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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | September 1, 2011
Seismologists have upgraded the earthquake that hit near Santa Clarita today to a magnitude 4.3. The temblor was logged five miles southeast of Santa Clarita at 1:47 p.m. today, according to the US Geological Survey . Mild tremors were felt in downtown Glendale, and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake hit at a depth of about one-tenth of a mile, according to the earthquake tracking center. More than 100 people notified the center's online website that they felt the quake.
THE818NOW
January 25, 2012
On a cold, wet afternoon two cowboys trudge across a muddy street in a western town carrying saddles on their backs as a loud speaker blasts Jim Croce's hit song "I got a Name. " The scene was being played out at the historic Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita , where director Quentin Tarantino was filming his upcoming western "Django Unchained," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx. "It's a blast shooting here," Tarantino said in a break from shooting. "Most other western towns look like dollhouses.
THE818NOW
February 10, 2012
Clara's Dream, a shelter operated by the Santa Clarita Valley Domestic Violence Center, was scheduled to reopen Friday following a major renovation. The shelter underwent  a much-needed face lift thanks to donations of money, time and materials from HomeAid of Los Angeles and Ventura, a national nonprofit that provides temporary housing for homeless families; from the home builder Pardee Homes; and from local construction trade companies. “We now have a shelter that provides a warm and loving environment for families who need emergency shelter,” Pamela Braly, chair of the domestic violence center's board of directors said in prepared remarks.
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The Los Angeles Times | September 1, 2011
Weak shaking from a magnitude 4.3 earthquake in the San Fernando Valley was felt as far away as the Grapevine and Orange County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. But the shaking was not enough to cause damage. And the shaking was variable, depending on the neighborhood. For example, Anthony Guarino, a seismic analyst at Caltech in Pasadena, said he didn't feel the quake, but his colleagues across the street at the U.S. Geological Survey felt a sharp jolt. The quake was centered in a highly seismic area in the mountains north of the Valley, near the same area where the 1971 Sylmar earthquake and the 1994 Northridge quake occurred, Guarino said.
NEWS
July 1, 2013
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a warning Monday about the air quality in the Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys. Public Health Director Jonathan Fielding advised people with respiratory or heart disease to stay inside as much as possible and to avoid outdoor exercise, the L.A. Times reported. Children with asthma or other respiratory problems shouldn't do physical education or other activities outside, according to the public health department.
THE818NOW
August 2, 2012
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Special Victims Bureau have arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly sexually molesting his 12-year-old stepdaughter, authorities said. According to information from sheriff's officials, the incident occurred about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 28300 block of Willow Court in Saugus, an unincorporated area of the Santa Clarita Valley.  Investigators said in a news release that the child's mother returned home earlier than usual from work and went into her daughter's room to check on her. When she opened the door, she saw her husband on top of the girl, authorities said.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
Local and state officials have announced a $72-million project to add truck lanes on the Interstate 5 through Newhall Pass and into Santa Clarita. The truck lanes are needed to separate heavy big-rig traffic from passenger vehicles and create safer, quicker passage for a growing population in the Santa Clarita Valley, state transportation officials say. The southbound truck lane will extend 3.7 million from Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue in Santa Clarita to the Antelope Valley (SR-14)
THE818NOW
April 3, 2012
A motorist was burned to death when an SUV went over the side of the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita, the CHP said Tuesday. The driver lost control of the Ford Explorer about 8:30 p.m. Monday after the vehicle's back left tire blew out, and the SUV was launched over the guard rail, the agency told the L.A. Times . The vehicle then rolled about 100 feet down the embankment, where it became engulfed in flames. The driver has not yet been identified. The crash forced the closure of two lanes Monday night on the northbound side of the freeway, according to CHP Officer Tatiana Sauquillo.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | September 7, 2011
A former building inspector for Santa Clarita will be arraigned later this month on charges that he accepted more than $30,000 in bribes in exchange for signing off on construction permits, authorities announced today. Craig Allen Ingraham, 58, is scheduled to be arraigned on seven counts of accepting bribes and one count of issuing a fraudulent check, according to the L.A. County district attorney's office. Between March 2007 and Decemeber 2008, Ingraham allegedly accepted cash, cigars, a sink and vanity and a $29,000-loan.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | August 3, 2007
GLENDALE — A confluence of high-profile swimming events has had area athletes competing in two divergent locales over the last three days. The ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis features three of this year's top area high school girls' swimmers, while the Southern California Swimming Summer Junior Olympics has more high schoolers, as well as some of the area's younger club talent, competing closer to home in Santa Clarita. Thursday, in the third day of competiton in Indianapolis, Crescenta Valley High's top two swimmers of 2007 were in action.
