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1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]
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Geyser from Broken Hydrant Floods Walnut Street in Newhall
Monday, Aug 12, 2019

A fountain of water spewed skyward and flooded streets in Newhall Monday morning after a vehicle struck a fire hydrant on Walnut Street. “We got the initial call at 8:39, that it was a traffic collision,” said Marvin Lim, Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman. “It turned out...

County Adopts ‘Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering’
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has adopted the term “Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering,” or SCAS, to describe its animal care philosophies and procedures. The announcement follows the Board of Supervisors’ approval Tuesday of a directive proposed by Fifth District...

Grand Jury, Feds Say Hazardous Materials Shipped to Chiquita Landfill
Monday, Aug 5, 2019

A grand jury in Ventura County has alleged that hazardous materials from a wastewater treatment facility in Santa Paula were trailered to the Chiquita Canyon Landfill in Val Verde, according to a federal agency that investigated an explosion at the facility in 2014. Los Angeles County officials who oversee...

Report: Laemmle Theaters Art House Chain Up for Sale
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019

Laemmle Theaters, the family-owned Los Angeles-based arthouse theater chain, is up for sale, Deadline Hollywood reported Friday. Among the chain’s properties is Laemmle Newhall, a seven-screen multiplex theater and 500-seat auditorium now under construction at the northeast corner of Lyons and...

Aug. 2, 3, 4: Shakespeare Festival to Stage New Take on ‘Caesar’
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival will present a modern and relevant take on one of Shakespeare’s most famous histories, Julius Caesar, this weekend at the Newhall Family Theatre. “Julius Caesar” will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2, 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. All performances...

Aug. 3: REMO Drum Circle Fundraiser for Family Promise SCV

Remo Drums in Valencia will host a “Family Drum Circle” fundraiser for the nonprofit homeless services organization Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drum instructor Chris Ramirez will lead the family- and kid-friendly drum circle. Proceeds...

Aug. 2: Teresa James & Rhythm Tramps Headline Valencia Concert

Texas-born, Canyon Country-based blues-rock singer and keyboardist Teresa James and her band The Rhythm Tramps will headline the final show of the 2019 Valencia Jazz & Blues summer concert series on Town Center Drive on Friday, Aug. 2 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. James, a singer’s singer originally...

One Dead After Solo Collision in Newhall
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

A single-vehicle collision in Newhall Wednesday morning resulted in one death, according to officials. “It was a single-occupant, single-vehicle (crash), and (the driver) was a DOA (dead on arrival),” said Marvin Lim, a representative for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “He didn’t hit...

Bridge to Home Secures $840K Toward Year-Round Operations
Friday, Jul 19, 2019

Bridge to Home, the primary homeless services provider in the Santa Clarita Valley, has secured a Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority contract in the amount of $840,000 which will fund three-quarters of the annual cost of providing 60 beds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. To...

LA County OK’s $53M Settlement in Jail Strip Search Suit

Los Angeles County has agreed to its largest-ever largest payout — $53 million — to settle a 2010 class-action lawsuit over strip search practices of prisoners at the Sheriff’s Department’s Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. As part of an agreement filed Tuesday in a lawsuit...

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Come see linemen from each of Santa Clarita's six high school varsity teams race against time and each other to eat a four foot burrito on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., on Town Center Drive at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Fox Sports West Staff, NFL Players from Hart to Take Part in Burrito Bowl
1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]
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Stephen Merle Houk, 48, was found guilty Monday of kidnapping his two young children and fleeing from law enforcement authorities in a motorhome last year, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Houk Convicted of Kidnapping, Fleeing Cops in Motorhome
Not a single motorist was arrested for impaired driving during Friday’s DUI checkpoint carried out by the California Highway Patrol, despite 400 drivers stopped.
No DUI Arrests in SCV Sobriety Checkpoint
A man and a woman arrested in Canyon Country Friday morning, one of them on suspicion of murder, have been identified as being from the Antelope Valley.
Pair Detained in SCV Traffic Stop ID’d; 1 Suspected of Murder
The city of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for 2019 from the National Procurement Institute Inc.
City Wins ‘Excellence in Procurement’ Award for Purchasing
Will Gaddis pitched well and his batterymate, Joel Diaz, delivered three RBIs to help lead the Lancaster JetHawks to a 6-4 win over the Modesto Nuts in the series' rubber game on Sunday night at John Thurman Field.
JetHawks Take Rubber Game, Series from Nuts
Ryan Vilade delivered a tie-breaking hit in the eighth inning to lead the JetHawks to a 4-3 win over the Modesto Nuts on Saturday night at John Thurman Field.
Ryan Vilade Hit Leads to Lancaster Win Over Nuts
Two equipment trailers used by the Canyon High School Gold Star Brigade were tagged with profane graffiti at some point over the weekend, Brigade officials reported Monday.
Canyon High Band Trailers Tagged, Fund Opened to Repaint
A California judge on Friday tentatively overturned Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s decision to reinstate Caren Mandoyan, an officer fired for domestic violence, but a final ruling is expected next week.
Judge May Overturn Villanueva’s Rehiring of Mandoyan
The LA County coroner has identified the man killed Wednesday after his pickup truck collided with a big rig on Interstate 5, near Castaic, as 35-year-old Sergio Martinez of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Grand Junction Man ID’d as Person Killed in I-5 Crash
More than 30% of Los Angeles County high school students have reported ever using e-cigarette products and 10% of high school students regularly use e-cigarette products, according to the latest data from the 2017-18 California Student Tobacco Survey and the California Healthy Kids Survey.
Surveys: Vaping Increases Among LA County Youth
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will take part in a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation on Thursday, August 22, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Aug. 22: LASD Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Push in SCV
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed West Nile virus in four additional mosquito samples from traps in the cities of Carson, Northridge, Reseda and Signal Hill.
County Finds More Mosquitos Infected with West Nile Virus
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating a string of thefts early Sunday evening at two SCV Ralph’s supermarkets.
Thieves Steal from 2 SCV Ralph’s Stores Sunday
1879 - Newhall civic leader Charles Henry Kingsburry born in Missouri [story]
Charles Kingsburry
1946 - Pioneering Placerita Canyon movie producer Trem Carr dies in San Diego [story]
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1920 - Actress Maureen O'Hara born in Ireland; 1961 "Parent Trap" uses Disney Golden Oak Ranch [story]
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If The Master's University women's volleyball team was looking for an opportunity to fold to Rocky Mountain on Thursday, it had options.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Takes Down No. 13 Rocky Mountain
The Master's University men's basketball team has signed Sam Boone, an NCAA Division 2 transfer who will add to the squad's frontcourt depth.
TMU Men’s Basketball Signs Sam Boone, NCAA D2 Transfer
A Canyon Country woman stands accused of going after a family member with a chainsaw, albeit one that was turned off, after two failed attempts to hit her intended victim with steak knives she allegedly threw.
Woman Accused of Throwing Knives, Wielding Chainsaw
Master's head coach Dan Waldeck hopes Stephanie Soares brings "immense confidence and drive" back with her after she played with the Brazilian women's national team at the Pan American Games in Peru last week.
TMU’s Stephanie Soares Wins Gold at Pan American Games
One thing volleyball player Jane Cisar appreciates about The Master's University head coach Allan Vince is his recruiting philosophy.
Vince Earns 100th Win at TMU Women’s Volleyball Coach
At nationals last year, The Master's University women's volleyball team learned what it would take to make a deep post-season run.
2019 TMU Women’s Volleyball Preview