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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 2019
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

2019 – A Year in Review The city of Santa Clarita continues to be a forward-thinking city, providing residents with the resources and amenities that make Santa Clarita a great place to raise our families. 2019 was a year that did not disappoint in achieving that goal. From new pedestrian bridges...

Mayor Marsha McLean: Santa Clarita Community is Saugus Strong
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean’s “Saugus Strong” editorial was first published in The Signal on November 20, 2019. The events of Thursday, Nov. 14, are indescribable. Immeasurable pain and devastation fill the hearts of everyone in our community as we continue to mourn lives lost...

Mayor’s Monthly Message: Light Up Main in November 2019
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita is known for hosting some pretty spectacular events. The Cowboy Festival, Concerts in the Park and the Santa Clarita Marathon have been community favorites for decades. However, our unofficial kick-off to the holiday season event has only been around for six years and already...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – October 2019
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

Lights, Camera, Santa Clarita! October is one of my favorite months of the year. The weather is turning colder, we are moving toward the holiday season and here in Santa Clarita – it is State of the City time! If you have not had the opportunity to attend one of the State of the City Luncheons, I encourage...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – September 2019
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

Read to Succeed this School Year Did you know that children who read for enjoyment perform better in school, develop a broader vocabulary, have a larger base of general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures? Researchers from Pearson have found that reading for pleasure is more likely...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – August 2019
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

Try a Summer Transit Adventure Summertime in Southern California means high temps, high gas prices and an increase in travelers heading off for vacation. What if I told you there was an easy way to beat the heat…at a fraction of the cost…without the stress and hassle of dealing with traffic? There...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s July 2019 Message: Patriotism
Monday, Jul 1, 2019

Patriotism and love for our country run deep in our city. These sentiments are proudly displayed in the many Fourth of July celebrations that take place throughout the day. The Fourth of July kicks off with the Independence Day Classic run, starting in Newhall and winding its way through town. This run...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s June 2019 Message: Summer Reading
Monday, Jun 3, 2019

Summer means hot temperatures, splashing in the pool and hopefully a vacation, and at our Santa Clarita Public Library, it also means the popular Summer Reading Program is back. You may be interested to learn that summer reading programs originally began in the 1890s as a way to encourage school children,...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – May 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Excitement is building as we roll toward the Amgen Tour of California. Advocating for our bicycling community is important to me and our city is committed to continuing to provide a wonderful cycling experience. Santa Clarita is fortunate to have miles of mixed-use trails and paseos just perfect for...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – April 2019
Monday, Apr 1, 2019

Get ready to chow down and cowboy up! Picture this…you are relaxing in the shade in a lovely picnic grove as the branches of a majestic oak tree sway in the gentle breeze. On that breeze, you catch a whiff of the sweet, tangy, smoky deliciousness wafting through the air from grills cooking up barbecue...

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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