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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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Crime Blotter: Grand Theft Auto, Attempted Burglary in Canyon Country West
Monday, Mar 5, 2018

SCV Deputy Jonathon Wilson The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Canyon County (West) for the week of February 19-25. 02/19/18 Grand Theft– 20600 block of Golden Triangle Road Two suspects were seen on surveillance video...

Crime Blotter: Robbery, Grand Theft Auto in Canyon Country West
Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its public safety and crime prevention information for Canyon Country West (Zone 7) for the week of Dec. 11. 12/11/17 Grand Theft Auto – 26900 block of Sierra Highway Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s vehicle while it parked in a parking...

Crime Blotter: Burglary, Grand Theft Auto in Canyon Country West
Friday, Aug 4, 2017

Deputy Jon Wilson, Canyon Country West Zone 7 leader The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit has the station’s jurisdiction divided into 8 zones. Each respective zone has a Crime Prevention Unit deputy assigned as a Zone leader. The deputy is responsible for keeping...

Crime Blotter – Burglary, Assault in Canyon Country
Friday, Jul 7, 2017

Here is the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s crime and public safety information report for Canyon Country West, Zone 7, for the period from June 26 to July 2, 2017: 06/28/17 Commercial Burglary – 26800 block of Sierra Highway Person(s) unknown forced entry into a business near the...

Blotter: Canyon Country West, Zone 7, 6/19/17 to 6/26/17
Friday, Jun 30, 2017

Here’s a roundup of crimes reported in Canyon Country West, Zone 7, between 6/19/17 and 6/26/17: 06/18/17 Vehicle Burglary – Near the intersection of Bakerton Avenue and Kimbrough Street Person(s) unknown forced entry into the victim’s motorhome and made entry inside. The victim stated...

Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Burglary in CC-West
Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Canyon Country (West) Crime Information Report for the Week of June 5, 2017 to June 11, 2017   The following crimes were reported last week in Canyon Country West (Zone 7): 06/05/17, Monday Grand Theft – 18500 block of Soledad Canyon Road Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s wallet containing...

Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Grand Theft Auto in Canyon Country West
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

Canyon Country West, Zone 7 Crime Information Report Here is the Crime Information/Public Safety Report for Canyon Country (West) for May 15, 2017 through May 31, 2017: 05/26/17 Petty Theft- 26900 block of Sierra Highway Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s wallet while shopping at a business near...

Crime Blotter: Auto Thefts, Burglary in Canyon Country West
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017

Canyon Country West Crime and Public Safety Report: June 5-11, 2017 The following crimes were reported last week in Canyon Country West (Zone 7): 06/05/17, Monday Grand Theft – 18500 block of Soledad Canyon Road Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s wallet containing her debit/credit card and $1,800.00...

Crime Blotter: Commercial Burglaries, Vehicle Burglary in West Canyon Country
Monday, Feb 27, 2017

LASD file photo Canyon Country (West) Crime Report for February 13-19, 2017 Crime Information and Public Safety Report for Canyon Country West: February 13-19, 2017 02/14/17 Vehicle Burglary, Aggravated Assault-19800 block of Emmett Road One auspect was arrested after he was seen breaking into the victim’s...

Crime Blotter: Residential Burglary, Commercial Burglary in West Canyon Country
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

LASD file photo Canyon Country (West) Crime Report: Week of February 6-12 02/06/17 Residential Burglary- 26700 block of Claudette Street Person(s) unknown forced entry into the victim’s garage and stole a horse saddle, an electric saw, and rotor hammer. 02/07/17 Commercial Burglary- 27200 block of...

