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1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
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AG Reports: Statewide Violent Crime Up, Property Crime Down in 2017
Monday, Jul 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Monday released five annual criminal justice reports that show violent crime overall up by 1.5 percent and property crime down by 2.1 percent statewide over 2016. The reports, as well as raw data supporting each report, can be accessed via the...

Canyon Country Man One of Two Arrested for 2017 Palmdale Stabbing Death
Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Homicide investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are dedicated to solving murders and putting suspects behind bars. Their tireless efforts paid-off this morning when they arrested two men suspected in the murder of a Palmdale resident, Vincent Roper. The incident began Friday,...

Man Booked for Murder in Santa Clarita
Monday, Sep 25, 2017

A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of an unidentified man whose body was found in the 23600 block of Via Valer in Valencia Sunday afternoon, according to officials. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances...

Update: Adult Skull, Teeth Recovered in Lake Hughes
Friday, Apr 28, 2017

Homicide detectives and Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner personnel have concluded a search for additional human remains and recovery efforts near Templin Highway and Old Ridge Route in unincorporated Lake Hughes. What is believed to be an adult skull and teeth were the only...

Detectives Investigating Possible Human Remains in Lake Hughes
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of possible human remains found at Templin Highway and Old Ridge Route, in unincorporated Lake Hughes. The remains were found on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at approximately 11:54 a.m. There is no additional information...

LASD Investigating Fatal Shooting in Newhall
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of man that occurred on the 21300 block of Bottletree Lane, Santa Clarita, at 7:54 p.m., on Monday, April 3, 2017. Detectives have learned that deputies responded to a gunshot victim...

Homicide Detectives Arrest Third Suspect in Gorman Murder Case
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017

LA County Homicide detectives have arrested a third suspect in relation to the murder of Kimberly Harvill, whose body was found in Lebec last year. Alex Richard Valdez, 29, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of connection to the case, according to Detective Scott Matlock of the county’s Homicide...

Body Found Near Golden Valley in March ID’d
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery of human remains in the area of Golden Valley Road, west of Robert C. Lee Parkway, city of Santa Clarita. The remains were found on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at approximately...

Body Found in Golden Valley, Deputies Investigating
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

Homicide officials have been called to investigate the scene of a body found in a Golden Valley parking lot. For the full story, click [here].

Homicide Suspect from Lancaster Turns Self in
Friday, Feb 3, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man that occurred on Thursday, February 2, 2017, in the 200 block of Nicobar Avenue, Lancaster. Early this morning, February 3, 2017, Suspect...

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California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
L.A. County to Launch Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 3-1 Wednesday night to let athletic conditioning return to district campuses Jan. 27.
Hart District Votes 3-1 to Allow Return of Athletic Conditioning to Campuses
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
Diseno map
Join the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to learn about and provide input on its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).
SCV Water Encouraging Public to Provide Input on Contingency Plan