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Las Lomas Project Killed By LA City Council

City Council votes 10-5 to defeat proposal.

 UPDATED 4:51 p.m. 3/19

The Los Angeles City Council has voted in a 10-5 decision to stop the massive 555-acre Las Lomas Project, proposed by developer Dan Palmer for the area adjacent to the Newhall Pass.

Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar, who was at the council meeting, was estatic with the outcome.

Sierra Club Endorses Trautman


The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters endorsed Diane Trautman as their candidate of choice for the Santa Clarita City Council

“It’s the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for environmentalists when we endorse someone ”said Isaac Lieberman, Political Chair of the Sierra Club’s Santa Clarita branch. “Diane’s been an environmental leader for many years. She was instrumental in stopping Elsmere Canyon from becoming a landfill,” he said.

Musical Petting Zoo Coming To NSD Schools

Newhall School District 3rd graders to get interactive lesson.


Runners Looking To Target Gangs In Ballot Initiative

Residents encouraged to sign up for stiffer gang penalties.
Tuesday afternoon, our State Senator George Runner and his wife, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner kicked of a drive to get enough signatures to get their new gang initiative on November’s ballot.


The new initiative is called the Safe Neighborhoods Act, and it looks to increase penalties for gang members and crimes often associated with gangs. The initiative also sets up accountability measures for programs so that taxpayer dollars aren’t wasted.


Suspect Runs From Deputies In Valencia

Deputies chase down stolen car suspect.


Deputies had to chase down a suspect after he crashed into a parked car in Valencia.


After the crash, the suspect reportedly took off on foot, where he ended up in an apartment complex behind Panera Bread.


After an hour long search, Deputies caught the suspect, who was described as a white male in his 20’s.

Burrtec Dumps Facility Plan

Canyon Country recycling center taken off the table.



Plans for a materials recycling facility sited near Sierra Highway and Placerita Canyon Road have been scrapped by trash hauler Burrtec, according to the city of Santa Clarita.

Mortgage Q&A Addresses Homeowner Concerns

Officials and local industry heads team up with KHTS to help mortgage holders.
Monday night, homeowners were invited to City Council chambers for a free seminar on mortgages. The evening was organized Congressman Buck McKeon’s office, the California Association of Mortgage Brokers, Southland Regional Association of Realtors, KHTS, and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services.


Cancer Survivor Breakfast Planned

Event to feature well-known therapist, breakout sessions to help survivors.



Cancer survivors from across the Santa Clarita Valley are invited to attend a Passport to Hope educational breakfast 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Robinson Ranch in Sand Canyon. The event is free to cancer survivors over the age of 18 and will include workshops as well as a motivational speakers and breakout groups to help survivors deal with their disease and its aftermath.


Another Gang-Related Shooting In Canyon Country

Juvenile victim expected to recover from gunshot wounds.


Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's COBRA Team are investigating the shooting of 17-year old victim at a mobile home park in the 18000 block of Soledad Canyon Road Saturday night.

Deputies responding to the call contained the area and searched for the suspects, but no arrests were made. The suspects were described as two male Hispanics, 15-20 years of age with bald or shaved heads, 6’, 200 lbs. They are reported to have fled the area in a gray, four-door 1989 Honda Civic.

Las Lomas Fight Before L.A. City Council Wednesday

City Council members ask for policy ruling governing land use.


Los Angeles City Councilman Grieg Smith’s proposal to stop the massive Las Lomas development goes before the city’s Planning and Land Use committee on Tuesday and the full council on Wednesday.

His motion, which was introduced Feb. 6, was signed by seven council members, asks the council to make a policy decision that would dictate its future land use and not leave it up to developers.