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1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
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SCV Detectives Seeking Additional Victims of Mail Theft
Friday, Feb 17, 2023

Could you be a victim of mail theft? Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies with the Special Assignment Team conducted a traffic stop in Canyon Country resulting in the arrest of a male and female found in possession of mail, access cards, narcotics and more. During the investigation, one of...

SCV COBRA Detectives Make Multiple Felony Arrests
Monday, Jun 29, 2020

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station‘s COBRA unit arrested more than half a dozen people on a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges in the SCV Saturday night. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media: “‘Nice to meet you, what’s...

Deputies Nab Teens Sought in Golf Cart Theft
Friday, Oct 4, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies detained two juveniles Wednesday after the teens allegedly distracted maintenance workers at a Canyon Country apartment complex, and then brazenly stole the workers’ company-issued golf cart. The alleged theft occurred on the 18400 block of Jakes...

LASD Detectives Return from KC with Drive-by Shooting Suspect
Friday, Sep 27, 2019

Local sheriff’s detectives capped four years of dogged investigation Wednesday when Detective Dan Finn stepped off a plane in Burbank Wednesday night with a drive-by shooting suspect on the run and wanted since 2015. A photo of Finn emerging from the plane with shooting suspect Kenneth Mitchell, however,...

Several Students Detained After Alleged Threats of School Violence
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

On Wednesday, Santa Clarita Sheriff’s COBRA detectives, assisted by deputies, detained several local high school students after learning about social media threats regarding committing acts of school violence. There is no current threat to students, staff or schools in Santa Clarita. A William S. Hart...

SCV Deputies Tag 3 Suspected Gang Members in Newhall
Friday, Aug 16, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s COBRA Unit detained two juveniles and one adult during a gang suppression operation on Monday. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media: “The Cobra Unit aka the Gang and Juvenile Crime Team at the Santa Clarita Valley...

Detectives Ask Help to Find Attempted Murder Suspect
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station COBRA detectives are reaching out to the public for assistance in locating Kenneth Mitchell, a suspect wanted for an alleged attempted murder that occurred in 2015. It is detectives’ hope that by refreshing the case to the public, new leads can be developed...

3 Minors Face Felony Charges in Sierra Vista Vandalism Case
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019

Three juveniles suspected of tagging Sierra Vista Junior High school in Canyon Country last month have been detained and face felony vandalism charges, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday afternoon. Here’s more of the story from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s...

LA Crime Stoppers Tips from Citizens Lead to 5 Arrests in SCV
Monday, Apr 22, 2019

LA Crime Stoppers tips from citizens led to a probation sweep and patrol operations that resulted in several arrests in the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday night. Here’s more of the story from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s social media: “COBRA did some clean-up (Thursday)...

Suspected SCV Tagger Arrested After Year-Long Probe
Friday, Feb 15, 2019

A Canyon Country man allegedly linked to more than 1,900 graffiti tagging incidents was arrested on Monday by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station COBRA detectives, the station reported Friday. Christian Pacheco, 25, of Canyon Country, who is on active probation for multiple crimes, was arrested...

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1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
Gaspar de Portola
1884 - Hardison & Stewart start drilling Star No. 1 oil well in Pico Canyon; later form Union Oil Co. [story]
Lyman Stewart
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will be held Wednesday, June 5, beginning with closed session at 6 p.m., followed immediately by the public session at 7 p.m.
July 17: Hart Governing Board Regular Meeting
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m., in City Hall's Council Chambers to hold a public hearing on the development proposal for the Riverview project, which is slated for the Saugus Speedway property.
July 16: Planning Commission Public Hearing on Speedway Property
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with SCVTV, has released the fourth episode of "Santa Clarita Spotlight," a Shop Local series dedicated to promoting and celebrating the diverse range of local businesses within the city. If you’re looking to shake up your workout routine tune in to the latest episode.
Santa Clarita Spotlight to Highlight Fitness
Valencia Marketplace’s annual free summer concerts will be held Friday evenings 6-8 p.m.
Free Summer Sunset Concerts at Valencia Marketplace
With a 5-0 vote Tuesday night, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the County of Los Angeles to transfer ownership of William S. Hart Park to the city.
City OK’s Formal Plan to Take Over Hart Park
Child & Family Center will present its annual Purple Walk Domestic Violence Awareness 5K on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8-11 a.m.
Oct. 12: Child & Family Center Purple Walk Domestic Violence Awareness 5K
The Placerita Canyon Nature Center Associates will present the monthly Community Nature Education Series program on Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m.
July 21: Placerita Canyon Community Nature Education Series
A portion of the parking lot at Santa Clarita City Hall is closed due to the installation of solar panels to enhance energy efficiency.
Visitor Parking at City Hall Relocated
The city of Santa Clarita has shared the results of the 2024 Public Opinion Poll. Results reveal high levels of community satisfaction and highlight the key issues that matter most to residents.
Santa Clarita 2024 Public Opinion Poll Highlights
The city of Santa Clarita annual Road Rehab Program has begun and motorists are advised that overlay work will continue on Whites Canyon Road between Delight Street and Soledad Canyon Road.
Road Rehab Continues on Whites Canyon Road
Santa Clarita Shakespeare will present a free production of the William Shakespeare comedy "All's Well That Ends Well" at the Newhall Family Theatre Aug. 2-4.
Aug. 2-4: Free Shakespeare ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’
The MAIN in Old Town Newhall will present the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival annual summer production which includes “An Evening of Absurdity” and “Papá está en la Atlántida” (“Our Dad is in Atlantis”).
Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival at The MAIN
Timothy Andrew Nemeckay, 64, of Park City, Utah, was sentenced on July 10 to 12 months and one day imprisonment, and 24 months supervised release. In September 2023, Nemeckay admitted to wire fraud, which involved misappropriating approximately $1.7 million from investors investing in the development of a brewery and restaurant in Park City, Utah and Santa Clarita.
Fraudster Solicited Funds for Fake Santa Clarita Brewery
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has issued a traffic advisory for residents of Stevenson Ranch.
Traffic Advisory: Road Construction in Stevenson Ranch
The Valley Industry Association will host its annual CEO Forum on Friday, Aug. 23, 8:30-11 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Cost to attend is $50 for VIA members and $60 for non-members.
Aug 23: VIA to Host CEO Forum
The City of Santa Clarita has announced the upcoming exhibition, “Symphony of Colors,” featuring the works of Santa Clarita Valley contemporary impressionist artist Zony Gordon.
Zony Gordon Art Exhibit at Old Town Newhall Library
1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
old telephone
After meeting in closed session on Wednesday, July 10, the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees announced its unanimous decision to place Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook on administrative leave, effective Monday, July 15.
Dianne Van Hook Placed on Administrative Leave
Santa Clarita is known, not only for its scenic open spaces and family-friendly community, but also for its commitment to nurturing the arts and fostering a thriving, dynamic environment where creativity can flourish.
Bill Miranda | Creativity in Every Corner
Join the Valley Industry Association Friday, Aug. 2, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where an update on the Valencia Town Center will be presented.
Aug. 2: VIA Hosting Valencia Town Center Update
Calling all dog lovers! The 2024 Santa Clarita Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's announced its search for a dog mascot.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Announces Dog Mascot Contest
Sagittarius Ponderosa, written by MJ Kaufman and directed by Skylar Reede, will begin its run at The MAIN beginning Aug. 23 to Sept. 1.
‘Sagittarius Ponderosa’ Coming to The MAIN
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