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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4


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Sept. 30: COC to Host Conference on Human Trafficking
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016

To raise awareness about human trafficking, which has become increasingly prevalent in California, College of the Canyons will host the one-day conference, “It Happens Right Here! Understanding Human Trafficking,” from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. The conference will be held at the Dr....

Task Force is Targeting Sex Buyers, Human Traffickers
Friday, Aug 26, 2016

[LASD] – Juan Rodriguez, male Hispanic 50 years-old, drove from Palmdale to Cudahy expecting to meet a 17 year-old girl he had met and solicited on the internet.  What he met was an undercover sheriff’s detective, followed shortly by an arrest team who detained him for Arranging a Meeting with...

Antonovich: Sex-Slave Minors Shouldn’t Have to Face Perps in Court
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to support Assembly Bill 1276 (Santiago – Los Angeles) which would authorize human trafficking victims under the age of 15, to utilize closed circuit televisions to testify against their alleged perpetrator. “Asking...

Regional Task Force Targets Predators, Sex Traffickers
Friday, Jul 29, 2016

[LASD] – Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force has been hard at work since inception. It is continuing its efforts to protect children and young adults from predators lurking on various social media sites and the Internet. The Task Force has conducted several covert operations during...

2 in SCV Arrested for Human Sex Trafficking, Robbery
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Taskforce (LARHTTF) executed search warrants at five locations throughout Southern California on Thursday, May 5, 2016, which led to the arrest of two suspects (Michael Shaw, male black, 36 years old, from Santa Clarita and Eric Hamwey, male white, 31 years...

Sheriff Launches Human Trafficking Task Force
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced the launch Thursday of the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, headquartered at the Sherman Block Building in Monterey Park. This Regional Task Force is one of the most comprehensive partnerships in the nation and one that brings together...

Feds Giving County $1.5 Mil. to Fight Sex Slavery
Thursday, Sep 24, 2015

Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich applauds the announcement that the county’s Human Trafficking Task Force – established by the Sheriff’s Department in partnership with Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) – will receive $1.5 million from the United States Department of Justice. “Combatting...

New Laws Authorize Wiretaps for Human Traffickers, more
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Supervisor Don Knabe Three Los Angeles County-sponsored bills that aim to crack down on the demand-side of the illicit child sex trafficking industry were signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown over the weekend, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Don Knabe announced Tuesday....

Antonovich Pushes Anti-Trafficking Legislation
Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014

[News Release] – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has introduced a motion to add Los Angeles County to the list of those supporting H.R. 3344 (Royce R-CA), the Fraudulent Overseas Recruitment and Trafficking Elimination (FORTE) Act of 2013. Michael D. Antonovich “Los Angeles County is facing...

Zoe Walks to Stamp Out Human Trafficking
Monday, Nov 25, 2013

Zoe Children’s Homes rescues children from heinous crimes resulting from human trafficking – crimes more graphic than I will describe here. Santa Clarita residents took a stand and walked with families from other communities to bring awareness during the 2nd annual Zoe Rescue Walk held...

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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
After news reports detailing sexual assault allegations against a Newhall massage therapist on Sept. 2, a half-dozen additional victims have come forward, according to sheriff’s investigators.
Additional Victims Come Forward in Newhall Massage Therapist Sexual Assault Investigation
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, welcomed news of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto of Assembly Bill 616 on Wednesday.
Newsom Vetoes Agricultural Worker Union Elections Bill Opposed by Wilk
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 32 new deaths and 1,238 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,524 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving their booster doses at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Announces Pfizer Booster Available to Eligible Residents; 35,524 Total SCV Cases
Yair Haimoff, SIOR and Randy Cude of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., are pleased to announce a recent 71,874-square-foot ground lease located in Valencia, CA.
Spectrum CRE Completes Ground Lease with Tenant In-N-Out Burgers
Los Angeles County announced it is now administering Pfizer booster third doses after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in several population groups. The CDC also recommended a booster dose for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.
County Begins Administering Pfizer Booster to Eligible Residents
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are once again urging those eligible to get vaccinated, as the hospital is experiencing a marked influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said Thursday.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Hospital Admittance Up 50%; SCV Cases Total 35,477
A “significant amount of smoke” from the Windy and KNP Complex fires northeast of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest have entered the Los Angeles area, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the U.S. National Weather Service Los Angeles.
Hazy SCV Skies from Sequoia Forest Fires
Spookiness is on its way to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Scarecrow Alley Coming to Old Town Newhall
The Chiquita Canyon Landfill Technical Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss updates at the Val Verde landfill.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill Health Report Nearing Final Process
Following a record-breaking event in 2020 – Soup for the Soul will once again be presented virtually in 2021.
Tickets Now on Sale for Bridge to Home’s 2021 Soup for the Soul Virtual Fundraiser
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Evening of Remembrance event will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 29, beginning with a Walk of Remembrance at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m.
Community Invited to Annual Evening of Remembrance
College of the Canyons is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougar football during the 2021 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s game vs. Palomar College free of charge.
Cougars Football Continuing with Community Invite Tradition
The Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society is excited to announce its annual leading fundraiser of the year — Relay For Life - will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Westfield Town Center Mall, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 2: American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
At least one person was reported wounded in a shooting in Newhall Wednesday night, prompting a response from law enforcement and medical personnel.
Newhall Shooting Sends One Person to Hospital
Are you ready for a “Partea”? Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration will be held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Oct. 9: Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond proudly recognized Betty Reid Soskin, a pioneering Bay Area civil rights activist and the oldest living National Park Ranger serving in the United States, as an Ambassador to California Education on her 100th birthday.
Betty Reid Soskin Named California’s Newest Education Ambassador
The Mojave Area California State Parks  recently announced status updates for public use.
Status Updates Released for Mojave Area State Parks
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission approved the installation and operation of a Verizon wireless communication facility that will expand wireless coverage in the city’s center. 
Verizon Wireless Facility Approved By Planning Commission
State Senator Scott Wilk is honoring four Hispanic community leaders to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Wilk Honors Local Hispanic Community Leaders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 41 new deaths and 1,750 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Nursing Facility Numbers See Decline; Santa Clarita Cases total: 35,403
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