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Forecast Calls For Drizzle; Snow Level At 6,500 Feet Tuesday

Outlook from the National Weather Service (Oct. 20)

Saturday-Sunday: Patchy drizzle will affect portions of Los Angeles and Ventura counties this morning west of the mountains, making freeways and streets potentially slippery due to the oil being raised on the roadways.

There will be more widespread drizzle or light showers overnight, bringing the potential of slippery road conditions once again.

Judge Rules Against Newhall Ranch Development

An environmental rights attorney is hailing a huge victory after a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruled in favor of a group suing Newhall Land and Farming Co., according to an attorney who was a plaintiff in the lawsuit.

The ruling poses a fundamental problem for the Newhall Ranch project, which plans to build thousands of homes west of Santa Clarita, according to the attorney.

Gallardo Pleads Guilty In Ponzi Scheme

A San Fernando Valley real estate agent and self-described real estate investor has agreed to plead guilty to running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme out of companies based in the Santa Clarita Valley.

In a plea agreement filed last Friday in United States District Court in Los Angeles, Celia Gallardo, 42, of North Hills, agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for perpetrating the Ponzi scheme.

Yee Ordered To Stay Away From Schools In Saugus & Hart Districts

A Valencia High School graduate was given restraining orders Tuesday by both the Saugus Unified School District and William S. Hart Union High School District.

Eric Yee, 21, who was arrested a month ago, following comments he made on an ESPN blog, was ordered to stay away from schools in both districts.

Suspect Wanted For Annoying Young Girls

VICTIMS: Two Female Juveniles, Ages 10 and 14


23500 block of Lyons Avenue, Santa Clarita and

Orchard Village Road and Wiley Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

SUSPECT: Black Male, Age 22-30

UNIT: Special Victims Bureau

[LASD] – Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying possible suspect(s) involved in two separate incidents involving Child Annoyance in the Santa Clarita area.

Santa Clarita's Unsung Hero - Kim Goldman


Kim Goldman has left a tremendous mark on the Santa Clarita Valley. Since her brother’s homicide in 1994, she has traveled the country sharing her pain and the healing process her family has endured leading up to and after the trials against O.J. Simpson. Goldman and her father, Fred Goldman, instituted The Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice which serves to offer assistance and resources to those whom are the victim of a crime. She also serves on the board of The National Center for Victims of Crime, speaking on victim’s issues as well as speaking out about judicial reform and the role of the media.

“I’m actively working on, right now, to get a victim’s rights amendment to the Federal Constitution which is the first time in over 200 years that the Constitution will be changed,” said Goldman. “We’re working hard to get an amendment to protect victim’s rights which currently there is nothing on a Federal level.”

Goldman is an active member of her community and gets back to her roots of working with youth. Initially founded in January 2000, Goldman sought out and joined the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project late in 2005. The organization was created in response to a city-sponsored needs assessment of local youth. The charity provides free mentoring and support groups to teenagers who are dealing with issues around drugs, alcohol, mourning, anger, depression, suicide and many other problems that they may face.

Thursday: Great California ShakeOut Returns

The annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill is set for Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m., and the city of Santa Clarita invites residents to gather at the new Old Town Newhall Library to participate.

Mayor Frank Ferry will be on the air on KHTS-AM 1220 at 10:18 to talk about the event and the importance of our community being ready for a major quake.

KHTS Makes Changes

We had to make a tough decision yesterday. We let two of our very talented reporters leave our team. It was an economic decision. Carol Rock has been a veteran reporter in Santa Clarita, having worked at the Signal, the Daily News and KHTS for many years. She knows our Valley and serves on many of our Valley’s finest non-profit boards. Mark Archuletta is a talented writer who is also passionate about his work. Sometimes owning a business can be challenging because we need to make some tough decisions.

Agua Dulce Man Guilty Of Manslaughter; Jury Hangs On Murder Charge

By Stephen K. Peeples

An Agua Dulce man on trial for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk was found guilty of multiple felony charges Monday in L.A. Superior Court in Lancaster, but jurors were unable to decide on a murder charge, according to a court public information coordinator.

Dennis Keene, 64, was found guilty of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, causing injury while driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving with a blood alcohol level exceeding the legal limit causing injury.

Bodies Of Man, Woman Found In Newhall Home

 | TUESDAY, OCT 16, 2012

The bodies of a man and woman have been found in a house in the Happy Valley section of Newhall.