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elephant-bar-restaurant-valencia-close-thursday-after-13-years-4[KHTS] – After nearly 13 years in the Santa Clarita Valley, the Elephant Bar Restaurant on McBean Parkway will close Thursday because there is “not enough traffic to sustain the business,” a spokeswoman for the company confirmed Monday.

The restaurant, which serves a wide range of cocktails, American fare and Asian fusion dishes, has 66 employees.

“We’re doing our best to accommodate the (employees) who’ve expressed interest in working in another one of our restaurants,” said Leslie Liberatore, spokeswoman for Elephant Bar.

Employees at the Valencia location were only given four days notice that the store was closing, said a waitress who would not give her name for fear of retribution.

Other local Elephant Bar restaurants in Burbank, Northridge and Simi Valley are also closing, Liberatore said.

These are among several closures across the country, according the the Elephant Bar Facebook page. Page administrators confirmed that locations in Stockton, Modesto and Rancho Bernardo would be closing.

For more information about the Valencia location or to visit them before they close, call 661-799-8640.

 

 

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319 Comments

  1. Ashley Rupp Ashley Rupp says:

    Lifetime of memories, Le sigh

  2. Ashley Rupp Ashley Rupp says:

    Lifetime of memories, Le sigh

  3. Kyle James Kyle James says:

    I remember getting kicked out of there when someone in my party decided to dance on the table. Good times. RIP.

  4. Kyle James Kyle James says:

    I remember getting kicked out of there when someone in my party decided to dance on the table. Good times. RIP.

  5. Shane Greedy Shane Greedy says:

    Sucks! Good times in that place when they first opened up!

  6. Shane Greedy Shane Greedy says:

    Sucks! Good times in that place when they first opened up!

  7. That place was cool to go to for a few years but then the bad food put an end to that.

  8. That place was cool to go to for a few years but then the bad food put an end to that.

  9. !!!YAY!!! It was always terrible!

  10. !!!YAY!!! It was always terrible!

  11. yaayyy time for something better!

  12. yaayyy time for something better!

  13. Their food is disgusting

  14. Their food is disgusting

  15. Elephant Bar in general needs a new menu

  16. Elephant Bar in general needs a new menu

  17. Yay?? People are losing their jobs!! Have some respect!!!

    • I AGREE WITH YOU 100%….we were talking to our waitress and she just got told yesterday she is getting laid off and she just graduated college and has tons of bills to pay, and now has no job to pay it. :( I really wish the employees well…went there today and they all had such a great attitude even though they knew what was coming in the next few days.

  18. Yay?? People are losing their jobs!! Have some respect!!!

    • I AGREE WITH YOU 100%….we were talking to our waitress and she just got told yesterday she is getting laid off and she just graduated college and has tons of bills to pay, and now has no job to pay it. :( I really wish the employees well…went there today and they all had such a great attitude even though they knew what was coming in the next few days.

    • I agree with you as well. My sister is a host there and just had a newborn baby she has to support. It’s terrible to see people so excited about the fear and pain of others.

    • Becca Lynn Becca Lynn says:

      i have 2 kids, they gave us 3 day notice, really screwed us over :(

  19. Elephant bar is gross food! And horrible service once took me over hour to get bill there after asking over and over for it. Not suprised they are closing

  20. Elephant bar is gross food! And horrible service once took me over hour to get bill there after asking over and over for it. Not suprised they are closing

  21. Kyle James Kyle James says:

    I think Tiny Naylor’s or Tips should take over the location.

  22. Kyle James Kyle James says:

    I think Tiny Naylor’s or Tips should take over the location.

  23. msc545 says:

    I suspect this is probably related to the high prices and poor quality of the food…

  24. They used to be busy, I like this place but they have made allot of changes that I think people did not like.But I am bummed it is going.

  25. They used to be busy, I like this place but they have made allot of changes that I think people did not like.But I am bummed it is going.

  26. Ben Stroba Ben Stroba says:

    Come on Buffalo Wild Wings !!!!

  27. Ben Stroba Ben Stroba says:

    Come on Buffalo Wild Wings !!!!

