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1945 - PFC Johnny Cordova of Castaic killed in action on Okinawa [story]
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Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021

Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic. Menjivartorres was found in a “riverbed,” across the street from the lower lake at Castaic Lake last week on June 8, according to Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman...

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...

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1945 - PFC Johnny Cordova of Castaic killed in action on Okinawa [story]
Johnny Cordova
The Board of Directors approved a five-year schedule of changes to SCV Water’s rate structure on Tues, June 15
SCV Water Announces New Rate Changes And Charges
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas.
Health Officer Issues Heat Alert To Last Through Saturday
The SCV Education Foundation awarded six Hart High School District seniors $10,000 scholarships.
SCV Education Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today eight new deaths and 249 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,074 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Starts New Vaccine Sweepstakes; 28,074 Total SCV Cases
Santa Clarita Public Library is inviting kids to have fun in the sun with music, movement and bubbles, with the "Bubbles and Bops" event. 
SCV Public Library’s ‘Bubbles And Bops’ Adds More Days, Parks
SCV for Change is scheduled to host a Juneteenth event Saturday evening at Central Park featuring live music, a chalk art walk, tie dye station and raffle. 
Juneteenth Picnic Set For Saturday At Central Park
SCV Water’s quick and proactive response to removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in its groundwater supply received top honors as the Best Environmental Project from the American Public Works Association (APWA) – High Desert Branch.
SCV Water Honored for PFAS Water Treatment Plant
I began working for my local veterinarian when I was in high school and remained at that job until I left for college.
Herd Immunity Isn’t Just For Humans I Marcia Mayeda
With restrictions easing in California and LA County, The Santa Clarita City Council is returning to fully in-person meetings starting with the meeting scheduled for Tues, June 22 at 6 p.m. 
City Council to Resume In Person Public Participation
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission unanimously approved five single-story apartment units Tuesday for low-income single mothers and their children in Newhall.
Commission Approves Single Mother Housing
First responders, family and friends gathered Thursday to celebrate the life and service of firefighter Tory Carlon, who was shot and killed at Fire Station 81 in Agua Dulce June 1.
‘Your Legacy Will Live On’: Community Vigil Honors Firefighter Tory Carlon
1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
William Chormicle
The city of Santa Clarita’s tourism advisory board held its quarterly meeting Tuesday to hear updates on the city’s tourism advertising, special events and other economic development updates. 
City Tourism Board Hears Recent Economic Development Efforts
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today five new deaths and 226 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,068 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Updates Travel Guidelines; 28,068 Total SCV Cases
In a combination of extreme heat, low humidity, and record draught conditions Angeles National Forest fire danger level is being raised to "Very High" effective July 16. 
Angeles Forest Fire Danger Raised To Very High
As summer temps are rising The Cube, Ice and Entertainment Center is opening public skating sessions. 
The Cube Opens Public Ice Skating Sessions
The first annual "Cars Under the Stars" is coming to The Westfield Town Center for the benefit of the WiSh foundation. 
“Cars Under The Stars” Debuts In July
College of the Canyons will be the only community college in the state to offer a Low Observable, stealth, coatings application program, this fall.
College Of The Canyons: First In State To Launch Low Observable Training Program
Santa Clarita city officials announced Railroad Avenue will be getting the rehab treatment starting next week.
City to Refurbish Railroad Avenue
Governor Gavin Newsom visited Six Flags Magic Mountain Wednesday to celebrate the state’s reopening.
Newsom Visits Magic Mountain As State Reopens
Firefighters returned to the scene of an earlier balcony fire at a Newhall apartment complex Tuesday night after the fire reignited. 
Firefighters Put Out Second Fire at Newhall Apartment Complex
A man who was arrested in connection with an alleged road rage incident that ended with deputies using their tasers has reportedly been arrested five times since March 2020.
Suspect Connected to Road-Rage Investigation Arrested Five Times Since Last March
Homicide Investigators are continuing their investigation of the circumstance surrounding an unknown cause of death in Canyon Country, officials said Wednesday. 
LASD Update Info Regarding Body Found Near Camp Plenty Tuesday