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1949 - Short-lived oil drilling operation on Newhall's Arcadia Street ends [story]
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Sheriff’s Officials Investigate Shooting in Canyon Country Parking Lot
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

Multiple shots were fired at a resident in a parking lot on the 29600 block of Sierra Highway near Stater Bros. around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, according to Lt. Eric Lasko of the SCV Sheriff’s Station. “The victim stated that he was shot at multiple times while in the parking lot,” said Lasko....

One Person Sent to Hospital After 4-Car Collision
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020

Personnel from Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 126 responded to a four-car collision in Valencia Thursday. The call came in at 3:57 p.m. at the corner of Auto Center Drive and Magic Mountain Parkway, according to LACoFD Spokeswoman Leslie Lua, One person was sent to the hospital as a report...

Two COC Football Players Arrested on Suspicion of Aggravated Assault

Two players from the 2019 College of the Canyons football team were arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault following a recent incident in Stevenson Ranch. Both Joshua Lee, 22, of Valencia, and Joseph Howard, 20, of Valencia, were linked by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies to an...

Liquor Store Workers Share Experiences, Discuss Safety After Deadly Shooting
Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020

When the call went out that a liquor store owner had fatally shot a suspected robber on Sunday, the news traveled fast, not only to law enforcement, but also to other liquor store employees in the surrounding neighborhood. There have been 10 robberies in the SCV’s service area since Jan. 1, according...

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle in Valencia
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Valencia on Thursday morning. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials responded to reports of a traffic collision with a pedestrian involved around 10:40 a.m., according to Supervisor Leslie Lua. “(Units were) on the scene at 10:42 a.m., and no one was transported,”...

No Injuries Reported in Three-Car Collision
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020

A three-car traffic collision on Newhall Ranch Road and Bouquet Canyon Road Tuesday morning left one car overturned, according to Los Angeles County Fire officials. “No person (was) trapped and all occupants were out of their vehicles,” said Austin Bennett, spokesman for County Fire. No injuries...

LASD to Increase Patrol for Super Bowl Sunday

Photo credit: NFL.com The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is reminding fans attending Super Bowl watch parties to get a safe ride home after the game. “If you plan on drinking, plan for a ride home with a sober driver,” Los Angele County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Robert Hill said....

Court: Agua Dulce Man Who Kidnapped Toddler Was Legally Insane
Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

An Agua Dulce man accused of kidnapping a toddler at knifepoint was found not mentally fit to assist in his own legal defense by a judge Wednesday and committed to an institution. Thomas Ray Dillingham, a 43-year-old construction worker, was arrested on March 21, 2016, by deputies with the Santa Clarita...

Two Arrested in Connection with Attempted Murder Investigation
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020

Detectives with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Career Offenders, Burglary, Robbery, Assault team, or COBRA, are conducting an attempted murder investigation after a fight broke out Thursday near a 7-Eleven in Canyon Country. Laura Maria Sabedra, 21, of Canyon Country and Guillermo...

Canyon Country Woman,  Newhall Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

