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September 16
1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
Mitchell adobe

Drive-Thru Worker Allegedly Stole Credit Cards; Lose Yours Lately?
Sunday, Dec 6, 2015

On Monday, Nov. 15, Ernesto Juarez, 18, and Jaqueline Portillo, 18, from Newhall, were arrested for allegedly making fraudulent purchases at a local department store with a credit card that did not belong to them. Deputies were able to contact the owner of the stolen credit card, who told them he had...

Wanted: Woman Accused of Using Stolen Checks
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

[SCV Sheriff] – A victim was reviewing her bank account information on Oct. 3 when she saw a check she had not written had cleared from her account. The victim looked for her checkbook and realized it had been stolen. On Sept. 23, the individual pictured here used one of the stolen checks to pay...

‘Blonde Scammer’ Accepts Plea Deal, Won’t Do Time
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

A Poway woman known as the “blonde scammer” pleaded no contest last week after accusations that she victimized several Santa Clarita Valley women with ID theft. Under the terms of a plea deal, Pilar Abalos, 44, of Poway, pleaded no contest to one count, and is expected to receive a three-year...

AG Harris Releases Guidelines on Medial ID Theft
Monday, Oct 21, 2013

Kamala Harris Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released guidelines on preventing and remedying medical identity theft, including best practice recommendations for the health care industry and tips for consumers.  The guidelines are part of a report, Medical Identity Theft: Recommendations for...

AG: Data Breaches Hit 2.5 Mil. Californians in 2012
Monday, Jul 1, 2013

Kamala Harris Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released the first report Monday detailing the 131 data breaches reported to her office in 2012, showing that 2.5 million Californians had personal information put at risk through an electronic data breach. The report found that 1.4 million Californians...

SCV Man Re-arrested for Allegedly Using Social Media to Steal from Single Women
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013

Jeffrey Elvington Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are investigating a case involving a suspect who is believed to be using a popular online dating website to lure in women, gain their trust and then allegedly steal their property. Detectives are aware of a number of women...

ID Theft Ringleader Sentenced to 3 Years
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

A Los Angeles woman accused of being the ringleader of a scam that stole thousands of dollars from women in the Santa Clarita Valley pleaded guilty to one count of identity theft Monday. Valerie Lynne Ray, 54, of Los Angeles, was sentenced to three years in a Los Angeles County jail, according to court...

Feinstein Cosponsors ID Theft Legislation
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that they have cosponsored the Identify Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act of 2013, which targets tax refund identity scams. “I am pleased to join Sen. Nelson as...

Blonde Makes Bail
Monday, Mar 4, 2013

A suspect accused of preying on white, blonde grocery store shoppers made a $220,000 bail Sunday afternoon, but will be due back at Los Angeles County Superior Court in San Fernando on March 27 to face six charges. Pilar Abalos, 42, of Poway, is accused of three counts of burglary and three counts of...

Suspect Arrested in ID Theft Ring Targeting Blondes
Sunday, Mar 3, 2013

A detective with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has a suspect in custody who is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from women by taking their identities and withdrawing cash and to make big purchases. Pilar Abalos, 42, of San Diego, had a $220,000 warrant out for her arrest on burglary...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
CSUN President Erika D. Beck last week greeted the CSUN community — and welcomed students, faculty and staff returning to a partially reopened campus — in her annual Fall Welcome Address on Sept. 10.
CSUN President Sets Tone of Inspiration, Challenge in Welcome Address
One of the toughest decisions a pet owner can face is no longer being able to keep their beloved pet.
County Animal Care & Control Launches Resource for Rehoming Pets
Midway through the 2021 season, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls’ volleyball team finds itself ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 8.
CIF-SS Ranks Santa Clarita Christian Girls Volleyball No. 1
If the teams are still having trouble figuring out their schemes, right now would be a very good time to turn it around: Foothill League competition starts next week.
SCV High School Football Week Five Preview
Today’s blog is the third and final installment in a series in which I review how the Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control (DACC) has improved its operations over the past 20 years.
Marcia Mayeda Reflects on 20 Years at Animal Care & Control | Third in a Series
Well more than 100 people gathered at the Elks Lodge on Sierra Highway Saturday to enjoy time with friends and family — and raise funds for local charities — during the Elks’ Car & Bike Show.
Elks’ Car & Bike Show Raises Funds for Area Charities
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 165 since the onset of the pandemic, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 164th, 165th Deaths; SCV Cases Total 35,022
1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
Mitchell adobe
Students across L.A. County may soon have access to more mental health services with the expansion of the Community School Initiative. 
Student Mental Health Services Expansion To Be Explored County Wide
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes. 
Supervisor Barger To Address Sloan Canyon Traffic Safety
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 37 new deaths and 1,930 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,936 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Issues New Vaccine Order; 34,936 Total SCV Cases
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
2 Suspects Arrested In Connection To Baskin-Robbins Burglaries
The city of Santa Clarita invites non-profit organizations interested in learning more about the 2022 grant cycle of the Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Thursday, Sept 23.
City Invites Non-Profits To Informational Meeting On Non-Profit Grant
The city of Santa Clarita is presenting the 2021 Parent Resource Symposium, titled “Social Media: The New Gateway Drug” later this month. 
Upcoming Parent Symposium To Show Dangers Of Social Media
A storm’s a-Bruin in the city of Santa Clarita for the start of the American Collegiate Hockey Association season.
UCLA Hockey To Play At The Cube In Valencia
Angeles National Forest officials announced Wednesday the current forest-wide emergency closure order has been extended till midnight of Sept. 22.
Angeles National Forest Extends Closure Until Sept. 22
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that links jobseekers and businesses to free workforce development services available through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California.
L.A. County Launches New Website For Jobseekers And Businesses
Gov. Gavin Newsom survived efforts aimed at removing him from office after a majority of Californians voted “no” in Tuesday’s recall election, according to preliminary election results.
Gavin Newsom Defeats Recall Efforts
1970 - SCV voters recall two Hart School Board members who didn't let Canyon students protest the Vietnam War [story]
A majority of ballots counted as of Tuesday evening favored keeping the governor in office as county election officials across the state continued tallying ballots Tuesday night in the election to determine whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Early Returns: California Voters Rejecting Recall of Gov. Newsom
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 27 new deaths and 1,725 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,885 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Correctional Facilities Continue to See COVID-19 Outbreaks; 34,885 Total SCV Cases
Reports of an aircraft crash landing at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic prompted a full response from law enforcement and first responders Tuesday, with initial reports indicating the plane’s occupants were not injured.
Aircraft Crash-Lands Near Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic
In an email sent to parents Tuesday morning, Hart High School Principal Jason d’Autremont called for an end to a destructive social media trend that involves students filming themselves “trashing” school bathrooms.
Hart Principal Calls for End to ‘Bathroom Trashing’ Social Media Trend
In partnership with the Community College Consortium for OER, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California Community Colleges.
COC Receives Grant to Support Anti-Racism Through Open Educational Resources