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1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in SCV area; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez


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Disaster Brewing
Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Andrew G. Fried There’s an environmental disaster brewing in California, and the public is generally unaware of it. The culprit? Gov. Jerry Brown. California’s governor is pushing a piece of legislation called “Trailer Bill 707,” which seeks to increase the availability of affordable housing...

State Unveils Plan to ‘Green Up’ Freight Industry
Friday, Jul 29, 2016

In response to an Executive Order issued last year by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.,  state agency leaders on Friday released the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan, a comprehensive document that serves as a blueprint for transforming the state’s multi-billion dollar freight transport system into...

Brown Names 7 New Judges to Superior Court
Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Maria Andrea Davalos, Dean Hansell, David E. Hizami, Lisa R. Jaskol, Andrew C. Kim, LaRonda J. McCoy and William L. Sadler to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Davalos, 44, of Costa Mesa, has served as a deputy district attorney...

Calif. Minimum Wage Hike Signed Into Law
Monday, Apr 4, 2016

[Gov. Brown] – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined supporters from across the state Monday in Los Angeles to sign landmark legislation that makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. “This is about economic justice, it’s...

Brown to Sign Minimum Wage Hike Into Law Monday
Friday, Apr 1, 2016

File photo [Gov. Brown] – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join supporters from across the state on Monday in Los Angeles to sign landmark legislation SB 3, passed by both houses of the Legislature Wednesday, that makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage...

Brown Agrees to Phased Minimum Wage Hike Starting Jan. 1
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016

File photo [Gov. Brown] – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined legislators and labor leaders Monday to announce a landmark agreement that makes California – already the state with the highest minimum wage, at $10 – the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15...

Brown Pardons 59 More Convicts

File photo [Gov. Brown] – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he granted 59 pardons last week. Individuals who have been convicted of a crime in California may apply to the Governor for a pardon. Those granted pardons all completed their sentences and the majority were originally convicted...

Brown Appoints 4 to L.A. County Superior Court Bench
Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015

Edmund G. Brown Jr. Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced the appointment of Francis B. Bennett II, Joel L. Lofton, Thomas D. Long and David A. Rosen to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Bennett, 50, of Los Angeles, has served as a deputy alternate public defender at the Los Angeles...

Brown Pardons Robbers, Drug Dealers, Car Thieves and Robert Downey Jr.

[Executive Report on Pardons, Commutations and Reprieves, 2015] (released Feb. 25, 2016)   Gov. Jerry Brown granted Christmas Eve pardons to 91 convicted criminals including actor Robert Downey Jr., the governor’s office announced. All of the former convicts (see below) completed their sentences...

Brown Signs Runner-Sponsored Bills to Regulate Medical Marijuana Biz
Friday, Oct 9, 2015

BOE Member George Runner [George Runner] – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation sponsored by Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner that, after nearly two decades, provides a regulatory framework for California’s medical marijuana industry. The legislation (SB 643, AB 266, and...

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1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in SCV area; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The 2023-2024 school year has come to a close and along with it a very successful year of high school athletics.
CIF-SS Commissioner Mike West | Year in Review
The Castaic Union School District Governing Board will hold its regular meeting Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m.
June 27: Castaic Union Expected to Adopt 2024-2025 Budget
The regular meeting of the Saugus Union School District Governing Board will take place Tuesday, June 25, with closed session beginning at 5 p.m., followed immediately by public session at 6:40 p.m.
June 25: Saugus Union School District Regular Board Meeting
A new nonprofit initiative in Santa Clarita is laying the foundation for a groundbreaking Children's Museum.
July 26-28: LEAP Children’s Museum Hosting Pop-Up Event
The SCV Senior Center was recently informed that their Nutrition Budget - “Meals for Seniors” for Fiscal Year starting July 1, 2024, will be cut by $5.1 million dollars.
SCV Senior Center Announces $5.1M Cut to Nutrition Budget
I know I speak for everyone when I say the passing of firefighter Andrew Pontious in the line of duty just one week ago was heartbreaking.
Kathryn Barger | Fighting Fires
Jeremy Bischoff, a Santa Clarita native and a member of the USA Gymnastics National Team for five years, will compete for a spot in the 2024 Summer Olympic Games this week. Bischoff, a 2020 graduate of Canyon High School/Learning Post Academy, will compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials June 27-June 30 in Minneapolis.
Santa Clarita Native Jeremy Bischoff to Compete in Olympic Trials
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley invites the community to celebrate its 50 years of improving lives of women and girls globally and in the SCV with a glittering disco gala at The Oaks Club, Valencia, on Saturday night, Sept. 14
‘Studio 74’ Coming to Zonta SCV’s Golden Anniversary Celebration
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) Spotlight Series will feature a diverse lineup of talented musicians and performers, as well as family-friendly events as part of its programming.  
PAC Announces 2024-2025 Spotlight Series
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has released the list of seven productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, June 24 - Sunday, June 30.
Seven Productions Filming in Santa Clarita
Eleven additional athletes claimed spots on the 2024 Paris Olympic Team, including Saugus High School alumna Abbey Weitzeil, on night eight of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming presented by Lilly, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Santa Clarita’s Abbey Weitzeil Qualifies for Paris Olympic Team
As a city manager, father and community member — the safety of Santa Clarita residents will always be my top priority - especially on the roads.
Ken Striplin | Enhancing Safety, Efficiency in Our Community
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is set to roll out a fresh, data-oriented strategy aimed at curtailing crime throughout L.A. County.
LASD Rolls Out New Crime Strategy Unit
1980 - Saugus Train Station relocated to Hart Park, Newhall [story]
Saugus Train Station
1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall estate and his (now West) Hollywood home to the public [story]
Hart dies
1972 - Vasquez Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places [list]
Vasquez Rocks
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Board of Supervisors Chair Lindsey Horvath have sent an open letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to continue funding the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations hand crews who currently help the Los Angeles County Fire Department tackle wildland fires.
Supes Urge Newsom Not to Cut L.A. County Inmate Firefighting Crews
Give the gift of life, an upcoming blood drive is scheduled for Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. The blood drive will be held in Cedar Hall.
June 28: City Hosts Blood Drive at The Centre
The city of Santa Clarita invites local schools and nonprofits to submit a proposal outlining a project that can benefit from volunteer support as part of Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Santa Clarita Now Accepting Project Proposals for Make A Difference Day
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. that includes a host of issues including assessments, taxes, fees and budgets in addition to continued hearings on the Town Center Specific Plan.
June 25: City Council Meets on Open Space, Budget, Town Center Specific Plan
Part of the Summer Theatre Festival by Santa Clarita Shakespeare, "An Evening of Absurdity" will run July 12-21 at the MAIN, 24266 Main Street., Newhall, CA 91321.
The MAIN Presents ‘An Evening of Absurdity’
The city of Santa Clarita has issued a traffic advisory for daytime lane closures at Copper Hill and Rio Norte Drive beginning Monday, June 24.
June 24: Traffic Advisory Lane Closures Copper Hill/Rio Norte Drive
Santa Clarita will celebrate this year's Fourth of July with the Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club's pancake breakfast, Santa Clarita Valley Parade Committee's Fourth of July Parade and city of Santa Clarita fireworks show.
Fourth of July Events in Santa Clarita
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