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1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
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Sheriff Detectives Ask Public to Help Identify Theft Suspects
Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives need the public’s help in identifying suspects who have committed a theft from an elderly victim in Santa Clarita. The investigation remains ongoing and information is limited, however anyone with additional information is asked to contact...

SCV Sheriff’s Station Urges Residents to Remain Vigilant Amid String of Thefts
Monday, Mar 6, 2023

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has been receiving reports of several thefts in which the victim’s jewelry was stolen while being distracted. These thieves often come in pairs and are primarily targeting elderly residents. Thieves will approach their potential victim and distract...

Detectives Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspects
Thursday, Oct 27, 2022

Detectives with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station need your help in identifying theft suspects. At approximately 1:50 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2022, the suspects pictured used a victim’s stolen credit cards at numerous locations. The suspects are described as a female Hispanic and male White,...

SCV Deputies, Detectives Make Arrests in Retail Theft Crackdown
Monday, Apr 29, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives and deputies made several arrests for a variety of misdemeanors and felonies during a crackdown on retail theft in the SCV on Thursday. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media: “Detectives and deputies partnered up,...

Napping Couple Nabbed in Castaic on Vandalism, Drug Charges
Friday, Mar 22, 2019

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested an unidentified couple in Castaic on felony vandalism and misdemeanor drug and theft charges on Wednesday, station officials reported Friday. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media: “On Wednesday,...

Deputies Warn of Rise in Catalytic Converter Thefts from Prius Cars
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

SCV Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Unit deputies and station detectives have noted an increase in the thefts of catalytic converters from cars in Santa Clarita Valley. The favored target of thieves has been the Toyota Prius (2005-2009). If a catalytic converter is stolen, it can be a very costly part...

Deputies Nab Theft Suspect; Remind Residents of Safe Exchange Zones
Thursday, Jun 28, 2018

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives, along with the Special Assignment Team, assisted with the arrest of a suspect who stole a cellphone during an exchange through a social media forum. The following is from the station’s Facebook page: On Monday, June 25, at approximately 5:35...

Man Booked for Alleged Theft, Forgery in Stevenson Ranch
Monday, Jan 22, 2018

A 38-year-old man was arrested on charges including theft and forgery in Stevenson Ranch early Thursday morning. Here’s the story from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s official social media, posted Friday night: Our deputies were proactively patrolling business parking lots...

Crime Blotter: Vehicle Burglary, Grand Theft, Assault in Newhall
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017

Here is the Newhall (Zone 6) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of 10/16/17 to 10/22/17: 10/16/17, Monday Burglary – 23200 block Maple St., Newhall Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s locked shed and stole tools. Vehicle Burglary – 23200 block Agramonte Dr., Newhall Person(s)...

SC Deputies Arrest 3, Recover Stolen Property in Kern County
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

From the Facebook Page of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station: Trip into Kern County by SCV Station Detectives leads to three arrests and the recovery of stolen property. Eleven members of the SCV Station Detective Bureau and the Special Assignment Team, traveled to California City Wednesday...

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1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
old telephone
After meeting in closed session on Wednesday, July 10, the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees announced its unanimous decision to place Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook on administrative leave, effective Monday, July 15.
Dianne Van Hook Placed on Administrative Leave
Santa Clarita is known, not only for its scenic open spaces and family-friendly community, but also for its commitment to nurturing the arts and fostering a thriving, dynamic environment where creativity can flourish.
Bill Miranda | Creativity in Every Corner
Join the Valley Industry Association Friday, Aug. 2, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where an update on the Valencia Town Center will be presented.
Aug. 2: VIA Hosting Valencia Town Center Update
Calling all dog lovers! The 2024 Santa Clarita Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's announced its search for a dog mascot.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Announces Dog Mascot Contest
Sagittarius Ponderosa, written by MJ Kaufman and directed by Skylar Reede, will begin its run at The MAIN beginning Aug. 23 to Sept. 1.
‘Sagittarius Ponderosa’ Coming to The MAIN
Nicole Miller was recently awarded Zontian of the Year 2024 at Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley’s Installation of Officers.
Nicole Miller Named 2024 Zontian of the Year
Have you ever wanted to paint the surface of an ice rink? Now’s your chance!
Register Now for The Cube’s ‘Paint the Ice’ Event
The number of young people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County is steadily persisting, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are tackling the problem head on.  
Supes Boost Housing Support for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
2007 - Moore's sub sandwich shop, abandoned 2 years earlier, demolished as derelict building; now partially Newhall roundabout [story]
Moores sub shop
Premier Theatrical Productions have announced a limited engagement of the critically acclaimed musical, “The Lincolns of Springfield,” at the Colony Theater in the Burbank Town Center.
July 12-14: ‘The Lincolns of Springfield’ at Colony Theatre
Interested in learning more about the quality of water in the Santa Clarita Valley? Don’t miss an opportunity to engage with an SCV Water expert and dive deeper into a crucial topic during the upcoming “Water Matters” webinar: Exploring the 2024 Consumer Confidence Report and Addressing Water Quality in the SCV.
July 24: ‘Water Matters’ Webinar to Explore Water Quality in SCV
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:
Ocean Water Warning for July 10
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Home Depot will pay $750,000 to settle a civil lawsuit alleging violation of a state law mandating cash redemption for gift cards under $10.
Home Depot Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit
Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families and now offers two virtual ways for individuals and/or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
July 18: Children’s Bureau hosts Latest Foster Orientation
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is saddened by the death Wednesday morning of “Watashne,” a 20-year-old bison under its care at William S. Hart Regional Park.
County Parks Grieves Passing of Watashne a Bison at Hart Regional Park
Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit, The New Way, announces its 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hoops For Hart a fundraiser to support the 1,000+ homeless students in the William S. Hart School District.
Aug. 11: Hoops for Hart 3-on-3 Basketball Fundraiser
SCV Water Agency will be holding their next regular board meeting next Tuesday on July 16.
July 16: Regular Meeting of SCV Water Board
Caltrans announces the northbound Interstate 5  will be reduced to one or two lanes from Lake Hughes Road to two miles north of Templin Highway (near the Whitaker Sand Shed) north of Castaic overnights Monday through Friday through July 19 for paving.
NB I-5 Lanes to be Reduced Overnights in Castaic
Leaders from various powerful unions gathered by the clock tower at the Palmdale Transportation Center to celebrate a big milestone for the multimillion High Desert Corridor High Speed Rail Project. 
Landmark Agreements Signed for High Speed Rail Project in Palmdale
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced its second Annual Black Business Month Celebration in honor of Black Business Month.
Aug. 7: SCV Chamber to Host Second Annual Black Business Month Celebration
As the new school year approaches, the California Department of Public Health urges children, teens, and adults to get recommended and required vaccines.  
Students Urged to Get Routine Vaccines Ahead of New School Year
1981 - Gov. Jerry Brown authorizes use of malathion to eradicate medflies; aerial spraying begins [story]
helicopter spraying malathion
A Grand Opening ribbon cutting will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 at noon by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce at Wild Fork.
Aug. 8: Grand Opening at Wild Fork