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September 22, 2000
Nearly 500 acres of a former hog farm in the rapidly developing San Francisquito Canyon area will be developed with 1,109 homes. The 489-acre parcel was sold for nearly $21 million by Montalvo Properties, a company owned by the Clougherty family that makes Farmer John products, according to O'Donnell/Atkins Co., a brokerage that represented the developer, SunCal Cos. of Orange.
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September 5, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
Authorities are trying to sort out the mystery of a burning body found Wednesday near Castaic Lake. Firefighters responded to a call of a brush fire at 6:04 a.m. about three miles north of Lake Hughes Road, said Los Angeles County fire supervisor Bernard Peters. It took fire crews 18 minutes to reach the blaze. The fire was reported by a passing cyclist. "We got there and it was what appeared to be a body," Peters said. The person was pronounced dead at the scene. "We have no idea who this is," said L.A. County sheriff's Sgt.
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MAGAZINE
September 25, 1988
In his story, "Back to the Gold Rush" (July 3), Charles Perry seems to have moved Lake Isabella and ignored Elizabeth Lake (or Lake Hughes), which is north of San Francisquito Canyon in Angeles National Forest. TESS DILL Yucaipa
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | By Angel Jennings and Robert J. Lopez
A burning body was discovered Wednesday near Castaic Lake, close to an area where authorities have been searching for a missing 19-year-old man. Firefighters responded to a call of a brush fire at 6:04 a.m. about three miles north of Lake Hughes Road, said Los Angeles County fire supervisor Bernard Peters. It took fire crews 18 minutes to reach the blaze. "We got there and it was what appeared to be a body," Peters said. The person was pronounced dead at the scene. "We have no idea who this is," said L.A. County sheriff's Sgt.
MAGAZINE
March 12, 2006
This week in 1928, the walls of the St. Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon near Saugus gave way, unleashing a 12 billion-gallon torrent that claimed more than 400 lives as it raced toward the Pacific Ocean. The failure of the dam, built to house water that the Los Angeles Aqueduct had begun carrying south from the Owens River 15 years earlier, ruined the reputation and spirit of its chief designer, William Mulholland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A detective investigating charred human remains found near Castaic Lake on Wednesday morning said that until the body is identified there was no way to connect it with a teenager who went missing in the same area. Authorities have been scouring the Castaic Lake area in search of 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa, whose pickup truck was found on its side nearby early Friday. A bicyclist happened upon what was believed to be a brush fire at 6 a.m. Wednesday about three miles north of Lake Hughes Road, said Los Angeles County fire supervisor Bernard Peters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
Authorities are trying to sort out the mystery of a burning body found Wednesday near Castaic Lake. Firefighters responded to a call of a brush fire at 6:04 a.m. about three miles north of Lake Hughes Road, said Los Angeles County fire supervisor Bernard Peters. It took fire crews 18 minutes to reach the blaze. The fire was reported by a passing cyclist. "We got there and it was what appeared to be a body," Peters said. The person was pronounced dead at the scene. "We have no idea who this is," said L.A. County sheriff's Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
More than 900 firefighters on Saturday continued to battle the 3,600 acre Powerhouse fire in the Angeles National Forest and Santa Clarita area on what officials said was the hottest day of the week. The wildfire is only 15% contained, and firefighters are working with hot, dry conditions that could hamper their efforts, said Nathan Judy of the U.S. Forest Service.   “Today's the hottest day of the week, we'll have more favorable weather coming in tomorrow,” said Judy, adding that officials will have a better idea about when they'll reach full containment once they get through Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The Powerhouse fire in Santa Clarita that has destroyed six homes and burned nearly 30,000 acres is 40% contained as of Monday morning, authorities said. Close to 2,200 firefighters battled the wildfire east of Castaic Lake, which has also damaged nine homes. Temperatures Monday were expected to climb into the mid-80s with wind gusts up to 45 mph in the hills and valleys south of Lake Hughes. PHOTOS: Powerhouse fire The fire started shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday near a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power station in San Francisquito Canyon near Drinkwater Reservoir, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc and Joseph Serna