  28. I love this restaurant

  29. I love this restaurant

  30. Kim Leon Kim Leon says:

    How sad. We’ve always had good, friendly service and enjoyed the food. Best wishes to the employees.

    • it really is sad…the employees were barely given any notice…they were just told yesterday that they close thursday…today my waitress was EXCELLENT, and she told us why they were closing, plus my mom called the headquarters and they in a roundabout way said what was going on…

  31. Kim Leon Kim Leon says:

    How sad. We’ve always had good, friendly service and enjoyed the food. Best wishes to the employees.

  32. Steve Reich Steve Reich says:

    It was overrated food. It didn’t know what it wanted to serve. I feel bad for the people losing their jobs

  33. Steve Reich Steve Reich says:

    It was overrated food. It didn’t know what it wanted to serve. I feel bad for the people losing their jobs

  34. Finally someone make it better

  35. Finally someone make it better

  36. Yahhhh! I hope something better goes in there!!

  37. Yahhhh! I hope something better goes in there!!

  38. I love their food and service! I never had a problem! It will be interesting to see what takes its place

  39. I love their food and service! I never had a problem! It will be interesting to see what takes its place

  40. Brandon Haynes oh no! No more buffalo chicken.

  41. Brandon Haynes oh no! No more buffalo chicken.

  42. John Fortman John Fortman says:

    I think we should find another huge chain that serves boring food, in enormous portions, that is overpriced, has a contrived atmosphere, but will be a steady and certain source of rental income for years to come.

  43. John Fortman John Fortman says:

    I think we should find another huge chain that serves boring food, in enormous portions, that is overpriced, has a contrived atmosphere, but will be a steady and certain source of rental income for years to come.

  44. Kim Sloan Kim Sloan says:

    Hey SCV We need a Cheesecake Factory maybe they could use that building!!!

  45. Kim Sloan Kim Sloan says:

    Hey SCV We need a Cheesecake Factory maybe they could use that building!!!

  46. That location was terrible, the food was terrible. I have visited the one in Oakland, Vegas and Burbank and this one was by far the worse.
    Bring Cheesecake Factory or California chicken cafe.

  47. That location was terrible, the food was terrible. I have visited the one in Oakland, Vegas and Burbank and this one was by far the worse.
    Bring Cheesecake Factory or California chicken cafe.

  48. Itzel Rivas Itzel Rivas says:

    Good times@ Adriana Riivas Alejandra Martinez and my grandma

  49. Itzel Rivas Itzel Rivas says:

    Good times@ Adriana Riivas Alejandra Martinez and my grandma

  50. John Fortman John Fortman says:

    This seems like an unlikely location for a CF. It has none of the flair that surround their other restaurants.

  51. John Fortman John Fortman says:

    This seems like an unlikely location for a CF. It has none of the flair that surround their other restaurants.

  52. Kyle James Kyle James says:

    Bring back Harry’s Place!

  53. Kyle James Kyle James says:

    Bring back Harry’s Place!

  54. Hated the restaurant to noisy food was blah went a few times an haven’t been back in years

  55. Hated the restaurant to noisy food was blah went a few times an haven’t been back in years

  56. hope they replace it with Cheesecake Factory!

  57. hope they replace it with Cheesecake Factory!

  58. They could turn it into a Roy’s without even changing the decor much. Whatever they turn it into, I hope the employees get a shot at new jobs there.

  59. They could turn it into a Roy’s without even changing the decor much. Whatever they turn it into, I hope the employees get a shot at new jobs there.

  60. Brian Yelton Brian Yelton says:

    Sad for the employees that are losing their jobs. Elephant bar has had a terrible menu for too long. Why wouldn’t they see that aren’t making the cut and make changes?

  61. Brian Yelton Brian Yelton says:

    Sad for the employees that are losing their jobs. Elephant bar has had a terrible menu for too long. Why wouldn’t they see that aren’t making the cut and make changes?

  62. We never had bad food. This is sad for the work staff and the customers who liked it. :(

  63. We never had bad food. This is sad for the work staff and the customers who liked it. :(

  64. Lina Boulos Lina Boulos says:

    Cheesecake Factory!

  65. Lina Boulos Lina Boulos says:

    Cheesecake Factory!

