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Man’s Body Found in Restroom at Hart Park; Detectives Investigating
Friday, Jul 31, 2020

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau have started an investigation after the body of a man was found at William S. Hart Park Friday morning. Parks Bureau deputies received reports of a body found in a park restroom, according to Homicide Detective Ralph Hernandez. The incident...

Coroner ID’s Man Killed in Newhall Stabbing; Suspect in Custody
Monday, May 18, 2020

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has identified the man killed in a Newhall stabbing late Friday night, and a suspect is now in custody. Sean Lewis Driggs, 51, a transient, was pronounced dead Friday, according to Lt. Rudy Molano with the Coroner’s Office, who confirmed that a suspect was...

Homicide Detectives Investigating Human Skeletal Remains Found in Newhall
Thursday, Apr 30, 2020

On Wednesday, at approximately 11:00 a.m., deputies from the Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST) were checking several homeless encampments in the area to offer homeless people temporary housing, supplies, masks, and distribute informational fliers related to COVID 19 precautions. When deputies arrived...

Homicide Detectives Return to Missing Saugus Man’s Home
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

Three years after the disappearance of Will Cierzan, homicide detectives returned Thursday morning to the man’s Saugus home where they began searching and conducting fresh tests. “Investigators from the (Los Angeles County) sheriff’s crime lab are back inside the Cierzan residence conducting an...

Detectives Search Berhow Home in Saugus Shooting Investigation
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at the home of deceased Saugus High School shooter Nathaniel Berhow earlier this month. The search was conducted at the home where Berhow lived with his mother in Saugus on Jan. 8, according to Lt. Brandon Dean of the...

Tick Fire May Have Destroyed Evidence Around Human Remains
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

Signal Staff Writers Caleb Lunetta and Emily Alvarenga contributed to this report. Homicide detectives are investigating a human skeleton discovered Saturday in Canyon Country near an area affected by the Tick Fire and say fire may have destroyed evidence. The remains were found near the intersection...

Detectives: ‘No Signs of Foul Play’ in Death of Man Found in Bouquet Creek
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

The body of a man was found in Bouquet Creek Tuesday evening, leading investigators to believe he died of natural causes. The man, in his 60s, reportedly lived in one of the cabins that line Bouquet Creek along Bouquet Canyon Road, about a half-mile from the site of the former Big Oaks Lodge. “There...

Human Remains Found in Santa Clarita; Homicide Detectives Investigating
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives are investigating human skeletal remains of an unknown individual discovered on Wednesday west of Magic Mountain Parkway and Railroad Avenue in the city of Santa Clarita. The remains were found at 11 a.m., according to a news release from...

Man Fatally Stabbed in Canyon Country; Suspect Arrested
Monday, Jul 30, 2018

A man was fatally stabbed on Dewdrop Avenue in Canyon Country early Monday morning, and another man was taken into custody soon after, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department authorities. The stabbing victim was identified as Brent Hariston, 29, of Canyon Country, Sarah Aradalani,...

Detectives Investigating Deputy-Involved Shooting in Newhall
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

Update 12:20 p.m.: The wounded deputy has been released from the hospital, and a second suspect was taken into custody Wednesday morning. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting...

