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1963 - Leona Cox Community School breaks ground in Canyon Country [story]
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Pair Ordered to Pay Restitution for Fatal Sand Canyon Crash
Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Debris from the fatal Jan. 10 crash on Sand Canyon Road. [KHTS] – Two men were ordered to pay a total of $23,531.71 in restitution for a high-speed crash in 2012 that killed 19-year-old Dakota Demott of Canyon Country. Both defendants, Colt Doherty and Thomas Vensko, were sentenced in August. On...

Family of Teen Killed in Alleged Street Racing Crash Sues City of Santa Clarita
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013

Dakota Demott The family of Dakota Demott, a 19-year-old Santa Clarita teenager who was killed in an alleged incident of street racing in Sand Canyon, is suing the city of Santa Clarita and the two men charged with murder in his death. “The parties have submitted a stipulation requesting that the matter...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013

In this episode: The Veluzat movie ranches perched above the city’s northern border in Haskell Canyon are in the works for annexation; Metro officials are trying to speed up the process for much needed local carpool lanes on Interstate 5. Also: A parolee from Lancaster is behind bars on charges of...

Pretrial Hearing Set for Suspects in Street Racing Death
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013

Friends gather at the crash site where Dakota Demott was killed. Two men charged with murder in the death of a Canyon Country man are due back in court next month, officials said Tuesday. Colt Doherty and Thomas Vensko, who are both facing murder charges in the death of Dakota Demott, will be back in...

Teens Enter Not-Guilty Pleas in Demott Death
Friday, Dec 14, 2012

Friends gather at the crash site where Dakota Demott was killed. Two teens pleaded not guilty Friday in the fatal crash that killed Dakota Demott, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Colt Doherty, 19, who was driving the car in which Demott was a passenger, and Thomas...

Suspect in Fatal Sand Canyon Crash Out on Bail
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012

Thomas Joseph Vensko One defendant made bail and both suspects will re-appear in court Dec. 14 for an arraignment in the death of Dakota Demott, who died in an alcohol-related car crash on Sand Canyon Road on Jan. 10. At a hearing Tuesday, Thomas Joseph Vensko, 20, had his bail reduced to $100,000, and...

Two Face Murder Charges in Jan. 10 Street Racing Death
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012

Friends gather at the crash site the next morning Two young men were arrested today and face murder charges in the death of Dakota Demott, who died in an alcohol-related crash on Sand Canyon Road on Jan. 10. Colt Doherty, 19, who was driving the car in which Demott was a passenger, and 20-year old Thomas...

City to Canyon Country Teens: Quit Speeding on Sand Canyon Road
Monday, Mar 5, 2012

In response to a series of speeding and reckless driving incidents over the last year on Sand Canyon Road, the City and the Sheriff’s Department have teamed up to provide education and increased law enforcement aimed at making this two lane road and City streets safer. Between January 2011 and January...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
Thursday, Jan 12, 2012

In this episode: Colt Doherty, driver in fatal Tuesday night collision, placed into medically induced coma; SCV violent crime rate falls 32 percent in 2011. Also: Newhall School District seeks more applicants for Measure E bond oversight committee; Core4 to hold memorial ride for Sam Choy, killed in...

Sand Canyon Driver in Medically Induced Coma

Colt Doherty The driver in Tuesday night’s fatal collision on Sand Canyon Road has been placed into a medically induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, a sheriff’s official said Thursday. Sgt. Richard Cohen of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s...