  66. I work there and this was extremely hard news for all of us. My last shift is Thursday night and its gunna be sad for all of us.

  67. I work there and this was extremely hard news for all of us. My last shift is Thursday night and its gunna be sad for all of us.

  68. Tony Munshi Tony Munshi says:

    I liked it….sad to see it go

  69. Tony Munshi Tony Munshi says:

    I liked it….sad to see it go

  70. WHAT????? WE♥ that place!!!!!

  71. WHAT????? WE♥ that place!!!!!

  72. So sorry Tiffany Tovar

  73. So sorry Tiffany Tovar

  74. David Lozano David Lozano says:

    Over price. Food sucked

  75. David Lozano David Lozano says:

    Over price. Food sucked

  76. Erick Hall Erick Hall says:

    Noooooo, that place was great!

  77. Erick Hall Erick Hall says:

    Noooooo, that place was great!

  78. Em Are Em Are says:

    Cheesecake Factory will do well in SCV…we have lived here for over 12 years now & surprised it still hasn’t happened. :)

  79. Em Are Em Are says:

    Cheesecake Factory will do well in SCV…we have lived here for over 12 years now & surprised it still hasn’t happened. :)

  80. Shannon Lee Shannon Lee says:

    Gross and over priced. .. not worth the hype should have updated years ago …. bad business decisions not employees :-)

  81. Shannon Lee Shannon Lee says:

    Gross and over priced. .. not worth the hype should have updated years ago …. bad business decisions not employees :-)

  82. Corrina Marg Corrina Marg says:

    Put in a Cheesecake Factory please!

  83. Corrina Marg Corrina Marg says:

    Put in a Cheesecake Factory please!

  84. It’s always packed when I’m in there!!!! Doesn’t make sense!!!

  85. It’s always packed when I’m in there!!!! Doesn’t make sense!!!

  86. CALL JON TAPPER BAR RESCUE

  87. CALL JON TAPPER BAR RESCUE

  88. Hopefully we get a cheese cake factory

  89. Hopefully we get a cheese cake factory

  90. PF changs??? Pei wei is down the street..

  91. PF changs??? Pei wei is down the street..

  92. very sad My husband and I go there often.

  93. Won’t miss it. Hope something with good food goes in

  94. Chris Perez Chris Perez says:

    They should put in a Sonic

  95. That’s cuz they raised their prices and drastically lowered their food quality. That place was good when I was a kid, but it totally sucks now. I second replacing it with a Cheescake Factory!

  96. Cheese cake factory!!!

  97. LOL….not enough traffic? that place is packed! Not enough traffic for their poor business model maybe.

  98. Won’t miss it. Cheese factory!

  99. Was always crowded when I went!!!!

  100. Yes….CHEESECAKE FACTORY!!!!!!

  101. Josh Shannon Josh Shannon says:

    Had some good times there!

  102. Claudia Rios Claudia Rios says:

    Sad…..had good times there…..but yes the should put a Cheese Factory!

  103. Irvin Burton Irvin Burton says:

    To bad, I enjoyed the restaurant.

  104. Cheesecake Factory or Tony Roma’s!!!!!

  105. That place is garbage anyways…lol

  106. We had a Tony Roma’s where Mimi’s is now, it failed miserably. Bring a Portos, way too small for a Cheesecake Factory.

  107. Hopefully cheesecake will come!!!!!!!

  108. Bummer to see it go I still remember opening day. Thank U for 13 years

  109. Did anyone else also notice the article says they will help the employees find other jobs at their other restaurants, yet all the other local ones which is Simi, Northridge and Burbank are ALSO closing! Contradicts the help part as no employee will want to drive further!

  110. Duane Rice Duane Rice says:

    They are closing ours in Ft Myers citing the exact same reason.

  111. Mil Ng Mil Ng says:

    Only good thing there was the chicken fingers. Good riddance.

  112. Was just there Wednesday with my son Eric. .,.we love it….and yes, it was always crowded…….very sad. Olive garden here we come.

  113. Our family celebrated birthdays, great report cards, and graduations at that location. We’ve always had great service, and any food issues were handled with grace. Our best wishes to the employees that are shouldering the toughest loss.

