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1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
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Hills-Garcia of Saugus Gets 5-10 Years in Prison in Nationwide Meth Case
Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020

Joel Travis Hills-Garcia, the second of two Saugus men arrested two years ago for involvement in a nationwide meth-trafficking ring has been sentenced in a Pennsylvania court to a prison term of five to 10 years. Hills-Garcia, 31, appeared Dec. 30 in Montgomery County Court for sentencing after pleading...

First SCV Baby of 2020 Continues Family Tradition
Friday, Jan 3, 2020

A Santa Clarita Valley tradition continued Wednesday when the first SCV baby born at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital was a girl delivered by a woman who grew up in the valley since she was a baby. Eloise Iris Ruth came into the world healthy at 9:40 a.m. Jan. 1, 2020, weighing 9 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring...

Nearly a Dozen DUI Arrests in SCV During Holiday

Close to a dozen motorists were arrested in the SCV over the New Year’s Day holiday, about the same number of arrests as last year, prompting law enforcement officers to once again remind motorists of the consequences of such a dangerously bad decision. Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s...

Newhall Shooting Sends One to Hospital
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020

One person was shot and rushed to the hospital following a shooting in Newhall on the first day of the new year. Shortly before 4:30 p.m., emergency response crews were dispatched to the intersection of Railroad Avenue and 13th Street for reports of someone shot. “We have one person injured and taken...

Bowman Grads, Students, Staffers Remember Heidi Levy, ‘Heidi Hugs’
Friday, Dec 20, 2019

According to many of the 100 who attended a memorial Thursday for Heidi Levy at Bowman High School, what the world lost the day she died were the hugs she would no longer give to show love and compassion. Levy, 69, was struck and killed at 9:13 p.m. on Dec. 13 in a traffic collision on Copper Hill Drive...

SCV Deputies: Train Passenger Pulls Knife on a Woman

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect on the Antelope Valley Metrolink line who was accused of pulling out a knife on a woman passenger Friday afternoon in Canyon Country. The suspect, whose identity has not yet been released, allegedly pulled the knife on a woman shortly after 3 p.m., according to...

Small Brush Fire Near Pyramid Lake Held to Quarter-Acre
Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Two water-dumping helicopters doused a small brush fire north of Pyramid Lake Thursday morning, within 10 minutes of being dispatched to it. Fire off of the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, just south of Templin Highway, was reported at 11 a.m. By 11:10 a.m., water had been dumped on it twice, fire...

Deputies Detain Four Alleged Young Gang Members

Four boys identified as gang members were detained and taken to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’’s Station Tuesday by detectives responding to concerns voiced by citizens. On Tuesday evening, detectives assigned to both juvenile and gang-related crime, accompanied by a probation officer and including...

Cascione Pleads No Contest in $88K Embezzlement Case
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

Patricia Cascione pleaded no contest to one count of embezzlement on December 18, 2019. Patricia Cascione, a Saugus woman accused of stealing more than $88,000 from nonprofit groups, including the local Girl Scouts, pleaded no contest Wednesday to one felony count of embezzlement by a public or private...

Civilian Oversight Commission Slips Quietly In and Out of SCV

Members of the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission were in town Tuesday but, unlike their town hall meetings where the public gets to weigh in on law enforcement, they reflected on the past year and scheduled items for the coming year, fielding only a couple of comments from the public. Although 100...

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Castaic Union School District, in partnership with the Castaic Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, will be hosting a “Be Kind to Your Community” event at Castaic Lake (lower lake), Saturday, Jan. 25, and the entire community is invited.
Jan. 25: Team Up to Clean Up Castaic Lake
Arson investigators have said the Tick Fire is not currently considered part of a criminal investigation.
Tick Fire Not Part of Criminal Investigation
Residents and visitors rely on Santa Clarita Transit to get where they need to go, and riders will soon be able to expand their transit opportunities, thanks to the new bus transfer station at the Vista Canyon development located south of the 14 Freeway.
Jan. 27: Vista Canyon Bus Transfer Center Groundbreaking
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a Business Meeting Wednesday, Jan 22, starting with a closed session at 3:30 p.m. and followed by an open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 22: Santa Clarita Community College District Business Meeting
A woman and a man were both arrested on Sunday on charges related to an attempted murder investigation.
Canyon Country Woman,  Newhall Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the creation of a new NonProfit Council designed specifically for local 501c(3) nonprofits who are members of the Chamber to keep our local non-profits on the forefront in charitable giving, advocacy and regulations.
SCV Chamber Announces Launch of Nonprofit Council
LOS ANGELES – The second annual Los Angeles Kings Festival – in which Kings Season Ticket members and fans can meet the entire Kings team – will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Staples Center.
Feb. 27: LA Kings Festival
A multivehicle traffic collision on Highway 14 resulted in all southbound lanes closed for more than two hours Monday night.
Multi-vehicle Collision Prompts Closure of State Route 14
Back in the 1960s, there weren’t any special education programs in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Hansen Family Continues Making Impact with SCV’s Special Needs Community
Castaic Union School District is excited to announce that online Kindergarten enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.
Castaic Union Kindergarten Enrollment Now Open
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Scott Newhall
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously voted to recognize the week of Feb. 3-7 as National School Counseling Week across the district during Wednesday night’s board meeting.
Hart District: 1st Week of Feb. is ‘School Counseling Week’
Did you sign up for a Medicare Advantage health plan last year only to find that it doesn’t meet your needs? Not to worry.You still have time to switch to another Medicare Advantage plan, or return to Original Medicare.
Medicare: Not Too Late to Change Plans | Commentary by Cate Kortzeborn
The Santa Clarita Valley Chinese School hosted its annual Chinese New Year celebration with food, games and crafts at the Old Town Newhall Library on Saturday afternoon.
SCV Chinese School Celebrates Year of the Rat
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 21: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Special Meeting
Valencia, California-based Princess Cruises is part of Carnival Australia which has pledged $1.9 million in total to various bushfire relief efforts in Australia.
Carnival Australia Pledges $1.9M to Bushfire Relief
The Hart High School Baseball Program will host its annual Alumni Game and 2020 Hart Baseball Team Preview at the Hart baseball field in Newhall on Sunday, January 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jan. 26: Hart High Baseball Alumni Game, Team Preview
The Santa Clarita Valley Man & Woman of the Year Committee has set Friday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. as the deadline for nominations to the community's premier volunteer recognition event.
Jan. 31: Deadline for 2020 Man & Woman of the Year Nominations
The man who died after being found unresponsive at his home in Saugus on Saturday has been identified as Daniel Brett Bennett, according to Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office officials.
Coroner ID’s Saugus Death as Daniel Bennett, Former Rep. Hill’s Brother
A 37-year-old man whose legal name is Sexy Vegan has entered a no-contest plea in connection to a video he posted with a dog, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
Sexy Vegan Pleads No Contest for Video With Dog
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Angel Reinosa has been charged with falsely reporting that he had been shot by a sniper while in the parking lot of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station on August 21, 2019, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Angel Reinosa, Ex-Lancaster Deputy, Charged in Bogus Shooting
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander