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1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]
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Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – December 2018
Monday, Dec 3, 2018

‘Tis the season for family, friends and a community brimming with holiday cheer. It’s hard not to get into the spirit of the season as you walk down Main Street in Old Town Newhall under a sea of sparkling lights. This area of Santa Clarita is just one of the many locations where you can purchase...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – October 2018
Monday, Oct 1, 2018

Every fall the city of Santa Clarita comes together to celebrate our accomplishments for the year and look forward to what the future will bring. We invite the community to join us in celebration at the annual State of the City Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – September 2018
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018

Nestled between the sports fields and hiking trails at Central Park is a grove of tree stumps. On each of the 106 stumps is the name of a local youth who died in a traffic collision and the “forever” age they were at the time of their death. This quiet space is the Youth Grove, and the stumps represent...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – August 2018
Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018

​There are many things that make our City the unique and special place it is. Over 9,000 acres of pristine open space preserved for future generations to enjoy, a thriving arts community, top-notch amenities, programs and events. However, did you know that Santa Clarita has delivered a balanced and...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – July 2018
Monday, Jul 2, 2018

“You’re a grand old flag, you’re a high-flying flag, and forever in peace may you wave. You’re the emblem of the land I love, the home of the free and the brave.” – “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” a spirited march by George M. Cohan Those patriotic words were...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – June 2018
Friday, Jun 1, 2018

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir It took decades of hard work to preserve...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – May 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A Peek Inside the Traffic Operations Center Traffic is one of the most common concerns raised by residents throughout Southern California. Here in the city of Santa Clarita, we utilize a sophisticated, extensive, state-of-the-art Intelligent Transportation System to manage traffic circulation on our...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – April 2018
Monday, Apr 2, 2018

The city of Santa Clarita has a proud western heritage that traces back to the first families that settled in the Santa Clarita Valley. Our cowboy culture is evident in all parts of our city, from the protection of thousands of acres open space and miles of trails to the celebration of radio, television...

Mayor’s Monthly Message – March 2018
Friday, Mar 2, 2018

Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste The city of Santa Clarita celebrated a landmark milestone in 2017 — our 30 years of cityhood. We took time to reflect on the wonderful amenities, programs and all around high quality of life that our residents enjoy every day. Some of these include 34 parks, 85 miles...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – February 2018
Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

I am very proud to serve on the Santa Clarita City Council and as the Mayor this year. Having been part of this community even before Santa Clarita became a city; it has been incredible to see the evolution of our city over the years. We started with only seven parks and transformed Santa Clarita into...

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1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]
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1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
4th of July Parade
Park officials have announced Los Angeles County regional parks and natural areas, which include William S. Hart Park, Placerita Nature Center and Vasquez Rocks, will now be closed Mondays and Tuesdays due to staffing reductions.
SCV Regional Parks, Natural Areas Reduce Operating Hours
As the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health suspends daily reports until Monday, the California Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed a total of 248,235 cases statewide as of July 2 (up from 5,688 from July 1 and another 2,352 results received), with 6,263 deaths (up 100 from July 1) from the disease.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths Rise Statewide
The Old Town Newhall Library will exhibit works by Santa Clarita artists created during "The Quarantine Art Challenge" from July 14 to October 9.
‘Quarantine Art Challenge’ Exhibit to Open at Newhall Library July 14
The Committee for College of the Canyons — Yes on Measure E has been ordered to pay a $9,000 fine for infractions committed in 2016 and 2017.
Committee for College of the Canyons Bond Measure Ordered to Pay $9K Fine
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services has launched a new website to provide county residents with general program information on DPSS services.
L.A. County Launches New Website for Public Social Services Dept.
At the direction of the Department of Public Health, all Los Angeles County beaches will be closed this weekend, resulting in the closure of all lifeguard towers.
Beaches in L.A., Ventura Counties to Close for Holiday Weekend
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, July 4, according to the latest South Coast Air Quality Management District forecast.
July 4 Air Quality: Unhealthy in SCV for Sensitive People (and Pets)
The city of Santa Clarita has changed the language of its Code Enforcement’s mission statement -- by omitting a portion stating that issues are addressed using the "broken windows" theory -- to reflect what officials said is a more accurate reflection of operations.
City Changes Code Enforcement Mission Statement Regarding ‘Broken Windows’ Theory
In a multiagency partnership, several Santa Clarita Valley nonprofits were able to receive enough food donations to allow them to serve thousands of local families in need.
Acts of Kindness: Enough Food Donations to Last the Summer
When Simon Mee, owner of Newhall Refinery, heard that officials were ordering bars and wineries to close once again, he wondered if SCV restaurants would be next.
SCV Restaurants in ‘Survival Mode’ Amid Ever-Changing COVID-19 Restrictions
A music teacher who taught in schools throughout Southern California, including Santa Clarita, pleaded guilty to one federal count of producing child pornography and six state counts of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14.
Music Teacher Charged with Sex Acts Upon Children, Child Porn Pleads Guilty
Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday the “Wear A Mask” public awareness campaign encouraging Californians to use face coverings – one of the best ways people can protect themselves and others from the virus.
Newsom Launches ‘Wear a Mask’ Campaign as COVID-19 Cases Surge
1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 2,204 new cases of COVID-19 and 55 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 3,239 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: California Surpasses 240,000 Cases, 3,239 Cases in SCV
The SCV Senior Center’s popular lunch service for seniors in the Santa Clarita Valley held a special “Drive Thru Celebration” for the Fourth of July.
Bella Vida Holds Special ‘Drive-Thru Celebration’ for Fourth of July
College of the Canyons All-State middle linebacker Charles Ike, one of the most prodigious tacklers in the program's proud history, has signed with Idaho State University after a notable two-year run as one of the Cougars' top defensive playmakers.
COC’s All-State Linebacker Charles Ike Commits to Idaho State
As we continue to adapt business practices in this challenging environment, SCV Water remains deeply committed to the safety of our customers, community, and employees as we continue to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
In-Person Assistance, Payment Plans Now Available at SCV Water
Los Angeles County leaders are urging residents to stay home this 4th of July holiday weekend to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the healthcare system is not overwhelmed.
County Leaders Urge Residents to Stay Home 4th of July Weekend, Slow COVID-19 Spread
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called to the scene of a brush fire in Stevenson Ranch on Thursday.
Twain Fire in Stevenson Ranch Held to 3 Acres, Forward Progress Stopped
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Missing Person Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ashley Bebe Nichole, a 26-year-old Black female, who was last seen on the 17700 block of Birkewood Court in Santa Clarita, on Tuesday, June 2, at 3:10 a.m.
LASD Seek Public’s Help in Locating Missing Santa Clarita Woman
The city of Santa Clarita wants to know how your internet service is performing. Local businesses and residents alike are encouraged to complete the City’s new Speed Test Survey available at speedup.santa-clarita.com.
Santa Clarita Residents Encouraged to Take Internet Speed Test Survey
It seems like many things in our lives have been flipped upside down in the past few months. However, work continues, as planned, on the two major projects within our Santa Clarita 2020 Strategic Plan. Throughout the Safer at Home order, construction projects continued to progress.
Message from City Manager Ken Striplin