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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire


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Trial Begins for Suspect in Mercy Killing
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016

The trial began Wednesday for a Canyon Country man accused of killing his seriously ill wife and sister, the prosecution alleging the murders were planned and deliberate, while his defense argued Lance Anderson committed mercy killings. Lance Holger Anderson, 61, sat before a judge while opening statements...

Remains Found in Saugus Identified as Local Man
Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016

Human remains found in the wash near Bouquet Canyon Road last year have been identified as a 24-year-old man who was possibly homeless at the time of his death. Josh Kyle Rodman’s remains were discovered in the wash on Aug. 31, 2015 and the exact cause of his death has yet to be determined. Read...

4 Children Among 6 Killed in I-5 Crash Near Gorman
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

Four children were among the six killed in a fiery crash Tuesday morning after a minivan was struck by a semi-truck on the southbound 5 freeway near Gorman. “We had six deceased,” said Captain Keith Mora with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “Two were transported by helicopter (to a local...

Local Vape Shop to Give Away AR-15 Rifle

Awesometown Vapors shop is giving away an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle with a raffle for customers as part of their Independence Day celebration. Read the full story [here].

Teens Arrested After Vandalizing Skate Park Vending Machines
Monday, Jun 20, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested two teenagers who allegedly vandalized several vending machines near the Santa Clarita Skate Park early Sunday morning, and are searching for two others who ran from the scene. Read the full story [here].

Big-Rig Flips Truck North Of Castaic, Southbound 5 Slowed Near Pyramid Lake
Friday, Jun 17, 2016

A two-car traffic collision on the southbound 5 freeway Friday is causing significant delays to traffic north of Castaic while emergency responders bring in a helicopter to transport an injured patient. Read the full story [here].

3 Injured in SR-14 Crash
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016

A vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 14 near Agua Dulce fell 20 feet down an embankment Thursday morning, resulting in three people being transported to a local area hospital, according to fire department officials. Read the full story [here].

1 Killed in Solo Crash in Canyon Country
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016

A solo car crash resulted in the death of one person shortly before midnight Saturday in the 17300 block of Sierra Highway, near the Canyon Country campus of College of the Canyons. The driver of the vehicle, Ryan Everling, 33, reportedly hit several objects including the center divider and two fire...

Black Bear Hit By Car Suspected Victim Of Poaching
Friday, Jun 3, 2016

A young black bear that was struck by a car Thursday morning was mutilated by an unknown party after it was struck, according to California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials. Read the full story [here].

Man Suspected of Murder in Los Angeles Arrested in SCV
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A man wanted on suspicion of murder was arrested by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies during a traffic stop Monday morning. Read the full story [here].

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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire
Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.
Zonta Club SCV Speaks Out Against Gender-Based Violence
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is excited to announce that a series of Learn to Swim Scholarships will be made available for the Learn to Swim Program at Castaic Aquatic Center this upcoming Winter and Spring Season
L.A. County Opens Winter, Spring Scholarship Swim Programs at Castaic Aquatic Center
The new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, located at 26201 Golden Valley Road, was unveiled Monday.
LASD, Local Officials Unveil New SCV Sheriff’s Station
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Monday announced an additional death, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 175, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 175th Death; SCV Cases Total 36,756
The Valencia High School Marching Band and Color Guard is holding the 9th Annual Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament at the Valencia High School Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m.
Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament Returns to Valencia High School
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the five productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021:
Filming in SCV This Week Includes Three TV Shows, One Commercial, One Feature
Each time the MB2 Entertainment owners — who happen to be not only business leaders but also two longtime Santa Clarita Valley residents — drove past the Mountasia Family Fun Center, they felt a pull to revitalize the SCV staple.
MB2 Entertainment Bringing Fun Back to Former Mountasia Property
A 67-yard touchdown from Saugus Centurions (7-1, 3-0) quarterback Brady Welch to running back Jacob Faraldo blew the gates open in the 42-7 win against the Golden Valley Grizzlies (3-4, 1-2) on Friday.
Cents Trounce Grizzlies 42-7
The Hart Indians (2-6, 1-2) completed the comeback over Valencia (3-4, 1-2) scoring 14 unanswered points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime for the 27-21 win.
Hart Stuns Valencia in OT 27-21
Amy Green was a young woman when she fell into a cycle of abuse that began with a relationship with the wrong man and led her to an addiction to heroin.
Purple Palooza 5K Walk Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence
SACRAMENTO – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In fact, the chance of a teen being involved in a crash is highest during their first two years of driving.
CHP’s ‘Start Smart’ Course Encourages Safe Driving Practices For Teens
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
Campton store
1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
Peter LaBeck
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The Saugus-based Camp Scott was placed on a short list of potential future sites for the county’s violent youth and young adult offenders, officials said Friday.
Camp Scott Placed on Short List for Future Juvenile, Young Adult Offenders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 24 new deaths and 1,229 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,615 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Announces Recommendation for Johnson & Johnson Booster Dose; SCV Cases Total 36,615
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday calling for more local control over zoning laws and land use.
City Approves Resolution Asking for More Local Land Use Zoning Control
After Colleen Shaffer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, she decided she wanted to help others who were on the same uncertain journey she was on — so she hosted a tea party in her backyard where supporters showed up for her and on behalf of cancer patients.
Circle of Hope Hosts 17th Annual Tea Party Fundraiser to Support Cancer Patients
Women and men gathered on top of Old Town Newhall’s parking structure Thursday for an evening of drinks and recognition of local leaders in the film industry as part of Zonta’s women’s film festival, Lunafest.
Zonta’s Lunafest Empowers Women Through Filmmaking
On Oct. 15, Princess Cruises marked the return to service of the cruise line’s third ship in the U.S. – Emerald Princess – departing from the Port of Los Angeles on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale.
Emerald Princess Debuts as Fifth Princess Ship to Return to Cruise Vacation Service
Two out of five league games have been completed as the Foothill League inches closer to the CIF playoffs. The Saugus Centurions and the West Ranch Wildcats remain the only unbeaten teams, setting up for a showdown in the coming weeks, which may decide the Foothill League champion.
Week Nine Football Preview
Foothill League girls golfers tested their skills Wednesday at The Oaks Club at Valencia, which is considered one of the longer courses in the league, and the West Ranch Wildcats still prevailed, pulling some of their best numbers from the entire season.
West Ranch Girls Golf Wins Fifth League Match in a Row
In a red carpet event held at the Laemmle Theatres in Newhall, Square Zero Films filmmakers and NAACP Santa Clarita members celebrated the world premiere of the sports documentary “SCRUM.”
NAACP Santa Clarita, Square Zero Films Celebrate World Premiere of ‘SCRUM’
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