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1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]


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Brush Fire Near Placerita Canyon Road Contained
Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Firefighters stopped the progress of a 3/4-acre brush fire on Placerita Canyon Road Friday afternoon. The initial report of a brush fire came in at 1:50 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department officials confirmed. By 2:30 p.m., the blaze had been contained. For the full story, click [here].

Suspect in Custody after Fight in Newhall Panda Express
Monday, Jun 5, 2017

Deputies responded Monday afternoon to a fight at a Newhall restaurant where one man was beaten with a hammer and another fled the scene. Witnesses reported to KHTS that a fight at the Panda Express on Newhall Ave. resulted in at least one person being “badly beaten with a hammer.” “While inside...

LACoFD Responds to Brush Fire North of Sand Canyon
Friday, May 19, 2017

Los Angeles County Fire Department crews are responding to a brush fire alongside the northbound 14 freeway north of Sand Canyon. Officials received the call at 1:11 p.m. and were on scene by 1:14 p.m. “We’re at half an acre right now,” said a LACoFD official. “It’s creeping uphill. medium...

Authorities ID Woman Killed While Chasing Dog into Traffic
Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Coroner’s have identified the woman killed by a car when her dog darted into traffic in Canyon Country last week. Darla Hagenson, 53, of Santa Clarita was struck while crossing the road to catch her dog, which darted into traffic on Sierra Highway… Read the full story [here].  

Santa Clarita Chalks the Walk for CHP
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

Dozens of children and parents showed their support for the California Highway Patrol with a “Chalk the Walk” event outside the CHP Newhall office, just days after a series of shootings targeting law enforcement officers. On Sunday, a deadly shooting in Louisiana killed three police officers and...

House Fire Injures One In Canyon Country

A structure fire in Canyon Country injured one person Thursday morning when a fire was reported in the 27000 block of Plumwood Ave. First responders got the call at 9:12 a.m. and were on scene seven minutes later, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. For the full story, click [here].

Man Found Guilty in ‘Mercy Killings’ of Wife, Sister
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016

A judge found a Canyon Country man guilty on two counts of first degree murder in the “mercy killings” guilty on Tuesday. Read the full story [here].

Tulare Man ID’d as Driver in Fatal I-5 Big-Rig Crash
Friday, Jul 15, 2016

Updated post on Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m. Robert Bickmore, of Tulare, has been identified as the driver of a big rig crash that shut down lanes on Interstate 5 Thursday afternoon. Bickmore, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene after he swerved to avoid a car that drifted into his lane. The big rig...

Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Valencia Stabbing
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

A man who stabbed another man outside a Valencia restaurant last year was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years in state prison Wednesday. Michael Barela, 54, was convicted last month after a jury found he planned and attempted to commit a murder outside the JJ’s Bar and Grill in Valencia in February...

Trial Begins for Suspect in Mercy Killing
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016

The trial began Wednesday for a Canyon Country man accused of killing his seriously ill wife and sister, the prosecution alleging the murders were planned and deliberate, while his defense argued Lance Anderson committed mercy killings. Lance Holger Anderson, 61, sat before a judge while opening statements...