  114. Will Davison Will Davison says:

    Hooters hooters hooters

  115. I think it’s gonna be a midget wrestling bar soon..

  116. Chef Deezel Chef Deezel says:

    PEOPLE that unit is TOO SMALL for a Cheesecake Factory!!! Those places AVERAGE 15,000sq ft. If Valencia’s demographic won’t support an E Bar or a Bristol Farms WHY would Cheesecake come here?

  117. I remember when onions were grown there and it didn’t take an hour to get from Saugus to Valencia.

  118. Mini Marie Mini Marie says:

    ^onions and pumpkins where Central Park is I miss that smell

  119. Please cheesecake!! Or Portos!

  120. Edgar Ruiz Edgar Ruiz says:

    Sandra Vasquez Ruiz

  121. It’s about time!! Replace it w/ Cheesecake Factory or Old Spegetti Factory!!

  122. That’s dumb. There’s plenty of ‘traffic’ passing through that place

  123. Chin…. mi primo hasn’t told me Jorge Zavala

  124. Jorge Zavala Jorge Zavala says:

    Yeah I just saw this today :/ y eso q I was right by there today I went to olive garden con wendy , Jonathan Arriaga

  125. Caren Prince Ryan Dangelo Nicky Cline

  126. Tanya Evert Tanya Evert says:

    Thats sad their closing best wishes go to all the employees there

  127. So our $100 meal which cost us like $30 bucks is the reason theyre closing lol Jorge Zavala

  128. Silvie Faust Silvie Faust says:

    Something’s must come to an end…

  129. Well for sure no Cheesecake Factory that place is to small for one. Hey I have an idea!!! ANOTHER PIZZA PLACE! Lmao….I say California Chicken Cafe for sure!!

  130. Rattlers is my favorite

  131. So sad but hey thats the way life is at times. This economy is rough

  132. That place sucks ass.

  133. Eli Vasquez Allisa Benjamin

  134. Matt Bilyeu Matt Bilyeu says:

    I heard a Starbucks XXL is taking over this spot.

  135. Greg Brown Greg Brown says:

    This is so sad but the comments remind me of a famous quote “Wanna make $17 dollars, the hard way?” By Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack. Time to get back to college. Cheese Cake Factory or The Old Spaghetti Factory!

  136. Lower your prices, this place is way too “EXPEN$IVE” for what it is.

  137. Ate at this one once. Food wasn’t very good and the service was pretty bad. The elephant bar in Burbank is much better.

  138. Food wasn’t good. Drinks were weak.

  139. Bring back SHAKEYS pizza !!!!!

  140. Peggy Peters Peggy Peters says:

    Burbank location is also closing Thursday. :(

  141. Wow, The Northridge location just opened last year…what a waste of funds.

  142. Keith Dill Keith Dill says:

    Hey let’s build sixty thousand new homes.Because Awesometown is doing so well. Lmao

  143. Lorena Sands says:

    How about bringing in The Stinking Rose… Mmmm GARLIC

  144. I heard the one in Simi is closing on Thursday as well.

  145. Carol Parker Carol Parker says:

    Portos is soooooooo good. Would love one out here. The one in Glendale always has a long line.

  146. Dena Utvich Dena Utvich says:

    dang i loved that place!!

  147. it was aight. Bring PF Changes or Cheesecake!

  148. Head Porto’s might be coming to newhall!
    .

  149. Casie Ploof Esteban Pallares hm

  150. We need a Cheesecake Factory for Awesometown to really be awesome!!

  151. That sucks. I second the Cheesecake Factory nomination though. Lol

  152. Cheesecake factory or pf Chang’s!!!!!!!!!

  153. They might not make it to thursday. The head cook walked out and they have a 90 minute wait. Complete chaos.

  154. Jerson Morales we are not gonna be able to use our gift card!

  155. Ed Rogers Ed Rogers says:

    Went once. Wasn’t worth what I paid. Insert grumpy cat meme here.

  156. After getting food poisoning there, I’m not sad to see it go.

  157. Never once did I thoroughly enjoy my food there. Hopefully something better will replace it

  158. Cheesecake Factory!!

  159. Cheesecake factory…always disliked elephant bar

  160. Syreeta Brown we should of went when we had a chance

  161. Kevin Mayo Kevin Mayo says:

    From what I have heard they are closing more than this one.

