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


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City Wins ‘Excellence in Procurement’ Award for Purchasing
Monday, Aug 19, 2019

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. This is the ninth time the city has received this award in recognition of Santa Clarita’s purchasing policies and practices. The AEP...

City Offers Tips for Storing Emergency Water Supplies
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita’s emergency preparedness officials have compiled a list of ways to safely store emergency water supplies for use after disaster strikes. That’s because you might lose access to clean water. Taking the steps now to store emergency water supplies and learn other useful...

Aug. 28: City Info Meeting on 2020 Community Services, Arts Grants

The city of Santa Clarita invites non-profit organizations interested in the 2020 grant cycle of the city’s Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, August 28, at 12:15 p.m. The informational meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall,...

The Replicas Variety Band to Perform Top Hits at Concerts in the Park
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

Dance your heart out at Concerts in the Park, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, on Saturday, Aug. 17. Hear the talented variety band, The Replicas, perform top hits from a variety of different artists. The free concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road....

City Offers Back-to-School School Safety Messages, Programs
Monday, Aug 12, 2019

As students return to classes at all of the elementary districts and the William S. Hart Union High School District in the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita reminds residents of important school safety messages and programs. “This is an exciting time for both parents and students,”...

Tickets on Sale for Oct. 24 ‘State of the City’ Luncheon

Tickets are now on sale for the city of Santa Clarita‘s 2019 State of the City Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Thursday, October 24, starting at 11:30 a.m., The theme for this year’s luncheon is “Santa Clarita – Lights, Camera, Santa Clarita!” as the Santa Clarita...

Aug. 16: City, Red Cross to Host Blood Drive at City Hall

The city of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross will hold a community blood drive event at City Hall on Friday, August 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed each day in the United States. The local blood drive will take place in the Century Room at Santa...

New School Year Brings New Traffic Patterns to Santa Clarita Elementary
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

To improve pedestrian safety and reduce traffic congestion, the city of Santa Clarita will use a pedestrian scramble traffic cycle at Seco Canyon Road and Decoro Drive during the school year, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13. Drivers and pedestrians using the intersection, which is adjacent to Santa Clarita...

Grateful Dead Tribute Band to Rock Concerts in the Park
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

The eyes of the world, or more specifically, the eyes of Santa Clarita, will be on the band Grateful Shred at Central Park on Saturday, Aug. 10. This talented Grateful Dead tribute band will perform during the City’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union. The free concert...

‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ Now Filming in SCV

The city of Santa Clarita has released the list of what is currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley. Below is what’s filming for the week of Monday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019: – “Into The Dark” – Television – “NCIS” – Television – “S.W.A.T.”...

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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