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
As Los Angeles County hurtles to another severe stay-at-home lockdown due to a post-holiday COVID-19 surge, attorneys and renters want eviction trials and other court hearings to be put on hold because they say courtrooms are too crowded.
L.A. County Renters, Attorneys Demand Suspension of Evictions
The city of Santa Clarita on Friday announced the 16 community members selected to be part of the revamped Human Relations Roundtable.
City Names 16 Community Members to Human Relations Roundtable
Citing COVID-19 related health and safety concerns posed to student-athletes, coaches, and support staff, College of the Canyons teams will not participate in the upcoming California Community College Athletic Association Spring I 2021 season.
COC Nixes Competing in Delayed Fall Sports Season
The Santa Clarita City Council will swear in two Council members and choose the new mayor for 2021 in a special meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, December 8, starting at 5 p.m.
Dec. 8: Santa Clarita to Swear in New City Council Members, Choose Mayor
Cheryl Anne “Cheri” Fleming, 69, of Valencia, passed away from natural causes on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, following a brief illness resulting from a brain aneurysm.
Dec. 11: Services for Community Leader Cheri Fleming to be Live-Streamed
Los Angeles County launched a new COVID-19 home test collection program Friday which allows certain county residents to do free testing from the comfort of their own homes.
L.A. County Launches COVID-19 Home Test Collection Pilot
As a vaccine for COVID-19 edges closer, 60% of Americans say they will take it when it becomes available but a full 21% say they will not, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday.
Vaccine Trust Is Up, Pew Finds, Along With Attitudes on Masks
The Los Angeles County Development Authority is working to swiftly resolve technical issues that have temporarily downed the "Keep L.A. County Dining" program application portal, which saw a surge of thousands of applicants.
Applicants Surge Crashes ‘Keep L.A. County Dining’ Portal
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health again confirms the highest daily number of new cases and people hospitalized with COVID-19.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations Continue to Surge; 10,201 Total SCV Cases
Are your plants growing slower than you would like? Feeling a little frustrated? The health of your plants depends on the soil they’re planted in and the fertilizer you use to help them grow!
SCV Water Takes On Proper Soils, Fertilizers at Next Virtual Gardening Class
After imposing a temporary ban on outdoor dining, Los Angeles County health officials have to prove in court how it poses a significant risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to a county judge’s ruling Wednesday.
L.A. County Ordered to Provide Proof Outdoor Dining Poses COVID-19 Risks
Some Santa Clarita Valley residents were without power Thursday morning, while others remained under consideration for power shut-offs amid Red Flag conditions.
Red Flag Conditions Prompt SCV Power-Shutoffs
The Los Angeles County Probation Department is the recipient of a one-year, $356,615.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to monitor high-risk, repeat DUI offenders.
County Probation Receives Grant to Monitor High-Risk DUI Offenders
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new regional stay-at-home order Thursday, aimed at getting residents to stay home as much as possible in areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 surge for at least three weeks, with L.A. County on track to be placed under the order in the coming days.
New Regional Stay-at-Home Order Issued for California
JCI Santa Clarita, a premier young professional organization in the community, is partnering with our local WiSH Education Foundation to present the First Annual Virtual WiSH Run starting Friday, Jan. 1 - Saturday, Jan 9.
JCI Santa Clarita, WiSH Foundation Partner for Inaugural Virtual WiSH Run
(CN) — Real estate developers who promised to fund a nonprofit dedicated to preserving 90% of a 270,000-acre property north of Los Angeles are violating a 12-year-old pact by cutting their quarterly conservation payments, environmental groups claim in a new lawsuit.
Tejon Ranch Accused of Violating Pact to Fund Conservation
The city of Santa Clarita encourages interested residents to apply for several positions serving on the Arts Commission; the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission; the Planning Commission; and the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel (FAAP).
Santa Clarita Seeking Local Residents for Appointment Vacancies
GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care professionals, is launching this week in Santa Clarita.
GreenPal Lawn Mowing App Launches in Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation (SCVEF) is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a virtual Teacher Tribute on Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 4: SCV Education Foundation’s Virtual Teacher Tribute
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 40 new deaths and 5,987 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the total number of Santa Clarita Valley residents diagnosed with the virus topped 10,000.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Record Hospitalizations in L.A. County; SCV Total Cases Top 10K