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By Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com | May 3, 2014
In the wake of the discussions by the Community Advisory Boards for the Burbank Leader and Glendale News-Press, I want to announce a number of adjustments and tweaks to our offerings and features. Not all of the suggestions of the two boards have been directly implemented as yet, but I'm happy to report a number of things have already occurred or are about to go live. In particular, the News-Press board asked that the paper look to hiring reporters who are already part of the Glendale community.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
A second man in less than two months has been banned from the Glendale Galleria after inappropriately touching himself inside Macy's. Keane Dean, 25, of Santa Clarita was banned from the mall for three years in connection with his Feb. 28 arrest at the department store, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. Prosecutors this week charged Dean with indecent exposure, vandalism and burglary, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records. Dean's arrest marks the second time since Jan. 17 that police have arrested someone for indecent exposure inside Macy's.
COMMUNITY
March 3, 2014
Rainer Hans Labus Sr., 73, of Burbank, CA, passed away on February 11th, 2014 after a long fight with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Elizabeth, and four sons, Rainer Hans Junior, Curtis, Douglas and Joseph. He is also survived by nine grandchildren. Rainer came to the United States from Germany in 1958 and enlisted in the US Army. After basic training, he was stationed in his hometown in Wurzburg, Germany, where he was a translator. His career was in manufacturing and he owned his own business as well as worked for several large manufacturing companies.
COMMUNITY
February 3, 2014
Loren J. Bradshaw November 3, 1955 - January 21, 2014 Loren James Bradshaw passed away Tuesday, January 21,2014 in Santa Clarita, CA. Born in Burbank, CA on 11/3/1955 to Leon and Elizabeth Bradshaw, Loren was raised in Burbank, graduating from John Burroughs High School in 1974. He enjoyed fishing, football and NASCAR, but mostly spending time with his family and friends. Employed for over 35 years in the aerospace fastener industry, Loren retired in 2010. He was a member/past president of the Burbank Jaycees.
COMMUNITY
November 19, 2013
It is with deepest sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather (Weto). Ramon was born in Los Angeles and raised in West Sacramento. He attended Clarksburg high school where he excelled in football, baseball and track. He served his country proudly and was a Korean War veteran in the United States Navy. Ramon married his sweetheart Ofelia and life partner of over 50 years. Together Ramon and Ofelia settled in Burbank to raise a family, where he was a resident for 58 years.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | September 21, 2013
It appears that Central Park in Santa Clarita is fast becoming a second home for the Glendale Community College cross-country program. For a second straight week, the Vaqueros trekked northwest, this time to participate in the Mustang Challenge, where the men's program took second and the women claimed fifth. “It was just a great day all-around for personal records. Jorge Serrano had a PR, Edwardo Vasquez has a PR, Alejandro Chavez had a PR and I had a PR,” Vaqueros sophomore Enrique Ramirez said.
NEWS
September 10, 2013
While shopping for pancake mix at Williams-Sonoma a few days ago, my wife and I observed a sign that declared, “Fall Has Arrived!” As anyone who has been around knows, it was downright hot and muggy in SoCal for many days. According to my car thermometer, it was 104 degrees in Santa Clarita on Sept. 4. A friend of ours shared her incredulity when she was pitched a pumpkin latte (the fall menu) at Starbucks last week in Glendale. “Of course,” my wife said, “and I'll bet you asked them if they could make it extra hot!
NEWS
August 28, 2013
Los Angeles County health officials issued a heat alert for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys beginning Wednesday, urging residents to take special care when outdoors. High temperatures in the region were forecast from Wednesday through Friday, and the alert could be extended if weather conditions don't improve, the Los Angeles Times reported . Temperatures were expected to hover around 100 degrees in the Santa Clarita Valley and the mid-90s to 100 in the San Fernando Valley, according to the  National Weather Service . Fairly high humidity from a lingering tropical air mass could make it seem a degree or two warmer.
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Temperatures on Tuesday could top out at more than 100 degrees in what should be the hottest day of the week. In the Burbank-Glendale area, daytime temperatures could hit 104 degrees on Tuesday according to the National Weather Service. Areas of San Gabriel, San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, could reach 101, 104 and 108, respectively, the L.A. Times reported. Starting on Wednesday, temperatures should fall back into the high-80s to low-90s for most of the week before heating up again on Sunday, the weather service said.
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