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1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
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CSUN Film Students, Faculty Help FBI Raise Cyber Security Awarness
Thursday, Nov 3, 2016

The simple act of opening an email can leave businesses and private individuals vulnerable to cyber attacks — from hackers who hold data for ransom to thieves who compromise legitimate business email accounts to steal thousands of dollars through unauthorized wire transfers. California State University,...

Ex-Chief of L.A. Port Police Gets 2 Years for Tax Evasion
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

The former Port of Los Angeles Chief of Police was sentenced last week to two years in federal prison for tax evasion and for lying to FBI Agents who were investigating his acceptance of a bribe in connection with the development of an official smart phone app to be marketed to other law enforcement...

FBI Searching for Bank Robber Dubbed the ‘Whitewashed Bandit’
Monday, Feb 15, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed multiple Southern California banks last week, including one in Valencia. A tweet sent out by the FBI Los Angeles addressed a man dressed in all white, dubbed the “Whitewashed Bandit,” and asked the...

Ex-Sheriff Baca Pleads Guilty to Obstruction Charges
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal investigators during a probe of the county’s jail system. In a plea agreement filed Wednesday morning in United States District Court, Baca admitted that he lied to the FBI and the United States Attorney’s...

Update: More Names Released in Santa Clarita FBI Online Gambling Raid
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015

[KHTS] – A Santa Clarita man was among 17 arrested in a series of raids across the country for their part in an alleged multi-million dollar online gambling operation. The home of Cyrus Irani was descended upon by FBI, NYPD and LAPD officers early Wednesday morning, while other raids in New York,...

Armenian Power Gang Leader from Valencia Gets 32 Years
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

[KHTS] – A Valencia man and leader of the Armenian Power gang was convicted of 57 counts for his role in racketeering conspiracy that included extortion, bank fraud and a sophisticated credit and debit card skimming scheme. Mher Darbinyan, 39, of Valencia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge R....

SCV Resident Officer Sentenced to Prison for Role in Jail Scandal
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

[KHTS] – A federal judge sentenced a Valencia man found guilty of witness tampering in an FBI investigation to 41 months in prison Monday. Lt. Stephen Leavins, 52, of Valencia, was facing a statutory maximum of 15 years in federal prison, along with his five co-defendants. All six of the defendants...

FBI On Lookout for Violent Fugitive
Friday, Feb 21, 2014

[KHTS] – FBI agents are seeking information about a convicted felon and registered sex offender who could be heading to Southern California. Kevin Anthony Briggs was last seen in Northern California’s Bay Area and is suspected to be heading south towards Mexico. The advisory was issued the night...

16 Current, Former Deputies Arrested; 18 Face Federal Charges
Monday, Dec 9, 2013

Five criminal cases that charge a total of 18 current or one-time deputy sheriffs of various ranks were unsealed Monday as part of ongoing and wide-ranging FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights violations and corruption involving members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Four...

Home-Security Firm Ranks Santa Clarita as State’s 37th Safest City
Monday, Nov 18, 2013

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita ranked among California’s 50 safest cities in a recent study by SafeWise, a Utah-based home security firm. For the full list of 50 safest cities, click here. The company, which ranks cities across the nation, made its determination by looking at crime statistics and FBI...

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The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will host her annual party for youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger to Host Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive
The Santa Clarita Public Library turning the page towards a new month with events and programs for all to enjoy.
Adventure Awaits At Public Library This December
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 18new deaths and 1,473 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,128 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Omicron Variant Detected in Northern California
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