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1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]
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Judge May Overturn Villanueva’s Rehiring of Mandoyan
Monday, Aug 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A California judge on Friday tentatively overturned Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s decision to reinstate Caren Mandoyan, an officer fired for domestic violence, but a final ruling is expected next week. Before taking office, Villanueva began reinstating officer Caren Mandoyan...

California Sues to Block Feds’ ‘Public Charge Rule’ for Green Cards
Friday, Aug 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Painting it as an economic threat and a cruel attack on immigrants, California sued Friday to stop the Trump administration’s new “public charge rule” that allows the government to deny green cards to people relying on some forms of public assistance. California Attorney...

LA County Cancels Mental Health Jail Project
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to cancel a nearly $2 billion contract to build a mental health-focused jail and will instead explore funding community-based mental health and substance abuse care for residents. The board voted in February to replace the Men’s...

California Counties Fight ‘Public Charge Rule’ for Green Cards

SAN FRANCISCO – In a swift response to White House plans to give greater weight to an immigrant’s use of public assistance when deciding whether to approve green card applications, two Bay Area counties called the so-called “public charge rule” unconstitutional in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. “The...

Bail Industry Attempts to Revive Money Bail in California
Friday, Aug 9, 2019

Facing an existential threat to their industry, bail agents are fighting back with a double-edged attack on a law that abolishes bail in California. California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye called it a “transformative day for our justice system” when Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate...

Newsom Offers $331M in Homeowner, Renter Loan Assistance
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Under a proposal announced Wednesday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the state will fund loan assistance programs for homeowners facing foreclosure and legal aid for renters facing eviction. Speaking at the Los Angeles offices of legal aid organization Public Counsel, Newsom said the...

California Grabs Oversight of Mojave Water Pipeline Project
Friday, Aug 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A business hoping to cash in on an untapped aquifer beneath the Mojave Desert will have to clear extra environmental reviews before it can build a pipeline and sell the water, under legislation signed late Wednesday by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The proposal, Senate Bill 307, represents...

Hazy Legal Territory Forged With California Consumer Privacy Act
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, with major implications for a raft of businesses who collect, store, trade and sell personal information. Three data privacy lawyers discussed the nuances and myths associated with the landmark new law during a comprehensive discussion Wednesday...

Newsom Signs Bill Requiring Trump to Release Tax Returns
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

By Nick Cahill SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – California will become the first state to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to land on the state’s primary ballot, under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Inspired by President Donald Trump’s refusal to...

Overcharged LA Utility Customers Say They Deserve Millions More
Monday, Jul 29, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A $67 million settlement between Los Angeles County utility customers who were overcharged due to faulty meters and the Department of Water and Power should be tossed due to the discovery of millions more in damages, according to new attorneys representing the class action plaintiffs. The...

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Come see linemen from each of Santa Clarita's six high school varsity teams race against time and each other to eat a four foot burrito on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., on Town Center Drive at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Fox Sports West Staff, NFL Players from Hart to Take Part in Burrito Bowl
1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]
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Stephen Merle Houk, 48, was found guilty Monday of kidnapping his two young children and fleeing from law enforcement authorities in a motorhome last year, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Houk Convicted of Kidnapping, Fleeing Cops in Motorhome
Not a single motorist was arrested for impaired driving during Friday’s DUI checkpoint carried out by the California Highway Patrol, despite 400 drivers stopped.
No DUI Arrests in SCV Sobriety Checkpoint
A man and a woman arrested in Canyon Country Friday morning, one of them on suspicion of murder, have been identified as being from the Antelope Valley.
Pair Detained in SCV Traffic Stop ID’d; 1 Suspected of Murder
The city of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for 2019 from the National Procurement Institute Inc.
City Wins ‘Excellence in Procurement’ Award for Purchasing
Will Gaddis pitched well and his batterymate, Joel Diaz, delivered three RBIs to help lead the Lancaster JetHawks to a 6-4 win over the Modesto Nuts in the series' rubber game on Sunday night at John Thurman Field.
JetHawks Take Rubber Game, Series from Nuts
Ryan Vilade delivered a tie-breaking hit in the eighth inning to lead the JetHawks to a 4-3 win over the Modesto Nuts on Saturday night at John Thurman Field.
Ryan Vilade Hit Leads to Lancaster Win Over Nuts
Two equipment trailers used by the Canyon High School Gold Star Brigade were tagged with profane graffiti at some point over the weekend, Brigade officials reported Monday.
Canyon High Band Trailers Tagged, Fund Opened to Repaint
A California judge on Friday tentatively overturned Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s decision to reinstate Caren Mandoyan, an officer fired for domestic violence, but a final ruling is expected next week.
Judge May Overturn Villanueva’s Rehiring of Mandoyan
The LA County coroner has identified the man killed Wednesday after his pickup truck collided with a big rig on Interstate 5, near Castaic, as 35-year-old Sergio Martinez of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Grand Junction Man ID’d as Person Killed in I-5 Crash
More than 30% of Los Angeles County high school students have reported ever using e-cigarette products and 10% of high school students regularly use e-cigarette products, according to the latest data from the 2017-18 California Student Tobacco Survey and the California Healthy Kids Survey.
Surveys: Vaping Increases Among LA County Youth
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will take part in a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation on Thursday, August 22, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Aug. 22: LASD Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Push in SCV
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed West Nile virus in four additional mosquito samples from traps in the cities of Carson, Northridge, Reseda and Signal Hill.
County Finds More Mosquitos Infected with West Nile Virus
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating a string of thefts early Sunday evening at two SCV Ralph’s supermarkets.
Thieves Steal from 2 SCV Ralph’s Stores Sunday
1879 - Newhall civic leader Charles Henry Kingsburry born in Missouri [story]
Charles Kingsburry
1946 - Pioneering Placerita Canyon movie producer Trem Carr dies in San Diego [story]
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1920 - Actress Maureen O'Hara born in Ireland; 1961 "Parent Trap" uses Disney Golden Oak Ranch [story]
Maureen O'Hara
If The Master's University women's volleyball team was looking for an opportunity to fold to Rocky Mountain on Thursday, it had options.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Takes Down No. 13 Rocky Mountain
The Master's University men's basketball team has signed Sam Boone, an NCAA Division 2 transfer who will add to the squad's frontcourt depth.
TMU Men’s Basketball Signs Sam Boone, NCAA D2 Transfer
A Canyon Country woman stands accused of going after a family member with a chainsaw, albeit one that was turned off, after two failed attempts to hit her intended victim with steak knives she allegedly threw.
Woman Accused of Throwing Knives, Wielding Chainsaw
Master's head coach Dan Waldeck hopes Stephanie Soares brings "immense confidence and drive" back with her after she played with the Brazilian women's national team at the Pan American Games in Peru last week.
TMU’s Stephanie Soares Wins Gold at Pan American Games
One thing volleyball player Jane Cisar appreciates about The Master's University head coach Allan Vince is his recruiting philosophy.
Vince Earns 100th Win at TMU Women’s Volleyball Coach
At nationals last year, The Master's University women's volleyball team learned what it would take to make a deep post-season run.
2019 TMU Women’s Volleyball Preview