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July 9
1939 - Death of Harald Sandberg; built Sandberg's Summit Hotel on the Ridge Route [story]
Sandberg's Summit Hotel


LOCAL NEWS
Villarreal Pleads No Contest in Shooting Death of Boyfriend
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019

A 25-year-old Newhall woman admitted to shooting her boyfriend to death in the parking lot of a Canoga Park bar last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Reyanna Villarreal pleaded no contest to one count of involuntary manslaughter and admitted an allegation of...

LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey Makes Staff Changes
Friday, Jan 4, 2019

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey on Friday unveiled her new executive management team, which will work alongside her to attain the goals of her administration and help maintain the office’s standing as a national leader among prosecutorial agencies. In assembling her new team, District...

LA County Offers Aid to Borderline Shooting Survivors, Families
Friday, Nov 9, 2018

To assist survivors, families and first responders of the Borderline mass shooting in Thousand Oaks Wednesday night, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has deployed victim services personnel trained in mass casualty incidents to Ventura County. Among those assisting are members of the...

Debt-Collection Firm to Pay County $9M for Illegal Phone-Calling Practices
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018

One of the world’s largest third-party debt collection companies has agreed to pay $9 million and curb illegal phone-calling practices to settle a civil consumer protection lawsuit brought by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and other county prosecutors. The settlement, which is...

Long Beach Man Pleads Not Guilty to Lewd Acts with Child in Valencia
Thursday, Jun 28, 2018

A 39-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl at a wedding reception in Valencia on May 19, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Ani Bailey said Jeff Boulter (dob 1/7/79) of Long Beach faces one felony count each of kidnapping...

Valencia Couple Charged with Attempted Bank Robbery, Man for String of Robberies
Friday, May 11, 2018

A Valencia couple have been charged in connection with an attempted bank robbery and the man is charged with a series of other bank robberies, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. James Lee Hamill (dob 2/4/91) and Samantha Yaworski (dob 8/23/95) each face one felony...

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...

Santa Clarita Woman Gets Probation for Veterans Fundraising Scam
Monday, Apr 16, 2018

A Santa Clarita woman has been sentenced to three years probation with conditions after she pleaded guilty to pocketing money she ostensibly raised for the Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons military family support group, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Karianne Dauer-Hewitt,...

District Attorney, Sheriff Spotlight Child Abuse Prevention Month
Monday, Apr 2, 2018

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Sheriff Jim McDonnell and the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect today announced a public education campaign to highlight Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey “In a place as expansive...

Santa Clarita Man Charged With 27 Felonies in Serial Rapes Case
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

Nicolas Morales (Alhambra PD)A 44-year-old Santa Clarita man who posed as a rideshare driver has been charged with raping seven women in a span of 15 months, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today. Nicolas Morales (dob 1/16/74) has been charged with 27 felony counts in case...

