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1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]


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Updated: ‘Sierra Fire’ in Acton Contained
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

A brush fire in Acton erupted shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, burning five to six acres as of 4 p.m., with forward spread reportedly being stopped. The fire, dubbed the Sierra Fire, has damaged no structures and caused no evacuations, according to Commander Flores of the L.A. County Fire Department. Commander...

County Supervisors’ Website is Latest Casualty of Hack
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

Visitors to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ website were not met with the usual homepage on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, they saw a black screen with text in the middle, displaying what appeared to be pro-ISIS propaganda. The website, BOS.LACounty.gov was hacked, just as government...

West Ranch High School Unveils Wall of Honor
Friday, May 26, 2017

West Ranch High School dedicated their new Wall of Honor on Friday, which was produced by four West Ranch High School ASB students. The wall features a mural and will soon display the names of alumni from the high school who have chosen to serve in the military, go into law enforcement or serve as Fire...

April 19: Buffalo Wild Wings to Donate to Boys & Girls Clubs
Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Visit Buffalo Wild Wings in support of Community Day on April 19, when 10 percent of total sales will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. Buffalo Wild Wings is offering to give 10 percent of their total sales on Wednesday to local Boys & Girls Clubs. Head to the Buffalo Wild...

June 17: Swing into Summer with the Gibbons
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Swing into Summer with the gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center for their first Summer Solstice event on Saturday, June 17. From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., those who are 21 and over can enjoy drinks, appetizers, and entertainment in celebration of the new season. Camp after the event and enjoy the...

May 13: Celebrate Mother’s Day at Breakfast with the Gibbons
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center: Breakfast with the Gibbons is on Saturday, May 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy breakfast, compliments of the Way Station Coffee Shop and Valley Produce, as well as a tour of the center, kids activities, face painting,...

Missing Hiker Found Alive Late Sunday Afternoon
Monday, Apr 10, 2017

The hiker who was reported missing in Pico Canyon on Saturday was found alive late Sunday afternoon, according to updates from the SCV Sheriff’s Twitter. The hiker was reported missing on Saturday in the Stevenson Ranch area. The Santa Clarita Sheriff Search and Rescue Team began to search for...

GCC Gibbons Featured in NatGeo Book
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

The gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center are featured in a National Geographic artist Joel Sartore’s documentary project, “The Photo Ark”. During Sartore’s visit to the GCC, he managed to capture all five species housed at the center. The Photo Ark is a 25 year documentary...

Update: 11-Year-Old Found

The 11 year old boy who went missing early Tuesday morning was found. The SCV Sheriff’s Station reported that Nicholas Estrada “was spotted by an alert community member around 12:30 p.m. in the Avenue Scott area of Valencia. The individual contacted the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s...

Santa Clarita Among Happiest Places to Live in U.S.
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

Santa Clarita is one of the happiest places to live in the United States, according to a recent study conducted by WalletHub. Ranking 12 out of 150 cities that were examined in the study, Santa Clarita and the rest of the cities were analyzed using what WalletHub describes as “key indicators of...

