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1944 - Newhall Refinery on Sierra Highway destroyed by fire (then rebuilt) [watch film]

Pharmavite ‘Val-W’ Facility Celebrates Grand Opening
Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

Pharmavite held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new “Val-W” 229,000 square foot building at 28355 Witherspoon Parkway in the Valencia Commerce Center on Wednesday. This state-of-the-art facility will consolidate two current Santa Clarita Pharmavite...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Verizon store in Stevenson Ranch was burglarized on Wednesday for the third time since September. In an effort to revitalize bike trails around Santa Clarita, the city unveiled the River Village Trailhead on Thursday morning. Saugus High School participated in the “Every 15 minutes” program to...

Dec. 5: Latino Business Alliance Networking Breakfast

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the next Latino Business Alliance Networking Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn – Six Flags in Valencia on Tuesday, December 5 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This networking breakfast meets on the first Tuesday of each month, and is a unique opportunity...

Remo Owner Donates Drum Heads to Rancho Pico

Ami Belli, owner of Valencia-based Remo, Inc., donated new drum heads to the student drummers at Rancho Pico Junior High School Thursday. The students will now be playing the same quality drumheads endorsed by leading Timpanists like Jauvon Gilliam, who was named principal timpanist of the National Symphony...

3 Arrested for Alleged Meth Possession, Sale in Newhall Raid

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested two men and a woman for possession and/or sales of methamphetamine in a raid on a home in Newhall Thursday morning, according to officials. Here’s the story from the station’s social media: Narco crew busted a suspected...

Dec. 2: Cowboys & Carols Open House at Hart Museum

The William S. Hart Museum in Old Town Newhall and Friends of Hart Park will host their annual Cowboys & Carols Open House on Saturday, December 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Valencia High School Choir will provide carols, and Jesse Brazil will play violin solos. Admission is free. The Hart Mansion...

Dec. 2: Holiday Craft Fair at Placerita Canyon Nature Center

The Placerita Canyon Nature Center will host a holiday craft fair at the center on Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can create and decorate their own holiday wreaths, centerpieces, and ornaments using a large assortment of fresh-cut greenery, pine cones and other beautiful natural...

Dec. 1: ‘Comedy Mashup Christmas’ at The MAIN

Get into the holly jolly spirit with “Comedy Mashup Christmas!” at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall on Friday, December 1 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The MAIN performers are mixing things up this month by hosting a “Saturday Night Live”-inspired show complete with sketches, improv, stand...

Dec. 2: SCV Historical Society Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host its 36th annual Christmas Open House at Heritage Junction in Newhall on Saturday, December 2 from noon to 4 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to come and stroll our little lane of decorated historic homes of the area and enjoy a fun-filled...

Cina Appears in Court, Changes Legal Representation

Canyon Country resident Alexia Cina, charged in the death of Katie Evans in a DUI crash on Golden Valley Road on October 6, appeared in court for the first time Thursday, and changed her legal representation. Cina, 21, was charged last month in relation to the Oct. 6 crash that killed Evans, a 37-year-old...

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1944 - Newhall Refinery on Sierra Highway destroyed by fire (then rebuilt) [watch film]
Los Angeles County reaches a somber milestone as deaths from COVID-19 surpass 5,000, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday.
L.A. County Reaches Grim Milestone: More than 5,000 COVID-19 Deaths
In a back-to-school day unlike any other before it, the first group of Santa Clarita Valley K-12 students and teachers returned to the classroom via a distance learning format Tuesday.
SCV Teachers, Students Return to Virtual Classrooms
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 CEO Group voted unanimously to postpone all sport competitions through the end of the 2020 calendar year.
Pac-12 Conference Postpones All Sports Through 2020
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has released a statement regarding a recent incident involving deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station - an incident, which was recorded by bystanders, and has since gone viral.
Barger Releases Statement Regarding Incident Involving SCV Deputies
(CN) — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate Tuesday, upholding a debate promise to pick a woman to round out his ticket.
Biden Taps California Senator Kamala Harris as Running Mate
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the award of $38 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance grants to 14 Revolving Loan Funds (RLF) grantees, including the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA).
L.A. County Secures $10.9M CARES Act Grant
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies rushed to a Canyon Country shopping center parking lot Tuesday after receiving a call from a man who said he had shot someone in a vehicle.
Deputies Respond to Possible Shooting in Canyon Country
Circle of Hope has announced their 16th annual signature Tea fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, will feature something new and different with an internationally themed dinner and program.
Oct. 3: Circle of Hope Semi-Virtual Tea Fundraiser
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai, who agreed to temporarily postpone her retirement to help lead the County through the initial phase of the COVID-19 emergency, announced that she will retire at the end of August 2020.
L.A. County CEO Announces New Retirement Date
Children’s Bureau is now offering an online foster-adoption orientation for individuals and/or couples who are interested helping children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Foster-Adoption Orientation Available Online
2018 - Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon burns down [video]
Big Oaks Lodge
Los Angeles County Public Health on Monday confirmed 19 new deaths and 1,920 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as officials see signs of stability in key indicators, including daily hospitalizations and deaths.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Shows ‘Signs of Stability’; SCV Cases Total 4,779
Dr. Omar Torres has been named the new Chief Instructional Officer at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California.
Dr. Omar Torres is New CIO at College of the Canyons
Along with added stress for struggling businesses and a failing unemployment agency, California Governor Gavin Newsom estimated Monday it would cost the state $700 million per week to implement the president’s proposed unemployment plan.
Newsom: Trump Unemployment Plan Will Cost California $700 Million a Week
Two young Black men were detained at gunpoint by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies Friday in an incident that was witnessed and videotaped by numerous residents.
Smyth Calls for Removal of SCV Deputy Pending Investigation
Sempra Energy reported second-quarter 2020 earnings of $2.239 billion, or $7.61 per diluted share, compared to second-quarter 2019 earnings of $354 million, or $1.26 per diluted share.
SoCalGas Parent Sempra Energy Posts Increased Earnings in Q2 2020
The Petco Foundation put forward a match wherein they would grant $25,000 to DACC for COVID-19 relief if another $25,000 was raised to match the award.
Petco Matches Donations, L.A. County Animal Care Foundation Raises $50K
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reopened, is issuing new permits, and reports that two TV productions and a still photoshoot are filming in the Santa Clarita Valley this week
TV Productions Ramp Back Up in SCV, ‘Hollywood North’
Amid a surge of coronavirus infections and deaths in California, Dr. Sonia Angell, the state’s top health official, announced her resignation Sunday.
Dr. Sonia Angell, California Public Health Chief, Quits Amid COVID Data Snafu
In an effort to assist renters with limited means affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $100 million in CARES Act funds to create a COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
L.A. County COVID-19 Rent Relief Program to Launch Aug. 17
In a socially distanced, drive-thru event, a number of Santa Clarita Valley organizations came together Thursday to distribute “peace bags” to students, with the hopes of spreading joy, positivity and community engagement.
Organizations, Volunteers Distribute ‘Peace Bags’ to SCV Students
The William S. Hart Union High School District discussed the move of Sequoia School during its board meeting Wednesday.
Parents Share Concern Over Sequoia School Plan
In separate incidents, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a wanted felon and his companion on felony warrants last week and three suspects on auto theft charges Friday and over the weekend.
SCV Deputies Nab Wanted Felon, Arrest Auto Theft Suspects