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Pursuit With Reckless Driver Sends One to Hospital
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020

The pursuit of a suspected reckless driver in Canyon Country stopped abruptly when the suspect slammed into another car, then fled the scene, leading deputies on a foot pursuit on Highway 14. Just after midnight Thursday, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies were near the intersection of...

Newhall Pursuit Ends with Four Suspects in Custody
Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

A reckless driver on Railroad Avenue led to a pursuit that landed four suspects in custody on Wednesday. Here is the story from the Facebook page of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station: A pursuit this afternoon in Newhall ended with four suspects in custody. It all started when a motor deputy...

Late Night Pursuit Ends With Pit Maneuver in Castaic
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

CHP officers ended a pursuit in Castaic without incident Monday night, after a driver failed to pull over when officers attempted a traffic stop. Read complete story [here].

One Arrest Made after Brief Pursuit in Santa Clarita
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

A brief pursuit in the Santa Clarita Valley Tuesday lead to one suspect in custody, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials. The chase began at about 4:30 p.m. on Newhall Ranch Road, the driver reportedly collided with two vehicles during the pursuit. Injuries are unknown at this time...

High-Speed Chase Ends in Crash, Arrest
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

A high-speed chase that began on the southbound 14 freeway Tuesday night ended in the a crash and the suspect’s arrest. Miguel Angel Jiminez Jr., 21, of Sylmar, was seen driving a maroon Chevy Corvette at speeds more than 100 mph on the southbound 14 freeway, south of Soledad Canyon Road, according...

Pursuit of Suspect Ends in Arrest at Acton-area Ranch
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

The suspect who was being pursued by CHP Newhall officers near Escondido Canyon Road is now in custody, according to Officer Priessman of CHP Newhall. The suspect was in custody at 3:49 p.m., after leaving the vehicle when it hit a dead end off of Valley Sage Road. CHP officers cannot confirm at this...

Deputies Trying to ID Uncooperative Driver
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are trying to identify a person of interest after a police pursuit Wednesday night in Canyon Country. Patrol deputies noticed a silver 2005 Pontiac being driven erratically on American Beauty Drive in Santa Clarita around 9:10 p.m., officials...

Saugus Man Who Led Deputies in Pursuit Accepts DUI Penalty
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

A Saugus man who led Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies on a 10-minute pursuit in September has pleaded no contest to DUI charges, District Attorney officials said Wednesday. Paul Martinez, 40, of Saugus, appeared in court Jan. 9 and was sentenced to 180 days in county jail, fined $510, had his...

Wanted Santa Clarita Man Arrested After High Speed Pursuit
Monday, Aug 25, 2014

[KHTS] – A car chase involving the LAPD and CHP on Monday ended in the arrest of a wanted Santa Clarita man. Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Monday, an officer assigned to the West Valley Area office spotted a black Ford Explorer with paper plates traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour eastbound on...

CHP Pursuit Ends in Arrest of DUI Suspect in Castaic
Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

A suspect with an outstanding warrant who drove through closed construction lanes on Interstate 5 on Wednesday led California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit that ended in Castaic. Eduardo Gutierrez, 36, of Azusa, drove his 2003 Ford Expedition through a lane closure on I-5, just south of Highway...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 5 new deaths and 172 new cases of COVID-19, with 28,144 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 28,144; L.A. County Cases Among Pregnant Women Drop
Varun Ramanan, a freshman at Academy of the Canyons, is hosting a virtual talent show Saturday, July 24, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to help raise funds for India's COVID-19 relief efforts.
AOC Freshman Hosting Virtual Talent Show Benefiting India’s COVID-19 Relief
Los Angeles County Public Works was lauded this week for outstanding work in civil engineering and public infrastructure, including the Bouquet Canyon Road project, from local branches of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Public Works Association.
L.A. County Recognized for Civil Engineering, Bouquet Canyon Road Project
Beginning Saturday, July 3, residents can once again board Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus to travel to Santa Monica on Saturdays and Sundays.
Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus Returns July 3
The Trinity Classical Knights (15-4) are the new 5-A state champions after defeating the San Fernando Tigers (10-1), 49-33 Saturday night in San Fernando.
Trinity Girls Basketball Brings Home State Championship
A big-rig fire that broke out late Tuesday morning spread to nearby brush on the side of northbound lanes on Interstate 5.
Big-Rig Fire Spreads to Brush, Snarls I-5 Traffic
1972 - Vasquez Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places [list]
Vasquez Rocks
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed three new deaths and 124 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,130 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: County Explains Current Cal/OSHA Workplace Guidance; 28,130 Total SCV Cases
Nine College of the Canyons fire technology students have received $1,000 scholarships from Edison International to cover tuition, books and school-related fees.
Edison Awards Fire Technology Scholarships to COC Students
Three additional Pitchess Detention Center inmates were transported to the hospital following suspected drug-related overdoses Monday.
Three More Overdoses Reported at Pitchess Detention Center
The Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is offering eligible Californians a free REAL ID upgrade for a limited time for anyone who received a driver's license or identification card during the pandemic.
DMV Offers Free REAL ID Upgrade for Eligible Californians
The California Highway Patrol is partnering with 11 other highway patrols, state patrols and state police agencies for the Western States Traffic Safety Coalition traffic safety campaign beginning Friday, giving motorists “a dozen reasons not to speed.”
Traffic Safety Campaign Puts Speeding Drivers on Notice
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has launched its summer campaign, “One Less Mosquito, One Less Worry” during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week to encourage residents to make mosquito control a part of their daily routine.
Vector Control Encourages Residents to Make Mosquitoes and Their Bites ‘One Less Worry’ This Summer
The movie “Babylon,” directed by an Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, is set to film near the Santa Clarita Valley in July, with the film’s casting in search of local residents to play extras.
Extras Needed for ‘Babylon’ Movie Filming Near SCV
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 21-27, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Noisy,’ ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘ACS Impeachment,’ 7 More Productions
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will discuss Tuesday a strategy to address workplace trauma in the L.A. County Fire Department.
Fire Station 81 Shooting Prompts County Review of Firefighter Trauma
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Monday sentenced Matthew “James” Dorsey to 34.5 years in state prison for the stabbing murder of his estranged wife, Michelle Dorsey.
Estranged Husband Gets 34.5 Years for Michelle Dorsey’s Murder
1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [story]
Ernie Hickson
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
Legacy
1960 - SCV switches to Direct Dial, All-Number Calling [story]
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Starting this weekend, live comedy is coming back to the Santa Clarita Valley.
J.R.’s Comedy Club Returns to Bring Laughs Back to SCV
During the second day of testimony during the preliminary hearing for Noel Fisher, the Stevenson Ranch resident and Grammy-winning producer arrested on suspicion of 26 counts of sexual assault and/or rape, the second victim to testify alleged that he grabbed her arm and forced her face down into the cushion of a car seat.
Woman Testifies Stevenson Ranch Grammy Winner Raped Her on Hollywood Street
After a state-appointed committee shared a controversial plan to realign the justice system, which would place all of L.A. County’s juvenile offenders in two local camps, local legislators shared their views on their votes for the bills that made the plan possible.
Legislators Explain Votes Leading to Juvenile Inmate Plan
In a ruling of “power versus space … two great pillars of environmental sustainability,” open space won this week, a win for city officials — at a $5 million price.
City Must Pay $5 Million If Solar Panels Are Demolished