  162. So not cool love Elephant bar

  163. Sad i loved their spinach dip. It’ll never be a Cheesecake Factory, the building is way too small and the patio is practically non-existent.

  164. That’s to bad love that place

  165. Zita Flores Zita Flores says:

    All the memories…

  166. Laura Conant Laura Conant says:

    Safe a trip and go somewhere else. It took me 50 minutes to get my drinks

  167. Nooooooooo! it’s the closest watering hole within walking distance from the office at lunch!

  168. Laura Conant Laura Conant says:

    Staff don’t even care they are closing down. You will wait another 2 hrs to get an appetizer

  169. You gotz one at the Beach? We got one here!

  170. Karina Sanchez Gonzalez whack!!!!!!

  171. Can I have the ceiling fans out of there? :)

  172. What are they gonna do with all the Elephants?

  173. Chris Cruz is this true?

  174. Karen Ehrlich-Christie says:

    Oh no! We always went there for special occasions, family from out of town always wanted to go there. Weren’t always happy when they took our favorite items off the menu and what replaced them but the food and service always was good. Probably lost traffic to the new restaurants in the mall. Oh, SCV, you fickle foodies.

  175. Terrible service! Over rated and menu not that great, live down the street went there 4 times in 10 years

  176. Come on Cheesecske Factory!

  177. Very Surprised. They always seemed busy to me.

  178. Jill Needs Jill Needs says:

    I am very surprised. I always have a wait for a table. I will be sorry for it to go.

  179. At least 3 of the 40 elephant bars are closing this month! I wish cheesecake factory but like a few have mentioned it would have to be totally redesigned for it to have the cheesecake factory feel. I think it could be a PF Changs or Famous Dave’s! Too bad for all the employees they screwed over by not even giving a 2 week notice.

  180. Great… Just got a 50 dollar gift card for that place as a gift. :-(

  181. Tina Marie Tina Marie says:

    actually its closed as of tonight so you shouldn’t even go there

  182. Vicki Nikola Vicki Nikola says:

    I always had great service loved happy hr. Replacing everything with pricey places like what r downtown Sorry for the workers

  183. It’s terrible how people can rejoice in such a fearful situation for others. Hundreds of employees are losing their jobs and all people can do is say ‘Yay!’ Sickening.

  184. For those of you who have gift cards,you have until Thursday to use them…Thursday is the closing day!!

  185. Daniel says:

    Now that the elephant bar is closed, I’m hoping there’s a cheese cake factory coming?

  186. Yard House PLEASE!! :) And then Bring Back Bob’s Big Boy while you’re at it SCV (on the old road where Hamburger Hamlet was… good fwy & Magic Mountain traffic there!)

  187. The Yard House PLEASE! :) And then Bring Back Bob’s Big Boy while you’re at it SCV (on the old road where Hamburger Hamlet was… good fwy & Magic Mountain traffic there!) :)

  188. The Yard House PLEASE! :) And then Bring Back Bob’s Big Boy while you’re at it SCV (on the old road where Hamburger Hamlet was… good fwy & Magic Mountain traffic there!) :)

  189. Nichole goltz says:

    I am a waitress there myself. Everyone there at the elephant bar is like a family together. It’s our second home and they are taking it away from us. They are not helping with transfers as there is nowhere to transfer to. All of our regulars, our wonderful managers, the team in general all gone!. We have lives also, kids, bills, to all of you who say service sucked. We always have done what we could to make it the best. Yes, people make mistakes. Can’t judge a whole chain of restaurants on that!. The food sucking I have been there just under a year and we have had new items coming out a few times. Just once doesn’t cut it for a restaurant. I have had my guests say nothing but the best. Not only valencia but 15 other locations are gone also.all of us are upset and sad this is has to happen. So many people out of jobs.

  190. Kelli Pascoe Kelli Pascoe says:

    Sad for the employees!!!!

  191. Kelli Pascoe Kelli Pascoe says:

    Sad for the employees!!!!