A woman and a man were both arrested on Sunday on charges related to an attempted murder investigation. Laura Maria Sabedra, 21, of Canyon Country and Guillermo Martinez, 20, of Newhall were both arrested Sunday and booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, according to Custody Assistant...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
A Big Band, a charismatic international jazz group from Northamptonshire, England, will perform a mixture of styles from Gordon Goodwin, Alan Baylock and Van Morrison to Radiohead at the Valencia High School Theater on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 18: A Big Band to Swing in Free Concert at Valencia High
The California Enterprise Development Authority, or CEDA, will hold a Teleconference Meeting on Thursday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m.
February 20: CEDA Teleconference Meeting
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold a study session at City Hall on Tuesday, February 18, starting at 6:30 p.m.
February 18: Santa Clarita Arts Commission Study Session
The army of Santa Clarita volunteers is looking for new recruits to help out during special events coming up in March and April.
Santa Clarita Volunteers Seek New Recruits for Spring Events
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has its Wednesday, February 19 agenda for a closed session starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m.
February 19 Agenda: Hart District Board Regular Meeting
The city of Santa Clarita has released the list of productions filming this week in the Santa Clarita Valley, February 17-23, 2020.
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Penny Dreadful,’ ‘Broken Vessels’
The city of Santa Clarita's Planning Commission has released the February 18 agenda for its next regular meeting at City Hall starting at 6 p.m.
Planning Commission February 18 Agenda: Proposed Master’s University Subdivision
After more than three decades of helping Castaic students, Janene Maxon, assistant superintendent of educational services for the Castaic Union School District, announced her plans to retire this summer.
Janene Maxon to Retire as Castaic Schools Assistant Superintendent
To shed light on the creative industry in Newhall, the Newhallywood Silent Film festival debuted last weekend by showcasing different silent films alongside a variety of workshops.
Newhallywood Silent Film Festival Debuts in Newhall
COVID-19 news: Carl Goldman and his wife Jeri Seratti-Goldman, owners of radio station KHTS in Santa Clarita and passengers on Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess, are back in the U.S. and ensconced in a medical facility in Omaha, Nebraska, where Carl has been hospitalized.
COVID-19 News: KHTS Santa Clarita Owners ‘Repatriated’ to U.S.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a report of a person fatally shot around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on the 26300 block of Rainbow Glen Drive in Newhall.
Man Fatally Shot in Newhall ID’d; Deputies Investigating
1949 - Short-lived oil drilling operation on Newhall's Arcadia Street ends [story]
Arcadia Street rig
2000 - Rancho Camulos designated a National Historic Landmark [story]
Rancho Camulos
1939 - Los Angeles premiere of John Ford's "Stagecoach"; approx. 7 seconds shot in SCV [Watch Clip]
Stagecoach
The Trump administration is deploying tactical units of border patrol agents as part of a stepped-up arrest operation in so-called "sanctuary cities" across the United States, including Los Angeles, the New York Times reported Friday evening.
Villanueva Rips Feds’ Deployment of Border Patrol Agents in LA County
The city of Santa Clarita has received a petition from a Walnut Creek attorney on behalf of a group of voters to comply with the California Voting Rights Act, alleging the local government’s at-large election system dilutes the votes of Latino residents.
Santa Clarita Faced with Potential Lawsuit Over At-large Election System
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation received a significant recognition this week from the California Association for Local Economic Development and has been honored with an Award of Excellence in their Programs Category for SCVEDC's LiveWorkSCV.com job board.
SCVEDC Receives CALED Award of Excellence
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Code for America said Thursday that nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions eligible for relief under Proposition 64 will be dismissed as part of their cutting-edge partnership.
LA County to Dismiss 66,000 Marijuana Convictions
Valencia, California-based Princess Cruises on Thursday evening confirmed that Japanese health officials had diagnosed 44 new positive cases of the deadly COVID-19 virus among people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
COVID-19 Update: 219 Cases Aboard Diamond Princess; KHTS Owners OK, But Companion Down
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies have responded to multiple, odd calls but perhaps none like the one on Friday afternoon: a bear arm on a Valencia street.
Sheriff’s ‘Out of the Ordinary’ Call: Bear Arm Found on Creekside Road
Caltrans delivered 10 travel trailers on Thursday to a site in South Los Angeles to provide temporary housing for families experiencing homelessness.
State Delivers Travel Trailers to South LA for Homeless
California’s state auditor said Thursday that law enforcement agencies including the Los Angeles Police Department have flouted privacy laws meant to ensure that license plate photos captured by automated cameras aren't abused and are safeguarded from hackers.
Cops’ Horde of License Plate Photos Slammed by State Auditor
The California High-Speed Rail Authority issued its Draft 2020 Business Plan on Wednesday for public review and comment, as the agency seeks to advance California’s leadership in building a modern, clean and sustainable transportation system.
High-Speed Rail Authority Issues Draft 2020 Business Plan
Joe Lopez, 38, of Littlerock, who was convicted of slamming into the back of a parked car on the shoulder of Highway 14 in 2017, killing the occupant, was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in prison.
Lopez Sentenced to 15 Years for Murder, Gross Vehicular Manslaughter