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Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced Thursday the opening of the 2020 Arts Internship Program, the 20th anniversary of the nation’s largest paid arts internship program.
County Opens 2020 Arts Internship Program
IHP Capital Partners and Williams Homes today announced that Williams Ranch, a new master-planned community in the western Santa Clarita Valley they are developing through a joint venture, is progressing with grading operations and site improvements now underway.
Construction of 497 Homes, Williams Ranch Development in Castaic Underway
Valencia native and “Glee” actress Naya Rivera, 33, has been reported missing, after her child was found alone on a boat in Lake Piru on Wednesday afternoon.
Search Resumes in Lake Piru for Valencia Native, ‘Glee’ Actress After Son Found on Boat Alone
A portion of Main Street in Old Town Newhall could soon close around-the-clock for weeks to allow pedestrians only, as some businesses in the area turn to outdoor operations amid ever-changing coronavirus restrictions.
Main Street Could Close to Make Way for Outdoor Dining
Supervisor Kathryn Barger amended a motion Thursday by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Shelia Kuehl seeking a report back on the proposed closure of Men’s Central Jail (MCJ) so that the report will include stakeholder input from law enforcement agencies and municipalities, as well as an assessment of the individuals placed in the facility and where resources currently exist elsewhere in the system to serve this high-need populations.
Barger Calls for Stakeholder Input, Key Components in Proposed Men’s Central Jail Closure
Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, has been hospitalized since Sunday for COVID-19 complications, according to a statement released by his staff via Twitter on Wednesday.
Lackey Hospitalized With COVID-19
1939 - Death of Harald Sandberg; built Sandberg's Summit Hotel on the Ridge Route [story]
Sandberg's Summit Hotel
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 2,496 new cases of COVID-19 and 65 new deaths.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 123,004 Cases Countywide; 3,470 Cases in SCV
According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups and individuals on Thursday, July 9, in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday SCV Air Quality: Unhealthy for Sensitive People
The State Board of Education (SBE) on Wednesday, July 8, adopted new K–12 guidance for educators to provide high-quality instruction in the arts disciplines of dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts and for educators to provide high-quality world languages instruction and make classrooms more inclusive.
State Board of Education Adopts New Guidance for Arts, World Languages Instruction
Logix Federal Credit Union announced Wednesday, July 8, the conclusion of its "Paying with a Purpose" campaign, having raised $20,000 to benefit four local nonprofits serving its branch communities with food services, including feedSCV.
Logix Federal Credit Union Donates $5,000 to feedSCV
A Bakersfield man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of transporting $10,000 in cash and a kilo of cocaine through the Santa Clarita Valley, according to SCV Sheriff’s Station officials.
Deputies Report Seizure of $10,000, Kilo of Cocaine from Vehicle
Carousel Ranch is asking for donations of auction items for their upcoming event, "Heart of the West At Home", which is set for Saturday, August 29.
Carousel Ranch Seeks Donations of Auction Items for ‘Heart of the West At Home’
Supervisor Kathryn Barger amended a motion by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Shelia Kuehl on Tuesday, July 7, seeking a report back on the proposed closure of Men’s Central Jail (MCJ) so that the report will include stakeholder input from law enforcement agencies and municipalities, as well as an assessment of the individuals placed in the facility and where resources currently exist elsewhere in the system to serve this high-need population, which Supervisor Barger deems as "key components" to include in the assessment.
Barger Requests Inclusion of ‘Key Components’ in Men’s Central Jail Assesment
The SCV Education Foundation, along with the Remo Music Center, invites the SCV education community along with your families to an online live drum and rhythm circle experience from your home.
July 9: SCV Education Foundation, REMO Host Rhythm Circle for Education Community
After a nearly four-month closure due to the pandemic, Valencia’s YMCA reopened Monday with multiple safety measures in place, such as temperature checks before entering and a reorganized fitness center for physical distancing.
Valencia’s YMCA Reopens after Monthslong Closure
A suspect wanted in connection with an assault on a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy during an alleged hit-and-run in June was arrested in Ventura on suspicion of theft, SCV Sheriff’s Station officials reported via social media.
Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested in Ventura
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an urgency ordinance to strengthen protections for consumers and small businesses and to crack down on price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies, in response to a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Supes Approve Ordinance to Crack Down on Price Gouging
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation recently awarded four scholarships to local Hart District seniors whose personal goals, college major, and declared career path indicate future success in a field related to education.
SCV Education Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners
Green Santa Clarita is providing tips to reduce your energy use and keep energy bills down during the hot summer months.
Green Santa Clarita’s Energy Saving Tips to Help You Save Money this Summer
1997 - Santa Clarita City Council adopts initial Newhall Redevelopment Plan [story]
El Trocadero restaurant
As part of its commitment to ensure access to testing during a critical new phase of the epidemic, Los Angeles County has committed $400,000 in one-time bridge funding to support staffing-related costs at COVID-19 testing sites operated by CORE within the city of Los Angeles.
County’s CORE Commitment Ensures Access to COVID-19 Testing
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed July as “Parks Make Life Better” month to highlight the impact of parks in supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Castaic Lake, County Parks to Hold Summer Events with COVID-19 Health Guidelines
With film and television production gearing back up in the wake of the spring shutdown, the city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has released productions now filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, July 6 - Sunday, July 12:
Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, ‘Enchanted’ Photo Shoots, ‘Eden’ Now Filming in SCV