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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
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SCV Resident, Ex-LASD Employee Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
Monday, Apr 5, 2021

A Santa Clarita Valley resident and former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department employee has been charged on suspicion of possession of child pornography. Scott Rodriguez, who was said to have been in county service until Jan. 22 of this year, had the charge of knowingly possessing or controlling...

D.A.’s Office, LAPD Investigating After Video Shows Ex-Detective Using Racial Slurs in Valencia
Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and L.A. Police Department have both opened investigations after seeing video of a former LAPD detective using racial slurs in an altercation following a traffic collision in Valencia on Saturday. “The video in question is disturbing and involves...

Valencia Man Arrested on Suspicion of Rape
Friday, Feb 12, 2021

A Valencia man was arrested Thursday morning in connection to the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl at a Castaic house party, according to law enforcement officials. Christopher King, 19, was arrested under the charge code of 261(A)(2)PC, which defines rape as “an act of sexual intercourse accomplished...

D.A. Reviewing Charges in Jan. 11 Sand Canyon Shooting

By Emily Alvarenga and Perry Smith Signal Staff Writers Prosecutors with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office are reviewing the case for a midday shooting in a gated Sand Canyon neighborhood involving a retired Sheriff’s Department official and a man suspected of crashing his way into...

Three Charged in SCV Carjacking, AV Robberies
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020

Three men have been charged in connection with a series of robberies, including the attempted carjacking and shooting of a woman in the driveway of her Stevenson Ranch home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Leonardo Martinez (dob 4/16/01), Matthew Crews (dob 3/14/02)...

District Attorney’s Office Reaches Historic $18.8M Settlement with Time Warner
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

File photo: Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Thursday a historic $18.8 million settlement with Time Warner Cable LLC on behalf of more than 170,000 consumers throughout California who paid for internet speeds they did not receive. It...

DA Reviewing Charges Against Fortman, L.A. City Assistant Fire Chief
Monday, Feb 3, 2020

Prosecutors were reviewing whether to file charges against Los Angeles City Assistant Fire Chief Ellsworth Fortman regarding an alleged hit and run in Santa Clarita on Jan. 26, a representative with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Friday. “A case has been presented and it is...

Court: Agua Dulce Man Who Kidnapped Toddler Was Legally Insane
Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

An Agua Dulce man accused of kidnapping a toddler at knifepoint was found not mentally fit to assist in his own legal defense by a judge Wednesday and committed to an institution. Thomas Ray Dillingham, a 43-year-old construction worker, was arrested on March 21, 2016, by deputies with the Santa Clarita...

Sexy Vegan Pleads No Contest for Video With Dog
Monday, Jan 20, 2020

A 37-year-old man whose legal name is Sexy Vegan has entered a no-contest plea in connection to a video he posted with a dog, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Vegan, aka Hansel DeBartolo III, of West Hollywood, entered the plea to one misdemeanor count of disturbing...

Valencia Man, 2 Others Honored by DA for Courageous Acts
Friday, Nov 8, 2019

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Thursday honored Brian Zeringue of Valencia and two other Southern California residents for courageous acts in stepping up in the face of danger to help keep our community safe from violent crime. Zeringue came to the aid of a woman who was beaten by...

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks
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