper in Burbank to benefit athletes in the Special Olympics. “It just gives us another opportunity to help others,” said Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick. “It's a very selfless act not only for the police department, but for those who are willing to donate as well.” The funds will help cover costs for the year-round program, including transportation, facility rentals and uniforms for the roughly 500 athletes in the Tri-Valley and Santa Clarita area, according to Laura Mayo, regional director for the Special Olympics.
Advertisement
NEWS
August 28, 2013
A sprawling Santa Clarita Valley landscape that Walt Disney selected decades ago to be the backdrop for his movies and television shows will be transformed into one of the largest new studio developments in more than a decade under a plan approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Burbank-based Disney's Golden Oak Ranch will include more than 500,000 square feet of studio space, multiple sound stages, writers' bungalows, a commissary and other developments spread over 58 acres of oak-studded land in Placerita Canyon, the Los Angeles Times reported . The vote marks the culmination of a four-year effort by Disney/ABC Studios to build a high-tech production center in the historic ranch where such classics as "Old Yeller" and the more recent " Beverly Hills 90210 " and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" were filmed.
THE818NOW
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, joe.piasecki@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @JoePiasecki .
NEWS
June 22, 2013
With some fanfare Friday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Bob Hope Airport-Hollywood Way Metrolink Station, which, if all goes according to plan, will be ready in 2015 to deliver passengers to the airport from the Santa Clarita, Antelope and North San Fernando valleys. Nearly $4 million in Measure R funds will pay for the new station. This transit facility is only one piece of the puzzle that must be assembled in order to provide rail connections for all travelers - Southland residents as well as the tourists who are so key to the economic vitality of the region.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | June 21, 2013
Mark Scott's career has led him up and down California, and across the country and back, so it's no surprise he and his wife are always debating about which region they should call home. The 63-year-old Fresno-native spent two decades building his career in the city of Beverly Hills - while living in Glendale - six years leading Spartanburg, South Carolina before a brief stint managing Culver City and, most recently, three years helping to stabilize his hometown after the crippling effects of the economic recession.
THE818NOW
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
THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
January 17, 2013
Authorities are looking for a woman they suspect of stealing wallets from three women as they shopped in the Santa Clarita Valley, later using their credit cards to buy jewelry and get cash. Three women reported their wallets were stolen from their purses in separate incidents Saturday as they shopped at various grocery stores, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Following the thefts, the victims' credit cards were used to purchase expensive jewelry and withdraw cash from various banks, authorities said.
THE818NOW
November 27, 2012
A few hundred faithful pass through the doors of Pastor Bob Childress' sanctuary every Sunday, but he worries that sometime in the next decade a 220-mph bullet train may take their place. The future route of the train, as currently drawn, takes dead aim for the Church of the Canyons, an evangelical refuge on Sand Canyon Road in Santa Clarita with a congregation of 450. "This will be an excellent test of our faith," Childress said. California's bullet train has generated plenty of opposition in the areas around the San Gabriel Mountains.
THE818NOW
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.
Burbank Leader Articles Burbank Leader Articles
|