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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


LOCAL NEWS
Oct. 2: National Coffee with a Cop Day
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, officers from law enforcement agencies in all 50 states will participate in Coffee with a Cop, and we encourage you to join us. It’s a simple concept. Police and community members come together in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink...

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Monday, Feb 4, 2019

The men and women from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station have been hard at work fighting crime and we have the numbers to prove it. Part one crimes – which include homicide, rape, robbery, burglary and arson – went down 20% in 2018. This is a significant drop from 2017 and the lowest...

Crime Blotter: Grand Theft Auto, Robbery in Newhall
Friday, Jun 15, 2018

Deputy Betsy Shackelford The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its crime information and public safety report for Newhall (Zone 6) for crimes reported from May 14, 2018 – June 3, 2018. 05/14/18 Residential Burglary – 24900 blk Wheeler Road Suspect entered home and took...

Detectives Seeking Help Identifying Package Theft Suspect
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

On November 29, 2017, at approximately 8:37 AM, the individual pictured, stole a package from the front of a residence on the 25900 block of Palomita Drive in the Santa Clarita Valley. The individual is described as a male White or Hispanic, approximately 20-30 years old, with dark hair combed back,...

Nearly Two Dozen Probation Searches Conducted in SCV
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Four teams from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, and another from Los Angeles County’s Probation Department, conducted nearly two dozen searches Tuesday morning starting at 7 a.m. The spots were picked at random from approximately 400 probationers (juvenile and adult) in the Santa Clarita...

Occupants of Suspected Saugus Drug House Arrested
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies served a warrant at a suspected drug house in Saugus, Sheriff’s Station officials said Tuesday. Two were arrested on the 28100 block of Alaminos Drive, in Saugus: a 47-year-old man and his mother, a woman in her 70s, said Shirley Miller, press information...

SCV Sheriff’s Station Volunteers Thanked at Special Dinner
Friday, Apr 28, 2017

On Thursday evening, the SCV Sheriff’s Foundation hosted a dinner for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Volunteers at the Child & Family Center. There are 72 dedicated volunteers, ranging in age from 15 to 89, that donate countless hours to assist the Station in making the Santa...

SCV Sheriffs Need Public’s Help in Identifying Two Wanted for Questioning
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station needs the public’s help in identifying individuals wanted for questioning about a theft that occurred at a Magic Mountain Parkway business. Between February and April 2017, the individuals pictured, entered a local business in the 24100 block of Magic Mountain...

Officials Remind to Keep Pets Safe in Light of Stevenson Ranch Bear Sighting
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

After a brown-colored black bear was sighted roaming a residential area in Stevenson Ranch this week, officials are reminding Santa Clarita Valley pet owners to keep their four-legged companions safe. Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, the bear passed through the backyards of several homes on Hardy Place near...

Suspect’s Vehicle from Canyon Country Car-to-Car Shooting Located
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

COBRA detectives located the vehicle used in a car-to-car shooting that happened in Canyon Country on March 27, 2017. On March 27, 2017, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call on the 17000 block of Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. In...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Foster youth in Santa Clarita have a new, dedicated place to study and receive homework help and tutoring. The local Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) organization has created The Study Place in response to the transition to online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FYI Debuts New ‘Study Place’ for Local Foster Youth to Support Online Learning
As part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s Education to End Hate initiative, California school districts and charter schools have begun applying for mini-grants now available to support educator training in the areas of anti-racism and bias.
Thurmond Announces Mini Grants Available to Provide Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Educator Training
A crash involving multiple motorcycles Friday afternoon prompted a SigAlert on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Stevenson Ranch area, according to first responders.
Multi-Motorycle Crash Prompts SigAlert on SB I-5
With the 2020 SCV Walk to End Alzheimer’s quickly approaching on Saturday, October 3, the planning committee and the California Southland Chapter Alzheimer’s Association would like to update everyone regarding the Walk Day events.
Oct. 3: 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Presents Hybrid Event, Drive-By ‘Promise Flower’ Display
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is proud to announce it has received $40,000 from the Walt Disney Company to provide increased access to youth sports, play opportunities and physical activity for kids and families and is launching a new Pop-Up and Play Mobile Recreation Program.
City Receives Funding to Support Youth Sports, Access to Play
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 - Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Beginning Sunday
Economic development services for arts-oriented small businesses, galleries and more are on the priority list for the 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan, a report Santa Clarita City Council members reviewed Tuesday.
City Council Reviews Priority List for 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended.
Forest Service Extends Closures at Angeles, Los Padres National Forests
SCV Water's Engineering and Operations Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: SCV Water’s Engineering & Operations Committee Teleconference Meeting
Valencia High Principal Pete Getz sent an alert out to the school’s families on Wednesday evening, regarding a report of a possible on-campus threat.
Possible On-Campus Threat Shuts Down Valencia High School
A former Cougar News reporter and College of the Canyons student was arrested in Kentucky Wednesday night while covering the Louisville protests that erupted after a grand jury’s decision not to issue a murder indictment against the officers in the Breonna Taylor case.
Former COC Student Reporter Arrested While Covering Louisville Protests
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
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 39 new deaths and 1,165 new cases of COVID-19, with 5,933 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: 790,640 Cases Statewide, 5,933 SCV Cases
The Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons.
Pac-12 to Resume Football, Basketball, Winter Sports Seasons
One of Zach Schroeder's greatest strengths as The Master's University's men's and women's cross country coach is his ability to map out an athlete's season in advance and then adjust on the fly, fine-tuning workouts so the runner performs best in the season's biggest moments. 
Mustangs Cross Country Adjusting to 2020 Scheduling Changes
When Scott Schauer opened the Santa Clarita Soccer Center nearly 26 years ago, he did it for a love of the sport.
Santa Clarita Soccer Center Says Goodbye
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Canyon Country man on suspicion of annoying or molesting a child with priors.
Canyon Country Man Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation
Air quality will be unhealthy in the Santa Clarita Valley for sensitive groups/individuals Friday, Sept. 25, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals Friday
California Highway Patrol officers seized about 100 pounds of marijuana in five different trash bags after a traffic stop in Interstate 5 early Thursday morning.
CHP Newhall Seizes 100 Pounds of Marijuana
For Anthony Lawson, a junior at California State University, Northridge majoring in psychology, among the benefits of receiving one of the California State University’s top student honors, is the opportunity it presents to share his family’s story and to remind others that, regardless of the obstacles they face, they have the strength to persevere and succeed.
CSUN Psychology Student Named 2020 Reed Scholar (Video)
Santa Clarita-based landscaping firm Stay Green Inc. has been recognized in a national, industry-wide competition, bringing home awards for its employee safety practices.
Santa Clarita-Based Stay Green Recognized Nationally for Employee Safety
Update as of 1:45 p.m.: Thanks to the assistance from the media and public, the family of this unknown patient was located and reunited with their loved one.
UPDATE: L.A. County Announces Unidentified Patient Reunited with Family
Part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Aperture 2025 equity and inclusion initiative, “Academy Dialogues: It Starts With Us” is a new series of virtual panels, with conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, history, opportunity and the art of filmmaking.
Academy’s Newest Dialogue Tackles Representation in Casting
(CN) — Californians will decide the fate of two ballot measures this November that could significantly expand voting rights for some 50,000 parolees and hundreds of thousands of 17-year-olds.
California Ballot Measures Could Expand Voting Rights for Parolees, 17-Year-Olds