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Ewart Family Update

In response to many inquiries, avenues to help the Ewart family are being organized.  The Ewarts are the Valencia Hills family that suffered the home fire earlier this week.
Cards and letters can be sent to the following address:
Imagination Station, David Ewart
PO BOX 220983
Newhall, CA 91321.

3 Victims of Fire Still in Hospital

Homeowner, son, father in critical condition, set for surgery; other family members released from hospital.A Valencia man, his father & son remained in critical condition on respirators Wednesday following a house fire early Tuesday that left them badly burned, & injured three other family members.  Get the facts in Thursday's Signal.

Ex-Dodgers Son Arrested in Castaic

Deputies:  Steroids possibly found with Valencia High baseball player, whose father is former big league pitcher Steve Howe...Brian Howe, 18, was arrested December 9, according to Sheriff's Lt. Brenda Cambra.  Get the whole story in Thursday's Signal.

Cancer Awareness Funds Presented to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial

Funds raised at the Crawford-Fleming Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Invitational was presented to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
The money, $113,000 is earmarked for the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center.  It will be applied to the equipment fund for technology upgrades.

Grading Begins for 33-acre Entertainment Center

Project includes realignment of The Old Road, & could include similar elements to Universal City Walk.A gas station at the intersection will be relocated...  Get the facts in Wednesday's Signal.

Fire Destroys Valencia Home

Two residents critically burned in Tuesday morning blaze; cause is still under investigation.A fire gutted a Valencia home & critically burned two of its residents in an early Tuesday morning inferno that followed a neighborhood Christmas party Monday night.  Get the story in Wednesday's Signal.

Fund Established for Valencia Family

A fund has been set-up for the Valencia Hills family that suffered from an early Tuesday morning house fire. 

Make checks payable to:   

David Ewart Catastrophe Fund C/O Wells Fargo Bank

405 Freeway Reopened

The CHP has informed KHTS that the 405 Freeway (San Diego Freeway) is now re-opened.

The Freeway was shut down earlier this morning when dynamite was discovered in a building during a controlled fire burn. The freeway was shut down between Roscoe and Sherman Way around 6am this morning.

Traffic is still very congested. Please try and avoid the 405, if possible and stay tuned to Santa Clarita's Hometown Station, AM-1220 for up to the minute details.

The Ventura Metrolink is also back in operation.


Valencia House Fire Leaves Three Critically Injured

Six residents of a house in Valencia were injured, three critically, when a serious fire destroyed the home. The blaze started around 6:25am, and some of the residents attempted to escape by jumping from second-story windows. Two adults and a child suffered serious injuries, and were transferred to the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks for treatment. Neighbors said they were celebrating with the family Monday night at their annual holiday party. Inspectors said they are uncertain whether the celebration or decorations at the residence are linked to the blaze.