LATEST TWEETS
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Waste Management has extended its temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule for customers in Santa Clarita, with regular service anticipated to resume the week of Jan. 25.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule
The College of the Canyons ‘Canyons Promise’ free tuition program for new students is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 year.
COC’s Canyons Promise Program Now Accepting 2021-22 Applications
The ice rink in Valencia, which the City acquired last year, is currently undergoing renovations prior to its highly anticipated grand reopening later this year.
Renovations for Highly Anticipated City-Owned Ice Rink Continue
The MAIN is set to host eight weeks of free virtual productions from around the world from Jan. 22 through March 12 via Zoom for the Stage on Screen Theatre Fest's International Edition of online theatre.
Jan. 22-March 12: The Main’s Stage On Screen Theatre Fest Goes International
1875 - Henry Mayo Newhall buys western half of the Santa Clarita Valley for $2 an acre [story]
Henry M. Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 287 new deaths and 17,323 new cases of COVID-19, with 20,918 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: County Surpasses 13,000 Deaths; SCV Cases Total 20,918
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced Thursday the opening of its COVID-19 vaccine-distribution site, with the goal of vaccinating nearly 500 people a day.
Henry Mayo Announces Opening of COVID-19 Vaccine-Distribution Site
L.A. County Parks can help you achieve your New Year’s goals while bringing L.A. vibes into virtual classes.
Registration Open for L.A. County Parks’ Online Classes
Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association's first meeting of 2021, which will take place virtually Monday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 18: Artist Virginia Kamhi to Demonstrate Pastel Techniques
Get ready to get your game on Sunday, March 14, as Soroptimist International of Valencia presents their annual fundraiser to benefit the Soroptimist’s Dream Programs: Live Your Dream and Dream It, Be It.
March 14: ‘Games for a Cause’ Benefiting Soroptimist’s Dream Program
As the COVID-19 surge has continued to overwhelm hospitals over the past couple of months, it has also dramatically impacted the mortuaries where many of the pandemic’s victims end up.
Eternal Valley Struggles to Keep Up With Demand as COVID-19 Surges
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 4-1 to suspend small cohorts returning to campus through Feb. 8.
Hart District Votes 4-1 to Suspend Return to Campus Until February
The Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding regional areas fell under a red flag warning, prompting Southern California Edison to monitor more than 28,000 of its customers for potential power shutoffs through the remainder of the week.
SoCal Edison Considering Power Shutoffs Amid Red Flag Warning Conditions
California State Parks is seeking to hire ten Visitor Services Park Aides for the 2021 spring Antelope Valley poppy season.
Poppy Reserve Hiring Seasonal Park Aides
1988 - One-month-old Santa Clarita City Council votes to form Planning Commission [minutes]
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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 14,564 new cases and 281 new deaths due to COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported another two new COVID-19 fatalities.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 More People Dead at Henry Mayo; County Workplace Cases Surge
Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, announced Wednesday he voted against impeaching President Donald Trump while the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted to impeach the president for “high crimes and misdemeanors” related to last week’s violent breach at the U.S. Capitol.
Garcia Votes to Oppose Second Trump Impeachment by House
President Donald Trump spent his single term touting the exceptionalism of his presidency but the distinction that may well define his legacy happened Wednesday as the House voted to impeach him, again, this time for incitement of insurrection and by a vote of 232–197.
Trump Impeached by House for ‘Incitement of Insurrection’
California health officials are reshuffling priorities to allow anyone older than the age of 65 to receive COVID-19 vaccines, as demand among healthcare workers continues to decrease.
California Opening Up COVID-19 Vaccines to People 65 and Older
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Human Relations Roundtable, will launch the inaugural MLK Service Celebration on Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King Day in the United States.
Jan. 18: Santa Clarita to Launch ‘MLK Service Celebration’ on MLK Day
Central Park is set to house two colorful obelisks as a memorial to two of the teenagers who died during the Saugus High School shooting in November 2019, following unanimous approval Tuesday from the Santa Clarita City Council.
City Council OK’s Memorial at Central Park Honoring Saugus High Shooting Victims
The William S. Hart Union High School District has put a “pause” on a handful of literary classics after receiving concerns from both parents and students regarding their content.
Hart District Puts ‘Pause’ on Literary Classics Due to Parent, Student Concerns
Cemex, the international mining company proposing a massive sand and gravel mine on Santa Clarita’s eastern border in Soledad Canyon, is fighting back against a new question raised on the court’s subject-matter jurisdiction in its legal challenge to the federal government’s termination of its mining contracts.
Cemex Challenges Court with Argument Over Jurisdiction
The Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps is hosting a food drive this coming week, as its food pantry is critically low on food.
Salvation Army SCV Hosting Food Drive, Seeks Donations