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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing Money from Employer
Friday, Feb 12, 2021

A Canyon Country man was arrested last week on suspicion of stealing money from the cash register at his place of work in Castaic. On Feb. 5, deputies were called to a business on the 31500 block of Castaic Road regarding a grand theft, according to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s...

Saugus Woman Who Stole from SCV Girl Scouts Disciplined by State Accountancy Board
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021

File photo: Patricia Guardado, also known as Patricia Cascione, pleaded no contest to one count of embezzling on December 18, 2019 and on December 20, 2019 was sentenced to one year in jail and five years’ probation. After filing a formal accusation, the California Board of Accountancy recently...

Cascione Sentenced to 1 Year in Jail for Embezzling $93K
Friday, Dec 20, 2019

Patricia Cascione pleaded no contest to one count of embezzling on December 18, 2019 and on December 20 was sentenced to one year in jail and five years’ formal probation. Santa Clarita accountant Patricia Cascione was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and five years of formal probation for...

Cascione to be Formally Charged Friday With Embezzling
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018

Santa Clarita-based accountant Patricia Cascione will be formally charged Friday with embezzling more than $93,000 from the Girl Scouts and a local cancer center over a four-year period, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Cascione, 52, faces two felony counts of...

Detectives Seek Other Victims of Suspected Embezzler
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Fraud and Cybercrimes Bureau detectives are seeking other possible victims of a Santa Clarita Valley woman arrested Monday on suspicion of embezzling more than $88,000 from a number of non-profit organizations. Detectives arrested Patricia Cascione at the...

COC Chef Instructor Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement Charges
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017

David BinkleBy Matt Reynolds (CNS) – Once praised by former first lady Michelle Obama for introducing healthier school meals, a former Los Angeles Unified School District official pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of taking public money and funneling it into his culinary club. David Binkle,...

Palmdale Mayor, Consultants Charged in Corruption Case
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford has been charged with illegally receiving more than $60,000 a year from local consultants and failing to publicly disclose the income on economic statements, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Ledford was charged in case BA458328 with one...

Ex-City Worker in Court on Embezzlement Charge
Monday, Aug 22, 2016

A former assistant engineer for the city of Santa Clarita pleaded not guilty Monday on charges he embezzled more than $533,000 over a three-year period, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. David Rubira, 40, was arraigned in Department S at the San Fernando Branch of the Los...

Audit Shows How Worker Allegedly Stole $534K from City
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016

David Rubira The City of Santa Clarita recently received the results of a forensic audit which was commissioned by the City Attorney immediately following information from the Sheriff’s Department that a City employee allegedly embezzled funds from the City. [READ THE AUDIT REPORT HERE] KPMG was retained...

Werner, Ex-Galpin, Agrees to 16 Months for Embezzlement
Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014

[KHTS] – A former Galpin Motors employee from Canyon Country is expected to receive 16 months in jail when she is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 5 for grand theft, an officials with the District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Melissa Ann Werner, 43, pleaded no contest two counts felony counts...

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1938 - Great Flood of 1938 causes massive destruction and death across the greater Los Angeles region [story]
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Santa Clarita Valley educators were next in line to receive their COVID-19 vaccine shots at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Monday, more than two months after the hospital received its first batch of vaccines for hospital frontline workers.
Henry Mayo Now Inoculating Educators with COVID-19 Vaccine
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 32 new deaths and 987 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported two new deaths since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; Vaccine Eligibility Expands
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center at Bella Vida has announced its March 2021 lineup of outdoor drive-in events.
Bella Vida Senior Center Sets March Outdoor Drive-in Events
In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, the city of Santa Clarita will launch its “Guard That Auto” campaign this spring to combat an increase in grand theft auto over the past year.
Santa Clarita, Sheriff’s Station to Launch ‘Guard That Auto’ Anti-Theft Campaign
The Saugus High School academic decathlon team will advance to the state competition after placing in the top 10 in the county competition.
Saugus High Advances in State Academic Decathlon
Spring is upon us, and with it comes longer days, greener hillsides, and warmer temperatures that invite outdoor exploration.
Mayor’s March Message: Enjoy Spring in Santa Clarita
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Sister Cities program, invites local students to submit artwork, poetry, essays/creative writing, photographs, or music for the 2021 Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
Young Artists Invited to Submit Works in 2021 Sister Cities International Showcase
In a rush to bring children back to California schools after a year of closed campuses, Governor Gavin Newsom and lawmakers said Monday the state will offer $2 billion to school districts willing to reopen next month.
Newsom, Lawmakers Cut Deal to Reopen California Schools by April
The race to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County despite vaccine shortages is cutthroat and most people don’t even know they’re in the competition.
COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages Highlight Health Inequities in L.A. County
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has learned of a text message phishing scam related to REAL ID and reminds customers that it will never ask for personal information related to driver’s license number, Social Security number, or financial information through email, text, or over the phone.
DMV Warns Customers of REAL ID Phishing Scam
1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
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1890 - Jenkins ranch hands Dolores Cook and George Walton of Castaic slain by rival William Chormicle and W.A. Gardener [story]
Dolores Cook
1950 - Ex-Mrs. William S. Hart appears in court to challenge will that leaves Hart Park & Mansion to L.A. County [story]
Winifred Westover
The Sand Canyon Resort project is scheduled to return before the Santa Clarita Planning Commission Tuesday with a series of revisions, following multiple concerns raised by both commissioners and residents.
Modified Sand Canyon Resort Project Up for Review
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 144 new deaths and 1,838 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 26,045 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,045; Nearly 2 Million Doses Administered in County
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles announced on Feb. 26 that Kenya Yarbrough will lead its newly-created and first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, Access, and Advocacy Initiative.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Launches First-Ever Diversity and Advocacy Department
The Valley Industry Association will welcome College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook as the keynote speaker for the March VIA Virtual Series taking place Tuesday, March 16, from 11:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
March 16: VIA Virtual Series with Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, March 2, at 6:00 p.m.
March 2: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The Child and Family Center's Domestic Violence Program is set to host its fourth annual "Night of Expression" art exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 27, in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Feb. 27: Child and Family Center to Host Virtual Teen Dating Violence Awareness Art Exhibit
California Department of Public Health officials announced on Feb. 26 that California is on track to create the capacity to administer 3 million vaccinations per week by March 1.
State on Track to Reach Capacity Goal of 3 Million Vaccines Per Week, Pending Available Supply
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is set to host events and classes in March to celebrate National Nutrition Month.
Henry Mayo to Host Events, Classes for National Nutrition Month
The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its general obligation bond expenditures.
Independent Audit Finds College District in Full Compliance
After being shuttered for almost a year due to pandemic restrictions, Mountasia Family Fun Center has been purchased by MB2 Group.
MB2 Group Purchases Mountasia Family Fun Center