  192. John Baehr John Baehr says:

    cheesecake factory sucks and this place did too!

  193. John Baehr John Baehr says:

    cheesecake factory sucks and this place did too!

  194. :( Bring it to Canyon Country

  195. :( Bring it to Canyon Country

  196. Come on Cheesecake Factory.

  197. Kat Coleman Kat Coleman says:

    I met a very dear friend of 10 years Steve Graham this was a grate place to network. Will be missed

  198. I would like to see something that isn’t a chain. Give smaller business a try.

  199. Trudy Olins Trudy Olins says:

    I have heard Valencia has a cost for many businesses which makes it difficult to survive here. I don’t know if is true but we have many empty venues here. This place was always packed.

  200. THIS IS TRUE THE CITY DOES HAVE THIS COST WHICH IS PASSED ON TO THE BUSINESS AND IN TURN TO THE CUSTOMER CLAIM JUMPER AND OTHER LIKE RESTAURANTS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM

  201. Wally Purdy Wally Purdy says:

    Very sad, but their food quality had gone downhill pretty significantly in recent months.

  202. Tyler Drake Tyler Drake says:

    They should put a Texas Roadhouse

  203. Gross food. Thank goodness.

  204. Good. I never cared for the food at this place

  205. Paula Garner Paula Garner says:

    Oh no! I love their food

  206. kathy says:

    Awesome town, I think not. This article has had the most comments of any article I have read from SCVtv. I guess it shows just what our priorities are here in so-called awesome town. People can’t wait for the next best thing to open up. Here’s a thought maybe that building will be sitting empty for years to come like oh lets say the building that used to house Applebee’s.

  207. I feel bad for the employees losing their jobs. But that restaurant stinks!

  208. Kim Stephens Kim Stephens says:

    Whoa, seriously? Any night I’ve been there it’s always a 15-20 minute wait!

  209. Rosie Solano Rosie Solano says:

    That sucks and the one in Northridge just opened not that long ago

  210. Agree with Zita Flores, lots of memories there, had fun having drinks on the patio, feel sorry for the workers but have to agree with most of the comments about the food bring total crap

  211. Agree with Zita Flores, lots of memories there, had fun having drinks on the patio, feel sorry for the workers but have to agree with most of the comments about the food bring total crap

  212. Aaahhhh sad, Jenny its like a little but of history disappearing, still, onwards and upwards, there’s a new elephant bar out there waiting for us to find it x

  213. Aaahhhh sad, Jenny its like a little but of history disappearing, still, onwards and upwards, there’s a new elephant bar out there waiting for us to find it x

  214. Nick Ehlen Nick Ehlen says:

    Food sucked who cares

  215. Nick Ehlen Nick Ehlen says:

    Food sucked who cares

  216. Jeff Gardner Jeff Gardner says:

    This is so sad to see a good restaurant close down in our community.. Go out to eat people…

  217. A “good” restaurant? It’s just another typical valencia chain restaurant. The food sucked. Sad for the employees losing jobs. But I’d like to see some real restaurants open instead

  218. Ha! Good call Brandon Meijer doesn’t surprise me.

  219. I love the Elephant Bar ,were there last week.

  220. I'm batman says:

    I’m batman. And this place is closed today. Rawrrrrrr

  221. Did you all see the comments on the official EB page about Valencia’s location? Apparently last night a lot of people went to pay a last visit to the restaurant. Higher up management came in and basically kicked people out. Called the cops and kicked the employees out too stating they “owed” EB? So ultimately closed last night vs Thursday now.

    What.a.mess.

  222. No big lose. The place is over priced the drinks and food are weak.
    I don’t feel so screwed going to a little dump like the Habit.

  223. Nichole goltz says:

    We actually closed today we did the same thing today had to refuse people of service. It was horrible. Cops were called today on employees. It was a mess.. so as of today elephant bar valencia is shut down for good.

  224. No big lose. The place is over priced.
    The food and drinks are weaks.
    I dont feel so bad going to a little dump like the Habit.

