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February 10, 2012
Animal control officers have discovered the first rabid bat in Los Angeles County this year. They captured the bat inside a residential garage in the Sand Canyon area of the Santa Clarita Valley on Jan. 30. The Department of Veterinary Public Health confirmed that no one was exposed to rabies, according to a KTLA report. Health officials say most bats don't carry rabies, but they recommend avoiding the creatures. -- KTLA-TV
NEWS
November 12, 2012
A red flag warning has been issued until 6 p.m. Tuesday for parts of Los Angeles County, including local mountains and the Santa Clarita Valley, as wind gusts and dry conditions increase the threat of fire. Wind gusts on Monday could reach 50 mph in the mountains before starting to subside on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures in the tri-city area are expected to warm into the mid-80s through Wednesday before clouds return, bringing with them a 30% chance of rain Thursday evening, the weather service said.
THE818NOW
December 21, 2011
A Santa Clarita Valley man was charged with sexually assaulting 14 girls, one of them 12 years old, authorities said Tuesday night. Michael Downs, 19, met many of the the girls on Facebook, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Downs claimed he was 16 and allegedly gained the victims' confidence by saying he was friends with other teen girls whom he named. He would persuade the girls to meet him, the department said in a statement. The girls were between 12 and 16 years old. Continue reading > > -- Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
NEWS
January 4, 2011
Mostly sunny skies are in store for much of the week after the rainstorm that snarled the Interstate 5 Grapevine on Monday moved out. Temperatures will remain chilly, with highs not expected to get much past 60 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Low temperatures dropped the snow level Monday morning, which meant the Santa Clarita Valley and other valley areas were blanketed with the stuff. The Grapevine reopened after noon, with California Highway Patrol officers running escorts.
NEWS
September 6, 2001
Joyce Rudolph GLENDALE -- Jay Leno will be the grand marshal of Love Ride 18 scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11. Leno will lead a pack of more than 20,000 motorcyclists on a 50-mile caravan from Harley-Davidson of Glendale to a concert, barbecue and motorcycle trade show at Castaic Lake in the Santa Clarita Valley. The 18th annual event is expected to raise more than $1.25 million for the Los Angeles Times Reading by 9 literacy initiative and the Musical Dystrophy Assn.
NEWS
June 8, 2001
Joyce Rudolph GLENDALE -- Jay Leno will be the grand marshal of Love Ride 18 scheduled for Nov. 11. Leno will lead more than 20,000 motorcyclists on a 50-mile caravan from Harley-Davidson of Glendale to a concert, barbecue and motorcycle trade show at Castaic Lake in the Santa Clarita Valley. The 18th annual event is expected to raise more than $1.25 million for the Los Angeles Times Reading by 9 literacy initiative and the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.
NEWS
April 25, 2014
Dunkin' Donuts is bringing its famous doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches and coffee to Burbank and Glendale over the next several years. Dunkin' Donuts signed a multi-unit store development agreement with two new franchise groups. One will develop 10 locations in the San Fernando Valley and the other will develop 10 locations in South Orange County, the Los Angeles Times reported .  The Massachusetts-based company has also signed agreements to develop more than 150 new locations all over California, the first expected to open by the end of the year, according to a spokesperson for the company.
SPORTS
May 5, 2009
SOFTBALL Holy Redeemer 8, St. Francis Xavier 1: Katie Taix yielded three hits and struck out five to lead Holy Redeemer. Hailey Cookson and Hannah Cookson each doubled for Holy Redeemer. Kaylan Rothrock played well at third base and had a run-scoring hit for Holy Redeemer. Hailey James also doubled for Holy Redeemer and played well at shortstop. ? BOYS? BASKETBALL Panthers win a pair of games: The Glendale Panthers 13-Under summer ball team won two games last week against teams from the Santa Clarita Valley.
