A handful of reported thefts stemming from meetups arranged online have Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies warning residents who are looking to sell online through popular social media sites like Facebook or online classifieds such as CraigsList. A Palmdale man looking to sell an expensive camera met a man he assumed was a Valencia resident in front of what he thought was the presumed buyer’s home on the 23500 block of Via Barra on Wednesday. The suspect walked up on foot, telling the victim he was just finishing a jog around the neighborhood, according to Sheriff’s Station reports.
A Los Angeles County judge might have paved the way for a last-minute run at a fifth term by Santa Clarita City Councilman Frank Ferry. Due to Santa Clarita’s term limits on City Council seats, Ferry said he was planning to move on to a new career earlier this year. He stepped down from his post as principal of Alemany High School in February. Santa Clarita City Councilman Frank FerryHowever, Ferry’s reaction to Judge Henry Nussbaum’s late Monday afternoon ruling seemed to indicate Ferry is inclined to put post-council plans on hold.
Santa Clarita City Council race is less than 10 days away, candidates have filed their last campaign disclosures before voters hit the ballots and nearly 7,000 votes have been cast. In the last three City Council elections, votes by mail report have shown a turnout of about 2-to-1 in favor of mail-in or absentee ballots for Santa Clarita. In 2012, slightly more than 11,600 of the 15,390 votes cast were sent by mail. Only 3,783 votes were cast at the polls on election day. Absentee or mail-in ballots may be submitted up until the close of polls on election day, said Susan Caputo, assistant city clerk, noting that 6,888 ballots already have been received.
Santa Clarita officials are teaming up with Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies to present two workshops for parents at City Hall in April, one on teen drug issues, and another on social media
Circle of Hope, a Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit supporting breast cancer survivors and their families, is hosting its 10th annual Run/Walk For Their Lives on April 5 at Castaic Lake’s Lower Lagoon. Circle of Hope’s purpose is to provide financial, emotional and educational support for breast cancer patients and their families. And while popular Santa Clarita Valley events like Vine 2 Wine and the run/walk are a big part of their success, the real story is the people behind these events, said Ray Tippet, executive director for Circle of Hope.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials are trying to raise awareness and cut down on crimes of opportunity throughout Santa Clarita and the unincorporated areas with new crime prevention notices.
The 2014 Home and Garden Show and Emergency Expo is set to bring information, fun and training to the Valencia Hyatt on Saturday and Sunday. The 2014 Home and Garden Show and Emergency Expo will offer dozens of displays, exhibits and teaching moments at the Valencia Hyatt in Santa Clarita on Saturday and Sunday. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials will be a big part of the learning, with several opportunities to meet Santa Clarita Valley firefighters, and plans for a donation from Mini of Valencia expected to bring a “Jaws of Life” exhibit. County firefighters Fire Stations 126 and 150, as well as a paramedics squad from Station 111 on Bouquet Canyon and Seco Canyon roads will be available for residents to meet and ask questions, said Stephanie English, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.