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1824 - Mexican soldiers track runaway Chumash slaves through the Santa Clarita Valley [story]
Chumash revolt

Lopez Sentenced to 15 Years for Murder, Gross Vehicular Manslaughter
Friday, Feb 14, 2020

Joe Lopez, 38, of Littlerock, who was convicted of slamming into the back of a parked car on the shoulder of Highway 14 in 2017, killing the occupant, was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in prison. Lopez was charged with vehicular manslaughter. He was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison,...

Detectives Investigating Castaic Stabbing Death
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017

Detectives from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man that occurred Monday at 1:00 P.M. on the access road half a mile north of the 35500 block of Ridge Route Road, Castaic. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s...

Canyon Country Man Convicted of Murdering Wife, Sister Dies in Prison
Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017

A Canyon Country resident died in prison Sunday while serving a life sentence for the 2013 murders of his ill wife and bed-ridden sister. After serving just over a year of his life sentence, Lance Holger Anderson died at age 64 of natural causes at the California Medical Facility of Vacaville Prison,...

Valencia Man Charged with Murder in Death of Boyfriend Found in Closet
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

From the Facebook Page of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station: A 21-year-old Valencia man was charged with the murder of his boyfriend, Brayan Jose Rodriguez, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Julie Kramer said Christian Alexander...

Coroner’s Office ID’s Victim in Valencia Murder
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

A Valencia murder victim who was found strangled in a Valencia home Sunday was identified by the Coroner’s Office. Medical examiners identified the murder victim as Brayan Jose Rodriguez, 20, of Valencia. His autopsy is still pending, but homicide detectives suspected the cause of death to be strangulation...

Santa Clarita Woman Held on Murder Charge
Friday, Aug 11, 2017

A Santa Clarita woman was arrested and charged with murder at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Thursday, according to department arrest records. Jaqueline Arreola, 24, was taken into custody in Santa Clarita, however, Sheriff’s Station officials would not release the location of the...

Castaic Man Accused of Domestic Violence, Murder Takes Plea Deal
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

A Castaic man accused of domestic violence and murder in a deadly attack against his wife pleaded guilty, an official with the District Attorney’s Office reported Thursday. Robert Danielson, 30, of Castaic, is expected to face 18 years when he’s sentenced next month in the death of Nicole Medina. For...

Homicide Bureau Open House Event Offers Photos, Reunions
Friday, Mar 17, 2017

Celebrating 96 years in operation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau hosted an open house in their new offices at 1 Cupania Circle in the city of Monterey Park. The public was given a rare look inside of a 24-hour microcosm where some of the most heinous murders in Los Angeles...

Stepsister, Ex-Con Charged with Murder of Woman Found in Gorman
Thursday, Sep 22, 2016

Joshua Robertson and Brittney Humphrey A man and woman who were on the run last month with three children whose mother was found dead in Gorman have been charged with murder. Brittney Humphrey, 22, and Joshua Aaron Robertson, 27, were charged with the murder of Humphrey’s stepsister, Kimberly Harvill. Harvill’s...

Kids Found Safe in New Mexico; Murder Suspects Still on Run
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives learned the three missing children were located in a motel on the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The suspects left the children in the care of a Good Samaritan who in turn notified local law...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Presently, convalescent plasma, remdesivir and IL-6 seem to improve patient status positively, and the government pays for experimental use. Apparently, if hospitals don’t use these treatments, they still get paid.
The Learning Curve | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
At a community vigil Friday, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, characterized police brutality and racism as viruses, but thousands of protesters who swarmed the vigil challenged the lack of accountability for officers who attacked peaceful protesters.
At LAPD-Sponsored Vigil, Protesters Confront Chief Moore
California will permit schools, bars, gyms, hotels and other facilities to reopen, and music, television and film production to resume with certain restrictions starting June 12 in locations that meet state criteria for COVID-19 containment and preparedness.
California Set to Reopen Schools, Bars, Gyms; Resume Film, TV, Music Production
1824 - Mexican soldiers track runaway Chumash slaves through the Santa Clarita Valley [story]
Chumash revolt
After hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in Santa Clarita on Thursday, about 100 took a knee outside City Hall on Friday to support the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Education Over Violence: Black Lives Matter Group Returns to SCV
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