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1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
Golden State Hospital

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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1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
Golden State Hospital
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed the first death due to the West Nile virus for the 2021 season in Los Angeles County. The patient, a resident of the eastern region of Los Angeles County, was hospitalized and died from WNV-associated neuro-invasive disease.
Public Health Confirms First West Nile Virus Death of 2021
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 25 new deaths and 1,823 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,090 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to require vaccination verification or a negative test prior to entry to all mega-events and event venues by Oct. 7.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Health Officer Order on Vaccination Verification to be Issued in L.A. County; SCV Cases Total 35,090
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Wednesday that would require developers of various types of residential, commercial and industrial projects to provide public art in private developments in the amount of 1% of the building valuation or pay 1% of the building valuation toward a public art fund.
Supervisors Approve Art Fee for Developments, Barger Abstains
The Santa Clarita City Council received a brief report Tuesday about Camps Scott and Scudder, two Saugus facilities recommended by the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council’s Juvenile Justice Realignment Block Grant Ad-Hoc Subcommittee in May to become the new homes of violent juvenile offenders in Los Angeles County.
City Council Receives Update on Camps Scott, Scudder
A big-rig fire Friday afternoon rapidly grew to a 100-acre brush fire east of Interstate 5 at Vista del Lago Road.
100-Acre Fire Closes I-5 Ramps at Vista del Lago, 0% Contained
During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 19 through 25, the California Highway Patrol will educate the public on the importance of ensuring children are riding in a properly fitted and installed child passenger safety seat.
CHP to Take Part in Safety Effort During Child Passenger Safety Week
The atmosphere on the outdoor patio of the Holiday Inn Express in Valencia was fun and lively during the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Latino Business Alliance’s Hispanic Heritage Month event Wednesday evening.
Latino Business Leaders Celebrate a Growing Community at Hispanic Heritage Month event
In the same week Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said they’ll be expanding the limitations on deputies drawing their AR-15’s in the field, some Santa Clarita Valley activists said they still want to see more changes to law enforcement policy
LASD to ‘Modify’ Rules for Deputies Drawing Weapons in the Field Following Inspector General’s Report
1879 - First official Newhall School building erected near Walnut & Ninth streets [story]
First Newhall School
CSUN President Erika D. Beck last week greeted the CSUN community — and welcomed students, faculty and staff returning to a partially reopened campus — in her annual Fall Welcome Address on Sept. 10.
CSUN President Sets Tone of Inspiration, Challenge in Welcome Address
One of the toughest decisions a pet owner can face is no longer being able to keep their beloved pet.
County Animal Care & Control Launches Resource for Rehoming Pets
Midway through the 2021 season, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls’ volleyball team finds itself ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 8.
CIF-SS Ranks Santa Clarita Christian Girls Volleyball No. 1
If the teams are still having trouble figuring out their schemes, right now would be a very good time to turn it around: Foothill League competition starts next week.
SCV High School Football Week Five Preview
Today’s blog is the third and final installment in a series in which I review how the Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control (DACC) has improved its operations over the past 20 years.
Marcia Mayeda Reflects on 20 Years at Animal Care & Control | Third in a Series
Well more than 100 people gathered at the Elks Lodge on Sierra Highway Saturday to enjoy time with friends and family — and raise funds for local charities — during the Elks’ Car & Bike Show.
Elks’ Car & Bike Show Raises Funds for Area Charities
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 165 since the onset of the pandemic, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 164th, 165th Deaths; SCV Cases Total 35,022
1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
Mitchell adobe
Students across L.A. County may soon have access to more mental health services with the expansion of the Community School Initiative. 
Student Mental Health Services Expansion To Be Explored County Wide
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes. 
Supervisor Barger To Address Sloan Canyon Traffic Safety
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 37 new deaths and 1,930 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,936 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Issues New Vaccine Order; 34,936 Total SCV Cases
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
2 Suspects Arrested In Connection To Baskin-Robbins Burglaries
The city of Santa Clarita invites non-profit organizations interested in learning more about the 2022 grant cycle of the Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Thursday, Sept 23.
City Invites Non-Profits To Informational Meeting On Non-Profit Grant
The city of Santa Clarita is presenting the 2021 Parent Resource Symposium, titled “Social Media: The New Gateway Drug” later this month. 
Upcoming Parent Symposium To Show Dangers Of Social Media