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)
NEWS
January 14, 2014
Strong Santa Ana winds and low humidities are putting the Los Angeles mountains on high fire weather alert , according to the National Weather Service . The agency announced a red flag warning on Monday morning until at least 6 p.m. on Wednesday for the Los Angeles basin, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Western San Fernando Valley and Eastern Ventura County, the NWS reports. Brush and other natural fuels are dry from a year without much precipitation, Santa Ana winds are blowing strong and humidity levels are often in the single digits, said Mike Wofford, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times . La Cañada and Glendale residents can expect temperatures to reach highs in the early 80s Tuesday and Wednesday, with wind gusts as high as 25 mph Tuesday night, the agency reports.
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NEWS
April 25, 2014
Dunkin' Donuts is bringing its famous doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches and coffee to Burbank and Glendale over the next several years. Dunkin' Donuts signed a multi-unit store development agreement with two new franchise groups. One will develop 10 locations in the San Fernando Valley and the other will develop 10 locations in South Orange County, the Los Angeles Times reported .  The Massachusetts-based company has also signed agreements to develop more than 150 new locations all over California, the first expected to open by the end of the year, according to a spokesperson for the company.
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SPORTS
By Jon Stein, Special to the Glendale News-Press | March 28, 2014
SANTA CLARITA - As they've done for nearly three decades, the Crescenta Valley High swim teams faced off with nonleague rival Hart on Friday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center. This year, the rivalry went to Hart, which swept the dual meet, winning 91-79 in the girls' portion and 111-59 in the boys' version. “Thirty years,” said Crescenta Valley girls' Coach Brent Danna on the Falcons' rivalry with Hart. “It's the quality of the facilities, fast pools and an opponent that's up for us every single time.” Despite the loss, Crescenta Valley (2-2)
NEWS
January 15, 2014
Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Locals in the Glendale-area can expect to see a high of 84 and low of 49, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. We're rounding up the top news items in the region: Strong Santa Ana winds and low humidities are putting the Los Angeles mountains on high fire weather alert, according to the National Weather Service . The agency announced a red flag warning on Monday morning until at least 6 p.m. on Wednesday for the Los Angeles basin, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Western San Fernando Valley and Eastern Ventura County, the NWS reports.
NEWS
January 14, 2014
Strong Santa Ana winds and low humidities are putting the Los Angeles mountains on high fire weather alert , according to the National Weather Service . The agency announced a red flag warning on Monday morning until at least 6 p.m. on Wednesday for the Los Angeles basin, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Western San Fernando Valley and Eastern Ventura County, the NWS reports. Brush and other natural fuels are dry from a year without much precipitation, Santa Ana winds are blowing strong and humidity levels are often in the single digits, said Mike Wofford, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times . La Cañada and Glendale residents can expect temperatures to reach highs in the early 80s Tuesday and Wednesday, with wind gusts as high as 25 mph Tuesday night, the agency reports.
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
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
February 10, 2012
Animal control officers have discovered the first rabid bat in Los Angeles County this year. They captured the bat inside a residential garage in the Sand Canyon area of the Santa Clarita Valley on Jan. 30. The Department of Veterinary Public Health confirmed that no one was exposed to rabies, according to a KTLA report. Health officials say most bats don't carry rabies, but they recommend avoiding the creatures. -- KTLA-TV
THE818NOW
December 21, 2011
A Santa Clarita Valley man was charged with sexually assaulting 14 girls, one of them 12 years old, authorities said Tuesday night. Michael Downs, 19, met many of the the girls on Facebook, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Downs claimed he was 16 and allegedly gained the victims' confidence by saying he was friends with other teen girls whom he named. He would persuade the girls to meet him, the department said in a statement. The girls were between 12 and 16 years old. Continue reading > > -- Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 8, 2011
GLENDALE — With expectations moderately high for the Glendale Community College men's golf team, it did not get the start it sought when opening up Western State Conference competition Monday afternoon. After beginning their season with an impressive outing last week, the Vaqueros took a step back Monday after they shot a 400 and finished fifth in a conference match at the Valencia Country Club. Glendale college Coach Greg Osbourne had to write out a new lineup, which didn't include freshman Michael Timpson.
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