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1962 - Valleywide brush fire consumes Gene Autry's Melody Ranch movie town in Placerita Canyon [story]


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June 26-Aug. 28: Summer Evening Movies Outdoors at Hart Park
Friday, Jun 12, 2015

This summer, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Hart Park are inviting the community to several outdoor, fun-filled movies in the park. Park visitors can choose among five outstanding family-friendly movies, and the admission is FREE. Bring your blankets,...

County Probation Gets $300K to Monitor High-risk DUI Offenders
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014

Felony and repeat misdemeanor DUI offenders are over represented in traffic crashes involving alcohol and other drugs, often with tragic results.  A $300,0000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to the Los Angeles County Probation Department will be making sure that these worst-of-the-worst...

SCV Firm Establishes Office in Valencia for Cannabis Division
Monday, Feb 10, 2014

[USEI] – USEI Cannabis is pleased to announce Monday that the Company is continuing its development efforts and making significant progress in executing its business plan. According to Anthony Miller, CEO, “USEI Cannabis, our subsidiary, is making significant progress toward establishing...

SCV Native, Resident Named Santa Paula Police Chief
Friday, Jul 26, 2013

Chief Steven McLean Steven McLean, an officer who worked his way up through the ranks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after overcoming personal challenges, has been appointed Santa Paula’s 14th Chief of Police. McLean, 57, a native of Canyon Country  and resident of Stevenson Ranch,...

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AMG & Associates Inc., an award-winning construction company headquartered in Santa Clarita — most recently named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 — begins work on three new construction projects that will benefit communities across California.
SCV-Based Construction Firm At Work Across California
The federal Bureau of Land Management hand-delivered a formal document to Cemex officials on Friday which terminated two 10-year contracts to mine in Soledad Canyon. A suspect who allegedly shot a man in Canyon Country on Friday morning is still at large. The cause of the Warm Fire which burned about 300 acres in Castaic has been determined as arson.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday August 28, 2015
Certain streets in Santa Clarita will be affected for the week of August 31, 2015, for the Santa Clarita Annual Slurry Seal & Overlay Project. During this time, please make sure to read all posted parking signs as dates are subject to change.
Santa Clarita Road Repaving Sched., Week of Aug. 31
From Wednesday, Sept. 2, to Friday, Sept. 4, Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail will be subject to closures from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for slurry seal resurfacing.
Sept. 2-4: Chuck Pontius Trail Set to Be Resurfaced
Discover little known facts about the ship, her crew, her builders, and her tragic demise when local author Bill Blowers explains the “story” behind his novel, "Dangerous Betrayal – the Vendetta That Sank Titanic," and signs books at the SCV Senior Center.
Sept. 10: Meet Local Author of New Titanic Book
The Bureau of Land Management hand-delivered a formal document to a representative of the Cemex Corp. on Friday, terminating Cemex’s two 10-year contracts to mine in Soledad Canyon. The termination document cited non-performance by Cemex.
FEDS CANCEL CEMEX SOLEDAD MINING CONTRACT
Sierra Vista Junior High School home economics teacher Doris Fossen has been chosen by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences as its Teacher of the Year for the State of California.
National Home Economics Assn. Honors Sierra Vista Teacher
A man was transported to the hospital Friday morning after crashing into a power pole near the New Apostolic Church on Bouquet Canyon Road.
Pickup Truck Takes Out Power Pole on Bouquet
The Warm Fire in Castaic that burned about 300 acres was the result of arson, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s investigators.
Fire at Abandoned Rehab Facility Was Deliberately Set, Officials Say
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are searching for a suspect who apparently shot a man in Canyon Country.
Canyon Country Man Reportedly Shot by Known Assailant
Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s AB 240 which would allow recipients of special recognition military license plates free entrance to all California State Parks was killed in Senate Appropriations Committee.
Wilk’s Free ‘Park’-ing Bill for Military Veterans Dies in Senate
U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer came out in support of two major climate and clean energy bills that are before the state Legislature, SB 32 and SB 350, and sent an open letter to members of the California State Assembly.
Feinstein, Boxer Endorse Pavley’s Climate Bills
The temporary structures – consisting of several steel sheets approximately 40 feet by 40 feet and 12 feet deep - will hold back the sand at the bottom of the river while the contractors excavate approximately 12 feet into the riverbed. This will allow for the installation of structural supports for the future viaduct.
High-Speed Rail: Cofferdams Installed in Fresno
Hurricane Katrina hit the American Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, causing initial destruction from Texas to Florida. It wreaked such damage over such a large area that it changed the way the U.S. government responds to disasters.
Remembering Katrina a Decade Later
Castaic and Val Verde: Zone 2 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the Week of 8/17/2015 to 8/23/2015
Castaic Blotter: Cigs, Paintball Guns Stolen in Smash-n-Grab Burglaries
Bill Clinton is undeniably a master politician. He simply picked up the phone and urged Trump to run. Clinton played the egotistical Trump like his saxophone. Clinton knew Trump’s immeasurably narcissistic, pompous self-image couldn’t resist the ostensible compliment. It worked. Who’s Trump attacking? Not Hillary.
The Art of the Deal
1962 - Valleywide brush fire consumes Gene Autry's Melody Ranch movie town in Placerita Canyon [story]
Long before there were college and university-level a cappella singing groups like you would hear and see in the movie, “Pitch Perfect,” the SPEBSQSA was formed. It was from an era without radios or TV. Nothing was amplified, either. Just the power of the voice.
Men of Harmony
Seth Boyden, a 2015 graduate of California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, has been named a winner of a Student Academy Award for his short film, "An Object at Rest."
CalArts Grad Wins Student Academy Award
The family-friendly event is free and includes fun activities for all ages, a giant water slide, a rock-climbing wall, door prizes, games, free hot dogs and other food, as well as a DJ.
Aug. 30: Block Party at Valencia United Methodist
Copper Hill Drive will experience lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from now through Thursday, September 3, 2015, for the annual Slurry Seal Resurfacing Project.
Lane Closures on Copper Hill for Resurfacing Thru Next Week
Up for approval by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday: Ordinance amending the water pipeline franchise granted to Valencia Water Company to extend the term of the franchise to December 31, 2018, clarify the exclusion on the transportation of hazardous substances or hazardous waste, expand the franchise area southerly boundary and make other minor changes to clarify certain provisions in the ordinance.
Ordinance Extends Pipeline Franchise, Expands Valencia Water Co. Boundary
A suspect has been detained after a tense standoff with Sheriffs, plus the Cities Drug Symposium educates locals on the dangers of pot, and a local teen scores big at the Taekwondo Championship in Korea, plus weather & entertainment.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, August 27, 2015
The proposed ordinance applies to “all privately owned real property located within the unincorporated territory of the county” except when a construction or demolition permit has already been issued prior to adoption of the ordinance. Generally, a property would be eligible for historic landmark status if it is more than 50 years old and meets one or more of the following criteria: Is associated with significant historical events; is associated with the lives of historically significant persons; embodies a distinctive architectural style or represents the work of an important designer; is likely to yield important historical information; is eligible for listing in the state or national register; is one of the largest or oldest trees in the county; or is a natural feature that is tied to an important person, event or place. Properties less than 50 years old can be eligible if they’re especially significant.
County Historic Preservation Ordinance Ready for Adoption