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1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
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Supes Approve Motion to Help Emancipated Youth Transition to Life on Their Own
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion that aims to enhance the self-sufficiency of emancipating foster youth. The board motion, authored by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich along with Supervisor Shelia Kuehl, directs further county agency collaboration under the leadership...

Judge Deems Cross on LA County Seal Unconstitutional
Friday, Apr 8, 2016

The cross in the shown in the red circle above the San Gabriel Mission has been deemed unconstitutional. A handful of Southern California religious leaders won a victory Thursday to bar the LA County Board of Supervisors from putting a Latin cross back on the county seal. U.S. District Judge Christina...

Antonovich Says Homeless Strategy Must Emphasize Mental Health Services
Friday, Jan 8, 2016

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has again declared that any strategy to address the homelessness problem must emphasize mental health services. “Mental illness continues to be a major factor contributing to the homelessness problem,” said Antonovich. “Addressing the issue requires strong linkages...

Supes Proclaim Homeowner’s Exemption Awareness Month
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have proclaimed January as Homeowners’ Exemption Awareness Month in a unanimous vote earlier this week. The Homeowners’ Exemption is part of a broader campaign by the Los Angeles County Assessor to raise awareness about property tax savings available for...

California State Parks to Kick off New Year with First Day Hikes
Monday, Dec 21, 2015

This New Year’s Day 2016, California State Parks will kick off the 4th annual First Day Hikes, planned at more than 40 parks across the state. The First Day Hikes are a signature event designed to offer visitors the opportunity to connect to their parks and nature for recreation, and to promote a healthy...

SCV Wildlife Federation to Get Grant Award Approved for New Water Trailer
Monday, Nov 9, 2015

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are slated to approve a grant award during Tuesday’s meeting which will allow the Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation to buy a new trailer. According to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors agenda item summary, the Fish...

L.A. County Warns of Online Holiday Shopping Risks with Safety Tips
Friday, Nov 6, 2015

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is warning holiday shoppers about the dangers online with shopping safety tips. November is here and many of us will begin our holiday shopping. Due to the convenience thousands of individuals will shop online. Shopping online is great especially if you...

Santa Clarita Ranked 20th Best City to Live In

The city of Santa Clarita was named America’s 20th best city to live in by the recently released 24/7 Wall St.’s “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.” Considering 550 cities that the U.S. Census Bureau reported as having more than 65,000 residents in 2014, the 24/7 Wall St. report placed...

County Supes Appoint New Executive Director for Office of Child Protection
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has appointed Judge Michael Nash to be the Executive Director of the Office of Child Protection. “Judge Michael Nash has stood up for abused and neglected children throughout his career and even in his retirement,” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said. “I...

Los Angeles County Supes Approve Historic Preservation Ordinance
Monday, Nov 2, 2015

Los Angeles County is pleased to announce the County’s first historic preservation ordinance is now official. The Board of Supervisors approved the ordinance on Jan. 27, 2015 and it became effective on Oct. 1, 2015. “Our cultural and historic resources define the character of our communities across...

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1890 - 18-day murder trial of Castaic's W.C. Chormicle and W.A. Gardner ends in acquittal [story]
William Chormicle
The city of Santa Clarita’s tourism advisory board held its quarterly meeting Tuesday to hear updates on the city’s tourism advertising, special events and other economic development updates. 
City Tourism Board Hears Recent Economic Development Efforts
L.A. County Public Health confirmed today five new deaths and 226 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,068 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: LA County Updates Travel Guidelines; 28,068 Total SCV Cases
In a combination of extreme heat, low humidity, and record draught conditions Angeles National Forest fire danger level is being raised to "Very High" effective July 16. 
Angeles Forest Fire Danger Raised To Very High
As summer temps are rising The Cube, Ice and Entertainment Center is opening public skating sessions. 
The Cube Opens Public Ice Skating Sessions
The first annual "Cars Under the Stars" is coming to The Westfield Town Center for the benefit of the WiSh foundation. 
“Cars Under The Stars” Debuts In July
College of the Canyons will be the only community college in the state to offer a Low Observable, stealth, coatings application program, this fall.
College Of The Canyons: First In State To Launch Low Observable Training Program
Santa Clarita city officials announced Railroad Avenue will be getting the rehab treatment starting next week.
City to Refurbish Railroad Avenue
Governor Gavin Newsom visited Six Flags Magic Mountain Wednesday to celebrate the state’s reopening.
Newsom Visits Magic Mountain As State Reopens
Firefighters returned to the scene of an earlier balcony fire at a Newhall apartment complex Tuesday night after the fire reignited. 
Firefighters Put Out Second Fire at Newhall Apartment Complex
A man who was arrested in connection with an alleged road rage incident that ended with deputies using their tasers has reportedly been arrested five times since March 2020.
Suspect Connected to Road-Rage Investigation Arrested Five Times Since Last March
Homicide Investigators are continuing their investigation of the circumstance surrounding an unknown cause of death in Canyon Country, officials said Wednesday. 
LASD Update Info Regarding Body Found Near Camp Plenty Tuesday
A handful of celebrities, social media influencers and now hundreds of local business owners and community members have joined in to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to save a Santa Clarita boy’s life.
To Save A Boy’s Life, Celebrities And Community Come Together
1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is spreading awareness during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by sharing ways the community can help.
County Shares Ways to Help the Elderly During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A body was found under the Soledad Canyon overpass in Canyon Country on Tuesday, prompting a call to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Body Found in Canyon Country
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: California Officially Moves ‘Beyond the Blueprint’; 28,061 Total SCV Cases
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits