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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4


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Former LACoFD Captain Arrested on Multiple Charges After High-Speed Chase
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

A former Los Angeles County Fire Department captain was arrested on Friday, a week after he was allegedly involved in a kidnapping and high-speed chase through Santa Clarita. Robert Goldman, 64, whose city of residence was listed as Valley Village in the Sheriff’s Department arrest logs, was arrested...

SCV Deputy Interrupts Suspected Auto Theft, Kidnapping, Arrests 2
Friday, Sep 28, 2018

Juan Carlos Quevedo, 31, of Moreno Valley and Miguel Flores, 26, of Riverside were arrested by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on charges of grand theft auto and kidnapping after a traffic stop near Gorman on Wednesday. Here’s the story from the station’s social media: “On...

Rape, Kidnapping, Assault Suspect Arrested at Gunpoint in Newhall
Friday, Aug 3, 2018

A man suspected of multiple violent crimes was arrested at gunpoint by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station deputies in Newhall after a stakeout and pursuit late Friday morning, according to authorities. Deputies received a report that the suspect, wanted for rape, kidnapping and assault with a deadly...

DA to Charge Sex Offender Dad with Multiple Felonies
Monday, May 7, 2018

Stephen Merle Houk is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges that he kidnapped his two young children and fled from authorities in a motorhome last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Houk, 47, was charged in case BA467774 with two counts each of kidnapping, child...

Kids Reunited with Mom, Kidnap Suspect Still at Large
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The children allegedly kidnapped by suspect Stephen Houk were located unharmed inside the pursuit vehicle shortly after the pursuit came to an end in Bakersfield on Tuesday at approximately 6 p.m., Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives reported early Wednesday morning. Both children...

Santa Clarita Man Pleads No Contest to Kidnapping, Attempted Murder; Sentenced to 13 Years
Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

A Santa Clarita man has been sentenced to 13 years and eight months in state prison for purposely driving a pickup truck off a cliff with his 68-year-old father aboard, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Deputy District Attorney Emily Cole said Sean McClelland, 47,...

Deputies Arrest Santa Clarita Kidnapping Suspects
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

Two Santa Clarita kidnapping suspects were arrested Monday night by Sheriff’s Station deputies, officials said. Read complete story [HERE].

Gorman Baby Kidnapping Suspect Charged with 5 Felonies
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

Jeffrey Michael Gomes, 42, has been charged with five felonies in connection with the abduction of his two-month-old son on Friday. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives presented the case against Gomes, 42, to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office Child Abduction Section on...

Suspects in Lebec Murder-Kidnap Captured in Colorado
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Brittany Humphrey The two suspects in the alleged kidnapping of three children belonging to a woman who was found dead in a remote area of Lebec were arrested earlier today in Pueblo, Colorado. Officers from the Pueblo Police Department in Colorado arrested kidnapping suspects Brittany Humphrey and Joshua...

Kids Found Safe in New Mexico; Murder Suspects Still on Run
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives learned the three missing children were located in a motel on the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The suspects left the children in the care of a Good Samaritan who in turn notified local law...

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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 34 new deaths and 1,401 new cases of COVID-19, with 6,048 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, while Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 24th COVID-related death to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 24th Death at Henry Mayo; SCV Surpasses 6,000 Total Cases
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County expected to rise into the triple digits, various public facilities located throughout the County, including Stevenson Ranch Library, will serve as Emergency Cooling Centers.
Stevenson Ranch Library to Serve as Emergency Cooling Center
The 2020 census is underway and it is your civic duty to participate, but beware of scammers using this opportunity to steal your personal information.
Residents Warned of 2020 Census Scam
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold a virtual study session via Zoom, Thursday, Oct 1, at 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 1: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
Foster youth in Santa Clarita have a new, dedicated place to study and receive homework help and tutoring. The local Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) organization has created The Study Place in response to the transition to online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FYI Debuts New ‘Study Place’ for Local Foster Youth to Support Online Learning
As part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s Education to End Hate initiative, California school districts and charter schools have begun applying for mini-grants now available to support educator training in the areas of anti-racism and bias.
Thurmond Announces Mini Grants Available to Provide Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Educator Training
A crash involving multiple motorcycles Friday afternoon prompted a SigAlert on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Stevenson Ranch area, according to first responders.
Multi-Motorycle Crash Prompts SigAlert on SB I-5
With the 2020 SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s quickly approaching on Saturday, October 3, the planning committee and the California Southland Chapter Alzheimer’s Association would like to update everyone regarding the Walk Day events.
Oct. 3: 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Presents Hybrid Event, Drive-By ‘Promise Flower’ Display
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is proud to announce it has received $40,000 from the Walt Disney Company to provide increased access to youth sports, play opportunities and physical activity for kids and families and is launching a new Pop-Up and Play Mobile Recreation Program.
City Receives Funding to Support Youth Sports, Access to Play
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Beginning Sunday
Economic development services for arts-oriented small businesses, galleries and more are on the priority list for the 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan, a report Santa Clarita City Council members reviewed Tuesday.
City Council Reviews Priority List for 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended.
Forest Service Extends Closures at Angeles, Los Padres National Forests
SCV Water's Engineering and Operations Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: SCV Water’s Engineering & Operations Committee Teleconference Meeting
Valencia High Principal Pete Getz sent an alert out to the school’s families on Wednesday evening, regarding a report of a possible on-campus threat.
Possible On-Campus Threat Shuts Down Valencia High School
A former Cougar News reporter and College of the Canyons student was arrested in Kentucky Wednesday night while covering the Louisville protests that erupted after a grand jury’s decision not to issue a murder indictment against the officers in the Breonna Taylor case.
Former COC Student Reporter Arrested While Covering Louisville Protests
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 39 new deaths and 1,165 new cases of COVID-19, with 5,933 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 790,640 Cases Statewide, 5,933 SCV Cases
The Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons.
Pac-12 to Resume Football, Basketball, Winter Sports Seasons
One of Zach Schroeder's greatest strengths as The Master's University's men's and women's cross country coach is his ability to map out an athlete's season in advance and then adjust on the fly, fine-tuning workouts so the runner performs best in the season's biggest moments. 
Mustangs Cross Country Adjusting to 2020 Scheduling Changes
When Scott Schauer opened the Santa Clarita Soccer Center nearly 26 years ago, he did it for a love of the sport.
Santa Clarita Soccer Center Says Goodbye
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Canyon Country man on suspicion of annoying or molesting a child with priors.
Canyon Country Man Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation
Air quality will be unhealthy in the Santa Clarita Valley for sensitive groups/individuals Friday, Sept. 25, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals Friday