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McLean Named Santa Clarita Mayor in Contentious 3-2 Vote
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

After a contentious discussion lasting nearly 20 minutes Tuesday night, the five-member Santa Clarita City Council voted 3-2 to appoint Mayor Pro-Tem Marsha McLean the city’s new mayor, with outgoing Mayor Laurene Weste casting the deciding vote. Councilmember Cameron Smyth was unanimously elected...

Canyon Country’s Teresa James Lands Grammy Nomination
Monday, Dec 10, 2018

Texas-born, Canyon Country-based blues singer-keyboardist Teresa James and her band The Rhythm Tramps have earned their first Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category for their 10th and latest album, “Here in Babylon.” Released in May, “Here in Babylon”...

LASD, Coroner Investigating Human Skull, Remains Found in Newhall

Law enforcement and Coroner’s officials discovered more human remains Saturday morning in the Santa Clara River bed in Newhall, near where a human skull was discovered Wednesday. “Investigators are now trying to determine whether the remains are separate or related,” Sarah Ardalani,...

Dec. 11: Supes May OK Centennial at Tejon Ranch Development
Friday, Dec 7, 2018

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hear comments from the public about the proposed Centennial Specific Plan Project at their next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, starting at 9:30 a.m. Following public comments, the Supervisors are expected to certify the Centennial Plan’s Final Environmental...

LA County Registrar Updates Ballot Tally, Certifies Nov. 6 Election Results
Friday, Nov 30, 2018

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced the certified election results for the Nov. 6 General Election on Friday afternoon. A total of 3,023,417 ballots were processed and counted, with 58.14 percent of eligible voters casting ballots in LA County. On Tuesday, Dec....

SCV’s Evans, Bonfiglio Key Players on InSight Mars Lander Teams
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Mars has just received its newest robotic resident, with a little help from two Canyon Country residents, Scott Evans and Gene Bonfiglio, among the key Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers guiding NASA’s InSight lander safely to the Red Planet’s surface on Monday. NASA’s Interior Exploration...

Smith Adds to Lead Over Acosta in Bid for 38th Assembly Seat
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018

Democratic challenger Christy Smith has added slightly to her lead over Republican incumbent Dante Acosta in the contest for California’s 38th Assembly District, and is ahead by 5,376 votes as of Wednesday. The latest count of mail-in and provisional ballots for the Nov. 6 general election reported...

Firefighters Roll to Reported Commercial Fire in Valencia

Los Angeles County Firefighters were dispatched to a reported fire in a commercial building in the Valencia Industrial Center early Wednesday afternoon. “The call came in at 12:46 p.m. and units were on scene at 12:56,” said Marvin Lim, LA County Fire spokesman. There were preliminary reports...

Fire Singes Brush Near Bouquet Junction

Firefighters doused a small brush fire in the Santa Clara River wash near the intersection of Valencia Boulevard and Bouquet Canyon Road, Bouquet Junction, late Tuesday afternoon. Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatchers received a report of a small fire “creeping up the riverbed at 4:06...

Smith Lead Over Acosta Grows in 38th Assembly District Race
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018

In the race for California’s 38th Assembly District, Democratic challenger Christy Smith is now ahead by 5,164 votes over Republican incumbent Dante Acosta, according to officials’ latest tally of mail-in and provisional ballots for the Nov. 6 general election reported Tuesday afternoon. The...

