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Lackey at Home in Palmdale Recovering from COVID-19
Friday, Jul 17, 2020

California Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) is recovering at his home in Palmdale after more than a week in the hospital due to COVID-19. Lackey, 61, was hospitalized at Palmdale on Sunday, July 5 with COVID-related complications, George Andrews, his chief of staff, reported on Wednesday. “He’s...

Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 1,071 New Cases in L.A. County, Total 2,762 Cases in SCV
Monday, Jun 15, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 1,071 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 2,762 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 1 more local case than reported Sunday. In the SCV, 26 people have...

Sunday COVID-19 Roundup: 102 New Cases in SCV, 63,844 Total Countywide
Sunday, Jun 7, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Sunday confirmed 1,523 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 2,203 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 102 more than reported Saturday. The high number of cases is due...

Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 131 New SCV Cases, Another Fatality
Friday, Jun 5, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 1,445 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and the 22nd death in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began. The latest SCV resident to die lived in the city of Santa Clarita, according to Public...

Hart District Disavows Ties to Former Coach
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020

William S. Hart Union High School District sent an email to parents regarding a social media post by a former Saugus High School volunteer football coach, in which “target practice” was mentioned in reference to the Santa Clarita protest Thursday. Saugus resident Tony Moore, owner of Moore...

Stabbing Incidents in Newhall Leave 1 Dead; Detectives Investigating
Sunday, May 17, 2020

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a man in Newhall on Friday at approximately 11:33 p.m. Santa Clarita Valley photojournalist Ryan Gilley of Two8nine Media reported from the scene: “Deputies first got a call for an assault...

SCV Traffic Woes Continue as Foothill Boulevard Remains Closed
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

Story and photos by Jason M. Jones Traffic in and out of the Santa Clarita Valley remained snarled this week, in part due to the continued closure of Foothill Boulevard, stretching from its intersection at Sierra Highway to Balboa Boulevard in Sylmar. As of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, barriers were still...

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...

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1864 - L.A. Star newspaper report: County supervisors have accepted Beale's Cut as complete [story]
Beale's Cut
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes composer/lyricist, conductor, pianist and music producer Georgia Stitt to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Wednesday, March 10.
Broadway Maestra Georgia Stitt to Speak at COC’s Virtual Insight Series
Valencia-based Lundgren Management was honored to be selected by the El Camino Community College District as one of three firms providing on-going construction management services for the next five years.
Valencia-Based Lundgren Management Inks 5-Year Deal with El Camino Community College District
It’s not how far you go…it’s what happens along the way! The Incredible Chase, the city of Santa Clarita’s socially distanced take on the hit CBS show “The Amazing Race,” is a brand-new competition taking place in May 2021.
City Looking for Teams to Compete in ‘The Incredible Chase’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 119 new deaths and 2,253 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,327 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 26,327; Public Health Advises Against Non-Essential Travel
For a three-day period starting Tuesday, the William S. Hart Union High School District football players took their first COVID-19 tests as part of the requirements for them to begin full-contact play.
Hart District Football Players Begin COVID-19 Testing, Full-Contact Play
Ken Farley, W. M. Keck Foundation professor of Geochemistry, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the project scientist for the Mars 2020 mission, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season with a talk about, “Perseverance on Mars," Wednesday, March 10, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Project Scientist for Mars Perseverance Continues Caltech’s Lecture Series
Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
The Santa Clarita Valley is now home to a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, following a recent vote from the association’s board of directors.
NAACP Branch Coming to Santa Clarita Valley
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.
Water Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County Beaches
This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the kickoff for the “California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge,” a global competition that will award up to $1 million to the boldest, most revolutionary proposals to eliminate the digital divide and expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.
State Schools Chief Kicks Off ‘California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge’
1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 116 new deaths and 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported its 144th fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 144th Death at Henry Mayo; Decline in L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations
Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark officials will host a virtual presentation commemorating the March 12, 1928, St. Francis Dam Disaster via Zoom on Friday, March 12, starting at 4 p.m.
March 12: St. Francis Dam Disaster Commemoration Event, Free on Zoom
California State University, Northridge is launching an interdisciplinary master’s degree in sustainability, set to begin fall 2022.
CSUN to Offer an Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Sustainability
Princess Cruises is extending the pause of its United Kingdom-based cruise vacations, sailing roundtrip from Southampton, through September 25, 2021, on Sky Princess, Regal Princess, and Island Princess.
Princess Cruises Extends Pause of Southampton Sailings Through Sept. 25
After a relatively dry February in California, water supply managers grow increasingly anxious as each dry, sunny day plunges the state deeper into drought.
Dry February Exacerbates Drought in California
The Biden-Harris Administration has approved California’s request to use Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding to pay for voluntary COVID-19 testing for low-income students covered by the program, further supporting schools in underserved communities to reopen for in-person instruction.
Feds OK Medi-Cal to Fund COVID-19 Testing for Low-Income Students
Santa Clarita planning commissioners Tuesday sent the Sand Canyon resort proposal back to the drawing board amid continued concerns, focusing largely on emergency evacuations.
Sand Canyon Resort Sent Back to Drawing Board Amid Various Concerns
Sam Horn, president of Master’s University and Seminary for the past year, will be stepping down from his position, university officials said Monday.
Master’s University President Sam Horn to Step Down After 1 Year
Moving around California three decades from now will be safer, cleaner, and simpler with more transportation options under a plan Caltrans unveiled Wednesday.
Caltrans Unveils Vision for Future of Transportation
1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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