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Santa Clarita Valley

    Santa Clarita Teen Gets 45 Days, Serves 3 For Theft Charges

    A Santa Clarita teen received a 45-day jail sentence for petty theft Friday, after requesting a trial on two charges for a Walmart burglary and losing the case. Joseph Munoz, 19, of Canyon Country, was accused of going into the Walmart on Carl Boyer Drive with the intent to steal. “He was found guilty on two counts -- petty theft and second degree commercial burglary,” said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. “Both (charges) are misdemeanors, and in both, the victim is Walmart.”

    Santa Clarita Valley Suicides Prompt Discussion Of Mental Health Resources

    Editor’s Note: The media, in general, does not report on suicides or details because studies have shown media coverage tends to increase “copycat” attempts. The details from the reports describing the cause or manner of death have been withheld as a result. We write this story only in an effort to raise awareness and dialogue about the resources available in our community. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a second suspected public suicide in a 24-hour period Monday, the third in as many weeks. The No. 1 cause of suicide is untreated depression, according to In the Santa Clarita Valley, several organizations offer services for those who might be suffering from depression. Information regarding phone numbers and agencies to call for help are available at the bottom of this story.

    Sober Living Facility Upsets Happy Valley Neighbors

    A group of Happy Valley residents upset over a business that recently opened in their residential neighborhood brought concerns Tuesday to Santa Clarita City Council members. One of the business’s co-owners said he’s done everything he can to respect the neighbors and their concerns, and his sober living facility is operating within the confines of the law. Santa Clarita officials issued a notice of violation Tuesday regarding a city ordinance regulating how many tenants are in the home.

    Santa Clarita Representative Sponsors And Passes Three Bills Through Senate

    A Santa Clarita Valley representative sponsored three bills that passed through the state Senate this week, including a wiretap bill, an effort to increase transparency and the first-ever attempt to protect groundwater supplies.

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    Santa Clarita Valley Deputies To Host DUI Checkpoint Friday

    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are hosting a pair of DUI checkpoints Friday night

    Santa Clarita Valley Detectives Seek Help With ID Theft Suspect

    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of using identity theft to steal tens of thousands of dollars, officials said Wednesday.

    Val Verde Man Arraigned On Theft, Vandalism Charges

    A Val Verde man accused of several burglaries, including a “hot prowl,” was charged with five counts related to theft and vandalism in Val Verde, according to court documents.

    Suspected Canyon Country Gang Member Gets 7 Years For Stabbing

    A suspected Canyon Country gang member received seven years in state prison after admitting to attacking a man outside the Canyon Crest apartment complex in Newhall, an official said Wednesday.

    Anaheim Man Charged, Alleged Sexual Relationship With Santa Clarita Teen

    Special Victims Bureau detectives suspect an Anaheim man engaged in a yearlong relationship with a Santa Clarita teen whom he met through Kik, a popular messenger app

    Assembly Passes SB 1263 To Limit Charter School Approvals

    California Assembly members approved SB 1263 Tuesday, a Santa Clarita Valley bill targeting a local school district’s proliferation of charter school approvals.