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

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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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