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1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
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Toyota Sequoias Extra Vulnerable to Thieves in SCV
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015

Photo: Burbank PD Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has recently received numerous reports of catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles. The vast majority of the reports have involved thefts from Toyota Sequoia SUV. This particular vehicle has a higher ground clearance than most vehicles,...

Off-duty Cop Stops Car Burglary in Saugus
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

[KHTS] – An off-duty police officer detained a woman for trying to steal from an unlocked car in a residential community in Saugus early Saturday morning. A woman was seen by the officer and another resident burglarizing an unlocked vehicle in the 21400 block of Rosedell. The off-duty officer and...

Deputies Yellow-tagging Cars to Warn of Negligence
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014

If a Santa Clarita Valley resident finds a new, bright-yellow notice on his or her car or truck courtesy of a Sheriff’s Station deputy or volunteer, it could be a new head’s up alert from the station. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials are trying to raise awareness and cut down on...

Witness Tip Leads to Arrest in Tire Slashings, Car Burglaries
Thursday, Feb 13, 2014

Between November 2013 and February 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station began to see an increase in vehicle burglaries and vehicle tires being slashed in and around the 20400 block of Soledad Canyon Road in the City of Santa Clarita. In these incidents, the suspect...

Alert Witness Leads to Arrest of Car Burglary Suspects
Monday, Apr 29, 2013

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station captured two burglary suspects with the help of a concerned citizen, an official said this week. Deputies believe Patrick Howard, 20, of Anaheim, broke into a locked vehicle and began to remove a stereo and Farrah Andrews, 36, also of Anaheim,...

Stolen Laptop Held Developmentally Disabled Clients’ Medical, Personal Info
Friday, Feb 22, 2013

Auto burglaries have been on the rise, and this one affects more than just the car owner. A laptop computer stolen out of an employee’s vehicle in November held the medical and certain personal information about developmentally disabled consumers of the North Los Angeles County Regional Center,...

Zone 5 Report: Valencians Leave Cars Unlocked, Get Burgled
Thursday, Jun 14, 2012

[LASD] – Snapshot for the Week of 06/04/2012 through 06/10/2012 Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit   Last week in Zone 5 we saw a slight increase in theft from unlocked vehicles. This was largely due to reported incidents of thefts from unlocked vehicles occurring...

Help Wanted: To Find Catalytic Converter Thieves
Friday, May 25, 2012

[LASD] – The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Crime Prevention Unit and Crime Analyst have identified several sporadic incidents of catalytic converter thefts occurring in many zones throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Dating back to January 2012, there have been 15 reported...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012

The following Crime Update is from Deputy Joshua Dubin, the Zone 6 (Newhall) zone leader at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station:   Our current crime data in the Newhall area primarily indicates theft related challenges, such as vehicle burglaries, commercial burglary, and grand theft...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, Dec. 23, 2011
Friday, Dec 23, 2011

In this episode: Man’s body found at Valencia gas station (photos & report by Elliott Cohen); Two Sylmar men arrested for car burglaries in Santa Clarita. Also: Fire burns garage of house in Stevenson Ranch; Small brushfire near COC Canyon Country campus; Two arrested for DUI at checkpoint;...

