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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [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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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
Acton hotel fire
Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.
Zonta Club SCV Speaks Out Against Gender-Based Violence
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is excited to announce that a series of Learn to Swim Scholarships will be made available for the Learn to Swim Program at Castaic Aquatic Center this upcoming Winter and Spring Season
L.A. County Opens Winter, Spring Scholarship Swim Programs at Castaic Aquatic Center
The new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, located at 26201 Golden Valley Road, was unveiled Monday.
LASD, Local Officials Unveil New SCV Sheriff’s Station
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Monday announced an additional death, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 175, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 175th Death; SCV Cases Total 36,756
The Valencia High School Marching Band and Color Guard is holding the 9th Annual Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament at the Valencia High School Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m.
Pride of the Vikings Field Tournament Returns to Valencia High School
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the five productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021:
Filming in SCV This Week Includes Three TV Shows, One Commercial, One Feature
Each time the MB2 Entertainment owners — who happen to be not only business leaders but also two longtime Santa Clarita Valley residents — drove past the Mountasia Family Fun Center, they felt a pull to revitalize the SCV staple.
MB2 Entertainment Bringing Fun Back to Former Mountasia Property
A 67-yard touchdown from Saugus Centurions (7-1, 3-0) quarterback Brady Welch to running back Jacob Faraldo blew the gates open in the 42-7 win against the Golden Valley Grizzlies (3-4, 1-2) on Friday.
Cents Trounce Grizzlies 42-7
The Hart Indians (2-6, 1-2) completed the comeback over Valencia (3-4, 1-2) scoring 14 unanswered points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime for the 27-21 win.
Hart Stuns Valencia in OT 27-21
Amy Green was a young woman when she fell into a cycle of abuse that began with a relationship with the wrong man and led her to an addiction to heroin.
Purple Palooza 5K Walk Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence
SACRAMENTO – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In fact, the chance of a teen being involved in a crash is highest during their first two years of driving.
CHP’s ‘Start Smart’ Course Encourages Safe Driving Practices For Teens
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
Campton store
1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
Peter LaBeck
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The Saugus-based Camp Scott was placed on a short list of potential future sites for the county’s violent youth and young adult offenders, officials said Friday.
Camp Scott Placed on Short List for Future Juvenile, Young Adult Offenders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 24 new deaths and 1,229 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,615 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Announces Recommendation for Johnson & Johnson Booster Dose; SCV Cases Total 36,615
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday calling for more local control over zoning laws and land use.
City Approves Resolution Asking for More Local Land Use Zoning Control
After Colleen Shaffer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, she decided she wanted to help others who were on the same uncertain journey she was on — so she hosted a tea party in her backyard where supporters showed up for her and on behalf of cancer patients.
Circle of Hope Hosts 17th Annual Tea Party Fundraiser to Support Cancer Patients
Women and men gathered on top of Old Town Newhall’s parking structure Thursday for an evening of drinks and recognition of local leaders in the film industry as part of Zonta’s women’s film festival, Lunafest.
Zonta’s Lunafest Empowers Women Through Filmmaking
On Oct. 15, Princess Cruises marked the return to service of the cruise line’s third ship in the U.S. – Emerald Princess – departing from the Port of Los Angeles on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale.
Emerald Princess Debuts as Fifth Princess Ship to Return to Cruise Vacation Service
Two out of five league games have been completed as the Foothill League inches closer to the CIF playoffs. The Saugus Centurions and the West Ranch Wildcats remain the only unbeaten teams, setting up for a showdown in the coming weeks, which may decide the Foothill League champion.
Week Nine Football Preview
Foothill League girls golfers tested their skills Wednesday at The Oaks Club at Valencia, which is considered one of the longer courses in the league, and the West Ranch Wildcats still prevailed, pulling some of their best numbers from the entire season.
West Ranch Girls Golf Wins Fifth League Match in a Row
In a red carpet event held at the Laemmle Theatres in Newhall, Square Zero Films filmmakers and NAACP Santa Clarita members celebrated the world premiere of the sports documentary “SCRUM.”
NAACP Santa Clarita, Square Zero Films Celebrate World Premiere of ‘SCRUM’
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