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Wheeler Road House Fire Out when Crews Arrive
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

Crews with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at the 25000 block of Wheeler Road Wednesday afternoon. Light smoke was seen coming from a one-story, single-family home, according to Inspector Randall Wright. The L.A. County Fire Department was dispatched at...

DMV Releases New Cyclist Laws for 2016
Monday, Jan 4, 2016

The new year brought along several new laws including regulations prohibiting cyclists and motorists from using headphones or earbuds while riding a bike or driving a car. The new laws went into effect on Jan. 1 and the biggest change is SB 491, which states it is “unlawful to wear a headset...

Celebrate the New Year in Santa Clarita
Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015

The new year is right around the corner and Santa Clarita residents don’t have to go far to celebrate.   Locals can spend the last hours of 2015 at the following places: JR Comedy Club JR’s Comedy Club in Valencia will host a night of laughter with two shows to ring in the new year on...

SUSD Board to Vote on Placing Electronics in All Classrooms
Monday, Dec 21, 2015

Saugus Union School District board members will vote Jan. 5, 2016 on whether to place Chromebooks and laptops into classrooms. This comes following a nationwide push to utilize technology in classrooms and to give students a greater variety of learning opportunities. “The district wants to incorporate...

Hart District Chimers Ring in the Holidays (Video)

Thirteen William S. Hart Union High School District employees got a chance to ring in the holidays. The Hart District Chimers stepped in front of their peers, friends and family members to play some of the season’s most popular songs using only chime instruments. Former Hart District staff member...

Feds to Stock Bouquet Creek with Endangered Fish
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015

Homeowners in upper Bouquet Canyon are being told all fish will be removed from Bouquet Creek, which will then be restocked with an endangered species. Jeffrey Vail, a U.S. Forest Service supervisor, sent a letter to Bouquet Canyon homeowners explaining that “partially armored threespine stickleback,...

Suspect in Custody After Starting Brush Fire by Arroyo Seco Junior High School
Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

A boy has been detained at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station for unintentionally starting a fire behind Arroyo Seco Junior High School on Tuesday afternoon. The boy, who is around 14 years old, is believed to have not started the fire deliberately, but rather out of “reckless nature”,...

Local Nonprofit Seeks to Help Seniors through Holiday Donations
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015

It’s not too late to help out during the holidays. Raise You Up nonprofit is seeking donations for care packages that will go to patients of a local convalescent home. Some of the needed donations include small fleece blankets, new puzzle workbooks, decks of cards, medium-sized holiday gift bags...

People Posing as Hart High Students Selling Counterfeit Discount Cards
Monday, Dec 7, 2015

A number of Santa Clarita residents have purchased what appeared to be counterfeit discount cards from people claiming to be William S. Hart High School students, according to district officials. Dave Caldwell, public information officer for the William S. Hart Union High School District, issued a warning...

Man Robs Two Mall Employees at Gunpoint

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputies are searching for a man who allegedly robbed two women at gunpoint at the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Saturday night. According to public information officer for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Shirley Miller, two female employees...

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1938 - Brand-new Lockheed transport plane crashes in Agua Dulce; all 9 perish including 2 infants [story]
plane crash
1969 - Board of Trustees selects "College of the Canyons" name [story]
COC
The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday to further deliberate on the Sand Canyon Resort development.
Sand Canyon Resort Development Returns to Planning Commission
The CIF Southern Section and KAP7 International, Inc. announced a five-year partnership extension for KAP7 to be the official boys and girls water polo ball for all championship events.
KAP7, CIF-SS Announce Extension of Five-Year Ball Partnership
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would spend about $1.5 billion of the state’s $75.7 billion surplus in grants of up to $25,000 to support small businesses, according to state officials this week.
Chamber Urges SCV to Support Newsom’s Aid to Small Businesses
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 17 new deaths and 583 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,842 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Studies Show Vaccine Appears to Be Effective Against Variants; 27,842 Total SCV Cases
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Jenofsky was the first in line to get his shot at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Thursday morning, as adolescents ages 12-15 were given the go-ahead to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
14-Year-Old First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine at Henry Mayo
Support for Israel was written across the signs and faces of approximately 100 demonstrators during a rally held on City Hall’s steps Thursday evening.
Approximately 100 SCV Residents Gather to Support Israel
The city of Santa Clarita received approximately 850 applications for its rental assistance program ahead of the program’s April 30 application deadline.
City Receives More Than 800 Rental Assistance Applications
Saddleback Butte State Park announced it is urgently searching for volunteers to become camp hosts beginning June 1.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park, New Updates Announced for Mojave Area State Parks
Los Angeles County Public Health officials said it will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly released guidance for fully vaccinated residents in order to make adjustments to the current County and state guidelines.
LA County to Review CDC’s Masking Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
The city of Santa Clarita released an updated schedule for the Concerts in the Park series set to take place in July and August.
City Releases Updated Schedule for Concerts in the Park
1874 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez captured in Hollywood Hills [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance Thursday indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume activities that were done prior to the pandemic.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Loosens Mask Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated People; SCV Cases Total 27,825
A total of 277 single-family homes changed owners during April in the Santa Clarita Valley as the as the tight inventory rose to its highest level in five months, though remained well below year-ago totals, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday.
SCV Median Home Price $795,000 Hits Record
After making numerous requests for correction for failure by the County Board of Supervisors to abide by various sections of the Brown Act, the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment was left with no option than to file a formal legal complaint.
SCOPE Files Legal Complaint Over L.A. County’s Failure to Abide by Brown Act
The case against a prominent Santa Clarita Valley Realtor who had been accused of a sexual assault stemming from a Las Vegas real estate conference last summer was dismissed, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.
Las Vegas Sexual Assault Case Against SCV Realtor Dismissed, L.A. County Case “Still Active”
Tommy's Boats - a national boat dealership brand with locations in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan - announced a new location opening soon in Castaic.
May 19, May 20: Tommy’s Boats Grill & Chill Hiring Event
Foothill League coaches announced their choice for Player of the Year and their All-League teams recently.
Saugus High QB Named Foothill League Player of the Year
California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program.
Valencia High Student Awarded California Credit Union Scholarship
Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda responded Tuesday to criticisms of the city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, which was formed as a result of last summer’s protests about issues involving race relations.
Mayor Taking Human Relations Roundtable Criticisms “Very Seriously”
1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
Henry M. Newhall
Six days a week, Santa Clarita Grocery opens its warehouse to people in need.
Local Shop Donates Leftover Bagels To Help Families
As part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $20 billion to transform California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity.
Newsom Announces $20 Billion Investment to Public Schools