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


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Deputies Respond to Valencia High; Threat Deemed Non-Credible
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Families of Valencia High School students received a phone call Wednesday evening from Principal John Costanzo about an indirect threat to the campus. “Earlier today we discovered a written threat that was sent to Valencia High School,” Costanzo said in a recorded phone message. “We’ve...

COC Student Bitten by Bat at Valencia Campus
Friday, Feb 19, 2016

A College of the Canyons student reported he was bitten by a bat at the Valencia Campus. The student reported the incident that happened Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., according to John Green, COC’s communications director. File Photo Green wrote in a statement that the student was “walking...

California Flyers Take Home Gold at National Cheer Competition

The California Flyers Air Force cheer team took home the gold at the Cheersport National Competition in Atlanta. The Santa Clarita team members beat out 13 teams in their division to earn the title of national champions on Feb. 13 and 14. Tammy Duvo Larinto, whose daughter is on the Air Force team, expressed...

Families Create Cakes Based on Popular Children’s Books
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

The Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library hosted its first-ever Bake a Book Contest Saturday, Jan. 23 where locals were encouraged to bake a cake based on a popular children’s book. Angie Ashe, children’s librarian, said the contest brought families together to be creative with their decorating...

Facey Teams Up with Youth Baseball to Prevent Sports Injuries
Monday, Jan 25, 2016

Santa Clarita Youth Baseball League and Facey Medical Group gathered for an interactive information session on how children can prevent sports injuries. Emily Schwartz, M.D. took to the field to give a group of 10 to 12-year-old boys safety tips for playing baseball. James Nuttall, Santa Clarita Youth...

Antonovich Seeks Evaluation of Medical Marijuana’s Impacts

Update: On Jan. 26 this matter was continued until Tuesday, Feb. 2.   Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich wants to suspend the cultivation, testing and sale of medical marijuana in L.A. County’s unincorporated territory long enough for the county to evaluate the impacts of those activities on the...

Sheriff’s Deputies in Pursuit of a Drunk Driver
Friday, Jan 22, 2016

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies detained a man at gunpoint who was reportedly driving under the influence Friday evening. “One of our units was in pursuit of a drunk driver who was driving recklessly,” said Shirley Miller, sheriff’s station public information...

Golden Valley Bridge On Schedule for July Finish
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016

The Golden Valley Bridge Widening Project has been in production for almost a year and is said to be on-schedule for it’s completion this July. Traffic was slow over the Golden Valley Bridge on Friday when construction workers shut down lanes to merge the old and the new bridge together. “We’re...

Readers, Authors Come Together at 3rd Annual Local Author Celebration
Monday, Jan 18, 2016

Locals gathered at the Old Town Newhall Library Saturday, Jan. 16 for the third annual Friends of the Library Local Author Celebration. The event highlighted more than 50 authors from Santa Clarita from ages 10 to 93. “We have authors of every genre,” said Brenda Wadsworth, author committee...

Broken Water Pipe Damages 2 Castaic Classrooms
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

Classrooms at Castaic Elementary School are facing repairs after a broken water pipe caused structural damage. Crews from the district assisted a professional water damage cleaning company in the two classrooms that were affected over the school’s winter break, Janene Maxon, interim superintendent,...

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1916 - A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]
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 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
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
The Santa Clarita Film Office has released the list of television productions currently taking place around the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Nov. 29.
11 Productions Currently Filming in Santa Clarita Valley
The city of Santa Clarita has recently completed the installation of dark fiber at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) campus.
City Completes Dark Fiber Installation at CalArts
A detective seeking the man responsible for a 2017 stabbing murder near Pyramid Lake confirmed a suspect is in the custody of federal marshals Monday.
Murder Suspect in 2017 Pyramid Lake Stabbing Arrested
2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]
Ruth Newhall