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1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]


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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...

Hill Speaks With Business Leaders During SCV Trip
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019

It’s been 200 days since Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, assumed office, and with a break in her Washington schedule, the congresswoman took time Tuesday to meet with Santa Clarita Valley constituents and business leaders. Prior to the legislative update with the SCV Chamber of Commerce event and her...

Parent Sues Hart District Over Response to Alleged Rape
Friday, Jul 26, 2019

A lawsuit over an alleged rape and subsequent Title IX violations has been filed against the William S. Hart Union High School District, naming multiple school officials who are or were at Valencia High School at the time of the allegations. The lawsuit alleges intentional infliction of emotional distress...

FEC: Hill Leads Fundraising Over Challengers
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

The Federal Election Commission has released the fundraising totals for the second quarter of the 2020 election cycle, and Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, continued to lead the way in each of the listed fundraising categories. The latest financial reports from the FEC released Monday detail the money...

Stevenson Ranch Resident Alleges Misconduct by SCV Deputies
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

A family recently targeted by a prank 911 call is voicing displeasure with swatting and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies in a complaint filed less than 24 hours after the family was handcuffed on its front lawn. Stevenson Ranch resident Alexander Fedorov filed the complaint Friday, which...

COC’s Gribbons Named President of LA Valley College
Monday, Jul 15, 2019

After nearly two decades serving College of the Canyons and its students, Dr. Barry Gribbons has agreed to become president of Los Angeles Valley College. Gribbons is the 10th person to leave COC and become a college president, according to College of the Canyons officials. “I’m excited about the...

AB 392, Use of Force Bill, Heads to Governor
Friday, Jul 12, 2019

Assembly Bill 392 (AB 392), legislation looking to reduce the number of officer-involved shootings across the state, has received bipartisan support from Santa Clarita Valley lawmakers and now heads to the governor’s desk for approval. Also known as the California Act to Save Lives, AB 392 seeks to...

Ammunition Purchase Now Requires Background Check
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019

As California continues its rollout of the Safety for All Act of 2016, new ammunition laws went into effect Monday that require anyone in California to undergo a background check when buying ammunition for their firearms. The state’s latest gun-related restrictions are a result of Proposition 63, which...

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Come see linemen from each of Santa Clarita's six high school varsity teams race against time and each other to eat a four foot burrito on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., on Town Center Drive at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Fox Sports West Staff, NFL Players from Hart to Take Part in Burrito Bowl
1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]
Stephen Merle Houk, 48, was found guilty Monday of kidnapping his two young children and fleeing from law enforcement authorities in a motorhome last year, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Houk Convicted of Kidnapping, Fleeing Cops in Motorhome
Not a single motorist was arrested for impaired driving during Friday’s DUI checkpoint carried out by the California Highway Patrol, despite 400 drivers stopped.
No DUI Arrests in SCV Sobriety Checkpoint
A man and a woman arrested in Canyon Country Friday morning, one of them on suspicion of murder, have been identified as being from the Antelope Valley.
Pair Detained in SCV Traffic Stop ID’d; 1 Suspected of Murder
The city of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for 2019 from the National Procurement Institute Inc.
City Wins ‘Excellence in Procurement’ Award for Purchasing
Will Gaddis pitched well and his batterymate, Joel Diaz, delivered three RBIs to help lead the Lancaster JetHawks to a 6-4 win over the Modesto Nuts in the series' rubber game on Sunday night at John Thurman Field.
JetHawks Take Rubber Game, Series from Nuts
Ryan Vilade delivered a tie-breaking hit in the eighth inning to lead the JetHawks to a 4-3 win over the Modesto Nuts on Saturday night at John Thurman Field.
Ryan Vilade Hit Leads to Lancaster Win Over Nuts
Two equipment trailers used by the Canyon High School Gold Star Brigade were tagged with profane graffiti at some point over the weekend, Brigade officials reported Monday.
Canyon High Band Trailers Tagged, Fund Opened to Repaint
A California judge on Friday tentatively overturned Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s decision to reinstate Caren Mandoyan, an officer fired for domestic violence, but a final ruling is expected next week.
Judge May Overturn Villanueva’s Rehiring of Mandoyan
The LA County coroner has identified the man killed Wednesday after his pickup truck collided with a big rig on Interstate 5, near Castaic, as 35-year-old Sergio Martinez of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Grand Junction Man ID’d as Person Killed in I-5 Crash
More than 30% of Los Angeles County high school students have reported ever using e-cigarette products and 10% of high school students regularly use e-cigarette products, according to the latest data from the 2017-18 California Student Tobacco Survey and the California Healthy Kids Survey.
Surveys: Vaping Increases Among LA County Youth
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will take part in a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation on Thursday, August 22, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Aug. 22: LASD Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Push in SCV
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed West Nile virus in four additional mosquito samples from traps in the cities of Carson, Northridge, Reseda and Signal Hill.
County Finds More Mosquitos Infected with West Nile Virus
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating a string of thefts early Sunday evening at two SCV Ralph’s supermarkets.
Thieves Steal from 2 SCV Ralph’s Stores Sunday
1879 - Newhall civic leader Charles Henry Kingsburry born in Missouri [story]
Charles Kingsburry
1946 - Pioneering Placerita Canyon movie producer Trem Carr dies in San Diego [story]
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1920 - Actress Maureen O'Hara born in Ireland; 1961 "Parent Trap" uses Disney Golden Oak Ranch [story]
Maureen O'Hara
If The Master's University women's volleyball team was looking for an opportunity to fold to Rocky Mountain on Thursday, it had options.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Takes Down No. 13 Rocky Mountain
The Master's University men's basketball team has signed Sam Boone, an NCAA Division 2 transfer who will add to the squad's frontcourt depth.
TMU Men’s Basketball Signs Sam Boone, NCAA D2 Transfer
A Canyon Country woman stands accused of going after a family member with a chainsaw, albeit one that was turned off, after two failed attempts to hit her intended victim with steak knives she allegedly threw.
Woman Accused of Throwing Knives, Wielding Chainsaw
Master's head coach Dan Waldeck hopes Stephanie Soares brings "immense confidence and drive" back with her after she played with the Brazilian women's national team at the Pan American Games in Peru last week.
TMU’s Stephanie Soares Wins Gold at Pan American Games
One thing volleyball player Jane Cisar appreciates about The Master's University head coach Allan Vince is his recruiting philosophy.
Vince Earns 100th Win at TMU Women’s Volleyball Coach
At nationals last year, The Master's University women's volleyball team learned what it would take to make a deep post-season run.
2019 TMU Women’s Volleyball Preview