Breaking news, court hearings and storytelling features are just some of the types of stories Jessica Boyer covers. Working at hyper-local, community-driven stations has given her an opportunity to write stories in numerous subjects. Below are her clips and category buttons for further reading.
A custody battle between a Santa Clarita foster family and a biological family over a 6-year-old girl wages on.
The foster parents, Summer and Rusty Page, raised the foster child known as “Lexi” since she was 2 years old. Lexi was supposed to be relocated Sunday morning to family members in Utah by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. The move was rescheduled to Monday after supporters rallied to “Keep Lexi Home” near the Page residence on Ron Ridge Drive in Saugus.
The county planning director has issued a waiver allowing the Chiquita Canyon Landfill to continue accepting trash beyond its approved capacity while the landfill’s expansion plan works its way through the approval process, an official confirmed Thursday.
Under its 1997 conditions of approval, the county required the landfill in Val Verde to close once it hits 23 million tons or on Nov. 29, 2019 – whichever is earlier.
CalArts students held a campus-wide protest Thursday, walking out of classes over claims the Valencia arts college mishandled a sexual assault report, prompting a Title IX complaint, officials said.
An undergraduate student reported a sexual assault to the college back in July, more than five months after the assault had happened, according to an Al Jazeera article.
Respect and communication are just two of the tips John and Sheryl Geraci say have made their marriage successful.
“One thing I definitely think works for us is mutual respect. Respect is number one,” Sheryl said, “considering the other person’s feelings.”
Ashley needs the income to pay her bills. He needs someone to love him. Their families don’t know about their online dating.
Ashley isn’t her real name, and she shared her story with KHTS AM-1220 on the basis of anonymity. But she certainly isn’t alone.
The Santa Clarita-raised, Hart district graduate is one of 4 million in the growing “sugar arrangements” industry — and one of more than 2,500 Santa Clarita Valley residents signed up for SeekingArrangement, according to data obtained from website.
The corn stalks and sunflowers aren’t quite as tall.
Sometimes, the dust is more plentiful than the pumpkins.
“We did lose a lot of money to crop failure,”said Levi Lombardi, 20, who oversees farming at Lombardi Ranch, one of the Santa Clarita Valley’s most famous farms for several generations. “All the money we put into the crops that we had to, we lost."
Will Santa Clarita gain a reputation as a place that supports the arts with new galleries, grant programs and film festivals? That seems to be the direction the city is going with a draft Arts Master Plan, unveiled in a public meeting Wednesday evening.
Dozens of the Santa Clarita artists and residents gave their input for the Arts Commission Draft Arts Master Plan by choosing their top 10 recommendations Wednesday evening.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputy Dan Dantice and his fellow team members, Deputy Betsy Shackelford and city of Santa Clarita Interim Community Preservation Officer, Justin Hillemann, walk up to two homeless people sleeping under a bridge.
“You been talking to the outreach people, did you see if they can help,” Dantice asks of the couple.