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S.C.V. History
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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Sept. 24-27: Annual SCV Human Trafficking Summit
Monday, Sep 14, 2020

The Santa Clarita Valley Human Trafficking Committee is hosting its annual Trafficking Summit virtually, starting Thursday, Sept. 24. While the pandemic has halted many things, it hasn’t stopped human trafficking, according to advocates. “The purpose is to really inform and educate our community...

Crime Blotter: Burglary, Pimping, Prostitution in Stevenson Ranch
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

Here is the Stevenson Ranch Public Safety and Crime Information Report. The following crimes were reported in Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) during the time period of Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: 10/07/18 Petty Theft (Shoplifting): 24900 block Pico Canyon Road Three male juveniles exited the store with two ‘Playstation’...

Knabe: Don’t Prosecute Children for Prostitution
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Supervisor Don Knabe Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe called on the members of the California Assembly to vote in support of Senate Bill 1322, which comes before them Thursday. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Holly Mitchell and approved by the State Senate, would decriminalize prostitution...

Prostitution on Peachland: 1 Arrested, 16 Cited in Raid of Newhall Massage Parlors
Thursday, Mar 20, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies worked with numerous agencies Wednesday in an undercover operation aimed at illegal activity in Santa Clarita Valley massage parlors. Deputies arrested one, and worked with several other agency officials to hand out more than a dozen citations. Na...

Prostitution Sting in Castaic Nets 3 Men
Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Due to the close proximity of the Interstate 5 freeway, which is an artery of travel for both legal and illegal activities (such as narcotics and human trafficking or smuggling) throughout the state, personnel assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station partnered with detectives from...

DA to Start Treating Juvenile Prostitutes as Victims
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014

Jackie Lacey [District Atty] – Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today an innovative new diversion program aimed at getting young victims of sex trafficking off the streets and out of harm’s way. Until now, minors between the ages of 12 to 17 who were arrested for sex-related...

Unhappy Ending for Local Massage Parlor Workers
Monday, Feb 25, 2013

A recent sweep of Santa Clarita Valley massage parlors led to five citations and two prostitution arrests, a Sheriff’s Department official said Monday. The two prostitution arrests happened at separate locations. Linda Ditrich, of Stevenson Ranch, was arrested on a prostitution charge at Aqua Pearl...

Saturday, Aug 13, 2011

The Sheriff’s Department, Major Crimes Bureau – Vice Team and the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Bureau, conducted a john sting and prostitution sweep operation Thursday in the Castaic area. This was in response to complaints of prostitution related...

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