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1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
Tom Vernon

Coroner Identifies Woman Killed in State Route 14 Fatality
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020

Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Murdewiyanti Finn, 48, of Lancaster, as the woman killed in a traffic collision on Highway 14 in Newhall Sunday evening. California Highway Patrol officers first responded to the two-vehicle crash on northbound Highway 14 around...

Coroner Identifies Man Killed in Acton Crash
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020

Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Tanos Abdo Habr, a 62-year-old from Santa Clarita, as the man who died following a solo-vehicle traffic collision on Highway 14 in Acton Monday morning. California Highway Patrol officers responded to reports of a solo-vehicle...

Coroner Identifies Man Who was Shot, Killed in Deputy-Involved Shooting
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

The man who died Thursday after being shot by a local sheriff’s deputy has been identified as 35-year-old Alvaro Duran Venegas. Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, said Venegas died “from gunshot wounds of the torso.” “(His) manner of...

Coroner: Woman Struck by Train in Saugus a Suicide
Friday, May 18, 2018

The death of a woman struck by a Metrolink train in Saugus Friday has been ruled a suicide, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. “The cause of death was a suicide,” said Ed Winter, L.A. County coroner spokesman. Elizabeth Torres, 49, a transient, was struck and killed...

Woman Struck by Train in Saugus Still Unidentified
Monday, May 14, 2018

The woman struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Saugus early Friday evening was still unidentified as of Monday morning, according to officials. “Next of kin still has not been notified,” Inspector Rudy Milano of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner – Coroner’s office said...

Family Member ID’s 4 Killed in Agua Dulce Plane Crash
Monday, Feb 12, 2018

The pilot and three passengers who died when their private plane crashed in a remote area near Agua Dulce Sunday morning have been identified by the pilot’s son, according to published reports. Jackson Hastings told the Los Angeles Times and multiple other media outlets that the victims were his...

Canyon Country Stabbing Victim Identified
Monday, Apr 10, 2017

Coroner’s officials have released the identity of a woman who was stabbed to death at a Canyon Country condominium complex Saturday. The victim has been identified as a Christine Diane McQueen, aka Christine Diane Himmle, 46, of Canyon Country, according to officials. For the full story, click [here].

Coroner ID’s Woman Found Dead in Parking Lot
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

Coroner’s officials identified the woman found in a car at a Golden Valley parking lot Tuesday. Medical examiners have yet to determine whether Julie Crane, 57, of Santa Clarita, died of natural causes or a possible suicide. Crane was found in her car not far from Babies ‘R’ Us in the Golden Valley...

Skeletal Remains Found in Agua Dulce Remain Unidentified
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016

Coroner’s Office medical examiners have yet to identify skeletal remains that were found in Agua Dulce on Christmas Day. The remains were found near a trail on the 8300 block of Escondido Canyon Road, according to officials with the Coroner’s Office. A rider on horseback found the body while riding...

