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1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
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LOCAL NEWS
String of Businesses Vandalized in Old Town Newhall
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

Approximately nine Newhall businesses were vandalized over the weekend, causing damage to numerous storefront windows in the area, officials confirmed Wednesday. The vandalism occurred around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night near the intersection of Lyons Avenue and Main Street in Old Town Newhall, said Shirley...

Canyon High Grad Tours with Selena Gomez
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A 2006 Canyon High School grad and longtime musician embarked on pop star Selena Gomez’s “Revival” tour earlier this month as her drummer. Read the full story [here].

Girl Unharmed After Getting Stuck in Chimney

A girl was rescued by L.A. County Fire officials after getting stuck inside a chimney in Canyon Country on Tuesday night. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials responded to a report of person trapped on the 20000 block of Soledad Canyon Road just before 8:30 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department...

Suicide Rate in SCV Doubles in 2016 Over 2015
Monday, May 23, 2016

The suicide rate in the Santa Clarita Valley has nearly doubled in the first five months of 2016 compared to the same time frame last year, prompting concern among local agencies and mental health experts. Read the full story [here].

Trial Begins for Newhall Man Who Allegedly Led Deputies on Manhunt

The trial began this week for a Newhall man who allegedly led Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on a manhunt in February last year. Read the full story [here].

Saddle Ranch Chop House Headed to Town Center
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Saddle Ranch Chop House is set to replace the former T.G.I Friday’s restaurant at Westfield Valencia Town Center with a grand opening slated for this fall, mall officials confirmed Tuesday. Read the full story [here].

County Looks at New Strategy for Repairing Vasquez Canyon Road
Monday, May 16, 2016

Los Angeles County is looking at a new strategy to begin repairs on a stretch of Vasquez Canyon Road destroyed by a slow-moving landslide last November. Read the full story [here].

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Firefighters responded Wednesday to a small brush fire near The Old Road in Castaic. Read the full story [here]

Castaic Teacher Cleared of Molestation Charges
Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Castaic Elementary School teacher charged with several counts of child molestation was cleared of all charges Wednesday, according to a spokesperson with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Read the full story [here].

Cheesecake Factory to Open in Valencia Before Year’s End

The Cheesecake Factory is expected to open a location at the Westfield Valencia Town Center in Santa Clarita by the end of 2016, a spokesperson confirmed Thursday. Read the full story [here].

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1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
Mitchell adobe
Students across L.A. County may soon have access to more mental health services with the expansion of the Community School Initiative. 
Student Mental Health Services Expansion To Be Explored County Wide
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes. 
Supervisor Barger To Address Sloan Canyon Traffic Safety
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 37 new deaths and 1,930 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,936 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Issues New Vaccine Order; 34,936 Total SCV Cases
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
2 Suspects Arrested In Connection To Baskin-Robbins Burglaries
The city of Santa Clarita invites non-profit organizations interested in learning more about the 2022 grant cycle of the Community Services and Arts Grants Program to a meeting on Thursday, Sept 23.
City Invites Non-Profits To Informational Meeting On Non-Profit Grant
The city of Santa Clarita is presenting the 2021 Parent Resource Symposium, titled “Social Media: The New Gateway Drug” later this month. 
Upcoming Parent Symposium To Show Dangers Of Social Media
A storm’s a-Bruin in the city of Santa Clarita for the start of the American Collegiate Hockey Association season.
UCLA Hockey To Play At The Cube In Valencia
Angeles National Forest officials announced Wednesday the current forest-wide emergency closure order has been extended till midnight of Sept. 22.
Angeles National Forest Extends Closure Until Sept. 22
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that links jobseekers and businesses to free workforce development services available through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California.
L.A. County Launches New Website For Jobseekers And Businesses
Gov. Gavin Newsom survived efforts aimed at removing him from office after a majority of Californians voted “no” in Tuesday’s recall election, according to preliminary election results.
Gavin Newsom Defeats Recall Efforts
1970 - SCV voters recall two Hart School Board members who didn't let Canyon students protest the Vietnam War [story]
voting
A majority of ballots counted as of Tuesday evening favored keeping the governor in office as county election officials across the state continued tallying ballots Tuesday night in the election to determine whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Early Returns: California Voters Rejecting Recall of Gov. Newsom
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 27 new deaths and 1,725 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,885 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Correctional Facilities Continue to See COVID-19 Outbreaks; 34,885 Total SCV Cases
Reports of an aircraft crash landing at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic prompted a full response from law enforcement and first responders Tuesday, with initial reports indicating the plane’s occupants were not injured.
Aircraft Crash-Lands Near Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic
In an email sent to parents Tuesday morning, Hart High School Principal Jason d’Autremont called for an end to a destructive social media trend that involves students filming themselves “trashing” school bathrooms.
Hart Principal Calls for End to ‘Bathroom Trashing’ Social Media Trend
In partnership with the Community College Consortium for OER, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California Community Colleges.
COC Receives Grant to Support Anti-Racism Through Open Educational Resources
1924 - SCV Deputy Ed Brown killed in shootout with Gus Le Brun [story]
Deputy Ed Brown
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale is proud to announce its annual benefit event - Cabaret and Cabernet - will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at 5:00 p.m., in the Bridgeport Clubhouse.
Oct. 16: Santa Clarita Master Chorale’s Annual Benefit Fundraiser
The Los Angeles County Library is kicking off its 42nd Annual Bookmark Contest for grades K – 12, which celebrates reading and creativity. Submissions will be accepted through Saturday, Oct. 30.
Entries Being Accepted for L.A. County Library’s Annual Bookmark Contest
Officially open to the public, Baskin-Robbins – the world’s largest chain of specialty ice cream shops – has unveiled another edition of its new store concept in Canyon Country that helps to instantly spark moments of ice cream joy.
Newly Reimagined Baskin-Robbins Store Concept Comes to Canyon Country
The American Cancer Society is holding a Relay Rally on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Sept. 18: American Cancer Society’s Relay Rally
The Golden Valley Grizzlies (1-1) were without their starting quarterback Jaxson Miner in Friday’s game against the Rio Mesa Spartans (1-2). Yet, the outcome of the game wasn’t inevitable from the start.
Golden Valley Loses Home Opener to Rio Mesa 20-19
The Route Fire, which shut down parts of Interstate 5 in Castaic Saturday afternoon, was held at 462 acres, with firefighters able to achieve 63% containment by Monday morning.
Route Fire Held at 462 Acres, 63% Containment