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Jury Selection Underway in LASD Corruption Probe
Thursday, May 22, 2014

[KHTS] – A jury was unable to reach a verdict Thursday in a six-count corruption case against one of seven Sheriff’s Department officials accused in the alleged conspiracy and obstruction of a federal investigation. Photo: NBC-LA/KHTS In the meantime, the trial against Sheriff’s Department...

Supes Tap OC Undersheriff to Step In for Baca
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014

John Scott [KHTS] – The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors named Orange County Undersheriff John Scott to serve as L.A. County’s interim sheriff Tuesday. He starts Friday. The search for a new sheriff began after Sheriff Leroy “Lee” Baca announced his intention to retire by the end of the...

Custody Assistant is Baca’s Choice for Successor
Thursday, Jan 9, 2014

Terri McDonald, Assistant Sheriff, Custody Operations [KHTS] – After just one year with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Terri McDonald is Sheriff Lee Baca’s preferred candidate to replace him when he retires at the end of the month. McDonald made headlines last year as an unexpected...

Replacing Sheriff Baca: The Process

[KHTS] – Now that Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has announced his intention to retire at the end of the month, an interim sheriff needs to be named and an election to permanently fill the vacated seat will take place this summer.   Interim Sheriff Although it is the responsibility of the Board...

Baca to Leave at Month End; Won’t Seek 5th Term
Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014

Sheriff Lee Baca [KHTS] – Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his intention to retire at the end of the month Tuesday, citing political factors. “There are many reason for why I’m retiring, both personal and professional,” said Baca, 71, in a news conference Tuesday. “But...

Antonovich Seeks Deeper Probe Into Sheriff’s Hiring Practices
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013

Supervisor Mike Antonovich [Supv. Antonovich] – In response to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s motion from two weeks ago, the Sheriff’s December 16th report states that 290 of the 395 former employees of the Office of Public Safety were hired by the Sheriff’s Department.  Today’s motion...

County Getting $130k for OHV Enforcement This Year
Thursday, Oct 3, 2013

Erosion following illegal OHV use at Red Rock Canyon State Park (Photo: CA Parks) The Sheriff’s Department is set to receive $129,779 this fiscal year to pay for the enforcement of off-road vehicle laws, primarily in the Angeles National Forest. The county receives the funding each year from the...

County Getting $2.5 Mil. for DUI Checkpoints, Traffic Safety in FY2013-14

File photo The county of Los Angeles is in line to receive $1.1 million in federal funding (via the state) and another $1.419 million from UC Berkeley for DUI checkpoints and other traffic safety measures in the unincorporated county areas for the current fiscal year. The county supervisors are scheduled...

Inmate Shift to Fire Camps Would Free Up Jail Beds
Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

The county will gain 528 inmate beds by transfering 528 of the “low-risk” prisoners it got from the state to the county’s five fire camps, if the Board of Supervisors approves a proposal Tuesday from Sheriff Lee Baca and county CAO William Fujioka. Inmates serve on fire-fighting camp crews...

Nearly 5,500 Seized Guns Melted Into Rebar
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013

Sheriff Lee Baca announced the destruction Tuesday of 5,495 weapons confiscated from criminals in Los Angeles County and collected through the “Gifts for Guns” exchange program. Annually, Gerdau Steel Mill, located in Rancho Cucamonga, generously donates its furnace, equipment and personnel to convert...

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The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will host her annual party for youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger to Host Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive
The Santa Clarita Public Library turning the page towards a new month with events and programs for all to enjoy.
Adventure Awaits At Public Library This December
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 18new deaths and 1,473 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,128 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Omicron Variant Detected in Northern California
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