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1978 - Concert scene for "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" filmed at Magic Mountain [story]
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Crime Blotter: Burglaries, Theft In Stevenson Ranch
Monday, Mar 20, 2017

Stevenson Ranch: Public Safety Report for the week of 03/06/17 to 03/12/17. 03/0817 Burglary – 26200 block of Valencia Boulevard Two males (no further details) pried the door open to a classroom and made entry. Nothing was taken. 03/09/17 Petty Theft – 25400 the block of The Old Road A male...

Crime Blotter: Burglaries, Theft In Saugus

Saugus: Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of 03/06/17 – 03/12/17 03/06/17 Vehicle Burglary – 27500 block of Caraway Lane An unknown suspect shattered the victim’s front passenger window. The suspect stole a laptop from the front passenger seat of the vehicle. 03/06/17 Petty...

Crime Blotter: Petty Thefts, Assault In Valencia

Valencia: Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of 03/06/2017 to 03/12/2017 03/06/2017 Monday Burglary (Vehicle) 23700 block of Via Tomas An unknown suspect entered the victim’s vehicle by shattering the window and stealing her purse. The purse was on the floor of her vehicle. Burglary...

Offiicals ID Man Shot by Deputy in Castaic
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

The identity of the man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting after running from deputies Tuesday night in Castaic has been released. According to a statement from Deputy Mike Barraza of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau in Los Angeles, the incident occurred in the 31500 block of Castaic...

Crime Blotter: Burglary, Theft in Newhall
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Newhall: Zone 6, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of 01/25/16 – 01/31/16. Good afternoon Newhall residents. Here is your weekly report: Vehicle burglaries occurred near the 21300 block of Trumpet Dr. and the 24400 block of Valle Del Oro. Suspect(s) unknown shattered rear...

Supposed Swami Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault
Friday, Jan 22, 2016

Gokula Nanda A 62-year-old man who claimed to be a Hindu monk and performed so-called healing rituals pleaded not guilty today after being ordered to stand trial on charges that he sexually assaulted three women, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. Deputy District Attorney Maren...

Update: More Names Released in Santa Clarita FBI Online Gambling Raid
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015

[KHTS] – A Santa Clarita man was among 17 arrested in a series of raids across the country for their part in an alleged multi-million dollar online gambling operation. The home of Cyrus Irani was descended upon by FBI, NYPD and LAPD officers early Wednesday morning, while other raids in New York,...

Blotter: Burglaries, Grand Theft in CC-East

Community: Canyon Country East: Zone 8, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of 10/19/2015 to 10/25/2015. This past week in Zone 8, the following Part-1 Crimes are currently under investigation by Santa Clarita Valley Station detectives: A spousal assault occurred near the 18000...

Deputies Still Investigating String of Armed Robberies
Friday, Jul 31, 2015

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives continuing to investigate a series of robberies from this past week and are asking the public’s help in locating a suspect. On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at about 5:00 p.m., a man and a woman suspect entered a store in the 19300 block of Golden Valley...

2 Arrested in Connection with Murder, Theft from Victim
Friday, May 29, 2015

[KHTS] – Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who is suspected to have overdosed on heroin, while to others were arrested in connection with the death and the theft of the victim’s property. Kahlil Banks, 42, of Canyon Country was found dead in his apartment on the 28000...

