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1963 - First stretch of Antelope Valley 14 Freeway opens from east of Solemint Junction in Canyon Country to Red Rover Mine Road in Acton. [story]
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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...

CHP Responds to Jack-Knifed Big Rig

California Highway Patrol officers responded to 911 calls Thursday morning about a traffic collision involving a jack-knifed big rig. The report came in around 9:52 a.m. about diesel fuel, or another substance, in one lane, according to CHP officials. Another report came in about multiple vehicles that...

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A 36-year-old Santa Clarita mother of five children survived a heroin overdose Thursday, revived by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies armed with Narcan.
Santa Clarita Mother of 5 Survives Heroin Overdose
A year after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the case of a former Disney executive charged with engaging in lewd acts with a child, a brand new jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments in the man’s retrial on the same charges.
Closing Arguments Due Monday in Child Sex Case Retrial
Santa Clarita has seen significant trends in its housing market and population demands over the last 20 years, and with a continued need for expansion across California cities, the time has come to update its housing production goals in order to comply with state requirements.
Santa Clarita Aims at State Housing Goals
1963 - First stretch of Antelope Valley 14 Freeway opens from east of Solemint Junction in Canyon Country to Red Rover Mine Road in Acton. [story]
AV Freeway
The JetHawks got on the board with four runs in the first inning and went on to beat the Inland Empire 66ers, 10-5, on Wednesday night at San Manuel Stadium.
JetHawks Cruise to 4th Straight Win
SACRAMENTO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $1.1 billion for a total of 133 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) projects throughout California, including almost $994 million for 47 fix-it-first projects funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
SB 1 Funding Allocates Nearly $315M to LA County Highway Projects
S.T.R.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Manufacturing) Kids Expo, a local nonprofit that wants to prepare kids today to face the challenges of tomorrow, will host a Kids Conquer Challenge, Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., at the former Sears parking lot.
Aug. 24: Kids Conquer Challenge
This week, LBW Insurance and Financial Services was deemed one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Valencia-Based Insurance Agency Named Among Best Places to Work in LA
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is currently accepting auction item donations for its 26th Evening Under the Stars Gala Dinner & Charity Auction on Sept. 21.
Michael Hoefflin Foundation Accepting Donations for Annual Gala
California Credit Union is inviting all Los Angeles area teachers who have a great class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its bi-annual Teacher Grant Program.
LA County Teachers Encouraged to Apply for Credit Union Class Project Grant
Santa Clarita residents are invited to bring their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste to the free Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Aug. 24: Free Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup
A total of 263 single-family homes changed owners during July, an increase of 22.3 percent from a year ago and the highest monthly total since June 2018, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
SCV Home Prices Up 5% on Year; Low Interest Rates Spike Sales
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is expanding the services it offers at its community Health Fairs.
Aug. 23: Henry Mayo Brings Health Fair to Newhall Community Center
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) is pleased to announce the successful addition of three new pieces of basic life support (BLS) equipment to its inventory:
LACoFD Adds New Basic Life Support Equipment to Inventory
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking community feedback on a public safety grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
City Seeking Community Feedback on Public Safety Grant Proposal
During the Wednesday night board meeting, Deputy Superintendent Mike Kuhlman was named the superintendent-elect after it was made known that Vicki Engbrecht was stepping down from the position at the end of the 2019-20 school year.
Hart District Names Mike Kuhlman Superintendent-Elect
One person was transported to a nearby hospital after a vehicle rammed a parked car into a home’s garage Thursday afternoon.
Driver Crashes Parked Vehicle into Home’s Garage
For more than 200 chronically ill patients in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, doctors make house calls.
Study: Facey’s Palliative Care Program Helps Improve Patients’ Quality of Life
Firefighters saved a hilltop house from burning down Thursday as fire from a fully engulfed nearby motorhome spread to the brush and swept up the hillside.
Fire Engulfs Motorhome Near Bouquet, Texas Canyon Roads
1891 - Future First Lady Lou Henry (Hoover), 17, poses for photo at R.E. Nickel's Acton store [story]
Lou Henry
Santa Clarita is one of the safest cities in the nation to raise children, according to a recent report published by SafeWise.
Report: Santa Clarita Among Safest Cities to Raise Children
Castaic Union School District students returned from summer break last week, and district administrators and teachers are working to further develop a culture of wellness and kindness on their campuses.
Back to School: Castaic Creating Culture of Kindness
Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 11th Annual Governors Awards in October for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President David Rubin announced Wednesday.
Fox to Encore as Academy Governors Awards Producer