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1939 - Death of Harald Sandberg; built Sandberg's Summit Hotel on the Ridge Route [story]
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Local Tataviam Tribe Eyeing Land to Buy, Use, Conserve
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019

Descendants of the first people to live in the Santa Clarita Valley have begun the process to buy back some of their ancestral land. The Fernandeño-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians has established the Tataviam Land Conservancy, which primary purpose is to conserve lands within the tribe’s traditional...

Hart Park’s Barnyard, Placerita Nature Center Birds Under Quarantine
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

A quarantine has been placed on the barnyard at William S. Hart Park in Newhall and birds at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, due to the threat of Virulent Newcastle Disease. The California Regional Quarantine was issued on February 27 for all public bird exhibitions in all of Los Angeles County...

Nearly 2,000 Educational Books Waiting to be Donated In Bulk

When Lisa Capella stumbled upon thousands of educational books in a school building that was waiting to be demolished, she knew something had to be done. The books were left behind at the local Albert Einstein Academy, which closed its campuses last year due to declining enrollment and financial constraints....

DAM!!! Trump Inks Bill Creating National Monument in SCV
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019

President Donald Trump has signed the federal lands package that creates, among other things, a national monument in the Santa Clarita Valley to memorialize the more than 400 victims of the St. Francis Dam Disaster, the Department of the Interior announced Tuesday. The signing comes on the 91st anniversary...

House OK’s Dam Memorial; Now to Trump for Signature
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

On a bipartisan 363-62 vote, the House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 47 on Tuesday, a sweeping lands package that will protect millions of acres of land and designate four new national monuments including one in Saugus to memorialize victims of the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster. The Senate...

Mixture of Rain, Hail, Snow Falls on SCV
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

Local residents were both pleasantly surprised and downright shocked when a weather system brought a mixture of hail, rain and snow to the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday. It was the first time since 2011 that areas of the SCV were dusted with snow. Los Angeles County officials have extended a cold weather...

SCVTV Studio to be Featured in ‘S.W.A.T’ Thursday Night

The next episode of “S.W.A.T,” which will air Thursday night, Feb. 21, will feature a very familiar Santa Clarita Valley TV station. SCVTV, the community access television station, as well as portions of 14th Street and Newhall Avenue, were closed for several days in January in order to...

Senate OK’s Dam Memorial as Part of Lands Bill Vote
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

After several years of setbacks and stalls in Congress, the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial and National Monument bill cleared the U.S. Senate on Tuesday as part of a bigger bipartisan lands package. S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, introduced Jan. 8 by Sen. Lisa Murkoswki, R-Alaska,...

Chiquita Landfill to Take Woolsey Fire Debris, Above Normal Limits
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019

The Chiquita Canyon Landfill in Val Verde has been approved for a temporary tonnage increase so it can accept non-hazardous debris from the Woolsey Fire. The Board of Supervisors approved the 120-day increase last week. The motion by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, whose district was heavily impacted by the...

Officials Monitoring Conditions on Grapevine; I-5 Currently Open

Interstate 5 along the Grapevine remained open Tuesday morning despite some light snow showers. However, according to Caltrans, traffic is slowing down due to visibility. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) conducted #OperationSnowflake in the early hours of Tuesday morning, pacing vehicles along the...

