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1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]


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Teen Rider Succumbs to Injuries from Crash at Rowher Flats
Monday, Feb 10, 2014

[KHTS] – A 16-year-old from Ojai died Sunday from injuries sustained in an off-roading mishap at Rowher Flats, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. in the Rowher Flats Off-Highway Vehicle riding area on Lookout Trail, according to a news release. The...

Rail Stop Near Burbank Airport Should Help SCV Commuters

[KHTS] – Metrolink will soon add an additional stop on the Antelope Valley Line connecting the Santa Clarita Valley to the Burbank Airport. The Antelope Valley Line runs from Lancaster to Los Angeles, and stops in downtown Burbank. Currently the fastest route to the Bob Hope Airport for Metrolink...

Wm. S. Hart Baseball-Softball Celebrates 60 Years
Saturday, Feb 8, 2014

[KHTS] – Generations of baseball and softball players came together Saturday morning to celebrate the 60th Anniversary Opening Day Ceremonies of the William S. Hart Baseball and Softball League. League President Arnie Durazo estimated about 2,000 people came to the ceremony, and predicted there...

Teens Remember Skateboarding Friend Killed in Collision
Monday, Feb 3, 2014

[KHTS] – A group of Santa Clarita teenagers organized a memorial meant to help their friend’s family at the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Saturday. Albert Castro, 18, died after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his skateboard Tuesday, Jan. 14, near Valencia Boulevard and The Old Road...

‘Cindy’ from Brady Bunch Discusses Work in SCV
Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

[KHTS] – The Brady Bunch’s youngest daughter, Cindy, played by Susan Olsen, stopped in the KHTS radio studio for the “Friday Matinee” show with T. Katz and George Cummings to discuss her experiences while teaching in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Santa Clarita resident, artist, actress...

Supes Tap OC Undersheriff to Step In for Baca
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014

John Scott [KHTS] – The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors named Orange County Undersheriff John Scott to serve as L.A. County’s interim sheriff Tuesday. He starts Friday. The search for a new sheriff began after Sheriff Leroy “Lee” Baca announced his intention to retire by the end of the...

1 DUI Arrest at CHP Checkpoint, Sierra & Vasquez
Monday, Jan 27, 2014

[KHTS] – One person was arrested for driving under the influence and several citations were issued at a Friday-night checkpoint, said Officer John Lutz of the California Highway Patrol’s Newhall Area Office. The checkpoint began at 6:30 p.m. and lasted until 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Sierra Highway...

Some COC Career-Technical Courses Have Room for More Students
Friday, Jan 24, 2014

[KHTS] – College of the Canyons Career Technical Education courses prepare students for many in-demand jobs, but some classes aren’t filling up. There are about 30 CTE courses, but some of the programs that lead to readily available jobs are not well known, said Kristin Houser, dean of the CTE...

‘Santa Colorita’ Run Getting Closer (Video & Map)
Monday, Jan 20, 2014

[KHTS] – The Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first annual Santa Colorita 5k run on Saturday, Feb. 15. Also known as the “Happiest 5k on the Planet,” this will not be your typical marathon-style event. Non-toxic colored corn starch will be thrown at runners at each kilometer...

Big Rig Overturns, Spills Oil at Rye Canyon
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

[KHTS] – Part of a big rig overturned Sunday morning, resulting in oil leakage and the closure of all lanes in the vicinity of The Old Road and Rye Canyon Road at the entrance to the Valencia Industrial Center. California Highway Patrol received a call about the second tank of a two-tanker big...

