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1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]
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Update 3/22/20: SCV Grocery Stores Open Early for Seniors, Vulnerable
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020

Originally published on 3/19/20. Updated 3/22/20 Several grocery stores and supermarkets in the Santa Clarita Valley community have adjusted operating hours to provide those most at risk of contracting COVID-19 a safer and more comfortable option. Below is a list of stores in the Santa Clarita Valley...

SCVTV Announces New Program, ‘SCVTV’s Community Corner’
Monday, Jan 20, 2020

SCVTV is thrilled to announce a new show for you and about you — SCVTV’s Community Corner. The new show will be televised Fridays beginning January 23, 2020, on the SCVTV channels: Spectrum Channel 20, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and online at SCVTV.com. SCVTV’s Community Corner — as the...

Firefighters Respond to Brush Fire in Newhall, Master’s University Evacuated
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials responded to a brush fire reported near 2nd Street and Race Street in Newhall on Wednesday afternoon. The Master’s University was evacuated and firefighters performed structure protection for nearby homes and TMU, according to the LACoFD’s Twitter...

Longtime SCV Resident, SCVTV Board Member Up for Daytime Emmy
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley is well known as the home of many films and TV shows as well as many of their crew members. Michael R. Mazzetti, known around the SCVTV Community Media Center as Mike, is nominated for a Daytime Emmy in Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for his work on “Let’s...

Firefighters Douse 2-acre Brush Fire in Newhall
Monday, Apr 15, 2019

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters, with the help of additional partner agencies, knocked down a 2-acre brush fire in Newhall Monday afternoon. The fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. when a car fire spread to the surrounding brush on the northbound side of the 14 freeway just south...

Former SCVTV Production Manager to be Inducted in 2019 COC Alumni Hall of Fame

Former SCVTV Production Manager Halie Cook is being added to the ranks of some of College of the Canyons’ most prestigious alumni in the 2019 College of the Canyons Alumni Network Alumni Hall of Fame. Cook is a meticulous, inquisitive, creative professional. After graduating from CSUN, she worked...

April 4-30: Cajun’s Climb 2019 Kicks Off to Raise Funds for Aviation Dreamers
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019

One year ago, the Santa Clarita Valley lost a son, a brother, a friend, a dreamer. Over the past year, that tragic loss has inspired a community to rally around aviation dreamers through Cajun’s Aviation Dream. Cajun’s Aviation Dream is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to “carry on the legacy of Maj....

Charlie Fire in Castaic Grows to 3,380 acres, 10% Contained Sunday
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018

Photos courtesy of Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations. The Charlie Fire has scorched 3,380 acres and remains only 10 percent contained as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday, according to an update from the fire’s Incident Commander. The Los Angeles County Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department...

10 Things to Know About the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade
Friday, Jun 29, 2018

We’re less than a week away from America’s Independence Day and there’s probably a lot going through your head: “What are my plans? What’s everyone doing for fun? What even happens in Santa Clarita on the Fourth of July?” Well, the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade in the morning...

Santa Clarita Council Says No to ‘Sanctuary State’ Laws
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

City Council members voted 5-0 Tuesday evening to file a legal brief in support of the federal government’s lawsuit against California’s “sanctuary state” laws. Tuesday’s meeting saw more than 130 speakers voicing their opinions for and against the move to force state and...

