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

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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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