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2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]
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AG: Homicides, Hate Crimes Down in Calif.; Assaults Up
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015

Kamala Harris Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the release Wednesday of four annual reports on crime and juvenile justice in California. The reports, Crime in California 2014, Hate Crime in California 2014, Homicide in California 2014 and Juvenile Justice in California 2014, show an overall...

Violent Crime Up 4.6% in SCV, Property Crime Down 7.4%
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015

Sheriff’s Department officials released preliminary crime statistics for 2014, showing a 6.2-percent decline in reported Part-1 crimes in the Santa Clarita Valley. In several areas, the crime rates increased for the unincorporated areas, but decreased within Santa Clarita city limits. The overall number...

FBI Stats for Santa Clarita Show Sharp Drop in Violent Crime
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Despite a 14.4 percent increase in population in 2013, according to the FBI, Santa Clarita saw an overall drop in violent crimes of 19.3 percent.  This includes a 37 percent drop in rapes; a 26.5 percent drop in aggravated assault and an 18 percent drop in motor vehicle theft.  There were some category...

SCV Crime Fighters Review Data, Offer Tips to Stay Safe
Saturday, Nov 23, 2013

All you have to do is look at all of the great things happening throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, and some of the proactive police work our deputies have done this year, to see what can happen when a law enforcement agency works in partnership with the community it serves. This just doesn’t...

SCV Crime Rate Down in City, Up in County
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013

The Santa Clarita Valley’s overall Part-1 crime rate rose 9.42 percent from January to October compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Part-1 (serious or violent) crimes inside the city of Santa Clarita actually fell by 1.5...

SCV Violent Crime Down 10%; Deputies Eye Property Crimes
Saturday, Jun 15, 2013

While still boasting the lowest crime rate of nearly all L.A. County sheriff’s stations, Santa Clarita Valley deputies are still working to lower the property crime rate, which has seen a small uptick, said Sheriff’s Station Capt. Paul Becker. “It’s significantly lower of any other mainland Sheriff’s...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013

In this episode: Longtime Newhall resident, journalist and community volunteer Patti Rasmussen is appointed to the Santa Clarita Arts Commission; An upswing in robberies and property crimes in the unincorporated areas of the SCV has driven the overall crime rate up 11 percent this year. Also: Victims...

Crime Rate Even in City, Up in Unincorporated SCV

The Santa Clarita Valley’s overall crime rate in 2013 has risen 11 percent as of May 31, compared to the same period a year ago – led largely by an upswing in robberies and property crimes in the unincorporated areas of the valley. Inside the city of Santa Clarita, crime is up 0.8 percent...

Thefts on the Rise in SCV as Violent Crimes Drop
Saturday, Feb 9, 2013

The good news: Forcible rape – which spiked locally in 2012 – and aggravated assaults are way down so far this year across the Santa Clarita Valley. The bad news: Burglaries and thefts are way up. As the year opened, Santa Clarita’s burglary rate jumped by 50.2 percent compared to January of 2012,...

Final 2012 Numbers: Violent Crime Up 27.7% in SCV
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013

Forcible rape and grand theft auto cases occupied much of the calendar for Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies during 2012, but homicide investigators got a bit of a reprieve. Violent crime across the Santa Clarita Valley rose 27.7 percent during 2012 compared to 2011, according to data released...

