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Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair Affected by Saddleridge Fire
Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Thousands of pet lovers and hundreds of their furry friends flocked to William S. Hart Park on Sunday to celebrate their love for animals at the 19th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair. Sarah Vatcher, social media coordinator for the pet fair, said that approximately 100 vendors participated in this...

Kids Expo Brings Resources, Family Fun to SCV
Monday, Oct 7, 2019

Vendors and community members filled the Golden Valley High School gymnasium on Sunday, eager for information and giveaway goodies at this year’s Kids Expo hosted by the Child & Family Center. This year, the Kids Expo featured 50 booths, a DJ and a photo booth as well as martial arts performances...

Red Cross Sets SCV Blood Drives in September, October
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

Donating blood is a popular way for people to give back to their communities and potentially save lives, and the

Books and Battles Blends Gaming, Math, Creativity
Monday, Sep 2, 2019

With the school day concluded, teenage patrons of the Old Town Newhall Library rushed to the Teen Zone section to participate in the latest “Books & Battles” session. Books & Battles is the Santa Clarita Library’s tabletop and role-playing game group for high school students. In addition...

Dulce Fire Burns 28 Acres Near 14 Freeway
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019

Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a brush fire off the southbound State Route 14 Sunday near Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Dispatchers received a call about the Dulce Fire at 12:14 p.m. and fire department officials arrived on the scene at 12:26 p.m. Los Angeles County firefighters and Angeles National...

‘5 Fire’ Full Containment Expected Monday Afternoon
Monday, Aug 5, 2019

Officials with the Angeles National Forest expect the 5 Fire to be fully contained by Monday afternoon, according to the forest’s official Twitter account. “Containment of the #FiveFire has grown to 97% with full containment expected this afternoon. It remains at 156 acres,” said the tweet, which...

SCV ‘Unsung’ Heroes Saluted at Reception
Monday, Jul 29, 2019

Milcah White of Santa Clarita helped organize an event in Valencia on Sunday, to recognize those considered the unsung heroes among us. On Sunday afternoon, White hosted a “Salute to Hometown Heroes” reception at Mimi’s Cafe, where she and her business partners presented certificates of recognition...

Kitty Cafe Raises Funds for Shelter Animal Vet Costs
Monday, Jul 1, 2019

Pet lovers of all ages crowded into Shelter Hope Pet Shop on Sunday afternoon to snuggle with some furry feline friends as the nonprofit held its first Kitty Cafe event. After she noticed something similar in Los Angeles, Cindy Josten, a supervising volunteer at Shelter Hope who specializes in working...

Irene Lilley, Wife of Famous Movie Stuntman, Marks 90th Birthday
Friday, Apr 12, 2019

Irene Lilley said she feels much younger than the 90 years she celebrated on Sunday. Lilley, a Canyon Country resident, turned 90 on April 4 and celebrated Sunday with her family and friends at the home her grandparents built and that she lived in all her life. Lilley is married to actor and stuntman...

SCV Animal Shelters Receive $31K in Chili Cook-off Donations
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

Thursday was a good day for pets in two of Santa Clarita’s shelter facilities after they received donations from this year’s annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off. Each year, the chili cook-off chooses two charities to donate to from a pool of nominees. This year, Shelter Hope Pet Shop and the Lange...

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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals experiencing homelessness in the county.
County to Assess American Indian, Alaska Native Homelessness
A water main break in Valencia caused lane closures and traffic delays as crews work to stop water from spilling onto the streets Wednesday.
Water Main Break Shuts Down Eastbound Newhall Ranch Road
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
Supes Seek Subpoena Power for Oversight of Sheriff’s Department
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
AVITA Medical Now Listed on Nasdaq
Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
32 Animated Features to Vie for 2019 Oscar
The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita's 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
Poole & Shaffrey Add Partner Koegle to Law Firm’s Name
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Saddleridge Fire area in the Angeles National Forest for the safety of the public and fire suppression personnel, officials said Wednesday.
Saddleridge Blaze 46% Contained, Forest Service Closes Fire Area
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
McLean, Officials Meet to Sign San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan
SCV Water officials hammering out a plan to manage groundwater are still accepting applications for the agency’s seven-member advisory group.
Water Heads Find Groundwater Advisers, Still Accepting Applications
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
SCV Water, Partners Add 6 Wells in Kern County
Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans
Recognizing California’s fiscal health, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded California’s outstanding general obligation bonds credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3.
Moody’s Upgrades California’s Credit Rating
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s rank has risen to 1,022 on the Inc. 5000 definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.
Lief Labs Joins List of America’s Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies
The community is invited to The Ranch at Fair Oaks for a fall yard sale.
Nov. 2: Fair Oaks Community Association Fall Yard Sale
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at City facilities on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. to help train community members on how to properly drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.
Residents Encouraged to Participate in Great California ShakeOut
For the second time in as many years, The Master's University women's swim team wasted no time qualifying a pair of relays for NAIA nationals.
Lady Mustangs Swim Team Qualifies for Nationals