The federal government has pledged to reimburse up to 75% of the costs associated with fighting the Powerhouse fire in the Santa Clarita area, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced. State officials requested FEMA's help over the weekend when the fire, encouraged by 100-degree heat, single-digit humidity and strong winds, expanded to nearly 20,000 acres in a day. The cost of fighting the fire has already reached $2.7 million, officials said. At the time of the request, the communities of Green Valley, Lake Elizabeth and Lake Hughes were threatened.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A detective investigating charred human remains found near Castaic Lake on Wednesday morning said that until the body is identified there was no way to connect it with a teenager who went missing in the same area. Authorities have been scouring the Castaic Lake area in search of 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa, whose pickup truck was found on its side nearby early Friday. A bicyclist happened upon what was believed to be a brush fire at 6 a.m. Wednesday about three miles north of Lake Hughes Road, said Los Angeles County fire supervisor Bernard Peters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The Powerhouse fire in Santa Clarita that has destroyed six homes and burned nearly 30,000 acres is 40% contained as of Monday morning, authorities said. Close to 2,200 firefighters battled the wildfire east of Castaic Lake, which has also damaged nine homes. Temperatures Monday were expected to climb into the mid-80s with wind gusts up to 45 mph in the hills and valleys south of Lake Hughes. PHOTOS: Powerhouse fire The fire started shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday near a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power station in San Francisquito Canyon near Drinkwater Reservoir, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc and Joseph Serna
The federal government has pledged to reimburse up to 75% of the costs associated with fighting the Powerhouse fire in the Santa Clarita area, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced. State officials requested FEMA's help over the weekend when the fire, encouraged by 100-degree heat, single-digit humidity and strong winds, expanded to nearly 20,000 acres in a day. The cost of fighting the fire has already reached $2.7 million, officials said. At the time of the request, the communities of Green Valley, Lake Elizabeth and Lake Hughes were threatened.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
More than 900 firefighters on Saturday continued to battle the 3,600 acre Powerhouse fire in the Angeles National Forest and Santa Clarita area on what officials said was the hottest day of the week. The wildfire is only 15% contained, and firefighters are working with hot, dry conditions that could hamper their efforts, said Nathan Judy of the U.S. Forest Service.   “Today's the hottest day of the week, we'll have more favorable weather coming in tomorrow,” said Judy, adding that officials will have a better idea about when they'll reach full containment once they get through Saturday.
MAGAZINE
March 12, 2006
This week in 1928, the walls of the St. Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon near Saugus gave way, unleashing a 12 billion-gallon torrent that claimed more than 400 lives as it raced toward the Pacific Ocean. The failure of the dam, built to house water that the Los Angeles Aqueduct had begun carrying south from the Owens River 15 years earlier, ruined the reputation and spirit of its chief designer, William Mulholland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN
The water ripples cold around his knees as Russ Smith sloshes up the San Francisquito Canyon creek near Santa Clarita, parting willows and weeds and peering through binoculars in search of one of the world's rarest creatures. "There used to be some in here," he says, scanning every inch of mud beneath a roadway bridge slathered with spray-painted images of hypodermic needles and Nazi symbols. "They must be hiding."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | By Angel Jennings and Robert J. Lopez
A burning body was discovered Wednesday near Castaic Lake, close to an area where authorities have been searching for a missing 19-year-old man. Firefighters responded to a call of a brush fire at 6:04 a.m. about three miles north of Lake Hughes Road, said Los Angeles County fire supervisor Bernard Peters. It took fire crews 18 minutes to reach the blaze. "We got there and it was what appeared to be a body," Peters said. The person was pronounced dead at the scene. "We have no idea who this is," said L.A. County sheriff's Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN
The water ripples cold around his knees as Russ Smith sloshes up the San Francisquito Canyon creek near Santa Clarita, parting willows and weeds and peering through binoculars in search of one of the world's rarest creatures. "There used to be some in here," he says, scanning every inch of mud beneath a roadway bridge slathered with spray-painted images of hypodermic needles and Nazi symbols. "They must be hiding."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The water ripples cold around his knees as Russ Smith sloshes up San Francisquito Canyon creek, parting willows and weeds and peering through binoculars in search of one of California's rarest creatures. "There used to be some in here," he says, scanning every inch of mud beneath a roadway bridge slathered with spray-painted images of hypodermic needles and Nazi symbols. "They must be hiding."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2000
Nearly 500 acres of a former hog farm in the rapidly developing San Francisquito Canyon area will be developed with 1,109 homes. The 489-acre parcel was sold for nearly $21 million by Montalvo Properties, a company owned by the Clougherty family that makes Farmer John products, according to O'Donnell/Atkins Co., a brokerage that represented the developer, SunCal Cos. of Orange.
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