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1879 - First official Newhall School building erected near Walnut & Ninth streets [story]
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LASD: May 1 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, So ‘Look Before You Lock’
Friday, Apr 30, 2021

May 1 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is reminding parents and caregivers to always look before locking and walking away from a vehicle. The yearly campaign is an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of vehicular heatstroke. “Leaving a...

Sheriff’s Station to Hold Additional Free Catalytic Converter Etching Events
Friday, Apr 16, 2021

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station announced plans Friday to hold two free “Catalytic Converter Etching” events next week for all local SCV residents. The SCV Sheriff’s Station will work in partnership with Reeves Complete Auto Center and Canyon Muffler in Canyon Country to host a free...

With Schools Reopening, LASD Reminding Drivers to Keep Student Safety In Mind
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

As students and staff return to schools for in-person instruction, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds everyone to keep the safety of students in mind when traveling around schools. This includes stopping for school buses. California law requires drivers to stop when a school bus is...

Deputies Seize 240 Marijuana Plants in Newhall Grow House Raid
Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021

Acting on a tip, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station raided a residence in Newhall and seized 240 marijuana plants. Here’s more of the story from the station’s social media: “When the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station North Region Narcotics Team received information...

SCV Sheriff’s Station Provides Details on ‘Use of Force’ in Arrest
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station authorities have provided details of a “use of force” incident captured on video Tuesday of an altercation between deputies and a suspect being questioned and detained about a package theft in Canyon Country. Here’s more of the story from the...

LASD: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, So ‘Give the Phone a Break’
Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department encourages drivers to give the phone a break and focus on the road. Throughout the month of April, the Sheriff’s Department will have additional deputies on patrol specifically looking for drivers who violate...

Parking Enforcement to Resume Countywide April 1
Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Parking Enforcement Detail will again enforce all parking violations beginning Thursday, April 1, the department announced Wednesday. Deputies will resume handing out street sweeping citations, expired registration citations, as well as towing vehicles...

LASD, CHP to be Out in Force on St. Patrick’s Day
Monday, Mar 15, 2021

This St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have deputies on patrol from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The California Highway Patrol officers from the CHP’s Newhall Area...

Sheriff’s Detectives Round Up Catalytic Converters Believed Stolen in SCV
Thursday, Mar 11, 2021

In a proactive approach to lower theft of vehicle catalytic converters, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Impact Team led a search warrant operation on Wednesday, centered in the city of Los Angeles. After countless hours of follow-up investigation, multiple locations within the city...

LASD Investigators Seek Help Locating Missing Person Last Seen In Canyon Country
Friday, Mar 5, 2021

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating missing person Debbie Phipps. Phipps, 50, was last seen on Feb. 7 at 9:00 a.m. on the 1500 block of Daffodil Ave, Canyon Country. She left the location with either a walker or wheelchair...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed the first death due to the West Nile virus for the 2021 season in Los Angeles County. The patient, a resident of the eastern region of Los Angeles County, was hospitalized and died from WNV-associated neuro-invasive disease.
Public Health Confirms First West Nile Virus Death of 2021
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 25 new deaths and 1,823 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,090 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to require vaccination verification or a negative test prior to entry to all mega-events and event venues by Oct. 7.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Health Officer Order on Vaccination Verification to be Issued in L.A. County; SCV Cases Total 35,090
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Wednesday that would require developers of various types of residential, commercial and industrial projects to provide public art in private developments in the amount of 1% of the building valuation or pay 1% of the building valuation toward a public art fund.
Supervisors Approve Art Fee for Developments, Barger Abstains
The Santa Clarita City Council received a brief report Tuesday about Camps Scott and Scudder, two Saugus facilities recommended by the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council’s Juvenile Justice Realignment Block Grant Ad-Hoc Subcommittee in May to become the new homes of violent juvenile offenders in Los Angeles County.
City Council Receives Update on Camps Scott, Scudder
A big-rig fire Friday afternoon rapidly grew to a 100-acre brush fire east of Interstate 5 at Vista del Lago Road.
100-Acre Fire Closes I-5 Ramps at Vista del Lago, 0% Contained
During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 19 through 25, the California Highway Patrol will educate the public on the importance of ensuring children are riding in a properly fitted and installed child passenger safety seat.
CHP to Take Part in Safety Effort During Child Passenger Safety Week
The atmosphere on the outdoor patio of the Holiday Inn Express in Valencia was fun and lively during the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Latino Business Alliance’s Hispanic Heritage Month event Wednesday evening.
Latino Business Leaders Celebrate a Growing Community at Hispanic Heritage Month event
In the same week Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said they’ll be expanding the limitations on deputies drawing their AR-15’s in the field, some Santa Clarita Valley activists said they still want to see more changes to law enforcement policy
LASD to ‘Modify’ Rules for Deputies Drawing Weapons in the Field Following Inspector General’s Report
1879 - First official Newhall School building erected near Walnut & Ninth streets [story]
First Newhall School
CSUN President Erika D. Beck last week greeted the CSUN community — and welcomed students, faculty and staff returning to a partially reopened campus — in her annual Fall Welcome Address on Sept. 10.
CSUN President Sets Tone of Inspiration, Challenge in Welcome Address
One of the toughest decisions a pet owner can face is no longer being able to keep their beloved pet.
County Animal Care & Control Launches Resource for Rehoming Pets
Midway through the 2021 season, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls’ volleyball team finds itself ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 8.
CIF-SS Ranks Santa Clarita Christian Girls Volleyball No. 1
If the teams are still having trouble figuring out their schemes, right now would be a very good time to turn it around: Foothill League competition starts next week.
SCV High School Football Week Five Preview
Today’s blog is the third and final installment in a series in which I review how the Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control (DACC) has improved its operations over the past 20 years.
Marcia Mayeda Reflects on 20 Years at Animal Care & Control | Third in a Series
Well more than 100 people gathered at the Elks Lodge on Sierra Highway Saturday to enjoy time with friends and family — and raise funds for local charities — during the Elks’ Car & Bike Show.
Elks’ Car & Bike Show Raises Funds for Area Charities
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 165 since the onset of the pandemic, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 164th, 165th Deaths; SCV Cases Total 35,022
1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
Mitchell adobe
Students across L.A. County may soon have access to more mental health services with the expansion of the Community School Initiative. 
Student Mental Health Services Expansion To Be Explored County Wide
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes. 
Supervisor Barger To Address Sloan Canyon Traffic Safety
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 37 new deaths and 1,930 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,936 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Issues New Vaccine Order; 34,936 Total SCV Cases
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
2 Suspects Arrested In Connection To Baskin-Robbins Burglaries
The city of Santa Clarita invites non-profit organizations interested in learning more about the 2022 grant cycle of the Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Thursday, Sept 23.
City Invites Non-Profits To Informational Meeting On Non-Profit Grant
The city of Santa Clarita is presenting the 2021 Parent Resource Symposium, titled “Social Media: The New Gateway Drug” later this month. 
Upcoming Parent Symposium To Show Dangers Of Social Media
A storm’s a-Bruin in the city of Santa Clarita for the start of the American Collegiate Hockey Association season.
UCLA Hockey To Play At The Cube In Valencia