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1994 - Valencia Mercedes co-owner Eddie Murray sets MLB record for switch-hit home runs in games (11 times) [story]
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Crime Blotter: Theft and Burglary in Stevenson Ranch
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016

Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3, Public Safety Report for the week of 12/19/16 to 12/25/16. 12/20/16 Petty Theft – 25300 The Old Road Person(s) unknown stole the front and rear left side rims and tires from the victim’s vehicle. 12/19/16 Petty Theft – 25700 Perlman Place Person(s) unknown stole...

Crime Blotter: Arson, Grand Theft in Newhall

Newhall: Zone 6 – Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of 12/19/16 to 12/25/16 The following crimes are currently being investigated by Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station detectives: 12/23/16 Grand Theft – 23600 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s...

Crime Blotter: Stabbing in Saugus

Saugus Zone 4, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of 12/16/16 – 12/25/16. 12/27/16 Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Seco Canyon Road/Ash Creek Road A male adult was running on Seco Canyon Road near Santa Clarita Park, when an unknown male suspect stabbed the victim once in...

Two Detained in Jakes Way Shooting
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016

A man and woman are being detained after a man was found shot in an alleyway near Palo Verde Drive in Canyon Country, officials said. The incident marks the second shooting for the Jakes Way area in Canyon Country in two days, amid reports from residents that deputies have increased their presence in...

City Employee Sentenced to 4 Years for Embezzlement
Monday, Nov 28, 2016

David Rubira A former assistant engineer for the City of Santa Clarita pleaded no contest today to embezzling more than $533,000 and was sentenced to four years in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. David Rubira, 40, pleaded no contest to one felony count...

Grocer Nabs Robbery Suspects at Valencia Store
Friday, Oct 28, 2016

A proactive grocer helped deputies nab four robbery suspects this week at the Ralph’s in Granary Square in Valencia. While deputies were responding, one of the store’s employees also called and notified the other Ralph’s stores in the area, with a description of the four suspects, as they were...

$6.2 Mil. Grow Operation Busted in Canyon Country
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at approximately 8 a.m., narcotics investigators assigned to the Marijuana Dispensary Task Force of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) served a search warrant at a strip mall located in the 27000 block of Sierra Highway in Canyon Country. Through a citizen...

Stevenson Ranch Bank Robbers Dubbed ‘Palm Tree Bandits’ Sought by FBI
Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

Two suspects are still being sought by FBI and Santa Clarita Valley detectives for a brazen mid-day Stevenson Ranch bank robbery, officials said Thursday. FBI officials, working with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators, suspect the two men who robbed the California Bank and Trust...

Man Pleads to Child Molesting; Gets 45 Days
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016

File Photo A man who was arrested at the Valencia library on suspicion of annoying or molesting a teenage girl last month pleaded no contest in court on Tuesday and was sentenced to 45 days in county jail. Christopher Cline, 25, of Canyon Country pleaded no contest to one count of child molesting, said Ricardo...

Saugus Man Charged with Murder of his Mother
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016

A 24-year-old man was charged today with the fatal stabbing of his mother at their Saugus home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Jesse Lucatero faces one count of murder with a knife. The defendant is charged with fatally stabbing his mother María Acevedo, 56, at their...

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1994 - Valencia Mercedes co-owner Eddie Murray sets MLB record for switch-hit home runs in games (11 times) [story]
Eddie Murray
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes highly esteemed songwriters for Broadway and film, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Tuesday, April 27.
April 27: COC Presents an Evening with Songwriters Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty
Los Angeles County’s $36.2 billion Recommended Budget, focused on expanding and sustaining extensive safety net services, will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, by Chief Executive Officer Fesia Davenport.
L.A. County Unveils 2021-22 $36.2 Billion Proposed Budget
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 33 new deaths and 360 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,595 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Remains in Orange Tier; SCV Cases Total 27,595
As the inventory of homes listed for sale during March in Santa Clarita fell 38.3 percent, sales of homes and condominiums took off, with the condo median price setting a record, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
Median Price of SCV Condominiums Sets Record
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday their plans to unveil the 12 Months of Quarantine photo exhibit, scheduled for Monday, May 3 and is expected to run till the end of the month.
Chamber, SchlickArt Partner to Showcase “12 Months of Quarantine” Photo Exhibit
After more than a year, ice has returned to Santa Clarita, and The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center is now open to the public!
Registration Now Open for The Cube Programs, Ice Time
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials announced Monday they’re halting plans to expand the mall with a 101,000-square-foot Costco and other amenities.
Westfield Halts Plans to Bring Costco to Town Center
COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered for anyone 18 and older in the parking lot of the SCV Senior Center at Bella Vida on Saturday, May 1, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bella Vida to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations
1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
train tunnel
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request