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Today in
S.C.V. History
July 2
1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon

Spring Forward into Preparedness
Monday, Mar 6, 2017

Daylight Savings Time is more than just a time to reset your clocks ahead one hour: it is also the perfect time of year for you, your family and your employees to refresh your emergency plans – spring forward into preparedness. Dust off your Contact List: Things are always changing- children...

Study: Cell Phone Use While Driving on Rise
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

The Office of Traffic Safety and the California Highway Patrol released a new study Tuesday showing a 39 percent increase in the percentage of California drivers seen using a cell phone while driving. “It’s shocking that nearly 10 percent of motorists were observed using their cell phones while driving...

Talk Anywhere
Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014

I was looking at my telephone bill yesterday and realized I’m paying too much for a phone. Really too much for being able to talk just about anytime from anyplace in the world. You see, just about all of my communications are via cell-mobile phone systems. I don’t have a land line. When I finish...

Plans Back on Track for Walmart Grocery Store at Valencia Town Center
Friday, Dec 21, 2012

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider Westfield’s request for changes to the Valencia Town Center mall to accommodate a Walmart grocery store, when the commission holds its first regular meeting of 2013. A Walmart Neighborhood Market would be the Arkansas retailer’s fifth store presence...

Cell Phone Thefts On the Rise; Tips to Avoid Being a Victim
Monday, Aug 27, 2012

[LASD] – There has been an increase in cell phone thefts throughout Los Angeles County and the nation. Because cell phones are now an everyday part of life for most people, criminals have stepped up their thefts of your favorite communication device. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Sheriff’s Station saw a roughly 67 percent decrease in the number of tickets given out for cellphone usage while driving last month. Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Shapiro said Wednesday that local deputies wrote 95 tickets in April, down from 290 in April...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, April 2, 2012
Monday, Apr 2, 2012

In this episode: Federal legislation to prohibit ownership of exotic felines; Law enforcement agencies to enforce zero tolerance for drivers caught using cell phones. Plus: Valencia-based Bayless Engineering & Manufacturing invests $2 million to streamline production; City of Santa Clarita helps...

As part of this month’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will be offering “zero tolerance” to those texting or operating hand-held cell phones on April 3 and April 18.   Drivers who break the law and place themselves and others in danger will...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

[Supervisor Mike Antonovich] – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich criticized President Obama’s signing of a law that denies local governments’ right to reject applications to co-locate cell antennas in their communities – the second such action taken by the federal government recently. “Once...

Sunday, Nov 27, 2011

[Ventura County Sheriff’s Dept.] – Two lost hunters were located using the glow of a cell phone screen Saturday night in the wild area near Piru Creek. At approximately 10 p.m., a helicopter was requested for two hunters – Leonard Unger, 49 and a 17-year old male, both of Los Angeles –...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon
1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker