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1961 - CalArts grad (MFA '92) and marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob SquarePants, born in Oklahoma; developed prototype for Spongebob while studying at CalArts in 1989. Estimated net worth in 2012: $90 million [story]


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Witness: Kitchen Fire Destroys Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon (Video)
Sunday, Aug 12, 2018

A fire broke out inside the historic Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon late Saturday night, and by early Sunday, the popular 2-story wooden restaurant building was gone. The fire also consumed a trailer that was parked behind the restaurant but was stopped before it could spread to the brush. The L.A....

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

1935 – Newhall deputy Archie Carter sentenced to 1 year in jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor after his wife fatally shot his 20-year-old mistress (the age of majority was 21). [story]

Monday, Jul 30, 2018

1869 – The Del Valle family’s then-1,340 acre Rancho Camulos is legally separated (partitioned) from the Rancho San Francisco land grant [story]

Certain Ritz Products Recalled for Possible Contaminant
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

Mondelēz Global LLC announced a voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential...

1915 – Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018

1952 – 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]

Friday, Jul 20, 2018

2001 – Then-Assemblyman George Runner introduces legislation to memorialize the historic Ridge Route. Enacted Oct. 4. [story]

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

1924 – Sherman Block, L.A. County’s 29th Sheriff (1982-1998), born in Chicago [story]

Placerita Oil Field Owner Going Public Again
Monday, Jul 16, 2018

Berry Petroleum Corp., owner of the Placerita oil field west of Sierra Highway between Placerita Canyon Road and Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita – and many other oil properties in the San Joaquin Valley – announced Monday that it has launched an initial public offering of its common stock...

Blood Pressure Medicine Valsartan Recalled for Cancer-Causing Impurity

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient Valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This recall is due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which...

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1961 - CalArts grad (MFA '92) and marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob SquarePants, born in Oklahoma; developed prototype for Spongebob while studying at CalArts in 1989. Estimated net worth in 2012: $90 million [story]
As Princess Cruises fleet expansion continues, the premium international cruise line reveals the name of the ship it will launch in 2020 – Enchanted Princess.
Princess Cruises Reveals Name of Fifth Royal-Class Ship
The College of the Canyons football program will kick off the 2018 season on the road at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 vs. Saddleback College, in the first of 10 regular season games slated for the 2018 campaign.
Sept. 1: COC Cougars Kick Off 2018 Football Season
The next Santa Clarita Community College District’s Board of Trustees meeting is set for Wednesday, Aug. 22, starting at 4 p.m.
Aug. 22: COC Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Realtors helped close escrow during July on 215 single-family home sales and 90 condominiums throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Friday.
SCV Home, Condo Sales Softened in July, Resale Prices Climbed Higher
Bridge to Home is expanding its services to homeless people in the Santa Clarita Valley with increased funding from Measure H, and its new offices are getting a makeover donated by a local painting company.
Bridge to Home Expands, Gets Makeover from SCV Painting Company
Patricia Giggans has been elected chairperson and Priscilla Ocen has been approved as the vice chair of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, which works to boost transparency and increase trust between communities and the Sheriff’s Department.
LASD Civilian Oversight Panel Elects New Leadership
The city of Santa Clarita's Planning Commission will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21, starting at 6 p.m.
Aug. 21: Santa Clarita Planning Commission Regular Meeting
Ty Culbreth delivered one of his season’s best performances, but the bullpen failed to protect a one-run lead in the eighth as the San Jose Giants rallied to beat the JetHawks, 4-1, on Sunday at Municipal Stadium.
JetHawks Bullpen Falters in Late Loss to Giants Sunday
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released its crime information and public safety report for Castaic-Val Verde (Zone 2) for the week of Aug. 6-12, 2018.
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Burglary, Petty Theft in Castaic-Val Verde
California State University, Northridge will mark its 60th anniversary by inviting alumni from across the decades to take part in a Grand Reunion celebration at the campus Oct. 14-16.
CSUN to Celebrate Its 60th Anniversary with a Grand Reunion
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive people in the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday, according to an advisory from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive People Tuesday
State tax revenue on cannabis sales jumped from $60.9 million in the first quarter of 2018 to $74.2 million in the second quarter, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration reported Monday.
Cannabis Tax Revenue Hits New High in 2nd Quarter 2018
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking community feedback by noon Friday, Aug. 31 on a public safety grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.
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