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1916 - A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]


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Two-Vehicle Collision Leads to Downed Traffic Light
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020

A two-vehicle crash took down a traffic light in Santa Clarita late Tuesday morning. Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to reports of a traffic collision near the intersection of Wiley Canyon Road and Tournament Road at around 11 a.m., according to spokesman Henry Narvaez. “There...

Santa Clarita City Council Wants ‘Greater Transparency’ from County on Indoor Malls
Monday, Oct 12, 2020

Santa Clarita City Council members want “greater transparency” and “consistent guidance” from Los Angeles County in its handling of indoor shopping mall reopenings, citing concerns over potential future closures and conditions that may further hinder businesses from fully recovering. Their...

Kaiser Opens COVID-19 Drive-up Testing for its Members
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020

As part of its response plan to combat the novel coronavirus, Kaiser Permanente has opened drive-up testing sites for its members who have met the necessary criteria, officials said. Kaiser will not disclose details of their pilot “drive-up” test centers but they have opened at many locations in...

Jan. 9: Santa Clarita Arts Commission to Share 2020 Priorities, Plans
Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020

The Santa Clarita Arts Commission is expected to review Thursday the art exhibit schedule for 2020, which includes a section designated for nonprofit organizations to showcase their work in a local community space. This year, seven locations across the city will have a handful of exhibits and feature...

Candidates Officially In for State Senate, Assembly Races
Monday, Dec 16, 2019

It’s official. The deadline for candidates to file for a state Senate or Assembly race in California passed, as the March 3 primary approaches. In the race for the 21st Senate District, which represents communities in the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Victor valleys, a total of five candidates filed...

YMCA-Hosted Student Debate Discusses ‘Ghost’ Guns
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Every year, local teens from the Santa Clarita Valley YMCA’s Youth and Government chapter gather at the start of the school year and discuss current issues in hopes of fighting for and passing a bill they write through a model legislature in Sacramento. This year’s top issue “hit close to home,”...

Judge Expedites Hearing on City Motion to Inspect Canyon View Solar Panels
Monday, Dec 9, 2019

In the ongoing legal battle about the 2.5 acres of solar panels on a Canyon Country hillside, a Los Angeles County judge granted Santa Clarita’s request Monday to expedite a hearing on whether the city will be allowed to inspect the Canyon View Mobile Home Estates property containing the solar energy...

Suspicious Envelope Prompts Evacuation of Hill’s Palmdale Office
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

The Palmdale office of former Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, was evacuated Monday afternoon after a suspicious envelope was delivered to the two-story building. First responders arrived at the 1000 block of West Avenue M 14 at around 12:03 p.m. for “a hazmat incident at a congressional office,”...

Santa Clarita Aims at State Housing Goals
Friday, Aug 23, 2019

Santa Clarita has seen significant trends in its housing market and population demands over the last 20 years, and with a continued need for expansion across California cities, the time has come to update its housing production goals in order to comply with state requirements. There are currently more...

Deputies Seek Chinese Restaurant Burglary Suspect
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

After responding to reports of a front door smashed at a Newhall restaurant Tuesday morning, deputies are looking for a burglary suspect in connection to the incident. Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies arrived at the 23700 block of Lyons Avenue around 9 a.m., where they found Mandarin Wong Chinese...

