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1769 - Portolá expedition crosses Newhall Pass at Elsmere Canyon, camps at Chaguayanga village (Rye Canyon/Castaic Junction). [story]
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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...

LA County Probation Moves to Aid Young Sex-Trafficking Victims
Friday, Mar 22, 2019

The Los Angeles County Probation Department, along with several of its county collaborative agencies, has officially rolled out a new protocol designed to provide specialized services to detained youth who are identified as victims of sex-trafficking. The Los Angeles County Detention Interagency Identification...

Supes Honor Former Trafficking Victim Turned Advocate
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

When most people think of human trafficking, they tend to consider it a crime that occurs overseas. The unfortunate reality is that this is a crime taking place daily right here in the United States and Los Angeles County is considered a hub for such activity. Since 2011 when L.A. County was identified...

Arrests Made During Multi-Agency, Human Trafficking Taskforce Operation
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

In conjunction with Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Assistant Sheriff Maria Gutierrez announced details and results from the fifth annual Operation Reclaim and Rebuild enforcement operation, conducted by the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force and more than 90 participating federal state...

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The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a Business Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Aug. 10: COC Board to Consider Van Hook Salary Increase
1769 - Portolá expedition crosses Newhall Pass at Elsmere Canyon, camps at Chaguayanga village (Rye Canyon/Castaic Junction). [story]
Portola
1901 - Giant meteor seen over SCV skies; possibly makes landfall in Bouquet-Texas canyon area [story]
meteor
1892 - Western actor and Saugus rodeo owner Hoot Gibson born in Nebraska [story]
Hoot Gibson
Spectrum announced a donation of $5,000 to Single Mothers Outreach through the company’s national community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants.
Single Mothers Outreach Receives $5,000 Spectrum Employee Community Grant
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 4,864 new cases countywide and 146 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Public Health Urges Unvaccinated to Consider Novavax
Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita has announced that more than $2 million in funding from the Housing Navigators Program will go to child welfare services in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.
Wilk: New Funds Will Offer Important Service for Foster Youth
While we are in the middle of the long, hot days of summer, what better way to beat the heat than go to The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center?
Laurene Weste | Stay Cool, Come to the Cube
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has announced a plan to highlight new grant opportunities available for aspiring mental health clinicians to support California students.
State Superintendent Secures Funds for 10,000 New School Counselors
The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society will host live music Sunday Aug. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at the American Legion. The American Legion is located at 24527 Spruce St., Newhall, 91321.
Aug. 14: SCV Blues Society Hosts Live Music at American Legion
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation invites residents to better connect with the more than 550 miles of beautiful public trails across the county.
County Parks, Recreation Encourages Use of Public Trails
California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón issued a statement Aug. 4 on the national public health emergency declaration on the monkeypox outbreak.
CDPH Responds to National Public Health Emergency Declaration on Monkeypox
Castaic Animal Care Center will accept cats needing to be spayed or neutered at the Neighborhood Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Castaic Animal Care Center.
Aug. 11: ‘Neighborhood Cat Spay, Neuter’ at Castaic Animal Care Center
The office of California State Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, will host an informational virtual program with the California Department of Insurance on wildfire preparedness on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Aug. 10: Wilk Hosts Virtual Program on Wildfire Preparedness
The Friends of Castaic Lake will hold a ‘Pride in the Lake’ event, Saturday, Aug. 6 starting at 9 a.m.
Aug. 6: Friends of Castaic Lake to Host ‘Pride in the Lake’ Event
The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted many facets of daily life, including routine health screenings, vaccinations and medical check-ups.
CDPH Urges Californians to Catch-up with Vaccinations, Check-ups, Screenings
1891 - Surrey post office established inside Saugus train station; Alexander Fraser, postmaster [story]
Surrey postmark
Foster parenting is a meaningful way to provide children at-risk with safe, nurturing support and resources to thrive.
Aug. 18: Children’s Bureau Foster Parenting Zoom Orientation
The Los Angeles County Fire Department battled a brush fire Thursday along Soledad Canyon Road and Commuter Way.
Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Soledad Canyon Road, Commuter Way
Anthony Bell, store manager at the CVS Pharmacy on Seco Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, was awarded a 2022 Paragon Award from CVS Health.
Santa Clarita CVS Manager Awarded Store’s Highest Honor
The Valley Industry Association has a keen interest in our local, state and federal elected officials.
VIA Hosting Candidates Forum
Relay For Life of the Santa Clarita Valley team “got cure?” is sponsoring a Painting with a Purpose fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 13, beginning at 3 p.m.
Aug. 13: Relay for Life Painting With a Purpose Fundraiser
Saugus High School’s cheerleading squads will host a youth cheer clinic fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m, for kindergartners through eighth grade.
Sept. 18: Saugus High to Host Youth Cheer Clinic
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday one new death and 158 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a total of 22 new deaths and 4,930 new cases countywide.
Thursday COVID Roundup: 158 New SCV Cases, One Additional Death
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