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For the 26th year in a row, the city of Santa Clarita has received an Investment Policy Certificate of Excellence Award from the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada for its Investment Policy.
City Recognized for 2020-21 Investment Policy
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced Thursday the opening of the 2020 Arts Internship Program, the 20th anniversary of the nation’s largest paid arts internship program.
County Opens 2020 Arts Internship Program
IHP Capital Partners and Williams Homes today announced that Williams Ranch, a new master-planned community in the western Santa Clarita Valley they are developing through a joint venture, is progressing with grading operations and site improvements now underway.
Construction of 497 Homes, Williams Ranch Development in Castaic Underway
Valencia native and “Glee” actress Naya Rivera, 33, has been reported missing, after her child was found alone on a boat in Lake Piru on Wednesday afternoon.
Search Resumes in Lake Piru for Valencia Native, ‘Glee’ Actress After Son Found on Boat Alone
A portion of Main Street in Old Town Newhall could soon close around-the-clock for weeks to allow pedestrians only, as some businesses in the area turn to outdoor operations amid ever-changing coronavirus restrictions.
Main Street Could Close to Make Way for Outdoor Dining
Supervisor Kathryn Barger amended a motion Thursday by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Shelia Kuehl seeking a report back on the proposed closure of Men’s Central Jail (MCJ) so that the report will include stakeholder input from law enforcement agencies and municipalities, as well as an assessment of the individuals placed in the facility and where resources currently exist elsewhere in the system to serve this high-need populations.
Barger Calls for Stakeholder Input, Key Components in Proposed Men’s Central Jail Closure
Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, has been hospitalized since Sunday for COVID-19 complications, according to a statement released by his staff via Twitter on Wednesday.
Lackey Hospitalized With COVID-19
1939 - Death of Harald Sandberg; built Sandberg's Summit Hotel on the Ridge Route [story]
Sandberg's Summit Hotel
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 2,496 new cases of COVID-19 and 65 new deaths.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 123,004 Cases Countywide; 3,470 Cases in SCV
According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups and individuals on Thursday, July 9, in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday SCV Air Quality: Unhealthy for Sensitive People
The State Board of Education (SBE) on Wednesday, July 8, adopted new K–12 guidance for educators to provide high-quality instruction in the arts disciplines of dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts and for educators to provide high-quality world languages instruction and make classrooms more inclusive.
State Board of Education Adopts New Guidance for Arts, World Languages Instruction
Logix Federal Credit Union announced Wednesday, July 8, the conclusion of its "Paying with a Purpose" campaign, having raised $20,000 to benefit four local nonprofits serving its branch communities with food services, including feedSCV.
Logix Federal Credit Union Donates $5,000 to feedSCV
A Bakersfield man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of transporting $10,000 in cash and a kilo of cocaine through the Santa Clarita Valley, according to SCV Sheriff’s Station officials.
Deputies Report Seizure of $10,000, Kilo of Cocaine from Vehicle
Carousel Ranch is asking for donations of auction items for their upcoming event, "Heart of the West At Home", which is set for Saturday, August 29.
Carousel Ranch Seeks Donations of Auction Items for ‘Heart of the West At Home’
Supervisor Kathryn Barger amended a motion by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Shelia Kuehl on Tuesday, July 7, seeking a report back on the proposed closure of Men’s Central Jail (MCJ) so that the report will include stakeholder input from law enforcement agencies and municipalities, as well as an assessment of the individuals placed in the facility and where resources currently exist elsewhere in the system to serve this high-need population, which Supervisor Barger deems as "key components" to include in the assessment.
Barger Requests Inclusion of ‘Key Components’ in Men’s Central Jail Assesment
The SCV Education Foundation, along with the Remo Music Center, invites the SCV education community along with your families to an online live drum and rhythm circle experience from your home.
July 9: SCV Education Foundation, REMO Host Rhythm Circle for Education Community
After a nearly four-month closure due to the pandemic, Valencia’s YMCA reopened Monday with multiple safety measures in place, such as temperature checks before entering and a reorganized fitness center for physical distancing.
Valencia’s YMCA Reopens after Monthslong Closure
A suspect wanted in connection with an assault on a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy during an alleged hit-and-run in June was arrested in Ventura on suspicion of theft, SCV Sheriff’s Station officials reported via social media.
Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested in Ventura
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an urgency ordinance to strengthen protections for consumers and small businesses and to crack down on price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies, in response to a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Supes Approve Ordinance to Crack Down on Price Gouging
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation recently awarded four scholarships to local Hart District seniors whose personal goals, college major, and declared career path indicate future success in a field related to education.
SCV Education Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners
Green Santa Clarita is providing tips to reduce your energy use and keep energy bills down during the hot summer months.
Green Santa Clarita’s Energy Saving Tips to Help You Save Money this Summer
1997 - Santa Clarita City Council adopts initial Newhall Redevelopment Plan [story]
El Trocadero restaurant
As part of its commitment to ensure access to testing during a critical new phase of the epidemic, Los Angeles County has committed $400,000 in one-time bridge funding to support staffing-related costs at COVID-19 testing sites operated by CORE within the city of Los Angeles.
County’s CORE Commitment Ensures Access to COVID-19 Testing
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed July as “Parks Make Life Better” month to highlight the impact of parks in supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Castaic Lake, County Parks to Hold Summer Events with COVID-19 Health Guidelines