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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]


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SCV Deputies Cite 3 for Public Drinking in Newhall
Friday, Apr 19, 2019

Several patrol units from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station seen traveling on Railroad Avenue toward Highway 14 just after 4 p.m. Friday were out to apprehend “three male blacks,” according to Det. O’Brian, the watch commander. Further details would not be available until...

Malfunctioning A/C Unit Prompts Evacuation on Avenue Crocker
Monday, Sep 10, 2018

A two-story commercial building in the Valencia Industrial Center was evacuated for approximately half an hour Monday morning as Los Angeles County firefighters searched for the cause of smoke inside the building. Firefighters arrived at 28309 Avenue Crocker at 9:37 a.m. and determined a malfunctioning...

Supes Call for Resentencing Plan for Minor Cannabis Convictions
Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion Tuesday calling on the Office of Cannabis Management and various Los Angeles County departments and community stakeholders to develop a countywide plan to facilitate the resentencing of minor cannabis convictions. Under Proposition...

Knight Joins Congressional Colleagues to Pass $400M Budget Deal
Friday, Feb 9, 2018

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, just hours after last-minute opposition by congressional Democrats and tea party conservatives threatened to scuttle the deal. “This will bring to an end the months-long...

Coroner ID’s Man Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 210 Freeway
Friday, Jan 26, 2018

Fontana resident Daniel Castillo, 69, was the motorist killed in a crash with a wrong-way driver from Santa Clarita on the 210 freeway in Claremont on Monday, according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials. “He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:15 p.m. on Monday,...

Small Brush Fire in Newhall Quickly Doused
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters quickly extinguished a 1/4-acre brush fire in Newhall early Wednesday afternoon. A call came in shortly before noon, and at 12:09 p.m., Engine 73 was on the scene in the 25000 block of Green Mill/Happy Valley Dr., according to the L.A. County Fire public...

Cascione Tops 2018 Foothill Girls’ Cross-Country Pre-Season Picks
Monday, Jan 15, 2018

Saugus High School senior Jacqueline Cascione is the top pick for the 2018 Foothill League girls’ cross country season, according to Brando’s Blog, compiled by Santa Clarita Valley athlete-journalist Brandon Jauregui. Here’s the preview: TEAM Saugus – Voted the greatest high school...

33 Rabid Bats Found in LA County, 25 in SCV
Thursday, Jan 4, 2018

Los Angeles County officials are reporting 33 rabid bats have been found in Los Angeles County, of which 25 were in Santa Clarita. The report was last updated Dec. 11, 2017. The report concluded 29 bats were found at homes, one at a school, two were found at businesses and one found in a park. Three...

Deputies Seek Suspect After Alleged Assault with Handgun
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are on the hunt for a suspect who allegedly struck a man with a handgun after breaking into the man’s garage in Valencia early Wednesday morning. “A male adult was the victim,” said Lt. Leo Bauer, SCV Sheriff’s Station watch...

1 SCV Resident Killed, Many Others Wounded in Las Vegas Shooting
Monday, Oct 2, 2017

Numerous Santa Clarita Valley residents took to social media early Monday morning — some reporting loved ones who were safe after the Las Vegas shooting and some who had been injured. ——————- John Phippen of Santa Clarita was killed in the Las Vegas shooting. Phippen...

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Some people find the college financial aid process intimidating, if not overwhelming. But when it comes to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, the fear is misplaced.
Don’t Let Student Aid Filing Scare You | Commentary by Dr. Dianne Van Hook
1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
The National Weather Service on Friday afternoon issued a high wind watch for the Santa Clarita Valley from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.
High Wind Watch Saturday Night to Sunday Morning
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 22 meeting starting at 1 p.m.
Oct. 22 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
The next regular meeting of the North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Board of Directors is set for Monday, October 21, at 1 p.m.
Oct. 21: North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Regular Meeting
Tickets are now on sale for the Youth Project's 13th Annual Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em fundraising poker tournament, to be held at the Valencia Country Club on Saturday, November 2, starting at 5 p.m.
Nov. 2: Youth Project ‘Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em Poker Tourney
Author Michele Singer Evans will sign her new book "Island of Zarada: The Larimar Quest" at Barnes & Noble in Valencia on Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m., and the public is invited to join her.
Oct. 20: Michele Singer Evans Book Signing at Barnes & Noble
Construction has commenced at the new Orchard Medical Center on Orchard Village Road in Valencia, CBRE announced.
Walls Tilted Up for New Orchard Medical Center
Downed power lines in Newhall sparked a small fire and left more than 1,880 people without electricity, between Lyons Avenue and the southern edge of the Newhall Pass, Friday afternoon.
Downed Power Lines Spark Small Fire, Power Outage in Newhall
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 16 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 46th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills Thursday night.
AMPAS Honors Winners of 2019 Student Academy Awards
Local sheriff’s detectives, investigating the break-in last month of a home in Stevenson Ranch, tracked their suspect to Bakersfield where they arrested one man, seizing guns and drugs in the operation.
SCV Detectives Track Burglary Suspect to Bakersfield, Seize Guns, Drugs
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation’s William S. Hart Regional Park, in cooperation with the Friends of Hart Park, will present the Hart Bookstore & Collectors Flea Market at the Newhall park on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 26: Collectors’ Flea Market at Hart Park
A Val Verde citizens’ group that sued the county over its decision to grant Chiquita Canyon Landfill an operating permit saw its case dismissed in court.
Court Tosses Val Verde Group’s Lawsuit Over Chiquita Canyon Landfill
Emergency road work to repair a water-damaged stretch of Newhall Ranch Road wrapped up Thursday evening about 7:45, city of Santa Clarita spokesperson Carrie Lujan said Friday morning.
Newhall Ranch Road Reopened After Water Main Break, Repairs
Saugus Union School District officials discussed how they once again increased scores on the statewide assessment testing over the previous year, and also how to close achievement gaps found in certain students.
Saugus School District Sees Improvement in State Test Scores
California is expected to experience a drier than average winter, according to an outlook published by federal climate experts Thursday.
Feds Predict Warmer, Drier Winter 2019-2020 for California
Amid a revived legal challenge over the storage of nuclear waste and public doubts over the safety of the decommissioning process of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved demolition Thursday of the iconic Southern California nuclear power plant.
San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant OK’d for Demolition
Marking the 30th anniversary of the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake and its devastation to buildings, bridges, freeways and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California officials on Thursday launched a long-awaited statewide warning system that will send cellphone alerts before earthquakes.
California Gets Earthquake Warning System 30 Years After Loma Prieta
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
Campton store
New Medicare Plan Finder tool helps you pick your Medicare plan online.
Pick Your Medicare Plan Online | Commentary by Greg Dill
David Kuck, who was hired as head coach by the Canyons Aquatic Club two years ago, is now suing the swim club for wrongful termination, alleging he was fired for blowing the whistle on crimes implicating the late child sex crimes suspect Jeremy Anderson.
Former Coach Sues Canyons Aquatic for Wrongful Termination
Preliminary, university-wide data shared by California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White indicated that four- and six-year graduation rates for first-time students and two- and four-year rates for community college transfer students continue to increase and have reached all-time highs.
Study Indicates Grad Rates for First-Time, Transfer Students at All-Time Highs
Lancaster Sheriff's Station detectives in collaboration with the Lancaster Appreciation Program (LANCAP) arrested 4 suspects for armed robbery.
Suspects in Alleged Robberies from Mojave to SCV Arrested
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who was serving as chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, died Thursday morning. He was 68.
Hill: Cummings ‘Friend, Adviser, Leader’