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1894 - Film director John Ford born in Maine; used SCV in several movies [story]

Missing Baby Update: Search Over; Homicide Detectives Called In
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015

[Saturday, 8:30 a.m.] - Homicide detectives have been called and are en route to the scene where a missing Newhall baby was reported Friday night by her parents, officials said early Saturday morning. Personnel from other sheriff stations called in to assist with the search were released about 7:30 a.m. A...

Project 13 Years in the Making is Back On Track
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Big changes could soon be coming to Canyon Country as a proposed new development would have residents saying goodbye to mobile homes and hello to hundreds of new homes and a hotel. The Santa Clarita City Council approved a contract that will allow preparation of environmental documents for a proposed...

Newhall Gas Station Cleared for ‘Booby Trap’

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded Thursday at about 7:25 p.m. to a “suspicious container” call at the Chevron gas station at 20500 Newhall Avenue. The container was found near a gas pump with the words “BOOBY TRAP” written on it. SCV deputies evacuated...

Purse Thief Who Dropped Own Wallet Pleads No Contest

A Los Angeles man charged with stealing a woman’s purse after he left his wallet at the scene of the crime pleaded no contest Thursday, officials said. Ismael Soto, 36, is due back for sentencing Feb. 4 on two counts of misdemeanor battery and second degree robbery. Soto is expected to get one year...

Record Year for L.A. County Search and Rescue
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

[KHTS] – From age-old fossils to lost pets and residents, 2014 was a record year for Los Angeles County Search and Rescue teams, sheriff’s officials said. Sheriff’s Department Volunteer Search and Rescue Teams responded to 597 missions and saved dozens of lives, said LASD officials. “These...

Driver in Fatal Rowher Flats Crash Charged with Manslaughter

Image of Ian James Pike in his hospital bed; Pike posted the photo to his Facebook page and called it the “gnarliest bruise I’ve ever had.” A Granada Hills man who was the lone survivor of a fatal Rowher Flats crash has been charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter while intoxicated...

Convicted Murderer Seeks Retrial for Canyon Country Slaying

Photo: KHTS A man found guilty in a 2011 robbery-murder in Canyon Country is requesting a new trial on the murder charges, officials said Thursday. Jurors found Eric Edwards and Diamonte McGhee guilty of a 2011 Halloween murder. Both are facing a maximum of life in prison at sentencing. The jury found...

2014 Saw Nearly 300 DUI Arrests Throughout SCV

[KHTS] – Almost one person a day in the Santa Clarita Valley gets behind the wheel under the influence and gets arrested for a DUI. In 2014, there were 290 DUI arrests made by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies alone, said Sgt. Rich Cohen of the station’s Traffic Unit. Santa...

Runner Named Vice Chair of Equalization Board

File photo from January 2015. George Runner, who represents the Santa Clarita Valley on the state Board of Equalization, has been named vice chair of the board. Member Jerome E. Horton will continue as chair. “I’m honored that my colleagues have entrusted me with this new role,” said Runner, who...

Deputies Trying to ID Uncooperative Driver

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are trying to identify a person of interest after a police pursuit Wednesday night in Canyon Country. Patrol deputies noticed a silver 2005 Pontiac being driven erratically on American Beauty Drive in Santa Clarita around 9:10 p.m., officials...