Coroner Still Trying to Notify Next of Kin for Woman Killed Near Backwoods Inn
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Coroner’s officials are still working to notify the next of kin for a woman killed near the Backwoods Inn. Sheriff’s Station deputies reported the woman, who was caucasian, from Valencia and in her 40s, was killed Nov. 7 in a vehicle versus pedestrian collision, in which the driver pulled over after...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
SCV Water ongoing communication efforts surrounding per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals were honored with a PRism Award from the Public Relations Society of America – Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA).
SCV Water’s PFAS Community Outreach Earns Top Honors
What is the most effective way for the city of Santa Clarita to allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding?
Residents Encouraged to Provide Input on 2021-22 Community Needs Survey
Licensed in 1980, Randal G. Winter Construction is proudly celebrating their 40th year in business.
Santa Clarita-Based Randal G. Winter Construction Celebrates 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and people hospitalized with COVID-19 that L.A. County has ever experienced throughout the pandemic.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Highest One-Day Increase Countywide to Date, SCV Surpasses 9,900 Cases
In an effort to assist restaurants affected by the COVID-19 restrictions, Los Angeles County will launch the Keep L.A. County Dining Grant Program on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 12:00 a.m.
L.A. County Launches Grant Program for Restaurants Affected by COVID-19 Restrictions
Registration is underway for the College of the Canyons winter session, which boasts more than 300 class sections.
COC’s Winter 2021 Semester Registration Underway
The Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation announced Monday Alina Bokde as the department’s Chief Deputy Director.
Alina Bokde Appointed New Chief Deputy Director for L.A. County Parks
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking to attain more local control of the development of accessory dwelling units through a proposed update of its development code and an ordinance.
Planning Commission Scheduled to Discuss Amendments to Accessory Dwelling Units
Bringing‌ ‌to‌ ‌life‌ ‌the‌ ‌national‌ ‌conversation‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌trials‌ ‌and‌ ‌tribulations‌ ‌of‌ ‌2020,‌ the College ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Canyons‌ ‌Theatre‌ ‌Department‌ will present its ‌devised‌ ‌production‌ ‌“Virtuality: the 2020 Tournaments,”‌ ‌on December 4-5.
COC Theatre Department Presents Pandemic-Themed Production
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. (SDFHC) in partnership with Assemblywoman Christy Smith, Sunkist Growers, and Forester’s Financial donated turkeys, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, green beans, and of course Sunkist citrus for their annual Thanksgiving Dinner Event held Friday, Nov. 20
Patients, Local Veterans Treated to Samuel Dixon’s Annual Turkey Giveaway
Local nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) is launching its year-end giving campaign Tuesday, Dec. 1, which is “Giving Tuesday,” the global day of generosity.
Local Nonprofit Launches Year-End Giving Campaign Benefiting Foster Youth
If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit this month, I encourage you to visit Old Town Newhall.
Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2020
Knowing the need would be great over the holiday, the William S. Hart Union High School District, in partnership with the District’s food service management company – Sodexo, distributed 39,420 meals on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to families at each campus.
Hart District, Sodexo Partner to Provide More than 39,000 Holiday Meals
1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
Tom Vernon
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday reported 17 new deaths and 5,150 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 38th fatality, and new Health Officer restrictions take effect.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 38th Death at Henry Mayo; County Cases Surge Past 400K
Democratic candidate Christy Smith on Monday conceded her loss in the 25th District Congressional race to incumbent Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita.
Christy Smith Concedes to Mike Garcia in CA-25 Congressional Race
A cold-weather alert will be in effect in the Santa Clarita Valley Friday and Saturday due to a National Weather Service wind chill forecast of temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wind Chill Forecast Prompts SCV Cold Weather Alert Friday, Saturday
To help equip parents for success during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Santa Clarita and Education Consultant Renee Marshall are teaming up to bring the community another DFY in SCV virtual Parent Engagement Workshop on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 p.m.
Dec. 2: DFY in SCV Parent Workshop on ‘A Zooming World’
A proposed Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital expansion is among the items on the Santa Clarita Planning Commission's agenda for its next regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 1 starting at 6 p.m.
Dec. 1: Proposed Henry Mayo Hospital Expansion on Planning Panel Agenda
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 14 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, Nov. 30:
14 Productions Filming in SCV This Week
As the holidays approach, local nonprofit support group Prayer Angels for the Military is seeking donations and assistance in sending holiday care packages to hometown troops away from home.
Prayer Angels Seeking Donations for Holiday Care Packages to SCV Soldiers
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to close again, the Marazzito family won't be stopped from holding their annual toy drive.
SCV Restaurants Hosting Annual Toy Drive for Kids in Need
2013 - Actor Paul Walker ("Fast & Furious" movies) dies in a fiery car crash in the Valencia Industrial Center. [story]
Paul Walker
1957 - Incorporation of Mint Canyon Chamber of Commerce; became Canyon Country Chamber [story]
Frontier Days