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1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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Barger Seeks Transparency in Future Placement of Sexually Violent Predators in LA County
Wednesday, Jun 9, 2021

Supervisor Kathryn Barger read in a motion asking the District Attorney and Sheriff to notify the board any time a person committed as a sexually violent predator is recommended to outpatient treatment in the community. Recommendations for these treatments come from the California Department of State...

Judge Tosses Out Case Against Man Facing 3rd Trial for Lewd Acts with a Child
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

A former Disney executive accused of lewd acts with a child, and facing his third trial on the same allegations, saw the case against him tossed out Tuesday. Last month, for the second time in just over a year, the trial of 60-year-old Jonathan Blake Heely, of Santa Clarita, ended in a hung jury. Heely...

Man Who Took Up-skirt Photos Pleads No Contest, Gets Probation

The Santa Clarita Courthouse is part of a list of 80 courthouses currently under review by the Judicial Council of California as part of an effort to upgrade or construct new facilities. | Photo: Cory Rubin/The Signal.In a plea deal with prosecutors, a former student employee of The Master’s University...

Man Convicted for Killing Mother of Kidnapped Children
Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019

A 31-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday for the August 2016 murder of Kimberly Harvill–whose body was discovered in a remote area of Gorman–and whose three children were later kidnapped, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Jurors deliberated for less than a...

No Formal Charges Against Woman in Castaic Standoff
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018

Linda Myers, the 60-year-old at the center of a seven hour standoff in Castaic Friday afternoon, will not be formally charged, said officials from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Myers barricaded herself in a senior living apartment complex in Castaic during a welfare check....

Fraud Alert: Crooks Binge on Victims’ Data with Streaming Service Scam
Friday, Jun 15, 2018

Losing access to a favorite video streaming service can put binge-watchers into a panic – and con artists have been taking advantage of this with an increasingly popular fraud. In the Streaming Service Scam, victims receive an email that appears to be from a video or music streaming app claiming a...

Santa Clarita Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in Fatal 210 Crash
Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018

Nicole Danielle Thibault, 28, of Santa Clarita pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of murder for the January crash on the 210 Freeway that killed one and injured six others, according to officials at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. On Jan. 30, Thibault was charged with 14 counts:...

Three Suspects Arrested in Series of SCV Armed Robberies
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

The Los Angeles County District Attorney has charged three suspects with multiple felonies related to a series of recent robberies in the SCV, according to officials. The story from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s social media follows: “Last week, deputies arrested suspects...

Santa Clarita Man Pleads No Contest to Kidnapping, Attempted Murder; Sentenced to 13 Years
Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

A Santa Clarita man has been sentenced to 13 years and eight months in state prison for purposely driving a pickup truck off a cliff with his 68-year-old father aboard, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Deputy District Attorney Emily Cole said Sean McClelland, 47,...

Fraud Friday:  ‘Cheap’ Auto Insurance Could Cost You Thousands
Friday, Apr 28, 2017

Those ads promising seniors discounted auto insurance rates, no matter their driving record, may prove to be an auto insurance scam. Fraudsters will paper every car in a parking lot with fliers that include phrases like “Cheap Rates!” or “Prior DUI? No Problem!” When a senior calls the number...

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1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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The Castaic Union School District is proud to announce that the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to past and present students of Castaic Middle School.
Castaic Union School District Announces Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will teams up with Best Friends Animal Society to encourage county residents to “Live Large” with Adopt a Big Dog Special Discounts for large dogs through Jan. 31.
L.A. County Animal Care & Control Offers Big Dog Adoption Discounts
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 65 additional deaths and 43,091 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 63,320 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Additional COVID Death Reported at Henry Mayo
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Gwendolyn Delgado as the newest assistant principal at Golden Valley High School.
Dr. Gwendolyn Delgado Named Newest Assistant Principal at Golden Valley High School
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is holding a "Yum-Raiser" for Valentine’s Day. Safely and easily send boxes of chocolate for delivery to your friends and family from See’s Candies.
Zonta Club of SCV Holds Online Sees Candies ‘Yum-Raiser’
A job fair will be held to recruit for a variety of positions at America’s Job Center of California for North Los Angeles County Regional Center on Thursday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Jan. 27 Job Recruitment Fair for North Los Angeles County Regional Center
A musical fundraiser to benefit the Saugus Dance program at Saugus High School will be held 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Smokehouse on Main, 24255 Main St., Newhall, CA 91355.
Jan. 22: Dark Desert Highway, Smokehouse on Main Hosting Fundraiser for Saugus Dance
Starting Monday, Jan. 24, crews will begin construction of a new curb, gutter and sidewalk along portions of the east side of Sierra Highway, north of Soledad Canyon Road.
Lane, Road Closures Begin Monday for Sierra Highway Sidewalk Construction
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the approximately 14-mile Burbank to Los Angeles project section.
High-Speed Rail Board Clears Final Environmental Hurdles to Advance Service into L.A.
Experience Helen Hunt Jackson’s January 23, 1882 visit to Rancho Camulos which inspired her to include this vestige of the Californio lifestyle as one of the settings for her novel Ramona. Reenactors will engage and delight you as they portray this event which forever changed the peaceful life at Rancho Camulos.
Jan. 29: Helen Hunt Jackson Returns to Rancho Camulos
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Scott Newhall
Do you like comedy? Do you like music? Do you like getting root canals?
Impulse Hosting Comedy, Music Night
Coming off a first-place winning streak at competitions in New York and Washington, D.C., earlier in 2021, the CSUN Model United Nations team continues to accumulate achievements after scoring another first place finish with the Outstanding Delegation Award in the Northwest Model UN Conference, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.
Matadors Pull off Clean Sweep at Model UN Competitions
Freshman guard Monique Febles poured in a season-high 23 points as No. 6 College of the Canyons was able to outlast Antelope Valley College 68-62 at the Cougar Cage in the 2021-22 home opener. 
Lady Cougars Hold off AVC in Home Opener
Evelyn Ku, MSN, RN, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Evelyn Ku Named Henry Mayo’s VP, Chief Nursing Officer
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 102 additional deaths and 42,115 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 62, 566 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 62,000
The California Department of Transportation has rescheduled the Friday, Jan. 21 - Monday, Jan. 24 closure of the eastbound Interstate 210 in Sylmar.
Caltrans Reschedules I-210 Weekend Closure
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
California State University, Northridge was given two honors from the National Opera Association, officials said Tuesday. 
CSUN Productions Wins Honors From National Opera Association
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 59 additional deaths and 30,081 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 61,584 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Positivity Rates in Schools See Decline
Harbor Group International, LLC and Azure Partners, LLC  announced earlier this month, their joint venture for the acquisition of Jefferson Vista Canyon, a 480-unit, Class A apartment community in Santa Clarita.
International Property Management Group Acquires Local Apartment Community
The College of the Canyons Spring 2022 semester begins  Feb. 7, and those looking for the classes needed to upgrade their skills, or transfer to a four-year university, still have time to register. 
College of the Canyons: Now is the Time to Register for Spring Semester
A Santa Clarita man originally reported missing on Jan. 16 has been located, Sheriff officials said Wednesday. 
Missing Santa Clarita Man Found
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