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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...

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...

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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals experiencing homelessness in the county.
County to Assess American Indian, Alaska Native Homelessness
A water main break in Valencia caused lane closures and traffic delays as crews work to stop water from spilling onto the streets Wednesday.
Water Main Break Shuts Down Eastbound Newhall Ranch Road
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
Supes Seek Subpoena Power for Oversight of Sheriff’s Department
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
AVITA Medical Now Listed on Nasdaq
Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
32 Animated Features to Vie for 2019 Oscar
The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita's 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
Poole & Shaffrey Add Partner Koegle to Law Firm’s Name
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Saddleridge Fire area in the Angeles National Forest for the safety of the public and fire suppression personnel, officials said Wednesday.
Saddleridge Blaze 46% Contained, Forest Service Closes Fire Area
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
McLean, Officials Meet to Sign San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan
SCV Water officials hammering out a plan to manage groundwater are still accepting applications for the agency’s seven-member advisory group.
Water Heads Find Groundwater Advisers, Still Accepting Applications
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
SCV Water, Partners Add 6 Wells in Kern County
Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans
Recognizing California’s fiscal health, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded California’s outstanding general obligation bonds credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3.
Moody’s Upgrades California’s Credit Rating
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s rank has risen to 1,022 on the Inc. 5000 definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.
Lief Labs Joins List of America’s Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies
The community is invited to The Ranch at Fair Oaks for a fall yard sale.
Nov. 2: Fair Oaks Community Association Fall Yard Sale
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at City facilities on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. to help train community members on how to properly drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.
Residents Encouraged to Participate in Great California ShakeOut
For the second time in as many years, The Master's University women's swim team wasted no time qualifying a pair of relays for NAIA nationals.
Lady Mustangs Swim Team Qualifies for Nationals