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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs

Inmate Shift to Fire Camps Would Free Up Jail Beds
Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

The county will gain 528 inmate beds by transfering 528 of the “low-risk” prisoners it got from the state to the county’s five fire camps, if the Board of Supervisors approves a proposal Tuesday from Sheriff Lee Baca and county CAO William Fujioka. Inmates serve on fire-fighting camp crews...

Brown Plans to Lease Prison Facilities to Boost Capacity (Video)

[Gov. Brown] –  Standing alongside law enforcement, local government officials and victims’ advocates today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff and Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway announced legislation to comply with a federal...

Antonovich to Brown: Outsource Custody Ops to Comply with Fed Order
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013

A federal court mandate requiring state prisons to bring the inmate population down to 110,000 by the end of the year, has been met with opposition by state and local government officials. Governor Jerry Brown and four former state governors appealed the mandate, which initially ordered them to release...

County Supervisors to Review State Prisoner Shift
Saturday, Jul 13, 2013

A report detailing Los Angeles County concerns with AB 109 will be reviewed Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The report was conducted by the county’s Probation Department at the request of supervisors, who have expressed concern with a burden the Public Safety Realignment puts on county jails. “Supervisor...

Monday, Jul 8, 2013

[Supv. Antonovich] – A Santa Clara judge has ruled that Christopher Evans Hubbart, a violent sex predator believed to have raped as many as 40 women in a 10 year period, will be set free in Los Angeles County. “Based on his criminal history, the state’s planned release of this predator into...

Antonovich: Governor’s Prisoner Releases are Dangerous
Friday, Jul 5, 2013

[Supv. Antonovich] – “The state’s failure to provide notice to counties when releasing dangerous, violent felons is the latest broken promise of the Governor’s realignment program that endangers public safety,” said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.  “Governor Brown has the ability to...

State GOP Lawmakers Seek Changes to Brown’s Prisoner Shift
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013

Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, on SCVTV’s “Newsmaker of the Week” show, Nov. 27, 2012. [Sen. Knight] – Senator Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, attended a press conference this morning which introduced a series of bills to reform Prison Realignment in California.  Assembly Bill 109...

$75 Mil. Taft Jail Deal Back on Supes’ Agenda
Thursday, Jan 24, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown may have declared his problem with the federal government solved, but by shifting prisoners to county administration, he kicked the can downstairs. On Tuesday the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will again consider a $75 million, five-year deal to essentially rent space at a...

Antonovich Calls Brown’s Prison Solution Dangerous
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013

“The Governor needs to stop playing politics with prison advocates and labor unions and take responsible actions to comply with the court order in a cost-effective way without jeopardizing public safety,” said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. “The option to contract for more prison beds provides...

Brown Declares State Prison Crowding, Health Care Problems Fixed (Video)
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013

[Gov. Brown] – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that the State of California has taken legal action to end a federal court order that caps the state’s prison population and another that requires “intrusive supervision” of prison mental health care. “After decades of judicial...

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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
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
With fire experts predicting a “dire” wildfire season ahead, two of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters joined the Southern California region’s wildfire-suppression arsenal Tuesday.
CH-47 Helitankers Join SoCal’s Firefighting Fleet
Nearly 18 months after the first health officer order was issued for COVID-19, California’s stay-at-home order will expire Tuesday as the economy fully reopens.
Economy Set to Reopen as California’s ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ Expires
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed two new deaths and 135 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,053 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Everyone to Get Fully Vaccinated Ahead of 4th of July; SCV Cases Total 28,053
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 14-20, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV:  ‘Masha’s Game,’ ‘With Love,’ 7 More Productions
In the first four months of 2021, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on 537 Santa Clarita Valley criminal cases — already 156% of the total number of declined cases for the entire previous year.
District Attorney Case Rejections on the Rise
Michelle Denise Dorsey’s life was celebrated by more than 200 people during a memorial service at Real Life Church in Valencia Saturday morning.
Hundreds Attend Memorial Service Celebrating Michelle Dorsey’s Life
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider Tuesday a transitional housing project on a vacant lot at 23652 Newhall Ave.
Planning Commission to Discuss Transitional Housing, Circle K Alcohol Sales Expansion
Many Santa Clarita Valley school districts plan to reject Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding to provide comprehensive COVID-19-screening programs at SCV schools.
SCV School Districts Set to Reject COVID-19 Testing Funds
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
County Officials Answer Public’s Reopening Questions
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage