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1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
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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...

Woman Dies After Chasing Man Through Complex
Monday, Jun 27, 2016

Homicide detectives have ruled out a homicide in a woman’s early morning death investigation Monday. A 50-year-old woman reportedly died after chasing a reportedly mentally ill man through a Valencia housing complex around 12:30 a.m., according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials. Read...

Inmate Dies of Apparent Seizure in Castaic Jail
Monday, Mar 21, 2016

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives responded to North County Correctional Facility Sunday to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a man. On March 20 at approximately 7:05 a.m. deputies were alerted by inmates that another inmate in their dorm was having...

Supes Advised to Settle Case of Murdered Castaic Inmate
Friday, Jan 15, 2016

File Photo  The Los Angeles County Claims Board is recommending that the Board of Supervisors pay $185,000 to settle a civil rights complaint involving the murder of an inmate while in jail in Castaic. The suit seeks compensation for the August 2012 death of James Joe Moreno, 22, who was killed while...

Human Remains Found in Remote Area of Pine Canyon
Monday, Nov 2, 2015

Human remains were discovered by hunters in an extremely remote area of Pine Canyon, near the Upper Shake Campground in Lake Hughes on Saturday afternoon. In an active attempt to notify authorities, the hunters climbed down a mountain and reported their discovery to Palmdale Sheriff’s Station personnel. Los...

Details Scant on Body Found in Trunk; Suspect Sought
Monday, Jun 1, 2015

[KHTS] – Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 28-year-old Hispanic man who was found Sunday dead in the trunk of a Honda, officials said. Officials with the Coroner’s Office would not release any additional details pending the notification of the victim’s next of kin. No arrests...

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...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A train was been stopped in Sylmar after a conductor found what he thought might be some kind of bomb. The man accused of killing his wife and sister in the mercy murders back in 2013. The Castaic Union School District is still facing tough choices, primarily about school transportation needs. The reinvented...

Double Murder Suspect Due Back in Court

[KHTS] – A man accused in the “mercy killings” of his wife and sister is due back in court July 22, when the court expects to have a preliminary hearing date set. Lance Holger Anderson, 60, of Canyon Country, is accused of fatally shooting his wife and his sister — both of whom reportedly...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015

A Santa Clarita couple has been arrested after allegations of assault against a dependent adult. A murder suspect who was deemed unfit for trial back in April, was back in court on Friday. Students at Placerita Junior High traveled back in time Friday. The Amgen Tour’s stage 6 time trial was moved...

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1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Bill and Winifred Hart
The Santa Clarita City Council officially broke ground Monday at Central Park on a key project which will enhance the crown jewel of the city of Santa Clarita’s parks system.
City Officially Breaks Ground on Central Park Buildout
The city of Santa Clarita’s Arts Division is excited to welcome “Creative Faces” to the First Floor Gallery at Santa Clarita City Hall.
Residents Encouraged to Explore ‘Creative Faces’ at City Hall
The city of Santa Clarita is encouraging interested and qualified residents to apply for an open commissioner position on the City’s Arts Commission.
City Accepting Applications for Arts Commissioner
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is seeking donations to replace the original brass, 6-chime train whistle, which was stolen years ago from the Historical Society's vintage 1900 Southern Pacific locomotive.
Historical Society Seeking Donations for Stolen Train Whistle
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported three additional deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed Monday, bringing the total to 184 deaths since the onset of the pandemic.
Monday COVID Roundup: Three Additional Deaths at Henry Mayo
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of an additional case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant.
Additional Omicron Case in L.A. County; New Travel Restrictions in Effect
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 15 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 12
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 15 Productions
1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Wm. S. Hart
1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger Hosts Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
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