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March 29
1928 - Little dam victim, thought unidentified & buried in SCV, actually ID'd & buried in Chatsworth [story]
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Suspect Dies After High  Speed Chase in Stolen CHP Vehicle Ends in AV
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023

A suspect who stole a California Highway Patrol vehicle in Castaic and led law enforcement on a high speed pursuit has died after he sustained injuries when he jumped out of the moving vehicle. The chase began on Tuesday morning at approximately 11:40 a.m. when the suspect stole a CHP vehicle on the...

SCV Sheriff’s Station Seeks Public’s Help
Friday, Mar 24, 2023

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station need the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in the theft of credit cards they later used. The suspects are a female Hispanic 25-35 years old and a male white. On Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, the pictured suspects used the...

L.A. Public Health Advises Residents ‘When to Wear a Mask’
Friday, Jan 20, 2023

Los Angeles County Public Health reminds residents that masks are still required in some settings and strongly recommended in other settings in Los Angeles County. Please refer to the When You Need to Wear A Mask document for the most accurate guidance for mask wearing. This information is also summarized...

Friday COVID Roundup: Cases, Hospitalizations Decline, Deaths Increase
Friday, Jan 13, 2023

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 25 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,534 new cases countywide and 34 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. The county is currently reporting an average of 23 deaths per day, an increase of 15% from the average of 20 deaths reported per...

Wet Weather Expected in SCV for Saturday, Also in New Year
Friday, Dec 30, 2022

The National Weather Service is predicting widespread rain across Southern California, including the Santa Clarita valley on Saturday, with another dose of rain expected to hit the region early next week. On Saturday, rain and wind gusts of up to 30 to 50 miles per hour are expected in part of Southern...

Council Votes to Take Over SCVHistory Archive, OK’s Funding
Friday, Sep 16, 2022

The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved Mayor Laurene Weste’s motion for the city to take ownership of the SCVHistory.com archive along with a $300,000 funding request to upgrade its technology. The 4-0 vote in favor of the request included Mayor Pro Tem Jason Gibbs and Council Members...

Jami Kennedy, Longtime  SCV Volunteer, Dies at 74
Thursday, Jul 7, 2022

Jami Posten Kennedy, 1989 Santa Clarita Valley Woman of the Year, died at Henry Mayo Hospital in Valencia on July 4, 2022, after a long illness. She was a longtime resident of the Santa Clarita Valley, moving to the SCV at age 7. Born June 6, 1948, Kennedy was one of three elementary school representatives...

Auto Center Drive Renamed for Cheri Fleming in Dedication Ceremony
Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022

Auto Center Drive in Valencia was renamed Cheri Fleming Auto Center Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 15 during a special dedication ceremony. Nearly 100 attendees braved the inclement weather to honor the memory of the Santa Clarita philanthropist and late co-owner of Valencia Acura. The list of speakers at the...

Zonta Club of SCV Holds Online Sees Candies ‘Yum-Raiser’
Friday, Jan 21, 2022

The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is holding a “Yum-Raiser” for Valentine’s Day. Safely and easily send boxes of chocolate for delivery to your friends and family from See’s Candies. The deadline for orders is Jan. 28. Click on the Yum-Raiser link and See’s will donate a portion of their...

Fred Gruchalla, Veterans’ Advocate, Named Veteran of the Year
Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022

Fred Gruchalla, a veteran of the Vietnam War, received the 2020-2021 Veteran of the Year Award from the Van Nuys/Reseda Elks Lodge 2790 on Jan. 10. He was presented with the award by Van Nuys/Reseda Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Meredith Thomas. The award acknowledges Gruchalla’s tireless work with the...

