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1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
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Officials Monitoring Conditions on Grapevine; I-5 Currently Open
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019

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...

Local Fire Captain Killed in State Route 14 Crash
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

Update as of 2:55 p.m.: The Los Angeles County Fire Department is mourning the loss of Fire Captain Michael Shepard and has just released the following statement: Today, the Los Angeles County Fire Department family is mourning the loss of Fire Captain Michael Shepard who passed away yesterday. Captain...

Upper Bouquet Canyon Remains Closed
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works released the list of road closures due to mud and rock slides from the current storm. Upper Bouquet Canyon will remain closed until further notice. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of the Santa Clarita Valley...

Cancellation of Shelter Grant Prompts Smyth to Seek City Funds
Thursday, Dec 27, 2018

After the cancellation of a grant aimed at helping a local homeless services provider to begin year-round operations, Mayor Pro Tem Cameron Smyth said Thursday he will ask the city of Santa Clarita to step in with what he hopes will help Bridge to Home continue its services until its grant application...

Suspect in Custody After Reportedly Stealing Father’s Car
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

A suspect was taken into custody after reportedly stealing his father’s vehicle Thursday morning, according to officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “There was one adult male taken into custody,” said Shirley Miller, public information officer for the SCV Sheriff’s...

Supes Give Centennial Project Green Light
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 (with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl dissenting) Tuesday to approve the proposed Centennial project – a development which will include more than 19,000 homes in Tejon Ranch. However, the Board added some conditions including increasing the number...

CSUN Responds to Mass Shooting Threat, Hate Symbols Found on Campus
Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

Officials at California State University, Northridge, released a statement Wednesday regarding graffiti that was found in one of the buildings on campus – graffiti that included a threat of a mass shooting and hate symbols. Here is the statement from Anne Galvin, CSUN’s Chief of Police:   To...

Castaic, I-5 Traffic Congestion Prompts Barger to Propose Emergency Plan
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018

The traffic congestion that is currently plaguing northbound Interstate 5 in the Castaic area prompted Supervisor Kathryn Barger to introduce a motion at Tuesday’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting to create an emergency action plan. “Currently, the California Department of...

‘SpongeBob’ Creator Hillenburg, CalArts ’92, Succumbs to ALS

Stephen Hillenburg, a graduate of CalArts and creator of the award-winning and widely popular cartoon series, “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died Monday. He was 57. According to Variety online, Hillenburg was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in March of last year. “We...

Cougars Knocked Out in First Round Playoff Matchup
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018

No. 1 College of the Canyons (10-0) was just three wins away from a state championship. But the undefeated Cougars came up short Saturday night in a California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional Playoff game against No. 4 Ventura – a team they bested 31-7...

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The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
City Invites Community to Central Park Buildout Groundbreaking
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 17 new deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,281 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Declines for 2nd Month in a Row
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7: Planning Commission Regular Meeting
The first cohort of the College of the Canyons Low Observable Technician Pathway graduated on Nov. 23. 2021 at a special ceremony held at the college’s culinary arts center.
COC’s First Low Observable Technician Pathway Cohort Graduates
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Undergoing Redistricting
The California Highway Patrol joins the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognizing Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021, as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
Dec. 6-10: 2021 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, College of the Canyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Takeda Science Center, which is named in honor of longtime biology instructor Don Takeda, who retired in 2017.
COC Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Don Takeda Science Center
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will host her annual party for youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Supervisor Barger to Host Annual Foster Youth Holiday Party at Six Flags
The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards begin the search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Castaic Aquatic Center.
Dec. 4: Lake Lifeguard Test Starts at the Castaic Aquatic Center
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).
Thursday COVID Roundup: First Case of Omicron Detected in L.A. County
Andrew Ghassemi, senior vice president of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Class-A office building in Valencia.
Spectrum Real Estate Closes on $3.5M Sale of Valencia Office Building
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Interstate 5 Improvement Project Breaks Ground in Santa Clarita
Do you take the easy route with a bag and tissue paper because your wrapping job looks like a crumpled mess?
Learn How to Wrap Gifts Like a Pro Thanks to JCI Santa Clarita
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
DMV Extending Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.
City Manager’s Monthly Message – December 2021
La Mesa Junior High 8th graders will soon be building water bottle rockets as part of their science program, thanks to funding from California Credit Union through its Fall 2021 Teacher Grant program.
La Mesa Teacher Wins Fall 2021 Teacher Grant
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is celebrating the 'Paw"lidays by offering the gift of a new furry friend. 
Adoption Fees Waived Through End of the Year
Santa Clarita Artists Association is pleased to showcase an oil painting demo by Sharon Weaver on Feb. 21, 2022.
Artists Association Presents Oil Painting Showcase With Sharon Weaver
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has once again begun collecting toys as part of the Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Sheriff Station Seeks Donations For 2021 Holiday Toy Drive
The Santa Clarita Public Library turning the page towards a new month with events and programs for all to enjoy.
Adventure Awaits At Public Library This December
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 18new deaths and 1,473 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 39,128 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Omicron Variant Detected in Northern California
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