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1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
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SCV Deputies Nab Wanted Felon, Arrest Auto Theft Suspects
Monday, Aug 10, 2020

In separate incidents, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a wanted felon and his companion on felony warrants last week and three suspects on auto theft charges Friday and over the weekend. Here’s more from the station’s social media: “A deputy patrolling...

Aug. 4: Drug Take-Back Event at SCV Sheriff’s Station
Friday, Jul 31, 2020

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station J-Team will host a drug take-back event on Tuesday, August 4, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Residents may drop off unwanted and expired prescription medications at a temporary collection site set up in front of the station at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia...

Skateboard-Towing Woman Arrested on Felony ID Theft Charges Twice in 3 Days

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested the same woman twice in three days on felony ID theft charges for allegedly possessing bogus driver’s licenses. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media: “A 23-year-old woman — arrested Tuesday...

Deputies Arrest Assault Suspect in Castaic, Parolee in Canyon Country
Friday, Jul 24, 2020

In separate incidents Thursday morning, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested a suspect in an assault with a deadly weapon case in Castaic and a man for allegedly violating his parole in Canyon Country. Here’s more from the station’s social media: “A...

J-Team Cites Vaping Store Clerk, Arrests Woman on Warrants

A detective from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station’s J-Team cited a vaping store clerk Tuesday for allegedly selling tobacco products to underage customers. In the process, the detective also arrested a woman with outstanding warrants. Here’s more of the story from the station’s...

SCV Deputies Arrest 2 Seattle Men on Multiple Weapons, Drug Charges
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested two men from Seattle at a Stevenson Ranch hotel on multiple weapons and drug charges last weekend. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media: “Huge bust, and it all started just because we were concerned...

‘Parolee at Large’ Arrested in Canyon Country on Felony Weapons Charges
Monday, Jul 20, 2020

A man described as a “parolee at large” was arrested by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies in Canyon Country Monday morning on felony weapons charges and for giving a false name to the deputies. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media, which...

Woman Driving with Baby on Her Lap Charged with Child Endangerment, DUI
Friday, Jul 17, 2020

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a 30-year-old woman in Canyon Country Wednesday night on felony child endangerment and misdemeanor DUI charges. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media: “Thank you to the Good Samaritan who flagged a deputy...

SCV COBRA Detectives Make Multiple Felony Arrests
Monday, Jun 29, 2020

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station‘s COBRA unit arrested more than half a dozen people on a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges in the SCV Saturday night. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media: “‘Nice to meet you, what’s...

Newhall Man Charged with GTA, ID Theft, Drug Possession
Friday, Jun 26, 2020

A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy arrested a 29-year-old Newhall man early Tuesday on charges of grand theft auto, identity theft and heroin possession. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media about the unnamed resident’s arrest: “Tuesday,...

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1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
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The city of Santa Clarita has increased the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the city through the end of January.
Santa Clarita Increases Street Sweeping Through January
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 33 new deaths and 510 new positive cases of COVID-19, as the Santa Clarita Valley counts 6,809 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 72 deaths from the virus since the World Health Organization declared the pandemic on March 11.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 6,809 Cases in SCV, 290,486 in L.A. County to Date
Fair Oaks Ranch Community School teacher Ken Newton has been named a recipient of a Fall 2020 Teacher Grant from the California Credit Union.
Fair Oaks Ranch’s Ken Newton Wins 2020 Teacher Grant from CCU
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday honored 18 student Academy Award winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 47th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held virtually for the first time
Medalists Revealed in 2020 Student Academy Awards
With only two weeks left before the November election, candidates Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, honed in on their priorities during a virtual forum Tuesday.
Congressional Candidates Talk COVID, Federal Aid, Assembly Bill 5
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a special virtual program titled “ACCESSIBILITY/VISIBILITY: Breaking Down the Barriers for People with Disabilities in Media,” going live October 26 at 5 p.m.
Academy Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups and individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and the East San Gabriel Valley Wednesday, October 21, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Wednesday SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals, Groups
Nearly 300,000 more Americans have died so far in 2020 than in a typical year, with the excess deaths including the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 plus deaths indirectly tied to the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said Tuesday.
COVID-19 Pandemic Blamed for 300K Excess Deaths in U.S.
A group of Black Lives Matter activists who rang Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s doorbell earlier this year were met by her husband holding a loaded handgun.
Black Lives Matter Sues L.A. District Attorney, Husband Over Gun-Pointing Incident
The California attorney general has asked a judge to enforce subpoenas served on the California Republican Party, to order the removal of unofficial ballot drop boxes placed across the state and to turn over the names of voters who used the boxes.
California AG Asks Court to Intervene in Ballot Box Fight With State GOP
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Buckweed Fire
The daily COVID-19 report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health was not available as of deadline Tuesday due to technical issues with the County's system.
Henry Mayo Reports Hospital’s 30th COVID-19 Death
A member of the William S. Hart Union High School District community has tested positive for COVID-19, district officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
COVID-19 Hits Hart District Community
The coronavirus has created at least one unexpected benefit for The Master's University men's golf team.
COVID-19 Precautions Lead to Unexpected Benefit for Mustangs Golf
While the announcement did not take place in a star-studded ballroom of a Beverly Hills hotel, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded California State University, Northridge a total $80,000 to support the university’s film students, with $20,000 specifically designated to help students adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Hollywood Foreign Press Awards CSUN $80K to Help Film Students Impacted By COVID-19
California will not allow Six Flags Magic Mountain and other large theme parks, such as Universal Studios and Disneyland, to reopen until their respective counties enter the least restrictive tier under the state’s metrics, officials announced Tuesday.
Magic Mountain, Large Theme Parks to Remain Closed Under CA’s New Reopening Guidelines
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang released the 2020 Annual Report, reflecting growth and increases in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property countywide. The report includes an updated ranking of the County’s 88 cities, including the highest valued cities and those with the highest percentage change from the prior year.
County Assessor: Pre-COVID Data Shows Santa Clarita Top Five Highest Valued Cities
A two-vehicle crash took down a traffic light in Santa Clarita late Tuesday morning.
Two-Vehicle Collision Leads to Downed Traffic Light
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board will hold its regular meeting virtually Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 21: Hart District’s Governing Board Virtual Regular Meeting
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Murdewiyanti Finn, 48, of Lancaster, as the woman killed in a traffic collision on Highway 14 in Newhall Sunday evening.
Coroner Identifies Woman Killed in State Route 14 Fatality
For the second year, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel were given the opportunity to trade out their regular patches for pink ones for October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Personnel Take Part in Pink Patch Project
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Tuesday, Oct. 20, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco (75 square miles of SCV) for $33,000, or 69 cents an acre, in a sheriff's sale [story]
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