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July 3
1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
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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...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
Hart-Wyatt Earp
1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon
1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker