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2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [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].

LATEST TWEETS
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To help students balance education with their diverse work and family responsibilities, College of the Canyons will offer a wide variety of flexible learning options during the fall 2024 semester.
COC Fall 2024 Offering Flexible Learning Options
Beginning Monday, July 29, crews will start the construction of traffic circulation modifications on two intersections, part of the federally-funded, Traffic and Pedestrian Circulation and Safety Improvements Project.
Santa Clarita Announces Upcoming Lane Closures
Circle of Hope's Annual Tea is one of Santa Clarita’s most anticipated fundraisers bringing awareness of breast cancer and raising funds to help those in our local community fighting this disease.
Oct. 19: Save the Date for Circle of Hope’s Annual Tea
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has released the list of four productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, July 22 - Sunday, July 28.
‘S.W.A.T.’ Among Four Productions Filming in Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SCV SELPA) and its member districts actively seek out all individuals with exceptional needs, from birth to age 22, including infants and children parentally placed in private schools.
SCV SELPA Seeking Children with Disabilities
The California Department of Transportation announced the right lane of southbound Interstate 5 will be blocked overnight Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 from two miles north of Templin Highway (near the Whitaker Sand Shed) north of Castaic Lake Hughes Road for paving work.
Caltrans Announces Overnight Southbound I-5 Lane Closures in Castaic Area
The Superior Court of Los Angeles County will be closed Monday, July 22, as the Court works diligently to repair and reboot network systems that were severely impacted by a ransomware attack first detected the morning of Friday, July 19.
Ransomware Attack Closes L.A. County Superior Court
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat advisory for the Santa Clarita Valley through Thursday as high temperatures have been forecast.
Heat Advisory Issued for SCV
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Larinan house burning
1952 - 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]
quake map
2001 - Then-Assemblyman George Runner introduces legislation to memorialize the historic Ridge Route. Enacted Oct. 4. [story]
Ridge Route
Each year, since 1959, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors funds the production of a free holiday celebration at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Dec. 24.
Apply to Appear in 65th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration
Caltrans announces the northbound Interstate 5 will be reduced to one or two lanes overnights Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 from Lake Hughes Road to two miles north of Templin Highway (near the Whitaker Sand Shed) north of Castaic for paving work.
Northbound I-5 Lanes Reduced Overnights in Castaic Area
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale, Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra and the Child & Family Center have all earned grants from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.
Master Chorale, SCYA, Child & Family Center Earn County Art Grants
Santa Clarita Public Libraries will host Tin Can art craft events at all three of the Santa Clarita branches July 23-25 at 5:30-6:30 p.m.
July 23-25: Tin Can Art Craft Events at Santa Clarita Library Branches
Sign up to volunteer today for the city of Santa Clarita’s Third Annual Graffiti Removal Day on Saturday, Aug. 3, 8-11 a.m. at Soledad Canyon Road and Camp Plenty.
Aug. 3: Third Annual Graffiti Removal Day
The Canyon County Community Center will host "Celebrate," an events series that celebrates cultures, customs and culinary wonders on Friday, Aug. 9, from 6-9 p.m.
Aug. 9: Celebrate Japanese Culture at Canyon Country Community Center
The Valencia Public Library will host a Teens DIY craft event for journals Thursday, July 25 from 3:30- 4:30 p.m. at 23743 Valencia Blvd, Valencia, CA 91355.
July 25: Teen DIY Craft Journal Event at Valencia Public Library
The city of Santa Clarita will present “Textura,” an original paintings and mosaic work exhibition by local artist Naomi Young.
‘Textura’ Exhibition by Naomi Young at The MAIN
Join Amazing Dog Rescue at PetSmart to meet the cutest, most amazing, fluffy friends searching for their forever homes, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21.
July 21: Amazing Dog Adoption Event at Petsmart
Every day ​115 lives are taken by Metastatic Breast Cancer in the United States. The Met Gala SCV is part of a nationwide effort by METAvivor, a volunteer-led, non-profit organization. We exclusively fund Metastatic Breast Cancer research through rigorous scientific peer-review.
Sept. 21: Met Gala SCV Seeks Sponsors
Did you know that the summer season is the busiest intake time for Animal Care Centers? It’s also the best time to add a new furry friend to your family.
July 27: Santa Clarita Will Waive Animal Adoption Fees
Tim Williams, a lifelong resident of Val Verde and member of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society Advisory Board, is working to make sure his community and its storied past is not forgotten.
Val Verde Historical Society Seeks New Members
The California Department of Transportation has announced emergency repairs on State Route 126 to clear the shoulder and roadway of mudslide/debris, clear and clean drainage systems, repair damaged slopes and place erosion control.
SR-126 Highway Debris Removal, Emergency Repairs Project
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