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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
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Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Burglary, Vandalism in Stevenson Ranch
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018

Here is the Stevenson Ranch, Zone 3, Public Safety Report for the week of 09/17/18 – 09/23/18: 09/17/18 Grand Theft: 25300 Silver Aspen Wy, STV Person(s) unknown stole two iPhone 5Ss which the victim had left in her bedroom. 09/22/18 Burglary: 29900 Pico Canyon Road A witness saw a male adult smash...

Crime Blotter: Grand Theft Auto, Assault with Deadly Weapon in Valencia
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Here is the Valencia (Zone 5) Crime Information and Public Safety Report for April 30, 2018 – May 6, 2018: 04/30/18, Monday Grand Theft Auto – 26000 block of Lugar De Oro Drive An unknown suspect stole the victim’s 2015 black Nissan Versa. 05/01/18, Tuesday Assault w/ deadly weapon, kidnapping...

Crime Blotter: Attempted Robbery, Grand Theft Auto in Stevenson Ranch
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Here is the Stevenson Ranch, Zone 3, Public Safety Report for the week of April 2 – April 8: The following crimes were reported last week in Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3): 04/06/18 Attempt Robbery: 27500 The Old Road The victim willingly got into a vehicle with two male adults so that they could go...

Crime Blotter: Burglary, Robbery, Petty Theft in Stevenson Ranch
Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

Here is the Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3, Public Safety Report for the week of 03/26/18 – 04/01/18: 03/29/18 Burglary (Vehicle): 25900 The Old Road Person(s) unknown smashed the driver’s side window of the vehicle and ransacked its interior. Nothing was taken. A witness stated he saw two male adults...

Crime Blotter: Theft, Grand Theft Auto in Castaic-Val Verde
Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Here is the Castaic/Val Verde (Zone 2) public safety and crime information report from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station for the week of January 1, 2018: 1/02/18 Grand Theft – 31000 block of Castaic Road The victim reported a toolbox filled with tools was stolen from his work truck...

Crime Blotter: Spousal Assault, Robbery, Grand Theft in Newhall
Monday, Dec 18, 2017

Here’s the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s public safety report for Newhall (Zone 6) for the week of December 4. 12/04/17, Monday Spousal Assault – 25200 block De Wolfe Drive The suspect was arrested for the indicated charge. 12/05/17, Tuesday Robbery – 24020 block Newhall...

Crime Blotter: Grand Theft Auto, Petty Theft in Saugus
Monday, Oct 23, 2017

Here is the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s public safety report for Saugus (Zone 4) for October 9-15, 2017. 10/09/17 Theft from unlocked vehicle – 28700 block of West Hills Drive The victim left her purse on her front passenger seat while she picked up her child from school. The...

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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is spreading awareness during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by sharing ways the community can help.
County Shares Ways to Help the Elderly During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A body was found under the Soledad Canyon overpass in Canyon Country on Tuesday, prompting a call to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Body Found in Canyon Country
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: California Officially Moves ‘Beyond the Blueprint’; 28,061 Total SCV Cases
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
With fire experts predicting a “dire” wildfire season ahead, two of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters joined the Southern California region’s wildfire-suppression arsenal Tuesday.
CH-47 Helitankers Join SoCal’s Firefighting Fleet
Nearly 18 months after the first health officer order was issued for COVID-19, California’s stay-at-home order will expire Tuesday as the economy fully reopens.
Economy Set to Reopen as California’s ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ Expires
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed two new deaths and 135 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,053 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Everyone to Get Fully Vaccinated Ahead of 4th of July; SCV Cases Total 28,053
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 14-20, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV:  ‘Masha’s Game,’ ‘With Love,’ 7 More Productions
In the first four months of 2021, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on 537 Santa Clarita Valley criminal cases — already 156% of the total number of declined cases for the entire previous year.
District Attorney Case Rejections on the Rise
Michelle Denise Dorsey’s life was celebrated by more than 200 people during a memorial service at Real Life Church in Valencia Saturday morning.
Hundreds Attend Memorial Service Celebrating Michelle Dorsey’s Life
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