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


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Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty; ‘Barely Alive’ Dog Dies
Monday, Sep 30, 2019

A woman was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty in Saugus on Friday afternoon after witnesses phoned the sheriff’s station to say they saw a dog yelping loudly. The dog, believed to be a small Chihuahua mix, was barely breathing when deputies arrived, according to Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for...

SCV Teen Skates onto LA Kings Ice Crew
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

As Nic Menzano skated along the ice at the Ice Station Valencia and slid to a halt, spraying chunks of ice up from his skates, he chuckled. “I never skate without something in my hand,” the Valencia resident said. Whether it was a stick or a shovel, Menzano has always skated with a purpose — either...

Woman Charged with Domestic Violence in Canyon Country
Monday, Sep 2, 2019

A woman was arrested on a domestic violence charge after allegedly attempting to hit her husband with her car in Canyon Country on Friday night. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies received reports of an alleged assault with a deadly weapon at 7:20 p.m. on Olympic Crest Drive near Whites...

Husband Arrested on Suspicion of Assault After Seeing Wife with Another Man
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019

A 40-year-old man who spotted his wife driving with another man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday afternoon. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies received reports of a road-rage incident near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Magic Mountain Parkway around 12:30...

Sept. 7: Avenues SLS Cornhole Tourney at Wolf Creek
Monday, Aug 12, 2019

Avenues Supported Living Services, a nonprofit created to support people with developmental disabilities in remaining active in their communities, will host its third annual Cornhole Tournament FUNdraiser and Silent Auction at Wolf Creek Brewery on Sept. 7. “In the past three years, we have seen this...

Castaic Diner Featured in SpongeBob Special Live-Action Episode
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019

Mike’s Diner in Castaic was recently visited by everyone’s favorite yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Yes, that’s right. SpongeBob SquarePants came to Castaic in a recent special live-action episode. “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” which recently aired in two parts...

Dogs Involved in High-Speed RV Pursuit Find a Home
Friday, Jul 12, 2019

The two dogs involved in an RV pursuit in May that started in Santa Clarita now have a new home. Starlett and Onyx, two female mastiffs, were rescued by Foxy and the Hounds Rescue in June after spending a few days in the local shelter. During the pursuit on May 21, Starlett jumped from the RV during...

Chamber Honors SCV Veterans at Annual Patriots Luncheon

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce honored local veterans at its ninth annual Patriots Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency on Thursday. Each year, the luncheon serves to recognize veterans for not only serving their country, but also the community, and this year, seven deserving veterans were chosen....

Dogs Left in Hot Van Rescued by SCV Deputies
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies rescued four dogs after a citizen called to report dogs left in a hot van in Stevenson Ranch Wednesday afternoon. Deputies found three rottweilers and one pit bull trapped in a van, with a window barely opened, in a parking area near townhomes, Shirley...

American Flag Waves Proudly Throughout SCV
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019

For more than 200 years, the American flag has been flown across the nation as a symbol of allegiance and pride, and the Santa Clarita Valley is no exception. In fact, Santa Clarita is known as a patriotic town by many. Flags proudly wave on light poles down many of the streets, at homes across the city...

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Some people find the college financial aid process intimidating, if not overwhelming. But when it comes to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, the fear is misplaced.
Don’t Let Student Aid Filing Scare You | Commentary by Dr. Dianne Van Hook
1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
The National Weather Service on Friday afternoon issued a high wind watch for the Santa Clarita Valley from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.
High Wind Watch Saturday Night to Sunday Morning
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 22 meeting starting at 1 p.m.
Oct. 22 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
The next regular meeting of the North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Board of Directors is set for Monday, October 21, at 1 p.m.
Oct. 21: North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Regular Meeting
Tickets are now on sale for the Youth Project's 13th Annual Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em fundraising poker tournament, to be held at the Valencia Country Club on Saturday, November 2, starting at 5 p.m.
Nov. 2: Youth Project ‘Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em Poker Tourney
Author Michele Singer Evans will sign her new book "Island of Zarada: The Larimar Quest" at Barnes & Noble in Valencia on Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m., and the public is invited to join her.
Oct. 20: Michele Singer Evans Book Signing at Barnes & Noble
Construction has commenced at the new Orchard Medical Center on Orchard Village Road in Valencia, CBRE announced.
Walls Tilted Up for New Orchard Medical Center
Downed power lines in Newhall sparked a small fire and left more than 1,880 people without electricity, between Lyons Avenue and the southern edge of the Newhall Pass, Friday afternoon.
Downed Power Lines Spark Small Fire, Power Outage in Newhall
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 16 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 46th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills Thursday night.
AMPAS Honors Winners of 2019 Student Academy Awards
Local sheriff’s detectives, investigating the break-in last month of a home in Stevenson Ranch, tracked their suspect to Bakersfield where they arrested one man, seizing guns and drugs in the operation.
SCV Detectives Track Burglary Suspect to Bakersfield, Seize Guns, Drugs
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation’s William S. Hart Regional Park, in cooperation with the Friends of Hart Park, will present the Hart Bookstore & Collectors Flea Market at the Newhall park on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 26: Collectors’ Flea Market at Hart Park
A Val Verde citizens’ group that sued the county over its decision to grant Chiquita Canyon Landfill an operating permit saw its case dismissed in court.
Court Tosses Val Verde Group’s Lawsuit Over Chiquita Canyon Landfill
Emergency road work to repair a water-damaged stretch of Newhall Ranch Road wrapped up Thursday evening about 7:45, city of Santa Clarita spokesperson Carrie Lujan said Friday morning.
Newhall Ranch Road Reopened After Water Main Break, Repairs
Saugus Union School District officials discussed how they once again increased scores on the statewide assessment testing over the previous year, and also how to close achievement gaps found in certain students.
Saugus School District Sees Improvement in State Test Scores
California is expected to experience a drier than average winter, according to an outlook published by federal climate experts Thursday.
Feds Predict Warmer, Drier Winter 2019-2020 for California
Amid a revived legal challenge over the storage of nuclear waste and public doubts over the safety of the decommissioning process of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved demolition Thursday of the iconic Southern California nuclear power plant.
San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant OK’d for Demolition
Marking the 30th anniversary of the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake and its devastation to buildings, bridges, freeways and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California officials on Thursday launched a long-awaited statewide warning system that will send cellphone alerts before earthquakes.
California Gets Earthquake Warning System 30 Years After Loma Prieta
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
Campton store
New Medicare Plan Finder tool helps you pick your Medicare plan online.
Pick Your Medicare Plan Online | Commentary by Greg Dill
David Kuck, who was hired as head coach by the Canyons Aquatic Club two years ago, is now suing the swim club for wrongful termination, alleging he was fired for blowing the whistle on crimes implicating the late child sex crimes suspect Jeremy Anderson.
Former Coach Sues Canyons Aquatic for Wrongful Termination
Preliminary, university-wide data shared by California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White indicated that four- and six-year graduation rates for first-time students and two- and four-year rates for community college transfer students continue to increase and have reached all-time highs.
Study Indicates Grad Rates for First-Time, Transfer Students at All-Time Highs
Lancaster Sheriff's Station detectives in collaboration with the Lancaster Appreciation Program (LANCAP) arrested 4 suspects for armed robbery.
Suspects in Alleged Robberies from Mojave to SCV Arrested
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who was serving as chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, died Thursday morning. He was 68.
Hill: Cummings ‘Friend, Adviser, Leader’