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June 27
1542 - Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]


Articles Written By Leon Worden
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

1946 – Open-casket service for William S. Hart at his Newhall home; Rudy Vallee sings “The Last Round-up” [story]

Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

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]

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

1980 – Saugus Train Station relocated to Heritage Junction [story]

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

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]

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016

1932 – Larry Thornton, Hart High band director 1969-89, born in Kern County [story]

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016

1941 – Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr’s interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it “Placeritos” (later called Melody). [story]

Monday, Jun 20, 2016

2002 – “Legacy: Santa Clarita’s Living History” series debuts on SCVTV with “Placerita Gold” episode [watch]

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016

1946 – Community leader Bobbie (Nash) Trueblood arrives in Newhall [story]

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016

1925 – Newhall lawman Jack Pilcher buried; funeral expenses paid by local Ku Klux Klan [story]

Friday, Jun 17, 2016

1890 – 18-day murder trial of Castaic’s W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman in the 26100 block of McBean Parkway, Valencia.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Death in Valencia
We need to come up with better and more effective solutions. Our coalition believes the jail is a waste of tax dollars that can go toward better services that can make a much positive impact on our communities such as increasing mental health services, increasing shelters for the homeless population in the area, assisting those in need of affordable housing, building more schools and improving our education system.
Jail Policy Targets Minorities | Commentary by Enaya Hanbali
1542 - Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]
It appears CLWA is about $350 million in debt. However, it is pretty hard to figure out exactly how much debt CLWA really has and exactly what it is doing with its money. Not only does it own two water retailers (with dubious legal authority in one case); it also has incorporated a “CLWA Financing Corp.” and a joint powers authority (JPA) to make itself loans.
‘Enron Accounting’ at CLWA? | Commentary by Lynne Plambeck
The public’s overall perception of physicians is doctors driving fancy cars and living in mansions. Certainly some do, but let me surprise you. Others are barely surviving economically, as their profession has been taken over by business.
Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Doctors | Commentary by Gene Dorio, M.D.
1946 - Open-casket service for William S. Hart at his Newhall home; Rudy Vallee sings "The Last Round-up" [story]
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]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, take a look at the weekly roundup. Plus, fun events this weekend.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, June 24, 2016
Swimming pools can be a great source of family fun during the warm summer months, but there are a few safety tips to stay safer in and around water.
Deputies Share Lifesaving Water Safety Tips
A first ever study conducted on microbiome, a community of organisms found in human breast ductal fluid, can open doors to breast cancer development.
Links Found Between Breast Ductal Fluid, Cancer
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday and reconsider a drive-through for a proposed Taco Bell in Acton.
Taco Tuesday: Supes to Reconsider Acton Restaurant
The Old Town Newhall Association is bringing classic cars to Main Street on Sunday for the seventh annual OTNA Classic Car Show. See pre-1975 vehicles at this family-friendly event.
Sunday: Classic Cars Take Over Main Street
Honorees for the Sixth Annual Patriots Luncheon, hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, have been announced.
Sixth Annual Patriots Lunch Honorees Announced
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a woman who's been missing since 2015.
Help Wanted: To Find Woman Missing for 1 Year
Dogs and cats can become startled and disoriented by the sound of fireworks, activating their flight instinct. Frightened pets often find their way out of yards and into the streets where they become disoriented.
How to Keep Your Pets Safe This Fourth of July
Community members helped create a miracle for “Miracle” the cat and her homeless owner, Devin, when they came together to raise the funds needed for an emergency surgery earlier this week.
A Miracle For ‘Miracle’: Community Rallies To Save Homeless Woman’s Cat
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and San Fernando Valley through Friday, June 24.
June 24: Unhealthful Air in SCV, SFV, SGV
Valencia: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Theft, Vehicle Burglary in Valencia
Canyon Country (East): Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Grand Theft Auto in East Canyon Country
Castaic/Val Verde: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Petty Theft in Castaic Area
Stevenson Ranch: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Grand Theft in Stevenson Ranch
Saugus: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Vandalism, Burglary in Saugus
Newhall: Crime Report for the Week of June 13, 2016
Crime Blotter: Commercial Burglary, Grand Theft in Newhall
Democrats this week accused Republicans of not going along with them because the “right” is being “hold hostage by the NRA” and they want to arm terrorists. Both are bunk.
Do-Nothings
1980 - Saugus Train Station relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider extending a moratorium on the production and sale of medical marijuana in unincorporated territories of the county.
L.A. County Supervisors Looking to Extend Medical Marijuana Ban
CalArts alumnus Allen Compton's design firm, SALT Landscape Architects won a contest to redesign Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
CalArts Alum’s Design Firm to Remake L.A.’s Pershing Square
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a man was caught with seven pounds of marijuana at Castaic Lake. Plus, the community saves a cat.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Tom Nolan Band will be this week's musical act at the Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series.
June 24: Tom Nolan Band to Bring Brass Section, Rhythmic Music
The city of Santa Clarita is hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposed concept plan and location for the new Saugus Library Center on June 23 at 6 p.m.
June 23: City Holds Meeting to Discuss Saugus Library Center Plans
Even with home prices at the highest level in nine years, sales of single-family homes during May throughout the Santa Clarita Valley increased 26.0 percent, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.
SCV Median Home Price Up 3.8% to $550,000
In honor of the 4th of July, Six Flags Magic Mountain will be transformed into a three-day “All-American” weekend of patriotic festivities, July 2 to 4, highlighted by a dazzling fireworks show set to flag waving music each night during the Coca-Cola July 4th Fest.
July 2: Magic Mountain Offers Full Weekend of Patriotic Activities
The Valencia Boulevard Median Refurbishment Project began construction on Monday, June 20, 2016 and will continue until November 2016.
Valencia Boulevard Median Refurbishment Project Underway
Kane Cassidy, a 30-year-old male and resident of Cohasset, Calif., was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana. He was booked at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station where he is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Man Caught with 7 Pounds of Pot at Castaic Lake
United States government agencies and their colorectal cancer prevention partners have set a goal that at least 80 percent of adults ages 50 to 75 will be screened for colorectal cancer.
CDC: Colorectal Cancer Screening Goals Can Be Met
Fresh off their rockin’ set at last Thursday night’s “Senses on Main” block party on, local punkabilly ravers and SCVTV “House Blend” stars Hard Six are among the local Santa Clarita-Ventura bands ripping it up this first weekend of summer 2016 at the 8th Roadshow Revival American roots music festival in Ventura.
SCV Rock Beat: Hard Six on the Road, Tom Nolan in Valencia