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May 20
1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
Cher and grandma

Feb. 10: ‘PTSD 911’ Documentary, Dinner Night
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023

Mark your calendar for Friday Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. Exclusively First Responders in partnership with Guardians SCV presents: Dinner and a Movie for a cause, featuring the documentary film “PTSD 911.” The film “PTSD 911” is a powerful story of the real life emotional trauma suffered...

May 18: Out of the Darkness Campus Walk for Suicide Prevention
Thursday, Apr 11, 2019

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will host the inaugural Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, Saturday, May 18, at College of the Canyons, Cougar Stadium. The event is meant to raise awareness on mental health. Illnesses do not discriminate. The walk is about bringing the community together...

Funeral Services Set for Newhall Fire Captain Wayne Habell
Friday, Aug 24, 2018

Fire Captain Wayne Habell of Fire Station 73 passed away unexpectedly at the age of 43. Captain Habell was a dedicated and respected member of the Los Angeles County Fire Department who faithfully served for 13 years. A flag ceremony was held Friday morning at Fire Station 73 on Newhall Avenue, where...

County: Suicide a Serious, Significant Public Health Issue
Monday, Jun 11, 2018

Many residents across Los Angeles County are mourning the recent deaths of well-loved personalities like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. Suicide among such talented and outwardly successful individuals reminds us that personal struggles are often hidden from public view. These losses have sparked conversations...

Man Who Committed Suicide at Gun Club ID’d by Coroner
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017

Los Angeles County Coroners’ officials have identified a man who killed himself Wednesday at Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall as Maurice Keyshun Over, 20, of Panorama City. Over died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and an autopsy indicated the wound was intentional, according to medical examiners...

Coroners ID Bridgeport Victim, Case Being Investigated as Possible Suicide
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017

A man who died at the hospital Monday after being found injured in the parking lot of a Valencia apartment complex has been identified, and the case is being investigated as a possible suicide, officials said. Coroner’s officials identified the man as Lucas Rodriguez, 20, of Valencia. For the full...

Actor Kills Self on Facebook Live After Sexual Assault Arrest
Friday, Jan 27, 2017

A Hollywood actor from Texas who was living in Santa Clarita killed himself on a Facebook live stream Monday, officials said. Frederick Jay Bowdy, 34, of Canyon Country, killed himself Monday. Medical examiners revealed the cause of death as a single gunshot wound they believe was self-inflicted. For...

Henry Mayo Hosts SafeTALK to Prevent Suicide, Create Awareness
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Henry Mayo hosts training program to help community become more aware of the signs of suicide and how to help. The SafeTALK training program to help people understand how to be aware of someone having suicidal thoughts and how to connect them with the resources they need. The training will be held at...

Suicides in L.A. County: ‘A Serious and Significant Public Health Issue’
Friday, Sep 9, 2016

[LACo Public Health] – More Los Angeles County residents die by suicide than from homicides, car crashes, or unintentional drug overdoses, according to newly published data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Along with the Department of Mental Health, Public Health encourages...

Suicidal 17-Year-Old Struck, Killed by Vehicles on I-5
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

[CHP] – On Wednesday at approximately 4:45 a.m., the Los Angeles Communications Center broadcast a call of a pedestrian running in the southbound traffic lanes of Interstate 5, south of Vista del Lago (Pyramid Lake). Shortly thereafter, a secondary call was broadcast of the pedestrian now running...

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1946 - Cher, great-granddaughter of Placerita Canyon homesteader Frank Walker and onetime Placerita property owner, born in El Centro, Calif. [story]
Cher and grandma
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating missing person Arian Jaquez Otey.
LASD Seeks Help Locating Missing Santa Clarita Man
1851 - San Fernando-San Francisquito-Eliz. Lake Roads become public highways [story]
1978 - Concert scene for "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" filmed at Magic Mountain [story]
College of the Canyons baseball saw eight players recognized with All-Western State Conference (WSC), South Division honors. 
Eight COC Baseball Players Named to All-WSC Team
College of the Canyons softball was represented with four selections to the 2024 All-Western State Conference (WSC), South Division Team. 
Four Lady Cougs Earn All-WSC Softball Honors
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is holding its regular meeting in City Hall's Council Chambers Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m.
May 21: Planning Commission Continues Town Center Public Hearings
The city of Santa Clarita’s Communications division was recently recognized by the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) for their outreach efforts and impactful campaigns across special events, branding and social media presence in 2023.
City Earns State Communications, Outreach Awards
The Memorial Torch Relay Run was established in 1975 to honor the memory of the brave and dedicated peace officers in Los Angeles County who sacrificed their lives in the performance of their duties.
LASD Torch Relay Honors Ryan Clinkunbroomer, Fallen Heroes
Join ARTree Community Arts Center in building a cleaner, greener community by creating a mural made from thousands of recycled bottle caps!
June 1: ARTree Community Arts Center Bottle Cap Mural Project
The California Association of Public Information Officials recognized Kevin Strauss, Communications Manager for the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency with one of CAPIO's highest honors - the 2024 Communicator of the Year - during the 2024 awards dinner on May 14 in Indian Wells.
SCV Water’s Kevin Strauss Named CAPIO’s Communicator of the Year
Santa Clarita-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announced that the company's Lief Cares Donation Program donated 400 jars of Lief Cares Protein Powder nutritional supplements to the Valley Oasis Shelter, which provides services to men, women and children of all ages who are survivors of domestic violence.
Lief Labs’ Nonprofit Program Donates to Domestic Violence Survivors
Get ready Santa Clarita for an unforgettable morning of shopping, entertainment and support!
June 8: Saugus High School Music Program Rummage, Bake Sale
College of the Canyons football student-athlete Joshua Clark knows a thing or two about stepping up.
COC Grad Steps Up After Redshirt Year
The Samuel Dixon Family Health Center is excited to host its second annual Cornhole Tournament Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lucky Luke Brewery.
May 18: Cornhole Tourney Benefiting Samuel Dixon Health Center
Palmdale Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help locating at-risk, missing juvenile, Brianna Covert.
LASD Seeking Help Locating At-Risk, Missing Agua Dulce Teen
The California Department of Transportation has scheduled lane closures on the northbound and southbound State Route 14 between Technology Drive in Palmdale and Avenue A in Lancaster, closing up to three lanes.
Caltrans Announces SR-14 Lane Closures
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is closely monitoring the ongoing multi-state outbreak of ­­H5N1 bird flu in wild birds, poultry and U.S. dairy cows.
L.A. County Monitoring Nationwide Bird Flu Outbreak
The California Department of Motor Vehicles now offers an improved online customer experience that is faster, easier and can be personalized.
DMV Simplifies Online Customer Services
1993 - Dale Poe, 61, developer of Stevenson Ranch, killed in car crash [story]
Stevenson Ranch fountain
The annual Summer Reading Program is back at the Santa Clarita Public Library. This year's theme is "Read, Renew, Repeat." During the seven-week summer program, residents are encouraged to read a variety of books and/or participate in crafts or activities.
Santa Clarita Summer Library Reading Program Seeks Volunteers
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been notified of one case of measles in a non-Los Angeles County resident who traveled to Los Angeles International airport while infectious on May 9.
Public Health Confirms Measles Case in Los Angeles County
Mission Opera is looking for volunteers for front of the house at the performances of the "Merry Widow: Madonna" June 6-8.
Ushers Needed for Mission Opera’s ‘Merry Widow: Madonna’