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1943 - 3 Army aviators killed in crash of plane and glider in Castaic area; 3 others saved by 9-year-old girl [story]
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City Council Wants Sentencing Enhancements in Dorsey Case
Friday, Apr 30, 2021

The Santa Clarita City Council has asked the city manager to prepare a letter to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors seeking the board’s support in adding sentencing enhancements to the case of murder suspect James “Matthew” Dorsey. Last week, L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón’s...

Valencia Man Arrested on Attempted Kidnapping Charges; Deputies Seek Additional Victims
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 40-year-old Valencia man for investigation of attempted kidnapping and multiple counts of annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, deputies and detectives investigated a report of an adult male suspect driving a blue...

Court: Agua Dulce Man Who Kidnapped Toddler Was Legally Insane
Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

An Agua Dulce man accused of kidnapping a toddler at knifepoint was found not mentally fit to assist in his own legal defense by a judge Wednesday and committed to an institution. Thomas Ray Dillingham, a 43-year-old construction worker, was arrested on March 21, 2016, by deputies with the Santa Clarita...

Suspect Arrested After Attempted Kidnapping in Valencia
Monday, Sep 17, 2018

George Michael Starr, 60, was arrested by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies Monday afternoon and charged with attempted kidnapping of a 2-year-old girl in Valencia, according to station officials. Here’s the update from the station at 4:36 p.m. Monday: “On Monday, September...

Newhall Man Arrested on Attempted Kidnapping of Teenage Girl
Thursday, Jul 26, 2018

A Newhall man was arrested after he was suspected of kidnapping a teenage girl walking in the Santa Clara wash. Here are the details from the social media account of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station: A 35-year-old Newhall man was arrested on attempted kidnapping charges after a 17-year-old...

Suspect Arrested in Attempted Kidnapping
Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

A 44-year-old transient was arrested by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies Wednesday afternoon, after he allegedly tried to pick up his 8-year-old niece from a school in Santa Clarita. The problem was – he was not authorized to do so, said Shirley Miller, the station’s...

Authorities Seek Suspect in Valencia Kidnapping Attempt
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

At approximately 10:50 a.m. Wednesday morning, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a call of an attempted kidnapping that occurred on the corner of Magic Mountain Parkway and McBean Parkway in Valencia. The victim, a woman in her 20s, reported she was stopped at the corner...

Man Sought in Connection with Kidnapping Attempt in Bridgeport Area
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

Officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are asking the public for help in finding a suspect involved in an attempted kidnapping Wednesday night near Bridgeport Park. At approximately 5:45 p.m., a 12-year-old female soccer player from Santa Clarita United was running with her team when...

Local Mom Offers Safety Tips After Attempted Kidnapping
Friday, Dec 16, 2016

A Santa Clarita mother’s story is offering a caution to parents about always being vigilant after an attempted abduction. The mother, who asked not to be named due to safety concerns, said her 11-year-old daughter was with two slightly older friends, who were being watched by a parent the mother knew,...

Sheriff’s Deputies Search for Valencia Attempted Kidnapping Suspect
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015

[KHTS] Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are searching for an attempted kidnapping suspect who allegedly grabbed a 13-year-old girl while she was walking to school Tuesday morning in Valencia. At approximately 7:50 a.m., the girl, identified as an eighth grader at Arroyo Seco Junior High,...

