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Shoplifting Suspect Arrested at Target Golden Valley
Monday, Jan 13, 2020

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a shoplifting suspect at the Target on Golden Valley Road, after the investigation of an unrelated call Sunday. Deputies received a call just before 5 p.m. regarding unattended children in a vehicle parked in a lot at The Plaza at Golden Valley shopping center Sunday evening,...

Advisory: High Wind, Icy Roads Through Tuesday
Monday, Dec 30, 2019

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service are advising the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding communities to take precautions for high winds and icy roads over the next couple nights. Winds from the north to northeast reaching gusts up to 50 mph are expected to pass through Southern California,...

Vehicle Strikes Child Pedestrian Near Jakes Way Bus Stop
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

A child pedestrian was reportedly struck by a vehicle near a school bus stop near the Park Sierra community on Jakes Way Wednesday morning. This is the third pedestrian hit by a vehicle in less than two weeks, and the second child struck in 10 days. The scene was witnessed by multiple commuters, at the...

Woman Arrested for Alleged Walmart Thefts
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a woman who was allegedly recognized by loss-prevention staff on suspicion of possible prior thefts at the Walmart on The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch, officials said Tuesday. Store staff contacted the SCV Sheriff’s Station regarding a woman...

SCV Deputies Investigate Theft at Vons in Canyon Country
Monday, Dec 9, 2019

A grocery store theft turned into a struggle when a group of suspects, believed to be teens or young adults, tried to steal alcohol from Vons in Canyon Country on Sunday. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the Sand Canyon Plaza at the intersection of Sand Canyon Road and Soledad...

Child Struck by Vehicle in Crosswalk near Bridgeport Elementary

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating a report of a child struck in the crosswalk by a vehicle making a left hand turn onto Newhall Ranch Road, near Grandview Drive and Bridgeport Elementary School, on Monday. Several drivers on the road at the time of the collision...

Jackknifed Big Rig Prompts Hard Closure of I-5
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

A driver of a big rig truck on southbound Interstate 5 jackknifed Tuesday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officers. CHP Officer Eric Preissman of the Newhall-area office said the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 would be closed for two hours after a hard closure was implemented around...

One Detained in Bizarre I-5 Freeway Disturbance
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies detained a man Wednesday who reportedly threatened to jump from a freeway overpass, after a reported disturbance on an out-of-town bus trip. California Highway Patrol officers were alerted to a disturbance inside a bus Wednesday morning on the Interstate...

Sulphur Springs Union School District Announces Tick Fire Closures
Monday, Oct 28, 2019

Sulphur Springs Union School District officials announced schools will be closed starting Monday, Oct, 28, due to the Tick Fire that burned homes in Canyon Country. School district officials sent out emails and phone calls Sunday to alert parents that four schools will stay closed for one week. Families...

Oct. 30: Tick Fire Assistance Center to Open in Santa Clarita

Residents affected by the recent Tick Fire, which has burned more than 4,600 acres as of Monday, began to slowly repopulate the area, along with assistance from local, county and state agencies. The L.A. County Fire Department is asking residents to stay prepared by keeping food and water available during...

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1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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In an effort to increase the number of property owners participating in the County’s rental assistance programs, the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has launched a new business model which provides an enhanced customer service experience for property owners.
County Launches New Business Model to Benefit Property Owners
An Agua Dulce man accused of kidnapping a toddler at knifepoint was found not mentally fit to assist in his own legal defense by a judge Wednesday and committed to an institution.
Agua Dulce Man Accused of Kidnapping Toddler Found Legally Insane
The Los Angeles County Development Authority is opening its wait list for senior public housing site applications at seven locations in L.A. County.
County to Open Waitlist for SCV’s Orchard Arms Senior Housing
California State University, Northridge psychology professor Que-Lam Huynh has been named an “emerging scholar” by leading education magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
CSUN Professor Recognized as Emerging Scholar
College of the College dropped a 73-58 conference result to visiting Glendale College on Saturday night in the Cougar Cage.
Lady Cougars Drop Conference Game to Glendale 73-58
College of the Canyons notched its first conference win by way of a 79-69 final result at the Cougar Cage on Saturday.
Cougars Best Glendale in First Conference Win 79-69
The recent eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines last January 12 has forced many Filipino to flee their homes and move to evacuation centers. Those most affected are villagers in the hard-hit province of Batangas.
West Ranch Students Seeking Donations for Taal Volcano Victims
Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth will kick off this year’s SCV VegFest as the community heals and celebrates sustainability, healthy living and compassion.
May 16: SCV VegFest to Celebrate Sustainability, Compassion & Healthy Living
Having previously announced her plan to retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year, Vicki Engbrecht has moved up her retirement date as superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District to March 1.
Engbrecht to Retire Sooner Than Expected
On Friday, Jan. 17, Ray Leyva began his tenure as Interim Chief Probation Officer of the Los Angeles County Probation Department after being appointed to the position by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 7.
Ray Leyva Begins Tenure as County’s Interim Chief Probation Officer
Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s monthly media briefing on Wednesday took place at the Hall of Justice. It included lots of good news, as well as a glimpse at happier times in the life of a partner recently lost
Villanueva Discusses Promotions, Homeless Outreach at First 2020 Media Briefing
Santa Clarita is on its way to having a more accurate tally of its homeless population, according to community leaders and volunteers at Tuesday’s annual Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.
Local Streets, Riverbeds Canvassed for Annual Homeless Count
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is requesting nominations from local, nonprofit organizations who would like to have their outstanding volunteer contributions recognized at Zonta’s Women In Service Recognition Luncheon event to be held Saturday, May 2, at Sand Canyon Country Club.
Zonta Club SCV Seeking ‘Women in Service’ Nominations
The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees is beginning the search for a new president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) to succeed Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, who is retiring in June 2020.
CSU to Begin Search for New CSUN President
CHP officers are investigating a fatal crash that took place early Thursday on the southbound lanes of Highway 14, north of Sierra Highway.
Driver Killed in State Route 14 Crash
While Saugus High students continue to pick up the pieces and heal from the deadly campus shooting that took place Nov. 14, Kiki Egetoe picked up a paintbrush.
Saugus High Senior Gifts Portraits of Shooting Victims to Parents
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson arrives at Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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Valencia-based AMS Fulfillment has acquired EchoData Group, an exceptional fulfillment services company located in Pennsylvania and Delaware that has been in operation for 36 years, AMS Fulfillment announced Tuesday.
AMS Fulfillment Acquires EchoData Group
Kaiser Permanente celebrated the grand opening of its new Target Clinic at the Target Santa Clarita East store, located at 19105 Golden Valley Road in Canyon Country, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted last month by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Kaiser Opens Target Clinic in Canyon Country for Members, Non-Members
The city of Santa Clarita has released the list of productions shooting in the Santa Clarita Valley the week of January 20-26, 2020.
Film, TV Productions Shooting in SCV: ‘Betrayed,’ ‘Lone Star,’ ‘Off the Grid’
Realtors in the Santa Clarita Valley assisted 2,347 single-family home sales during 2019, an increase of 4.5 percent over the prior year, while prices hit new highs and the inventory plunged, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
SCV Home Prices, Condo Prices Set Record Highs in 2019
The College of the Canyons "Canyons Promise" free tuition program for new students is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.
COC’s Canyons Promise Program Now Accepting Applications
College of the Canyons and California State University, Northridge business accounting students are participating in the federal government’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, clinic, providing free tax preparation and filing for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers.
COC, CSUN Students to Provide Free Tax Preparation