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July 7
1919 - Mike Shuman, Placerita Junior High School principal, born in Fitchburg, Mass. [story]

L.A. County Announces New Probation Oversight Commission Leadership Team
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

The Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors announced the leadership team of the newly formed Probation Oversight Commission who will be tasked to lead efforts to monitor the Probation Department’s progress on systemic reform. The newly elected leadership team represents a bright future for the...

County Confirms 2nd COVID-19 Case at Sylmar Juvenile Hall
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020

An employee at Los Angeles County Probation’s Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar has tested positive for COVID-19. The last day the employee worked at the facility was Sunday, April 5 and has self-quarantined at home since then. Following Public Health protocol, the twenty-two youth who reside...

Supes Grant Civilian Oversight Commission Subpoena Power
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to strengthen oversight of the civilian bodies overseeing the Sheriff’s and Probation departments, empowering each entity with the ability to subpoena data, documents and direct testimony. The move to give the Civilian Oversight Commission (COC) this type...

Supes Explore Restructuring LA County Juvenile Justice System
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to explore moving the county’s juvenile justice system out of the Probation Department into another agency, with the goal of creating a rehabilitative, health-focused and care-first system. Acting on a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas...

Supes Honor 6,000 Probation Department Employees
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors formally honored the more than 6,000 employees who work for the county Probation Department during the board’s public meeting Tuesday in Downtown Los Angeles. First District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis presented Chief Probation Officer Terri L. McDonald...

County Inspector General to Probe Probation Dept. Use of Pepper Spray
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

With a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday directed the county’s Inspector General to investigate safety concerns in juvenile halls and probation camps, particularly around the use of pepper spray. The investigation is intended to ensure the well-being of youth...

County Probation Gets Grant to Monitor High-Risk DUI Offenders
Friday, Nov 30, 2018

Los Angeles County has been awarded a $299,377.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to the county Probation Department, ensuring that high-risk, repeat DUI offenders with suspended or revoked licenses are complying with all court orders. “The Los Angeles County Probation Department...

County Officials Weigh Juvenile, Adult Probation Reform
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

The Probation Reform and Implementation Team met Wednesday to discuss a new mission and vision for the nation’s largest Probation Department, as well as to consider an organizational structure that supports separate adult and juvenile probation operations in Los Angeles County. It was the third in...

County Works to Improve College Access for Foster, Probation Youth
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a motion Tuesday directing the county Education Coordinating Council to improve access to post-secondary education for foster and probation youth county-wide. Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Supervisor Janice Hahn co-authored the motion, calling...

County Makes Progress in Efforts to End Sexual Exploitation of Children
Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018

Los Angeles County is making significant progress in its efforts to end the sexual exploitation of children through a range of tactics, according to a report released Tuesday. Efforts include expansion of first-responder protocols to the region’s largest police forces, targeting exploiters and buyers...

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1919 - Mike Shuman, Placerita Junior High School principal, born in Fitchburg, Mass. [story]
1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
Henry Newhall
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]