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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]


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County Probation Gets $300K to Monitor High-risk DUI Offenders
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014

Felony and repeat misdemeanor DUI offenders are over represented in traffic crashes involving alcohol and other drugs, often with tragic results.  A $300,0000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to the Los Angeles County Probation Department will be making sure that these worst-of-the-worst...

SCV Firm Establishes Office in Valencia for Cannabis Division
Monday, Feb 10, 2014

[USEI] – USEI Cannabis is pleased to announce Monday that the Company is continuing its development efforts and making significant progress in executing its business plan. According to Anthony Miller, CEO, “USEI Cannabis, our subsidiary, is making significant progress toward establishing...

SCV Native, Resident Named Santa Paula Police Chief
Friday, Jul 26, 2013

Chief Steven McLean Steven McLean, an officer who worked his way up through the ranks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after overcoming personal challenges, has been appointed Santa Paula’s 14th Chief of Police. McLean, 57, a native of Canyon Country  and resident of Stevenson Ranch,...

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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Cemex is moving forward with plans to mine in Soledad Canyon, plus more local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 27, 2015
Now nursing homes will be under increased scrutiny with targeted inspections of poorly rated facilities, tougher scoring and verification of reported data on staffing through payroll records. Facilities must perform at a 3-star level in order to receive a rating on the staffing category.
Antonovich Applauds Tougher Nursing Home Rating Standards
The median price of single-family homes sold during January in Santa Clarita came in at $480,000, up 10.9 percent from a year ago. It was down 3.0 percent from the $495,000 median of December, which flirted with the $500,000 benchmark price, a median price not been seen since 2006.
Typical SCV House Cost $480K in January
College of the Canyons freshman forward Monica Friedl has been named a First team All-Western State Conference (WSC) honoree after leading the Cougars in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots during the 2014-15 season. COC sophomore guard Qimmah Russo was named Honorable Mention All-WSC.
COC Women’s Basketball Team Has Two All-Conference Honorees
College of the Canyons men’s basketball players Coley Apsay and Tullio Parry have been named First Team All-Western State Conference (WSC), South honorees, while COC sophomore forward Ricardo Greaves received Honorable Mention recognition for the 2014-15 season.
Three COC Men’s Basketball Players Receive All-Conference Honors
MyLife.com will pay $800,000 over a period of nearly two years in civil penalties to be divided equally by the District Attorney’s Office and the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office. MyLife.com also will pay $250,000 in restitution to its customers.
Prosecutors: MyLife.com to Pay $1 Mil., Change Its Ways
The 2015-2018 Strategic Plan highlights five service priorities for the library, including enhanced technology, facility improvements, programming for 21st-century literacy, expanded opportunities for residents to use library resources for self-enrichment and increased access to tools needed for academic success.
City Releases 3-Year Strategic Plan for Libraries
College of the Canyons will welcome two new directors to its Economic Development Division, with John Hoskinson and Larry McLaughlin stepping into director roles with the Small Business Development Center and the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies, respectively.
Hoskinson Takes Reins of SBDC; McLaughlin Succeeds Klocko at CATC
The multinational Cemex corporation has let the City of Santa Clarita know it is starting work to update its required mining permits and plans to begin surface mining of aggregate in Soledad Canyon, on city-owned land.
Cemex Notifies City of Intent to Start Mega-Mining
With the help of The Gentle Barn, one fortunate cow named Dudley was fitted Friday with a prosthetic foot after suffering for 10 months with a severed foot.
Gentle Barn Helps Cow Receive Prosthetic Foot
Top junior high and high school student musicians from throughout the Hart School District will perform on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hart High School Auditorium.
March 7: Hart District Honor Band Concert
Jennifer Calderon, who lives in a Valencia Fairways townhome near the golf course, said her 10-year-old daughter was approached Wednesday by a man in a blue, four-door sedan.
Valencia Mom Warns of Man Who Approached Daughter
In this official role, Jens Voigt, who has participated in all nine previous editions of the annual stage race, will serve as an advisor to race organizers in addition to other official duties leading up to and during the race set for May 10-17.
Jens Voigt Named Amgen Tour of California Ambassador
Small, nonfarm businesses in 26 California counties and neighboring counties in Nevada are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Fed Disaster Loans Available to Non-farm Businesses Hurt by Drought
Assembly Bill 867, authored by Assemblyman Donald Wagner, R-Irvine, would require the state to provide a full refund to all individuals who paid a tax later declared unconstitutional or illegal. The bill is identical to Runner-sponsored legislation that died in committee last year.
Another Try: Runner Still Seeking Return of Illegally Collected Taxes
Barnes & Noble filed papers Friday to effect a separation of Barnes & Noble Education (which comprises the Barnes & Noble College business) from Barnes & Noble’s Retail and Nook Digital businesses. The planned separation will, when consummated, create two independent, publicly traded companies.
Barnes & Noble Keeping Nook After All; Spinning Off College Book Biz
Caltrans announced Friday that Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) between Sycamore Day Use Area and Yerba Buena Road has opened to public access. An average of 10,000 vehicles uses this section of highway a day.
PCH in Malibu Reopens After Storm Damage
Daylight Saving Time is fast approaching, which means we will be losing an hour of sleep as we set clocks forward on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Losing even one hour of sleep can affect a person’s internal clock and consequently impact their ability to safely drive.
CHP Says: Get Plenty of Sleep
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announces the release of the 2015 Driver Handbook for the Apple iPad tablet.
Learn Driving Rules On Your iPad (*Not at Same Time)
Caltrans’ annual Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities Report is an in-depth look at Caltrans’ successes that emphasize the department’s mission to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability
Calif. Jumps from 19th to 9th Friendliest State for Cyclists
In partnership with the Liberian government, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases launched a clinical trial Friday to obtain safety and efficacy data on the investigational drug ZMapp as a treatment for Ebola virus disease.
Clinical Trial of Possible Ebola Drug Starts in Liberia
It’s too bad he led with “and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but.” Never give a mitigating prelude when you believe you speak the truth.
Giuliani’s View
1950 - Ex-Mrs. William S. Hart appears in court to challenge will that leaves Hart Park & Mansion to L.A. County [story]