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The William S. Hart Union High School District needs two new members of the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve a two-year term with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart District Seeking New Members for Oversight Committee
The Valencia High School Marching Band & Color Guard is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Pride of the Vikings Field Show Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Santa Clarita.
Nov. 8: Pride of the Vikings Field Show Tournament
Santa Clarita-based landscaping firm Stay Green, Inc. has been recognized in a national industry-wide competition, bringing home accolades for its ability to keep local communities green.
Local Landscape Firm Nabs 3 National Awards
The second annual “Heart to Hart” benefit concert is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hart High School Auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall.
Nov. 2: ‘Heart to Hart’ Concert Benefiting Children with Cancer
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” and its sister park, Six Flags New England, have placed a friendly wager on the upcoming World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox.
Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags New England Vie for Bragging Rights
1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]
Several recent reports list California State University, Northridge as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the United States.
New Rankings List CSUN Among Top U.S. Colleges
In celebration of its 10th anniversary at the Canyon Country campus, College of the Canyons' Center for Early Childhood Education will host an outdoor movie night and open house on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Oct: 26: ‘Coco’ to Screen at COC Early Childhood Education Open House
The No. 11-ranked Mustangs beat San Diego Christian, 3-0, by scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-14, maintaining a two-match lead in conference standings on Saturday with four to play.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Team Sweeps San Diego at Home
The Master's University men's cross country team finished three points, and about three seconds, behind conference rival Westmont College at the Warrior Invitational in Rocklin, Calif. on Saturday.
TMU Men’s Cross Country Takes Big Step as Championship Race Looms
TMU freshman and cross-country runner Arianna Ghiorso ran a personal best 17 minutes, 58.2 seconds to finish fourth overall at the Warrior Invitational in Rocklin, Calif. on Saturday.
TMU Freshman Ghiorso Shines for Women’s Cross Country
The Mustangs women's volleyball team beat Hope (13-12, 6-7) on Friday for the second time in the last 10 days, rolling in sets one and three and playing clutch in set two.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Gets Back on Track with Win in Fullerton
A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter flew a pediatric patient in need of emergency treatment from Saugus to UCLA Medical Center late Monday morning, according to LACoFD officials.
Child Airlifted from Saugus to UCLA in Medical Emergency
A Santa Clarita woman was arrested Sunday and charged with two felonies after allegedly making bomb threats at businesses in Valencia.
SCV Detectives Arrest Valencia Bomb Threat Suspect
On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles rose 3 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest update from FilmL.A.
On-Location Feature Production in LA Up for 3rd Straight Quarter
Dr. John MacArthur, who will step aside as president of The Master's University in Newhall by May 2020, released a statement to students and faculty Monday.
MacArthur to Step Aside as Master’s University President
The University of Southern California agreed Friday to pay $215 million to settle a federal class action on claims a former campus gynecologist sexually abused students over several years.
USC Agrees to $215 Million Settlement in Sex-Abuse Scandal
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Oct. 22-28, 2018.
‘Design Hacks,’ ‘Magnum Opus,’ ‘The Laundromat’ Now Filming in SCV
Two people were injured when their car veered off Vasquez Canyon Road in Saugus Sunday afternoon.
Crash Injures 2, Sparks Brush Fire off Vasquez Canyon Road
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and Ralphs Pharmacy will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a prescription drug take-back drive on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct. 27: Prescription Drug Take-Back Drive at SCV Sheriff’s Station
The first annual International Charity Fraud Awareness Week is Oct. 22-28, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued some tips for consumers.
Oct. 22-28: First International Charity Fraud Awareness Week
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man on two felony firearms charges in Castaic early Friday morning.
Deputies Arrest Man in Castaic on Felony Weapons Charges
1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
Here is the Santa Clarita Valley Football Roundup for Week 9 of the 2018 season. College of the Canyons remains undefeated with a win against East LA, while Hart handed West Ranch its first defeat of the season.
Santa Clarita Valley Football Roundup
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,000 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]
Santa Clarita City Councilmembers on Tuesday night will discuss how to respond to county planners' request that developers consider a homeless shelter in Phase II of the proposed Tesoro del Valle housing project just north of city limits.
Oct. 23: City to Weigh Response to County Idea for Tesoro Homeless Shelter
The annual "Fun in the Sun" Chili Cook-Off staged by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to benefit the Special Olympics is set for Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center in Castaic.
Oct. 20: LASD ‘Fun in the Sun’ Chili Cook-Off to Benefit Special Olympics
College of the Canyons administrators alerted students and faculty Friday morning to a report of an unwanted sexual encounter Thursday in a COC restroom.
Unwanted Sexual Encounter Reported at COC
Brian O’Connor has been promoted to vice president brand and corporate communication at Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises.
Princess Cruises Ups O’Connor to VP Brand, Corporate Communications
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its next meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Oct. 23: Santa Clarita City Council Regular, Special Meetings
The National Weather Service issued an urgent red flag warning at 3 p.m. Friday that will remain in effect in the Santa Clarita Valley until 10 p.m. due to gusty Santa Ana wind and low humidity.
Red Flag Warning Flies Till 10 Friday Night
The registration deadline to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election is Monday, Oct. 22, at 11:59 p.m.
Oct 22: Last Day to Register to Vote in Nov. 6 Election
In less than three weeks, California’s 19 million voters will decide a slate of midterm ballot measures aimed at easing the state’s affordable housing crisis, but not all initiatives may bring residents the relief they seek.
State Voters Eye Ballot Measures for Solutions to Housing Crisis
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Oct. 23, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 23: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Lane closures on Soledad Canyon Road due to film-related activity near the Saugus Speedway will begin at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and end at approximately 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to an alert from the city of Santa Clarita.
Lane Closures on Soledad for Filming Set for Tuesday Night