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September 27
2014 - Towsley Canyon Loop Trail named for naturalist Don Mullally [story]
Don Mullally

SCV Massage Therapist Arrested Again for Sexual Assault; Detectives Seek Additional Victims
Thursday, Sep 2, 2021

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau began investigating the alleged sexual assault of an adult female that occurred in April of this year at “Massage Plus Healing” in the city of Santa Clarita. The victim told detectives that while receiving...

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:...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
2014 - Towsley Canyon Loop Trail named for naturalist Don Mullally [story]
Don Mullally
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
After news reports detailing sexual assault allegations against a Newhall massage therapist on Sept. 2, a half-dozen additional victims have come forward, according to sheriff’s investigators.
Additional Victims Come Forward in Newhall Massage Therapist Sexual Assault Investigation
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, welcomed news of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto of Assembly Bill 616 on Wednesday.
Newsom Vetoes Agricultural Worker Union Elections Bill Opposed by Wilk
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 32 new deaths and 1,238 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,524 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving their booster doses at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Announces Pfizer Booster Available to Eligible Residents; 35,524 Total SCV Cases
Yair Haimoff, SIOR and Randy Cude of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., are pleased to announce a recent 71,874-square-foot ground lease located in Valencia, CA.
Spectrum CRE Completes Ground Lease with Tenant In-N-Out Burgers
Los Angeles County announced it is now administering Pfizer booster third doses after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in several population groups. The CDC also recommended a booster dose for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.
County Begins Administering Pfizer Booster to Eligible Residents
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are once again urging those eligible to get vaccinated, as the hospital is experiencing a marked influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said Thursday.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Hospital Admittance Up 50%; SCV Cases Total 35,477
A “significant amount of smoke” from the Windy and KNP Complex fires northeast of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest have entered the Los Angeles area, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the U.S. National Weather Service Los Angeles.
Hazy SCV Skies from Sequoia Forest Fires
Spookiness is on its way to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Scarecrow Alley Coming to Old Town Newhall
The Chiquita Canyon Landfill Technical Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss updates at the Val Verde landfill.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill Health Report Nearing Final Process
Following a record-breaking event in 2020 – Soup for the Soul will once again be presented virtually in 2021.
Tickets Now on Sale for Bridge to Home’s 2021 Soup for the Soul Virtual Fundraiser
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Evening of Remembrance event will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 29, beginning with a Walk of Remembrance at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m.
Community Invited to Annual Evening of Remembrance
College of the Canyons is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougar football during the 2021 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s game vs. Palomar College free of charge.
Cougars Football Continuing with Community Invite Tradition
The Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society is excited to announce its annual leading fundraiser of the year — Relay For Life - will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Westfield Town Center Mall, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 2: American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
At least one person was reported wounded in a shooting in Newhall Wednesday night, prompting a response from law enforcement and medical personnel.
Newhall Shooting Sends One Person to Hospital
Are you ready for a “Partea”? Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration will be held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Oct. 9: Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond proudly recognized Betty Reid Soskin, a pioneering Bay Area civil rights activist and the oldest living National Park Ranger serving in the United States, as an Ambassador to California Education on her 100th birthday.
Betty Reid Soskin Named California’s Newest Education Ambassador
The Mojave Area California State Parks  recently announced status updates for public use.
Status Updates Released for Mojave Area State Parks
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission approved the installation and operation of a Verizon wireless communication facility that will expand wireless coverage in the city’s center. 
Verizon Wireless Facility Approved By Planning Commission
State Senator Scott Wilk is honoring four Hispanic community leaders to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Wilk Honors Local Hispanic Community Leaders