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The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will be giving away “The Club,” an auto theft prevention device, primarily for Santa Clarita Valley residents who own Kias or Hyundais. These vehicles are commonly stolen and by giving out Clubs, deputies hope to prevent vehicle theft and help #GuardThatAuto.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Giving Away Free Auto-Theft Prevention Clubs
The Free to Be Me Festival will be held Saturday, March 11, noon to 3 p.m. at the Canyon Country Community Center, 18410 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, CA 91351.
March 11: Free to Be Me Festival at Canyon Country Community Center
The Santa Clarita Artists Association Plein Air Monthly Meet-Up will be held Friday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to noon at the Placerita Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, CA 91321.
Feb. 17: SCAA Plein Air Monthly Meet-Up Open to the Public
The Baker Family Foundation and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation have announced the launch of “The Big Idea SCV,” an entrepreneurial pitch contest for youths between the ages of 16-22. Young adults in the Santa Clarita Valley are invited to participate and “pitch” their business idea, product or service.
Baker Family Foundation, SCVEDC Launch ‘The Big Idea SCV’
A strong fourth quarter resulted in Santa Clarita Transit reporting its highest ridership figures since 2019. Santa Clarita Transit buses served a total of 2,290,658 riders in 2022, an increase of 38.6% from the year before.
Santa Clarita Transit Ridership for Total, Local Routes Near Pre-Pandemic Numbers
As I look back on 2022 and reflect on the progress we have made in our community, I could not be prouder. Last year we cut the ribbon on the city’s 36th park, Vista Canyon, which offers residents pickleball courts, a new playground and the historic Mitchell River House.
Cameron Smyth | Recharge in Our Open Space!
The Master's University baseball team scored 19 runs on 19 hits to win both games of a doubleheader Saturday, Jan. 28 against Bethesda 9-6 and 10-1 at Lou Herwaldt Stadium.
TMU Baseball Wins Both Games of Doubleheader
The nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence is seeking “Allies” to support Santa Clarita Valley youth who are aging out of the Los Angeles County foster care system.
FYI Seeks Volunteer Allies to be Paried with SCV Foster Youth
1943 - 3 Army aviators killed in crash of plane and glider in Castaic area; 3 others saved by 9-year-old girl [story]
Marylynn Winkler Butters
Three Santa Clarita music educators were recognized Saturday, Jan. 21, for their contributions to music education at the 2023 Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association Winter Conference.
School Band Association Recognizes Hart District Music Teachers
A workshop about “Basics of Filing Taxes and Family Law Issues,” hosted by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, will help participants “learn about filing taxes – whether you file your own or not” and “Family Law issues - divorce, child custody, and support.”
Feb. 18: Zonta’s Upcoming Workshop to Highlight Filing Taxes, Family Law Issues
Mission Valley Bancorp announced Monday a net income of $4.8 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, for the year ended Dec. 31, 2022, compared to net income of $5.0 million, or $1.50 per diluted share, for the year ended Dec. 31, 2021.
Mission Valley Bank Announces Record Loan Growth, Cash Dividend
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the nine productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Jan. 30 – Sunday, Feb. 5.
‘NCIS,’ ‘CSI: Vegas’ Among Nine Productions Currently Filming in SCV
California State University, Northridge film students, along with faculty and alumni have produced a public service announcement to address the ongoing fentanyl crisis and educate the public about the dangers of fentanyl pills.
CSUN, Law Enforcement Partner to Produce Fentanyl PSA
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Feb. 4: Pedro Roman Memorial Blood Drive
Registration is now open for Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley’s second poker night fundraiser, “All In for Family Promise.” The event will take place on Friday, March 3, at the Canyon Country Community Center.
March 3: Family Promise Hosting Poker Tourney, Sip & Paint Fundraiser
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Feb. 1, beginning with closed session at 6 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Feb. 1: Hart Board Scheduled to Discuss Proposed Teacher Pay Increase
Sulphur Springs Union School District will host the annual Many Families, One Community Event on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Sulphur Springs, Hart Districts Hosting Many Families One Community Event
Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity has joined business and community leaders to launch the Fair Chance Hiring Program, galvanizing the county’s business community to adopt Fair Chance hiring practices with the goal of getting 200 local businesses to commit to hiring system-impacted individuals this year.
L.A. County Launches Fair Chance Hiring Program
The regular board meeting of the Saugus Union School District Governing Board will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, beginning with a closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 31: SUSD Board Slated to Discuss Future Enrollment Projections
The Santa Clarita Valley Men of Harmony Barbershop Chorus will return on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to deliver singing valentines after being unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb. 14: Local Barbershop Quartet to Deliver Singing Valentines
The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley Tuesday through Thursday due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers after a rainfall.
Recent Rainfall Prompts Ocean Water Advisory for All L.A. County Beaches
The California Transportation Commission allocated over $988 million Friday to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state.
California Invests Nearly $1 Billion for Transportation Improvements
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