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September 25
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire

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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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday that he has signed legislation strengthening protections and supports for LGBTQ+ Californians, including measures to better support vulnerable youth.
Newsom Inks Bill Protecting LGBTQ+ Californians
Public television station KCET selected three California State University, Northridge student films, all directed by women of color, to take part in its Fine Cut Film Festival.
CSUN Students Recognized by KCET Fine Cut Festival of Films
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will meet for a special joint meeting with the William S. Hart Union High School District Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: COC Board, Hart District Joint Meeting
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the three productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Sept. 25 - Sunday, Oct. 1.
Three Productions Currently Filming in Santa Clarita
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
1997 - Redevelopment of Old Town Newhall begins with groundbreaking of Railroad Avenue improvements [story]
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
An art exhibit, My Kind of Town by Justin N. Kim, will be on display at the Canyon Country Community Center, 18410 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA 91351, now through Dec. 8.
Art Exhibits on Display at Canyon Country Library, Community Center
Last Saturday, I was heartbroken to learn of Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer's murder. The 30-year-old Sheriff's deputy's life was taken from him as he was sitting in his patrol car just outside the Palmdale Sheriff's Station.
Kathyrn Barger | In Loving Memory
William S. Hart Union High School District Teacher of the Year Casey Cuny has been honored as one of the top 16 teachers in the county of Los Angeles by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He is now officially nominated for the California Teacher of the Year.
Valencia High’s Casey Cuny Named One of County’s Top 16 Teachers
California State Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, is pleased to announce that the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has been awarded $5 million to improve sustainable groundwater use and storage through the California Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program.
Wilk Announces $5M Sustainable Groundwater Grant to SCV Water
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 26, in open public session at 6 p.m.
Sept 26: City Council Meets to Discuss Proposed Lighting at Central Park
The William S. Hart Union High School District Golden Oak Adult School, a pillar of lifelong learning and community support, will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a special celebration on Thursday, Oct. 26.
Oct. 26: Golden Oak Adult School Celebrates 75 Year Anniversary
Completely redesigned and built in-house by the Information Services division, the city of Santa Clarita will launch a new website under the domain of SantaClarita.gov on Monday, Sept. 25.
City to Launch New SantaClarita.gov Website
Youth sports coaches for Winter Basketball for the city of Santa Clarita Youth Sports leagues are being sought.
Santa Clarita Youth Sports Winter Basketball Coaches Sought
Help beautify Canyon Country on Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon, during Canyon Country Community Day. Volunteers will help city of Santa Clarita staff paint walls and re-mulch the parkways on Whites Canyon Road between Stillmore Street and Nadal Street.
Oct. 7: Canyon Country Community Day Seeks Volunteers
Cultural events, local history, incredible art, engaging programs for children, what would you like to see in a possible Santa Clarita Museum and Cultural Center? The City of Santa Clarita is exploring the possibility of developing a Museum and Cultural Center to showcase the community’s rich history, cultural heritage and to celebrate the diversity of the city.
Input Sought for Santa Clarita Museum, Cultural Center
Casino rocker Donny Parvo will appear in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, Sept. 23 with his “The Last Ride of the Load Ranger” tour. This is a one-night-only concert to benefit American Legion Post 507.
Sept. 23: Donny Parvo Benefit Concert for American Legion Post 507
The Saugus Union School District Governing Board is seeking applicants to fill the seat of board member Cassandra Love who is resigning her seat as Trustee Area 1 as of Oct. 2.
SUSD Governing Board Seeks Applicants to Fill Board Vacancy
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 177 new cases and two additional deaths from COVID-19 in the Santa Clarita Valley within the last week.
Weekly COVID-19 Roundup: Two New SCV Deaths; 177 New Cases
1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organizes community cleanup day [story]
cleanup day
The Master's University women's volleyball team dominated in a three-set win 25-23, 25-19, 25-16 over the Westcliff Warriors Tuesday night in The MacArthur Center.
Lady Mustangs Dominate Warriors in Straight Sets
Los Angeles County is one of the most diverse counties in the country and the Sheriff’s Department is committed to equally protecting the rights of every member of the community regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, or gender.
LASD Hosts Annual Hate Crimes Summit
In a match that was dominated by physical midfield play, The Master's University men's soccer team lost a non-conference game to the Vanguard Lions 1-0 Wednesday on Reese Field.
Mustangs Drop Non-Conference Game to Vanguard 0-1