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Target Recalls 560,000 Hatch & Grow Easter Toys
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017

Target Corporation has issued a recall on about 560,000 Hatch & Grow Easter toys, according the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. “This recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino. Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model...

NWS Releases Rainfall Totals From Last Week
Monday, Feb 20, 2017

The National Weather Service released their rain and snowfall totals for Thursday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, Feb. 18. Newhall station received 3.98 inches of rain while Saugus received 2.9 inches, according to the report. Castaic got the most rainfall in the Santa Clarita Valley, measuring 5.4 inches....

Jan. 20: Flash Flood Warning In Effect for SCV
Friday, Jan 20, 2017

A flash flood warning has been issued for the Santa Clarita Valley. Residents living in recent burn areas, especially the Sand Fire burn area, take precautions to avoid mudslides and flooding. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall rates may...

Pilot Killed in Lake Hughes Plane Crash
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau officials are reporting plane crash wreckage found in the mountains near Lake Hughes. The crash was found in a “pretty desolate area,” said Lt. James Duran of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Another...

Planning Commission, City Staff to Tour Sand Canyon Plaza Project Site
Monday, Jan 16, 2017

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission and city staff are expected to tour the site for the Sand Canyon Plaza project on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Below is the agenda report:

Planning Commission to Consider Demolition of Best Western Hotel

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will be asked to consider the demolition of a Best Western Hotel in Valencia that would allow for the construction two new hotels. Below is the agenda item that will be reviewed on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

Council Appoints New, Returning Commissioners
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Santa Clarita City Council members appointed nine people to five commissions during their meeting Tuesday evening. Twenty-nine people submitted applications for the Arts Commission; Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Commission; Planning Commission; Open Space Preservation District Financial...

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Review ‘Lexi’ Case
Monday, Jan 9, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court reported Monday that it will not hear the case involving a former Santa Clarita child with Native American ancestry who was removed from a foster home in Saugus and placed with relatives in Utah. The decision puts an end to the legal tug-of-war over 6-year-old “Lexi,”...

Jan. 4: Bouquet Canyon Road Closing for Weekend Storm
Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017

Los Angeles County Public Works officials will be closing parts of Bouquet Canyon Road due to a storm beginning Wednesday, January 4 and continuing through a second storm beginning Saturday, January 10. Once both storms pass, the road will be inspected and reopened if safe. The closure will span between...

Dec. 23: Bouquet Canyon Road Closed at Noon
Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Bouquet Canyon Road will be closed on Friday, December 23 at 12 p.m. in anticipation of an overnight storm. “The closure is expected to be overnight for the duration of the storm,” said Los Angeles County Public Works spokesperson Steven Frasher. “The road will be inspected and if...

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1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
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In an effort to increase the number of property owners participating in the County’s rental assistance programs, the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has launched a new business model which provides an enhanced customer service experience for property owners.
County Launches New Business Model to Benefit Property Owners
An Agua Dulce man accused of kidnapping a toddler at knifepoint was found not mentally fit to assist in his own legal defense by a judge Wednesday and committed to an institution.
Agua Dulce Man Accused of Kidnapping Toddler Found Legally Insane
The Los Angeles County Development Authority is opening its wait list for senior public housing site applications at seven locations in L.A. County.
County to Open Waitlist for SCV’s Orchard Arms Senior Housing
California State University, Northridge psychology professor Que-Lam Huynh has been named an “emerging scholar” by leading education magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
CSUN Professor Recognized as Emerging Scholar
College of the College dropped a 73-58 conference result to visiting Glendale College on Saturday night in the Cougar Cage.
Lady Cougars Drop Conference Game to Glendale 73-58
College of the Canyons notched its first conference win by way of a 79-69 final result at the Cougar Cage on Saturday.
Cougars Best Glendale in First Conference Win 79-69
The recent eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines last January 12 has forced many Filipino to flee their homes and move to evacuation centers. Those most affected are villagers in the hard-hit province of Batangas.
West Ranch Students Seeking Donations for Taal Volcano Victims
Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth will kick off this year’s SCV VegFest as the community heals and celebrates sustainability, healthy living and compassion.
May 16: SCV VegFest to Celebrate Sustainability, Compassion & Healthy Living
Having previously announced her plan to retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year, Vicki Engbrecht has moved up her retirement date as superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District to March 1.
Engbrecht to Retire Sooner Than Expected
On Friday, Jan. 17, Ray Leyva began his tenure as Interim Chief Probation Officer of the Los Angeles County Probation Department after being appointed to the position by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 7.
Ray Leyva Begins Tenure as County’s Interim Chief Probation Officer
Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s monthly media briefing on Wednesday took place at the Hall of Justice. It included lots of good news, as well as a glimpse at happier times in the life of a partner recently lost
Villanueva Discusses Promotions, Homeless Outreach at First 2020 Media Briefing
Santa Clarita is on its way to having a more accurate tally of its homeless population, according to community leaders and volunteers at Tuesday’s annual Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.
Local Streets, Riverbeds Canvassed for Annual Homeless Count
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is requesting nominations from local, nonprofit organizations who would like to have their outstanding volunteer contributions recognized at Zonta’s Women In Service Recognition Luncheon event to be held Saturday, May 2, at Sand Canyon Country Club.
Zonta Club SCV Seeking ‘Women in Service’ Nominations
The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees is beginning the search for a new president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) to succeed Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, who is retiring in June 2020.
CSU to Begin Search for New CSUN President
CHP officers are investigating a fatal crash that took place early Thursday on the southbound lanes of Highway 14, north of Sierra Highway.
Driver Killed in State Route 14 Crash
While Saugus High students continue to pick up the pieces and heal from the deadly campus shooting that took place Nov. 14, Kiki Egetoe picked up a paintbrush.
Saugus High Senior Gifts Portraits of Shooting Victims to Parents
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson arrives at Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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Valencia-based AMS Fulfillment has acquired EchoData Group, an exceptional fulfillment services company located in Pennsylvania and Delaware that has been in operation for 36 years, AMS Fulfillment announced Tuesday.
AMS Fulfillment Acquires EchoData Group
Kaiser Permanente celebrated the grand opening of its new Target Clinic at the Target Santa Clarita East store, located at 19105 Golden Valley Road in Canyon Country, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted last month by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Kaiser Opens Target Clinic in Canyon Country for Members, Non-Members
The city of Santa Clarita has released the list of productions shooting in the Santa Clarita Valley the week of January 20-26, 2020.
Film, TV Productions Shooting in SCV: ‘Betrayed,’ ‘Lone Star,’ ‘Off the Grid’
Realtors in the Santa Clarita Valley assisted 2,347 single-family home sales during 2019, an increase of 4.5 percent over the prior year, while prices hit new highs and the inventory plunged, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
SCV Home Prices, Condo Prices Set Record Highs in 2019
The College of the Canyons "Canyons Promise" free tuition program for new students is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.
COC’s Canyons Promise Program Now Accepting Applications
College of the Canyons and California State University, Northridge business accounting students are participating in the federal government’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, clinic, providing free tax preparation and filing for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers.
COC, CSUN Students to Provide Free Tax Preparation