header image

[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
86°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
June 20
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
Legacy


OPINION / COMMENTARY / BLOGS
The Dangers of Sexting
Sunday, Mar 13, 2016

This past week, the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Human Trafficking Bureau held a news conference and provided reporters with a comprehensive update on the horrific nature and the sheer number of human trafficking cases that involve children and young teens taking nude photos of themselves...

Valencia Man Refutes Kiddie Porn Charge
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015

A Santa Clarita man and a Sylmar man pleaded not guilty to obscenity charges in court on Friday, Aug 28. Shahram Hosseinian, 32, of Valencia, pleaded not guilty to two counts of sending or bringing obscene matter into the state for sale and possession of child or youth pornography, said Ricardo Santiago,...

SCV Purge: 2 Teens Could Face Kiddie Porn Charges
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

During July 2014, detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau began investigating the circumstances surrounding the creation of Twitter Accounts under the “SCV_PURGE and SCV_PURGE1” names, which were being used to distribute numerous images of child pornography...

Anaheim Man Pleads Not Guilty to Luring SCV Girl, 16
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

[KHTS] – An Anaheim man was arrested in a sting operation on charges he targeted a Santa Clarita teen for a sexual relationship using Kik, a popular instant messaging service. Jason Brett Walsh, 44, pleaded not guilty to 21 counts, according to a representative with the Los Angeles County District...

Deputies Investigating Nude TwitPics of Underage SCV Teens
Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

By Jessica Boyer and Perry Smith, Hometownstation.com   [KHTS] – Sheriff’s Department officials are investigating Twitter accounts posting naked pictures reportedly of Santa Clarita Valley high school boys and girls. Known as SCV_Purge, the account posted nearly two dozen photos Wednesday...

Pavley Bill Hiking Penalties for Kiddie Porn is Law
Monday, Oct 14, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 145 by Sen. Fran Pavley on Saturday, raising the maximum penalty for the most serious child pornography offenses. The bill was sponsored by Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten and strongly supported by the California District Attorneys Association. SB 145...

Pavley’s Kiddie Porn Bill En Route to Governor’s Desk
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013

The California State Senate gave final approval Tuesday to Senate Bill 145 by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, which would raise the maximum penalty for the most serious child pornography offenses. The bill, which was approved unanimously, will be sent to the governor. California currently has the weakest...

Assembly Panel OK’s Pavley Bills on Kiddie Porn, Fracking
Friday, Aug 30, 2013

Fran Pavley The Assembly Appropriations Committee voted unanimously Friday to approve Senate Bill 145 by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), which would raise the maximum penalty for the most serious child pornography offenses. The committee vote paves the way for a vote on the Assembly Floor. California...

Pavley’s Kiddie Porn Bill Clears Assembly Public Safety
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013

Fran Pavley The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to approve Senate Bill 145 by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), which would raise the maximum penalty for egregious child pornography offenders. California currently has the nation’s weakest child pornography sentencing laws....

Senate OK’s Pavley-Gorell Bill Targeting Kiddie Porn
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell In a bipartisan decision to address one of the nation’s fastest-growing crimes, the California State Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to approve tougher penalties for possession of child pornography through Senate Bill 145 by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and Assemblyman...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
Legacy
1960 - SCV switches to Direct Dial, All-Number Calling [story]
map
Starting this weekend, live comedy is coming back to the Santa Clarita Valley.
J.R.’s Comedy Club Returns to Bring Laughs Back to SCV
During the second day of testimony during the preliminary hearing for Noel Fisher, the Stevenson Ranch resident and Grammy-winning producer arrested on suspicion of 26 counts of sexual assault and/or rape, the second victim to testify alleged that he grabbed her arm and forced her face down into the cushion of a car seat.
Woman Testifies Stevenson Ranch Grammy Winner Raped Her on Hollywood Street
After a state-appointed committee shared a controversial plan to realign the justice system, which would place all of L.A. County’s juvenile offenders in two local camps, local legislators shared their views on their votes for the bills that made the plan possible.
Legislators Explain Votes Leading to Juvenile Inmate Plan
In a ruling of “power versus space … two great pillars of environmental sustainability,” open space won this week, a win for city officials — at a $5 million price.
City Must Pay $5 Million if Solar Panels are Demolished
The Tuesday meeting agenda for the Santa Clarita City Council has been released by officials. Beginning June 22, City Council meetings will return to a fully in-person format.
June 22: First In-Person City Council Regular Meeting
L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Santa Clarita City Council members were surprised this week by news of a state-appointed committee’s plan to move juvenile offenders to a pair of facilities in Saugus.
Plan to Place Juvenile Inmates in Saugus Facilities Raises Concerns
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable released a statement recognizing Juneteenth, which commemorates the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the Southern states of the United States of America.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Recognizing Juneteenth
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed nine new deaths and 253 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,101 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Community to Celebrate Father’s Day, Juneteenth Safely; SCV Cases Total 28,101
College of the Canyons announced it will launch a first-of-its-kind Law Enforcement Technology program slated to begin in Fall 2021, that will focus on the emerging trends and potential applications for new technologies in criminal investigations and other law enforcement operations.
COC Launches New Law Enforcement Technology Program
The California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Technology announced today a new Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record for Californians.
State Launches New Digital Tool for Easy Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Record
As part of the Old Town Newhall Specific Plan update, the city of Santa Clarita will host a walking tour and pop-up booth at the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market on Saturday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
City Invites the Community to Family-Friendly Walking Tour of Old Town Newhall
1945 - PFC Johnny Cordova of Castaic killed in action on Okinawa [story]
Johnny Cordova
The Board of Directors approved a five-year schedule of changes to SCV Water’s rate structure on Tues, June 15
SCV Water Announces New Rate Changes And Charges
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas.
Health Officer Issues Heat Alert To Last Through Saturday
The SCV Education Foundation awarded six Hart High School District seniors $10,000 scholarships.
SCV Education Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today eight new deaths and 249 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,074 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Starts New Vaccine Sweepstakes; 28,074 Total SCV Cases
Santa Clarita Public Library is inviting kids to have fun in the sun with music, movement and bubbles, with the "Bubbles and Bops" event. 
SCV Public Library’s ‘Bubbles And Bops’ Adds More Days, Parks
SCV for Change is scheduled to host a Juneteenth event Saturday evening at Central Park featuring live music, a chalk art walk, tie dye station and raffle. 
Juneteenth Picnic Set For Saturday At Central Park
SCV Water’s quick and proactive response to removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in its groundwater supply received top honors as the Best Environmental Project from the American Public Works Association (APWA) – High Desert Branch.
SCV Water Honored for PFAS Water Treatment Plant
I began working for my local veterinarian when I was in high school and remained at that job until I left for college.
Herd Immunity Isn’t Just For Humans I Marcia Mayeda
With restrictions easing in California and LA County, The Santa Clarita City Council is returning to fully in-person meetings starting with the meeting scheduled for Tues, June 22 at 6 p.m. 
City Council to Resume In-Person Public Participation
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission unanimously approved five single-story apartment units Tuesday for low-income single mothers and their children in Newhall.
Commission Approves Single Mother Housing