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1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in SCV area; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
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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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1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in SCV area; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The 2023-2024 school year has come to a close and along with it a very successful year of high school athletics.
CIF-SS Commissioner Mike West | Year in Review
The Castaic Union School District Governing Board will hold its regular meeting Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m.
June 27: Castaic Union Expected to Adopt 2024-2025 Budget
The regular meeting of the Saugus Union School District Governing Board will take place Tuesday, June 25, with closed session beginning at 5 p.m., followed immediately by public session at 6:40 p.m.
June 25: Saugus Union School District Regular Board Meeting
A new nonprofit initiative in Santa Clarita is laying the foundation for a groundbreaking Children's Museum.
July 26-28: LEAP Children’s Museum Hosting Pop-Up Event
The SCV Senior Center was recently informed that their Nutrition Budget - “Meals for Seniors” for Fiscal Year starting July 1, 2024, will be cut by $5.1 million dollars.
SCV Senior Center Announces $5.1M Cut to Nutrition Budget
I know I speak for everyone when I say the passing of firefighter Andrew Pontious in the line of duty just one week ago was heartbreaking.
Kathryn Barger | Fighting Fires
Jeremy Bischoff, a Santa Clarita native and a member of the USA Gymnastics National Team for five years, will compete for a spot in the 2024 Summer Olympic Games this week. Bischoff, a 2020 graduate of Canyon High School/Learning Post Academy, will compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials June 27-June 30 in Minneapolis.
Santa Clarita Native Jeremy Bischoff to Compete in Olympic Trials
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley invites the community to celebrate its 50 years of improving lives of women and girls globally and in the SCV with a glittering disco gala at The Oaks Club, Valencia, on Saturday night, Sept. 14
‘Studio 74’ Coming to Zonta SCV’s Golden Anniversary Celebration
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) Spotlight Series will feature a diverse lineup of talented musicians and performers, as well as family-friendly events as part of its programming.  
PAC Announces 2024-2025 Spotlight Series
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has released the list of seven productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, June 24 - Sunday, June 30.
Seven Productions Filming in Santa Clarita
Eleven additional athletes claimed spots on the 2024 Paris Olympic Team, including Saugus High School alumna Abbey Weitzeil, on night eight of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming presented by Lilly, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Santa Clarita’s Abbey Weitzeil Qualifies for Paris Olympic Team
As a city manager, father and community member — the safety of Santa Clarita residents will always be my top priority - especially on the roads.
Ken Striplin | Enhancing Safety, Efficiency in Our Community
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is set to roll out a fresh, data-oriented strategy aimed at curtailing crime throughout L.A. County.
LASD Rolls Out New Crime Strategy Unit
1980 - Saugus Train Station relocated to Hart Park, Newhall [story]
Saugus Train Station
1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall estate and his (now West) Hollywood home to the public [story]
Hart dies
1972 - Vasquez Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places [list]
Vasquez Rocks
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Board of Supervisors Chair Lindsey Horvath have sent an open letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to continue funding the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations hand crews who currently help the Los Angeles County Fire Department tackle wildland fires.
Supes Urge Newsom Not to Cut L.A. County Inmate Firefighting Crews
Give the gift of life, an upcoming blood drive is scheduled for Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. The blood drive will be held in Cedar Hall.
June 28: City Hosts Blood Drive at The Centre
The city of Santa Clarita invites local schools and nonprofits to submit a proposal outlining a project that can benefit from volunteer support as part of Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Santa Clarita Now Accepting Project Proposals for Make A Difference Day
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. that includes a host of issues including assessments, taxes, fees and budgets in addition to continued hearings on the Town Center Specific Plan.
June 25: City Council Meets on Open Space, Budget, Town Center Specific Plan
Part of the Summer Theatre Festival by Santa Clarita Shakespeare, "An Evening of Absurdity" will run July 12-21 at the MAIN, 24266 Main Street., Newhall, CA 91321.
The MAIN Presents ‘An Evening of Absurdity’
The city of Santa Clarita has issued a traffic advisory for daytime lane closures at Copper Hill and Rio Norte Drive beginning Monday, June 24.
June 24: Traffic Advisory Lane Closures Copper Hill/Rio Norte Drive
Santa Clarita will celebrate this year's Fourth of July with the Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club's pancake breakfast, Santa Clarita Valley Parade Committee's Fourth of July Parade and city of Santa Clarita fireworks show.
Fourth of July Events in Santa Clarita
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