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1932 - Highway 99 completed through Weldon Canyon, bypassing Ridge Route [story]
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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...

‘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...

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1932 - Highway 99 completed through Weldon Canyon, bypassing Ridge Route [story]
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 20 new deaths and 1,351 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 18 new cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases Near 1,200 Per Day, 18 New SCV Cases
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was "wrong" to have returned to the field at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, to celebrate the team's Game 6 World Series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night -- after he had tested positive for COVID-19.
MLB: Turner ‘Wrong’ to Take the Field After Positive COVID-19 Tests
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has filed a lawsuit against 3M Company, Chemours, DuPont and several other companies for their roles in introducing toxic chemicals into the local water supply.
SCV Water Sues PFAS Makers Over Toxic Chemicals in Local Water
Saugus High School teacher Jim Klipfel, one of five California Teachers of the Year for 2021, has also been chosen to represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year competition in the spring.
California Names 2021 Teachers of the Year; Saugus High’s Klipfel to Nationals
Washington, Oregon and Nevada have joined California’s COVID-19 vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, which will independently review the safety and efficacy of any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA for distribution.
Western States Join California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Review
The Santa Clarita Public Library will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a variety of activities all November long.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Santa Clarita Library
The Los Angeles Dodgers won Game 6 of the 2020 World Series, besting Tampa Bay 3-1 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday night.
Dodgers Win 2020 World Series; Stadium Team Stores to Open Thursday
The Santa Clarita City Council celebrated the opening Tuesday for its newest “transit-friendly” facility at Vista Canyon in Canyon Country, alongside officials from Metrolink and Metro, or the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
City Council Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Vista Canyon Structure, Metrolink Station
The Sulphur Springs Union School District governing board is set to discuss the reopening plan for the California State Preschool Programs during their virtual meeting Wednesday night.
Sulphur Springs to Discuss Preschool Reopening
Dr. Sharon Langenbeck, a longtime member of Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, was installed as Zonta International President for the 2020-22 biennium on July 17, 2020.
SCV’s Sharon Langenbeck Installed as Zonta International President
1949 - Fatal crash of light plane in Haskell Canyon sparks 3,500-acre brush fire [story]
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The city of Santa Clarita celebrated not one but two milestones Tuesday at the Vista Canyon development.
City Celebrates New Vista Canyon Development with Groundbreaking, Ribbon-Cutting
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 29 new deaths and 1,586 new cases of COVID-19, including 7,185 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Public Health: Uptick in COVID-19 Cases ‘Cause for Concern’
Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH is issuing a Health Advisory for private gatherings and public celebrations advising Los Angeles County residents that the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission at such celebrations is high based on the increasing rate of COVID-19 community transmission in Los Angeles County.
Health Advisory Issued for Private Gatherings, Public Celebrations
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a joint meeting with the Associated Student Government via Zoom video conferencing Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m., followed by the adopted budget workshop.
Oct. 28: Santa Clarita Community College District Joint Virtual Meeting with ASG
College of the Canyons has been ranked nationally No. 22 and 26 in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine for enrolling the largest number of Hispanic students and granting the most degrees, respectively.
COC Among Top 100 National Community Colleges for Hispanics
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold a virtual meeting Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 9:00 a.m.
Oct. 28: Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee Virtual Meeting
Santa Clarita-based landscaping firm Stay Green Inc. is proud to announce it has been awarded three Bronze Awards of Excellence by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
Santa Clarita-Based Stay Green Nationally Recognized for Excellence
Following recent clashes between Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the board is set to vote Tuesday on a motion aimed at removing the sheriff.
Supes Expected to Discuss Options for Removing Villanueva
In light of the impact the pandemic is having on Halloween, SCV Adventure Play Foundation is taking a new approach to a family-friendly Halloween hang time on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual, Family-Friendly Haunted House
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places.
Hart Science Teacher on Initial NASA SOFIA Flight that Verified Water on Moon
A collision involving a car and a bicyclist occurred on the westbound side of Highway 126 and the eastbound side of Main Street in Piru, just after 5:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Collision Kills Bicyclist on Highway 126
SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol is launching a new education and enforcement campaign to reduce the number of crashes caused by impaired drivers in California.
CHP Launches Campaign to Reduce Impaired Driving