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Saddleridge Fire Hops I-5 South of SCV; 1 Killed in SFV
Friday, Oct 11, 2019

Editor’s note: Coverage of the Saddleridge Fire is continuing this morning and a new, updated story for Friday will be posted this morning. The following story is updated as of 9 a.m. Friday. All schools in the Castaic, Newhall, Sulphur Springs, Saugus and William S. Hart school districts are closed...

SCV Sees Spike in Rabid Bat Reports
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

There has been a spike in rabid bat reports in Los Angeles County in 2019, and of these cases, nearly 40% have been located in the Santa Clarita Valley. Rabies-infected bats are a serious health concern not only to animals but also to humans, health officials say. This year, there have been a total...

House Haunt to Benefit Nonprofit Canine Rescue
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

Dog enthusiasts and thrill-seekers can unite at Shiver Haunt SCV, a house haunt created by Valencia residents David Rosenthal and Gwen Zimlem. Rosenthal and his fiance, Gwen Zimlem, have been designing and building 1,000-square-foot haunted walk-through at their home since the summer — and plan to...

SCV Deputies Detain 4 Suspects in Stolen-Vehicle Probe
Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Four auto-theft suspects were detained by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies at the Peachland Condominiums on Peachland Avenue in Newhall on Monday. Deputies received a tip from a witness, who alerted authorities about a possible auto theft. Sheriff’s Station Lt. Doug Morhoff said deputies...

Coroner ID’s Woman Killed in Suspected Hit and Run
Monday, Sep 16, 2019

Officials in the office of the Los Angeles County Coroner have identified a pedestrian killed Saturday in a suspected hit and run. Lilia Garcia, 41, who did not have a listed address, was killed in the collision, according to Lt. Larry Dietz of the Coroner’s Office on Sunday. Garcia was walking southbound...

Man Suspected of Vandalizing Church, Throwing Crosses at Vehicles Arrested
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

By Bobby Block Signal Staff Writer Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a man Thursday morning on suspicion of breaking into a church, vandalizing the property, throwing crosses at passing vehicles and then climbing on a school bus, according to local law enforcement officials....

Thieves Steal from 2 SCV Ralph’s Stores Sunday
Monday, Aug 19, 2019

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating a string of thefts early Sunday evening at two SCV Ralph’s supermarkets. Ralph’s market personnel at two local stores — Hasley Canyon Village on The Old Road in Castaic and the location at Northpark Village Square on McBean...

Salvation Army, Walmart Team to ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Students
Monday, Jul 29, 2019

Stevenson Ranch and Copperhill Walmarts and the Santa Clarita Valley Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event Saturday, Aug. 3. As part of a nationwide effort, the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event in Santa...

Herta to Start 5th at Indy 500 on May 26
Monday, May 20, 2019

Coming off of two consecutive did not finish races with a lap 50 crash at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach and a lap 17 wreck at the INDYCAR Grand Prix a week ago, Santa Clarita native Colton Herta is looking to add his name to the record books once again, this time at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis...

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As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Saddleridge Fire area in the Angeles National Forest for the safety of the public and fire suppression personnel, officials said Wednesday.
Saddleridge Blaze 46% Contained, Forest Service Closes Fire Area
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
McLean, Officials Meet to Sign San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan
SCV Water officials hammering out a plan to manage groundwater are still accepting applications for the agency’s seven-member advisory group.
Water Heads Find Groundwater Advisers, Still Accepting Applications
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
SCV Water, Partners Add 6 Wells in Kern County
Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans
Recognizing California’s fiscal health, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded California’s outstanding general obligation bonds credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3.
Moody’s Upgrades California’s Credit Rating
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s rank has risen to 1,022 on the Inc. 5000 definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.
Lief Labs Joins List of America’s Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies
The community is invited to The Ranch at Fair Oaks for a fall yard sale.
Nov. 2: Fair Oaks Community Association Fall Yard Sale
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at City facilities on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. to help train community members on how to properly drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.
Residents Encouraged to Participate in Great California ShakeOut
For the second time in as many years, The Master's University women's swim team wasted no time qualifying a pair of relays for NAIA nationals.
Lady Mustangs Swim Team Qualifies for Nationals
SAN DIMAS - College of the Canyons remained undefeated on the season while winning its 15th straight Western State Conference (WSC) tourney with a four-player score of 316 at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course on Monday.
Lady Cougars Win 15th Straight Western State Conference Tourney
College of the Canyons returns home to Cougar Stadium, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. vs. Moorpark College, in the fourth of five regular season home games slated for the 2019 campaign.
COC Football Game Thursday Free to SCV Youth Football, Cheer Programs
Princess Cruises, the world’s fastest growing international premium cruise line, took delivery of Sky Princess Tuesday from shipbuilder Fincantieri at an official handover ceremony at the shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
Princess Cruises Holds Handover Ceremony as Sky Princess Joins Fleet
SACRAMENTO - High school students now have an expanded opportunity to enroll in summer community college courses, thanks to a bill authored by Assemblywoman Christy Smith signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Newsom Signs Smith’s Higher Education Opportunity Bill into Law
California State University, Northridge will host Family Education Day, a daylong celebration focused on providing educational resources for thousands of youth and families, on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Oct. 26: CSUN Hosts Family Education Day
On Saturday, Oct. 19, the city of Santa Clarita will host a dedication and unveiling ceremony for the City’s newest public art piece, “Inertia.”
Skate Park’s Mural to be Unveiled at 10th Anniversary Celebration
Mission Opera pairs two of Giacomo Puccini‘s most popular operas Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi for its next Mainstage production, with shows scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 20, at Los Angles Mission College (the 18th and 19th) and Santa Clarita United Methodist Church (the 20th).
Mission Opera Brings Puccini’s ‘Suor Angelica,’ ‘Gianni Schicchi’ to SCV
Four women suspected of robbing a store at the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall on Sunday, Oct. 13, at approximately 6:00 p.m., had a captured-and-booked ending, thanks to the combined efforts of Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies, California Highway Patrol troopers and eyewitnesses who provided deputies with vital information.
Four Oakland Women Suspected of Robbing Town Center Store Arrested