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1928 - Little dam victim, thought unidentified & buried in SCV, actually ID'd & buried in Chatsworth [story]
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In alignment with both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will change to weekly reporting of COVID-19 case, hospitalization and death data. The last day of daily reporting will be today, Tuesday, March 28. Starting the week of April 3, COVID-19 data will be reported weekly.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: Two New SCV Deaths Bring Total to 553
California State Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) expressed frustration at the Senate Public Safety Committee’s failure to advance a bill he coauthored aimed at bringing accountability to the fentanyl crisis.
Wilk’s Co-Authored Fentanyl Bill Fails to Advance
Longtime festival favorites and thrilling newcomers highlight the performance schedule at the 27th Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, which will be held Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, in Old Town Newhall.
The Stage is Set for Cowboy Festival Performers
Come to Placerita Nature Center Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and meet the Animal Ambassadors who live in the canyon. Learn what the animals eat, where they live, their physical attributes and much more.
April 1: Animal Shows Return to Placerita Canyon Nature Center
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees appointed Jerry Danielsen to fill Board Seat No. 4, effective immediately, at its March 22 meeting.
Santa Clarita Community College District Appoints Jerry Danielsen
A suspect who stole a California Highway Patrol vehicle in Castaic and led law enforcement on a high speed pursuit has died after he sustained injuries when he jumped out of the moving vehicle.
Suspect Dies After High  Speed Chase in Stolen CHP Vehicle Ends in AV
The California State University, Northridge David Nazarian College of Business and Economics invites the public to the eighth Annual Jeff Marine Bull Ring New Venture Competition on Thursday, April 20, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
April 20: CSUN New Venture Competition
Artist and California Institute of the Arts faculty Shirley Tse has been named the recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s 2023 Outstanding Educator Award.
CalArts Instructor Shirley Tse Named Outstanding Educator
Los Angeles County’s declaration of a local public health emergency for COVID-19 ends on March 31. That means changes in some programs but many services will continue to be available to support L.A. County residents.
L.A. County COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends March 31
SNAP Sports, a nonprofit adaptive sports program for special needs athletes will hold a wine tasting fundraiser Wednesday, March 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive #115, Valencia, CA 91355.
March 29: SNAP Sports Fundraiser at Salt Creek
The Canyon Theatre Guild presents the musical "Disney's Newsies" now on stage in Old Town Newhall through April 30.
‘Disney’s Newsies’ at Canyon Theatre Guild
Calling all teens and tweens: The city of Santa Clarita Public Library presents FanFest. FanFest is back and will be held Friday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Canyon Country Community Center, 18410 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, CA 91351.
April 7: Teen FanFest at Canyon Country Community Center
1934 - Bouquet Canyon Reservoir, replacement for ill-fated St. Francis Dam & reservoir, begins to fill with water [story]
Bouquet Reservoir
The Master's University baseball team split its twin bill against San Diego Christian Saturday, but won the three-game series.
Mustangs, San Diego Christian Split Doubleheader
The Department of Beaches and Harbors’ Russell Walker W.A.T.E.R. (Water Awareness, Training, Education & Recreation) Youth Sailing Camp is back for Spring Break.
L.A. County’s Youth Sailing Camp Dates Announced
Cajun’s Aviation Dream will host a fundraiser on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Lucky Luke Brewing Company at 25108 Rye Canyon Loop in Santa Clarita.
Cajun’s Aviation Dream Announces April Fundraisers
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, along with the help of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Aero Bureau, are actively searching for a stolen vehicle suspect who fled on foot along the 24200 block of Oak Vale Drive in Valencia.
Stolen Vehicle Suspect Prompts Lockdown of Two SCV Schools
On a day when two original members of the first men's volleyball team to scuff The MacArthur Center floor were celebrated, The Master's men's volleyball team swept Arizona Christian Saturday 25-19, 25-15, 25-23.
Mustangs Sweep Arizona Christian on Senior Day
World-renowned muralist and CSUN distinguished alumna Judy Baca ’69 (Art), M.A. ’80 (Art), Hon.D. ’18 was honored March 21 with the 2021 National Medal of Arts, in a ceremony at the White House. President Joe Biden presented the medal — the highest honor given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government — to Baca in a ceremony in the East Room.
CSUN Alumna Awarded National Medal of Arts
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 12 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, March 27 – Sunday, April 2.
Filming in Santa Clarita Includes 12 Productions
Sandy Fisher served on the board of Santa Clarita Artists Association for many years, including her stints as president, vice president, gallery and membership chairs and for the past six years as treasurer.
SCAA Spotlights Treasurer Sandy Fisher