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Today in
S.C.V. History
July 4
1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
4th of July Parade

Newsom Orders Death Penalty Moratorium in California
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO –- Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on the death penalty in California, a move blasted by state Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) but lauded by the LA County Public Defender. The executive order also calls...

County Steps Up Inmate Voter Registration
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018

Los Angeles County is ramping up its efforts to register all eligible citizens to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election, including those currently or previously incarcerated or otherwise involved with the justice system. “The election is fast approaching, and we can’t afford to miss the opportunity...

Supes Name Ricardo Garcia New LA County Public Defender
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has selected Ricardo Garcia to be the county’s new Public Defender. One of California’s most accomplished and respected criminal defense attorneys, Garcia has dedicated his talents to defending indigent clients who could otherwise afford no representation. Garcia,...

County Observes ‘Public Defense Day,’ Seeks New Top PD
Monday, Mar 19, 2018

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors invites you to join us in celebrating Public Defense Day today to honor the 55th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Gideon v. Wainwright. This decision declared that defendants in criminal cases have the right to counsel, regardless of...

Public Defenders Now Available to Youths 24 Hours a Day
Thursday, Feb 8, 2018

Deputy Public Defender Rourke Stacy, trainer in the Juvenile Division, helped to author SB 395. Here, she discusses the bill with LA County Board of Supervisors’ Chair Sheila Kuehl and the Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee (CCJCC) during a recent presentation at the Hall of Administration. Studies...

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1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
4th of July Parade
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