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1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]


Articles Written By Leon Worden
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

1938 – Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]

Monday, Jul 27, 2015

1876 – 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]

Sunday, Jul 26, 2015

2002 – Hollywood premiere of Disney’s “The Country Bears,” filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]

Friday, Jul 24, 2015

1864 – Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015

1982 – Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of “Twilight Zone: The Movie” [story]

Knight Bill Would Protect 70,000 Acres; Establish St. Francis Dam Monument
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015

U.S. Rep. Steve Knight introduced legislation Wednesday that would place nearly 70,000 acres above Castaic Lake into “wilderness” and declare the St. Francis Dam site in San Francisquito Canyon a national monument. Knight’s HR 3153, the “Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial and Castaic...

Summertime in Santa Clarita Means Rabies

Just when it was starting to look like the incidents of rabies might be more evenly spread around Los Angeles County this summer, the Santa Clarita Valley played catch-up to regain its position as the county’s leading place for rabies, as it has been the last five years or so. The SCV might have less...

2000 – Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]

Saturday, Jul 18, 2015

2009 – Two killed in crash of experimental plane in Sand Canyon [video]

L.A. County Sued Over AV Growth Plan; Covers 20,000 Tejon Homes
Friday, Jul 17, 2015

The environmental group Center for Biological Diversity said it has filed a laswuit to block the implementation of Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley Area Plan, approved by the Board of Supervisors June 16. The equivalent of the “One Valley One Vision” plan for the Santa Clarita Valley,...

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1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]
Approximately 2,000 pounds of trash and debris have been removed from four homeless campsites around Santa Clarita early Monday morning.
Homeless Camp Cleanup Removes Thousands of Pounds of Trash
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a local Special Olympics athlete is representing the U.S. in bowling. Plus, approximately 2,000 pounds of trash has been removed from several homeless camps in our area. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, July 27, 2015
The second quarter of 2015 reflects a $3.8 million reduction in net income in relation to a balance sheet restructuring strategy in which the Bank paid off $153 million in Federal Home Loan Bank advances with an average rate of 3.65% in combination with security sales yielding 2.65%.
Community Bank Posts Earnings, Declares Dividend
On July 23, 2015, the United States of America and Carnival Corp. - which includes Carnival Cruise Line, Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises, and the Holland America Line - entered into a Settlement Agreement resolving an investigation into numerous complaints conducted by the United States under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Justice Dept., Carnival-Princess-Holland America Settle ADA Complaints
In the coming weeks, the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host three events for book lovers of all ages, including a bag sale and two free author events.
City Libraries to Host Book Bag Sale, 2 Author Events
A male youth from the South Bay area with no prior medical history was hospitalized for WNV disease mid-July. The patient is recovering at home.
Confirmed: County’s First Human Case of West Nile Virus This Year
The Canyon Country Community Center is offering community members an exciting summer excursion to the Ventura Harbor Village and Harbor Cove Beach happening this Saturday, Aug. 1.
Aug. 1: Join CC Community Center Outing to Ventura Harbor
The next step in the "sidewalk gap closure" project will include improvements along the south side of Soledad Canyon Road between River Circle Drive and Miss Grace Drive. The project is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2016.
Gap Closure: City Steps In Where Sidewalks Aren’t
Local residents are encouraged to provide input on the City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Hazard Mitigation Survey, which will help city officials identify, evaluate and assess ways to lessen the impact of damage during natural disasters.
Survey: What Worries You About the Next Disaster?
This week's events and activities from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
This Week at the SCV Chamber (7-27-2015)
Mission Valley Bancorp announced the company’s year to date net income of $1,246,000 for the period ended June 30, 2015 – the strongest second quarter in the history of the company.
Mission Valley Bank Reports Best-ever 2nd Quarter
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies are searching for two men who allegedly robbed a check cashing business in Newhall on Monday afternoon.
Two Men Hold up Check-Cashing Business
Covered California announced its rates for 2016 and unveiled which health insurance companies will be offering plans through the marketplace. The statewide weighted average increase will be 4 percent.
Covered California Announces 4% Rate Increase for 2016
A Santa Clarita business owner is facing multiple counts of sexual assault charges after he allegedly assaulted female clients in the Torrance and Santa Clarita areas while posing as a Swami.
SCV Merchant Posing as Swami Charged with Sexual Assault
A recent canvassing of Valencia Water Co.'s service territory found very few cases of water waste or violations of state and local water restriction rules, the company reported.
Drought Inspection: Most Valencia Water Customers Complying
A man suffered serious injuries Monday morning in a traffic collision in the 17000 block of Sierra Highway, in front of the College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus.
Driver Critically Injured in Crash Near COC-East
In an effort to crack down on cities and states that ignore federal immigration law, the House passed bipartisan legislation Friday to encourage cooperation between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
House Passes Bill to Defund Sanctuary States, Cities
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
I don’t get it. Gas is cheaper in Hawaii - a state without any oil production and one refinery - than it is in California, a state that exports oil and with a lot of refinery capacity. We’ve all heard the reasons: refinery fire, summer blend, lack of oil imports, higher taxes, too much demand and too little demand. Are we tired of these explanations? Just what do they explain?
What Gives at the Pump?
Lead plaintiff Christy O'Donnell of Santa Clarita and other gravely ill plaintiffs vowed to appeal a judge's dismissal of their suit asserting the California constitution and existing state law allow terminally ill adults the option of death with dignity, also known as medical aid in dying.
Valencia Mom at Center of Death-with-Dignity Suit Vows to Appeal
Landmines continue to be a problem all over the world, especially is developing countries. In Africa alone, there were more than 18,000 casualties between 1999 and 2013. A Belgian named Bart Weetjens has come up with a clever solution that actually works.
Oh, Rats
2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
The City of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall.
Aug. 5: Give Blood at City Hall, Get Prizes