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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

Deputy Arrests Suspect Minutes After Bank Robbery in Valencia
Friday, Jul 6, 2018

A deputy from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station apprehended a man suspected of robbing a bank in Valencia about 10 minutes earlier on Thursday, according to a news release from the station. The incident began when deputies responded to a robbery call at approximately 3 p.m. on the 27000...

FBI Seeks ‘Faux Badge Bandit’ in Canyon Country Bank Heist
Monday, Jun 18, 2018

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has asked the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who allegedly robbed a Canyon Country bank on Friday. The robbery occurred approximately 11:30 Friday morning in the Wells-Fargo branch inside the Stater Bros. market in the 26900 block of Via Princessa. The...

Lyons Avenue Wells Fargo Robbed Second Time in Months
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

A bank robbery reported at the Wells Fargo on Lyons Avenue and Wiley Canyon Road is under investigation Monday, officials said. A call went out regarding a man matching the description of a serial bandit law enforcement officials are calling the “Seasoned Bandit.” The robbery was reported at 4:05...

Crime Blotter: Bank Robbery, Assault with Deadly Weapon, Burglaries in Valencia
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017

Here is the Valencia Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Aug. 7, 2017 – Aug. 20, 2017: Monday 08/07/17 A mail theft occurred near the 28000 block of Constellation Avenue. An unknown suspect drilled out the keyed lock to the mailboxes and stole mail from inside. A motorcycle was stolen...

Deputies Investigating Stevenson Ranch Bank Robbery
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

A bank robbery at the Wescom Credit Union in Stevenson Ranch is under investigation by deputies, officials reported Monday afternoon. Santa Clarita deputies received a report at approximately 6:05 p.m., regarding a reported bank robbery at the 24900 block of Pico Canyon Road. Read complete story [here].

Deputies Investigating Bank Robbery Close to Sheriff’s Station
Thursday, Aug 10, 2017

A bank robbery at California Credit Union, less than a mile from Santa Clarita’s Sheriff’s Station in Valencia, is under investigation Thursday. The suspect, who was reportedly wearing a Hawaiian shirt, walked into the bank around 5 p.m., and passed a note to the teller demanding cash, sheriff’s...

Detectives Seek Help to ID Bank Robbery Suspect; New Photo Released
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

The Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau detectives released a new photo Thursday seeking to identify a man they believe is responsible for a series of bank robberies, including at least one in Santa Clarita. Read the complete story [here].

SCV Deputies, FBI Investigate Robbery at Wells Fargo on Lyons
Monday, Jun 12, 2017

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials have joined deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station looking into a bank robbery reported at the Wells Fargo branch at Lyons and Wiley Canyon Road in Newhall. The incident was reported at 2:38 p.m. Monday. The robbery suspect was a white male...

Man Robs U.S. Bank in Valencia
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is searching for a suspect involved in a bank robbery Wednesday morning. The bank robbery occurred at 11:33 a.m. this morning at the U.S. Bank located on the 28300 block of Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia, said SCV Sheirff’s Station Public Information...

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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
The atmosphere on the outdoor patio of the Holiday Inn Express in Valencia was fun and lively during the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Latino Business Alliance’s Hispanic Heritage Month event Wednesday evening.
Latino Business Leaders Celebrate a Growing Community at Hispanic Heritage Month Event
In the same week Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said they’ll be expanding the limitations on deputies drawing their AR-15’s in the field, some Santa Clarita Valley activists said they still want to see more changes to law enforcement policy
LASD to ‘Modify’ Rules for Deputies Drawing Weapons in the Field Following Inspector General’s Report
1879 - First official Newhall School building erected near Walnut & Ninth streets [story]
First Newhall School
CSUN President Erika D. Beck last week greeted the CSUN community — and welcomed students, faculty and staff returning to a partially reopened campus — in her annual Fall Welcome Address on Sept. 10.
CSUN President Sets Tone of Inspiration, Challenge in Welcome Address
One of the toughest decisions a pet owner can face is no longer being able to keep their beloved pet.
County Animal Care & Control Launches Resource for Rehoming Pets