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Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1963 - Leona Cox Community School breaks ground in Canyon Country [story]
Leona Cox
1939 - Recording artist, music promoter and longtime Sand Canyon resident Cliffie Stone marries singer Dorothy Darling in Hollywood [story]
Cliffie Stone
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday five new deaths and 3,606 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,884 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 29,884; L.A. County Continues Efforts Vaccinating Homeless
SACRAMENTO (CN) — California voters are anxious about the intensifying drought and dwindling water supply and nearly 80% believe climate change is fueling the fast start to the wildfire season, according to a statewide poll released Wednesday.
New Poll Finds Water Shortages, Drought are Californians’ Biggest Environmental Concerns
With a heavy heart, Gibbon Conservation Center announced that Chris Roderick, long-time GCC Board Member, passed away on July 24, 2021.
Longtime Gibbon Center Board Member Chris Roderick Dies at 74
College of the Canyons has received a $74,707 Campus as a Living Lab (CALL) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide opportunities for underrepresented community college students to engage in undergraduate research focusing on native bees.
COC Awarded Nearly $75K Grant for Bee Research
The city of Santa Clarita is excited to host “Moments of Zen” as the latest art exhibition featured in City Hall’s First Floor Gallery, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard.
Community Encouraged to Explore City Hall’s ‘Moments of Zen’ Art Exhibit
Local nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) held its fifth annual Back to School Bash, where students received backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming semester, and for the first time also featured a career fair featuring eleven speakers from the FYI community who explained their jobs and career qualifications.
SCV Nonprofit Holds Annual Back to School Bash for Foster Youth
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health continues cautioning residents who are planning to visit several Los Angeles County beaches, including beaches near Hyperion, to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
Public Health Extends Water Use Warning for L.A. County Beaches
Los Angeles County is holding a free, drive-thru Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Collection on Saturday, July 31, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the Via Princessa Metrolink Station.
July 31: Free Drive-Thru Household Hazardous, E-Waste Roundup
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted a webinar on Thursday for local educational agencies (LEAs) and education partners to lead a discussion on how schools can use new state and federal funding to invest in strategies that will facilitate a safe and impactful return to in-person learning.
Health, Education Experts Address Ways to Invest New Funding into Safe In-Person Learning
1869 - The Del Valle family's then-1,340 acre Rancho Camulos is legally separated (partitioned) from the Rancho San Francisco land grant [story]
Rancho Camulos
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 17 new deaths, including one in the Santa Clarita Valley and 3,248 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,772 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 29,772; L.A. County Stresses Importance of Vaccines Against Delta Variant
With the reinstatement of in-person instruction this Fall, the Outlets at Tejon is excited to help students, teachers, and parents with all their back-to-school shopping.
Tejon Outlets Kickoff Back-to-School Shopping with Steep Discounts, Secret Gifter
The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture (Arts and Culture) has announced Leticia Rhi Buckley has joined its Arts Commission, L.A. County’s longstanding advisory body for the arts.
Leticia Buckley Joins L.A. County’s Arts Commission
Yair Haimoff, SIOR, and Andrew Ghassemi of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, are pleased to have represented the seller in the recent sale of this ±4,828-square-foot office/flex condo in a prime Valencia location.
Valencia-Based Spectrum Real Estate Closes on Discovery Gateway Office/Flex Condo
More than 2,400 Saugus homes were impacted by a power outage that began shortly after midnight Thursday morning.
Equipment Failure Cause of Saugus Power Outage
As the Santa Clarita Public Library takes a programming break to prepare for Fall programming in September, residents are reminded to take advantage of the wide variety of services and online resources available.
Santa Clarita Public Library Gearing Up for Fall Programming
Trent Norkus is excited to join TMU Men's Volleyball and play alongside his older brother Brett, a starting middle blocker for the Mustangs.
TMU Men’s Volleyball Adding Another Norkus to Roster
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is proud to announce the launch of its new website.
L.A. County Development Authority’s New Website Goes Live
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley through Sunday, Aug. 1.
SCV Heat Alert Extended Until Sunday
Following a year of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Santa Clarita’s wildly popular SENSES block parties will make their triumphant return to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
SENSES Block Parties Returning to Old Town Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is cautioning residents who are planning to visit several Los Angeles County beaches near Dockweiler and El Segundo to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
Water Use Warning Issued for L.A. County Beaches
1983 - U.S. release of "National Lampoon's Vacation;" Magic Mountain is Walley World [story]
Chevy Chase and Magic Mountain crew