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1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
Suraco family
1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
Joseph Reynier
The Soraya, located at the California State University, Northridge campus, announced it is celebrating both its 10th Anniversary and its reopening with a special gift of five free concerts to welcome back and thank its loyal audience.
The Soraya Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Reopening with 5 Free Concerts
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board member BJ Atkins told The Signal Thursday he has delayed his plan to resign from the board, due to construction delays on a house he is building outside of the agency’s jurisdiction.
Atkins Delays Resigning from SCV Water Board
As the cleanup of close to 1,000 acres of contaminated soil and water at Whittaker-Bermite comes to a close, and while lawyers in bankruptcy court hundreds of miles from the site slice through litigation so that one day stores or homes can be built there, the land itself is reverting to the way it was long before the dynamite makers made a mess of it, where the deer — if not the antelope — and other critters play, marking a robust return of wildlife.
Cleanup of Whittaker-Bermite Land Completed, Land Remains Up in the Air
The city of Santa Clarita and Canyon View Estates have proposed two differing judgments in court filings this month on the matter of a solar panel system at the Canyon Country mobile home park.
City, Canyon View Estates Diverge on Solar Panel System Removal
Newhall School District board members voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the California Department of Public Health to provide new face-covering guidance to give the district discretion over whether to make masks optional.
Newhall School District Votes to Ask CDPH for More Leniency on Mask Policies
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed seven new deaths and 3,058 new cases of COVID-19, marking the third day in a row with more than 2,500 cases reported in a day.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Reports Over 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases for First Time Since February 13; Henry Mayo Reports Highest Hospitalizations since March
With the 2021 Tokyo Olympics getting underway, the final rosters are set and athletes across the country are ready to begin competition and represent the USA at today’s Opening Ceremony — including some of the Santa Clarita Valley’s own elite athletes.
Final Rosters for Tokyo Olympics Include a Handful of SCV Athletes
To kick off its return to service in the U.S., Princess Cruises and Holland America Line held a celebration at the Port of Seattle on Friday, July 23.
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line Kick Off Return To Service In the U.S. From Port Of Seattle
The city of Santa Clarita is calling all Recycle Heroes! The city announced it is inviting residents to participate in a citywide social media contest where residents create their own TikTok video themed after the city’s Recycle Hero campaign, which encourages residents to recycle right.
City Announces Recycle Hero TikTok Social Media Contest
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Twilight Zone Movie
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 13 new deaths and 2,767 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,192 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Sees Surge in Delta Variant; SCV Cases Total 29,192
Green Santa Clarita is excited to launch a newly redesigned website filled with valuable resources and programming for Santa Clarita residents and businesses looking to live more sustainably.
Green Santa Clarita’s Redesigned Website Offers Sustainability Resources
CSUN has named Trent Johnson Interim Head Men's Basketball Coach, the university announced Tuesday.
CSUN Names Trent Johnson Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts will begin work to replace a water main in the unincorporated community of Val Verde (District No. 36).
Val Verde Residents Warned of Traffic Delays Due to Upcoming Water Main Project
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, has authored a motion to create a Blue-Ribbon Commission on Homelessness that, if approved, will provide guidance and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on reforms to solve the homelessness crisis throughout Los Angeles County.
Barger Proposes Blue-Ribbon Commission on L.A. County’s Homelessness
The Child and Family Center of Santa Clarita was one of 63 nonprofits receiving part of the $750,000 in grant awards from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, as a part of the County's Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program.
Child & Family Center Receives L.A. County Arts and Culture Grant
After several fires in the Santa Clarita Valley this past week, everyone from utility representatives to fire officials to meteorologists is reminding residents that, due to unusually dry weather during fire season, they should have their Ready! Set! Go! plans ready to go.
Residents Reminded of Wildfire Action Plan as Officials Brace for Fire Season
A Los Angeles County Fire Department captain was arrested on suspicion of assault following an altercation in Stevenson Ranch earlier this month.
LACoFD Fire Captain Arrested on Suspicion of Assault After Stevenson Ranch Altercation
Mayor Bill Miranda spoke directly with the committee recommending the transfer of violent juvenile offenders to Camps Scott and Scudder on Wednesday, saying the move required more environmental impact reports and public outreach.
Miranda Tells Camps Scott, Scudder Committee More EIRs, Public Outreach Required
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted Wednesday the first American Indian Education Oversight Committee (AIEOC) meeting since 2017.
State Schools Chief Hosts First American Indian Education Oversight Committee Meeting Since 2017
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Larinan house burning
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced that Logix Federal Credit Union will continue to sponsor the hospital's Foundation Palliative Care Teddy Bear program. 
Henry Mayo And Logix Announces Continued Partnership In Palliative Care Teddy Bear Program