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1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]

Judge to Allow Media for Dorsey Sentencing
Monday, May 24, 2021

Officials from the Los Angeles Superior Court announced Monday that media will be allowed into the courtroom next month during the sentencing of James Dorsey, a reversal of the bench’s previous standing order. In a statement released Monday, officials said Judge Cynthia Ulfig reversed her previous...

Judge Reviewing Media, Public Access for Dorsey Sentencing
Friday, May 21, 2021

After previously passing a standing order in her courtroom to restrict access for the media and public, Judge Cynthia Ulfig is said to be reviewing her policy for the upcoming sentencing of James Dorsey. In court records obtained by The Signal on Wednesday, Ulfig had reportedly put the ban on the media...

Prosecutors Charge 33-Year-Old Santa Clarita Man With Rape Of 14-Year-Old
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Unit detectives are investigating a 33-year-old Santa Clarita man suspected of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl he solicited using an online teen chat room, officials confirmed Tuesday. Kai Whitney Sommers, 33, of Santa Clarita, was arrested...

Judge Tosses Out Case Against Man Facing 3rd Trial for Lewd Acts with a Child
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

A former Disney executive accused of lewd acts with a child, and facing his third trial on the same allegations, saw the case against him tossed out Tuesday. Last month, for the second time in just over a year, the trial of 60-year-old Jonathan Blake Heely, of Santa Clarita, ended in a hung jury. Heely...

Charges Dismissed Against One of Three People in Human Trafficking Case
Monday, May 22, 2017

A Los Angeles County judge dismissed the charges last week against one of three people accused of human trafficking in Santa Clarita. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissed the charges against Ashley Peart, 27, of Santa Clarita, who was arrested in May 2016 after a human trafficking “sweep”...

Baca Corruption Retrial in Hands of Jury
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

Sheriff Lee Baca Jurors began deliberations Monday afternoon in the second obstruction trial of former Sheriff Lee Baca, whom prosecutors say conspired with his underlings to thwart an investigation into inmate abuse at two jails. After U.S District Judge Percy Anderson had instructed them, the 12 members...

Panel Votes to Put More Courthouse Construction on Hold for Lack of Money
Friday, Aug 12, 2016

[Calif. Courts] – The California judiciary’s Court Facilities Advisory Committee voted Thrusday to recommend to the Judicial Council that all 23 current judicial branch projects continue based on the general criteria of working with available funding, not incurring additional costs, or wasting...

Man Sentenced to Jail for Exposing Himself at Villa Metro
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016

A 48-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to one year in county jail for touching and exposing himself on several occasions in at the Villa Metro community in Valencia. Deputy District Attorney Flora Podratz said John Williams pleaded no contest to four counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure in the...

Uber to Pay $25 Mil. for Misleading Public
Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced a $25 million settlement today with Uber Technologies Inc. over allegations the ride sharing company misled the public about background checks on its drivers. “We are pleased that Uber has...

Pair Sentenced to Decades in Prison for SCV Bank Robbery
Friday, Apr 4, 2014

[KHTS] – Two men found guilty of an armed Canyon Country bank robbery in September 2012 were sentenced to decades in state prison Friday. Terion Collins was sentenced to 45 years and eight months, and Lavelle Mosley was sentenced to 33 years in state prison. Both were convicted on five counts pertaining...

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1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
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]
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
The Saugus Union School District held groundbreaking events last week for a handful of new buildings coming to the Cedarcreek and Skyblue Mesa elementary schools.
Saugus Union Breaks Ground on New Cedarcreek, Skyblue Mesa Facilities
1910 - Trick roper Montie Montana of Agua Dulce born in North Dakota as Owen Harlan Mickel [story]
Montie Montana