| Nov 4, 2007
Power lines are the suspected culprit behind at least five of the 12 major fires that burned in Southern California last week, including the Witch fire, which burned nearly 200,000 acres, destroyed 1,041 homes and killed two people.
Although acts of...
| Oct 29, 2007
Fire victims can apply for federal, state and local assistance at the following locations:
Los Angeles County
Castaic Regional Sports Complex, 31230 N. Castaic Road, Castaic 91384
Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway,...
| Dec 30, 2009
The number of farmers markets in Los Angeles County has more than doubled over the last decade, from 53 to 129, and many of the venues are new, small and operated by neophytes. Such is the case with the Los Feliz farmers market, which was started five...
| May 23, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Barring adverse weather, water or road conditions, the following is a list of Southern California and Eastern Sierra waters, listed by county, that will be stocked with rainbow trout throughout the week of May 24 by the Department of Fish......
| Jul 12, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Traffic was backed up on Interstate 5 on Monday morning in Castaic after an accident involving two big rigs shut down three of four southbound lanes. One big rig slammed into the rear of another just south of the CHP......
| Jul 2, 2009
| 7:15 AM
CASTAIC -- A suspicious fire that charred some 75 acres and forced the closure of northbound Interstate 5 near Castaic is fully contained.
The fire was reported in the Angeles National Forest just before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday in an area just east of the...
| Jul 14, 2009
| 9:38 AM
NEAR PYRAMID LAKE -- A wildfire burning near Interstate 5 in Castaic is expected to be fully contained by 6 p.m. today.
The blaze, dubbed the "Osito Fire," was reported at around 12:45 p.m. Monday and was 65 percent contained, a U.S. Forest Service...
| Jul 18, 2009
Fire officials say a 55-acre wildfire in northern Los Angeles County has been fully contained. County Fire Dispatcher Brendan Peart says the Castaic-area blaze was 100 percent surrounded early Saturday.
No structures burned and no injuries have been...
| Jul 23, 2009
| 6:48 AM
SANTA CLARITA -- Gidget the Chihuahua, the star of the 1990's Taco Bell ad campaign, has died at the age of 15.
Her owner, Karin McElhatton, says Gidget suffered a massive stroke late Tuesday night at her home in Santa Clarita and had to be euthanized....
| Jan 23, 2010
| 9:54 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The City of Los Angeles has officially lifted evacuation orders for residents of many burn areas, allowing hundreds of people to return home.
As of 5:00 p.m. Friday, many evacuation orders were lifted, including all orders in Glendale...
| Mar 1, 2010
| 6:02 PM
CASTAIC, Calif. -- An 11-year-old Castaic Middle School student says she has become part of an alarming new trend called "scooping," which involves inappropriate touching by fellow students.
Chris Dawson says he was "shocked" when his daughter told him...
| Sep 16, 2009
| 6:41 AM
NORTH HILLS -- A high speed police chase that began east of downtown Los Angeles Tuesday ended with police taking a suspect into custody on the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway in North Hills.
The chase involving a stolen blue Honda Fit began around 6:...