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1970 - Snow day in Santa Clarita [photos]
The Los Angeles County Fire Department posted an exam bulletin Tuesday for a priority recruitment of paramedics.
LACoFD Looking to Fill Vacant Firefighter Trainee, Paramedic Positions
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the initiation of a comprehensive review of the Woolsey Fire response and recovery.
County to Initiate Woolsey Fire Comprehensive Review
SACRAMENTO - As Californians travel this week, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is set to begin its Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). This additional enforcement is intended to further ensure the safety of the motoring public during the holidays.
CHP Readies for Maximum Enforcement Period
The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival will hold a special production of a holiday story of generosity, "Wali Dad, the Grasscutter."
Dec. 22: ‘Wali Dad, the Grasscutter’ Free Children’s Performance
Enjoy light appetizers, live music and meet the artist Skye Amber Sweet, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:00 p.m. at Old Town Newhall Library, during an artist reception for her exhibit, "Embracing Growth."
Feb. 5: Artist Reception for Skye Amber Sweet
Imagine going to the grocery store, picking up the items you need for the week, but not knowing how much anything costs until the store sends you a bill two weeks later.
How to Lower Your Surgery Costs | Commentary by Greg Dill
Edison International has awarded the College of the Canyons fire technology program a $25,000 grant in support of the college’s development of present and future fire personnel.
COC Among 5 Schools to Receive $25K Fire Technology Grant
LOS ANGELES - Three hundred forty-seven feature films are eligible for the 2018 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday.
Nearly 350 Feature Films Eligible for 2018 Best Picture Oscar
La Mesa Junior High School has been nominated for a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools award for the 2018-2019 school year by the Flippen Group. Four and a half years ago, school administrators began an initiative to transform the campus into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come together with a love for learning.
Local Junior High School Nominated for National Award
Foster care and foster-adoption are meaningful ways for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California.
Jan. 12: Children’s Bureau Informational Meeting
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 12 states and the city of Chicago, filed comments urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposed rule gutting 2016 standards that limit emissions of methane and other harmful pollutants.
State AGs Urge EPA to Withdraw Proposed Rule Gutting Emissions Standards
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is offering discounted pet adoptions at its seven county animal care centers.
County Offering Discounted Pet Adoptions Until Dec. 31
1929 - Swift justice: Thomas Vernon sentenced to life in prison for Saugus train derailment & robbery 1 month earlier [story]
As directed by the Board of Supervisors on Sept. 11, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative has launched the process to develop FY 2019-20 Measure H funding recommendations.
County Sets Schedule for Homeless Initiative 2019-2020 Budget
The inspiration for "All Eyes On Me," Jaya Kang’s (CalArts Art BFA 20) recent third-year mid-residency show at CalArts, was a collection of craft kit "googly eyes."
‘All Eyes On Me’: Q&A with CalArts Student Jaya Kang
For any fan inside The MacArthur Center on Saturday night, catching Hansel Atencia's alley-oop pass would have necessitated a ladder suitable for stapling Christmas lights to a one-story duplex.
Men’s Hoops: TMU Mustangs Turn Up Defensive Pressure to Win
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars. in nine categories.
Academy Unveils 91st Oscars Shortlists in 9 Award Categories
The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (9-3) rolled on Saturday evening, defeating the Eagles of Northern New Mexico College (1-12), 101-49, in intercollegiate NAIA women’s basketball action inside the Pioneer Event Center (PEC) in Lancaster.
Women’s Hoops: Pioneers Defeat Northern New Mexico in 101-49 Blowout
The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers cruised to a victory Saturday afternoon, defeating the Cubs of the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity, 96-71, in intercollegiate men’s basketball exhibition action inside the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster.
UAV Men Cruise to 96-71 Win in Home Exhibition with ULACD
Facing their third NCAA opponent of the season, the University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (8-3) suffered a defeat at the hands of CSU-Fullerton (7-4) Friday evening, losing to the Titans, 77-65, in intercollegiate women’s basketball action inside Titan Gymnasium in Fullerton.
Women’s Hoops: Pioneers Clash with Titans of CSU Fullerton
A 22-year-old woman was arrested early Monday morning for allegedly burglarizing a vehicle in Canyon Country, according to authorities.
SCV Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect in Canyon Country
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health offers tips for a healthy holiday season that include receiving the flu immunization, enjoying festive treats in moderation and making healthy choices.
County Offers Tips for Healthy Holiday Season
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Dec. 17-23, 2018.
‘Goliath,’ ‘AMD,’ ‘BAB,’ ‘Suits’ Spinoff Now Filming in SCV
New laws approved by the California Legislature in 2018 will affect roadway safety in several ways, including helmet use on bicycles and motorized scooters, hit-and-run on bicycle paths, modified exhaust systems, and enhanced safety for refuse collection vehicles.
CHP Notes New Bicycle, Roadway Safety Laws
America’s teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting “any vaping” in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017.
Survey: Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Numbers
With the New Year just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles wants to inform the public about several new laws or changes to existing law that take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
DMV Reminds Motorists of New 2019 Laws
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station arrested a man and woman from Bakersfield on multiple drug and identity theft charges in Newhall early Saturday morning.
Bakersfield Pair Nabbed on Drug, ID Theft Charges in Newhall
The California Department of Transportation has accelerated pavement rehabilitation on the northbound No. 3 lane on Interstate 5 in Castaic to provide all four lanes through the construction zone to accommodate holiday traffic.
Caltrans to Reopen I-5 Lane in Castaic for Holiday Traffic
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released its roundup of crimes reported in Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) between Nov. 18-Dec. 2, 2018.
Crime Blotter: GTA, Burglary, Heroin Possession in Stevenson Ranch
The California Air Resources Board on Monday adopted a regulation establishing a statewide system for mandatory annual emissions reporting for stationary sources.
CARB Adopts System for Reporting Air Pollution from Stationary Sources
1839 - Judge John F. Powell born in Galway, Ireland [story]
1902 - Hi Jolly (Hadji Ali), Gen. E.F. Beale's Syrian camel driver, dies at Quartzsite, Ariz. [story]
1987 - Incorporation: Santa Clarita officially becomes a city [story]
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday denied the Trump Administration’s attempt to block California's lawsuit challenging the citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
Court Denies Feds’ Attempt to Block California AG’s Census 2020 Lawsuit
Award-winning musician, philanthropist and CalArts School of Music namesake Herb Alpert and his wife, famed vocalist Lani Hall, will perform a holiday concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night, Dec. 20.
Dec. 20: Herb Alpert, Lani Hall Holiday Special at Disney Concert Hall