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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...

RV Pursuit Enters SCV, Child Possibly On Board
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Photo courtesy KTLA California Highway Patrol officers are following an RV on the I-5 northbound past Santa Clarita around 3:12 p.m. The pursuit passed through the Grapevine as of 3:30 p.m. A pursuit of the same vehicle began earlier this morning by the Sheriff’s Department and, for unknown reasons,...

Hundreds Attend Memorial Service for Fallen Airman
Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

Hundreds of people from the Santa Clarita Valley community and beyond descended on Saugus High School Sunday afternoon to remember the life and legacy of Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds No. 4 Slot pilot who died in a training exercise April 4. A funeral...

Notice: Traffic Closures, Flyovers Planned for Pilot’s Memorial
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, a United States Air Force Thunderbirds team member who died last week, will make his final trip home this weekend. Officials are warning local residents to be aware of traffic closures and loud noises from the planned flyover and 21-gun salute that will be occurring during Del...

Community Rallies in Support After Pilot’s Death, Memorials Planned
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

Thousands of people from all over the country have shown an outpour of support for the family and friends of Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, a United States Air Force Thunderbirds team member who died last week. A long-time lover of flying, Del Bagno achieved what most could not: Del Bagno was the Slot Pilot...

SCV Resident Testimonies from Las Vegas Shooting
Monday, Oct 2, 2017

Numerous Santa Clarita Valley residents were in Las Vegas at the time of the shooting Sunday night. Here are their testimonies: Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity Taylor Kellstrom, Stevenson Ranch resident: About 11 p.m. Sunday night, I got a phone call from my mom. She’s...

Infant Killed, Four Injured in Early-Morning Acton Crash
Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Photo: KTLA Three children and one adult from Los Angeles were airlifted from the 14 freeway in Acton Thursday morning after a fatal solo-vehicle rollover crash. The crash was reported around 6:20 a.m. Thursday morning, south of Ward Road, according to a California Highway Patrol report. Karen Adams,...

Supes OK Chiquita Expansion; Higher Fees for Non-SCV Trash
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion Tuesday afternoon with some amendments. The project expands the landfill waste area from 257 acres to 400 acres and doubles the daily disposal limit to 12,000 tons per day. A majority of...

