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2012 - Canyon Country resident Allyson Felix wins gold medal in 200-meter sprint at London Olympics, then adds two more team gold medals (4x100m relay Aug. 10 [WR] & 4x400m relay Aug. 11). [story]
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Fatal Crash Claims Playa Del Rey Man Near Chiquito Canyon Road
Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

A Playa Del Rey man died in a single-vehicle crash on Chiquito Canyon Road north of Highway 126 on Thursday at approximately 12:13 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol. “For an unknown reason, the party failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway and allowed his Volvo to drift to the left,...

Judge: Porsche Not to Blame for Fatal Walker-Rodas Crash
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

A judge ruled Monday that Porsche Cars of North America was not at fault for the death of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. Read the full story [here].

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Late-Night Crash on Bouquet

One man was killed and another seriously injured Monday night in a single-vehicle traffic collision that occurred on Bouquet Canyon Road and Centurion Way in Santa Clarita shortly before midnight, authorities said. Read the story [here].  

Missing Man’s Body Found Near Sierra Highway
Thursday, Mar 24, 2016

A 64-year-old Canyon Country man who had been missing for nearly a month was found dead in early March. Read full story [here].

Valencia Author Launches Self Help Book
Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

Jake Kelfer Valencia-based author Jake Kelfer has announced the May 1 launch of his new book, which focuses on how to stand out in any job market, discovering your passion and how to become your own person. The book is titled “Elevate Beyond” and came together as a result of the numerous blogs he created...

2 Students with Bullet Proof Vests Prompt Lockdown at COC

College of the Canyons was put on lockdown Thursday morning after two students were reportedly seen wearing what appeared to be bullet proof vests. The University Center was placed on lockdown around 11:30 a.m. and law enforcement officials were called to the scene to search the building. Two students...

Man Dies at Hospital After Crashing Car in Saugus

A 21-year-old man died at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital after crashing into a concrete monument sign at the Greenbrier Mobile Estates on Soledad Canyon Road near Valley Center Drive on Thursday at about 1 a.m. Read the rest of the story [here].  

Kids Cooking Campaign Teaches Value of Eating Right
Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency held the first of five luncheons for the 21st Annual Kids Cooking Campaign Tuesday in the agency’s central kitchen. The goal of the kids cooking campaign is to help elementary school children experience the positive social, nutritional and psychological...

Leona Valley Woman to Pay Restitution in Animal Cruelty Case
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

A Leona Valley woman was ordered to pay a restitution after being sentenced in October 2015 for animal cruelty, District Attorney officials said Tuesday. Read the full story here.

Judge Dismisses Alcoholics Anonymous in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Friday, Jan 15, 2016

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rita J. Miller dismissed a lawsuit filed against Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. and the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc. on Tuesday for their alleged role in the death of Karla Brada. Read the full story [here].

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2012 - Canyon Country resident Allyson Felix wins gold medal in 200-meter sprint at London Olympics, then adds two more team gold medals (4x100m relay Aug. 10 [WR] & 4x400m relay Aug. 11). [story]
Allyson Felix
L.A. County Public Health on Friday confirmed 53 new deaths and 3,116 new cases of COVID-19 as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 21st COVID-related fatality.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 21st Fatality at Henry Mayo; 4,650 SCV Cases to Date
Acknowledging a glitch in the state’s overburdened reporting system that failed county health departments for weeks, California officials on Friday said despite a backlog of as many as 350,000 coronavirus tests they remain confident in the state’s broader data and that the glitch can be quickly fixed.
System Glitch Leads to Backlog of 300,000 COVID Tests in California
The California Department of Public Health released statewide interim guidance for institutions of higher education on Friday.
California Public Health Officials Release Guidance on Higher Education
Organized sports, gyms and faith-based organizations can now reserve field space at Santa Clarita parks, Mayor Cameron Smyth said Friday after Los Angeles County issued an update on guidelines allowing youth sports to resume.
City: Organized Sports, Gyms, Churches Can Reserve Field Space
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center has an urgent need for volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers to keep pace with the rapid growth in recipients and ensure every senior gets a nutritious meal.
SCV Senior Center Needs Meals-on-Wheels Delivery Volunteers
The Salvation Army's Santa Clarita Valley Corps and Walmart are teaming to collect donations of school supplies in the nonprofit's "Stuff the Bus" campaign this weekend.
Aug. 7-9: ‘Stuff the Bus’ With School Supplies Donations at SCV Walmarts
The #TexasFire in Saugus grew to 210 acres but was 50% contained overnight, according to officials with the Angeles National Forest.
#TexasFire in Saugus at 210 Acres, 50% Contained
The fate of more than 100,000 Uber and Lyft drivers lies in the hands of a state court judge, who after a nearly three-hour hearing Thursday lamented his inability to fully predict the ramifications of a potential court order extending employment benefits to California drivers.
California Judge to Decide on Uber, Lyft Driver Classification
Through the use of 14 subcommittees planning for the upcoming semester, William S. Hart Union High School District officials believe they have improved upon their online learning plans for the upcoming fall semester.
Hart District Updates Online Learning Plans for Fall 2020 Semester
Multiple police and first-responder unions have filed a lawsuit to remove Los Angeles County's "Reimagine L.A." charter amendment from the November ballot, which would increase spending on housing and mental health services while decreasing funding for law enforcement.
Unions Sue L.A. County Over ‘Reimagine L.A.’ Charter Amendment
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials have tracked multiple confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in the Santa Clarita Valley in residential and non-residential settings, which include the SCV Sheriff’s Station, a restaurant and other care facilities.
L.A. County Public Health Tracks 11 COVID-19 Outbreaks in SCV
Deputies cited seven individuals for suspected street racing in the Valencia Industrial Center early Wednesday morning.
Deputies Cite 7 for Street Racing in Valencia Industrial Center
1901 - Giant meteor seen over SCV skies; possibly makes landfall in Bouquet-Texas canyon area [story]
meteor
College of the Canyons is widely recognized as a leader in the innovative development of distance and online education, as well as zero cost textbooks for our students.
COC Excels in Online Teaching | Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday more than 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Surpasses 200,000 Cases, 4,597 Cases in SCV
SCV Water received a statewide award from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) for its ongoing communication efforts surrounding per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals
SCV Water Recognized for PFAS Communication Efforts
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Wednesday that the California Department of Education (CDE) is collaborating closely with Apple and T-Mobile to connect up to 1 million students in need as most schools across California expect to begin the next school year in distance learning.
California Education Department to Collaborate with Apple, T-Mobile to Connect Students in Need
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Santa Clarita Valley residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Walk to End Alzheimers Adds New Mobile App Features
A 150-acre brush fire in Saugus prompted road closures and evacuations Thursday afternoon.
Update: Forward Progress on #TexasFire Stopped at 10% Containment
Boys and Girls Club, Renee Marshall, JCI, LoveSCV, the city of Santa Clarita and other community sponsors are all working together to bring positive community engagement to 300 SCV elementary school, junior high and high school students (ages 5-18) each week for the first 3 weeks in August, beginning Thursday, Aug. 6
Boys & Girls Club, Community Sponsors to Hold Back-to-School Peace Bag Giveaway
As we remain focused on keeping our customers, staff and community safe, SCV Water is pleased to announce our new virtual gardening class offerings.
Aug. 8: SCV Water’s Sustainable Landscaping Virtual Gardening Class
Dedeaux Properties in a joint venture with Stockbridge Capital Group has acquired a vacant 214,436-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Santa Clarita for $28.4 million.
L.A.-Based Developer Acquires Santa Clarita Distribution Facility for $28.4M