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1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
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SCV Deputies Allegedly Fudged Traffic Tickets Written to Other Cops
Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

[District Attorney] – Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges that they filed false reports and committed perjury relating to traffic stops made in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2016. Michael Berk, 58, was charged with four counts each of filing...

Fraud Alert: Crooks Binge on Victims’ Data with Streaming Service Scam
Friday, Jun 15, 2018

Losing access to a favorite video streaming service can put binge-watchers into a panic – and con artists have been taking advantage of this with an increasingly popular fraud. In the Streaming Service Scam, victims receive an email that appears to be from a video or music streaming app claiming a...

Fraud Friday: A Click of a Link Can Lead to Memories, Documents Held Hostage
Friday, Mar 10, 2017

An inadvertent click in an email or website can lead to the unexpected download of software that locks the user out of their own computer, holding their files hostage. In the Ransomware Scam, the computer user is locked out of their computer files unless they pay a ransom within a stated deadline. If...

Facility Dogs in D.A. Office Comforting Child Abuse, Sexual Assault Victims
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Two new employees have been roaming the corridors of the Hall of Justice. Staff members inevitably recognize the duo by their short legs and golden fur coats. Their names? Bert and Skippy. With their handlers Martha Carbajal and Ashley Meyers, the four form the core of the newly created Bureau of Victims...

Fraud Alert: Storms Bring Rain, Damage, Contractor Scams Aimed at Seniors
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

Recent winter storms have brought the state much-needed rain but may also have caused damage to homes, leaving homeowners, especially seniors, more vulnerable to contractor scams. Unlicensed or unscrupulous contractors may peddle unnecessary or shoddy services to unsuspecting seniors. Advertisements...

Fraud Alert: Tips to Not Get Duped in Tech Support Scam
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

Computer users need to be careful if they receive unsolicited calls from thieves posing as technicians who claim they will fix problems with their devices. In the tech support scam, unsuspecting users will receive a call from a blocked or international number with the person claiming to be an employee...

Thieves Targeting Good Samaritans in Charity Scam
Friday, Dec 9, 2016

Next time you plan on donating to a charity make sure the money is going to the right cause and not into a crook’s pocket. In the charity scam, con artists prey on people who are generous with their money and are looking to contribute to an organization. There are two kinds of charity scams. So-called...

DA Jackie Lacey Announces Goals at Oath of Office Ceremony
Monday, Dec 5, 2016

District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that she plans to focus more attention on protecting children from abuse and neglect and addressing the growing opioid abuse epidemic. She also said she plans to mandate elimination of bias training for all prosecutors. District Attorney Lacey made her remarks...

City Employee Sentenced to 4 Years for Embezzlement
Monday, Nov 28, 2016

David Rubira A former assistant engineer for the City of Santa Clarita pleaded no contest today to embezzling more than $533,000 and was sentenced to four years in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. David Rubira, 40, pleaded no contest to one felony count...

Thieves Target Veterans by Posing as Charities
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

Thieves have their sights on military veterans by trying to dupe them on the day that pays tribute to them. Crooks try to take advantage of former servicemen and women on Veterans Day by touting special offers or dubious investment advice, according to prosecutors. Even worse, the fraudsters will solicit...

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1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
Henry Newhall
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]
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1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
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1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
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1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
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