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1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
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Monthly Message from Mayor Bob Kellar
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

It has been my honor to serve as your Mayor this year. The city of Santa Clarita is one of California’s best cities and it just keeps getting better and better. I was very proud this year to help launch the new Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program. The program provides our community with an opportunity...

Fun Fall Events | Message from Mayor Bob Kellar
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

2016 marks the 21st anniversary of the Santa Clarita Marathon sponsored by Parkway Motorcars, Boston Scientific, Children’s Hospital, BJ’s Brewhouse and Whole Foods. The Marathon is conducted on City streets and also includes a half marathon, Kid K and a 5K run. If you’ve been looking for an...

Something for Everyone | Message from Mayor Bob Kellar
Thursday, Sep 1, 2016

It is my pleasure to share with you some of the things happening in our community this month. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6:45 p.m., the City of Santa Clarita will host the annual Evening of Remembrance and Walk event. The Evening of Remembrance is held at the Youth Grove at Central Park to remember Santa...

Happy Fourth
Friday, Jul 1, 2016

July is typically when our summer really kicks off in Santa Clarita, with an abundance of summertime activities. Don’t miss one great event – check out the City’s website for details on free summer concerts, dive-in movies at City pools, hiking and so much more at santa-clarita.com. This month,...

Conservative Budgeting | Message from Mayor Bob Kellar
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016

On July 1, the City’s new fiscal year begins and with it, our newly adopted budget begins.  I am pleased to let you know that Santa Clarita has a 100-percent track record for a balanced and on-time budget with a 20 percent reserve fund and a prestigious AAA Credit rating from Standard and Poors. Since...

The Most Important Thing
Monday, May 2, 2016

One of the most important things we do as a city is provide public safety for our residents and business community. When issues arise, we work closely with the Sheriff’s department and the community to address problems quickly and effectively. Last year, in response to an increase in mental health...

Hometown Heroes
Friday, Apr 1, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley has always been dedicated to our veterans, and with nearly 10,000 living in the valley, that’s a lot to be proud of. We are very pleased to announce a new way to honor our local, currently serving military members. The new Hometown Heroes Military Banner program was adopted...

Night Life Comes to Old Town
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

Old Town Newhall is the place to be on Thursday nights from March through October, when Main Street is transformed into a true arts and entertainment venue with Thursdays@Newhall. We are continuing our most popular Thursday night events and offering some new and fun happenings in the coming year to bring...

Drivers, Do As You Say
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

It’s no secret that dangerous driving habits cause the majority of accidents on our local roadways. During the first six months of last year, Santa Clarita saw more than 750 collisions. This is an increase over the previous two years for the same period. The majority of accidents involved speeding,...

New Year’s Resolutions
Friday, Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year! It is my honor to serve as your mayor of the great city of Santa Clarita for 2016. We have some terrific programs, projects and services on tap for you this year, and it is my pleasure to share just a few of them with you. This is a partial list of some of the things we will be working...

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1874 - Work completed at Lyon's Station (now Eternal Valley) on first version of Pioneer Oil Refinery [story]
Pioneer Oil Refinery
According to Fire Department officials, 32 personnel currently have been tested. Of those tested, 12 LACFD personnel have been confirmed as being COVID-19 positive.
L.A. County Fire Dept.: 32 Personnel Tested, 12 Have COVID-19
Saugus High School and its Principal Vince Ferry has won the Best Leadership Program Award from Teen Truth, a national organization with a mission to build school culture and empower student voice in every aspect of education.
Saugus High Principal Vince Ferry Wins Best Leadership Award
Los Angeles County will activate a new drive-through, appointment-only COVID-19 testing site at College of the Canyons on Wednesday morning, April 8.
COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Center Opens Wednesday at COC
The sliver of optimism comes with a dose of reality for California’s nearly 40 million residents who are trapped in their homes for the foreseeable future: It will likely be the beginning of June, not May, before there is even a chance of easing the restrictions.
Data Show California’s Stay-at-Home Order Flattening Curve, But Lockdown Likely Until June
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the launch of its new weekly "@Lunch With…" virtual lunchtime series, which is designed to bring the business community together for engaging and insightful conversations on current local issues and topics with recognized community leaders.
Chamber Launches Virtual Luncheon Program
County Public Health has identified 6,910 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 169 deaths. At least 139 cases have been reported for the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Tuesday: 22 New Deaths; 550 New Cases; Min. 139 Cases in SCV
College of the Canyons is a major hub of activity in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Registration Now Open for COC’s Free Personal, Professional Learning Classes
My colleagues on the front line face an opponent in this war that is unknown. There are no curative tools to fight against it, communications are limited because the virus is poorly understood, and options are variable because of unpredictability.
Covid-PTSD | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced Monday that the firm has completed the sale of an absolute triple-net ground lease for a new construction, single-tenant Circle K convenience store and gas station located at 24010 Copper Hill Drive in Valencia.
New Construction Circle K in Valencia Sold for $4M
Update as of 12:50 p.m., Tuesday, April 7: Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced that disembarkation will continue (Tuesday), with an additional nine domestic charter flights scheduled. All charters were arranged by Princess Cruises. Guests requiring shoreside medical care have been disembarked and are being treated at local and regional hospitals.
Passengers Begin to Disembark Coral Princess
The County of Los Angeles is committed to providing residents and their families with important resources throughout the COVID-19 crisis that address financial stressors.
Financial Resources Available to County Residents, Employers During Crisis
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), with support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced Tuesday that the LA County Employer Assistance Grant Fund will be launched on Wednesday, April 8.
County Launches $500K Employer Assistance Fund; Webinar to Provide Guidance
One person died in a head-on collision early Tuesday morning on Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce.
One Person Dead After Head-on Collision in Agua Dulce
On the heels of the announcement that students will remain out of school for the remainder of the academic year due to the current public health crisis, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is calling on residents to help ensure that children remain safe.
Community Urged to be Voice of Children as Concern for Child Safety Rises
An employee at Los Angeles County Probation’s Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar has tested positive for COVID-19.
County Confirms 2nd COVID-19 Case at Sylmar Juvenile Hall
1860 - Los Angeles Star (newspaper) reports string of Army wagons from Fort Tejon traversing Newhall Pass [story]
Fort Tejon
Two more members of the College of the Canyons community have been diagnosed with coronavirus. These are the second and third cases of coronavirus connected to the college.
COC Reports 2nd, 3rd COVID-19 Cases
To date, the Public Health Department has identified 6,360 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 147 deaths. A minimum of 1 death and 132 cases — and as many as 144 cases — have occurred in the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Monday: 6,360 Cases, Min. 132 in SCV; Suggests No Shopping This Week
Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced the establishment of the Los Angeles Surge Hospital, a temporary facility in L.A. that will expand access to additional beds and expand ICU capacity for patients who contract COVID-19.
State, County, Healthcare Groups to Open ‘Los Angeles Surge Hospital’
Out of an abundance of caution and to prevent the spread of #coronavirus (#COVID-19), all L.A. County parks will be closed on Sunday, April 12
All County Parks Closed Easter Sunday
California now has had a total of 14,336 confirmed cases and 343 deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Department of Public Health announced Monday.
California Monday: 14,336 Cases, 343 Deaths
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, has extended a beach advisory through Thursday at 7 a.m.
Beach Advisory in Effect Through Thursday
After seeing all my patients, I talked to the administrator at one of the homes who said the facility had no extra masks, gowns or shoe coverings.
A Scary Nursing Home | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio