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1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
Cougar Stadium

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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Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 32 new deaths and 1,238 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,326 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital officials confirmed one new death bringing the total deaths since the pandemic began to 167.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Officials Confirm 167th Death at Henry Mayo; 35,326 Total SCV Cases
A gunshot victim was reported in Canyon Country Tuesday evening, prompting a response from both law enforcement and paramedics.
Man Surrenders After Report of Gunshot in Home
The Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark is hosting a series of special activities at “Last Sundays at the Landmark” with a special tribute in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month of the songs of Early California from the del Valle Family of Camulos, set for Sept. 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 26: Rancho Camulos to Honor Hispanic Heritage Month During ‘Last Sundays at the Landmark’
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Christian Raigosa with Kaiser Permanente to serve as the 2022 Chair of the Board of Directors.
SCV Chamber Announces New Chair of the Board
Members of the community are invited to provide their input on a draft plan for long-term management of local groundwater resources by Oct. 15.
Public Input Sought on Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan
City of Santa Clarita Transit officials were forced to temporarily pause two trips on Monday after 20 employees, including bus drivers and call dispatchers, called out of work due to COVID-19-related reasons.
Santa Clarita Transit Cancels Bus Routes After 17 Bus Drivers Call Out of Work
1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
Cougar Stadium
Both classified staff and teachers in the William S. Hart Union High School District voiced their displeasure with the ongoing negotiations regarding employee pay during Wednesday night’s governing board meeting, saying morale is low across the board for site staff.
Hart District Teachers, Staff  Express Frustration Over Ongoing Labor Negotiations
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 12 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Sept. 20 - Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021:
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Wipeout,’ ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Prisoners of Earth,’ 11 Other Productions
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported an additional death Monday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 166 since the onset of the pandemic, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 166th Death; SCV Cases Total 35,280
College of the Canyons, No. 6, remained unbeaten on Saturday with the Cougars' defense coming away with four turnovers — including three straight interceptions to end the game — to defeat No. 8 Fullerton College 22-17 at Nathan Shapell Stadium.
Cougars Remain Unbeaten with 22-17 Win Against Fullerton
WiSH hosted several very popular informational college webinars during the ’21-’22 academic year; this year they have expanded the program to meet the needs of all students considering college as an option.
WiSH Foundation Expanding College Webinar Series
Three local business leaders discussed the ways their organizations survived the COVID-19 pandemic during a panel discussion organized by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. as part of its semi-annual Economic Outlook event held Friday morning at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
Area Business Leaders Discuss Challenges, Resilience During Pandemic
Hundreds of Santa Clarita residents convened on a large dirt lot behind a shopping center on Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country Saturday morning to join the annual effort of cleaning up the Santa Clara River.
Community Turns Out for Annual River Rally
Santa Clarita Valley residents awoke Monday morning to the smell and sight of smoke, but officials say the hazy air is being blown in from a fire north of the area.
Forest Service Says SCV Smoke Not from Local Fire
1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
toll house
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