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1906 - L.A. County accepts Mr. H.C. Register's bid to build (Old) Newhall Jail for $2,237 [story]


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Jan. 20: Flash Flood Warning In Effect for SCV
Friday, Jan 20, 2017

A flash flood warning has been issued for the Santa Clarita Valley. Residents living in recent burn areas, especially the Sand Fire burn area, take precautions to avoid mudslides and flooding. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall rates may...

Pilot Killed in Lake Hughes Plane Crash
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau officials are reporting plane crash wreckage found in the mountains near Lake Hughes. The crash was found in a “pretty desolate area,” said Lt. James Duran of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Another...

Planning Commission, City Staff to Tour Sand Canyon Plaza Project Site
Monday, Jan 16, 2017

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission and city staff are expected to tour the site for the Sand Canyon Plaza project on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Below is the agenda report:

Planning Commission to Consider Demolition of Best Western Hotel

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will be asked to consider the demolition of a Best Western Hotel in Valencia that would allow for the construction two new hotels. Below is the agenda item that will be reviewed on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

Council Appoints New, Returning Commissioners
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Santa Clarita City Council members appointed nine people to five commissions during their meeting Tuesday evening. Twenty-nine people submitted applications for the Arts Commission; Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Commission; Planning Commission; Open Space Preservation District Financial...

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Review ‘Lexi’ Case
Monday, Jan 9, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court reported Monday that it will not hear the case involving a former Santa Clarita child with Native American ancestry who was removed from a foster home in Saugus and placed with relatives in Utah. The decision puts an end to the legal tug-of-war over 6-year-old “Lexi,”...

Jan. 4: Bouquet Canyon Road Closing for Weekend Storm
Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017

Los Angeles County Public Works officials will be closing parts of Bouquet Canyon Road due to a storm beginning Wednesday, January 4 and continuing through a second storm beginning Saturday, January 10. Once both storms pass, the road will be inspected and reopened if safe. The closure will span between...

Dec. 23: Bouquet Canyon Road Closed at Noon
Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Bouquet Canyon Road will be closed on Friday, December 23 at 12 p.m. in anticipation of an overnight storm. “The closure is expected to be overnight for the duration of the storm,” said Los Angeles County Public Works spokesperson Steven Frasher. “The road will be inspected and if...

CHP Responds to Jack-Knifed Big Rig

California Highway Patrol officers responded to 911 calls Thursday morning about a traffic collision involving a jack-knifed big rig. The report came in around 9:52 a.m. about diesel fuel, or another substance, in one lane, according to CHP officials. Another report came in about multiple vehicles that...

Rock Slide In Agua Dulce Prompts Closure of Soledad Canyon Road.
Monday, Dec 19, 2016

Two rock slides on Soledad Canyon Road, east of Agua Dulce Canyon Road, have prompted California Highway Patrol officers to close the road while the debris is removed. Several 911 calls were received by CHP on Monday around 10 a.m. The rock slides happened on Los Angeles County territory roads. Although...

