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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: Arson, Domestic Violence in Valencia
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its public safety and crime information report for Valencia (Zone 5) for Jan. 7-13, 2019. The following crimes were reported: 01/07/19 Petty Theft: 23000 block of Valencia Boulevard The victim used the restroom at the location and placed his...

Crime Blotter: Burglary, Shoplifting in Valencia
Monday, Jan 14, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its public safety and crime information report for Valencia (Zone 5) for Dec. 31, 2018, to Jan. 6, 2019. The following crimes were reported: 12/31/18 Burglary: 23000 block of Valencia Boulevard Suspect(s) unknown shattered the front window...

Crime Blotter: Robbery, GTA, Burglary in Stevenson Ranch
Monday, Jan 7, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its public safety and crime information report for Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) for Dec. 9-23, 2018. 12/09/18 Petty Theft (From Vehicle): Steinbeck Avenue/Elliot Court Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole a ‘Sephora’...

Crime Blotter: Burglary, ID Theft, Shoplifting in Valencia
Friday, Dec 28, 2018

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its public safety and crime information report for Valencia (Zone 5) for Nov. 26-Dec. 9, 2018. 11/27/18 Vehicle Burglary: 24000 block of Valencia Boulevard An unknown suspect made forced entry into the victim’s locked vehicle and stole a...

Crime Blotter: Robbery, Grand Theft, Vehicle Theft in Valencia
Thursday, Nov 1, 2018

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its public safety and crime information report for Valencia (Zone 5) for Oct. 22-28, 2018. 10/22/18, Monday Robbery: McBean Parkway/Magic Mountain Parkway Two unknown males approached the victim and demanded his phone at gunpoint. The victim...

Crime Blotter: GTA, Assault with Deadly Weapon in Valencia
Monday, Sep 24, 2018

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its public safety and crime information report for Valencia (Zone 5) for the week of Sept. 10-16. The following crimes are being investigated by station detectives: 09/11/18, Tuesday Burglary: 24000 block of Trevino Place. An unknown suspect...

Crime Blotter: Vehicle Burglary, Shoplifting in Valencia
Monday, Sep 3, 2018

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its public safety and crime information report for Valencia (Zone 5) for Aug. 20-26, 2018. 08/20/18 Burglary: 27600 block of Newhall Ranch Road An unknown suspect(s) smashed the front window of the location and stole an iPad and the cash box. 08/21/18 Shoplifting:...

Crime Blotter: Robbery, Grand Theft, Burglary in Valencia
Monday, Aug 6, 2018

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station has released its Crime Prevention and Public Safety Report for Valencia (Zone 5) for July 23-29. 07/23/18 Burglary – 28000 block of Seco Canyon Road The victim’s ex-husband made entry into her home while she was gone, destroying items within. 07/24/18 Attempted...

Crime Blotter: Grand Theft Auto, Robbery in Valencia
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its crime and public information report for Valencia (Zone 5) for the week of June 25-July 1, 2018. 06/25/18 Grand Theft Vehicle – 25000 block of Bellerive Drive An unknown suspect stole the victim’s 2005 Honda Accord. 06/26/18 Grand...

Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Arson, Burglary in Valencia
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its crime and public information safety report for Valencia (Zone 5) for June 11-17: 06/11/18 Vehicle Burglary – 27000 block of Parklane Way An unknown suspect made entry in the victim’s unlocked car and stole a laptop computer. 06/12/18 Burglary...

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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