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February 22
1983 - Armed robber taken out at Alpha Beta supermarket on Lyons [story]
Alpha Beta market

Woman Sentenced to Probation, Time Served in Child Sexual Abuse Case
Friday, Aug 5, 2016

A woman accused as an accomplice to a Newhall man who victimized at least 10 children over a 15-year span received probation and 256 days time served, officials said Friday. The sentence Jacqueline Wadsworth, 32, for was much lighter than the plea deal for her live-in boyfriend, Francisco Avedano, due...

Saugus Man Gets 2 Years for Molesting Developmentally Disabled Girl
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

Kaene Dean A register sex offender from Saugus was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for engaging in oral sex with a developmentally disabled minor, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. Keane Dean, 26, of Saugus, was convicted of one count of oral copulation of a person...

Castaic Teacher Formally Charged with Molestation
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Note: Levine entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday.   [District Attorney] – A Castaic Elementary School teacher accused of inappropriately touching young female students is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Joshua Mark Levine...

Castaic Elementary Teacher Accused of Molesting 4 Girls Under 10
Thursday, May 14, 2015

DATE:   October, 2014 thru April, 2015 TIME: Various times LOCATION:   Castaic Elementary School, 30455 Park Vista Drive, Castaic VICTIM: 4 Females under age 10 SUSPECT:   Joshua Levine, 11/28/1971 UNIT:   Special Victims Bureau- Sergeant Brian Hudson   On April 16, 2015, Detectives from...

AV Man Sentenced to 518 Years for Molestation
Friday, Mar 13, 2015

[District Attorney] – A man registered as a sex offender since 1995 was sentenced today to more than 500 years to life in state prison for sexually abusing a girl from 2007 to 2013. Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami said José de Jesús Santana Aguilar, 52, was found guilty on Feb. 13 of...

Ex-Einstein Coach Extradited to L.A. to Face Molestation Charges
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015

Randolph Clifford Jackson [KHTS] – Former Einstein Academy basketball coach Randolph Clifford “Randy” Jackson, who was charged with a litany of sex crimes against several former students he worked with in the L.A. area, was extradited from Washington, D.C., on Tuesday and taken into...

Valencia Mom Warns of Man Who Approached Daughter
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

A Valencia parent is asking others to be careful after an older man reportedly tried to contact her daughter Wednesday night. Jennifer Calderon, who lives in a Valencia Fairways townhome near the golf course, said her 10-year-old daughter was approached Wednesday by a man in a blue, four-door sedan. Calderon’s...

Newhall Man Takes 3-Year Deal for Attempted Molestation
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

A Newhall man arrested for an attempted kidnapping in a Newhall home was sentenced to three years in state prison as part of a plea deal. Yensi Aguilar, 22, of Newhall, also has to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, after pleading no contest to attempted lewd acts with a child under...

Ex-Einstein Coach Accused of Molesting 5 Boys in L.A. Area
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

[District Attorney] – A suspended basketball coach at the Albert Einstein Academy in Santa Clarita was arrested today in Washington, D.C., on charges he sexually molested five boys, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Randolph Jackson (dob 3/14/87) was arrested on a felony...

LAPD Investigating SCV School Staffer for ‘Inappropriate Behavior with Minors’ in Tujunga
Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015

[LAPD Press Release] – The Los Angeles Police Department’s Sexually Exploited Child Unit, Juvenile Division, is investigating a staff member at Albert Einstein Academy, in Santa Clarita, for inappropriate behavior with minors. This investigation commenced after several minors reported inappropriate...

