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1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]
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Supervisors OK Jail Diversion Plan
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

[Supv. Antonovich] – The Board of Supervisors approved a joint motion on jail diversion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl, with amendments by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Hilda Solis. “Resuming the work on the jail plan, coupled with new strategies on diversion, is a...

Sheriff, Feds Settle Dispute Over Jail System
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

The Sheriff’s Department and the United States Department of Justice announced on Wednesday August 5, 2015 a joint settlement agreement that will support a holistic approach to overall reform in the nation’s largest jail system. The provisions under this agreement define specific corrective actions...

Baca’s No. 2 Indicted in Jail Scandal
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Paul Tanaka, who was the second in command of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, and William Thomas Carey, who oversaw internal criminal investigations at the LASD, have been indicted on obstruction of justice charges. The charges allege the two directed efforts to quash a federal investigation...

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...

Supervisors Pick Deputy DA to Monitor Sheriff Operations
Thursday, Nov 28, 2013

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has announced the selection of Max Huntsman to become the first Inspector General of the County of Los Angeles. The Board of Supervisors will formalize the appointment at their weekly meeting Dec. 3. Huntsman is a seasoned leader in the Los Angeles County’s...

Custody Issues are Back on Supervisors’ Agenda
Monday, Sep 16, 2013

[KHTS] – At their Tuesday morning meeting, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will discuss a number of important issues facing the county, including jail operations and law enforcement accountability, adequate legal representation for low-income juvenile offenders, and the possibility...

Sheriff Responds to Jail Commission Report (Video)
Friday, Oct 5, 2012

Documents: LASD Action Efforts – LA County Jails   Highlights of Sheriff Lee Baca’s press conference in response to the report from the Citizen’s Commission on Jail Violence: “I agree with every Jail Commission recommendation. I wanted the Jail Commission as much as the Los...

Commission Report Ignores Reforms Made in County Jails
Friday, Sep 14, 2012

Last week, the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence issued a report sharply critical of my department with regard to violence at the Los Angeles County Jail. But the report neglected to mention a number of important initiatives my management team and I have put into place since allegations of...

Jail Violence Panel Pans Baca’s Reforms
Friday, Sep 7, 2012

Sheriff Lee Baca Read the Office of Independent Review’s 10th annual report here.   At a hearing Friday, six investigative teams reported to the Citizens Commission on Jail Violence (CCJV) in downtown Los Angeles. Collectively they pointed the finger of blame directly at Sheriff Lee Baca...

Sunday, Jun 3, 2012

[Commission] – The Los Angeles County Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence (CCJV) held a community forum last week to gather input from the public about allegations of violence against inmates in Los Angeles County jails. The forum, held at The EXPO Center in Exposition park, drew a crowd of...

