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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
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Santa Clarita Bride Pleads No Contest to Fraud Scheme Against The Knot
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

Vermyttya Miller, 37, of Santa Clarita. Photo byCA Dept of Insurance. LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Vermyttya Miller, 37, of Santa Clarita, was sentenced to five years in county jail and ordered to pay $22,500 in restitution after pleading no contest to one count of felony insurance fraud for a wedding fraud...

Santa Clarita Nighttime Crime Sweep Nets 12 Arrests
Friday, Jun 2, 2017

A crime sweep by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies Thursday night in parts of Newhall, Canyon Country and Saugus resulted in 12 arrests (1 woman, 11 men, all adults) for charges ranging from drug possession and sales to weapons charges. One individual was arrested with a large quantity...

Man Who Posed As Swami Accepts Sexual Battery Charge
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016

A Santa Clarita business owner who allegedly posed as a swami and claimed to perform healing rituals on several women pleaded no contest Tuesday to one felony count of sexual battery by fraud. Read the full story [here].

Man Confesses to Murdering Newhall Resident, Dumping Body
Friday, Feb 26, 2016

A man has allegedly confessed to shooting a man and leaving his body near Sand Canyon Road Wednesday night. David Aldana, 21, walked into the U.S. Port of Entry Customs Border Protection Office in San Ysidro on Wednesday night and claimed that he had killed a person in the Canyon Country area, according...

Sheriff’s Search for Suspicious Individual in Valencia
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

[KHTS] The SCV Sheriff’s Station is searching for a suspicious individual reported near Arroyo Seco Junior High School and Santa Clarita Elementary School. Sheriff’s Station officials received a call at 1:33 p.m. reporting a possibly suicidal individual in the area who may be armed, said...

Man Robs U.S. Bank in Valencia
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is searching for a suspect involved in a bank robbery Wednesday morning. The bank robbery occurred at 11:33 a.m. this morning at the U.S. Bank located on the 28300 block of Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia, said SCV Sheirff’s Station Public Information...

Officer-Involved Shooting Suspect Dies
Friday, Jan 15, 2016

[KHTS] Homicide detectives are investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Canyon Country Thursday evening. A male adult suspect was struck by gunfire after failing to comply and allegedly approaching a deputy with a knife during a traffic stop. The suspect was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital...

Blotter: Home Burglary, Vehicle Burglary in Saugus

Here’s your Public Safety and Crime Information for Saugus (Zone 4) for the Week of 01/04/16 – 01/10/16. During the Week of 01/04/16 – 01/10/16, the following crimes were reported in Saugus: -There was a burglary reported near the 27400 block of Peggy Joyce Lane. The front door to...

Blotter: Theft, Robbery in Castaic Area

Here’s your Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for Castaic/Val Verde (Zone 2) for the Week of 01/04/16- 01/10/16. The following crimes were reported in Castaic/Val Verde during the week of January 4, 2016- January 10, 2016: -Thefts from vehicles were reported from the following locations:...

Blotter: Vehicle Burglary, Theft in Valencia

Here’s your Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for Valencia (Zone 5) for the week of 01/04/2016 to 01/10/2016. Last week, the following crimes occurred in Valencia: -A burglary occurred near the 27300 block of Linden Lane. An unknown suspect forced entry into the victim’s residence...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
The city of Santa Clarita welcomes residents to dispose of their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste at the FREE Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
April 17: Free Household Hazardous, E-Waste Roundup at COC
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative announced that it has reintroduced Food Pantry and Post Service Officer services at the Veteran Center.
Santa Clarita Veterans Collaborative Brings Back Food Pantry, PSO Services
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce continues with its Shop Local Campaign. It's a new month and that means it's time shop local, Santa Clarita.
SCV Chamber’s Shop Local Campaign Underway
Out of an abundance of caution, Los Angeles County is following the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports that six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed unusual types of blood clots 6 to 13 days after receiving the vaccine.
L.A. County Follows FDA, CDC Recommendation Pausing Use of J&J Vaccine
After a roller coaster of a year, the Santa Clarita Valley’s skating community once again took to the ice to celebrate the grand opening of The Cube, the city of Santa Clarita’s newly rebranded ice rink.
Santa Clarita Celebrates The Cube Grand Opening
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