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2013 - Actor Paul Walker ("Fast & Furious" movies) dies in a fiery car crash in the Valencia Industrial Center. [story]
Paul Walker

Decorated Ex-SCV Resident Deputy Slain During Burglary Call in Lancaster
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s sergeant was killed in the line of duty Wednesday in Lancaster. The victim was identified as Sgt. Steve Owen, 53. The incident occurred shortly after noon in the 3200 block of West Avenue J-7. Owen was responding to the scene of a residential burglary (see below) when...

Co-Owner of Margarita’s Grill Found Dead; Son Booked for Murder
Monday, Oct 3, 2016

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials have identified a Saugus murder victim as Maria Lucatero, 56. Lucatero’s body was discovered  by her husband shortly after 1 p.m. Monday in their Saugus home in the 19500 block of Castille Lane. She had been stabbed multiple times in the upper torso...

Jury Convicts Killer of Castaic Man, 3 Others in Northridge
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

Victim Teofilo “JoJo” Navales of Castaic It took a jury less than two hours of deliberation Thursday to find 34-year-old Ka Pasasouk guilty of murdering four people outside a Northridge apartment complex in December 2012. One of the victims was 49-year-old Teofilo “JoJo” Navales (pictured) of...

2 Men Shot to Death in Valencia Home
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015

Two adult men were shot and killed in a Valencia home Sunday night, officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the 28700 block of Iron Village Drive in the West Hills gated community at approximately 8:11...

Wrong-Way Driver Gets 23 to Life for Deadly Crash on 14 Freeway
Friday, Oct 2, 2015

[District Attorney] – A Tujunga man was sentenced today to 23 years to life in state prison after being convicted of murder for a 2013 DUI wrong-way crash on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Agua Dulce, the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced. Victim Rev. Manard Giles Bradford Pate,...

Newhall Man, 48, Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Young Wife
Friday, Sep 18, 2015

[District Attorney] – A 48-year-old man was charged Friday with killing his wife at their Newhall home about two months after they married. Deputy District Attorney Julie Kramer said Robert George Arvizu (dob 9/24/66) pleaded not guilty today to one count of murder. The murder count was added...

Santa Clarita Man Shot to Death Near Coalinga
Friday, Jul 24, 2015

Photo: Fresno County Sheriff The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a Santa Clarita Valley man whose body was found on roadside near Coalinga. Authorities have identified the victim as Hector Steven Lemus, 37, of Santa Clarita. Lemus was last seen alive at MacArthur...

Death of Man in CC Apartment Ruled Homicide
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015

A man whose body was found Monday inside a Canyon Country apartment unit has been identified and his death has been ruled a homicide, officials said Tuesday. Samuel Harmon Van Dusen, 50, of Santa Clarita, was found with a gunshot wound to the chest Monday morning in the Sierra Canyon Apartments, said...

Detectives Looking Into Death of Man in Canyon Country
Monday, Jun 22, 2015

Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man in the Canyon Country area, officials reported Monday. Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man in the Canyon Country area, officials reported Monday. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s...

AV Woman Charged with Killing Boyfriend with Canned Food
Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

[District Attorney] – A woman was charged Thursday with killing her 59-year-old boyfriend by striking him in the head with cans of food, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami said Linda Clarene Jackson (dob 1/7/56) of Lake Los Angeles...

