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County’s Lone All-Girls Probation Camp in Santa Clarita Temporarily Closed
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Los Angeles County Probation Department has temporarily closed Camp Joseph Scott in Santa Clarita, the only probation facility exclusively housing girls, due to the declining population of youth assigned to probation camps in Los Angeles County. This past weekend, probation, medical, and support...

L.A. Probation Report Details Fight to Stop Sexual Exploitation of Children
Monday, May 4, 2020

The Los Angeles County Probation Department has been a leader across the county, state and nation in the fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for underage youth has not waivered and the department continues to be at the...

Ray Leyva Begins Tenure as County’s Interim Chief Probation Officer
Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

On Friday, Jan. 17, Ray Leyva began his tenure as Interim Chief Probation Officer of the Los Angeles County Probation Department after being appointed to the position by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 7. Leyva brings with him more than 40 years of distinguished, results-driven leadership...

LA County Probation Programs Win 3 National Awards
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

The Los Angeles County Probation Department has been recognized with three prestigious awards from the National Association of Counties honoring innovative, effective government programs that strengthen services for county residents. NACo recognized the Probation Department’s UPS/East Los Angeles College...

County Probation Issues 2019 First Quarter Report
Monday, Jul 15, 2019

The Los Angeles County Probation Department’s 2019 First Quarter Accomplishment Report is now available for viewing online. Highlights of the January through March 2019 report include: * Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall Closure * Actress/Comedienne Tiffany Haddish Visits the Girls at Camp Scott * Baker...

County Unveils Phase-out Plan to Eliminate Pepper Spray from Juvenile Hall
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

The Los Angeles County Probation Department presented its OC Spray Phase-Out Plan to the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, June 25, during the regular public meeting of the Board at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Downtown Los Angeles. To view a copy of the plan, please visit Probation.lacounty.gov/ocphaseout. Under...

Probation Presents Plan to Stop Chemical Spray Use
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

Los Angeles County Probation Department officials presented their Spray Phase-Out Plan to the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday during the Board’s regular public meeting. Under the plan, the Probation Department will completely cease its utilization of OC Spray (commonly referred to as “pepper...

Prostitution Sting Leads to 7 Arrests in Valencia
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Seven adults were arrested at a Valencia hotel Tuesday during an operation conducted by the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Taskforce and deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, authorities reported Wednesday afternoon. Jerome Roberson, 32, a resident of Bakersfield, was arrested...

LA County Probation Dept. Issues Annual Report
Friday, May 17, 2019

The Los Angeles County Probation Department’s 2018 Annual Report was released Friday chronicling the variety of Probation’s programs, illustrating the advancements of key issues, and highlighting the many successes of the thousands of men and women who serve L.A. County communities as employees of...

May 30: LA County Probation Hosts ‘Shaking Up Reentry Conference’
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019

The Los Angeles County Probation Department is partnering with the County and city of Los Angeles agencies and the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership to host the “Shaking Up Reentry Conference” on May 30. The conference will focus on innovative strategies to coordinate and design reentry services...

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In an emergency meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously voted to issue an emergency declaration and set a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for the city Thursday night.
City Council Declares Emergency, Sets 6 p.m. Curfew Thursday (Video)
Every day, Lianne McMahon is reminded of how proud her dad was of her when she looks at a handwritten note from him that she keeps framed in her room.
COC Nursing Student Overcomes Setbacks to Reach Graduation
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 new deaths due to the virus countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 11th COVID-19 fatality.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Another SCV Death, 76 New SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Art Commission are recognizing the recent milestone of 2020 graduates in a virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase,” with a deadline for entries extended to Monday, June 8.
June 8: Deadline to Enter Cap in City’s Graduation Cap Showcase
The Hart High School Class of 2020 graduated Tuesday in two special ceremonies for Hart seniors: a drive-thru graduation in the morning and a follow-up virtual ceremony in the evening.
Hart Seniors Graduate in Drive-thru, Virtual Ceremonies
Los Angeles County officials have set a Wednesday curfew to be in effect countywide from 9 p.m. through Thursday at 5 a.m.
L.A. County Sets Wednesday Curfew at 9 p.m.
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation Wednesday declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the upcoming election.
Newsom Declares General Election, Orders Voting by Mail or In Person
Black church leaders in Los Angeles marched to LAPD headquarters Tuesday in a sign of unity with the community after several days of unrest across the nation and a day after peaceful protesters and clergy members were tear-gassed outside the White House.
Church Leaders Rally L.A. Crowd in Protest of Police Violence
Those who divide, threaten, insult and incite hate and animosity lack skill in leadership. When we work united as a team, we flourish. Divided, we fall.
Together As One | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Due to extension of the closure of cruise ports in regions around the world and other factors impacting international travel, Princess Cruises is extending its cruise operations pause
Princess Cruises Extends Operations ‘Pause’ into Fall 2020
After serving the Santa Clarita Valley for 23 years as a Board member for the Newhall County Water District, Castaic Lake Water Agency and SCV Water, Tom Campbell resigned his position, effective May 27.
Campbell Exits SCV Water Board of Directors
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known for his environmental art pieces such as “The Umbrellas Japan-USA” installation in the Tejon Pass, died Sunday.
Christo, Artist Behind Umbrellas Project in Tejon Pass, Dies at 84
Desperate to patch a COVID-19-sized budget hole, the California Legislature is warming to the once-taboo subject of sports betting and has begun handicapping its potential tax windfall.
California Moves Closer to Legalizing Sports Betting
1855 - Ship leaves New York harbor bound for Tunis to acquire animals for the United States Camel Corps [story]
Camel Corps
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) will host a virtual State of the State presentation Tuesday, July 7, from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom.
July 7: VIA’s Virtual State of the State
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 1,202 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,681 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 79 more than reported Monday.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 115,310 Cases Statewide, 1,681 SCV Cases
The William S. Hart Union High School District will hold a special (virtual) meeting on Wednesday, June 03, at 8:00 a.m.
June 3: Hart District Special (Virtual) Meeting
The Summer 2020 edition of Seasons magazine, the city of Santa Clarita’s quarterly recreation publication, is now online.
Seasons Summer 2020 Edition Now Online
Smart phone cameras are invaluable in documenting truth and facts, in case they might be disputed in the future. All of us, including police or looters, should be aware you might be captured on someone’s phone committing a crime.
You’re On Candid Camera | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials said Tuesday they’re moving back the mall’s reopening as a precaution due to protests throughout Los Angeles County following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Westfield Taking Precautions Amid Protests; Pushes Back Reopening
Los Angeles County has extended a curfew that will run Tuesday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 a.m.
L.A. County Extends Curfew
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has released a draft of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Los Angeles County.
County Seeking Public Comments on Draft Economic Development Strategy
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) is launching Breakfast Club, a member-exclusive program designed to provide a business coaching experience to working professionals delivered by industry experts and professional speakers on a wide range of topics.
VIA Launching Breakfast Club
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit are forecasted for the Santa Clarita Valley through Wednesday.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Through Wednesday