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Sen. Barbara Boxer’s bill to thwart a massive sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon would bring consistency to federal policy on the Soledad Canyon-Upper Santa Clara River area, a crucial wildlife corridor that has been identified by the National Park Service as having significant ecological resources.
We Fight On | Commentary by Andrew G. Fried
Palmdale Sheriff’s deputies responded Saturday to a fatal stabbing at a San Francisquito Canyon Road address near the community of Green Valley.
Man Stabbed to Death Near Green Valley
In past public meetings, the National Park Service has presented its preliminary findings and has received more than 5,000 comments from the public on the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor. It will once again present its findings to the public in late February or early March.
Rim of the Valley | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
1894 - Film director John Ford born in Maine; used SCV in several movies [story]
Detectives with the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau are investigating an allegation involving an Einstein Academy staff member.
Einstein Academy Staffer Placed on Leave Amid Police Inquiry
An off-duty police officer detained a woman for trying to steal from an unlocked car in a residential community in Saugus early Saturday morning.
Off-duty Cop Stops Car Burglary in Saugus
Deputies responded to the 18300 block of Oak Canyon Road in Canyon Country around 10:40 p.m. after a call came in about a man who had allegedly hit a parked car and passed out in the drivers seat.
Short Car Chase Leads to DUI Arrest
1943 - 3 Army aviators killed in crash of plane and glider in Castaic area; 3 others saved by 9-year-old Marylynn Winkler [story]
Jill Hackett’s one woman show, “Journeys in Pastel,” is now running and just extended to March 19, 2015 at the Canyon Theatre Guild at 24242 Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Pastel Artist’s Work on Display in Newhall
A burglary call near Arroyo Seco Junior High today around 1 p.m. lead to a short vehicle pursuit plus more on tonight's SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, January 30, 2015
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present a tour of the St. Francis Dam site on Saturday, March 14.
March 14: Annual St. Francis Dam Talk & Tour
Despite Proposition 30 taxing California residents a little bit more in order to fund schools, some smaller, less impoverished school districts actually are seeing less money. Add that to an inexplicable 300-student loss in 18 months, and you have the makings of a full-on financial crisis for an otherwise fiscally sound district that just weathered a recent, devastating economic downturn
Falling Enrollment Creates Budget Gap for Castaic Schools
Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station received a call about a burglary around 1:05 p.m. in a residential community in North Valencia near Arroyo Seco Junior High.
Burglary Call Leads to Short Pursuit Near Junior High
Authorities have charged a drug dealer for the murder of a former UCLA basketball player and Fox executive who went missing in May 2012.
Drug Dealer Charged In Murder of Fox Studio Executive
48 Hours will be airing an episode that investigates a murder-for-hire case about a local businessman's plot to kill his wife.
Popular Crime Show to Air Episode on Local Story
COC Athletic Department is hosting its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 30.
COC to Induct Hall of Famers Friday
The Newhall School District is preparing for a new superintendent on Sunday when longtime Superintendent Dr. Marc Winger will step down and Paul A. Cordeiro will take his place.
New Superintendent Taking Over in Newhall
Stevenson Ranch & Valencia-Westridge, Zone 3 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information Snapshot for 01/19/2015 to 01/25/2015
Crime Blotter: Burglaries on West Side
2003 - Actress & big cat rescuer Tippi Hedren of Acton inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame [story]
The Middle East is exploding, every terrorist group imaginable is rampaging and murdering thousands daily with Iran, among them, vowing to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth and various radical Muslim terrorist groups declaring to overtake America – and yet, “the shadow of crisis has passed?”
Brazile’s Bluster
Santa Clarita Valley community members are coming together in support of a Hart High grad and his wife after their 9-day-old baby was born with cancer.
’03 Hart Grad and Wife Raising Funds for Newborn with Cancer
Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Station deputies were on scene Thursday to rescue a worker who was partially buried during a construction accident in the 25800 block of Industry Circle in the Valencia Commerce Center.
Construction Worker Rescued from Hole
In partnership with the California Nonprofits Association, BOE Member George Runner is hosting a free Telephone Townhall at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015 to provide information on tax issues specific to nonprofits and faith-based organizations.
Nonprofit Tax Questions? Tele-Townhall for Charities Feb. 19
Rexford Industrial Realty Inc., a real estate investment trust that acquired the 138,980-square-foot Avenue Kearny industrial park in July, announced the pricing Thursday of an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $16.00 per share.
Owner of Ave. Kearny Complex Raising $153MM