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1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
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Pair Ordered to Pay Restitution for Fatal Sand Canyon Crash
Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Debris from the fatal Jan. 10 crash on Sand Canyon Road. [KHTS] – Two men were ordered to pay a total of $23,531.71 in restitution for a high-speed crash in 2012 that killed 19-year-old Dakota Demott of Canyon Country. Both defendants, Colt Doherty and Thomas Vensko, were sentenced in August. On...

Pretrial Hearing Set for Suspects in Street Racing Death
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013

Friends gather at the crash site where Dakota Demott was killed. Two men charged with murder in the death of a Canyon Country man are due back in court next month, officials said Tuesday. Colt Doherty and Thomas Vensko, who are both facing murder charges in the death of Dakota Demott, will be back in...

Teens Enter Not-Guilty Pleas in Demott Death
Friday, Dec 14, 2012

Friends gather at the crash site where Dakota Demott was killed. Two teens pleaded not guilty Friday in the fatal crash that killed Dakota Demott, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Colt Doherty, 19, who was driving the car in which Demott was a passenger, and Thomas...

Suspect in Fatal Sand Canyon Crash Out on Bail
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012

Thomas Joseph Vensko One defendant made bail and both suspects will re-appear in court Dec. 14 for an arraignment in the death of Dakota Demott, who died in an alcohol-related car crash on Sand Canyon Road on Jan. 10. At a hearing Tuesday, Thomas Joseph Vensko, 20, had his bail reduced to $100,000, and...

Two Face Murder Charges in Jan. 10 Street Racing Death
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012

Friends gather at the crash site the next morning Two young men were arrested today and face murder charges in the death of Dakota Demott, who died in an alcohol-related crash on Sand Canyon Road on Jan. 10. Colt Doherty, 19, who was driving the car in which Demott was a passenger, and 20-year old Thomas...

City to Canyon Country Teens: Quit Speeding on Sand Canyon Road
Monday, Mar 5, 2012

In response to a series of speeding and reckless driving incidents over the last year on Sand Canyon Road, the City and the Sheriff’s Department have teamed up to provide education and increased law enforcement aimed at making this two lane road and City streets safer. Between January 2011 and January...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
Thursday, Jan 12, 2012

In this episode: Colt Doherty, driver in fatal Tuesday night collision, placed into medically induced coma; SCV violent crime rate falls 32 percent in 2011. Also: Newhall School District seeks more applicants for Measure E bond oversight committee; Core4 to hold memorial ride for Sam Choy, killed in...

Sand Canyon Driver in Medically Induced Coma

Colt Doherty The driver in Tuesday night’s fatal collision on Sand Canyon Road has been placed into a medically induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, a sheriff’s official said Thursday. Sgt. Richard Cohen of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s...

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A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
County Officials Answer Public’s Reopening Questions
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
Deed
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot
America’s Job Center of California is offering virtual career transition support sessions for displaced workers in Los Angeles County on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. via Zoom.
America’s Job Center to Offer Career Transition Support Sessions
As COVID-19 ravaged the nation, the hotel and hospitality industry were among the hardest hit, experiencing major losses in 2020.
SCV Hotels Bounce Back as Pandemic Winds Down
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast throughout the County including the Santa Clarita Valley.
High Heat Alert Issued Throughout L.A. County Starting Monday
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed five new deaths and 198 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,037 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19  Roundup: 28,037 Total SCV Cases; County MIS-C Cases in Children Plummet
California’s high-speed rail project got a much-needed boost Friday when the federal government agreed to restore nearly $1 billion in grant funding for the embattled infrastructure project.
State and Federal Government Restore Nearly $1 Billion in Funding to the High-Speed Rail Project
Hart High School’s show choir is once again hosting its Summer Show Choir Camp next month for students fifth grade and up.
Hart High School’s Summer Show Choir Camp to Return
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
Cooling Centers to Open In Anticipation of Excessive Heat
State legislators had until June 4 to pass their bills out of the house in which they originated, and legislators representing the Santa Clarita Valley are reporting multiple bills on the move.
Local Legislators See Bills Move Forward
Although they are still awaiting the autopsy results, Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives said they do not believe at this time that foul play resulted in a body being discovered near Castaic Lake on Tuesday.
No Foul Play Suspected in Castaic Lake Investigation
In an improvement from his critical, yet stable, status last week, the Los Angeles County Fire Department captain hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is in “fair” condition, according to officials.
Hospital Officials Say Fire Captain Now in ‘Fair’ Condition
1956 - Bill Bonelli incorporates Solemint Water Co., his second of two predecessors of Santa Clarita Water Co. [story]
Bonelli
For the past few years, Walmart Academies have focused on training our associates to succeed in their jobs and upskill for the future.
Registration Open for Walmart Santa Clarita’s Free Virtual Community Academy
Princess is introducing a new on-demand service that allows guests to call a crew member to their exact location to make an in-person request for assistance.
Princess Cruises Unveils New On-Demand Feature that Increases Personalized Service
Following its selection by the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Southern California Chapter as a 2020 Project of the Year, the city of Santa Clarita’s Inclusive Play Area at Canyon Country Park was recently named the Innovative Design of the Year Project by the APWA’s High Desert Branch.
Canyon Country Park’s Inclusive Play Area Earns Award for Innovative Design
SCV Water’s 2021 Annual Water Quality Report is now available.
Annual SCV Water Quality Report Released
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying three robbery suspects who physically assaulted a Circle K clerk in Saugus in April.
Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Saugus Circle K Robbery Suspects
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 7 new deaths and 220 new cases of COVID-19, with 28,031 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 28,031; New Vaccination Sweepstakes Coming to L.A. County Friday
Thinking about a career move? Jumping back into the job market after a challenging year? With the end of the pandemic in sight, people may be wondering about their next job prospects, career choices, or what's next on the horizon.
June 21: JCI Santa Clarita Hosting Virtual Resume, Interview Workshop
In anticipation of the grand opening of their newest tenant, Bird Dog Arts, the Outlets at Tejon is pleased to announce, it will be hosting “Art at OAT.”
June 12: Outlets at Tejon Unveil Interactive Art Walls
More than 200 teachers gathered outside the William S. Hart Union High School District office ahead of Wednesday’s board meeting, sharing frustration over their salaries.
Hart Teachers Protest to Demand Pay Raise