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1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]
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1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
4th of July Parade
Park officials have announced Los Angeles County regional parks and natural areas, which include William S. Hart Park, Placerita Nature Center and Vasquez Rocks, will now be closed Mondays and Tuesdays due to staffing reductions.
SCV Regional Parks, Natural Areas Reduce Operating Hours
As the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health suspends daily reports until Monday, the California Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed a total of 248,235 cases statewide as of July 2 (up from 5,688 from July 1 and another 2,352 results received), with 6,263 deaths (up 100 from July 1) from the disease.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths Rise Statewide
The Old Town Newhall Library will exhibit works by Santa Clarita artists created during "The Quarantine Art Challenge" from July 14 to October 9.
‘Quarantine Art Challenge’ Exhibit to Open at Newhall Library July 14
The Committee for College of the Canyons — Yes on Measure E has been ordered to pay a $9,000 fine for infractions committed in 2016 and 2017.
Committee for College of the Canyons Bond Measure Ordered to Pay $9K Fine
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services has launched a new website to provide county residents with general program information on DPSS services.
L.A. County Launches New Website for Public Social Services Dept.
At the direction of the Department of Public Health, all Los Angeles County beaches will be closed this weekend, resulting in the closure of all lifeguard towers.
Beaches in L.A., Ventura Counties to Close for Holiday Weekend
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, July 4, according to the latest South Coast Air Quality Management District forecast.
July 4 Air Quality: Unhealthy in SCV for Sensitive People (and Pets)
The city of Santa Clarita has changed the language of its Code Enforcement’s mission statement -- by omitting a portion stating that issues are addressed using the "broken windows" theory -- to reflect what officials said is a more accurate reflection of operations.
City Changes Code Enforcement Mission Statement Regarding ‘Broken Windows’ Theory
In a multiagency partnership, several Santa Clarita Valley nonprofits were able to receive enough food donations to allow them to serve thousands of local families in need.
Acts of Kindness: Enough Food Donations to Last the Summer
When Simon Mee, owner of Newhall Refinery, heard that officials were ordering bars and wineries to close once again, he wondered if SCV restaurants would be next.
SCV Restaurants in ‘Survival Mode’ Amid Ever-Changing COVID-19 Restrictions
A music teacher who taught in schools throughout Southern California, including Santa Clarita, pleaded guilty to one federal count of producing child pornography and six state counts of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14.
Music Teacher Charged with Sex Acts Upon Children, Child Porn Pleads Guilty
Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday the “Wear A Mask” public awareness campaign encouraging Californians to use face coverings – one of the best ways people can protect themselves and others from the virus.
Newsom Launches ‘Wear a Mask’ Campaign as COVID-19 Cases Surge
1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 2,204 new cases of COVID-19 and 55 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 3,239 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: California Surpasses 240,000 Cases, 3,239 Cases in SCV
The SCV Senior Center’s popular lunch service for seniors in the Santa Clarita Valley held a special “Drive Thru Celebration” for the Fourth of July.
Bella Vida Holds Special ‘Drive-Thru Celebration’ for Fourth of July
College of the Canyons All-State middle linebacker Charles Ike, one of the most prodigious tacklers in the program's proud history, has signed with Idaho State University after a notable two-year run as one of the Cougars' top defensive playmakers.
COC’s All-State Linebacker Charles Ike Commits to Idaho State
As we continue to adapt business practices in this challenging environment, SCV Water remains deeply committed to the safety of our customers, community, and employees as we continue to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
In-Person Assistance, Payment Plans Now Available at SCV Water
Los Angeles County leaders are urging residents to stay home this 4th of July holiday weekend to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the healthcare system is not overwhelmed.
County Leaders Urge Residents to Stay Home 4th of July Weekend, Slow COVID-19 Spread
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called to the scene of a brush fire in Stevenson Ranch on Thursday.
Twain Fire in Stevenson Ranch Held to 3 Acres, Forward Progress Stopped
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Missing Person Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ashley Bebe Nichole, a 26-year-old Black female, who was last seen on the 17700 block of Birkewood Court in Santa Clarita, on Tuesday, June 2, at 3:10 a.m.
LASD Seek Public’s Help in Locating Missing Santa Clarita Woman
The city of Santa Clarita wants to know how your internet service is performing. Local businesses and residents alike are encouraged to complete the City’s new Speed Test Survey available at speedup.santa-clarita.com.
Santa Clarita Residents Encouraged to Take Internet Speed Test Survey
It seems like many things in our lives have been flipped upside down in the past few months. However, work continues, as planned, on the two major projects within our Santa Clarita 2020 Strategic Plan. Throughout the Safer at Home order, construction projects continued to progress.
Message from City Manager Ken Striplin