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We’re Havin’ A Heatwave – And A Wildfire Warning

By Leon Worden,

The National Weather Service issued a “red flag” warning Sunday morning, advising Santa Clarita Valley residents to prepare for a heightened potential for wildfires from Monday morning through late Tuesday afternoon.

During that time, a “fire weather watch” will be in effect for the Santa Monica Mountains “due to locally gusty winds, hot temperatures and low humidities,” the advisory said.

High pressures building over the Great Basin will keep the cooling onshore flows away, it said.

Temperatures of 103 to 106 are expected Monday.

Man Injured In Fall from Hurricane Harbor Slide

By Carol Rock

A man was reportedly taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital after falling from a water slide at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Sunday afternoon. His condition is not known at this time.

Six Flags issued the following statement regarding the incident:

Update On SR-138 Widening Project In Littlerock

The California Department of Transportation will work on SR-138 daily Monday, October 1, through Friday, October 5.  In Segment 5 (Littlerock), from 6 a.m.

Woman Robbed At Gunpoint In CC Motel Parking Lot

By Carol Rock

A woman was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning in the parking lot of the Travelodge on Sierra Highway in Canyon Country.

Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said that the woman was leaving for work around 6:30 a.m. when she was approached by a black man with a gun who demanded her money and jewelry.

After the woman complied, the man got into a black SUV and drove toward Soledad Canyon Road.

What Carmageddon II Is Really All About

The California Department of Transportation will perform several maintenance activities inside of the 53-hour closure of the San Diego Freeway (I-405)Carmageddon II for the demolition of the north side of the Mulholland Bridge as part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.

Green Convergence Pays It Forward

Mark Figearo, CEO and co-owner of Green Convergence, a booming Santa Clarita Valley based solar energy company, recently met with local Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon. Figearo and McKeon discussed the future of the solar industry and how Green Convergence would continue to expand its business into the future.

DUI Checkpoint Saturday In Western Ventura County

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in western Ventura County on Saturday evening, Sept. 29.California Highway Patrol

In keeping with past CHP policy, the exact location will not be announced until just prior to the actual operation.

3 Weeks Later, Hotel Robbery Suspects In Jail In NorCal

By Leon Worden,

Five people are in custody in northern California on suspicion of a string of robberies – including the Sept. 3 robbery of the Comfort Suites hotel at 25380 The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch.

At the time, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies said they were looking for two men – one white, one black – and a 10- to 12-year-old boy.

The trio held a hotel clerk at gunpoint and made off with $350 to $400 in cash and a jar of candy.

Peeples Place At KHTS: Nikhil Korula Band Grooves In San Diego Sept. 29th

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Blending jazz, rock and reggae, the Nikhil Korula Band will bring its vibrant sound and dance rhythms to RT’s Longboard Grill in San Diego on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m.

42 Next-Gen Rail Cars Coming To California

The California Department of Transportation on behalf of the departments of transportation from Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri issued a Notice of Intent to Award to Sumitomo Corporation of America on Wednesady to design, build, and deliver 130 bi-level passenger rail cars for use in regional intercity rail corridors in California and the Midwe