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1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
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2 Federal Buildings in Downtown L.A. Damaged During Protest
Monday, Jul 27, 2020

At least two federal buildings, including a courthouse in downtown Los Angeles were damaged Saturday night as hundreds of protesters marched through downtown while police used less-lethal rounds on a small group that smashed windows. The Los Angeles Police Department issued a citywide alert around 7...

Supes Expected to Review Motion Urging LASD, Police Departments to Update Use-of-Force Policies
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to review a motion Tuesday that urges the Sheriff’s Department, and the 46 different police departments within the county, to update their use-of-force policies and where appropriate new ones, such as requiring officers to intervene and halt officers...

LAPD Officer From Valencia Gets Probation in Fraud Case
Friday, Jul 26, 2019

A Los Angeles Police Department traffic officer who lives in Valencia was sentenced earlier this month to three years probation after pleading no contest to one misdemeanor count in a workers’ compensation insurance fraud case. Officer Jason Gordon, 48, appeared July 2 in a courtroom at the Criminal...

LA Judge Orders Police Misconduct Records Unsealed
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

By Martin Macias Jr. LOS ANGELES – A California judge lifted a temporary seal on Los Angeles police misconduct records Tuesday, striking a blow to police unions that say unsealing the records violates officers’ constitutional rights to privacy. The Los Angeles Police Protective League sued to bar...

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...

Santa Clarita Resident Michel Moore in Running for LAPD Chief
Monday, May 21, 2018

Michel Moore, the Los Angeles Police Department’s First Assistant Chief and a Santa Clarita resident, is one of three finalists in the search for a new LAPD chief. Moore, a 35-year veteran of the LAPD, along with LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos and San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott, also an...

Body Found in Northern California ID’d as Missing Actress Adea Shabani
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018

The body of a woman found in a shallow grave in Northern California Tuesday has been positively identified by authorities as that of aspiring actress-model Adea Shabani, who family members reported missing from her Los Angeles home on March 1. During an autopsy conducted by Placer County Morgue officials...

Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested After Pursuit Ends in Newhall
Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department pursued three men suspected of robbing a pair of MetroPCS stores into Newhall Friday night, according to officials. The suspects, whose identities were not immediately available, were accused of robbing two MetroPCS stores, one on the 8000 block of Foothill,...

LAPD Officer from Canyon Country Dead in Motorcycle Crash
Friday, Sep 22, 2017

John Gasparyan, an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer and Canyon Country resident, died when his motorcycle crashed in Porter Ranch around 6:50 p.m. Thursday. Gasparyan, 34, collided with a white sedan that was making a U-turn near the intersection of Tampa Avenue and Chatsworth Street, according...

West L.A. Chase Ends in Sand Canyon Collision
Monday, Nov 7, 2016

California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Police Department officers ended a stolen car pursuit in Sand Canyon after it began in West Los Angeles Sunday evening. Read the full story [here].

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1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
Deed
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot
America’s Job Center of California is offering virtual career transition support sessions for displaced workers in Los Angeles County on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. via Zoom.
America’s Job Center to Offer Career Transition Support Sessions
As COVID-19 ravaged the nation, the hotel and hospitality industry were among the hardest hit, experiencing major losses in 2020.
SCV Hotels Bounce Back as Pandemic Winds Down
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast throughout the County including the Santa Clarita Valley.
High Heat Alert Issued Throughout L.A. County Starting Monday
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed five new deaths and 198 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,037 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19  Roundup: 28,037 Total SCV Cases; County MIS-C Cases in Children Plummet
California’s high-speed rail project got a much-needed boost Friday when the federal government agreed to restore nearly $1 billion in grant funding for the embattled infrastructure project.
State and Federal Government Restore Nearly $1 Billion in Funding to the High-Speed Rail Project
Hart High School’s show choir is once again hosting its Summer Show Choir Camp next month for students fifth grade and up.
Hart High School’s Summer Show Choir Camp to Return
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
Cooling Centers to Open In Anticipation of Excessive Heat
State legislators had until June 4 to pass their bills out of the house in which they originated, and legislators representing the Santa Clarita Valley are reporting multiple bills on the move.
Local Legislators See Bills Move Forward
Although they are still awaiting the autopsy results, Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives said they do not believe at this time that foul play resulted in a body being discovered near Castaic Lake on Tuesday.
No Foul Play Suspected in Castaic Lake Investigation
In an improvement from his critical, yet stable, status last week, the Los Angeles County Fire Department captain hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is in “fair” condition, according to officials.
Hospital Officials Say Fire Captain Now in ‘Fair’ Condition
1956 - Bill Bonelli incorporates Solemint Water Co., his second of two predecessors of Santa Clarita Water Co. [story]
Bonelli
For the past few years, Walmart Academies have focused on training our associates to succeed in their jobs and upskill for the future.
Registration Open for Walmart Santa Clarita’s Free Virtual Community Academy
Princess is introducing a new on-demand service that allows guests to call a crew member to their exact location to make an in-person request for assistance.
Princess Cruises Unveils New On-Demand Feature that Increases Personalized Service
Following its selection by the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Southern California Chapter as a 2020 Project of the Year, the city of Santa Clarita’s Inclusive Play Area at Canyon Country Park was recently named the Innovative Design of the Year Project by the APWA’s High Desert Branch.
Canyon Country Park’s Inclusive Play Area Earns Award for Innovative Design
SCV Water’s 2021 Annual Water Quality Report is now available.
Annual SCV Water Quality Report Released
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying three robbery suspects who physically assaulted a Circle K clerk in Saugus in April.
Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Saugus Circle K Robbery Suspects
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 7 new deaths and 220 new cases of COVID-19, with 28,031 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 28,031; New Vaccination Sweepstakes Coming to L.A. County Friday
Thinking about a career move? Jumping back into the job market after a challenging year? With the end of the pandemic in sight, people may be wondering about their next job prospects, career choices, or what's next on the horizon.
June 21: JCI Santa Clarita Hosting Virtual Resume, Interview Workshop
In anticipation of the grand opening of their newest tenant, Bird Dog Arts, the Outlets at Tejon is pleased to announce, it will be hosting “Art at OAT.”
June 12: Outlets at Tejon Unveil Interactive Art Walls
More than 200 teachers gathered outside the William S. Hart Union High School District office ahead of Wednesday’s board meeting, sharing frustration over their salaries.
Hart Teachers Protest to Demand Pay Raise
The Saugus Union School District held groundbreaking events last week for a handful of new buildings coming to the Cedarcreek and Skyblue Mesa elementary schools.
Saugus Union Breaks Ground on New Cedarcreek, Skyblue Mesa Facilities
1910 - Trick roper Montie Montana of Agua Dulce born in North Dakota as Owen Harlan Mickel [story]
Montie Montana