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City Seeks Community Feedback on Proposed JAG Grant Application
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of film and television productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley the week of Aug. 20-26, 2018.
‘Santa Clarita Diet,’ ‘Killer Therapy,’ ‘Dead Wrong’ Now Shooting in SCV
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has published and will distribute 10,000 copies of its 2018-2019 SCV Business & Community Guide this week.
SCV Chamber Publishes New Business, Community Guide
The California Transportation Commission has approved funding for more than 100 transportation projects funded entirely or at least partly by $690 million from SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, including rehab of the southbound Highway 14 offramp to Sierra Highway.
State SB1 Funds to Help Rehab Highway 14 Sierra Highway Offramp
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit were seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jennifer “Jenny” Sison Mariano Monday, and she has been found and is "doing OK" according to a relative.
Missing Stevenson Ranch Woman Found, ‘Doing OK’
A federal judge in Los Angeles approved a settlement Friday requiring the Trump administration to prepare and implement plans to protect eight “wild and scenic” rivers in Southern California, including Piru Creek west of Santa Clarita.
Feds Settle to Protect Piru Creek, 7 More California Rivers
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia is proud to support National Breast Feeding Awareness Month during August and announces its designation as a breast milk drop-off location.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Supports Breast Feeding Awareness Month
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released its crime information and public safety report for Saugus (Zone 4) for the week of July 30-Aug. 5, 2018.
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Fire in Saugus
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has redesigned portions of the website for easier access to the most frequently used online services.
DMV Launches Updated Website with Improved Online Services
The Lancaster JetHawks dropped the middle game of their three-game series in San Jose, 6-2, to the Giants to on Saturday night at Municipal Stadium.
Series Even After JetHawks Fall to Giants Saturday
A federal judge has approved a joint plan by the Justice Department and American Civil Liberties Union to reunify parents who were deported without their kids under the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, though whether they will be allowed to return to the United States to seek asylum remains in limbo.
Judge OK’s DOJ-ACLU Plan to Reunite Kids, Deported Parents
Brian Serven delivered three hits, including a triple that led to the game-tying run and an extra-innings home run, to lead the JetHawks to a 9-6 win over the San Jose Giants in 10 innings on Friday night at Municipal Stadium.
JetHawks Come Back in 9th, Win in Extras Friday
1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]
Search teams found the body of a man Saturday evening in a remote Santa Barbara County canyon near the Hot Springs Trailhead, where a vehicle belonging to a missing Los Angeles County Fire Department captain from Newhall was found Friday afternoon.
Body Found in Santa Barbara Near Missing Fire Captain’s Car
1879 - Newhall civic leader Charles Henry Kingsburry born in Missouri [story]
1946 - Pioneering Placerita Canyon movie producer Trem Carr dies in San Diego [story]
The JetHawks got some much-needed offense to beat Stockton, 9-7, Thursday night at The Hangar to end a five-game losing streak.
Offense Comes Through, JetHawks End 5-Game Skid
The Canyon Country Community Center’s next Sock Hop is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25, beginning at 7 p.m.
Aug. 25: Sock Hop at Canyon Country Community Center
Results of the first full year of Measure H funding are in, demonstrating widespread progress as services ramped up and thousands of individuals and families were housed temporarily or permanently, Los Angeles County officials said Friday.
Measure H First Year: Housing for 7,500, Help for Thousands More
The fire that destroyed the historic Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus Aug. 11-12 was an accident, Sgt. John Hanson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Arson & Explosives squad said Friday morning.
Big Oaks Lodge Fire an Accident, Arson Investigators Say
Lawmakers advanced a controversial bill Thursday that aims to reform California’s money bail system though recent amendments have alarmed advocates who say the current bill could authorize prosecutors and judges to promote indefinite pretrial detention.
State Lawmakers Advance Bail Overhaul, Police Transparency Bills
Nightly lane closures are scheduled to start Monday on Sierra Highway near Highway 14 as crews begin a paving project in and near the city of Santa Clarita, the California Department of Transportation announced Friday.
Caltrans to Repave 19 Miles of Sierra Highway in SCV
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges' Senior College and University Commission has placed The Master's University & Seminary on probation after a visiting WSCUC team in March found TMUS out of compliance with numerous accreditation standards.
‘Climate of Fear,’ Admin Issues Lead to Probation for The Master’s University