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1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
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California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Friday, Jan 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday. Becerra called the inquiry into the nation’s largest sheriff’s department an...

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...

California Looks at Scrubbing Criminal Records of Low-Level Offenders
Friday, Mar 8, 2019

By Maria Dinzeo SAN FRANCISCO – Fourteen years ago, Jay Jordan was convicted of vehicle theft. He’ll never be able to coach his son’s little league team, volunteer for the PTA, or adopt another child. These are just a few of the 40,000 legal restrictions he faces as a result of his conviction. “I...

Audit Finds Gaps in California Rape-Kit Reporting

By Martin Macias Jr. SACRAMENTO – California Department of Justice officials did not fully comply with requests that data from rape evidence kits be reported to prosecutors in order to demonstrate the benefits of fully clearing test backlogs, the state auditor said Thursday. The testing kits – which...

California DOJ Releases Report on Immigration Detention Facilities
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday announced the release of a California Department of Justice report on immigration detention facilities in the state. The report is the result of Assembly Bill 103, which passed in 2017, requiring the DOJ, over a 10-year period, to report on: conditions...

California AG: Trump-Pence Title X Family Planning Rule Disregards Women’s Health, Rule of Law
Friday, Feb 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra criticized the Trump-Pence Administration Friday for issuing its Title X family planning final rule, which restricts access to critical preventive healthcare including birth control and prohibits doctors from discussing abortion with patients...

State DOJ Bulletin Details New, Amended 2019 Firearms Laws
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Justice has issued an information bulletin to all California law enforcement agencies, firearms dealers, manufacturers and vendors providing a brief summary of new California firearms laws that took effect on Jan. 1. The information bulletin addresses new requirements...

Judge Tosses State Ban on Handguns in Gun Store Ads
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018

By Nick Cahill SACRAMENTO – For nearly a century, California law has barred gun retailers from using handguns as advertising props in their store windows and parking lots in the name of public safety. The state claimed logos depicting revolvers could push suicidal passersby into impulsive purchases. But...

AG’s Call for More Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan Rollback

A coalition of 28 state Attorneys General including California’s has called for additional public hearings on the Trump Administration’s plan to roll back the 2015 Clean Power Plan. Given that the Administration’s proposed Dirty Power Plan is, as it acknowledges, three rules in one, the...

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1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
plane crash
1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
COC
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year
California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program.
Valencia High Student Awarded California Credit Union Scholarship
Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda responded Tuesday to criticisms of the city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, which was formed as a result of last summer’s protests about issues involving race relations.
Mayor Taking Human Relations Roundtable Criticisms “Very Seriously”
1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
Henry M. Newhall
Six days a week, Santa Clarita Grocery opens its warehouse to people in need.
Local Shop Donates Leftover Bagels To Help Families
As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity.
Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools