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June 20
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]

Former LACoFD Captain Pleads No Contest, Gets 32-Month Sentence for Domestic Violence
Friday, May 28, 2021

A former Los Angeles County Fire Department captain pleaded no contest to two of the 12 charges against him as part of a plea deal that includes more than two years of prison time and a 10-year restraining order. Robert Goldman, 65, was arrested last February after prosecutors say he led a high-speed...

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...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
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