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June 30
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

May 7: Gifts for Guns No Questions Asked
Friday, May 6, 2022

Helping end gun violence one step at a time, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Supervisor Janice Hahn and Los Angeles County Deputies will be handing out gift cards in exchange for functioning and non-functioning firearms on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No questions will be asked....

LASD Investigating Drowning Deaths of Two Children in Lake Hughes
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide investigators are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the drowning deaths of two juveniles in Lake Hughes. The incident was reported Monday, April 18, 2022, at approximately 6:55 p.m., near the 43100 block of Lake Hughes Road. The incident...

L.A. Country Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission Seeks Applicants
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission is looking for qualified applicants to fill the community represented role of Commissioner. Deadline for applications is Feb. 1. The commissioner position is not a job and does not receive a salary or benefits. Each commissioner may receive...

Jan. 30: SCV Sheriff’s ‘Deputy Explorer Program’ Application Deadline Approaching
Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is accepting applications for the “Deputy Explorer Program” until January 30. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Program is a career development and educational program, open to young adults between the ages of 14 to 20....

Sheriff Reports 40% Uptick in Part-I Crimes in SCV
Friday, Apr 30, 2021

The Los Angeles County sheriff reported an uptick in Part-I crimes for the Santa Clarita Valley station, as well as throughout Los Angeles County, in his recent release of crime data on LASD.org. The latest data from Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s “Transparency Promise” indicates Part-I crime in the...

Supes Vote for LASD Deputies to Wear Body Cameras
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are expected to be equipped with body cameras soon after county supervisors voted for them unanimously Tuesday. For local deputies, wearing the all-capturing video cameras will be business as usual. “We welcome the approval of the LA County...

May 27: ‘Heads Up’ Bike, Pedestrian Safety Push in SCV
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies will take part in a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation in the city of Santa Clarita on Monday, May 27, between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. The operation will be aimed at educating bicyclists, drivers and pedestrians on traffic laws, rules and responsibilities....

Villanueva Bars ICE from LA County Jails in Civil Immigration Cases
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019

By Martin Macias Jr. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva issued a directive Wednesday barring U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents from entering county jails, courts and police stations on civil immigration matters. Villanueva told reporters at the LA Hall of Justice that his directive,...

Sheriff’s Race: Villanueva Leads by 335 Votes Out of 1.74 Million Counted
Friday, Nov 9, 2018

In an extremely tight race for Los Angeles County Sheriff that will likely be determined by provisional and mail-in ballots now being counted, incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell trails retired Sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva by just 335 votes, according to the latest figures from the county registrar. After...

Sheriff Reports 2017 Crime Down Countywide, Up Slightly in SCV
Friday, Dec 29, 2017

While down overall in Los Angeles County, crime in the Santa Clarita Valley increased slightly in 2017 compared to 2016, according to preliminary statistics released by Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell on Thursday. In a continuing effort to provide transparency to the public, McDonnell stood...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
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