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

July 18-24: Probation Services Week in LA County Announced
Monday, Jul 19, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Chief Probation Officer Dr. Adolfo Gonzales announced this year’s annual Probation Services Week is taking place July 18th to July 24th, 2021 to honor probation professionals who support the rehabilitative process of individuals under their supervision and care. This years’...

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...

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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]