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1987 - Incorporation: Santa Clarita officially becomes a city [story]
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Jackknifed Semi Truck Stalls Traffic for Hours on State Route 14
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

A traffic collision involving two semi trucks on Highway 14 is currently causing major traffic delays Tuesday morning. Around 6:15 a.m., first responders were dispatched to a crash on the northbound 14 freeway, just north of the Soledad Canyon Road exit, according to Brian Stevens, inspector for the...

Truck, EV Crash Causes Fuel Spill on Sierra Highway
Monday, Jun 24, 2019

A traffic collision involving two semi trucks and an electric car caused a fuel spill in Newhall on Monday morning. Around 7:10 a.m., first responders were called to the scene of a traffic collision on Sierra Highway, between Placerita Canyon Road and Golden Valley Road. “The tank erupted and there...

‘Sierra Incident’ Burns an Acre in Newhall
Monday, Jun 10, 2019

A fire has burned about an acre of brush alongside Sierra Highway between Placerita Canyon Road and Golden Valley Road in Newhall. Around 9:40 a.m. Monday, fire crews responded to the northbound side of Sierra Highway for two spot fires burning along the road, according to Marvin Lim, a spokesman for...

Sky Fire at 70% Containment; Magic Mountain to Reopen

Fire crews in Santa Clarita worked through the night to put out hot spots from the “Sky Fire,” which reached about 100 acres, according to LA County Fire Department officials. Around 8:30 a.m. Monday, the Sky Fire, located near The Old Road and Skyview Lane, reached 70 percent containment, officials...

Tow Truck Driver Killed on I-5 ID’d as Castaic Resident
Monday, Jun 3, 2019

The tow truck driver who was killed by a big rig in a hit-and-run incident Friday has been identified as Erwin Geremillo, 47, of Castaic. The crash happened shortly before 8:15 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-5, just south of Vista Del Lago Road in Castaic. Geremillo was pronounced dead at the scene. The...

Detectives Investigating 2 Home Invasions in Canyon Country
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Local detectives are investigating two home invasions reported in Canyon Country Wednesday evening. At approximately 9 p.m., deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a home on Blue Aspen Lane for initial reports of an attempted home invasion. Three male suspects are...

Castaic Woman Identified as Bicyclist Killed by Street Sweeper
Monday, May 20, 2019

A Castaic woman has been identified as the bicyclist who was killed by a street sweeper in Valencia early Sunday morning. On Sunday, just after midnight, a woman was riding her bike on Rye Canyon Road and Beale Court in Valencia when a street sweeper struck her from behind, according to Shirley Miller,...

Rain Triggers Separate Collisions Near Newhall Avenue Exit
Thursday, May 16, 2019

The rainy morning commute has caused two separate collisions near the Newhall Avenue exit and northbound Highway 14. Fire officials received a call around 7:45 a.m. regarding a silver vehicle that went over the side and hit the guardrail and another vehicle that rolled over, according to Marvin Lim,...

Firefighters Tranquilize Bear in Tree in Valencia
Friday, May 10, 2019

A bear found up a tree in a Valencia neighborhood Friday morning has been safely darted, harnessed and placed in a truck by firefighters. “He filled up the whole back of the pickup,” said resident Jan Lynch. “He was a big boy.” Firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department used a ladder...

