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October 22
1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
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COUNTY NEWS ARCHIVE
Judge: Baca Can’t Have Different Venue, Prosecutor
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

(CN) – A federal judge on Monday rejected former L.A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca’s bid to move his obstruction trial to another court and replace the prosecutor who has led several related cases against department officials. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson denied the motions at an afternoon...

Court: Baca Can’t Have a New Judge
Friday, Oct 14, 2016

[CN] – A judge has denied former LA County Sheriff Leroy Baca’s move to disqualify a federal judge who has overseen several high-profile cases involving sheriff’s officials obstructing an FBI investigation into civil rights abuses at county jails. In September, Baca moved to recuse...

Baca Wants New Judge, Prosecutor, Trial Location
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

SCVTV file photo [CN] – Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca says he will not get a fair trial on charges he obstructed an investigation into jailhouse abuses because a federal judge is already convinced of his guilt and media coverage has prejudiced him. The court on Tuesday referred Baca’s...

Deputies on Baca’s ‘Hit List’ Awarded $1.1 Mil.
Friday, Sep 9, 2016

(CN) — A federal judge has entered a $1.1 million judgment in favor of veteran Los Angeles County Sheriff Department officials who accused former Sheriff Leroy Baca of retaliation because of their support for his rival. In early 2014, eight of Baca’s officers sued him in state court claiming...

December Trial Date Set for Ex-Sheriff Baca
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

[CN] – Former LA County Sheriff Leroy Baca faces a December trial on charges that he obstructed an investigation into civil rights abuses after a federal judge said Wednesday that delaying the trial is not in the public’s interest. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson ignored the pleas of Baca’s...

Baca Pleads Not Guilty; Found Competent Despite Alzheimer’s
Friday, Aug 12, 2016

[CN] – Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca pleaded not guilty on Friday afternoon to charges he obstructed a federal investigation into civil rights abuses and brutality at two jails. Baca, 74, who says he is suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, also denied charges that...

Baca Withdraws Guilty Plea; Going to Trial
Monday, Aug 1, 2016

[CN] – Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca on Monday withdrew a guilty plea of lying to federal investigators, a decision that means he will face a trial and potential obstruction of justice charges. Baca returned to U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson’s courtroom after the judge...

Judge Says 6 Months is Too Little for Ex-Sheriff Baca
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

[CN] – A federal judge on Monday rejected former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca’s plea agreement, ruling that a six-month sentence would be too light for his part in a conspiracy to obstruct an investigation into jailhouse abuses. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson delivered the bombshell...

Ex-Sheriff Baca Pleads Guilty to Obstruction Charges
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal investigators during a probe of the county’s jail system. In a plea agreement filed Wednesday morning in United States District Court, Baca admitted that he lied to the FBI and the United States Attorney’s...

Our Next Sheriff
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Does everyone read the entire voter’s information guide that is mailed out each election? I didn’t think so. It might be something the drug companies want to use as a sleep aid. About halfway through the second page, I was starting to doze. So I stood up and read through the vote-by-mail instructions....

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On Saturday, Oct. 23, SCV Sheriff Station J-Team deputies will be hosting a "Drug Take Back Day" between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in front of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Oct. 23: SCV Sheriff’s Station Hosting “Drug Take Back Day”
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 15 new deaths and 1,227 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,989 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Begins Administering COVID Vaccine Boosters for All Three FDA-Approved Vaccines to Residents; SCV Cases Total 36,989
As you walk along the River Village Park Trail at Duane R. Harte Park, you can now enjoy nature and a story at the same time.
Santa Clarita Public Library Debuts ‘Trail Tales’ Literary Adventure at Duane R. Harte Park
The total number of anti-Asian hate crimes within Los Angeles County rose 76% in 2020, according to a report released Wednesday.
L.A. County Anti-Asian Hate Crimes See 76% Increase in 2020
Residents in unincorporated Los Angeles County were told Thursday to ignore a recent notice concerning home registry from the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, according to officials in Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office.
County ‘Rental Property’ Notice Sparks Homeowner Confusion
Classified employees within the Saugus Unified School District are now showing their COVID-19 vaccination verification or undergoing weekly testing to work in the office.
Classified School Workers Undergo COVID-19 Vaccine Verification
Californians age 70 and older may continue to renew their driver’s licenses online or by mail through Dec. 31, 2022. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation to extend this temporary rule.
Californians 70 and Older Can Renew Driver’s Licenses Online Through 2022
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and DC, today unveiled plans to add yet another record-breaking coaster—WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage—to its unparalleled thrill ride lineup.
Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Record 20th Coaster WONDER WOMAN Flight of Courage
Smells of Filipino food wafted outside the Newhall Community Center as a welcome for attendees of the Fil-Am Association of Santa Clarita Valley, “Pistahan at Bayanihan” (Festivities and Community) Cultural Festival.
Community Leaders Celebrate Filipino Culture, History
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene is returning to his former home of Stevenson Ranch Saturday to meet local kids and give out free baseball cleats.
SCV Native, Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Hunter Greene Offering Free Cleats for Local Kids
1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
grave markers
Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk, (R-Santa Clarita), delivered a second letter Thursday to ensure accountability on a state-funded COVID-19 testing lab.
Wilk Demands Newsom Admin to Halt Auto-Renew Of No-Bid Contract for Valencia Testing Lab
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 27 new deaths and 1,167 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,924 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 36,924; L.A. County Ready to Administer Additional Boosters
Aglaia Mortcheva has spent over 20 years working in animation, from Comedy Central to Nickelodeon and FOX, and is eager to share her insights on turning cartoons into characters people care about as a professor in California State University, Northridge’s animation program in the Department of Art.
CSUN Welcomes Longtime Nickelodeon Animator as Art Department Professor
The city of Santa Clarita’s Volunteer Engagement Program is pleased to partner with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit Council and the SCV Nonprofit Leaders Network for the 2021 Nonprofit Symposium.
City Inviting Area Nonprofits to 2021 Nonprofit Symposium
The end of the season approaches as the Santa Clarita Valley football teams are officially over halfway done with league play.
Week Nine Foothill League Roundup for Trinity, Santa Clarita Christian, Castaic
After a year of virtual celebrations, the only zooming that will be done at the College of the Canyons Fall 2021 Science Talk Star Party will be through actual telescopes.
Oct. 29: COC’s Fall Star Party Returns to Canyon Country Campus
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students, including Sujin Kim from California Institute of the Arts, winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards competition.
CalArtian Among 17 Winners of Student Academy Awards
Seventeen employees were honored as the Classified Employees of the Year Wednesday night at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board meeting.
Hart Governing Board Recognizes Classified Employees of the Year
Hundreds of Santa Clarita teens gathered on Sunday, Oct. 17, to join actor-influencer Eric Artell in kicking off the “ASMD Baby Food Challenge,” a social media challenge created to raise awareness for local toddler Damian Markham and Wylder Nation Foundation. 
Baby Food Challenge Kicks Off Locally for Terminally-Ill SCV Toddler
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Buckweed Fire
Family Promise Santa Clarita in partnership with Williams Homes, And HomeAid LA, will break ground on their new local resource center. 
Family Promise To Break Ground On New Resource Center
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 31 new deaths and 1,267 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,859 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Vaccines for Sports Viewing; 36,859 Total SCV Cases
College of the Canyons freshman cross country runner Danielle Salcedo has been named the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) Female State Athlete of the Month for September.
COC Cross Country Star Named CCCSIA Athlete of the Month
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