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1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]


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‘Lake Fire’ Burns 1,000 Acres Near Castaic Lake, 10 Percent Contained
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017

June 18, 8 a.m. The Lake Fire remains at 1,000 acres burned with 10 percent containment, according to Angeles National Forest officials. The upper lake east boat launch ramp is closed but the west ramp remains open. #LakeFire 1000 acres 10% contained unified command ANF @LACo_FD. @castaiclake upper...

Native American RN Was Victim of Freak Accident on SR-14
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Medical examiners Thursday identified a man killed Wednesday afternoon when a tire fell off of a moving vehicle on the 14 Freeway, striking and killing a motorist. Paul Begay, 49, was killed Wednesday in southbound lanes near the Placerita Canyon Road off-ramp. Begay,  a U.S. Marine and father of two,...

Staff Urges Denial of Einstein Charter Renewal; Board Decides Wed.
Monday, Feb 27, 2017

In a report released for the March 1 Board meeting, Hart District staff is recommending to not renew the charter petition for Einstein Academy. According to the report, “Staff considered increases in pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils served by the charter school as the most important...

Feb. 23: SUSD Measure EE Oversight Meeting
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

The Saugus Union School District Measure EE Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Caulfield Room at the SUSD District Office. Agenda topics include approval of minutes, a hearing session and a Measure EE update from staff.

Feb. 22: Sulphur Springs School District Governing Board Meeting

REGULAR MEETING of the GOVERNING BOARD Sulphur Springs Union SD February 22, 2017 7:00PM Sulphur Springs Union School District District Administrative Offices 27000 Weyerhaeuser Way Santa Clarita, CA 91351 661-252-5131 I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL II.A. Governing Board Members...

Feb. 28: CLWA Retail Operations Committee Meeting

The Castaic Lake Water Agency Retail Operations Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Water Division Training Room. Agenda topics include the Water Production Report, finance and budget report, and more.

Feb. 16: CUSD Board Meeting
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

The Castaic Union School District board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. for closed session and 6:30 p.m. for open session in the Board Room at the CUSD District Office. Agenda topics includes school awards, the retirement of Dr. Victor Torres and public hearings.

Feb. 23: CLWA Planning, Engineering Meeting

The Castaic Lake Water Agency Planning and Engineering Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Training Room at the Rio Vista Water Treatment Plant. Agenda topics include construction contracts, project budgets, improvement projects reports.

38 Rabid Bats Found in L.A. County, 14 in SCV
Monday, Jan 30, 2017

Los Angeles County officials are reporting 38 rabid bats were found in the area with 14 being found in the Santa Clarita Valley. A total of 38 rabid bats were found in Los Angeles County in 2016, About 58 percent of them were found at private residences, 27 percent of them were found indoors –...

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Events Around Santa Clarita
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

There are several events happening around the Santa Clarita Valley for Veterans Day. Saugus High School to Unveil Wall of Honor DATE: Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at 9 a.m. WHERE: Saugus High School, located at 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus, CA WHAT: The Wall of Honor pays tribute to the 225 Saugus High School...

