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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]


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Cali Lake Tenants Will Not Have to Vacate
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

After several weeks of fearing possible homelessness, several dozen Cali Lake RV Resort tenants applauded the good news county and state officials brought them Wednesday: that they wouldn’t have to vacate the park as the owner undergoes a new permit process. “(County Supervisor Kathryn Barger) certainly...

City Council: New Sales of Flavored Tobacco Temporarily Banned
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

New sales of flavored tobacco products in Santa Clarita are now temporarily banned amid an upsurge in popularity among young people, following a unanimous vote by the City Council Tuesday. Their direction approved the adoption of an urgency ordinance that has immediately placed a 45-day tobacco retail...

Dec. 12 Hearing Set for Canyon View Solar Panels Suit

Santa Clarita is seeking an end to its ongoing legal dispute with Canyon View Limited for placing about 6,000 solar panels on an open Canyon Country hillside. A hearing requesting a summary judgment is set for Dec. 12 in Chatsworth. The hearing was granted after a request from the city to seek “injunctive...

Judicial Council Moves New SCV Courthouse Up Priority List
Friday, Oct 4, 2019

When a new SCV courthouse might be built remains unknown, but recent revisions to the methodology of a statewide priority list of projects moved it up the ranks from “high need” to “immediate need.” An entirely new courthouse for the Santa Clarita Valley is now in 13th place, ahead of 67 other...

Santa Clarita to Consider Ban on New Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products

Santa Clarita could temporarily ban the establishment of new tobacco retailers that sell flavored tobacco products, a proposed move following Tuesday’s decision by Los Angeles County to prohibit the sale of the same merchandise. The city currently allows businesses to sell tobacco products, including...

Bella Vida Inches Closer to Full Funding with $450K Grant
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

The new, multi-million-dollar Bella Vida senior center is one step closer to reaching full funding, thanks in part to a $450,000 check that Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, presented at the senior center Wednesday. The financial support was awarded as a grant from the state’s budget to...

Planning Commission Approves Tesoro del Valle Annexation

The annexation of the Tesoro del Valle community into the city of Santa Clarita is one step closer to transpiring after the Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to move forward with prezoning the project area. Commissioners voted unanimously in support of the city’s proposed general plan amendment...

City Responds to Old Town Newhall Concerns Over Filming, Parking
Monday, Sep 30, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita is considering a filming moratorium in Old Town Newhall on Fridays and Saturdays after businesses in the area raised concerns over parking due to filming activity on those days. Filming on Fridays has been a rarity until recently, at least three businesses on Main Street observed. On...

City Council Hears from Sand Canyon Residents Over Proposed Resort
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

Sand Canyon residents urged Santa Clarita City Council to offer solutions Tuesday, or put an end to possible land rezoning of a proposed 77-acre resort and spa that opponents say would change the neighborhood’s rural character. The project, if approved by council members, would change Steve Kim’s...

Vote Advances City Council Pay Raise to Second Reading
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

After some debate, the Santa Clarita City Council voted Tuesday for a council member pay raise of 10% over the next four years — a gradual wage increase to take effect starting in 2021. The vote was 3-2 for the five-member council to choose a percentage increase, whether that be the proposed 20% or...

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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals experiencing homelessness in the county.
County to Assess American Indian, Alaska Native Homelessness
A water main break in Valencia caused lane closures and traffic delays as crews work to stop water from spilling onto the streets Wednesday.
Water Main Break Shuts Down Eastbound Newhall Ranch Road
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
Supes Seek Subpoena Power for Oversight of Sheriff’s Department
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
AVITA Medical Now Listed on Nasdaq
Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
32 Animated Features to Vie for 2019 Oscar
The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita's 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
Poole & Shaffrey Add Partner Koegle to Law Firm’s Name
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