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July 5
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]

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...

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1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]
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