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April 12
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue

Deputies Seize 240 Marijuana Plants in Newhall Grow House Raid
Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021

Acting on a tip, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station raided a residence in Newhall and seized 240 marijuana plants. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media: “When the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station North Region Narcotics Team received information...

SCV Sheriff’s Station Provides Details on ‘Use of Force’ in Arrest
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station authorities have provided details of a “use of force” incident captured on video Tuesday of an altercation between deputies and a suspect being questioned and detained about a package theft in Canyon Country. Here’s more of the story from the...

LASD: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, So ‘Give the Phone a Break’
Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department encourages drivers to give the phone a break and focus on the road. Throughout the month of April, the Sheriff’s Department will have additional deputies on patrol specifically looking for drivers who violate...

Parking Enforcement to Resume Countywide April 1
Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Parking Enforcement Detail will again enforce all parking violations beginning Thursday, April 1, the department announced Wednesday. Deputies will resume handing out street sweeping citations, expired registration citations, as well as towing vehicles...

LASD, CHP to be Out in Force on St. Patrick’s Day
Monday, Mar 15, 2021

This St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have deputies on patrol from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The California Highway Patrol officers from the CHP’s Newhall Area...

Sheriff’s Detectives Round Up Catalytic Converters Believed Stolen in SCV
Thursday, Mar 11, 2021

In a proactive approach to lower theft of vehicle catalytic converters, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Impact Team led a search warrant operation on Wednesday, centered in the city of Los Angeles. After countless hours of follow-up investigation, multiple locations within the city...

LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Friday, Mar 5, 2021

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating missing person Debbie Phipps. Phipps, 50, was last seen on Feb. 7 at 9:00 a.m. on the 1500 block of Daffodil Ave, Canyon Country. She left the location with either a walker or wheelchair...

SCV Law Enforcement Community Mourns Death of LASD Deputy Pedro Romo
Monday, Feb 15, 2021

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Pedro Romo, who was assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station as a school resource officer for Valencia High School, died Sunday, according to the station’s social media. Here’s more from a Facebook post just after noon on Monday: “Our...

Deputies Raid Suspected Puppy Mill in Acton, Also Find Motorcycle ‘Chop Shop’
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies assigned to the Community Partnerships Bureau served a search warrant on a suspected illegal puppy mill in Acton on Tuesday, and also found numerous stolen motorcycles and miscellaneous parts. In conjunction with L.A. County Department of Animal Care...

LASD Launches Wage Theft Task Force

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Tuesday launched the first-of-its-kind “Wage Theft Task Force” to protect undocumented and documented workers in the county. “Rebuilding trust with our community, in particular the undocumented, is crucial to public safety, I want those...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the all-star cast of presenters at the 93rd Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. PDT.
Academy Reveals All-Star Cast of Presenters for 93rd Oscars Telecast
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, April 12-18, 2021
Now Filming in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,” 8 More Productions
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
As of Monday, Los Angeles County residents may apply for financial help to cover funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to L.A. County Residents
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
Report: No Compelling Case for Santa Clarita City Public Health Department
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday a hospital expansion plan to increase facilities by 200,000 square feet.
City Council to Weigh Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Expansion Plan
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
SCV COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Increases to 37%
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
CBRE announced the sale of a state-of-the-art 24,164 square-foot industrial facility to Tera McHugh and John McHugh, owners of Versatile Systems, Inc.
Valencia Industrial Building Sold to Versatile Systems
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying public health restrictions in place for large events and community gatherings, as well as past participation numbers, the city of Santa Clarita has evaluated several components of the annual Santa Clarita Marathon and is making a necessary change to the event.
City Postpones 2021 Marathon, Event Permanently Moved to February
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 52 new deaths and 710 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,417 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Hospitalizations Remain Under 600; SCV Cases Total 27,417