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In an exciting conclusion of events, approximately 40 inmates who participated in the Education Based Incarceration program received either a high school diploma or certificate of completion for vocational training.
Largest Class of Inmates in Education Based Incarceration Program Graduates
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) has selected its inaugural leadership to preside over the launch of the newly formed water provider.
SCV Water Selects Inaugural Leadership
Well V-205, located near McBean Parkway and Valencia Blvd., was voluntarily removed from service in April 2012 when perchlorate was detected in low concentrations, below the Detection Level for Reporting (DLR).
Perchlorate at Out-of-Service Well Reaches Actionable Level
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider purchasing the 4,598-square-foot building Roger Dunn Golf Shop building in Newhall when the council meets next week.
City Eyeing Purchase of Roger Dunn Building
Here are the Santa Clarita arts-related events for Jan. 20 and Jan. 25:
Jan. 20, 25: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, dad, mom and several other family members, Erin Oxhorn-Gilpin always wanted to be a teacher.
CSUN Alumna Nabs Teacher of the Year
Legendary Band, "The Chieftains," will celebrate their 55th Anniversary with a performance at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (SCPAC), Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 24: The Chieftains 55th Anniversary Tour
SEATTLE - Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to host HQ2, the company’s second headquarters in North America.
Los Angeles on Short List of Amazon’s HQ2
The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Board of Directors will hold its Regular Meeting Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 19: SCV Sanitation District Regular Meeting
Kevin Young has been selected as the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) 2018 Katie Jacobson Writer-in-Residence. Young will conduct workshops with CalArts students in the MFA Creative Writing Program and present public readings, which will be held at CalArts on Feb. 15 at 7:00 p.m. and at REDCAT in Downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 16 at 8:30 p.m.
The New Yorker’s Poetry Editor Selected as CalArts 2018 Writer-in-Residence
LOS ANGELES – The County Interim Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Affected areas include:
Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV
Here is the Valencia Crime Information and Public Safety report for the week of Jan. 1:
Crime Blotter: Shoplifting, Burglary, Grand Theft Auto in Valencia
Here is the Saugus (Zone 4) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of Jan. 8:
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Grand Theft Auto in Saugus
Here is the Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) Public Safety and Crime Information Report for the week of Jan. 8:
Crime Blotter: Attempted Robbery, Grand Theft Auto, Burglary in Stevenson Ranch
Here is the Newhall (Zone 6) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the week of Jan. 8:
Crime Blotter: Commercial Burglary, Vehicle Burglary, Grand Theft in Newhall
1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]
The dismantling of a multi-state drug trafficking organization that used the U.S. Postal Service to mail packages of crystal methamphetamine and marijuana from California to traffickers in Pennsylvania since at least April 2016 - and the arrests of five leaders who spearheaded the corrupt organization, including two from the Santa Clarita Valley - were announced Wednesday by Montgomery County (Penn.) District Attorney Kevin R. Steele.
2 from SCV Netted in Major East Coast Drug Bust
With The Master's University's 2018 baseball season about to begin, TMU Sports Information Director Mason Nesbitt offers a preview.
TMU Previews Mustangs’ 2018 Baseball Season
Several CalArtians are among the Chicago-based United States Artists' annual fellowship class of 45 artists and collaboratives who will each receive an unrestricted $50,000 grant for their respective art practices.
CalArtians Among United States Artists’ New Fellowship Class
The TMU Mustangs' men's basketball team, on a 17-game winning streak, has moved up to No. 4 in the NAIA Division 1 Men's Basketball Coaches' Poll.
TMU Men’s Hoops Team Up to No. 4 in NAIA Coaches’ Poll
Tuesday night's 93-37 rout of St. Katherine University was more than just a non-conference tune-up for the TMU women's basketball team.
Master’s Women’s Hoops Team Shoots Down Firebirds
iLEAD Schools will honor College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook with its 'Vision in Education' award at the Santa Clarita Valley International School’s annual benefit dinner on March 10.
iLEAD to Honor COC’s Van Hook with 2018 ‘Vision in Education’ Award
Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters quickly extinguished a 1/4-acre brush fire in Newhall early Wednesday afternoon.
Small Brush Fire in Newhall Quickly Doused
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang and the county Board of Supervisors have proclaimed January "Homeowners' Exemption Awareness Month" promote the county's property tax savings program.
County Officials:  January is ‘Homeowners’ Tax Exemption Awareness Month’
In an effort to provide support to local communities affected by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, and after the sell-out of the inaugural group on the January 20 Crown Princess sailing, Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel are adding two additional spring sailings in 2018.
Princess Adds More Caribbean Cruises for Spring 2018
California State University, Northridge journalism professor David Blumenkrantz documents the stories of the homeless of Los Angeles in an art exhibition titled “Street Scenes: Making the Homeless Count,” on display at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center in Tarzana through Jan. 27.
CSUN Prof Uses Grant to Illuminate Homelessness in LA
Host College of the Canyons rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat the visiting Seahawks of Los Angeles Harbor College 96-82 on Saturday evening.
Cougars Win Third Straight with 96-82 Victory Over L.A. Harbor
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is stepping up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations in the Santa Clarita Valley today, officials announced this morning.
Deputies Step Up Pedestrian, Bike Safety Enforcement Today
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies checking on businesses after hours arrested two people on drug charges in separate incidents in Canyon Country on Monday and Newhall on Tuesday.
Deputies Check Businesses After Hours, Arrest 2 on Drug Charges
A Canyon Country man was killed and three people injured in a high-speed traffic collision on Golden Valley Road at Dorothy Street in the unincorporated area of the Santa Clarita Valley late Tuesday night, according to the CHP.
High-Speed Crash in SCV Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured
The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a court order that blocked the Trump administration from shutting down a program that shields more than 700,000 young immigrants from deportation.
Justice Dept. to Appeal Ruling That Blocked DACA Shutdown
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with taking bribes 'to oversee the delivery of narcotics,' federal prosecutors said.
Dirty LA Sheriff’s Officer Busted for Drugs, FBI Says
The cost of the first phase of California’s high-speed rail project through the state’s Central Valley has soared by 35 percent to $10.6 billion, officials disclosed Tuesday.
California Bullet Train Cost Climbs by $2.8 Billion
Dozens of attorneys general including California's filed a petition Tuesday challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s recent decision to roll back net neutrality rules.
State AG’s Sue FCC to Block Net Neutrality Rollback
1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]
More than 4,000 newborns in Los Angeles, including some in the SCV, will be sporting little red caps, instead of the traditional pink or blue, as part of the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program aimed at bringing attention to heart disease.
Newborns to Sport Little Red Caps as Part of AHA Campaign