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1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organized; Albert Swall elected president [story]
Albert Swall
The Master's University women's track team didn't have any runners qualify for NAIA nationals on Saturday, but the Mustangs did witness several performances that caught the attention of head coach Zach Schroeder.
TMU Women’s Track Opens with Strong Showing at Soka Indoor Event
TMU freshman swimmer Werner hit the NAIA qualifying standard in the 100-yard backstroke Friday at the Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference Finals in La Mirada.
Barnett, Werner Add Events for NAIA Swim Nationals
The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard issued a Freeze Watch Wednesday afternoon to be in effect in the Santa Clarita Valley from late Thursday night through Friday morning.
Freeze Watch Called for SCV Thursday Night, Friday Morning
A group of employees of Valencia-based Boston Scientific has helped the Santa Clarita Valley chapter of PFLAG create and assemble 800 educational packets for local schools.
Boston Scientific Group Helps SCV PFLAG Education Effort
The app displays general cost, coverage and eligibility details for medical items and services covered by Medicare Part A and Part B. You can search or browse to learn what’s covered and not covered; how and when to get covered benefits; and basic cost information.
Free App Shows What Medicare Covers | Commentary by Greg Dill
Eleven highly recognized talents will introduce the eight Best Picture nominees on Oscar Sunday, Feb. 24, announced show producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss.
Oscars Telecast Producers Name 11 Best-Picture Presenters
Santa Clarita Valley-based volunteers of AFS Intercultural Programs will host a free informational event about high school foreign exchange student opportunities on Saturday, March 9, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Valencia Branch of the Santa Clarita Community Library.
March 9: High School Foreign Exchange Student Info Event
New York Times best-selling author Lisa See will make a special visit to Santa Clarita to speak at an author event hosted by the Santa Clarita Public Library at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 2, starting at 10:30 a.m.
March 2: NYT Best-Selling Author Lisa See to Speak in Newhall
A Saugus man convicted last month on two separate misdemeanor driving offenses and on probation was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possessing child pornography, a felony.
Saugus Man on Probation Charged with Child Porn Possession
After having first protested against Saugus Union School District board member David Barlavi during the Feb. 5 board meeting, a group of protesters carrying signs and waving banners once again attended a SUSD board meeting Tuesday.
Protesters Press for Barlavi Censure or Ouster at SUSD Board Meeting
The five-member Santa Clarita City Planning Commission voted unanimously at its meeting Tuesday night to green-light construction of Building 6 at The Center at Needham Ranch.
City Planners OK Construction of Needham Ranch Building 6
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) on Wednesday unveiled legislation to help curb increasing drug prices in California.
State AG, Assemblyman Intro Bill to Help Curb Rising Drug Prices
Now into its third week, prosecutors continued presenting their case to the jury in the trial of a truck driver accused of manslaughter in the deaths of two women and four children killed in 2016.
Prosecutors Present Evidence in Week 3 of Vehicular Manslaughter Trial
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office posted on its website on Tuesday eight officer-involved shooting reports for the month of January 2019.
LA County DA Posts Officer-Involved Shooting Reports for Jan. 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom promised leaders in Southern California on Tuesday the state would back them financially if they build their share of affordable housing to stem the state’s affordability woes.
Newsom Vows Money, Lawsuits to Ease California Housing Crisis
Adding to the long list of obstacles blocking California’s bullet train designs, the Trump administration announced Tuesday it was nixing $929 million in federal funding for a project meant to connect the state’s largest cities by high-speed rail.
President Demands Return of Federal Dollars Spent on Bullet Train
State tax revenue reported by the cannabis industry totaled $103.3 million for 4th quarter 2018 returns due by Jan. 31, 2019, according to numbers reported Tuesday by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
Cannabis Sales Generate $103M in Tax Revenue for 4Q 2018
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies searching for a gunman who held up the Castaic Truck Stop early Tuesday morning ended up arresting two men unrelated to the holdup.
Deputies Arrest 2 on Gun Charges in Castaic; Truck Stop Robber at Large
A California judge lifted a temporary seal on Los Angeles police misconduct records Tuesday, striking a blow to police unions that say unsealing the records violates officers’ constitutional rights to privacy.
LA Judge Orders Police Misconduct Records Unsealed
1906 - L.A. County accepts Mr. H.C. Register's bid to build (Old) Newhall Jail for $2,237 [story]
Old Newhall Jail
Members of the SCV Water Agency board, who found themselves saying goodbye to two of their fellow directors this past year, have called a special meeting Tuesday to talk about obtaining permission to reduce the size of the board should there be any more attrition.
SCV Water to Discuss Reducing Board Size
The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is set for 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
Feb. 20: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion Tuesday authored by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas to phase out the use of oleoresin capsicum spray (pepper spray) in County juvenile facilities.
Supes Approve Motion to Phase Out Pepper Spray in Juvenile Facilities
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) announces that the full amount of CalFresh benefits for March will be issued on March 1, 2019 to eligible households.
County to Issue Single-Day CalFresh Benefits
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Health Officer is extending a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Affected areas include:
County Officials Issue Cold Weather Alert for SCV
Castaic Union School District is proud to announce the recipients of the Castaic Schools Teacher of the Year Award.
Northlake Hills Teacher Named Castaic Union’s Teacher of the Year
A woman was killed after her car went underneath a semi truck on the northbound side of Interstate 5 Tuesday, according to CHP officials.
Woman Killed in Collision on I-5 Truck Route
Stars continue to line up to present on the Oscars - the year’s most-watched, live entertainment event - on Sunday, February 24, announced show producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss.
Academy Announces New Round of Oscar Presenters
College of the Canyons has created a Continuing Education Survey to identify the unique and specific needs of the Santa Clarita Valley community.
COC Requesting Community Input on Continuing Education
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is hosting its third annual CARE SCV, a Cancer Awareness & Resource Expo, at the College of the Canyons Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center on Saturday, March 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
March 2: CARE SCV Cancer Awareness, Resource Expo at COC
Princess Cruises, the world’s largest international premium cruise line, is growing and today major milestones for three ships under construction at the same time were celebrated, at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
Princess Cruises Highlights Progress of Three of Its Newest Ships
LANCASTER – The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (2-9-1) fell to the Warriors of Lewis-Clark State College (4-4-1) in game one on Sunday, 13-6, and the two teams would finish game two in a 2-2 draw in non-conference NAIA baseball action at the Hangar.
Pioneers Face Off Against Lewis-Clark State College
Payless ShoeSource joins the line of retail chains soon to close down in the United States.
Payless Closing All 2,100 Stores
Senator Scott Wilk, (R-Santa Clarita), announced Tuesday that he has introduced Senate Bill 333 (SB 333), a measure to address California's homeless crisis by requiring the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) to develop and implement a long-term, strategic plan to combat homelessness across the state, complete with specific goals and benchmarks.
Wilk Intros Bill Addressing Statewide Homeless Crisis
Washington, DC – Vice Chair of Oversight and Government Reform Committee Congresswoman Katie Hill, (D-Santa Clarita), introduced H.R. 1064, a bill that allows whistleblowers to report concerns about classified programs directly to their supervisors and up their chain of command.
Hill’s Whistleblower Bill Passes House