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1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Bill and Winifred Hart

Officials Still Investigating Crash That Killed Canyon Country Woman
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017

A fatal Santa Clarita crash Saturday night that killed a Canyon Country woman is still under investigation by Santa Clarita’s Traffic Division, officials said Monday. The crash took place in Canyon Country, near the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Sierra Highway. Read complete story [HERE].

Emergency Preparedness During Daylight Saving Time
Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

Daylight Saving Time in its current form has been used for more than five decades as a way to reduce energy usage, but emergency officials say it’s also a great time to perform semi-annual safety checks. The modern idea of daylight saving has been around since the 1890s, and it was first officially...

Apparent Physical Dispute Results in Two Arrests of Law Enforcement Officials
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017

A deputy and a police officer were arrested on domestic violence charges after an apparent physical dispute, according to Sheriff’s Department arrest records. Kristi and Theresa Nielsen were arrested on separate charges Monday night after an apparent assault between the two. Read complete story [HERE].

Trial Set for Suspected Bank Robber Known as Seasoned Bandit, Pleads Not Guilty
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

Court documents revealed this week the extent of the alleged theft by the Seasoned Bandit, the bank robbery suspect who rode his PT Cruiser to nearly a dozen locations in robberies totaling nearly $40,000, according to court documents. James Allen Hayes, 55, pleaded not guilty Monday, according to Thom...

Inglewood Man ID’d as Castaic Stabbing Victim
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017

A stabbing murder victim found in Castaic was identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday. Tron Scott Jr. Mayo, 31, of Inglewood, was found stabbed to death shortly after 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to Los Angeles County Fire Officials. Read complete story [HERE].

Update: Brush Fire Reported in Castaic; Forward Progress Stopped
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017

Update as of 1:01 p.m.: L.A. County firefighters have stopped forward progress on the Castaic Fire, which was reported at the 32100 block of Castaic Lake Drive. Fire officials said the brush fire was first reported at about 12:17 p.m., from the intersection of Ridge Route Road and Lake Hughes. 12:39:...

City Officials, Law Enforcement Offer Halloween Safety Tips

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and city of Santa Clarita officials shared safety tips ahead of Halloween. Every year, throngs of children fill the streets, excitedly running from one house to the next in search of Halloween candy. The city of Santa Clarita, with its increased emphasis of late...

Officials Celebrate Passage of Water Bill

The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, a culmination of years of negotiation, litigation and, ultimately, legislation, was the focus of a celebration Tuesday at the Newhall County Water District. Newhall County Water officials hosted the ceremony to celebrate the passage of S.B. 634, which is known as...

Suspect Arrested in Alleged Sexual Assault
Friday, Oct 20, 2017

A suspect has been arrested in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials. A man is in custody in connection with the alleged assault, but detectives have not released the suspect’s name at this time. He was arrested at College...

Resources, Outreach Available to SCV Victims of Elder Abuse
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

Elder abuse and scams targeting seniors are a growing problem, Santa Clarita detectives said, but there are numerous resources and protections available. Santa Clarita detectives shared the following story, removing the names of the victims and their family members to protect their identities. Ultimately,...

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1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Bill and Winifred Hart
The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert in the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday - Friday, due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV
Faith Community Church plans to welcome hundreds of its Newhall neighbors to celebrate Christmas at its annual “Festividad for Christ” event Saturday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dec. 17: Faith Community Church’s Annual ‘Festividad for Christ’
Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation is collaborating with the Los Angeles Clippers and Jr. Clippers to provide our participants additional benefits, including youth basketball at the Castaic Sports Complex.
Youth Basketball Returns to Castaic Sports Complex
For the past 35 years, Canyon Theatre Guild has entertained the community with their annual holiday show.
Canyon Theatre Guild Presenting Broadway Musical ‘White Christmas’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is warning parents and caregivers about the potential health risks associated with several recalled children’s toys, clothes, and other products.
Public Health Warning Parents of Children’s Products Recall Due to Lead
Sheriff Robert Luna arrived Monday at the Hall of Justice and held his first news conference on the front steps.
Sheriff Robert Luna Sworn Into Office
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, announced Tuesday she will provide up to $1 million in discretionary funding to boost law enforcement services in unincorporated areas in her district.
Barger Dedicates $1M in Discretionary Funds to Help Deter Holiday Crime
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday no additional deaths and 81 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with 10 additional deaths and 3,125 new cases countywide.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: 81 New SCV Cases
1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Wm. S. Hart
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center at Bella Vida is launching its Annual Appeal Campaign to raise much needed funds for the Center.
SCV Senior Center Announces Annual Appeal Campaign Launch
Community members are invited to enjoy "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914," a play based on a true story when camaraderie prevailed on the battlefield in 1914.
Dec. 7: ‘All is Calm’ at The Soraya on CSUN Campus
Nearly 14.8 million Californians now have a REAL ID – an increase of 198,814 from the previous month – according to Department of Motor Vehicles data.
Homeland Security Extends REAL ID Deadline Another Two Years
The Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps is asking the community to consider taking part in their Adopt a Family and Adopt a Senior Programs this holiday season.
Salvation Army Seeks Donations for Adopt a Family, Senior Programs
The Women's Council of Realtors Santa Clarita Network installed their new Governance Board at Embassy Suites in Valencia on Friday.
Women’s Council of Realtors Installs New Governance Board
The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce that informational meetings have been scheduled for those organizations interested in applying for 2023-24 Community Development Block Grant fundin
City Announces Community Development Block Grant Now Available
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a business meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the University Center, UCEN Room 301 on the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons.
Dec. 7: COC Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Trees and shrubs provide clean air, add depth and dimension to the landscape, and enhance neighborhoods with colors and textures.
Dec. 10: Free Gardening Class Highlighting SCV Trees, Shrubs
Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit Finally Family Homes is seeking donations to ensure college-aged foster youth are remembered for the holidays.
Finally Family Homes Seeking Donations for Holiday Gift Drive
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday one additional death and 253 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with 29 additional deaths and 10,089 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 94,000; Deaths Rise to 518
1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is looking for your ideas and opinions in deciding what to feature in the museum being installed in the Pardee House at Heritage Junction in Newhall.
Help SCV Historical Society Create a Museum at the Pardee House