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1968 - Saugus resident Elizabeth Evans struck by bullet meant for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy [story]
Elizabeth Evans

All MRCA Trails Closed: Towsley, Pico, Whitney, Etc.
Monday, Mar 23, 2020

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority has announced that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all parks, trails, and facilities that it owns or operates will be closed until further notice. This includes all parkland that is owned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. In the Santa...

Owner Donates 226 Acres of Open Space to Conservation Authority
Friday, Jan 4, 2019

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority has taken title to a significant donation of 226 acres of prime open space in north Los Angeles County near Castaic Lake, the authority announced Thursday. The now permanently protected parkland is in the scenic canyon that separates the south and north-bound...

Some Help, Hollywood?
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Hey, Hollywood. Please take notes and do something about this. Since the days of silent pictures, you, Hollywood, have been using Mentryville as a back lot. Thanks to many of those old films, we know what the old town used to look like in the 1920s and ‘30s. Today it just looks trashed. No, it doesn’t...

County to Pay $2 Mil. for MRCA to Buy 712 Acres in Lake Hughes; More Could Follow
Friday, Oct 16, 2015

Staff recommendation before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015:   Subject: Approval of the recommended actions will allocate an amount not to exceed $2,012,000 in Specified Excess Funds, available to the Fifth Supervisorial District, to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority...

July 18: Summer Birding in Towsley Canyon
Monday, Jul 13, 2015

Summer Birding Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon Saturday, July 18, at 8 a.m. Join the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for a summer bird hike at Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon. Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon is named for former State Senator Ed Davis, who championed the preservation...

Mentryville At-risk Youth Plan Expected to be Pulled
Friday, Jun 26, 2015

Johnson Park in Pico Canyon A proposal to move an at-risk youth program from East Canyon to Pico Canyon is expected to be sent back to the L.A. County Parks Department on Tuesday for further evaluation. On June 2, when the Board of Supervisors delayed discussion of the proposal, it rescheduled the matter...

We Don’t Speak L.A.
Friday, Jun 5, 2015

At the West Ranch Town Council meeting on Wednesday night, a group of maybe 40 folks listened to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority present its case to have an “at-risk youth” camp in Mentryville-Pico Canyon at the picnic grounds, aka Johnson Park. Did you know “at-risk youth”...

Board Delays Vote on Mentryville Gang Prevention Program
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to wait before deciding on a plan to move a gang-prevention program into the historic Mentryville park in Pico Canyon. The delay will give the public an opportunity to weigh on the plan before the supervisors decide whether to approve the Mountains...

Vote on Mentryville Gang Prevention Program Might Be Delayed
Saturday, May 30, 2015

A proposal by a regional state agency to move a gang prevention program into the old oil town of Mentryville, a California Historical Landmark, has been scheduled for consideration by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 2 – but Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is asking his...

At-risk Youth in Historic Park Behind Stevenson Ranch? Public Meeting to Discuss
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

[KHTS] – County officials are meeting next month to discuss a proposal to renovate a park in Mentryville, an oil boom “ghost town” and California State Historic Landmark west of Stevenson Ranch in Pico Canyon, into an at-risk youth facility. A public meeting is scheduled to be held at the West...

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L.A. County Public Health confirmed Friday 1,445 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 new deaths, including the 22nd death in the SCV since the pandemic began.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 131 New SCV Cases, Another Fatality
Access to bail will dramatically expand as the result of a decision this week by the Public Defender Ricardo Garcia and Alternate Public Defender Erika Anzoategui in partnership with The Bail Project.
L.A. County to Dramatically Expand Access to Bail
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity, SCV Chamber officials said Friday.
SCV Chamber Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold special and regular meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, June 9, and hear public comments from citizens virtually via Zoom.
June 9: Santa Clarita City Council Special, Regular Meetings
Earlier this month, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva furthered tensions with the county’s Board of Supervisors with his claims his department is understaffed and underfunded.
County Responds to Villanueva’s Claims About Budget, Staffing Issues
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday called for new police crowd control procedures and the banning of a chokehold that stops the flow of blood to the brain.
Newsom Tells California Police to Stop Using Carotid Chokehold
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will release the California Department of Education’s guidance document, “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools,” on Monday, June 8.
June 8: Thurmond to Issue State Guidance for Schools Reopening
The Civilian Oversight Commission for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will host a virtual community listening session on Thursday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
June 11: Virtual Town Hall with Sheriff’s Oversight Commission
As a teenager, my father took me to Metropolitan State Mental Hospital several times, not for admission, but to learn how mental health affected his clients. Knowing my interest in medicine, he felt it was an opportunity to put my feet in someone else’s shoes.
Hairline Difference | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
A rumored protest in the Santa Clarita Valley became a reality Thursday, as an estimated 800 people marched, loudly chanting George Floyd’s name and “Black Lives Matter,” only to conclude serenely outside the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
Hundreds Turn Out for Peaceful Protest March in Santa Clarita
Spearheading the many marches and messages through megaphones in the name of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday were some of the community’s very own students.
SCV Students Lead Call for Change
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit seek the public’s assistance in locating Hector Aguilera, a 64-year-old Hispanic man.
Detectives Seek Help to Find At-Risk Man Last Seen in Valencia
The Civilian Oversight Commission for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department issued a statement Thursday, in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis May 25 and subsequent protests nationwide including Los Angeles County and Santa Clarita.
LASD Civilian Oversight Commission Mourns Killing of George Floyd
1968 - Saugus resident Elizabeth Evans struck by bullet meant for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy [story]
Elizabeth Evans
William S. Hart Union High School District sent an email to parents regarding a social media post by a former Saugus High School volunteer football coach, in which "target practice" was mentioned in reference to the Santa Clarita protest Thursday.
Hart District Disavows Ties to Former Coach
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 1,469 new cases of COVID-19 and 44 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,874 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 117 more than reported Wednesday.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 119,807 Statewide, 1,874 SCV Cases
In light of the peaceful protests we have seen today in our City, and in consultation with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the City of Santa Clarita is rescinding the curfew for this evening. There will be no curfew tonight in #SantaClarita.
Update: City Rescinds Curfew
After several hundred protesters gathered for what had been a peaceful afternoon demonstration Thursday, law enforcement officials cleared a corner at Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway in response to a report of a possible safety hazard.
Hundreds of Protestors Gather in SCV; ‘Suspicious Package’ Investigated
As a youngster, “I had a dream” we would all have the same opportunity and be treated equality. A lot of work is still needed to make this dream a reality.
Violating Curfew | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
As rumored protests are planned for the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday, Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 testing site at College of the Canyons has been closed for the day.
COC COVID-19 Testing Site Closed Thursday
The pursuit of a suspected reckless driver in Canyon Country stopped abruptly when the suspect slammed into another car, then fled the scene, leading deputies on a foot pursuit on Highway 14.
Pursuit With Reckless Driver Sends One to Hospital
1925 - Newhall Constable Jack Pilcher killed in the line of duty in handgun accident [story]
Jack Pilcher
In an emergency meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring a local emergency amid civil unrest in the Southern California region 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)