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December 4
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren

Ringleader Gets Life for 2011 Halloween Slaying
Friday, Jun 12, 2015

The last remaining perpetrator of a robbery-murder on Halloween 2011 in Santa Clarita was sentenced Friday. Diamonte “Tay Tay” McGhee, 20, of Canyon Country, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, in addition to approximately seven life terms, officials said. He was convicted of...

Accomplice Takes 16-Year Deal in Halloween Murder
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015

One of three men accused in the robbery and murder in Canyon Country pleaded no contest and was sentenced Wednesday, officials said. Branden Higgs, 20, of Canyon Country, pleaded guilty to five charges in connection with the shooting charges death of Alejandro Sanchez Torres in the Santa Clara River...

Canyon Country Man, 20, Gets 4 Life Terms Plus 30 Years for Murder
Friday, Apr 10, 2015

A judge sentenced one of three men who were teens when a Santa Clarita man was shot and killed in a 2011 Halloween robbery-murder to multiple life sentences Thursday. Eric Edwards, of Canyon Country, 20, was sentenced to 30 to life, plus four consecutive life terms for his 2011 crimes, said Ricardo Santiago,...

Convicted Murderer Seeks Retrial for Canyon Country Slaying
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

Photo: KHTS A man found guilty in a 2011 robbery-murder in Canyon Country is requesting a new trial on the murder charges, officials said Thursday. Jurors found Eric Edwards and Diamonte McGhee guilty of a 2011 Halloween murder. Both are facing a maximum of life in prison at sentencing. The jury found...

4 SCV Felony Cases in Court Monday
Monday, Jul 15, 2013

Jerry Moon Several  Santa Clarita Valley-related cases were heard Monday in San Fernando Superior Court. The cases of Eric and Roger Yee, Raymundo Soto, Jerry Moon and three men charged with a Halloween murder were all in court, according to a spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office. Diamonte...

Trial in Halloween 2011 Murder Keeps Getting Delayed
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013

The case of three teens charged with the Halloween 2011 murder of a Good Samaritan in Canyon Country has hit another delay, according to Deputy District Attorney Brad Lieberman. Diamonte Jerome McGhee, Branden Trevaughn Higgs and Eric Michael Edwards are adults now. They all turned 18 while in custody...

Court Documents Shed Light on Halloween Murder
Friday, Aug 10, 2012

Conspiracy. One of 16 counts, including the Halloween murder of Alejandro Alex Sanchez-Torrez in Canyon Country, involves the alleged conspiracy between Diamonte Jerome McGhee, Brandon Trevaughn Higgs and Eric Michael Edwards to commit the crime of robbery. On Wednesday the Los Angeles County District...

Canyon Country Murder Suspects to be Tried as Adults
Friday, Nov 4, 2011

A suspect is taken into custody following a fatal shooting in a Canyon Country parking lot. Photo by Elliott Cohen for SCVNews.com The alleged triggerman in Monday’s shooting at a strip mall in Canyon Country is a repeat offender, according to a complaint filed by the District Attorney. Diamonte Jerome...

Thursday, Nov 3, 2011

A fund has been established to assist the family of the Good Samaritan who was killed during an attempted robbery Monday in Canyon Country. The identity of the victim has not been verified by the coroner, who has been in contact with the Mexican consulate to help locate the victim’s next of kin. Homicide...

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It came down to the final 3.2 seconds.
Heartbreaking Loss for Mustangs in Florida
College of the Canyons has received a $500,00 grant from the California Workforce Development Board to develop High Road Training Partnerships with regional industry partners.
COC Awarded $500K Training Grant
The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood donations, and the city of Santa Clarita is urging residents to make a life-saving appointment today.
SCV Blood Donors Urgently Needed
Yair Haimoff, managing director SIOR of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of four medical office condos located at 27335 Tourney Road in Valencia for a purchase price of $3.4 million.
Valencia Medical Office Condos Sell for $3.4M
One of my favorite new holiday traditions is taking my family to a day out on the ice at The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint Valencia, especially during the holiday season.
Ken Striplin | Holiday Season at The Cube
The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce that MV Transportation and the union that represents the bus drivers came to an agreement on Sunday, ending the strike.
Santa Clarita Bus Strike Over
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the list of six productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Dec. 4 - Sunday, Dec. 10.
‘NCIS,’ ‘CSI: Vegas’ Among Six Productions Filming in SCV
The Canyon Theatre Guild’s production of "Elf The Musical," based on the New Line Cinema movie of the same name, opened Friday, Nov. 24 and will run until Dec. 23rd, including added shows on Sunday Dec. 3 and Thursday Dec. 14.
Canyon Theatre Guild Presents ‘Elf: The Musical’
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
When Danny Trejo was released from prison in 1969 after stints for crimes including armed robbery and drug dealing, and before he became one of today’s most recognizable actors, he returned to the neighborhood he grew up in and stole from.
Actor Danny Trejo Encourages CSUN Students to Help Others
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6, beginning with closed session at 5 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Dec. 6: Hart District Regular Board Meeting
Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert “Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE,” to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons for one performance only on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 7 p.m.
March 21: Mandy Patinkin Coming to PAC
As the new Commissioner of Athletics, this is the first opportunity I have had to witness and participate in the planning and implementation of the championship events held every year by the CIF Southern Section.
CIF-SS Commissioner Mike West | Fall Championship Round-up
Join the city of Santa Clarita Friday, Dec. 8, for part of your lunch break to test your knowledge about Green Santa Clarita programs and events.
Dec. 8: Green Santa Clarita Trivia
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency will hold an Engineering and Operations Committee meeting Thursday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 7: SCV Water Engineering, Operations Committee Meeting
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will join in commemorating the 35th annual World AIDS Day Friday, with the theme “World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit.”
L.A. County Recognizing World AIDS Day
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., on the First Floor of City Hall in Council Chambers.
Dec. 7: Parks & Rec to Discuss Winter Season Programming
Mission Opera is presenting its fourth annual ‘Winter Holidays of the World’ - a free concert for residents of Santa Clarita featuring a celebration of international winter holidays through music and dance, Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church.
Dec. 8: Mission Opera’s Annual ‘Winter Holidays of the World’
The Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity launched the Shop Local LA County Holiday Campaign earlier this week, encouraging County residents to sign the #ShopLocalLA Pledge and participate in the newly announced holiday sweepstakes, “Shop Local Sweeps”, for an opportunity to win gift cards to their favorite small businesses in their own neighborhoods.
L.A. County Launches Shop Local Holiday Campaign
The holiday season holds a special place in our hearts as we get to spend time with loved ones.
Jason Gibbs | Give Back this Holiday Season
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the following Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.
Ocean Water Advisory Continues for L.A. County Beaches
The California Department of Transportation has scheduled Lane Closures on the northbound and southbound Antelope Valley Freeway / State Route 14 between Technology Drive in Palmdale and Avenue A in Lancaster, closing up to three lanes.
Caltrans Announces SR-14 Lane Closures