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1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower


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I-5 Traffic Collision Prompts SigAlert
Tuesday, Jul 6, 2021

A vehicle collision involving a big rig prompted a SigAlert on the southbound side of Interstate 5 at McBean Parkway Tuesday morning. Los Angeles County Fire first responders and California Highway Patrol officers were dispatched to the scene of a traffic collision shortly before 9:30 a.m. and called...

Saugus High Advances in State Academic Decathlon
Monday, Mar 1, 2021

The Saugus High School academic decathlon team will advance to the state competition after placing in the top 10 in the county competition. Saugus High placed 10th in the Division 1 series out of 33 schools, allowing the team to advance to the state competition set to begin in March. “I was dancing...

Regional Stay-at-Home Order Extended for Southern California
Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020

The regional stay-at-home order was extended for what’s expected to be at least another three weeks Tuesday after the Southern California region’s intensive care units’ available capacity remained at 0.0%. The order was extended and will continue to be extended as the region remains under the state’s...

Heavy Influx of COVID-19 Patients Prompts Henry Mayo to Issue ‘Code Triage’

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital issued a “code triage” Monday due to staffing shortages and a large number of COVID-19 patient admissions. Officials at Henry Mayo triggered the code after a large number of patients were admitted to the hospital to be treated for COVID-19. The hospital is caring for 95...

Miranda Sworn in as New Santa Clarita Mayor; Gibbs Replaces Kellar on Council
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020

Bill Miranda was chosen as mayor for the next year as Jason Gibbs was sworn in and numerous local leaders spoke to thank outgoing Councilman Bob Kellar for two decades of service and former Mayor Cameron Smyth for his leadership during a difficult year. Miranda was given the gavel and sworn in as the...

Structures Threatened in Centre Pointe Fire

Firefighters stopped progress on a 5- to 7-acre vegetation fire dubbed the Centre Pointe Fire that threatened structures Tuesday around midnight at Isabella Parkway and Golden Triangle Road in Canyon Country. “The call came in at just about 11 (p.m.),” said Michael Pittman, supervising dispatch with...

CalArts Students, Henry Mayo Docs Team to Launch New Palliative Care Program

Students from the California Institute of the Arts have partnered with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and Reimagine Well to launch a new program that aims to offer support to palliative care or end-of-life patients. The online program offers patients in palliative care and their families support to reduce...

Castaic School District Granted Reopening Waivers for 3 of 4 Campuses
Monday, Dec 7, 2020

The Castaic Union School District was granted reopening waivers for three of its four campuses on Saturday. The waivers will allow students in grades TK-2 to return to in-person instruction at Castaic l, Live Oak, and Northlake Hills elementary schools if the district’s governing board approves at...

Monolith Appears, Disappears in Canyon Country

A monolith appeared off a trail near a Canyon Country park near the Sierra Highway exit off Highway 14 on Sunday. By Monday morning, the monolith had disappeared. City of Santa Clarita Parks Department staff who arrived around 8 a.m. at the location where the monolith was reported Sunday instead found...

SUSD to OK Settlement with CSEA, Discuss Reopening Waivers
Monday, Nov 16, 2020

The Saugus Union School District board of trustees is scheduled during Tuesday’s meeting to approve a settlement between SUSD cand the California School Employees Association Chapter No. 112, and receive an update on obtaining reopening waivers. The board is expected to approve a return to work grievance...

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1987 - Slender-horned spineflower listed in Federal Register as endangered species [story] Slender-horned spineflower
On Sunday, theater luminaries recognized achievements in Broadway at the 74th Tony Awards at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, after more than a year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CalArtian’s Lighting Design for Moulin Rouge! The Musical Earns Him First Tony
One person died Monday after an RV hopped over a curb and crashed into the Santa Clara River bed in Canyon Country, according to officials.
One Person Dead After RV Crashes into Santa Clara River Bed
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Monday announced the 168th death from COVID-19, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 168th Death; SCV Cases Total 35,692
College of the Canyons quarterback Tooni Ikahihifo tossed two fourth quarter touchdowns and the Cougars' defense forced a pair of turnovers as No. 5 Canyons defeated visiting No. 21 Palomar College on Saturday.
Two 4th Quarter TDs Lead Canyons Past Palomar 42-30
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released the 12 productions currently filming in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Sept. 27 - Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021:
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘This Sucks,’ ‘NCIS: L.A.,’ ‘Dollface,’ Nine Other Productions
A Hart High School student confessed after a threat to the school was found Friday afternoon written inside a campus restroom, Principal Jason d’Autremont informed parents via email Monday.
Hart High Parents Notified of Threat to School, Student Confesses
Princess Cruises sailed guests from the Port of Los Angeles Saturday, marking the first cruise vacation departure from San Pedro since the cruise industry’s pause in operations early last year.
Grand Princess Becomes First Ship to Set Sail from Port of L.A. Since 2020 Operations Pause
One person was transported to the hospital after a reported stabbing in Canyon Country overnight.
One Person Sent to Hospital After Reported Canyon Country Stabbing
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Motor Vehicles reminds customers that it will never ask for personal information related to driver’s license number, Social Security number or financial information through text or unsolicited phone calls or email.
Californians Warned of DMV Text Message Scams
2014 - Towsley Canyon Loop Trail named for naturalist Don Mullally [story]
Don Mullally
1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
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
After news reports detailing sexual assault allegations against a Newhall massage therapist on Sept. 2, a half-dozen additional victims have come forward, according to sheriff’s investigators.
Additional Victims Come Forward in Newhall Massage Therapist Sexual Assault Investigation
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, welcomed news of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto of Assembly Bill 616 on Wednesday.
Newsom Vetoes Agricultural Worker Union Elections Bill Opposed by Wilk
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 32 new deaths and 1,238 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,524 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving their booster doses at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Announces Pfizer Booster Available to Eligible Residents; 35,524 Total SCV Cases
Yair Haimoff, SIOR and Randy Cude of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., are pleased to announce a recent 71,874-square-foot ground lease located in Valencia, CA.
Spectrum CRE Completes Ground Lease with Tenant In-N-Out Burgers
Los Angeles County announced it is now administering Pfizer booster third doses after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in several population groups. The CDC also recommended a booster dose for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.
County Begins Administering Pfizer Booster to Eligible Residents
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are once again urging those eligible to get vaccinated, as the hospital is experiencing a marked influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said Thursday.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Hospital Admittance Up 50%; SCV Cases Total 35,477
A “significant amount of smoke” from the Windy and KNP Complex fires northeast of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest have entered the Los Angeles area, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the U.S. National Weather Service Los Angeles.
Hazy SCV Skies from Sequoia Forest Fires
Spookiness is on its way to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Scarecrow Alley Coming to Old Town Newhall
The Chiquita Canyon Landfill Technical Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss updates at the Val Verde landfill.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill Health Report Nearing Final Process
Following a record-breaking event in 2020 – Soup for the Soul will once again be presented virtually in 2021.
Tickets Now on Sale for Bridge to Home’s 2021 Soup for the Soul Virtual Fundraiser
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