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1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]
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Saugus High Students Return to School
Monday, Dec 2, 2019

The morning school routine felt different for many Saugus High School students Monday, upon their return to school classes for the first time since the deadly Nov. 14 shooting that left three dead and three others wounded. “As we enter our campus today, we know that things will not be the same,”...

Firefighters Douse Small Fire in Condo Complex

Firefighters kept a small fire in a Canyon Country condominium complex contained to a water heater closet on Sunday evening. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials responded to reports of a residential fire on the 26200 block of Rainbow Glen Drive just before 6 p.m., according to Supervisor Bernard...

Edison Helicopter Checking Power Lines in Santa Clarita Valley

Over the past couple of days, many may have seen a low flying blue-and-red helicopter in the Saugus area. The helicopter is a contractor for Southern California Edison checking power lines across the Santa Clarita Valley, according to Edison officials. “They are taking video footage of the power lines...

Small Business Saturday Returns to SCV
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

Small businesses across the Santa Clarita Valley are expected to participate in the 10th annual Small Business Saturday this weekend. “As a ‘Neighborhood Champion,’ the SCV Chamber’s goal is to ensure our local businesses throughout Santa Clarita thrive,” said John Musella, partner at Evolve...

Santa Clarita Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner

For the 20th year, the city of Santa Clarita hosted its annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Monday at the Newhall Community Center. More than 400 attended the event for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and dessert. “We put this...

Bed, Bath & Beyond in Canyon Country Being Replaced by T.J. Maxx
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Another T.J. Maxx is coming to Canyon Country to replace the Bed Bath & Beyond that closed its doors in September, according to city officials. This will be the Santa Clarita Valley’s third T.J. Maxx location, and the second in Canyon Country. The locale, located within The Plaza at Golden Valley...

Celebration of Life Held for Dominic Michael Blackwell
Monday, Nov 25, 2019

Approximately 700 friends and family gathered Sunday to celebrate the life of Dominic Michael Blackwell, the 14-year-old Saugus High student who was shot and killed Nov. 14. Gene Hall, Blackwell’s grandfather, began by defining tragedy as an event causing great suffering, destruction and distress. “Nov....

Lamon Family Lost Home in Fire After Power Outage Disabled Water Well

“Water won’t free-flow … you need electricity to power it, so without any electricity, we don’t have water,” said David Lamon, a 10-year resident of Husk Avenue, just off Baker Canyon, who lost his home during the Tick Fire. When there’s a power outage in a typical residential neighborhood,...

Saugus High Shooting: Community Comes Together for Vigil
Monday, Nov 18, 2019

Thousands gathered in Central Park Sunday night for a vigil to remember the lives lost in the Saugus High School shooting, and reuniting in their grief, they shared a message. “We will be OK,” Saugus High ASB president Andrei Mojica, 17, said. “We are resilient, we are courageous, we are loving...

Former SCV Search & Rescue Team Member Remembered
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019

Emile “Knute” Pourroy, a former member of the Santa Clarita Valley Search & Rescue Team, died Oct. 27 at the age of 61 after a two-and-a-half-year battle with brain cancer. Pourroy served as a volunteer reserve deputy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 27 years, serving many...

