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1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
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Officials ID Pedestrian Killed by Car on Sierra Highway
Friday, Apr 15, 2016

Jose Manuel Mendoza, 51, has been identified as the man who was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night on Sierra Highway near the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus. Arleta resident Jose Manuel Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle crash in the 17100 block of...

Santa Clarita Man Killed in Glendale Traffic Collision Friday
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016

Scot Gomez, 32, of Santa Clarita, was identified as the victim of a fatal traffic collision in Glendale early Friday morning. Read the full story [here].

Savaikie Family Sues City, State for Death of Teen
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Wyatt Savaikie The family of Wyatt Savaikie has filed a lawsuit against the city of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, the state of California, SoCal Edison and the 74-year-old driver of the vehicle that allegedly killed the Saugus teen. The family claims that a governmental body contributed to the...

No Charges Brought Against Dog Whisperer

The investigation into Cesar Millan has ended and no charges will be brought against the “Dog Whisperer,” officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control announced Monday. Read the full story [here].

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder, Reckless Driving in Commerce Crash
Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016

A Whittier man who allegedly caused the fiery multi-vehicle crash that killed three people while street racing on the 5 Freeway pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Read the full story [here].

Authorities ID Victim Killed in Saugus Crash

The 22-year-old man who was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle traffic collision in Saugus has been identified. Read the full story [here].

Suspect in Valencia Rape Case Pleads Not Guilty
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016

A 24-year-old Winnetka man pleaded not guilty Tuesday on rape charges. Etienne Juarez Rosas is facing four felony charges: one count of kidnapping to commit another crime, one count of forcible rape and two counts of sexual penetration by foreign object, said Sarah Ardalani, public information officer...

Man Fatally Struck by Metrolink Train in Canyon Country
Friday, Mar 25, 2016

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was hit by a train in Canyon Country this morning. The man, who has only been described as Hispanic and between the ages of 35 and 40, was hit by a train at approximately 8 a.m., near...

Kidnapping Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
Thursday, Mar 24, 2016

A 40-year-old who is suspected of kidnapping a toddler at knifepoint from an Agua Dulce home pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Thomas Dillingham is being charged with one count of kidnapping a victim under 14 with use of a knife allegation and one count of assault with a deadly weapon, a knife. Read the...

Castaic Jail Inmate Reportedly Died of Natural Causes
Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016

The inmate who died at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic over the weekend “died a natural death,” according to Los Angeles County Homicide detectives. The man, who has yet to be identified, had a seizure at approximately 7:05 a.m. Sunday and was pronounced dead while being transported...

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1956 - Placerita Canyon State Park dedicated [story]
Oak of the Golden Dream
The California Department of Public Health on Monday announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious services and in-store retail shopping.
California OK’s Counties to Reopen Places of Worship, Retail Stores
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 1,047 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with 33 new cases and a total of 1,114 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 1,114 Cases in SCV, 94,558 Statewide
It was less than six months ago that cameras were rolling in the SCV, but it seems like much, much longer.
When the Cameras Can Start Rolling Again in SCV
At its next meeting Tuesday, May 26, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will take action on a motion asking the county to begin planning immediately to prepare for the transition of youth who would have been committed to the state youth prison system, to instead be in the county’s care.
L.A. County Preps for Closure of State Youth Prison System
My dad was a disabled World War II veteran in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Rarely did he discuss the war, which was common for many who served.
Dad’s Limp | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
An endless stream of seniors drove reverently through the Bella Vida Senior Center Lunch Drive-Thru during Friday’s Memorial Day ceremony.
Bella Vida, SCV Seniors Salute Memorial Day 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom laid a wreath at a veterans home Friday and issued a proclamation on Saturday declaring Monday, May 25, 2020, as “Memorial Day” in the State of California.
Newsom Lays Wreath at Veterans Home, Declares May 25 ‘Memorial Day’
The largest study so far on using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 was published Friday in the Lancet: It found that patients showed no benefit and, worse, were more likely to die or develop an irregular heartbeat.
Biggest Study to Date Says Virus Deaths Spiked With Use of Hydroxychloroquine
In the ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday launched California Connected, the state’s comprehensive contact tracing program and public awareness campaign.
Newsom Launches ‘California Connected’ COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation in the Santa Clarita area on Wednesday, May 27, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
May 27: LASD Bike, Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Push in SCV
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
Mustang Drive-In
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Sunday 940 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,081 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Sunday COVID-19 Roundup: 1,081 Cases in SCV, 92,710 Statewide
Richard Keysor, the 1989 Santa Clarita Valley Man of the Year, died at his home in Santa Clarita on May 20. He was 91.
Richard Keysor, 1989 SCV Man of Year, Dies at 91
Science progresses in incremental steps. How long did it take to realize Earth was not the center of the universe, or what goes up must come down? Science is slow, like watching molasses flow or grass grow.
The Magic Pill | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
1860 - Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]
T.F. Mitchell
Lawrence Russell was already running when he received the ball with 4.8 seconds remaining in the first round of the 2018 NAIA national tournament.
Former Mustang Lawrence Russell Inks Deal to Play Professional Ball in Canada
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday 1,032 new cases of COVID-19 and 41 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,063 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Saturday COVID-19 Roundup: 1,063 SCV Cases, 90,631 Statewide
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) has announced the launch of Virtual Senior Day presented by Chipotle, a social initiative that recognizes high school seniors who missed out on their final season of lacrosse due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Premier Lacrosse League, Chipotle to Honor Saugus LAX’s Graduating Athletes
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconference business meeting Wednesday, May 27, at 1:30 p.m.
May 27: COC Board of Trustees Virtual Business Meeting
Hertz announced Friday it and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Hertz Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Have you ever had a friend or loved one say, “Gee, I can’t wait to get older so I can go to a nursing home?”
Vacation Spots for Seniors | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
On Friday, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Miranda, Councilmember Bob Kellar and City Manager Ken Striplin met virtually with Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger to address the requested variance for North County cities to reopen at a pace appropriate for their communities.
City Officials, Barger Discuss Variance for Reopening Santa Clarita
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Thursday a new collaborative online campaign, “Advance SEL in California,” to engage educators, school leaders, and families in a wider conversation about how to advance, elevate, and spur action on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in California.
California Education Department Launches Social, Emotional Learning Initiative