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1978 - Concert scene for "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" filmed at Magic Mountain [story]
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California Institute of the Arts hosted graduation ceremonies Friday, May 13 in the CalArts Graduation Courtyard. After two years of virtual ceremonies the CalArts class of 2022 celebrated graduation with an in-person event at the Valencia campus.
CalArts Class of 2022 Graduates 366 with Music and Unique Traditions
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday eight new deaths and 2,233 new positive cases in Los Angeles County and 488 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. This new data brings Los Angeles County death totals to 32,045, county case totals to 2,917,892 and Santa Clarita Valley case totals to 75,349 since March of 2020. There are 327 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: 488 SCV Cases Reported, Total SCV Cases Exceed 75,000
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the California National Guard Counterdrug Task Force and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted a joint operation to take down multiple illegal marijuana grows in the Antelope Valley.
L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Raids Illegal Marijuana Operation
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a motion authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Supervisor Janice Hahn to expand public access to zero emission vehicle charging and refueling infrastructure in unincorporated L.A. County communities.
L.A. County Board of Supervisors Pursue Expanding Zero Emission Charging Stations
Los Angeles County’s Chief Executive Office has recently announced a bonus of up to $4,000 for all current and prospective pool lifeguarding staff in L.A. County for the remainder of 2022. The $4,000 is a cumulative amount that is based on total hours worked.
L.A. County Announces $4,000 Bonus for Pool Lifeguards
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of their newly redesigned Ambassadors Committee. The committee will be led by past board chair Troy Hooper and comprised of Chamber members over a variety of industries.
SCV Chamber Launches Redesigned Ambassadors Committee
Los Angeles County has published the final L.A. River Master Plan for consideration and adoption by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors as a framework for equity, access and infrastructure improvements along the 51-mile river.
County Releases Final Los Angeles River Master Plan
Saugus Union School District celebrated the groundbreaking for the new Rosedell Elementary School classroom and science/flex lab building on Monday, May 9.
Saugus District Hosts Groundbreaking for New Rosedell Classrooms
There are many unique and beneficial features at the new Canyon Country Community Center, one of which you will never see, but it is right under your feet. During construction, a massive stormwater infiltration system was installed underneath the Mercado parking lot. The infiltration facility is the city’s first large-scale infiltration project which was built using Measure W Municipal funds.
Canyon Country Infiltration System Captures and Treats Stormwater Pollution
Filipino-American business owners who live in or have a business in the Santa Clarita Valley are invited to attend the Fil-Am of Santa Clarita Valley Business Forum to be held on Monday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Martial Arts Studio located at 25844 Hemingway Ave. in Stevenson Ranch.
May 16: Fil-Am of SCV to Host Business Forum
For the 10th time in program history and the second consecutive championship-eligible season, the College of the Canyons Cougars have been crowned the California Community College Athletic Association Men's Golf State Champions. They fended off runner-up Saddleback College by two strokes as they finished with a field low 720.
COC Captures Second Consecutive CCCAA Men’s Golf State Championship
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger successfully introduced a motion on May 17 that establishes a multi-million dollar capital project fund and adds Antelope Valley College to the county’s efforts to dramatically repurpose its Challenger Memorial Youth Center in Lancaster and invest in youth.
Barger Establishes $6M Capital Project Fund for Challenger Youth Center Project
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats. This year’s Click it or Ticket campaign runs from May 23-June 5.
L.A. Sheriff’s Remind Drivers to ‘Click it or Ticket’ with Extra Enforcement
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and First 5 LA have announced the launch of Help Me Grow LA , a community-driven effort to ensure every family that has developmental concerns about their child receives guidance and support. Help Me Grow will also help families navigate what can be a fragmented and challenging network of existing services, working with local programs to ensure that children are connected to services as early as possible. when it can help the most.
County Launches Help Me Grow LA to Support Child Development
The Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence is seeking “Allies” to work one-on-one with SCV youth who are aging out of the Los Angeles County foster care system. An in-person training session will be held Thursday, June 2 for interested volunteers.
June 2: Fostering Youth Independence Seeks ‘Allies’ for Training
1993 - Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, killed in car crash [story]
Stevenson Ranch fountain
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Valley Community College District will meet Wednesday, May 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., for a Board Self-Evaluation Workshop.
May 18: COC Board Self-Evaluation Workshop
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will take place Wednesday, May 18, beginning at 7 p.m. The board will meet in closed session at 4:30 p.m.
May 18: Annual Retirement Recognition to Precede Hart Board Meeting
Premier Workspaces, one of the largest privately-owned executive suites, coworking, and shared workspace companies in the United States, with a unit in Santa Clarita, is proud to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
Premier Workspaces Celebrating 20 Year Anniversary
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the nine productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, May 16 - Sunday, May 22.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes Nine Productions
Join ghost hunter Marie Mason to explore Paranormal Investigation: Tools, Tactics, and Tales at the Rancho Camulos Museum Sunday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m.
May 22: Explore Paranormal Investigation at Rancho Camulos
College of the Canyons softball was represented with two selections on the 2022 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) California JC All-American Team with slugger Ashlynn Heck and pitcher/utility player Allyson Melgar included in the group of 26 honorees from across the state.
COC Softball’s Heck, Melgar Named to NFCA All-American Team
Parks are not just good for your physical health, but your mental health. Join the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and Why We Rise for Parks at Sunset to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Green spaces, physical activity and social connectivity play a powerful role in overall well-being.
L.A. County ‘Parks at Sunset’ Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month
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