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The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Rio Vista Water Treatment Plant boardroom, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.
Dec. 5: SCV Water Regular Board Meeting
The holiday season is off to a roaring start for Princess Cruises as the brand experienced its most prolific sales period ever for the week of Thanksgiving including Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Nov. 20-27).
Princess Cruises Sets Thanksgiving Week Booking Record
California State Parks and the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (Tribe) Thursday a historic agreement to formalize their cooperation and collaboration in the management and protection of natural and cultural resources and interpretation for state parks within the Tribe’s ancestral lands.
Tataviam Tribe, State Parks Ink Historic Agreement
Calling all Los Angeles Kings fans – in coordination with the “2023 We Are All Kings Rink Tour”, The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center | Powered by FivePoint Valencia is excited to host 2-3 current Kings players this Saturday, Dec. 2, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Dec. 2: L.A. Kings Coming to The Cube
“Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” is championed by Zonta Clubs worldwide. The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley joins the annual awareness and educational campaign which takes place during the United Nations 16 days of Activism from Nov. 25 through Dec. 10.
Zonta SCV Joins U.N.’s 16 Days of Activism
The Baker Family Foundation is proud to announce the re-launch of “The Big Idea SCV,” an entrepreneurial pitch contest for high school students grades 9 - 12, and college students between ages 18 - 25.
Dec. 1: Registration Opens for ‘The Big Idea SCV’ Re-Launch
Nestled in the hearts of our community, the Santa Clarita Public Library system holds an important place in the lives of our residents.
Laurene Weste | Galactic Adventures at Family Literacy Festival
The countdown to holiday magic has officially begun.
Dec. 2: Santa Snow Bash at Tejon Outlets
College of the Canyons student-athletes Jade Sims (women's basketball) and Noah Staples (football) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Nov. 20-25.
COC Names Jade Sims, Noah Staples Athletes of the Week
While yarn and thread have long been traditional materials for needlepoint, or canvas hand embroidery, California Institute of the Arts alum Mark Chamness (Art BFA 96) has made do with more unorthodox fibers.
CalArts Alum Opens ‘Discarded Urban Plastic’ Exhibit
2013 - Actor Paul Walker ("Fast & Furious" movies) dies in a fiery car crash in the Valencia Industrial Center. [story]
Paul Walker
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations  released its annual analysis of hate crimes reported throughout Los Angeles County in 2022.
County Hate Crimes Second Highest in 20 Years
 Governor Gavin Newsom announced the California Highway Patrol is increasing statewide efforts to combat organized retail crime as the annual holiday shopping season begins.
California Seeks to Combat Organized Retail Crime
The Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity, in partnership with Project Equity, launched Employee Ownership LA County. 
County Launches Free Employee Ownership Consultation
Fostering Youth Independence has launched its year-end giving campaign to support local foster youth aging out of the L.A. County foster system without ever finding a permanent home and family.
Fostering Youth Independence Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign
In response to the increase of xylazine in the illegal drug supply in the U.S., the California Department of Public Health has issued a letter to healthcare facilities and providers outlining the risks and warning signs of exposure, as well as patient care recommendations.
California Public Health Issues Warning On Xylazine
Registration is underway for the College of the Canyons winter 2024 session, which boasts more than 300 class sections.
COC Opens 2024 Winter Registration
Ismachiah Oduwole, a 13-year-old Santa Clarita ninth grader received an invitation by the UAE to attend COP 28 in Dubai, as their guest.
UAE Government Invites 13 Year Old Santa Clarita Student To Attend COP 28 in Dubai
The largest casino ever built by Princess Cruises is readying to deal a full house of luck on the next-generation, 4,300-guest Sun Princess. 
Princess Cruises Goes “All-In” With Its Largest Casino Ever Debuting on New Sun Princess
1957 - Incorporation of Mint Canyon Chamber of Commerce; became Canyon Country Chamber [story]
Frontier Days
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Trauma Center System in Los Angeles County, the EMS Agency partnered with OneLegacy to host a 40th Anniversary Celebration. Los Angeles County is the site of one of the first Trauma Center Systems in the United States and to date is one of the largest nationwide.
Henry Mayo Recognized as L.A. County Celebrates 40 Years of Trauma Care
This holiday season, give the Gift of Life. Honor or remember a loved one through the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation’s Gift of Life program. Sponsorship levels range from $25, $50, $100, $250, $500 and $1,000.
Dec. 11: Light Up a Life Ceremony at Henry Mayo
Porsche Santa Clarita’s last Cars & Coffee event of the year will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All makes and models of cars are welcome.
Dec. 2: Cars & Coffee Toy Drive to Benefit SCV
Join the Triumph Foundation for dinner on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country and 10% of your dinner tab will go to support Triumph.
Nov. 30: Eat-for-A-Cause Fundraiser to Benefit the Triumph Foundation