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Returning key players from last year’s squad and adding some more talent, the Saugus girls soccer team is still trying to figure out what combinations work well with each other.
Centurions Net Second-Half Goal for 1-0 Win Against Thousand Oaks
The William S. Hart Union HIgh School District board of trustees has named Linda Storli as its next board president.
Linda Storli New Hart Board President
With the new year just around the corner, the Santa Clarita City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors each approved their 2020 state legislative agenda, highlighting priorities ranging from supporting infrastructure legislation to homeless services efforts.
Infrastructure, Homeless Service Efforts Top City, County 2020 Legislative Agenda
1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]
Buck Jones
Seven prep volleyball players, one of whom was the league’s most valuable player, were named All-Heritage League selections at the conclusion of the 2019 season.
Seven SCV Volleyball Players Named All-Heritage League
The All-Foothill football league roster for 2019 has been released, with senior Johnathan Kaelin of Golden Valley the "Player of the Year."
All-Foothill League Football Team Released
Tickets are now on sale for Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour of some of the city’s most festively decorated neighborhoods from Thursday, December 19 through Saturday, December 21.
Dec. 19-21: Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour
Los Angeles County will only buy cars from automakers that comply with California’s clean air laws, joining the state’s boycott of companies like General Motors and Toyota that have sided with the Trump administration in the high-profile bout over emissions standards.
Emissions Fight: LA County Joins Boycott of Automakers That Sided With Trump
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra will present a free concert by SCVYO's Guitar Orchestra in the Choir Room at Pico Canyon Hall, located on the College of the Canyons' Valencia campus, on Saturday, December 14 beginning at 7 p.m.
Dec. 14: SCVYO Guitar Orchestra to Tune Up at COC
The Los Angeles County CEO’s office unveiled an interactive GIS mapping tool on Tuesday created to show the locations of the county's homeless population juxtaposed with the availability of existing and projected homeless housing resources.
New Mapping Tool Illustrates County’s Homeless-Housing Needs
The nonprofit Family Promise of the Santa Clarita Valley is seeking donations of supplies, toys, gift cards and more to be given to low-income and/or homeless families during a Holiday Shopping event at Valencia United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Dec. 14: Shopping Event for SCV Low-Income, Homeless Families
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved College of the Canyons’ $31 million general obligation bond refund Tuesday, saving taxpayers $8.3 million over the next 23 years, according to COC.
County OK’s COC General Obligation Bond Refund
The Rancho Camulos Museum invites local history fans and aficionados to experience a faithful reenactment of the January 23, 1882 visit by best-selling author Helen Hunt Jackson on Saturday, January 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Jan. 25: ‘Helen Hunt Jackson Returns’ to Rancho Camulos
Citing the uncertainty about the company ever mining in Soledad Canyon, state water officials have put the Cemex request for water on hold, according to a letter sent by state officials to State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, who had inquired about the company’s water application.
State Water Officials Put Cemex Request for Water on Hold
Recent California voter registration figures show that Republican congressional candidates vying to take back their seats from Democrats, including in the 25th Congressional District, might not be facing an easy feat.
Democrats Gain Registration in 25th Congressional District
At the start of every school year, teens from the SCV YMCA’s Youth and Government chapter gather to discuss current issues and this year’s top issue is ghost guns.
YMCA-Hosted Student Debate Discusses ‘Ghost’ Guns
Handed a bill to pay more than $25 million in missed annual payments over the last two decades, Cemex now has three options, according to the Bureau of Land Management, which issued the bill Friday.
Cemex Has Options to Simply Paying $25M Bill
1922 - Piru bank robbed, banker and daughter kidnapped [story]
Jenks Harris
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously voted Cameron Smyth as its 2020 mayor and Bill Miranda as mayor pro tem on Tuesday.
Smyth Mayor, Miranda Pro-Tem
The Cougars shot better than 50 percent from the field and had four starters score in double figures to defeat visiting West Hills Coalinga College 93-71 on Saturday night at the MacArthur Center.
Cougars Cruise Past West Hills Coalinga 93-71
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a woman who was allegedly recognized by loss-prevention staff on suspicion of possible prior thefts at the Walmart on The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch, officials said Tuesday.
Woman Arrested for Alleged Walmart Thefts
California State University, Northridge chemistry professor Gagik Melikyan has been elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow – a recognition given to AAAS members who contribute to the advancement of science and technology.
CSUN Chemistry Professor Recognized for Advancement of Science & Technology
Red Rock Canyon State Park’s visitor center is currently open Fridays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
State Parks’ Winter Events, Volunteer Opportunities Announced
Hart High School alumnus Derek Waldeck felt a little extra motivation entering his fourth year as a midfielder for the Stanford University men’s soccer team. Not only because it would be his final collegiate season playing for the team, but because of how the previous campaign ended.
Hart Alumnus Derek Waldeck Striving for 3rd NCAA Title with Stanford