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1960 - SCV switches to Direct Dial, All-Number Calling [story]

13-Year-Old Attempted Kidnap Victim Located
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

[LASD] Detectives assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station continued their investigation throughout the night into an alleged attempt kidnapping incident that occurred on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at approximately 8:30am in the area of Sierra Highway and Jakes Way, Santa Clarita. Detectives...

Alleged Kidnapper Accepts DUI Charge
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014

A Castaic woman who allegedly kidnapped a man at gunpoint in August appeared in court on an unrelated charge of driving while having a .08 percent or higher blood alcohol level. Melissa Bryant, 43, of Castaic, pleaded no contest to the DUI charge and was sentenced to a year in Los Angeles County jail,...

Castaic Woman Charged with Kidnapping, Theft, Assault
Friday, Aug 15, 2014

[KHTS] A Castaic woman who allegedly kidnapped a man at gunpoint was charged with one count of kidnapping, one count of assault with a firearm and one count of grand theft with a firearm on Friday. Melissa Bryant, 43, of Castaic, was arrested by deputies and booked at 2:40 p.m. Aug. 13, according to...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013

In this episode: City councilman Frank Ferry unleashed his feelings about a resident who frequently criticizes policy at City Hall during Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. Also: Deputies are on the lookout tonight for a suspect who allegedly tried to kidnap a woman in Valencia Tuesday night; College...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, October 10, 2013
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013

In this episode: A Castaic man is behind bars for allegedly trying to kidnap his child in Canyon Country Tuesday; Deputies were knocking on doors pretty early Thursday morning to make sure convicted criminals living in the SCV are in compliance with the terms their probations and paroles. Also: Traffic...

Deputies Thwart Kidnapping Attempt on Delight

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Santa Clarita Valley Station deputies responded to the 19500 block of Delight Street in Canyon Country. When they arrived, a male suspect ran away from the deputies. The male eluded deputies after a short foot pursuit and containment. Investigation revealed that the male was at the...

NorCal Kidnap Victim Dropped Off in Placerita Canyon
Thursday, Dec 27, 2012

An adult woman who was kidnapped from Shafter County and dropped off on Placerita Canyon Road was being returned home Thursday by local deputies. “We notified the police agency in Northern California that was involved,” said Lt. Bill Weiss of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station....

HELP WANTED: To Find Would-be Kidnapping Suspect
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012

Artist’s sketch of suspect | Click to enlarge Investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect who reportedly tried to kidnap a young woman near Valencia High School Monday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred Monday at approximately 6:45 p.m. The 17-year old victim, who...

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012

An already busy Saturday afternoon – punctuated with several fights and car crashes – got even busier for Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies when a 911 caller reported a possible kidnapping near the entrance to California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. The caller said a woman,...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012

A man accused of kidnapping a Santa Clarita woman and causing her death is being held without bail in downtown Los Angeles awaiting arraignment on murder charges with special circumstances. Lilian Janeth Pleitez-Duarte, 36, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Jeffrey Minifie of Los Angeles. During...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1960 - SCV switches to Direct Dial, All-Number Calling [story]
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
First responders, family and friends gathered Thursday to celebrate the life and service of firefighter Tory Carlon, who was shot and killed at Fire Station 81 in Agua Dulce June 1.
‘Your Legacy Will Live On’: Community Vigil Honors Firefighter Tory Carlon