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1993 - Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, killed in car crash [story]
Stevenson Ranch fountain

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...

Palmdale Mayor Faces Felony Corruption Charges
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018

Photo: Ledford for Mayor Five new counts have been added to a criminal complaint alleging that Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford conspired with two consultants to receive more than $60,000 a year from a nonprofit and not disclose the income on economic statements, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s...

Bail Set at $1.05 Million for Man Charged with Stabbing Detective
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

A 21-year-old man pleaded not guilty today to allegedly attacking a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective with a knife at a fast-food restaurant in Canyon Country Monday morning, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Donald Chinchilla, 21 (dob 4/4/96), has been charged...

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Los Angeles police have arrested a man suspected of igniting a wildfire that has so far burned over 1,300 acres and spurred mandatory evacuations as fire crews battled the blaze in steep, brush-filled terrain in a canyon community west of the city.
Arson Suspect in Custody as Crews Battle LA Wildfire
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 9 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, May 17-23, 2021
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,’ 7 More Productions
A new report published by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture and Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Business and Management of the Arts revealed disparities between earnings of L.A. County arts administrators that identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and their White counterparts.
New Report Highlights Income Disparities in Entry-Level Arts Organization Staff in LA County
Santa Clarita Valley’s six school districts could receive a little over $7.5 million from Los Angeles County to provide comprehensive COVID-19 screening programs at SCV schools.
CDC Funding to Support COVID-19 Testing at Schools
1993 - Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, killed in car crash [story]
Stevenson Ranch fountain
1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
plane crash
1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year