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1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
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Construction Worker OK After Falling onto Stake
Monday, Dec 5, 2016

File Photo A construction worker who fell off a four-foot wall at Six Flags Magic Mountain around 4:30 p.m. Monday sustained minor injuries after colliding with a short stake, officials said. Despite initial reports that a person may have become impaled on a stake at the park, emergency officials discovered...

July 23: Castaic Animal Shelter Cutting Adoption Fees for ‘Clear the Shelters Day’
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

Castaic Animal Shelter is one of more than 55 shelters and rescue organizations across Southern California set to lower its adoption fees in honor of the nationwide “Clear the Shelters Day” on Saturday, July 23. For one day only, cats are free to adopt courtesy of the ASPCA, and the adoption fee...

July 16: Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes for Dogs Coming to Hart Park
Friday, Jul 15, 2016

A professional dog trainer and a rattlesnake expert are stopping in Santa Clarita this weekend for one day only to host a rattlesnake avoidance class for dogs. Pet owners can sign up for individual training sessions set to be held at Hart Park on Saturday, which will feature live rattlesnakes that have...

Local Woman Leads Fight to Keep Pets Home on July 4
Friday, Jul 1, 2016

More pets are lost on July 4 than any other day of the year. A Santa Clarita woman is preparing to lead a community effort to help get these pets off the streets and back home safely over the holiday weekend. Read the full story [here].

A Miracle For ‘Miracle’: Community Rallies To Save Homeless Woman’s Cat
Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Community members helped create a miracle for “Miracle” the cat and her homeless owner, Devin, when they came together to raise the funds needed for an emergency surgery earlier this week. Read the full story [here].

Animal Lovers Rally to Save Homeless Woman’s Injured Cat
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016

Animal-loving Facebook groups are rallying to help save a homeless woman’s gravely injured cat by donating toward the cost of her surgery. Read the full story [here].

Selena Gomez, James Corden Film ‘Carpool Karaoke’ at Magic Mountain

Selena Gomez and James Corden recently took a “detour” through Valencia on their way to work to stop at Six Flags Magic Mountain to film part of a “Carpool Karaoke” video on the Goliath rollercoaster. Read the full story [here].

Saugus Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016

A Saugus woman pleaded not guilty to the charges against her in connection with a 2015 fatal motorcycle crash, officials said Wednesday. Read the full story [here].

Structure Fire at Strip Mall Knocked Down
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials responded to a report of a structure fire at a one-story strip mall in Canyon Country around 9 p.m. Tuesday night, LACoFD officials said. The fire was reported at 8:58 p.m. on the 20600 block of Soledad Canyon Road, with initial smoke showing from the front...

Man Found Guilty in JJ’s Bar and Grill Stabbing
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

A man accused of attempting a premeditated murder in a stabbing outside JJ’s Bar and Grill in Valencia last February was found guilty of all charges Tuesday, according to a court official. Michael Barela, 54, was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted premeditated murder just one day...

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1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 186 new deaths and 7,902 new cases of confirmed COVID-19, with 22,102 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: County Ramps Up Large-Scale Vaccination Sites; SCV Tops 22,000 Total Cases
I think everyone gave a sigh of relief at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020. The most troubling and stressful year in recent memory was finally over.
Pets Are Source of Unconditional Love During Uncertain World | Marcia Mayeda
A brush fire quickly spread near Towsley Canyon on Tuesday afternoon, with initial reports indicating it had grown by 50 acres within a half-hour.
Strong Winds Fuel Towsley Canyon Fire
As winds continue to whip through the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters are battling another brush fire in Canyon Country where structures may be threatened.
Canyon Country Fire Threatens Structures
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan issued the following statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.
California Issues Warning Against Batch of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine After Allergic Reactions Reported
ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world.
ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission is set to further review the proposed 77-acre Sand Canyon Resort development and hear from the developer after commissioners ruled in November the project needed “some work.”
Planning Commission Further Reviews Proposed Sand Canyon Resort
1967 - Original airing of Star Trek "Arena" Episode: Kirk battles the Gorn commander (Saugus resident Bobby Clark) at Vasquez Rocks [watch]
Kirk vs. Gorn commander
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 88 new deaths and 9,927 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported 7 new fatalities since Friday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 7 Deaths at Henry Mayo Since Friday; SCV Cases Near 22,000
After Harleen Grewal became one of the 1 million Los Angelenos to be diagnosed with COVID-19, she realized there’s a better way for people to find out whether they have the virus, or whether they need to isolate because they potentially could make someone else sick.
SCV Husband-and-Wife Team Open Rapid COVID-19 Testing Company
The California Department of Public Health, in coordination with Santa Clara County and the University of California San Francisco, on Sunday announced that an L452R variant of COVID-19 is increasingly being identified by viral genomic sequencing in multiple counties across the state, including Los Angeles County.
COVID-19 Variant First Found in Other Countries, States Now in California
Seeking to support Los Angeles County's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic impact on its residents, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn are calling for additional flexibility in the county's vaccination effort to include as many residents as possible and a process to begin vaccinating those 65 and older.
Barger, Hahn Call for Expanded COVID Vaccination Effort in L.A. County
As Americans celebrate the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work to expand voting rights and representation, Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday formally submitted the appointment of Alex Padilla to become California’s first Latino U.S. Senator and the nomination of Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber to become the state’s first African American Secretary of State.
Newsom Formally Appoints Padilla a U.S. Senator; Nominates Weber as New Secretary of State
A federal class action filed Friday claims Bank of America failed to secure debit cards containing unemployment benefits for millions of Californians, leading to widespread fraud and making some cardholders unable to access needed funds during a pandemic.
Bank of America Sued for California Unemployment Fraud Scheme
The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management will be on high alert Monday night due to the potential of extreme Santa Ana wind and fire weather conditions in much of the county late Monday night into early Wednesday.
L.A. County on High Alert for Strong Wind, Fire Weather Conditions
1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]
Saugus Cafe
1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]
bridge
1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
Newhall Community Hospital
The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday and the World Health Organization warned the global health crisis may get even worse as people weary of restrictions let down their guard and contagious strains of the virus spread around the globe.
Pandemic Death Toll Hits 2 Million Worldwide
At least once a month, residents of the Cali Lake RV community, nestled in a quiet canyon off a rural part of Soledad Canyon Road, have had their power shut off due to Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Residents Mostly Impacted by Power Shutoffs Express Concern Over Ongoing Events
Late Friday afternoon, a group of parents and student-athletes gathered in front of the William S. Hart Union High School District office to urge the district to bring athletic-conditioning back to school campuses.
Parents, Student-Athletes Gather to Urge Hart District to Bring Athletics Back
A future open space trailhead in the Tesoro area will be named after a founding Santa Clarita city councilman, and a portion of land in Newhall after a family who has donated several acres of land to the city for open-space preservation.
City Council OKs Dedications in Tesoro Area, Newhall Pass Open Space