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February 12, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Metrolink will open a new station next year that should make it easier for travelers from the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley to get to Bob Hope Burbank Airport (BUR). The Bob Hope Airport-Hollywood Way station planned at San Fernando Boulevard and Hollywood Way broke ground in June. The Metrolink stop will be added to the Antelope Valley Line , which runs between Lancaster and the airport via Santa Clarita. The rail service agency is spending $3.7 million in transportation funds for the station that goes almost all the way to the airport.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man was reportedly slain Thursday night in a deputy-involved shooting in Santa Clarita, according to authorities and media reports. The shooting was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Soledad Canyon Road near Sierra Highway, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The department said homicide detectives were responding. No deputies were wounded. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim The suspect was fatally shot, according to KTLA-TV Channel 5 . News footage on KCAL Channel 9 showed a body lying near the road as investigators examined the scene.
NATIONAL
January 16, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), a onetime western wear haberdasher who rose to become chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, is announcing Thursday that he will retire after more than two decades in Congress. His departure at the close of the current term will further diminish California's clout on Capitol Hill, at least in the short term, and set the stage for a competitive race to choose his successor. The 75-year-old McKeon has chaired the Armed Services Committee since 2011, taking a leading role in fighting spending cuts to the Pentagon, but must give up the gavel after this year because of GOP term limits for its committee leaders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The fire danger in many parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties is "about as high as it can be," a meteorologist warned Tuesday. Brush and other natural fuels are dry from a year without much precipitation, Santa Ana winds are blowing strong and humidity levels are often in the single digits, said Mike Wofford, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. A red-flag warning signaling high fire danger is in effect until at least 6 p.m. Wednesday. Strong winds early Tuesday felled a large tree that  hit the administration building of Mt. Vernon Elementary School in San Bernardino.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2014 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a man in Canyon Country as possibly gang related. Deputies from the Santa Clarita sheriff's station responding to a call Friday at about 10:45 p.m. found an unconscious man on the ground with several stab wounds to his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene, on the 18100 block of Sundowner Way. His name has not been released. Anyone with information about the stabbing can call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Gusty winds Thursday and Friday could pose a hazard for high-profile vehicles, such as big rigs and RVs, as they traverse the Grapevine and other mountain areas, weather forecasters say. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph are expected through Thursday evening for mountains in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, while gusts of up to 45 mph could hit over the same period in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, the National Weather Service warned....
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Santa Clarita, the suburban northern Los Angeles County community that has played Afghanistan, Kentucky and Washington, D.C, had a record year for film and TV production. The city generated 1,264 location film days in 2013, up 38% from last year. Those projects generated an estimated $30.5 million in spending on wages, hotels, catering and other goods and services in the city, up from $21.7 million in 2012, according to preliminary figures from the Santa Clarita film office. It marks the third consecutive record year for filming activity in Santa Clarita, which saw steady gains in television production, commercial shoots and mostly lower budget movies, including “Love and Mercy” and “Kitchen Sink.”   ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Two high-profile features that also filmed in Santa Clarita last year were the Denzel Washington thriller “2 Guns” and Marvel Studios' “Iron Man 3," which was mostly filmed outside of California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | By a Times staff writer
Paul Walker's "Fast and Furious" costars opened up over the weekend as his ashes were interred during a private ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. Tyrese Gibson, who reportedly attended the private ceremony along with fellow "Fast and Furious" cast members Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Michelle Rodriguez, referred in a post on Instagram to the "13 years of laughter and grace" he shared with Walker. "For selfish reasons we all wanted you to stay, another laugh, another take, another talk, another moment," Gibson wrote.
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December 15, 2013 | By a Times staff writer
Family members and several co-stars attended the funeral Saturday for “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker . The private ceremony took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. According to various reports , Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez were among the celebrities in attendance. Rodriguez later tweeted: “I said goodbye to a great man today, a man I never got to show just how much I love his spirit and his golden heart, 'stay golden pony boy'.
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December 14, 2013 | From a Times Staff Writer
“Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker was laid to rest Saturday in a private funeral service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills attended by family and close friends, according to news reports. Those attending the service included his father, Paul Walker Sr., his mother, Cheryl Walker, and his brothers, Caleb and Cody, according to eonline.com . Walker's body was released to his family this week after the L.A. County coroner completed an autopsy. Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were killed Nov. 30 when a 600-horsepower 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Rodas, 38, crashed into a concrete light pole and a tree on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Santa Clarita.
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