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July 23
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Twilight Zone Movie

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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The SCV Food Pantry is in need of volunteers to help sort food, stock shelves, fill bags and distribute food to its residents in need Monday through Thursday and Saturday of each week.
SCV Food Pantry in Need of Volunteers
College of the Canyons graduating sophomore Jonah El-Farra has been named a California Community Colleges Men's Basketball Coaches Associations (CCCMBCA) student-athlete scholarship recipient for the 2023-24 season. 
El-Farra Earns Coaches Associations’ Student-Athlete Scholarship
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday a motion introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-authored by Chair Lindsey P. Horvath that directs the creation of an independent Ethics Commission and ethics reform measures to improve transparency and create greater oversight in County government.
Supes Unanimously Approve Creation of Ethics Commission, Reform
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting artists to submit artwork for consideration for its upcoming “Body & Presence” juried exhibition, which will be on view at the Canyon Country Community Center during the City's annual Business for Artists Conference.
Aug. 4: Call for Art ‘Body & Presence’ Exhibit Deadline
Zach Schroeder, the head coach for The Master’s University track and cross country programs, is stepping down to be closer to family.
After Historic Run, TMU Coach Zach Schroeder Steps Down
The community is invited to an SCV Senior Center Health and Wellness program lecture “Let’s Talk About Kidney Health” on Wednesday, July 24, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
July 24: SCV Senior Center Wellness Program Lecture on Kidney Health
College of the Canyons baseball is sending five players to four-year universities to continue their academic journeys and athletic careers following the 2024 season.
Five Cougars Taking Skills to Next Level
The Master's University baseball has signed pitcher Mack Skeels to join the team for the 2025 season.
Pitcher Mack Skeels Commits to Mustangs Baseball
Drug-related overdose and poisoning deaths plateaued for the first time in ten years in 2023 in Los Angeles County, a new Los Angeles County Department of Public Health analysis of Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner data has found.
L.A. County’s Drug-Related Overdose Deaths Plateau for First Time in Decade
As temperatures soar in Los Angeles, so do the numbers of mosquitoes and their relentless, itchy bites.
Vector Control Launches Summer Safeguarding Campaign
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Twilight Zone Movie
Picture this…a cozy blanket laid out on the grass, the warm evening breeze and your favorite film playing on the big screen.
Ken Striplin | City Cinemas Brings Back Movies Under the Stars
The California State University, Los Angeles Golden Eagle volleyball team, which included middle blocker Shelby Grubbs from Newhall, was welcomed to the White House on Monday, alongside other national champions from the past academic year, to celebrate their accomplishments as part of NCAA Sports Day.
Former Hart High Standout Honored at White House’s NCAA Sports Day
The Friends of Hart Park - in partnership with the Natural History Museum and Los Angeles County Parks - is pleased to announce the return of their signature event “Silents Under the Stars” on Saturday, Sept. 7, starting at 6 p.m., at William S. Hart Park.
Sept. 7: ‘Silents Under the Stars’ Returns to Hart Park
To help students balance education with their diverse work and family responsibilities, College of the Canyons will offer a wide variety of flexible learning options during the fall 2024 semester.
COC Fall 2024 Offering Flexible Learning Options
Beginning Monday, July 29, crews will start the construction of traffic circulation modifications on two intersections, part of the federally-funded, Traffic and Pedestrian Circulation and Safety Improvements Project.
Santa Clarita Announces Upcoming Lane Closures
Circle of Hope's Annual Tea is one of Santa Clarita’s most anticipated fundraisers bringing awareness of breast cancer and raising funds to help those in our local community fighting this disease.
Oct. 19: Save the Date for Circle of Hope’s Annual Tea
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has released the list of four productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, July 22 - Sunday, July 28.
‘S.W.A.T.’ Among Four Productions Filming in Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SCV SELPA) and its member districts actively seek out all individuals with exceptional needs, from birth to age 22, including infants and children parentally placed in private schools.
SCV SELPA Seeking Children with Disabilities
The California Department of Transportation announced the right lane of southbound Interstate 5 will be blocked overnight Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 from two miles north of Templin Highway (near the Whitaker Sand Shed) north of Castaic Lake Hughes Road for paving work.
Caltrans Announces Overnight Southbound I-5 Lane Closures in Castaic Area
The Superior Court of Los Angeles County will be closed Monday, July 22, as the Court works diligently to repair and reboot network systems that were severely impacted by a ransomware attack first detected the morning of Friday, July 19.
Ransomware Attack Closes L.A. County Superior Court
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat advisory for the Santa Clarita Valley through Thursday as high temperatures have been forecast.
Heat Advisory Issued for SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has closed two beaches due to a recent sewage spill.
Sewage Spill Closes Two L.A. County Beaches
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Larinan house burning