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1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
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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 Unveils Phase-out Plan to Eliminate Pepper Spray from Juvenile Hall
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

The Los Angeles County Probation Department presented its OC Spray Phase-Out Plan to the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, June 25, during the regular public meeting of the Board at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Downtown Los Angeles. To view a copy of the plan, please visit Probation.lacounty.gov/ocphaseout. Under...

Ex-Rodney King Cop from Castaic Pleads No Contest to DUI
Friday, Oct 5, 2018

Stacey Koon. Image: C-SPAN Stacey Koon, the former LAPD sergeant who served time for his role in the beating of Rodney King, pleaded no contest Wednesday to driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to 36 months of summary probation. During a pretrial hearing in the Santa Clarita Courthouse,...

Sheriff’s Deputies Check on Addresses of People on Probation
Monday, Jan 29, 2018

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies checked up on more than 200 probationers Saturday to make sure they were living where they said they lived. The station’s Career Offenders, Robbery, Burglary, Assault team — aka COBRA Unit — along with the Crime Prevention Unit, assembled...

County to Pursue Programs, Services to Improve Care for LGBTQ Youth
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

Nearly one in five foster youth in Los Angeles County identify as LGBTQ, a much higher percentage than in the general population, yet this vulnerable group is often not identified within the County’s child welfare system. This lack can mean that targeted services are not regularly provided by staff...

Sweep Nets Probationer with Dangerous Weapon Warrant
Friday, Aug 4, 2017

[LASD] – On Friday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies conducted probation searches throughout Santa Clarita Valley. At one of the locations they visited on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus, the probationer was found to be in compliance with the terms of his probation; however, he had a $350,000...

Nearly Two Dozen Probation Searches Conducted in SCV
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Four teams from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, and another from Los Angeles County’s Probation Department, conducted nearly two dozen searches Tuesday morning starting at 7 a.m. The spots were picked at random from approximately 400 probationers (juvenile and adult) in the Santa Clarita...

Baca Gets 3 Years in FBI Obstruction Scheme
Friday, May 12, 2017

By Matt Reynolds A federal judge on Friday sentenced former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to three years in prison for obstructing a federal investigation, delivering a stinging rebuke to the official for trying to blame his closest aide and leverage a medical condition to avoid jail time. U.S....

Chief Probation Officer Responds to Filing of Criminal Charges in Beating Case
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Chief Probation Officer Terri McDonald responded to the filing of criminal charges in the beating case of a juvenile detainee at Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar. Chief Probation Officer Terri McDonald issued the following statement on this: “The L.A. County Probation Department is fully cooperating...

Supervisors Appoint New Head of Probation Dept.
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

The Board of Supervisors has appointed former Assistant Sheriff Terri McDonald to head the Los Angeles County Probation Department. McDonald – who has 35 years of experience in the mental health and corrections fields – will be the first woman to lead the nation’s largest probation department,...

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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
1949 - Frank Walker deeds over the first 40 acres of Placerita Canyon State Park [story]
Deed
1868 - Ravenna post office established in Soledad Canyon [story]
Ravenna depot
America’s Job Center of California is offering virtual career transition support sessions for displaced workers in Los Angeles County on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. via Zoom.
America’s Job Center to Offer Career Transition Support Sessions
As COVID-19 ravaged the nation, the hotel and hospitality industry were among the hardest hit, experiencing major losses in 2020.
SCV Hotels Bounce Back as Pandemic Winds Down
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast throughout the County including the Santa Clarita Valley.
High Heat Alert Issued Throughout L.A. County Starting Monday
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed five new deaths and 198 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,037 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19  Roundup: 28,037 Total SCV Cases; County MIS-C Cases in Children Plummet
California’s high-speed rail project got a much-needed boost Friday when the federal government agreed to restore nearly $1 billion in grant funding for the embattled infrastructure project.
State and Federal Government Restore Nearly $1 Billion in Funding to the High-Speed Rail Project
Hart High School’s show choir is once again hosting its Summer Show Choir Camp next month for students fifth grade and up.
Hart High School’s Summer Show Choir Camp to Return
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
Cooling Centers to Open In Anticipation of Excessive Heat
State legislators had until June 4 to pass their bills out of the house in which they originated, and legislators representing the Santa Clarita Valley are reporting multiple bills on the move.
Local Legislators See Bills Move Forward
Although they are still awaiting the autopsy results, Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives said they do not believe at this time that foul play resulted in a body being discovered near Castaic Lake on Tuesday.
No Foul Play Suspected in Castaic Lake Investigation
In an improvement from his critical, yet stable, status last week, the Los Angeles County Fire Department captain hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is in “fair” condition, according to officials.
Hospital Officials Say Fire Captain Now in ‘Fair’ Condition
1956 - Bill Bonelli incorporates Solemint Water Co., his second of two predecessors of Santa Clarita Water Co. [story]
Bonelli
For the past few years, Walmart Academies have focused on training our associates to succeed in their jobs and upskill for the future.
Registration Open for Walmart Santa Clarita’s Free Virtual Community Academy
Princess is introducing a new on-demand service that allows guests to call a crew member to their exact location to make an in-person request for assistance.
Princess Cruises Unveils New On-Demand Feature that Increases Personalized Service
Following its selection by the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Southern California Chapter as a 2020 Project of the Year, the city of Santa Clarita’s Inclusive Play Area at Canyon Country Park was recently named the Innovative Design of the Year Project by the APWA’s High Desert Branch.
Canyon Country Park’s Inclusive Play Area Earns Award for Innovative Design
SCV Water’s 2021 Annual Water Quality Report is now available.
Annual SCV Water Quality Report Released
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying three robbery suspects who physically assaulted a Circle K clerk in Saugus in April.
Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Saugus Circle K Robbery Suspects
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 7 new deaths and 220 new cases of COVID-19, with 28,031 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 28,031; New Vaccination Sweepstakes Coming to L.A. County Friday
Thinking about a career move? Jumping back into the job market after a challenging year? With the end of the pandemic in sight, people may be wondering about their next job prospects, career choices, or what's next on the horizon.
June 21: JCI Santa Clarita Hosting Virtual Resume, Interview Workshop