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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
Gladys Carter


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Slain Soldier’s Dad Pulls Papers to Challenge McKeon for Congress
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012

Santa Clarita gold star father Dante Acosta has pulled nomination papers to challenge Howard “Buck” McKeon for Congress in the June primary election. According to LAVote.net, Acosta, a Republican, pulled his papers Tuesday and has until Friday to file them. McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, was first elected...

Afghan Security Forces Kill 2 U.S. Troops Thursday; McKeon Bill Would Bar Afghans From U.S. Force Protection
Thursday, Mar 1, 2012

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon [Rep. Buck McKeon] – U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon introduced H.R. 4117 on Thursday – legislation that would prohibit the use of private security contractors and members of the Afghan Public Protection Force to provide security for members of...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
Thursday, Jan 26, 2012

In this episode: House Armed Services Committee to conduct hearing into death of Army Spc. Rudy Acosta at the hands of an Afghan security contractor; Boyfriend of Saugus murder victim rearrested. Also: Candlelight vigil Friday for Derek Millsap, killed in I-15 collision; Henry Mayo Hospital cuts ribbon...

Pentagon Called to Answer for SCV Soldier’s Death

Dante Acosta will get his day in court – or more correctly, his day in Congress. But only as a spectator. He’s upset that he isn’t scheduled to testify. After all, he started the whole thing. “It” is a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the use of Afghan nationals to guard U.S....

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011

In this episode: Army releases report on death of SCV soldier Rudy Acosta; 19-year-old Valencia man charged with 29 counts of sexual molestation. Also: Former city building inspector pleads guilty to taking bribes; SCV single-family home prices hit 9-year low; Local weather outlook. SCV Sports: High...

Army: Broken Vetting Process to Blame for SCV Soldier’s Death

Army Spc. Rudy A. Acosta Dante Acosta got many of the answers he was looking for Monday, and most of them aren’t pretty. Acosta’s son Rudy, 19, and another soldier were killed March 19 in Afghanistan when an Afghan national who’d been hired as a private security guard opened fire on...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011

In this episode: Fallen SCV soldier’s father wants military to stop hiring private contractors for U.S. force protection. Also: SCV’s violent and serious crime rate falls again; COC nursing students graduate; Local weather outlook. SCV Entertainment: COC holiday jazz concert coming Friday...

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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
Gladys Carter
Los Angeles County Public Health officials will modify the Health Officer Order on Thursday, April 15, to align with changes to the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy regarding indoor live events and performances, private events such as conferences, receptions and meetings, and private informal gatherings.
April 15: L.A. County to Modify Health Officer Order to Align with State
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 3 new deaths and 411 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,482 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Death Rate Higher for Men Than Women; SCV Cases Total 27,482
Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh on Monday announced the all-star cast of presenters at the 93rd Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. PDT.
Academy Reveals All-Star Cast of Presenters for 93rd Oscars Telecast
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 10 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, April 12-18, 2021
Now Filming in SCV: ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Good Trouble,” 8 More Productions
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
L.A. County to Open Vaccination Sites at COC, in Palmdale; Magic Mountain Site to Close
As of Monday, Los Angeles County residents may apply for financial help to cover funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Open to L.A. County Residents
In a 5-4 ruling late Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California can’t restrict home-based religious gatherings such as prayer meetings and Bible groups.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks California Restriction on In-Home Religious Gatherings
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
Report: No Compelling Case for Santa Clarita City Public Health Department
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present to the Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday a hospital expansion plan to increase facilities by 200,000 square feet.
City Council to Weigh Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Expansion Plan
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
SCV COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Increases to 37%
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue
1987 - Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
Red Schoolhouse
1835 - Outlaw and Rocks/Park/High School namesake Tiburcio Vasquez born in Monterey, Calif. [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the highly anticipated Laemmle 7 in Newhall to officially open the theater to the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Laemmle Officially Opens in Old Town Newhall
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission recently met to receive an update from city staff about the status of the Pioneer Oil Refinery in Newhall.
Parks Commissioners Asked to Advise on Pioneer Oil Refinery’s Future
A judge’s ruling this week dealt a setback to the Tejon Ranch Co.’s proposed 19,000-unit Centennial development project in the upper northwest corner of Los Angeles County.
Judge Halts Centennial Development Project in Tejon Ranch
The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Chad Peters Named CCCATA 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,432 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 27,432 Total SCV Cases; County Nears 5 Million Administered Doses
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
Council Committee Recommends Opposition to State Land-Use Bills
In an effort to provide kids across the Santa Clarita Valley with a safe place to play and learn over spring break while parents are working, the Boys & Girls Club of SCV holds an annual camp.
Boys & Girls Club Holds Spring Break Camp
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
CHP to Honor Public Safety Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Officials in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a virtual community discussion on child abuse prevention April 20.
L.A. County Sheriffs to Host Child Abuse Prevention Seminar
1937 - Pioneer aviator E.B. Christopher and passenger killed in crash of light plane on Ridge Route near Gorman [story]
wreckage