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2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]
Ruth Newhall
The SCV Chamber of Commerce announced their participation as a Neighborhood Champion during the 11th annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, 2020, to help encourage residents to support small businesses.
SCV Chamber of Commerce Participates in Small Business Saturday
Advantage Media Services, Inc. has partnered with the Val Verde Sheriff's Youth Activity League for the tenth year in a row to help give families in need a Thanksgiving meal through YAL's 'Adopt a Family' program.
AMS Fulfillment Employees ‘Adopt a Family’ for Thanksgiving
Los Angeles County is offering a number of resources to help families and seniors with meal assistance during the holiday season.
L.A. County Offering Meal Assistance to Families and Seniors
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday reported 8 new deaths and the county's highest-ever daily number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 -- 6,124 since Sunday -- as unincorporated Canyon Country recorded its first COVID fatality over the weekend.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Over Weekend, SCV Sees 436 New Cases, 1 New Death
The city of Santa Clarita is calling for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to justify the new Health Officer Order update that bans outdoor dining for at least the next three weeks starting Wednesday.
Santa Clarita Officials Call for Hearing on L.A. County Outdoor Dining Ban
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold special and regular meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, November 24, and hear public comments from citizens virtually via Zoom.
November 24: Santa Clarita City Council Special, Regular Meetings
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will oppose the county Department of Public Health’s decision to prohibit outdoor dining and further restrictions including another "Safer at Home" order, she said in a statement Monday morning.
Barger Opposes Additional COVID-19 Restrictions on Businesses
Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials on Sunday reported the county’s five-day average COVID-19 case rate had reached more than 4,000, prompting another tightening of pandemic safeguards and restrictions, including restricting dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars.
L.A. County to Prohibit Dining as COVID-19 Numbers Keep Climbing
Researchers who correctly forecasted the growth of COVID-19 infections over the summer issued a warning Monday that cases could nearly double by Inauguration Day, January 20, when presumptive President-elect Joe Biden is to be sworn into office.
Forecast: COVID-19 Cases Could Double by Inauguration Day
The California Retailers Association released a safe holiday shopping video with guidelines and best practices to help employees and consumers be safe during the holiday season.
California Retailers Association Releases Safe Holiday Shopping Video
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to conduct a public hearing Tuesday for the proposed development of nearly 140 homes next to Castaic High School.
Nov. 24: Public Hearing on Housing Project Near Castaic High School
To encourage safe travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, the California Highway Patrol will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 29.
CHP Sets Thanksgiving Holiday Maximum Enforcement Period
1931 - Fall Roundup held at Hoot Gibson's Saugus Rodeo [story]
rodeo
1843 - Rancho Castec (Lebec-Tejon area) granted to French immigrant Jose Covarrubias [story]
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1967 - Local voters approve formation of community college and elect COC's first five-member board - Dr. William G. Bonelli Jr., Bruce Fortine, Sheila Dyer, Peter Huntsinger, Edward Muhl [story]
COC board
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 35 new deaths and 4,272 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 357,451 Cases in L.A. County, 8,634 Cases in SCV
The families of Gracie Muehlberger and Dominic Blackwell, the two students who died during the Saugus High School shooting filed wrongful death lawsuits Monday against the William S. Hart Union High School District.
Muelhberger, Blackwell Families File Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Hart District
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department’s recorded production of “Woyzeck” is available to stream online for free now through Saturday, Dec. 12.
COC Theatre’s Production of ‘Woyzeck’ Now Streaming
City of Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation officials said Friday that 149 small businesses within the SCV have been approved to receive one-time COVID relief grants of up to $5,000 per business as reimbursement for COVID-related expenses.
Santa Clarita, SCVEDC Award COVID Relief Grants to Small Businesses
Valencia, California-based Princess Cruises is extending its pause in global sailing operations in response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” pertaining to the resumption of U.S. cruise operations.
Princess Cruises Extends Sailing Operations Pause into 2021
The American Public Works Association’s Southern California Chapter has recognized the Inclusive Play Area at Santa Clarita's Canyon Country Park as one of its 2020 'Projects of the Year.'
Santa Clarita Inclusive Play Area Named a ‘Project of the Year’
The Newhall School District has decided to allow preschool reopenings, giving their preschool program director the green light to reopen three preschool sites.
Newhall School District OK’s Preschool Reopenings
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday asked Americans to stay home for Thanksgiving and only celebrate with people they live with.
Health Officials Urge Americans to Stay Home for Thanksgiving