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1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
Cougar Stadium

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
The Santa Clarita Film Office has released the list of television productions currently taking place around the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Sept. 21 - Sunday, Sept. 27.
‘NCIS’, ‘Goliath’, Commercials Filming This Week in Santa Clarita
“You’re the Best” is back, virtually! The MAIN is thrilled to have six new contestants showcasing their talents in this fun-filled online show.
Watch, Vote for the Winner of The MAIN’s Latest Edition of ‘You’re the Best’
1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
Cougar Stadium
1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
Assembly Bill 1457, authored by Assembly Members Cervantes and Reyes, and supported by Santa Clarita’s Senator Scott Wilk, Assemblyman Tom Lackey and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, represents an important step forward in jumpstarting California’s economic recovery.
AB 1457 Will Boost Recovery | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
toll house
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her family home in Washington of complications from pancreatic cancer, the high court said. She was 87.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 22 new deaths and 1,281 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, including 25 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, where Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 23rd COVID death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 57th SCV Resident Dies; Cases Tally Up to 5,762
As wildfires rage up and down the West Coast, a panel of experts from Stanford University said Friday that exposure to high levels of pollution from wildfire smoke is the equivalent of smoking seven cigarettes a day.
Health Toll of Wildfire Smoke: Like 7 Cigarettes a Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District is accepting applications for a new member of its Personnel Commission.
Hart District Seeks New Personnel Commission Member
A new art exhibit titled “ABC Canvas” and depicting every letter in the alphabet has come to Santa Clarita City Hall’s First Floor Gallery.
‘ABC Canvas’ Art Exhibit Unveiled at Santa Clarita City Hall Gallery
The COVID-19 quarantine provided some with time to catch up on their favorite TV series or try a new hobby, but for Valencia resident Jeff Bomberger, it has earned him a ticket to the Catalina Film Festival.
Valencia Filmmaker’s Short Comedy to Premiere at Catalina Film Festival
Members of the civilian Los Angeles County Sheriff Department watchdog group on Thursday called for Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign over his department’s lack of transparency on fatal police shootings and other issues.
L.A. County Sheriff Ignores Oversight Panel Demand to Resign
A three-story storage facility in Canyon Country is headed to the Santa Clarita City Council for consideration following design changes approved by the city's Planning Commission on Tuesday.
Planning Commission OK’s 3-Story Storage Facility in Canyon Country
Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed AB 1876, further expanding access to the California Earned Income Tax Credit to ensure all California tax filers, specifically undocumented ITIN filers who are otherwise eligible, may qualify for the CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit.
Newsom Signs Bill Expanding Earned Income Tax Credit
Several landlords have filed a lawsuit against the state, Los Angeles County and multiple Southern California cities, including Santa Clarita, over eviction bans, seeking reimbursement for unpaid rent due to COVID-19 eviction-protection ordinances.
Landlords Sue Santa Clarita, Others Over Eviction Bans
The California Highway Patrol has designated the week beginning Sunday, September 20, as Child Passenger Safety Week statewide.
CHP: Child Passenger Safety Week in California Begins Sunday
Under a new worker protection law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, California businesses must inform employees if they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 at the workplace.
Newsom Signs New COVID-19 Worker Protection Law
Washington and Oregon, members of the Western States Pact, will participate with California in piloting a project to test promising exposure notification technology, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
Washington, Oregon Join California in Apple-Google COVID-19 Exposure Notification Project
1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
Golden State Hospital
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 38 new deaths and 1,160 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 5,737 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 257,271 Cases Countywide, 38 New Deaths; 5,737 SCV Cases
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation ensuring millions more Californians can utilize Paid Family Leave benefits they pay for without the fear of job loss.
Newsom Inks Extension of Paid Family Leave Bill
The city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the Kidz Play After School program for fall 2020.
Online Registration Now Available for Fall Kidz Play After School Program
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related virtual and in-person events through October:
Santa Clarita Arts Calendar: ARTober, Calls for Artists, SOS Theatre Festival