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Circle K will offer 40 cents off per gallon of fuel between 4 and 7 p.m. local time Thursday, May 23 during Circle K Fuel Day Pop-Up and 50% off on car washes all day at over 200 participating Circle K locations including Los Angeles.
May 23: Circle K Offers 40 Cents Off For Fuel Day Pop-up
Ditch the predictable and dive headfirst into the Liquid Courage Comedy Hour, Friday and Saturday, June 7 to 8 at 8 p.m. in Old Town Newhall.
June 7: The MAIN Hosts Two Female Lead Comedy Performances
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today joined Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego) and Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), Chair of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, along with teachers, parents, and LGBTQ+ advocates, to announce Assembly Bill (AB) 1955, the Support Academic Futures and Educators for Today’s Youth (SAFETY) Act, to ensure all students have a safe and supportive environment to learn regardless of gender identity. 
Legislators and LGBTQ+ Advocates Announce New SAFETY ACT
 Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announced that his second school transparency bill, which mandates the California Department of Education to publish information on its website about the members selected for its Parent Advisory Council, was approved on the Senate Floor.
Wilk’s Parent Advisory Council Transparency Bill Passes Senate Floor
The Department of Motor Vehicles is making it so easy for Californians to take care of business as part of its customer-focused digital transformation that the DMV will no longer process simple transactions in offices that can easily be completed online or through other convenient options.
DMV Innovations Making it Easier than Ever to Skip Office Trip
California Nurses Association applauds the California Senate’s passage (31-8) of S.B. 1061, which would prohibit consumer reporting agencies from including medical debt on credit reports.
CNA Applauds State Senate’s Passage of S.B. 1061 Removing Medical Debt From Credit Reports
As Memorial Day weekend approaches and Californians gear up for summer festivities, the California Highway Patrol will implement a statewide traffic enforcement effort to help everyone reach their destination safely.
CHP Urges Everyone to ‘Buckle Up’ as Holiday Weekend Approaches
The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation is set to receive a $75,000 grant investment from the national nonprofit, Petco Love, in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Los Angeles County.
National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation to Save, Improve the Lives of Pets in L.A.
When Nicole Brooks leafed through the College of the Canyons Fall 2022 class schedule, a British Literature course caught her eye. 
From COC to the University of Cambridge
1865 - Discoverer Ramon Perea and partner sell Pico Canyon oil claim to Edward Beale & Robert Baker for $300 [story]
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The Santa Clarita Valley Media Collaborative's inaugural NextGen MediaMakers Festival was held Saturday, May 18 at the Canyon Country Community Center.
Inaugural NextGen MediaMakers Festival Celebrates Young Creatives
The County of Los Angeles Fire Department’s urban search and rescue (USAR) team, known internationally as USA-2, successfully completed a 36-hour training exercise and evaluation by international experts last week at the Del Valle Regional Training Center in Castaic to continue deploying to disasters around the world.
LACoFD Hosts International Disaster Search, Rescue Training
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Edward Yen as the new executive officer Tuesday to oversee the administration of the Board of Supervisors.
Supes Appoint Edward Yen Executive Officer
The Old Town Newhall Farmers Market will be celebrating its nine-year anniversary Saturday, May 25.
Newhall Farmers Market Celebrating Nine-Year Anniversary
The College of the Canyons Athletic Department honored Cougar student-athletes who will be graduating and/or transferring this semester while also naming six Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Award Winners during the department's annual end of the year celebratory dinner.
Six Cougars Earn Academic Excellence Award, Graduating Class Honored
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s Level II Trauma Center marked 40 years of service at a ceremony Tuesday, May 21.
Henry Mayo Trauma Center Celebrates 40 Years
California Institute of the Arts announced the appointment of Ranu Mukherjee as dean of its School of Film/Video.
Ranu Mukherjee Appointed CalArts Dean of Film/Video
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — The California Legislature on Monday overwhelmingly approved two bills that would change how social media companies do business.
State Lawmakers Advance Social Media Bills
Nearly 200 students, faculty and community leaders attended a May 6 naming ceremony to honor Harriet and Harvey Bookstein for their generous support for the real estate program and center at California State University, Northridge’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
CSUN Unveils Bookstein Real Estate Center
In a reversal from the traffic pattern on recent nights, the California Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes on Southbound U.S. Highway 101 Ventura Freeway starting at 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, for construction of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing in Agoura Hills, a project being constructed by Santa Clarita-based C.A. Rasmussen.
Caltrans Announces Southbound Highway 101 Closure
One evening in 2017, Grant Horner, Ph.D., the director of the classical liberal arts program at The Master’s University, had just finished conducting a plenary talk in Manhattan when he came face-to-face with a continent-sized proposal.
TMU Professor Helps Bring Classical Christian Education to Africa
The city of Santa Clarita announced temporary lane closures east bound on Lyons Avenue, between Wiley Canyon Road and Railroad Avenue.
Lyons Avenue Temporary Lanes Closures Announced
The Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT) announced the appointment of Katy Dammers as Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Performing Arts after an extensive international search.
Katy Dammers Named REDCAT Deputy Director, Chief Curator
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the following Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing and playing in ocean waters due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.
High Bacterial Levels Continue at L.A. County Beaches