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1916 - Woodrow Wilson signs act creating National Park Service; its first director is Stephen T. Mather, who made his fortune with the Santa Clarita Valley's borax mine and envisioned & put his own money into forming the Park Service [story]
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Officials Investigating 3-Car Saugus Crash
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials are investigating a crash at a busy Saugus intersection Thursday. Fire officials also received a call regarding a collision on Bouquet Canyon Road and Seco Canyon Road on Thursday afternoon. “It was dispatched out at 1:19 p.m.” said Skye Cornell...

Deputies Track Bear to Valencia Backyard
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies investigated a return visit from a bear to a Valencia neighborhood late Tuesday evening. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 26000 block of Laguna Court in Valencia, after officials became aware of social media posts involving reports...

City Sets New Speed Limits, Changes Signs
Friday, May 3, 2019

Santa Clarita officials are “in the process of replacing speed limit signs to reflect recent changes in limits,” according to a Facebook post from the city Thursday. In February, city officials also approved adjustments to the speed limits to 16 road segments, including portions of Newhall Ranch...

Castaic Theft Suspect Tracked Down in Bakersfield
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives tracked down a burglary suspect in Bakersfield, after recently widening their search. “Long story short — facial recognition was not working down here, but we sent it up to Kern County because we thought he might have been living up there,” said...

Firefighters Douse Small Brush Fire off Highway 14
Friday, Apr 19, 2019

Fire Department officials handled a car fire that turned into a quarter-acre blaze on the side of Highway 14 in the southbound lanes near Golden Valley Road in Canyon Country on Friday afternoon, according to county fire officials. A blue sedan on the side of the road caught fire, which spread next to...

City Responds to Pedestrian, Cyclist Collisions with Three-Pronged Approach
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019

Santa Clarita celebrates its status as one of America’s safest cities, and a few years back, local leadership became aware of a problem facing communities everywhere: the roads remain a dangerous place for distracted drivers, cyclists and especially pedestrians. In 2016, for example, more than 1,000...

Mylar Balloons Plunge Canyon Country Into Darkness
Friday, Jul 27, 2018

Mylar balloons tangled with a power substation Friday night, cutting power to more than 20,000 customers in Canyon Country and parts of Newhall and Saugus. A Southern California Edison official cautioned against careless use of the metallic balloons around 9 p.m., while about 15,000 customers were still...

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva issued a statement Sunday afternoon about the investigation into Lancaster Station Deputy Angel Reinosa, 21, who claimed he'd been shot by a sniper Wednesday afternoon.
Reinosa: Villanueva ‘Emabarassed,’ Lancaster Deputies ‘Angry’
1916 - Woodrow Wilson signs act creating National Park Service; its first director is Stephen T. Mather, who made his fortune with the Santa Clarita Valley's borax mine and envisioned & put his own money into forming the Park Service [story]
Stephen Mather
1974 - Pyramid Lake opens to the public [story]
Pyramid Lake
Extending double-tracking and upgrading the Santa Clarita train station platform in Saugus are among the proposed infrastructure improvements to the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line approved by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on July 25.
Metrolink Upgrades to Include More Double-Tracking in Saugus
Corporate defendants Santa Clara Waste Water Company and Green Compass Environmental Solutions, LLC were sentenced to three years' formal probation and ordered to pay restitution to victims of a November 2014 hazardous waste explosion in Santa Paula.
Waste Companies Sentenced in Santa Paula Explosion
The JetHawks were unable to complete a sweep of the Inland Empire 66ers after they fell in the series finale, 3-2, on Thursday night at San Manuel Stadium.
Sixers Come Back to Spoil JetHawks Sweep
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed seven additional samples of mosquitos testing positive for West Nile virus, or WNV.
County Finds More West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquitos
A 36-year-old Santa Clarita mother of five children survived a heroin overdose Thursday, revived by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies armed with Narcan.
Santa Clarita Mother of 5 Survives Heroin Overdose
A year after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the case of a former Disney executive charged with engaging in lewd acts with a child, a brand new jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments in the man’s retrial on the same charges.
Closing Arguments Due Monday in Child Sex Case Retrial
Santa Clarita has seen significant trends in its housing market and population demands over the last 20 years, and with a continued need for expansion across California cities, the time has come to update its housing production goals in order to comply with state requirements.
Santa Clarita Aims at State Housing Goals
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station handed out 74 citations in a bicycle and pedestrian safety operation Thursday morning.
SCV Deputies Cite 74 in Bike, Pedestrian Operation
1963 - First stretch of Antelope Valley 14 Freeway opens from east of Solemint Junction in Canyon Country to Red Rover Mine Road in Acton. [story]
AV Freeway
The JetHawks got on the board with four runs in the first inning and went on to beat the Inland Empire 66ers, 10-5, on Wednesday night at San Manuel Stadium.
JetHawks Cruise to 4th Straight Win
SACRAMENTO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $1.1 billion for a total of 133 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) projects throughout California, including almost $994 million for 47 fix-it-first projects funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
SB 1 Funding Allocates Nearly $315M to LA County Highway Projects
S.T.R.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Manufacturing) Kids Expo, a local nonprofit that wants to prepare kids today to face the challenges of tomorrow, will host a Kids Conquer Challenge, Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., at the former Sears parking lot.
Aug. 24: Kids Conquer Challenge
This week, LBW Insurance and Financial Services was deemed one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Valencia-Based Insurance Agency Named Among Best Places to Work in LA
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is currently accepting auction item donations for its 26th Evening Under the Stars Gala Dinner & Charity Auction on Sept. 21.
Michael Hoefflin Foundation Accepting Donations for Annual Gala
California Credit Union is inviting all Los Angeles area teachers who have a great class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its bi-annual Teacher Grant Program.
LA County Teachers Encouraged to Apply for Credit Union Class Project Grant
Santa Clarita residents are invited to bring their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste to the free Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Aug. 24: Free Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup
A total of 263 single-family homes changed owners during July, an increase of 22.3 percent from a year ago and the highest monthly total since June 2018, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.
SCV Home Prices Up 5% on Year; Low Interest Rates Spike Sales
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is expanding the services it offers at its community Health Fairs.
Aug. 23: Henry Mayo Brings Health Fair to Newhall Community Center
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) is pleased to announce the successful addition of three new pieces of basic life support (BLS) equipment to its inventory:
LACoFD Adds New Basic Life Support Equipment to Inventory
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking community feedback on a public safety grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
City Seeking Community Feedback on Public Safety Grant Proposal
During the Wednesday night board meeting, Deputy Superintendent Mike Kuhlman was named the superintendent-elect after it was made known that Vicki Engbrecht was stepping down from the position at the end of the 2019-20 school year.
Hart District Names Mike Kuhlman Superintendent-Elect