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

Medical Examiners Identify Man Killed in Solo-Vehicle Acton Crash
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020

Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Allen Gaitan, a 41-year-old from Palmdale, as the man who died in a solo-vehicle traffic collision Sunday night. California Highway Patrol officers responded to reports of the collision on Highway 14, south of Mountain Spring...

Missing Acton Woman Found Dead
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Person Unit is advising that at-risk missing person Karen Anne Habibi has been found deceased. The cause of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Original press release follows: ______________________________________________________ Los...

LASD Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Missing Acton Woman
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Karen Anne Habibi. She is a 56-year-old female who was last seen on Monday, March 16, at 8:00 a.m., on the 4100 block of 9th Street in Acton. Habibi is described as 5’7”,...

Deputies Respond to Rattlesnake-Related Gunshots in Acton
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

Rattlesnake file photo. Palmdale Sheriff’s Station deputies patrolling Monday night responded quickly to sounds of gunshots in an Acton neighborhood and discovered a resident shooting at a snake. Around 9:23 p.m., multiple shots were heard on the 31000 block of Cedar Crest Drive, followed by yelling,...

Lackey Lauds Newsom Decision on High-Speed Rail
Friday, Feb 15, 2019

California 36th District Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, has lauded Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to kill most of the state’s high-speed rail project, including the section that would have affected Acton and Sand Canyon in the Santa Clarita Valley. “After listening to the heartfelt...

Acton Dog Trainers Plead Guilty to Animal Abuse
Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018

Two dog trainers from Acton have pleaded no contest for abusing 26 dogs under their care, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Junior Barillas Morales, 28, and Natasha Elena Ahmad, 25, both entered the plea May 31 to one felony count of animal cruelty. Additionally,...

May 17: Powderpuff Football Game Benefiting Jack’s Angels
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Vasquez High School students in Acton are preparing for their 6th Annual Powderpuff Football Game benefiting Jack’s Angels, a local charity dedicated to awareness and research for DIPG, the deadliest pediatric brain cancer, and advocacy for children with cancer. The Powderpuff Game began in 2013 with...

Acton Trailer Fire Burns 2 Acres
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

A trailer fire on the 4700 block of West Crown Valley Road in Acton sparked a 2-acre blaze Thursday afternoon. The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a trailer fire which spread to nearby brush, said Inspector Medina from LaCoFd. “Forward progress on the fire (dubbed the Crown Fire),...

Shambala Preserve Releases 2018 Sunset Safari Dates
Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

Come watch and listen to the changes that come over Shambala as the sun sets. Flocks of birds fly in to settle for the night in the reeds along the lake. As darkness begins to fall, the cats become active – if we’re lucky, we will hear the call of the tigers, then a lion will begin to roar....

Feb. 10, 17, 24: 3 Day CERT Training in Acton
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and County Fire Department will present Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to the public free of charge. The training course will be presented as a series of three classes on Feb. 10, 17 and 24, from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 pm. You must attend all...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
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
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was "wrong" to have returned to the field at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, to celebrate the team's Game 6 World Series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night -- after he had tested positive for COVID-19.
MLB: Turner ‘Wrong’ to Take the Field After Positive COVID-19 Tests
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has filed a lawsuit against 3M Company, Chemours, DuPont and several other companies for their roles in introducing toxic chemicals into the local water supply.
SCV Water Sues PFAS Makers Over Toxic Chemicals in Local Water