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Power shutoffs commenced Thanksgiving Day in the Santa Clarita Valley, with Southern California Edison customers affected near the Agua Dulce area.
Agua Dulce Community Affected by SoCal Edison Power Shutoffs
While local health care officials have been asking for the community’s help in creating personal protective equipment since the onset of the pandemic, now the message is simpler: Abide by public health guidelines.
COVID-19 Surge Impacting Henry Mayo
Logix Federal Credit Union is supporting College of the Canyons Foundation’s Student Resource & Success Fund with its Double Your Dollars campaign.
Logix Encouraging Community to Take Part in COC’s  Double Your Dollars Campaign
1916 - A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]
Santa Clarita officials announced plans to file an amicus brief in support of an ongoing lawsuit to block Los Angeles County’s outdoor dining ban, which went into effect the day before Thanksgiving.
‘Draconian Behavior:’ City Council to Support Suit to Block Outdoor Dining Ban
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 49 new deaths and 4,311 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide since Tuesday, including 96 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley, as Henry Mayo on Wednesday afternoon reported its second death this week.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 2nd Death at Henry Mayo This Week; SCV Cases Total 9,230
Santa Clarita’s new Volunteer Hub at SantaClaritaVolunteers.com is a one-stop-shop that connects area nonprofit organizations and volunteers.
Need Volunteers? Want to Be One? Check City’s Volunteer Hub
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Critical Missing Person Unit detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Vlad Kravets.
Found: Vlad Kravets, Last Seen in Valencia; Detectives Sought Public’s Help
In response to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' 3-2 vote Tuesday allowing further COVID-19-related closures to take effect Wednesday, Supervisor Kathryn Barger is calling for $10 million in federal CARES Act funding to be repurposed to aid impacted local businesses.
Barger Calls for $10M in CARES Act Funds for Businesses Hurt by COVID Restrictions
After declaring himself the winner of the 25th Congressional District or CA-25 race last week, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, continued his less-than-1% lead over opponent Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, after a Tuesday vote count update.
Election Update: Garcia Leads by 405 Votes in CA-25 Race
More than 130 California death row inmates received more than $400,000 in unemployment checks meant to help people during the pandemic — and they were not alone, according to prosecutors who announced the massive fraud scheme Tuesday.
Death Row Inmates Collect $400K-Plus in COVID Jobless Benefits Scam
During their regular meeting Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed Castaic housing development of nearly 140 homes next to Castaic High School.
Supes OK Castaic Housing Project, Sheriff’s Station Funds
A federal judge found California’s ban on “offensive” personalized license plates unconstitutional Tuesday, ruling it constitutes viewpoint discrimination under the First Amendment.
Judge: ‘Offensive to Good Taste’ Rule for California License Plates Infringes Free Speech
A chilly Thanksgiving is in store for the Santa Clarita Valley as a cold-weather alert will be in effect Thursday and Friday due to National Weather Service forecasts of wind chill temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mother Nature to Serve Up Chilly Thanksgiving in SCV
Westfield Valencia Town Center will still get a Costco with a gas station, but not the initially proposed luxury cinema and gym.
Cinema, Gym Cut from Costco Project at Westfield Valencia Town Center
1875 - Vasquez lieutenant Clodoveo Chavez reportedly killed by bounty hunters in Arizona Territory [story]
Following surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 51 new deaths - including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital - and 3,692 new cases of COVID-19.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: Highest Number of Deaths Countywide Since September; 36th Death at Henry Mayo
With more than 60 years of combined experience, Alisha Fonder, Shawn Fonder and Amin Salari are very experienced in their field. Together, they founded Fonder-Salari, Inc. to share their knowledge, experience, innovative thought processes and quality outcomes with their clients.
New Construction Management, Consulting Firm Opens in SCV
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to uphold the Department of Public Health’s decision to halt dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars during Tuesday’s regular board meeting.
Supes Vote 3-2 to Temporarily Halt Outdoor Dining
In a pandemic information ecosystem where uplifting news can be scarce, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced Monday $12 million in CARES Act funds have been awarded to 337 arts nonprofits - including a handful of organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley - suffering from COVID-19 business interruption and closures through its L.A. County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund.
ESCAPE, Canyon Theatre Guild Among L.A. County Arts Nonprofits Awarded CARES Act Funding
The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce that informational meetings have been scheduled for the 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Non-profit organizations that serve lower-income residents of the City are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn more.
City Releases Schedule for Community Development Block Grant Meetings
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley produced its 2020 LUNAFEST film festival as a drive-in movie night on Sept. 26 at Castaic Lake.
Zonta Club Lauds LUNAFEST’s Drive-In Format
Santa Clarita City Council members are expected Tuesday to declare vacancies on several commissions and panels for those interested in applying to join the groups behind multiple construction projects, public art and other aspects that shape the City.
City Expected to Declare Several Commission Vacancies