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January 27
1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
Adrian Adams

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...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Everything old is new again and that’s what’s happening at Hart Park in Newhall. Heritage Junction, where eight historic buildings and a steam engine and caboose are on display to the public, has officially been renamed “Santa Clarita History Center” and a new logo designed and adopted.
Heritage Junction Renamed Santa Clarita History Center
TreePeople in partnership with the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market and the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians will be giving away full size fruit trees including lemon, lime, orange, guava, pomegranate and peach on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Jan. 28: Free Fruit Tree Giveaway at Old Town Newhall Farmers Market
Ready to lose your thirsty turf lawn? The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency will show you where to start! Learn how to remove your lawn and transform it into a beautiful, sustainable landscape. Join our free virtual landscape and gardening workshop, Strategies for Replacing your Lawn, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m.
Feb. 4: Free Workshop ‘Strategies for Replacing Your Lawn’
The Southern California Veterans Study is seeking the input from Veterans living in Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego counties.
Southern California Veterans Study Seeks SoCal Veteran Input
Two California Institute of the Arts alums, Antoine Hunter aka Purple Fire Crow (Dance 2002) and Kite (Music BFA 2014), were among the 45 United States Artists Fellows announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24 who will receive $50,000 unrestricted cash awards.
CalArts Alums Named 2023 United States Artists Fellows
Anyone who has lived in another city will tell you that the events we put on in Santa Clarita are second to none. As we look ahead to the warm weather and sunshine afforded by the arrival of spring, now is a wonderful time to add some of the marquee city of Santa Clarita events to your 2023 calendar.
Ken Striplin | Fun, Family Events Just Around the Corner
1970 - Gov. Ronald Reagan appoints Adrian Adams as Newhall's first "second" judge [story]
Adrian Adams
NEW ORLEANS – The California State University, Northridge Men's and Women's Cross Country programs earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Teams for the 2022 NCAA Division I Cross Country season as announced by the USTFCCCA Thursday.
Matadors Cross Country Programs Named to All-Academic Teams
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Board of Directors will now be meeting in-person for all Committee meetings.
Feb. 2: SCV Water Engineering, Operations Committee Regular Meeting
Friends of Placerita Canyon Natural Area invite the public to share in the grand opening of the new "Know Your Nature Center" on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m.
Jan. 28: ‘Know Your Nature Center’ Grand Opening
Join Landmark Opera at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church as it presents Gilbert and Sullivan's famous operetta, "The Pirates of Penzance," Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m.
Feb. 5: Landmark Opera Presenting ‘Pirates of Penzance’
In Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation's latest episode, you’ll learn about DrinkPAK, a premier contract manufacturer of premium alcoholic and non-alcohol beverages based in Santa Clarita.
SCVEDC’s Latest Podcast Features DrinkPAK CEO Nate Patena
The College of the Canyons Sports Medicine Program and Valencia High School Medical Science Academy will host the 2023 Sports Medicine Professions Fair on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. - noon, at the college's Valencia campus.
Feb. 4: COC, Valencia High Partner to Host Sports Med Fair
The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons will present "Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience" on Sunday, May 21. Two shows will be offered at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
May 21: Santa Clarita PAC Presents ‘Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience’
On Jan. 19, the Board of Directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation approved long-time board member John Shaffery, managing partner of Poole Shaffery, to step into the role of Board co-chair as successor to Roger Seaver.
John Shaffery Named New SCVEDC Co-Chair
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station reminds Santa Clarita Valley residents that the past rain event may have created great riding trails, but riding off highway vehicles unauthorized on private property is considered trespassing.
Unauthorized Off Highway Vehicle Owners Reminded to Remain Off Private Property
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a new partnership at a press event today between the California Department of Education and California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, to promote new pathways for California Volunteers service corps members — a group that includes 10,000 per year across all corps, including the California Climate Action Corps, AmeriCorps, #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs and #CaliforniansForAll College Corps — to become teachers in California classrooms.
State Schools Chief Unveils Plans to Recruit More Teachers
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday no additional deaths and 62 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with 23 additional deaths and 1,095 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 62 New SCV Cases
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
Nominations for the 2023 Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce Business Choice Awards is coming to a close soon.
Jan. 31: Deadline for Nominations for Chamber’s Business Choice Awards
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued beach closures for the following areas due to the release of approximately 64,000 gallons of untreated sewage:
Several Beaches Close Due to 64k Gallons of Sewage
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee voted to accept the results of an independent audit confirming the district properly accounted for all bond expenditures in the 2021-22 fiscal year.  
Audit of COC Bond Spending Affirmed
Nominations for the yearly SCV Man & Woman of the Year are coming to a close, but there is still several days left to submit a nomination. 
Last Chance to Nominate 2023 SCV Man & Woman of the Year
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:
Ocean Water Use Warning For Jan. 25