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1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [story]
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Newsom Appoints Rob Bonta as California’s First Filipino-American Attorney General
Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO — Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday appointed Filipino-American Assemblyman Rob Bonta, a progressive Democrat from Oakland, as California’s next attorney general. The appointment ends weeks of anxious speculation about who will fill the vacancy created when Xavier Becerra left to become...

California AG Asks Court to Intervene in Ballot Box Fight With State GOP
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020

The California attorney general has asked a judge to enforce subpoenas served on the California Republican Party, to order the removal of unofficial ballot drop boxes placed across the state and to turn over the names of voters who used the boxes. This month, California Republicans arranged unofficial...

Water Supplier Temporarily Backs Out of Shasta Dam Deal
Friday, Nov 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Trump administration’s push to raise the Shasta Dam – and flood a protected river stretch in the process – suffered another blow Friday after a major California water supplier announced it was temporarily pulling out of the contentious deal. The project’s main investor, Fresno-based...

California AG Asks Court to Enforce Facebook Subpoena
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a petition in the San Francisco Superior Court Wednesday requesting the court order Facebook Inc. to comply with an outstanding subpoena and investigative interrogatories issued by the AG on behalf of the People of California on June...

March 26: Webinar Aimed at Educating California Charitable Organizations
Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday an initiative to educate California charitable organizations. The initiative, Operation Donate with Honor, comes after Attorney General Becerra distributed more than 550 delinquency notices, and approximately 200 cease and...

State Supports Communities’ Climate Change Suit Against Chevron
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California’s attorney general is leading a multi-state coalition in support of San Mateo County’s suit to hold petroleum and coal companies accountable under state law for actions contributing to climate change and the resulting harms from sea-level rise and other effects. AG...

California AG, 19 Others Urge Feds to Block 3D Gun Printing
Monday, Jul 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general Monday in urging the State Department and the Department of Justice to abandon a recent abrupt change in policy which would allow untraceable 3D printed weapons to become available without restriction. Joining...

Judge Tosses Most of Feds’ Lawsuit Against 3 California Immigration Laws
Monday, Jul 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO – U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez on Monday dismissed most of the federal government’s lawsuit seeking to invalidate three 2017 California immigration laws – SB 54, California Values Act; AB 103, relating to the review of detention facilities; and AB 450, the Immigrant Worker Protection...

AG Reports: Statewide Violent Crime Up, Property Crime Down in 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Monday released five annual criminal justice reports that show violent crime overall up by 1.5 percent and property crime down by 2.1 percent statewide over 2016. The reports, as well as raw data supporting each report, can be accessed via the...

Preliminary Injunction Secures DACA Renewals for At Least 45,000 Dreamers
Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement Monday following the publication of the latest quarterly report on DACA renewals, which the federal government is required to file as part of the preliminary injunction that California secured in January to preserve...

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1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [story]
Ernie Hickson
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
Legacy
1960 - SCV switches to Direct Dial, All-Number Calling [story]
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Starting this weekend, live comedy is coming back to the Santa Clarita Valley.
J.R.’s Comedy Club Returns to Bring Laughs Back to SCV
During the second day of testimony during the preliminary hearing for Noel Fisher, the Stevenson Ranch resident and Grammy-winning producer arrested on suspicion of 26 counts of sexual assault and/or rape, the second victim to testify alleged that he grabbed her arm and forced her face down into the cushion of a car seat.
Woman Testifies Stevenson Ranch Grammy Winner Raped Her on Hollywood Street
After a state-appointed committee shared a controversial plan to realign the justice system, which would place all of L.A. County’s juvenile offenders in two local camps, local legislators shared their views on their votes for the bills that made the plan possible.
Legislators Explain Votes Leading to Juvenile Inmate Plan
In a ruling of “power versus space … two great pillars of environmental sustainability,” open space won this week, a win for city officials — at a $5 million price.
City Must Pay $5 Million If Solar Panels Are Demolished
The Tuesday meeting agenda for the Santa Clarita City Council has been released by officials. Beginning June 22, City Council meetings will return to a fully in-person format.
June 22: First In-Person City Council Regular Meeting
L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Santa Clarita City Council members were surprised this week by news of a state-appointed committee’s plan to move juvenile offenders to a pair of facilities in Saugus.
Plan to Place Juvenile Inmates in Saugus Facilities Raises Concerns
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable released a statement recognizing Juneteenth, which commemorates the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the Southern states of the United States of America.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Recognizing Juneteenth
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed nine new deaths and 253 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,101 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Community to Celebrate Father’s Day, Juneteenth Safely; SCV Cases Total 28,101
College of the Canyons announced it will launch a first-of-its-kind Law Enforcement Technology program slated to begin in Fall 2021, that will focus on the emerging trends and potential applications for new technologies in criminal investigations and other law enforcement operations.
COC Launches New Law Enforcement Technology Program
The California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Technology announced today a new Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record for Californians.
State Launches New Digital Tool for Easy Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Record
As part of the Old Town Newhall Specific Plan update, the city of Santa Clarita will host a walking tour and pop-up booth at the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market on Saturday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
City Invites the Community to Family-Friendly Walking Tour of Old Town Newhall
1945 - PFC Johnny Cordova of Castaic killed in action on Okinawa [story]
Johnny Cordova
The Board of Directors approved a five-year schedule of changes to SCV Water’s rate structure on Tues, June 15
SCV Water Announces New Rate Changes And Charges
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas.
Health Officer Issues Heat Alert To Last Through Saturday
The SCV Education Foundation awarded six Hart High School District seniors $10,000 scholarships.
SCV Education Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today eight new deaths and 249 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,074 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Starts New Vaccine Sweepstakes; 28,074 Total SCV Cases
Santa Clarita Public Library is inviting kids to have fun in the sun with music, movement and bubbles, with the "Bubbles and Bops" event. 
SCV Public Library’s ‘Bubbles And Bops’ Adds More Days, Parks
SCV for Change is scheduled to host a Juneteenth event Saturday evening at Central Park featuring live music, a chalk art walk, tie dye station and raffle. 
Juneteenth Picnic Set For Saturday At Central Park
SCV Water’s quick and proactive response to removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in its groundwater supply received top honors as the Best Environmental Project from the American Public Works Association (APWA) – High Desert Branch.
SCV Water Honored for PFAS Water Treatment Plant
I began working for my local veterinarian when I was in high school and remained at that job until I left for college.
Herd Immunity Isn’t Just For Humans I Marcia Mayeda
With restrictions easing in California and LA County, The Santa Clarita City Council is returning to fully in-person meetings starting with the meeting scheduled for Tues, June 22 at 6 p.m. 
City Council to Resume In-Person Public Participation