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The Santa Colorita 5k Fun-Run on February 25, 2017 at Castaic Lake Recreation Center in Castaic, CA, produced by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce includes for the third time the “Skip for Jack!” event for young children.
Colorita Run to Feature Tribute to Children with Deadly Pediatric Brain Cancer
A large storm system swept through Los Angeles County beginning on February 17, causing damage to homes, properties and businesses. The County requests for residents and business owners impacted by the storm to take action by reporting damages to their homes and businesses by completing a damage assessment survey.
L.A. County Residents Asked to Report Storm Related Damages
Come join Newhall CHP this Tuesday, February 21 for another round of Coffee with a Cop.
Feb. 21: Have Coffee with CHP Newhall Officers
Newhall Crime Report: Week of 02/06/17- 02/12/17
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Commercial Burglary in Newhall
Stevenson Ranch: Crime and Public Safety Report for the Week of 2/06/17 to 2/12/17
Crime Blotter: Vehicle Burglary, Robbery/Kidnapping in Stevenson Ranch
1906 - L.A. County accepts Mr. H.C. Register's bid to build (Old) Newhall Jail for $2,237 [story]
1936 - Ida Evans, widow of Newhall First Presbyterian Rev. Wolcott Evans, dies at 71 [story]
1955 - Actor and nightclub owner Ace Cain incorporates the Rocky Springs Country Club in Sand Canyon [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, one of the season's biggest storms hits SCV. Plus, see how SkyBlue Mesa students are making friends. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 17, 2017
Representative Steve Knight, CA-25, reintroduced a bill on Thursday that would help veterans recover from post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), chronic pain, and opiate addiction.
Knight Reintroduces No Hero Left Untreated Act
Rep. Steve Knight, CA-25, cosponsored a bill introduced this week that would prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage to individuals based on a pre-existing medical condition in the event that portions of the Affordable Care Act are repealed.
Knight Cosponsors Bill to Protect People with Pre-existing Medical Conditions
Friday's storm is pushing strong winds through the valley at gusts estimated between 50 and 80 MPH. There are multiple power lines down in Newhall and Canyon Country near Newhall Avenue, Walnut Street, Deeptree Avenue, Apple Street and Canerwell Street. If you see downed power lines stay away and call 9-1-1.
Downed Power Lines Reported in Newhall, Canyon Country
Over the next few hours, the rainfall intensity is expected to increase. Stay away from washes and rivers and avoid driving through canyons, where there is a high possibility of rock and debris flows.
Flash Flood Advisory, High Wind Warnings Still in Effect
Friday, Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, issued a statement on the introduction of Senate Bill 634, a measure which will establish a new water district in the Santa Clarita area.
Wilk Introduces Valley-Wide Water Sustainability Plan
The Master's University had visiting Vanguard right where it wanted Thursday afternoon with the GSAC's best pitching staff protecting a two-run lead after six innings.
Vanguard Nine Rallies Past Mustangs
The Master’s University women’s basketball team beat William Jessup University 70-47 Thursday evening on Bross Court.
Lady Mustangs Basketball Trample Warriors
The Master’s University men’s basketball team’s outstanding 2016-17 campaign continued Thursday night with the 18th-ranked Mustangs beating the William Jessup University Warriors 103-93 on Bross Court.
Mustangs Men’s Basketball Outlast Warriors
Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the Eastern District of New York in Darweesh v. Trump, a case involving two visa holders who were detained by officers and denied entry at John F. Kennedy International Airport due to the Trump Administration’s travel ban despite having demonstrated considerable loyalty to the United States.
A.G. Becerra Joins in on Amicus Brief in Darweesh v. Trump Case
America’s Job Center of California invites resident to connect with new employers, find a new career path or get back into the workforce by attending the Hiring Fest on Friday, February 24, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the College of the Canyons University Center, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Hiring Fest Held by America’s Job Center to Help Residents Find Jobs
The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, will kick off its 2017 March through October season on Thursday, March 2, 2017 with a fresh lineup of events on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Thursdays@Newhall is Back for 2017 Season
With the series of winter storms forecast throughout Los Angeles County and the storm currently hitting the Santa Clarita Valley, Los Angeles County residents are encouraged to continue being vigilant of in watching out for flooding, mudslides, and to be aware of any issues that may occur because of the storm. L.A. County officials are offering more tips to ensure the safety of L.A. County residents.
General Safety, Motorist Safety in Light of Heavy Storms
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with The Friends of Hart Park, presents its “Sixth Annual Artisan Row Home Arts and Crafts Show,” with both handmade and commercial art and crafts.
May 20-21: Sixth Annual Artisan Row Home Arts and Crafts Show
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds eligible Los Angeles County voters that the deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, February 21. Consolidated Municipal and Special Elections take place on March 7, 2017.
L.A. County Voters Need to Register to Vote by February 21
Various city of Santa Clarita facilities will be closed in observance of President's Day on February 20.
City of Santa Clarita President’s Day Hours
Princess Cruises, the number 1 cruise line in Alaska, announced today that Island Princess will be the fourth cruise ship to feature the Ocean Medallion™, debuting May 16, 2018 for the Alaska season.
Princess Cruises Announces Fourth Ship to Debut Medallion Class Ocean Vacations
Learn about SCVi Charter school during a public informational evening that will give an overview of SCVi's Upper Charter School program.
Feb. 22: Public Informational Evening on SCVi’s Upper Charter School Program
A number of women have recently commented to me, wondering what the women’s marches are all about, especially here in America, the most privileged place on Earth. We’re told it’s about women’s rights and apparently not having enough of them, whatever that means in this day in age.
Women Who Can’t March | Commentary by Betty Arenson
1949 - Short-lived oil drilling operation on Newhall's Arcadia Street ends [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a major storm is coming -- what you need to know. Plus, Hart District students get a lesson in dining. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Castaic Union School District board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. for closed session and 6:30 p.m. for open session in the Board Room at the CUSD District Office. Agenda topics includes school awards, the retirement of Dr. Victor Torres and public hearings.
Feb. 16: CUSD Board Meeting
A major storm is headed to the Santa Clarita Valley and the Southland, bringing concerns of flooding, mudslides, and putting residents in the Sand Fire on high alert.
Rainstorm On its Way to SCV, Projected to Begin Thursday Night
Jack’s Angels Foundation, a local charitable organization devoted to advocacy and research for DIPG, is celebrating the National DIPG Awareness Resolution introduced by Congressman Steve Knight, R-CA-25, in January in the US House of Representatives, H.Res.69.
Jack’s Angels Foundation Celebrates Knight’s National DIPG Awareness Resolution
A workshop to help participants establish a career strategy, network, create a resume, and finesse an interview is scheduled for the February LifeForward workshop hosted by Zonta Club of SCV.
Feb. 18: Zonta Club of SCV Hosts February LifeForward Workshop
College of the Canyons extended its winning streak to five games with a 6-3 road win vs. Allan Hancock College on Wednesday.
Canyons Wins Fifth Straight 6-3 vs. Allan Hancock
No. 13 College of the Canyons posted a pair of dominant shutout wins on Wednesday, blanking San Diego Mesa College 8-0 in both contests of a doubleheader to improve to 5-0 on the season.
No. 13 Canyons Sweeps Doubleheader from San Diego Mesa
On February 16, Weingart Gallery at Occidental College hosts an opening reception for Waabanishimo: Miigaadan (She Dances Till Daylight: Fight It), the first solo show by visual artist and CalArts alumna Eve-Lauryn LaFountain (Art-Film/Video MFA 14).
Eve-Lauryn LaFountain’s First Solo Exhibit at Occidental College