Ghisan Omar Monsour, 28, of Oakland, was killed Monday night on Interstate 5 after he collided into the rear end of a tractor trailer. Hugo Torres, 34, of Inglewood, who was driving the truck, had stopped in the #3 lane because of construction.
A horse and rider fell into a ravine on Friday after an Angeles National Forest trail gave way under them, and local veterinarian Dr. Rachael Sachar was called by the Los Angeles County Fire Department to help with the rescue.
Heavy rain brings with it the potential for mudslides and flooding, especially after a long drought. Local Fire Stations are offering free sandbags to any residents wanting to protect their homes and property from adverse weather.
As drought conditions persist, local officials encourage residents to conserve water and protect their homes from brush fires. Water officials don't expect the Santa Clarita Valley to face mandatory restrictions unless the drought becomes more severe.