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1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez

Suit Targets Priests; Report ID’s 5 from SCV’s Past
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

Following a recent report by a Pennsylvania grand jury that detailed a widespread cover-up of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, which involved more than 1,000 children and more than 300 priests, a civil suit was filed Oct. 2 in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Camarillo resident Thomas Emens. Emens...

Einstein Academy Staffer Placed on Leave Amid Police Inquiry
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

[KHTS] – Law enforcement officials are investigating an allegation involving an Einstein Academy staff member, officials said Saturday. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau and Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to the 28100 block of Kelly Johnson...

Supes Vote to Create Office of Child Protection
Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

Supervisor Don Knabe Los Angeles County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Don Knabe released the following statement, regarding today’s decision to implement changes recommended by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection, including the creation of an Office of Child Protection: “I am truly...

Torlakson Releases Guidelines to Help Parents Spot Child Abuse
Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

Tom Torlakson Download the guidelines [here].   Parents and guardians have a new and updated tool in their efforts to keep their children safe, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced as he released revised “Child Abuse Reporting Procedures for Parents and Guardians.” “Every...

Ex-SCV Church Employee Charged with Sex Crimes in St. Louis
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014

A Valencia man who worked as a youth pastor in St. Louis, and as a former producer for a local church, has been charged with multiple counts of sodomy, according to St. Louis County Police Department officers in Missouri. Brandon Milburn, 26, of Valencia, was arrested Thursday for six counts of statutory...

Bill Would Require All School Employees to be Trained to Spot Child Abuse

Tom Torlakson [Torlakson] – California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today his support for legislation authored by Assembly Member Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, that would require formal training for all school employees on the identification and reporting of suspected...

Dylan Farrow, Victim
Saturday, Feb 8, 2014

I’ve followed the Woody Allen story and the resurfacing accusations of Dylan Farrow carefully. I completely accept that no one except a select few – or just two, Dylan and Woody – will ever know what actually transpired. However, the truth I do know is that regardless of whether Dylan was...

New Pavley Bills Aim to Protect Kids from Dangerous Home Environments
Thursday, Jan 23, 2014

Fran Pavley State Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, has introduced two bills to address serious safety and health risks facing children, particularly those who have lived in homes with domestic violence, or who have suffered abuse or neglect. Senate Bill 910 strengthens protections against convicted...

Antonovich, Ridley-Thomas Call for Commission to Oversee Child-Protection Overseers
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich UPDATE June 25, 2013: Board Green-lights New Commission   [Supv. Antonovich] – The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Michael D. Antonovich establishing a Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection to develop a corrective...

Knight to Reintroduce Bill to Protect Kids from Predatory Teachers
Thursday, Feb 7, 2013

Sen. Steve Knight on SCVTV’s “Newsmaker of the Week” show, Nov. 27, 2012. [Sen. Knight] – Sen. Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, will introduce legislation again this year aimed at protecting our most vulnerable of populations, our California schoolchildren. A recently released...

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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
The LA County Development Authority have extended the deadline to register for elderly family housing sites from June to the end of the year. 
LACDA Extends Registration For Elderly Family Public Housing Sites, Including Valencia
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, affirmed the recommendation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, FDA, to expand the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents 12 to 15 years of age.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Announces Vaccinations for 12-15 Year Olds; SCV Cases Total 27,814
Los Angeles County with PPE unite is giving small businesses 30 days of free PPE, to help these businesses stay open and operating during the Pandemic.
LA County To Assist Businesses With PPE
A troop of local Girl Scouts is set to host a silver-medal fundraiser for the Dorsey family this coming Saturday, pairing item donations with purchases at Firehouse Subs.  
Girl Scouts To Hold Fundraiser For Dorsey Family
Los Angeles County received the fourth largest allocation of emergency housing vouchers for those in desperate need of housing assistance, the LA County Development Authority announced Wednesday. 
LA County Receives Emergency Housing Vouchers
Two men accused of committing crimes in the Santa Clarita Valley were sentenced in court this week.
Man Accused Of Killing 6 In Gorman Crash Pleads No Contest; Man Sentenced For Child, Domestic Abuse
This year's College of the Canyons graduates will have the opportunity to celebrate offline with an in-person graduation experience.
College Of The Canyons Announces ‘Grad Walks’ Plans
A new independent record store, Gray Skull Vinyl, has opened in Canyon Country, where local music fans and collectors have suffered without one for years.
New Indie Record Store, Gray Skull Vinyl, Opens in Canyon Country
1958 - Juvenile probation Camp Joseph Scott opens at site of former New Era School in Bouquet Canyon [story]
Camp Joseph Scott
A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy injured in a severe crash last month was discharged from the Henry Mayo Newhall hospital on Tuesday, according to station officials
SCV Deputy Injured In Head-On Collision Leaves Hospital
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 18 new deaths and 224 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,807 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Metrics Remain Stable; SCV Cases Total 27,807
The County of Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Higher Ground Los Angeles are teaming up with Carry The Load, a nonprofit organization that originated to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day and now honors fallen service members, first responders, and their families.
County’s Military & Veterans Affairs Department Partners with Carry the Load