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Suicide Prevention Month Comes to COC
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

In honor of Suicide Prevention Month in September, College of the Canyons is hosting a mix of events and training in collaboration with community and campus partners throughout the next two weeks. The five events occurring between Wednesday and Sept. 28 will touch on topics related to suicide prevention,...

Renovations Reveal Repairs Needed at Heritage Junction
Monday, Sep 16, 2019

In an effort to restore the historic buildings of Heritage Junction, community leaders and local businesses have undertaken a renovation project that’s revealed additional damage to the area’s landmark steeple. The renovations commenced last week when project leaders started tenting five buildings...

Suspect Shot, Killed in Reported Deputy-Involved Shooting
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Update as of 5:09 p.m.: A suspect was shot and killed by a local sheriff’s deputy in the Valencia Industrial Center Thursday, prompting a shutdown of the intersection of Rye Canyon Road and Stanford Avenue. Initial report: A suspect was shot by a local sheriff’s deputy in the Valencia Industrial...

Renovations Underway at Historic Heritage Junction
Thursday, Sep 5, 2019

Five historic buildings at Heritage Junction began undergoing “major renovations” on Thursday, as community leaders begin a restoration project that’s expected to end with a world-class museum located at the Pardee house. “The buildings that we have at Heritage Junction have deteriorated quite...

One Person Airlifted After Collision Near Saugus High
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019

A traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian resulted in the landing of a medical helicopter Monday afternoon at Central Park. “The call came from sheriff’s (deputies) reporting a traffic collision at Bouquet Canyon Road and Centurion Way in Santa Clarita. We have two units on scene,”...

Engbrecht to Retire as Hart District Superintendent
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

William S. Hart Union High School District Superintendent Vicki Engbrecht is set to retire in June, according to the district ’s agenda for Wednesday night’s board meeting. The move prompted district trustees to consider the appointment of a new superintendent Wednesday, in order to facilitate a...

Five Robbery Suspects Arrested at Newhall Metrolink Station
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested five robbery suspects at the Newhall Metrolink Station on Monday night. San Fernando Police Department officers ultimately hauled the men back to the San Fernando Valley to be booked as part of an investigation that began outside of the deputies’...

Vegetation Fire Prompts Evacuation of COC’s Childhood Education Center
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

A vegetation fire near Valencia Boulevard and Interstate 5 prompted the evacuation of College of the Canyons’ Early Childhood Education Center Thursday afternoon. Marvin Lim, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, said officials received word of the fire at 3:02 p.m. Thursday. “We...

Multiple SCV Outages Leave Thousands Without Power
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

Power was expected to be restored to most residents by 7 a.m. Tuesday, and the cause of the outages were not immediately available. It’s estimated that about 7,000 Santa Clarita Valley customers were left without power when an outage struck Monday night — mostly in the Saugus area, according to information...

SCV Residents Honor Mass Shooting Victims at Candlelight Vigil

Following the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio this weekend, Santa Clarita Valley residents gathered Monday for a candlelight vigil. With candles in hand and peace signs in the air, more than 50 residents paid their respect outside City Hall as they voiced a need for communities to come together to end...

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Although they might be training to become master chefs, no one is above having fun with a gingerbread house competition during the holiday season.
COC Culinary Institute Holds Annual Gingerbread House Competition
For each of the past six years, developers planning to build a senior condo complex near Towsley Canyon on The Old Road have asked regional planners for more time to keep the project alive, and on Tuesday they’ll ask again.
Planners to Weigh Extending Plan for Senior Condo Complex
With the new year just weeks away, the Santa Clarita City Council is set to nominate its new 2020 mayor on Tuesday.
Santa Clarita City Council to Appoint 2020 Mayor
1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Wm. S. Hart
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 12: Arts Commission Regular Meeting
A special meeting of the Engineering & Operations Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Summit Circle, located at 26521 Summit Circle, Santa Clarita, in the Training Room.
Dec. 9: SCV Water Engineering & Operations Committee Special Meeting
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. Bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around these outlets after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
OAKLAND — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a mandatory one-year moratorium Thursday on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders - helping at least 800,000 homes in wildfire disaster areas in Northern and Southern California.
Insurers Now Banned from Pulling Policies in CA’s Fire-Ravaged Areas
In what has become a Newhall tradition, Faith Community Church will welcome the neighborhood to celebrate Christmas with its 14th annual “Festividad for Christ” event.
Dec. 14: Annual “Festividad for Christ” at Faith Community Church
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) invites all young musicians to attend the next “Visiting Artists Program” workshop that will be taking place Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Pico Canyon Hall at College of the Canyons.
Dec. 7: SCV Youth Orchestra’s “Visiting Artists Program” Workshop
As the community continues to process the Saugus High School tragedy and find comfort in one another, the Santa Clarita Public Library has come together with Homes4Families to offer Santa Clarita teens and tweens affected by the shooting a healing art program, titled “The Heart of Feeling: Emotions Hidden Inside.”
Dec. 11: “The Heart of Feeling” Healing Art Program at Santa Clarita Library
Four Santa Clarita Valley volleyball players were named to an All-CIF team, as announced by the CIF-Southern Section on Monday.
Volleyball Players from 3 SCV Schools Named ALL-CIF
Preparations are underway for the eighth annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-off, and organizers are looking for sponsors and chili cooker contestants.
Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off Looking for Sponsors, Contestants
The Newhall residential community is about to grow with the addition of nearly 100 condominiums after the Santa Clarita Planning Commission approved their construction on Tuesday.
Planning Commission Approves Condominium Project on Dockweiler Drive
A burning motor home seen fully engulfed in flames prompted a swift response by firefighters to a vacant lot in Castaic Wednesday afternoon.
Castaic RV Fire Prompts Quick Response
1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to improve access to mental health treatment in the county by adopting a two-year pilot program to procure up to 500 more beds for those in need of care.
County to Identify More Beds for Mental Health Treatment
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles inspected pet stores on Tuesday for compliance with California laws regarding pet shops.
County Teams With SPCA-LA to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
College of the Canyons officials announced Tuesday they plan to refund $31 million of a recent outstanding general obligation bond, saving taxpayers $8.3 million over the next two decades, according to COC.
COC OK’s $31M General Obligation Bond Refund
After more than two and a half years as the Santa Clarita Valley’s “top cop,” county officials confirmed Wednesday morning that SCV Sheriff’s Station Capt. Robert Lewis is being promoted again — to commander.
SCV’s Top Cop, Capt. Robert Lewis, Now a Commander
The JCI Santa Clarita organization for young business professionals has set several community events for December and invite residents to join in the fun leading up to the year-end holidays.
JCI Hosts December Community Events
The Lancaster JetHawks on Wednesday praised the newly created Save Minor League Baseball Task Force that has been organized by members of Congress to prevent Major League Baseball from eliminating 42 minor league franchises, nearly one-quarter of all minor league teams around the country.
JetHawks Laud Lawmakers’ Effort to Save Minor League Baseball
A SigAlert was issued early Wednesday morning after a vehicle hit a big rig on Interstate 5, bringing traffic to a crawl in Santa Clarita.
SigAlert Brings I-5 Traffic to a Crawl
The League of American Bicyclists honored the efforts of Santa Clarita to build better places to bike with a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award.
Santa Clarita Scores Silver as ‘Bicycle Friendly Community’