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2018 - Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon burns down [video]
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Message from City Manager Ken Striplin: Be Prepared for Wildfires
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022

Unfortunately, our beautiful city is no stranger to the threat of wildfires. We’ve had several devastating blazes that have destroyed homes and property. This summer, we are facing an additional threat, as Southern California and much of the Western United States remains in a severe drought. This...

Ken Striplin | Rating the Quality of Life in Santa Clarita
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022

Our main goal as a city is to provide residents of Santa Clarita with the services and programs they desire. To help inform our decisions, every two years, the city of Santa Clarita hires an independent consultant to conduct a Public Opinion Poll. The city conducts this scientific survey to evaluate...

City Manager Ken Striplin | Conserving Water in Santa Clarita
Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022

As we move into the hot, dry months of summer, make sure you are doing your part to conserve water during the drought. According to our partners at SCV Water, we are facing a historic multi-year mega-drought and the Governor has called on all Californians to voluntarily reduce water usage by up to 20%....

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Monday, Jul 4, 2022

Fourth of July Safety The spectacular sights and sounds of fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July. This year, please leave the fireworks to the professionals and take in the amazing City show that will light up the skies over Westfield Valencia Town Center. As a reminder, all fireworks are...

City Manager Ken Striplin | Protecting the Santa Clara River
Friday, Jul 1, 2022

If you ever look at a map of Santa Clarita, you will notice the blue squiggly line running through the center of Santa Clarita, with several branches trailing off. As you know, the blue indicates where the Santa Clara River flows 13-miles through our city. However, as you drive along our streets or bike...

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin | In-person Summer Reading Program Returns to Santa Clarita Libraries
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022

After two years of virtual and hybrid programming, I am pleased to welcome residents for the return of the 2022 Summer Reading Program, which will be held in person at our Santa Clarita Public Library branches and our local parks. This year’s theme is “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” which invites...

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Thursday, Jun 2, 2022

One of the things that always makes me proud is being able to deliver an on-time, balanced and fiscally conservative budget to the City Council every year. This has been a commitment of our organization since day one of Cityhood, and it has paid off. Being fiscally sound is essential to creating a better,...

It’s Time for Dodger Baseball at 43rd Santa Clarita Dodger Day
Friday, May 13, 2022

Baseball season is officially back! As a Southern California native, I grew up as an avid Dodger fan and I continue that tradition whenever I take my family to a game. There is no feeling that compares to entering Dodger Stadium and hearing the sound of cheering fans and the smell of fresh-cut grass...

Message From the City Manager: Stay Active by Hiking, Biking in Santa Clarita
Monday, May 9, 2022

When was the last time you enjoyed the great outdoors in Santa Clarita? With over 80 miles of scenic hiking trails and more than 126 miles of beautiful off-street trails to enjoy, our city is not short on outdoor activities that can get you moving. There’s never been a better time to reconnect with...

Message From the City Manager: Discover Art in Santa Clarita
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Did you know that there are dozens of public art spaces in Santa Clarita and eight city galleries? The next time you visit your local library, community center, the Westfield Valencia Town Center, the MAIN or City Hall, make sure you check out the art on display. This month, there is a unique exhibit...

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2018 - Big Oaks Lodge in Bouquet Canyon burns down [video]
Big Oaks Lodge
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:
Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is starting two tasty ways to support the non-profit's efforts Friday August 12.
Aug 12: Two Fundraisers To Support Michael Hoefflin Foundation
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 4,514 new cases countywide and 92 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: County Reports Two Additional Deaths For SCV
During the upcoming Aug 9. meeting, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are set to proclaim this August as Student Debt Awareness Month. 
County To Proclaim Aug. 2022 Student Loan Debt Awareness Month
Valley Industry Association is planning their next Bash, as they honor businesses of distinction.
Nov 4: VIA Midnight In Morocco Celebrates Local Businesses
The SCVEDC would like to congratulate everyone who made this years list of most influential leaders in the region, including our their President & CEO, Holly Schroeder.
Valley 200 List Recognizes SCVEDC BOD Members, CEO
The city of Santa Clarita welcomes residents to dispose of their used tires at the free tire collection event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Aug 27: Santa Clarita to Host Free Tire Collection Event
1769 - Fr. Juan Crespi, en route to San Francisco Bay with the Portolá expedition, names the Santa Clara River Valley (SCV) for St. Clare [story]
Fr. Crespi cenotaph
Lila Littlejohn, a veteran journalist, journalism teacher and former editor of The Signal, died Sunday morning peacefully in her sleep at her home in Florida, according to family.
Former Signal Editor Lila Littlejohn Dies at 68
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 13 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 2,335 new cases countywide and 53 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: County Cases Decline to 2,335 with 13 New Deaths
On Tuesday, Aug. 9, the county of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved a resolution placing the Cannabis Tax Measure on the Nov. 8, 2022 election ballot for approval by voters.
Supes Approve Cannabis Tax Measure for November Election
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has extended the deadline to apply for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors.
Deadline Extended by SCV Water to Fill Board Vacancy, Applicants Sought
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley celebrates Women in Film with the "Lundafest 2022" screening on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Canyon Theater Guild in Newhall.
Oct. 6: Zonta Club of SCV Presents ‘Lunafest’
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is hosting “Let’s Get Back to Screening!” a symposium for medical professionals and members of the public that will focus on the importance of early cancer detection.
Sept. 10: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to Host Cancer Screening Symposium
Residents throughout the city of Santa Clarita regularly take advantage of the miles of paved off-street trails available for walking, running and cycling safely without having to worry about the hazards posed by vehicle traffic.
Aug. 24: Residents Invited to Public Meeting for Bouquet Canyon Trail Project
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 28 additional mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus.
Vector Control Confirms 28 Additional Positive West Nile Virus Samples
Head Coach Annett Davis could not have asked for a better schedule in terms of preparing The Master's University women's volleyball team for the challenges posed by the Golden State Athletic Conference and, hopefully, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics nationals.
TMU Women’s Volleyball To Face Road Tests Early in 2022
California Credit Union encourages Santa Clarita Valley teachers who have an innovative class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its biannual Teacher Grant program.
SCV Teachers Urged to Apply for California Credit Union Teacher Grants
Single Mothers Outreach has announced “Building Hope” as the theme for the 12th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala, set to take place on 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Santa Clarita Community Center.
Oct. 28: Single Mothers Outreach 12th Annual Empowering HeArts Gala
1919 - Charles Kingsburry (Kingsburry House at Heritage Junction) arrives in Newhall to work on Power House No. 1 construction in San Francisquito Canyon [story]
Charles Kingsburry
Raising the Curtain Foundation invites all Santa Clarita Valley students in grades 4-6 to participate in a free theater workshop on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Raising the Curtain Hosting Free Theater Workshop for Local Students
The California State University, Northridge Softball team will host the first Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament Saturday, Sept. 3, at Los Robles Golf Course in Thousand Oaks.
CSUN Softball Hosting Inaugural Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament
The Master's University has hired Dave Caldwell as its next sports information director.  
TMU Names Dave Caldwell New Sports Information Director
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