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Bright lights, thousands of screaming fans — dream job.
Two CSUN Music Alums Join Jonas Brothers on World Tour
Los Angeles County filed a lawsuit Wednesday against food delivery company Grubhub alleging false and deceptive advertising, misrepresentation and unfair business practices that financially harm consumers, delivery drivers and restaurants.
County Files Suit Against Grubhub Alleging Unfair Business Practices
1983 - Armed robber taken out at Alpha Beta supermarket on Lyons [story]
Alpha Beta market
The Triumph Foundation 11Th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival, a two-day free sporting event open to the public will be held Saturday, April 27 and 28 at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.
April 27: Triumph Foundation’s 11th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival
Café con Leche from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Latino Business Alliance’s returns.
March 5: Latino Business Alliance Hosts Next Café con Leche
Wolf Greek Restaurant and Brewing Co. will host an all day fundraiser to benefit Carousel Ranch’s "Carousel Wishes & Valentine Kisses" campaign on Thursday, Feb. 22.
Feb. 22: Wolf Creek Holds Fundraiser for Carousel Ranch
The SCV Water Board of Directors approved the Agency’s 2024-28 Five-Year Strategic Plan, on Feb. 20. 
SCV Water Adopts 2024-28 Strategic Plan
The SCVEDC would like to recognize local manufacturer Lief Labs (Lief Organics), on their 15th anniversary of operating in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Economic Development Corporation Recognizes Lief Labs for 15 Years of Growth
An ocean water rain advisory for all Los Angeles County beaches is in effect Until Friday, Feb. 23 at 5 a.m.
Public Health Extends Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory
City of Santa Clarita residents can pre-order up to two rain barrels per household, for the lifetime of the program, by visiting the website.
March 16: Rain Barrel Purchase Program Returns For Santa Clarita
Following the resounding success of the second annual “The Big I Do” wedding on Valentine's Day, the city of Santa Clarita is proud to announce the launch of the first-ever Cowboy Festival Wedding.
April 20: Santa Clarita to Host Inaugural Cowboy Festival Wedding
1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organized; Albert Swall elected president [story]
Albert Swall
WeWil Collaborative, Women Empowering Women in Leadership, will host the Second Annual International Women's Day Celebration on March 8.
March 8: WeWil Collaborative Presents Int’l Women’s Day Celebration
California State Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) has announced he is co-authoring the Cost of Living Reduction Act, Senate Bill 1326 (Jones), which would repeal a 2022 law authorizing an income-based charge on electrical bills.
Wilk Coauthors Bill to Pull Plug on Income-Based Electricity Charges
The Office of Inspector General Max Huntsman, Inspector General, has issued a report entitled Report Card On Sheriff's Department's Reforms 2019 to 2023.
Inspector General Issues Report Card on LASD Reforms
The "Science Talks Series Presents" continues at the Canyon Country Campus of College of the Canyons on Friday, April 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a Star Party and Science Showcase.
April 12: COC Star Party at Canyon Country Campus
The Northampton School for Boys Big Band and Folk Ensemble Tour Concert will perform a free concert Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Valencia High School Theater.
Feb. 21: Visiting UK Band Performs at Valencia High
Heroes of Color and the William S. Hart Union School District have partnered to create the “Jr. ARTrepreneurs” program. A program that equips students at Hart High, Saugus High, Castaic High and La Mesa Junior High with the essential tools to thrive as artists and entrepreneurs and also to cultivate invaluable life skills that extend far beyond the canvas.
Jr. Artrepreneurs Hart District Student Art Exhibit
California is experiencing an unusually high number of invasive fruit fly detections this season. The California Department of Food and Agricultural, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture and County Agricultural Commissioners, has initiated local regulatory measures to eradicate and prevent the statewide spread of Queensland Fruit Fly, Tau Fly, Mediterranean Fruit Fly and Oriental Fruit Fly.
SCV Residents Urged to Inspect Gardens, Don’t Move Fruit
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the list of 12 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Feb. 19- Sunday, Feb. 25.
Feb. 19-25: 12 Productions Filming This Week in SCV
While Valentine’s Day may have passed, the spirit of love continues to flourish throughout February, especially here at Henry Mayo Hospital, where we're dedicated to celebrating matters of the heart in more ways than one! Beyond the chocolates and flowers, we're focusing on maintaining heart health for ourselves and our loved ones.
Marlee Lauffer | Celebrate Matters of the Heart
The city of Santa Clarita filed a stipulation on Friday, Feb. 16 with the county of Los Angeles to resolve the lawsuit against the county regarding Camp Scott, mutually agreeing that the county will comply with the California Environmental Quality Act review prior to authorizing any plan to use Camp Scott for any probation juvenile population.
City Resolves Camp Scott Lawsuit Against L.A. County
1906 - L.A. County accepts Mr. H.C. Register's bid to build (Old) Newhall Jail for $2,237 [story]
Old Newhall Jail
Four days in the pool have netted several program records and several NAIA national championship qualifiers at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming and Diving Conference Championships held in Monterey Park, Calif.
Mustangs Break Records, Net National Qualifiers at PCSC