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The Antiquities Act does not give a president the authority to revoke a national monument from a previous administration, but a sitting president can change the boundaries of a national monument. Under congressional authority, Congress can also convert a national monument to a national park, which has been done on several occasions.
The Scoop on National Monuments | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
1980 - Saugus Train Station relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the Santa Clarita Deputies’s Commercial burglary operation caught two suspects. Plus, the Saxtravaganza returns to Hart Hall. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, June 23, 2017
The California Wilderness Coalition applauds Rep. Judy Chu for introducing legislation to protect more than 31,000 acres of Wilderness and nearly 46 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers in southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains.
House Bill Would Protect Portions of Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles County’s cannabis regulation efforts have entered an important new phase with the convening of a diverse advisory group made up of health and policy experts, community leaders, cannabis industry representatives and other key stakeholders.
L.A. County Cannabis Advisory Team Begins Work in June
An al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula senior leader was killed in Yemen’s Shabwah governorate by a June 16 U.S. airstrike, U.S. Central Command said in a release.
Senior al-Qaida Leader Killed by U.S. Airstrike
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced that California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas based on discriminatory legislation enacted in each state.
California Prohibits State-Funded Travel to Four States
Circle of Hope is growing. In an effort to expand the scope of the nonprofit's aid to local cancer sufferers, the originally breast-cancer-only organization added additional cancers to its Client Advocacy Program over the past few years, including the most recent, malignant melanoma.
Circle of Hope Announces New Logo
Princess Cruises has announced that Yao Ming and his wife, Ye Li, will serve as Inaugural Cruise Ambassadors for Princess Cruises in China and officially name the new Majestic Princess during a ceremony and gala celebration.
Princess Cruises to Name Inaugural Cruise Ambassadors in China
The Moorpark Unified School District is very pleased to announce the employment of Ms. Anne Gibson as Assistant Superintendent of Business Services.
SCV Resident Named a Moorpark Assistant Superintendent
Burglary suppression operations helped Santa Clarita deputies nab a pair of alleged burglars breaking into a Valencia realty office Friday, officials said.
Two Suspects Arrested During Burglary Suppression Operations
According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in East San Gabriel Valley, San Gabriel Mountains and Santa Clarita Valley tomorrow, Saturday, June 23.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley on Sunday, June 25, and Monday, June 26.
High Heat Alert for SCV Sunday and Monday
Nearly a dozen productions including commercials, features, TV shows and a student project are shooting in Santa Clarita next week.
Filming in SCV June 26-July 2: Commercials, Features, TV
As the Fourth of July approaches, the city of Santa Clarita, the SCV Sheriff’s Station and the County Fire Department want to send the clear message that the city has zero tolerance for fireworks.
Santa Clarita Has Zero Tolerance for All Fireworks
Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), along with Rep Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), introduced legislation, H.R. 3033, the Aeronautics Innovation Act of 2017, which would create funding and programmatic stability for NASA.
Knight Introduces Aeronautics Innovation Act of 2017
Organizers of the 5th annual SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 7 are seeking additional sponsorships from Santa Clarita Valley companies and business owners.
Business Sponsorships Sought for SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Here's a roundup of crimes now being investigated by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives in Newhall, Zone 3:
Blotter: Newhall, Zone 6 – 06/12/17 to 06/18/17
Agenda for the Santa Clarita City Council's regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, June 27, starting at 5:30 p.m.
June 27: Santa Clarita City Council Regular Meeting
Agenda for the Santa Clarita City Council's Special Meeting, City Hall Chambers, Tuesday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m.
June 27: Santa Clarita City Council Special Meeting
Agenda for the Arts Commission Study Session June 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall.
June 26: Agenda for Arts Commission Study Session
The Lancaster JetHawks hit three home runs and took a 7-5 lead to the ninth, but the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes rallied for an 8-7 victory to open the season's second half on Thursday night at The Hangar.
JetHawks Drop Second Half Opener to Quakes Thursday
Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3, Public Safety Report for the week of 06/12/17 to 06/18/17.
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Vandalism in Stevenson Ranch
1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall home and 80-acre estate to L.A. County [story]
June 30 is the deadline for Santa Clarita residents to submit entries to the city's quarterly photo contest.
June 30: Last Day to Enter City’s Summer Photo Contest
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a road rage incident is caught on camera. Plus, local deputies work on a crime suppression operation. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, June 22, 2017
Olympian Alysia Montaño, a graduate of Canyon High School and a seven-time national champion, is competing in the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships as she did in 2014 -- while pregnant.
Olympian Alysia Montaño Races Pregnant for a Second Time
A road rage incident on Highway 14 near Newhall Avenue Wednesday morning resulted in a two-car crash and a motorcyclist who remains at large, according to CHP officials.
CHP Seeks Motorcyclist in Road Rage Crash
While Mark Bradford and Sharon Lockhart represent the United States and Poland, respectively, in the prestigious Venice Bienniale (La Biennale di Venezia), two other CalArtians' work is also on view there.
CalArtians Danz and Rosero in 57th Biennale International Art Exhibition
CalArts has named Dimitri Chamblas, former artistic director of the Paris Opera’s creative digital platform 3rd Scene, as the new Dean of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance.
CalArts Names Dimitri Chamblas Dean of Lund School of Dance
Los Angeles County supervisors have scheduled a special meeting on Monday, June 26, to consider final approval of the county's $30 million-plus 2017-18 budget.
June 26: County Weighs Budget, Expecting State and Federal Cuts
Bond oversight legislation authored by California State Senator Scott Wilk (R-Antelope Valley) has been given the thumbs-up by the Assembly Education Committee.
Wilk School Bond Oversight Bill Clears Assembly Policy Committee
Air quality will be unhealthy for all individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and for sensitive individuals in the East San Gabriel Valley and San Gabriel Mountains tomorrow, June 23.
SCV Air Quality Bad on Friday
Castaic residents attending a Town Council meeting expressed their anger over a Taco Bell fast-food restaurant on The Old Road that already has a foundation.
Castaic Residents Angry About New Taco Bell on The Old Road
Responding to a spike in drug overdoses in the Santa Clarita Valley, Bob Sharits of The Way Out Recovery brought together a group of treatment providers to address mental health and addiction treatment during a meeting on Thursday.
Addiction Recovery Providers Meet at Way Out Recovery to Discuss SCV Overdoses