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1925 - Actor Harry Carey files patent on the original 160-acre Saugus homestead he'd purchased in 1916 (now Tesoro Del Valle) [story]
Harry Carey


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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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The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting (CCAC) will take place Wednesday, July 17, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Mint Canyon Moose Lodge Family Center Banquet Room.
July 17: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
LANCASTER – The JetHawks came to tie the game four times before finally taking the lead in a 6-5 win over the San Jose Giants Monday night at The Hangar. Matt McLaughlin drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.
JetHawks Rally Against Giants to Take Series Finale
Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, will partner with the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) for a Wildfire Preparedness Town Hall Meeting in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Smith Partners with LACoFD, LASD for Wildfire Preparedness Town Hall
1925 - Actor Harry Carey files patent on the original 160-acre Saugus homestead he'd purchased in 1916 (now Tesoro Del Valle) [story]
Harry Carey
After nearly two decades serving College of the Canyons and its students, Dr. Barry Gribbons has agreed to become president of Los Angeles Valley College.
COC’s Gribbons Named President of LA Valley College
The Los Angeles County Probation Department's 2019 First Quarter Accomplishment Report is now available for viewing online.
County Probation Issues 2019 First Quarter Report
The University of Antelope Valley has promoted UAV baseball alumnus and three-year assistant coach Neal White to the position of Head Baseball Coach, effective immediately.
Neal White Promoted to Head Baseball Coach at UAV
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a report Monday with findings that unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in LA County — in contrast to those that are licensed — pose health risks to consumers.
County Report Assesses Health Impact of Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries
College of the Canyons' 2018-19 season was another banner year for COC Athletics, with many highlights to recap, including the Men's Soccer Team's first Western State Conference championship.
COC Athletics 2018-2019 — Cougars by the Numbers
Following a crushing 17-5 defeat Saturday, the Lancaster Jethawks fell again to the San Jose Giants on Sunday evening by a score of 5-3 at The Hangar.
Lancaster Falls to San Jose Sunday
The San Jose Giants overwhelmed the JetHawks Saturday night, handing Lancaster a 17-5 crushing defeat at home at The Hangar.
JetHawks Lose Big to Giants Saturday
The Lancaster JetHawks got a fantastic start from Garrett Schilling to beat the Stockton Ports, 5-2, Friday night at The Hangar.
Schilling Shines in JetHawks Win Over Ports
After Los Angeles and Long Beach, Santa Clarita experienced the most growth in real estate and business property values of all 88 Los Angeles County cities, according to the 2019 Assessment Roll certified by County Assessor Jeff Prang and released Monday.
Assessor: LA County, SCV Property Values Grow to All-Time High
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce today announced it will host U.S. Representative Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) as part of its Current Affairs Forum series on Tuesday, July 30, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
July 30: SCV Chamber Current Affairs Forum with Hill
Before you travel abroad this summer, keep in mind that Medicare usually does not cover health care services or supplies while you’re traveling outside the United States.
Medicare and Foreign Travel | Commentary by Greg Dill
California Highway Patrol officers made three arrests on firearm charges in the early-morning hours Saturday that resulted from an alleged speeding violation, officials said.
CHP Arrests 3 on Firearm Charges in Acton
The nonprofit Friends of Hart Park will present Western star William S. Hart's 1919 silent classic "Square Deal Sanderson" in the 11th annual "Silents Under the Stars" screening at the park on Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at 6 p.m.
Aug. 10: ‘Silents Under the Stars’ to Screen William S. Hart Classic
With several local species of live rattlesnakes from the Santa Clarita Valley area, Redemption Road K9 held a rattlesnake avoidance seminar Saturday for about 35 local residents and their dogs.
Redemption Road K9’s Holds Rattlesnake Avoidance Seminar
After more than a decade, the Whittaker-Bermite cleanup reached a significant milestone this month as soil remediation efforts in contaminated areas are now complete, according to officials close to the matter.
Whittaker-Bermite Soil Cleanup Complete, Officials Report
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating two additional confirmed measles cases in county residents.
Public Health Probing Additional Measles Cases
Air quality is very unhealthy Monday and will be unhealthy Tuesday for all individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to an updated alert from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
SCV Air Quality Very Unhealthy Monday, Tuesday
Elected officials from cities and counties up and down coastal California agreed with state officials that sea-level rise as a result of climate change is “happening now.”
State, Local Interests Spar Over Sea-Level Rise
1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
Acton Rooster
1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
Gaspar de Portola