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1990 - Gene Autry's elderly horse, Champion, put to sleep; buried at Melody Ranch [story]
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Deputies, City Officials Conduct Homeless Outreach
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputy Dan Dantice and his fellow team members, Deputy Betsy Shackelford and city of Santa Clarita Interim Community Preservation Officer, Justin Hillemann, walk up to two homeless people sleeping under a bridge. “You been talking to the outreach...

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...

Deputies Searching for Suspects in Skate Park Assault
Thursday, May 21, 2015

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating an assault that was reported at the Santa Clarita Skate Park in Canyon Country. A 30-year-old man was assaulted in the Santa Clarita Skate Park parking lot in Canyon Country around 10:30 p.m. on May 5, according to a...

Your Car: Lock It Or Lose It
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015

Santa Clarita City officials are teaming up with Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies in order to increase awareness about car break-ins. Did you know it takes less than 30 seconds to break into a car, grab what’s in plain sight, check the usual hiding places for other items and get away?...

Deputies Seeking Canyon Country Purse Snatcher
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014

[KHTS] – Deputies are searching for the suspect of an alleged purse-snatching incident that occurred in a parking lot in Canyon Country Saturday morning, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials said. “Deputies responded to a purse-snatch, strong-arm robbery,” said Sgt David Shoemaker....

Deputies Arrest SCV Sex Offender Living in Home With Kids
Friday, Oct 31, 2014

[KHTS] – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Officers conducted their yearly Operation Safe Halloween and found a Santa Clarita sex offender living with children, officials said Friday. When the Special Enforcement Officers set out in the pre-dawn hours of Halloween,...

Canyon Country Man to Stand Trial for Father’s Murder

[KHTS] – A Canyon Country man accused in his father’s murder was held to answer to the charges, officials said Friday. Juan Mejia, 31, of Canyon Country, is due back in court Nov. 12, said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office. Mejia faced a preliminary hearing Thursday,...

SCV Detectives Arrest Suspect in 5-Year Graffiti Investigation
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

On Thursday, October 30, 2014 detectives assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station “COBRA” team executed a search warrant on the 25200 block of Everett Drive in the Newhall area of the city of Santa Clarita, regarding a series of tagging / graffiti vandalism dating back to 2009. ...

Guilty Verdict in Halloween 2011 Murder Case

[KHTS] – Jurors found Eric Edwards and Diamonte McGee guilty Thursday in the 2011 Halloween murder in Canyon Country. The jury found Branden Higgs not guilty of one of the counts. On the other ten counts against Higgs, the judge declared a mistrial. Two defendants will be back in court for sentencing...

Saugus Man Sentenced to 26 Years to Life for Murder
Monday, Oct 27, 2014

[KHTS] – Eric Earle, who was found guilty of murder of Karla Brada in September was sentenced to 26 years to life, officials said Monday. Eric Allen Earle A Saugus man with a history of domestic violence was sentenced today to 26 years to life in state prison for the killing of his girlfriend,...

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1990 - Gene Autry's elderly horse, Champion, put to sleep; buried at Melody Ranch [story]
Champion
1875 - John F. Powell, an Irish immigrant, becomes Justice of the Peace [story]
John F. Powell
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 5, urging the federal government to immediately pass a correction to the Social Security formula to protect benefits for millions of Americans who turned 60 during the pandemic.
Wilk Introduces Resolution Urging Congress to Amend the Social Security Average Wage Index
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider allocating a little over $3.5 million in federal funding intended to support low- and moderate-income residents with decent and affordable housing and economic opportunities.
City Council to Consider Federal Funds in Support of Future Local Affordable Housing
The owners of Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall, past and present, celebrated the restaurant’s reopening Wednesday, following last year’s announcement it would be closing its doors after 47 years.
Maria’s Italian Deli Celebrates Reopening Under New Owners
After publicly expressing their support for hosting live graduations earlier this year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials outlined their proposed plans for the Class of 2021 ceremonies during their Wednesday night governing board meeting.
Hart District Outlines Plans for Live Graduations
After plans fell through for a $100 million mall expansion that would have brought a second Costco to the Santa Clarita Valley, representatives from the big box retailer reached out to city officials to see if they could still make a second location a reality.
Costco Still Seeks Second Location in SCV
Nurses Week is underway and the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) is calling on registered nurse volunteers to assist with Covid-19 vaccinations at the Kedren Community Health Center in partnership with International Medical Corps.
RNRN Calls on Nurse Volunteers to Administer Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced it will begin a phased reopening of jail visitations at the Century Regional Detention Facility starting on Mother’s Day weekend, with all other locations predicted to reopen in June.
May 8: LASD Announce Jail Visitations to Resume at Century Regional Detention Facility
Calling all high school and college seniors – the city of Santa Clarita Arts and Events Division is seeking 2021 graduates to exhibit their 2021 graduation caps in a virtual gallery.
June 1: Deadline Set to Enter City’s Virtual Graduation Cap Photo Exhibition
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 16 new deaths and 421 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,766 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Daily Hospitalizations Hit New Low in LA County; 27,766 Total SCV Cases
The L.A. County Financial Navigators program, operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment in partnership with Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, announced it is currently providing L.A. residents with free assistance to help them deal with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial Navigators Program Set to Help County Residents Facing COVID-19 Hardships
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable voiced strong support for the removal of the race-based “Indians” mascot at Hart High School in an open letter to the William S. Hart District School Board in alignment with the recently released statement of the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Supporting the Replacement of HHS Mascot
1861 - Andres Pico and partners granted state franchise to build toll road and cut 50-foot-deep cleft through (Newhall) Pass; they failed; Beale later succeeded [story]
Andres Pico
The Water Resources and Watershed Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m.
May 12: Water Resources and Watershed Committee Teleconference Meeting
The California Interscholastic Federation has renewed a multi-year agreement with GoFan as the official digital ticketing partner to provide touchless, digital ticketing solutions to high schools and state-wide post season play across California.
CIF, GoFan Reach Multi-Year Agreement that Includes Post-Season Play
The County of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has distributed 23 million units of free PPE through its joint effort with PPE Unite to protect 433,000 employees at small businesses across the County.
L.A. County Announces Distribution of 23 Million Units of PPE
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its annual CalFresh Awareness Month campaign to publicize the CalFresh Nutrition Program and acknowledge community partners throughout the month of May for helping to raise public awareness year-round.
Annual CalFresh Awareness Month Underway
The Santa Clarita City Council convened Tuesday evening to hear an overview of the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Striplin Presents Balanced Budget Which Includes $300K Surplus
This summer Mission Opera is happy to present a live outdoor operetta in one-act on June 5, 6, 12, and 13, in Santa Clarita.
Mission Opera to Present Live Outdoor Operetta, “Le 66”
The William S. Hart Union High School District is looking for one new member to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Hart District Seeking Oversight Committee Member
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version,” a live virtual musical production based on the eponymous beloved television series on May 7-9.
May 7-9: COC Theatre Presents, “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version”
Santa Clarita Valley public junior high and high school students will remain in the blended learning model — two days a week of in-person instruction — for the remainder of the year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Wednesday night.
Hart District Announces Blended Learning Format to Continue for Remainder of Year
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths and 414 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,744 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Reopenings Expand in L.A. County as Transmission Remains Low; SCV Cases Total 27,744