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It has been a year since Energy Transfer Partners bulldozed the sacred burial grounds just beyond the borders of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to clear a path for the Dakota Access Pipeline – and about 10 months since I hightailed it over there. I want my friends to know what I know, and I want to be able to look back and remember some details before time wipes them away.
Standing Rock: Why I Went | Commentary by Leon Worden
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
The governing boards of College of the Canyons and the William S. Hart Union School District are scheduled to discuss plans for a new Academy of the Canyons-style campus at the future Castaic High School when they sit down for their annual joint meeting Sept. 27.
COC, Hart Planning ‘North Academy’ at Castaic High School
The League of California Cities, with representatives from cities statewide including Santa Clarita, is calling for Gov. Jerry Brown to veto SB 649, which if enacted would allow the wireless industry to install new 5G equipment with little input from local jurisdictions.
League of California Cities Urges Governor to Veto 5G Wireless Equipment Bill
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an off-duty LAPD officer and Canyon Country resident, died Thursday evening after a collision in Porter Ranch. Plus, check out all the exciting events happening this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, September 22, 2017
The new pedestrian bridge crossing McBean Parkway is expected to be open in time for weekend foot traffic.
New Pedestrian Bridge on McBean Parkway Set to Reopen Saturday
The Child and Family Center will begin providing outpatient substance use treatment services for adolescents and young adults with primary substance use disorders under the California Drug MediCal Program starting Tuesday, October 3.
Oct. 3: Child and Family Center Begins Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will host a caregivers' workshop at the Senior Center in Newhall on Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 30: COC, Senior Center Host Caregiver Workshop
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is strongly opposing the proposed Graham-Cassidy healthcare legislation, saying it would undermine the well-being of the county’s most vulnerable populations and burden taxpayers with heavier costs for years to come.
Supes Say Graham-Cassidy Bill Threatens Health of Millions of LA County Residents
The intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Bouquet Canyon Road will be under construction from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday night, September 29 and Saturday morning, September 30.
Sept. 29-30: Soledad and Bouquet Canyon Repaving
College of the Canyons launched its First-Year Promise program this fall, and to ensure the future of the FYP program, which offers full-time freshman students waived tuition and fees during their first year of study, the COC Foundation has committed to fundraising $500,000 over the next two years.
COC Foundation Launches ‘First-Year Promise’ Fundraising Campaign
Road rehab on major arterial roads and intersections in the city of Santa Clarita continues into October.
Santa Clarita Road Rehab Drives into October
More than 60 Air Force senior leaders convened on Friday to discuss the Air Force’s aircrew crisis, which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements.
Short by 1,500 Pilots, Air Force Leaders Address Aircrew Crisis
The Santa Clarita Valley has five major industry clusters and the SCV Economic Development Corporation targets its economic development efforts to support and expand them.
Five Growing Industry Clusters in the Santa Clarita Valley
In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Veterans Affairs Department VA announced Friday that it continues to provide vital health care and other support to displaced Veterans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
VA Aids Veterans in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands After Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Gatorade made misleading “anti-water statements” while pushing the benefits of its sports drinks in a video game marketed to teenagers, according to a settlement announced Thursday by California’s attorney general.
California Fines Gatorade $300K for ‘Anti-Water’ Ad Campaign
John Gasparyan, an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer and Canyon Country resident, died when his motorcycle crashed in Porter Ranch around 6:50 p.m. Thursday.
LAPD Officer from Canyon Country Dead in Motorcycle Crash
A former Los Angeles County probation officer was sentenced after pleading guilty to inappropriately touching two girls at a youth camp, the county District Attorney’s Office has announced.
Ex-Probation Officer Gets 364 Days for Sexual Assault
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
The most prestigious recognition for government assessment agencies has been awarded to the Office of the Assessor in Los Angeles County.
County Awarded Prestigious Government Assessment Award
The Dodgers, who have clinched a postseason berth for the fifth consecutive year, return home tomorrow to open their final homestand of the regular season against the San Francisco Giants (Sept. 22-24) and San Diego Padres (Sept. 25-27).
Dodgers Back Home Friday; Last Homestand of 2017 Season
Auditions for the the upcoming Canyon Theater Guild's production of A Christmas Story are just around the corner.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Christmas Story Auditions at CTG
Now that the formerly great state of California is a sanctuary, I’ve got to compare that action with the actions in the early 1860s of the Confederate States of America. They decided what laws they wanted to follow and what ones they didn’t.
No Home for Me | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
Santa Clarita Valley residents have known the family-owned Italian restaurant, Sisley Kitchen, since 1993 when their doors first opened at the top of Valencia Town Center Drive in Westfield Valencia.
Renovations Complete at Sisley Kitchen
The Women's Soccer team will be finishing up their non-conference matches this weekend.
Sept. 22-24: CSUN Athletics Roundup
David Wolfram will demonstrate pastel-over-watercolor painting at the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) meeting on Monday evening, Nov. 20 at 6:30 pm. This event is free, open to the public and meets at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd.
Nov. 20: Pastel-Over-Watercolor Demonstration at SCAA Meeting
Beginning October 1, all 23 California State University (CSU) campuses will accept applications for admission to the fall 2018 term.
Oct. 1: CSU Accepting Fall 2018 Applications
College of the Canyons launched its First-Year Promise (FYP) program this fall, and to ensure the future of the FYP program, which offers full-time freshman students waived tuition and fees during their first year of study, the COC Foundation has committed to fundraising $500,000 over the next two years
COC First-Year Promise Fundraising Campaign Underway
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting our younger residents to take part in the 30th anniversary celebration.
City Launches ’30 Things for 30 Years’ Contest; Students Invited to Take Part
California State University, Northridge’s Friends of the Oviatt Library welcomes members of the community to nominate their favorite stories about the San Fernando Valley for consideration of the San Fernando Valley Award for Non-Fiction.
CSUN Library Group Invites Community to Nominate Favorite San Fernando Valley Story
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced sellouts for all seven potential postseason home games in the Division Series and League Championship Series just hours after tickets went on sale to the public at 10:00 a.m. It’s believed to be the quickest that the club has sold out of postseason tickets in Dodger Stadium history.
Dodgers NLDS, NLCS Tickets Already Sold Out
Sales of existing single-family homes increased 7.4 percent throughout Santa Clarita during August while the median price of homes that changed owners rose 6.6 percent, the Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® reported today.
Increase in SCV August Home Sales, Prices
Mountainview Elementary School parents were greeted with a voicemail Thursday morning informing them of a break-in on campus believed to have occurred the night before.
Vandals Trash Library, Computers, Classrooms at Mountainview
Hans' family did not know too much about his childhood or the country he had grown up in. About all the family knew was that Hans and his wife were born in Germany but had lived in this small Minnesota town for the last 60 years or more.
Lesson from History | Commentary by John Windsor