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1987 - Incorporation: Santa Clarita officially becomes a city [story]
first City Council
1931 - Season's first major storm deposits 9 inches of snow in Newhall, 10 in Saugus [story]
1931 snowfall
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on Thursday announced its 2020 Executive Committee, which will help lead the Chamber as it begins a new decade and looks to its centennial in 2023.
SCV Chamber Sets 2020 Executive Committee, Business Councils
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang will start hiring Real Property Appraisers as of Monday when the official job filing for the positions will open at 12:30 p.m. (PT).
LA County Hiring Real Property Appraisers
A construction worker suffered serious injuries and remains in critical condition after he fell one story from the roof of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Pavillion Thursday morning.
Worker in Critical Condition After Fall from Hospital Roof
Santa and Ms. Claus will visit the Vincenzo’s Pizza – Newhall restaurant for photos with kids of all ages in a fundraiser for AvenuesSLS.org on Saturday, December 14, from noon to 5 p.m.
Dec. 14: Photos with Santa, AvenuesSLS Fundraiser at Vincenzo’s
The city of Santa Clarita’s Environmental Services Division has planned, coordinated and implemented programs during 2019 designed to make the city more "green."
Green Santa Clarita: 2019 By the Numbers
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, December 17 meeting starting at 9:30 a.m.
LA County Supervisors – December 17 Meeting Agenda
The Los Angeles Rams on Thursday named Andrew Whitworth (pictured above) as its nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide.
Rams Name Whitworth Team’s Nominee for NFL Payton Award
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita City Council invite residents to celebrate the holiday season with their friends and neighbors as the Jingle Bell Jamboree returns to the Newhall Community Center on Friday, December 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec. 20: Jingle Bell Jamboree at Newhall Community Center
During their organizational meeting held Wednesday, Newhall School District Board members re-elected Sue Solomon as their board president for 2020.
Sue Solomon Re-Elected Newhall School Board President
For his exceptional contributions to advancing open education around the world, James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean of Learning Resources at College of the Canyons, received the President’s Award for Excellence at the 2019 Open Education Global Conference.
COC Dean James Glapa-Grossklag Recognized for Leadership
Castaic School Board members held their annual organizational meeting on December 12 and elected officers and representatives for 2020.
Castaic School Board Elects 2020 Officers, Reps
The Selection and Interview Committees of the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has chosen local veteran Ernesto Trevizo, his wife Alyssa, and their two children, Sonny and Zachary, as the recipients of a new home valued at $500,000.
SCV Veteran, Hart Grad Ernesto Trevizo, Family Awarded $500K Home
Starting Jan. 11, most Santa Clarita businesses will see a nearly 40% increase to their monthly waste-disposal services amid global changes to the recycling industry that are prompting waste-management companies to ask for trash rate adjustments.
City Council OK’s Trash Rate Hike as China Refuses Most U.S. Recyclables
The process for how local organizations receive grant funding for arts programs and services for the community from the city of Santa Clarita could soon change with the implementation of a peer panel with outside arts experts.
City Council Discusses Peer Panel for Arts Grants Program
The Nov. 14 Saugus High School shooting, the shootout in New Jersey and even the reported sighting of a man dressed like the Grim Reaper near a local synagogue, prompted sheriff’s Capt. Robert Lewis to invite Jewish leaders for a sit-down chat Thursday to discuss concerns and reassure them that safety remains his top priority.
Hooded Figure, Shootings Prompt Meetup with Captain Lewis and Jewish Leaders
The city of Los Angeles sued the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday over a shift in flight patterns for planes departing Hollywood Burbank Airport that has dramatically increased noise levels for residents and businesses.
LA Sues FAA Over Jet Noise at Hollywood Burbank Airport
Express Employment Professionals, along with its franchise location in Santa Clarita, has donated $10,000 to Carousel Ranch.
Carousel Ranch Receives $10K Donation from Express Employment Professionals
Dozens of carolers’ voices filled the streets neighboring Duane R. Harte Park in honor of Gracie Muehlberger, a victim of the Saugus High School shooting, during the “Caroling with Gracie” event that spread holiday cheer while also giving back to students in need.
Community Goes ‘Caroling with Gracie’ Muehlberger
1900 - Automobile Club of Southern California founded; first car in SCV appeared 1902 [story]
Auto Club Topper
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges that they filed false reports and committed perjury relating to traffic stops made in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2016.
SCV Deputies Allegedly Fudged Traffic Tickets Written to Other Cops
The College of the Canyons softball program invites all former Cougars to participate in the 2020 alumni game being held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Whitten Field.
Jan. 18: COC Softball Alumni Game
The weather in the Santa Clarita Valley in December is usually crisp with plenty of warm sun. Now is a great time to set up a plan to maintain your landscape through the winter or make a big change for the new year – like removing your lawn in favor of more colorful and water-efficient alternatives.
Dec. 14: SCV Water’s Basics of Lawn Removal Gardening Class