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1984 - NTSB revises probable cause of 1982 "Twilight Zone" deaths after director John Landis appeals [story]
John Landis

Board Authorizes Collection of Restitution from AB109 Offenders
Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

The Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Michael D. Antonovich’s motion directing county departments to implement collection of victim restitution from AB 109 offenders based on a report received from the District Attorney. “Through no fault of their own, crime victims are subjected to physical, emotional...

Pavley Bills Would Help Protect Victims from Released Rapists
Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

State Sen. Fran Pavley, whose district includes about half of the Santa Clarita Valley, has introduced two bills to address serious public safety issues, particularly for those who have been victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. SB 307 expands the potential use of criminal justice restraining...

AB 109, Prop. 47: To What Effect?
Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015

This story is the first of two that will look at the various thus-far impacts of AB 109 and Proposition 47 with respect to law enforcement and the criminal justice system in Los Angeles County. The second part will take a more local look at the impact, including potential links to a rise in crime some...

County Supes May OK $337M Jail Program Reimbursement
Monday, Sep 29, 2014

[KHTS] – Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday are expected to approve a reimbursement of about $337.7 million to pay for AB 109 programs, a controversial jail-prison realignment program. While Supervisor Michael Antonovich has been a vocal opponent of the state’s public safety realignment program,...

Closing a Realignment Loophole, New Law Helps Victims Collect Restitution
Monday, Sep 22, 2014

Fran Pavley [Sen. Pavley] – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Saturday by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, that helps ensure victims of theft, fraud and abuse can collect financial restitution from offenders released into community supervision programs under the state’s realignment law. “This...

Antonovich: Brown’s Policy to Blame for Pico Rivera Shooting Death
Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich The accidental shooting death of a Pico Rivera man by deputies – in a gunfight with a state parolee under AB 109 –  can be traced directly back to the Governor’s flawed realignment policy, said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. “Supervision of dangerous...

First of 528 Inmates Sent to Fight Fires After Training in Castaic
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013

The first 20 inmates were transferred from Los Angeles County Jail to the Los Angeles County Fire Department Inmate Fire Suppression Camps on Wednesday. The transfer took place at Holton Conservation Camp (Los Angeles County Fire Camp 16), in Sylmar. The Fire Camps are a joint venture of the Los Angeles...

Happy Valley Parolee Found with Crossbow, Heroin, Meth
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013

[LASD] – On Thursday, Oct. 10, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit (CPU), along with probation officers from the Los Angeles County Probation Department, and deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Crime Impact Team (CIT) conducted...

Brown Signs Knight Bill to Outsource Convicts
Monday, Sep 16, 2013

Sen. Steve Knight [KHTS] – Senate Bill 105 regarding state prison reform, co-authored by state Sen. Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday. SB 105 is an alternative to Assembly Bill 109, which has long been a point of contention among state and county...

Friday the 13th: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Thursday, Aug 15, 2013

Assemblyman Scott Wilk I hope it’s not an omen that the 2013 legislative session ends on Friday the 13th of September. But as we enter the last final weeks of this year’s legislative session, I’m hopeful that common-sense solutions will prevail, and that both parties will reject special interests...

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Melody Ranch is once again suing Placerita Canyon Corp., a mutual-benefit corporation that owns and operates an electronic gate in Placerita Canyon to prevent thru traffic from entering the Newhall enclave.
UPDATE: Melody Ranch Files 2nd Lawsuit Over Placerita Canyon Gate
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 20 new deaths and 1,296 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 39 new cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases Total 306,327, with 7,306 in SCV
The California Highway Patrol celebrated a socially distanced graduation ceremony for its 77 new officers who graduated with more hands-on experience than any class in Academy history.
CHP Welcomes New Officers with Real-Life Experience
The city of Santa Clarita announced the third and final edition of the family-friendly Parks Passport Adventure which is set to run throughout the month of November.
Santa Clarita Announces Final Parks Passport Adventure
Governor Gavin Newsom visited Valencia Friday to announce the opening of an innovative new laboratory built by PerkinElmer that will increase California’s COVID-19 testing capacity, reduce test turnaround time and create hundreds of new California jobs.
Newsom in Valencia as PerkinElmer Opens New COVID-19 Testing Lab
For the second year in a row, College of the Canyons will host an International Forum on Youth on November 16-19, 2020.
Nov. 16-19: COC to Host International Forum on Youth
The Southern California football community is mourning the loss of Jim Bonds, 51, a former Hart High School and UCLA quarterback who died on Wednesday after a battle with multiple myeloma.
Former Hart High QB Jim Bonds Dies at 51; Football Community Mourns Loss
It was double, double, toil and trouble as All Hallow's Eve neared in the Santa Clarita Valley, with residents continuing to provide Halloween haunts around every corner in the midst of the pandemic.
SCV Continues to Scare Up its Halloween Haunts
The Saugus Union School District board voted Tuesday night to suspend its child development program due to constraints placed on the district by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saugus School District Suspends Child Development Program
A Santa Clarita man and his Northridge-based business partner were arrested on federal charges Thursday in a relief fraud case alleging the two fraudulently obtained more than $1.95 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans.
Santa Clarita Man Arrested in $1.9M COVID-19 Relief Fraud Case
A Los Angeles County assessor’s report on all 88 cities in Los Angeles County showed Santa Clarita property continues to be among the county’s most valuable.
Santa Clarita Property Valued at $37.2B, 5th on County List of Cities
1984 - NTSB revises probable cause of 1982 "Twilight Zone" deaths after director John Landis appeals [story]
John Landis
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths, including the 74th death in the Santa Clarita Valley and 1,745 new cases of COVID-19, including 7,267 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 74th SCV Death; Local Cases Total 7,267
The city of Santa Clarita will be holding a public hearing at the Tuesday, Nov. 10, City Council meeting to consider the transfer of 32,230 square feet of vacant land, at no cost, to Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley (FPofSCV).
Nov. 10: Public Hearing to Consider Property Transfer to Family Promise
Are you ready to save the day and bring outlaws to justice in a virtual escape room? Are you and your family ready to test your knowledge on Tacos & Trivia Night?
City Announces November Virtual Events
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will present a public artist talk with Brooke Sauer to accompany her solo virtual exhibition “Out in the Blue” Monday, Nov. 9, at 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 9: COC Art Gallery Hosting Public Artist Talk with Brooke Sauer
The Santa Clarita Artists Association held its 31st Annual Art Classic virtually on Oct. 17, 2020.
SCAA Releases Art Classic 2020 Winners List
A gunshot victim survived his injuries and the suspect remained at large Thursday following a shooting near a liquor store in Canyon Country Wednesday night.
Suspect in Canyon Country Shooting Still at Large
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SCV-GSA) on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 4:00 p.m., to learn about and to provide input on plans to sustain our water supply.
Nov. 4: SCV Groundwater Sustainability Plan Online Workshop
The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Erika D. Beck, Ph.D., to serve as president of California State University, Northridge. Beck currently serves as president of California State University Channel Islands.
CSUN Appoints Erika D. Beck as Next President
LASD Urges Community to Plan for Safer Halloween, Día de los Muertos Alternatives
LASD Urges Community to Plan for Safer Halloween, Día de los Muertos Alternatives
SACRAMENTO – Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver’s license are now eligible to renew online or by mail, eliminating the need to visit a California Department of Motor Vehicles office.
Seniors Can Now Renew Driver’s Licenses Online
1932 - Highway 99 completed through Weldon Canyon, bypassing Ridge Route [story]
Hwy 99
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 20 new deaths and 1,351 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 18 new cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases Near 1,200 Per Day, 18 New SCV Cases