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January 21
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Scott Newhall

Tick Fire Not Part of Criminal Investigation
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Arson investigators have said the Tick Fire is not currently considered part of a criminal investigation. The Tick Fire, which took place in the final week of October, burned more than 4,000 acres of land, destroyed more than two dozen structures and caused the evacuation of 40,000 residents. While the...

Canyon Country Woman,  Newhall Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges

A woman and a man were both arrested on Sunday on charges related to an attempted murder investigation. Laura Maria Sabedra, 21, of Canyon Country and Guillermo Martinez, 20, of Newhall were both arrested Sunday and booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, according to Custody Assistant...

Rain Forecasted for SCV; Snow Expected to Hit Grapevine
Thursday, Jan 16, 2020

Santa Clarita is expected to experience rainfall throughout Thursday, while the Grapevine could see a couple of inches of snow, according to officials with the National Weather Service “We’re expecting rain on Thursday, roughly a quarter-inch to 3 inches,” said Kathy Hoxsie, a NWS meteorologist....

Child Struck by Car Near Sierra Vista Junior High
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020

Santa Clarita first responders were called to the scene of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Tuesday after a child was struck near Sierra Vista Junior High School. Lt. James Royal of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station confirmed the victim was a child and they are treating the collision...

Suspect Arrested in Valencia Chase Bank Robbery
Monday, Jan 13, 2020

A San Fernando man suspected of robbing the Chase Bank branch near Santa Clarita City Hall on Monday, January 6 has been apprehended by law enforcement personnel. Forrest Colby Rowe, 49, was taken into custody on Thursday, four days after he is believed to have walked into the Chase bank on the 24000...

Frazier Park Man ID’d as Driver Killed After Car Plunged Off Embankment
Friday, Jan 10, 2020

Bashir Albadawi, 73, of Frazier Park, was the driver killed in a two-car collision in Valencia on Thursday, according to officials at the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office. Albadawi was killed when his car reportedly collided with another vehicle, before being sent down a roadside...

Val Verde Man Held on 5 Felonies in Domestic Violence Incident
Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020

A situation that began with a domestic violence call ended with deputies arresting a 20-year-old man on suspicion of kidnapping and four other felonies in Val Verde Tuesday night. At 12:40 p.m., deputies responded to the 29600 block of Cromwell Avenue for a domestic violence call possibly involving a...

County Calls Cold Weather Alert Through Sunday

County officials are warning residents about an extension to the cold weather alert for the Santa Clarita Valley, which now lasts through the remainder of the week. In a news release distributed on Tuesday, Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials said wind chill is expected to bring temperatures...

Officials Identify Pilot Killed in Newhall Plane Crash
Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020

Wayne Richards is pictured with his Thunder Mustang, a modern 3/4-scale replica of the World War II-vintage P-51 Mustang. | Photo from Facebook. The pilot who died in a plane crash in Newhall on Saturday has been identified by officials at the Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office. Wayne...

Northridge Man Leads Officers on High-Speed Pursuit in SCV

California Highway Patrol officers chased a gray Toyota Prius on Friday that was reportedly reaching speeds of 102 mph. On Jan. 3 at 2:35 a.m., the Prius was reportedly spotted heading south on Interstate 5 south of Lyons, hitting triple-digit speeds, according to Josh Greengard, spokesman for the California...

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Castaic Union School District, in partnership with the Castaic Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, will be hosting a “Be Kind to Your Community” event at Castaic Lake (lower lake), Saturday, Jan. 25, and the entire community is invited.
Jan. 25: Team Up to Clean Up Castaic Lake
Arson investigators have said the Tick Fire is not currently considered part of a criminal investigation.
Tick Fire Not Part of Criminal Investigation
Residents and visitors rely on Santa Clarita Transit to get where they need to go, and riders will soon be able to expand their transit opportunities, thanks to the new bus transfer station at the Vista Canyon development located south of the 14 Freeway.
Jan. 27: Vista Canyon Bus Transfer Center Groundbreaking
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a Business Meeting Wednesday, Jan 22, starting with a closed session at 3:30 p.m. and followed by an open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 22: Santa Clarita Community College District Business Meeting
A woman and a man were both arrested on Sunday on charges related to an attempted murder investigation.
Canyon Country Woman,  Newhall Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the creation of a new NonProfit Council designed specifically for local 501c(3) nonprofits who are members of the Chamber to keep our local non-profits on the forefront in charitable giving, advocacy and regulations.
SCV Chamber Announces Launch of Nonprofit Council
LOS ANGELES – The second annual Los Angeles Kings Festival – in which Kings Season Ticket members and fans can meet the entire Kings team – will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Staples Center.
Feb. 27: LA Kings Festival
A multivehicle traffic collision on Highway 14 resulted in all southbound lanes closed for more than two hours Monday night.
Multi-vehicle Collision Prompts Closure of State Route 14
Back in the 1960s, there weren’t any special education programs in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Hansen Family Continues Making Impact with SCV’s Special Needs Community
Castaic Union School District is excited to announce that online Kindergarten enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.
Castaic Union Kindergarten Enrollment Now Open
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Scott Newhall
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously voted to recognize the week of Feb. 3-7 as National School Counseling Week across the district during Wednesday night’s board meeting.
Hart District: 1st Week of Feb. is ‘School Counseling Week’
Did you sign up for a Medicare Advantage health plan last year only to find that it doesn’t meet your needs? Not to worry.You still have time to switch to another Medicare Advantage plan, or return to Original Medicare.
Medicare: Not Too Late to Change Plans | Commentary by Cate Kortzeborn
The Santa Clarita Valley Chinese School hosted its annual Chinese New Year celebration with food, games and crafts at the Old Town Newhall Library on Saturday afternoon.
SCV Chinese School Celebrates Year of the Rat
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 21: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Special Meeting
Valencia, California-based Princess Cruises is part of Carnival Australia which has pledged $1.9 million in total to various bushfire relief efforts in Australia.
Carnival Australia Pledges $1.9M to Bushfire Relief
The Hart High School Baseball Program will host its annual Alumni Game and 2020 Hart Baseball Team Preview at the Hart baseball field in Newhall on Sunday, January 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jan. 26: Hart High Baseball Alumni Game, Team Preview
The Santa Clarita Valley Man & Woman of the Year Committee has set Friday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. as the deadline for nominations to the community's premier volunteer recognition event.
Jan. 31: Deadline for 2020 Man & Woman of the Year Nominations
The man who died after being found unresponsive at his home in Saugus on Saturday has been identified as Daniel Brett Bennett, according to Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office officials.
Coroner ID’s Saugus Death as Daniel Bennett, Former Rep. Hill’s Brother
A 37-year-old man whose legal name is Sexy Vegan has entered a no-contest plea in connection to a video he posted with a dog, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
Sexy Vegan Pleads No Contest for Video With Dog
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Angel Reinosa has been charged with falsely reporting that he had been shot by a sniper while in the parking lot of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station on August 21, 2019, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Angel Reinosa, Ex-Lancaster Deputy, Charged in Bogus Shooting
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander