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1925 - Actor Harry Carey files patent on the original 160-acre Saugus homestead he'd purchased in 1916 (now Tesoro Del Valle) [story]


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Questions Stall OK of Massive Centennial Housing Development
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES (CN) – Environmentalists who say the proposed 12,000-acre Centennial housing development will hurt the undeveloped wilderness in northern Los Angeles County asked a planning commission Wednesday to stop or reduce the scope of the project. The Centennial project would bring...

California Climate Pollutants Fall Below 1990 Levels for First Time

Sacramento — The California Air Resources Board Wednesday announced that greenhouse gas pollution in California fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004 — an achievement roughly equal to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a...

SCV Deputies Arrest Glendale Man for DUI, License Violation

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested a Glendale man for allegedly driving under the influence and with a suspended driver’s license in Stevenson Ranch early Tuesday morning. Here’s the story from the station’s social media on Wednesday: “A Glendale...

Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Robbery in Saugus

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its crime and public information report for Saugus (Zone 4) for July 2-8, 2018. 07/05/18 Grand Theft – 27400 block Garza Drive Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s 2003 Honda Civic parked at the location. 07/06/18 Robbery – Drayton Street...

Crime Blotter: Grand Theft Auto, Robbery in Valencia

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has released its crime and public information report for Valencia (Zone 5) for the week of June 25-July 1, 2018. 06/25/18 Grand Theft Vehicle – 25000 block of Bellerive Drive An unknown suspect stole the victim’s 2005 Honda Accord. 06/26/18 Grand...

City Receives Funding in Statewide Effort to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans announced Tuesday that 152 local projects received nearly $97 million in funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program. These projects, which include $218,511 in funding to the city of Santa Clarita to “increase ridership system-wide by creating and implementing...

Deputies, Bystanders Save Distraught Man off Canyon Country Bridge

Two Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies — along with bystanders, and fire department personnel, saved the life of a distraught man who was attempting to jump off of a bridge located on Whites Canyon Road, at Via Princessa in Canyon Country on Monday night. Around 7:00 p.m. deputies responded...

Judge Tosses Most of Feds’ Lawsuit Against 3 California Immigration Laws
Monday, Jul 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO – U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez on Monday dismissed most of the federal government’s lawsuit seeking to invalidate three 2017 California immigration laws – SB 54, California Values Act; AB 103, relating to the review of detention facilities; and AB 450, the Immigrant Worker Protection...

AG Reports: Statewide Violent Crime Up, Property Crime Down in 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Monday released five annual criminal justice reports that show violent crime overall up by 1.5 percent and property crime down by 2.1 percent statewide over 2016. The reports, as well as raw data supporting each report, can be accessed via the...

AQMD: Air Quality Unhealthy Tuesday for Sensitive SCV Residents

Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley Tuesday, according to an alert from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in the SCV with heart disease,...

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1925 - Actor Harry Carey files patent on the original 160-acre Saugus homestead he'd purchased in 1916 (now Tesoro Del Valle) [story]
1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
Stay out of the water at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County until further notice and avoid eating fish from the lake due to the presence of blue-green algae.
Algae in Pyramid Lake at ‘Danger’ Level – Keep Out
1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
The CTG Stars teenage summer workshop production of "Shrek: The Musical, Jr." takes the stage at the Canyon Theatre Guild in Old Town Newhall for two final performances on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
July 14-15: CTG Stars Teen Workshop Stages ‘Shrek: The Musical Jr.’
The William S. Hart Museum will host an open house and summer fun event for kids on Thursday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 19: Open House, Summer Fun Event for Kids at Hart Museum
College of the Canyons will accept an additional 500 students to its First-Year Promise program for the fall 2018 semester, an expansion made possible by funding from a new state program called California College Promise.
COC to Accept 500 More First-Year Promise Students
The city of Santa Clarita invites residents to explore the newest exhibit at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Art Space -- “Urban Objects” by artist Aaron Kramer, on display now through October 2.
‘Urban Objects’ by Aaron Kramer on Display at Town Center Art Space
Bank of Santa Clarita announced Friday that for the second quarter of 2018, earnings again reached record levels, as net earnings totaled $867,000, a 91 percent growth over its earnings for the second quarter of 2017.
Bank of Santa Clarita’s Earnings Continue to Grow Significantly
Los Angeles County voters may soon be asked to vote on a new "parcel" tax to be levied on private property owners' "impenetrable areas" -- everything from rooftops to driveways -- to help pay for the capture of recyclable stormwater runoff.
Supes Float New Tax on Roofs, Driveways, Patios
In an effort to keep property crime in the Santa Clarita Valley low and help residents protect their valuables, the city of Santa Clarita and the SCV Sheriff’s Station have partnered to bring a new public safety campaign to the city called 'The Stolen Collection.'
Don’t Let Your Items Become Part of ‘The Stolen Collection’
The California Air Resources Board and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have approved emissions modifications for the last remaining Volkswagen vehicles containing undisclosed software which deliberately shut down emission control equipment.
CARB, EPA OK Final VW Diesel Modification to Kill Illegal ‘Defeat Devices’
Vince Fernandez cranked a three-run homer to give the Lancaster JetHawks a lead, but the bullpen and defense couldn’t hold on in an 8-4 loss to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Thursday night at LoanMart Field.
Series Finale Slips Away from JetHawks
A coalition of 13 Attorneys General including California's, along with the California Air Resources Board and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, submitted a letter to the U.S. EPA Friday demanding the immediate reinstatement of the Glider Rule for high-polluting trucks.
AG’s Demand EPA Reinstate ‘Glider Rule’ for High-Polluting Trucks
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, July 17, starting at 9:30 a.m.
July 17: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Santa Clarita Valley International, a free public charter school serving learners in grades TK through 12, has welcomed veteran educator Farnaz Kaufman as its new School Director, and she will welcome visitors on SCVi’s Prospective Family Night on Thursday, July 19.
July 19: SCVi Open House, Meetup with New Director
1884 - Hardison & Stewart start drilling Star No. 1 oil well in Pico Canyon; later form Union Oil Co. [story]
The Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series continues Friday, July 13, with Jim Gibson.
July 13: Jim Gibson Takes Stage at Valencia Jazz & Blues Series
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation presents its latest Recreation After Dark at William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall with an evening showcase of music and dance featuring the Sue Rey and the Runarounds.
July 28: Sue Rey & the Runarounds at Hart Park
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The JetHawks turned Rancho Cucamonga’s historic 15-game win streak into history with a 6-2 win over the Quakes on Wednesday night at LoanMart Field. The streak was the longest in the franchise’s history.
JetHawks End Quakes 15-Game Winning Streak
The city of Santa Clarita has been, and continues to be, committed to helping those experiencing homelessness in our community.
City Invites Community to Review Draft of Plan to Address Homelessness
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Saturday, July 14, in the city of Santa Clarita in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.
July 14: LASD Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation
A Light of Hope is excited to announce a new partner with New Global Adventures, who will bring their event expertise to organize and host the 5th annual Be The Light 5K/10K fundraiser on Sept. 29.
Sept. 29: Be the Light 5K, 10K Night Run/Walk
Two notable judges were selected for the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) Art Classic Gala to be held on Sept. 29, from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Hart Hall at the historic Hart Park in Newhall. A free public viewing is on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Santa Clarita Artists Association Selects Judges for September Gala
The Valley Industry Association will be holding a luncheon, Tuesday, July 17, at 11:45 a.m. at the Valencia Country Club, located at 27330 No. Tourney Road, 91355.
July 17: VIA Luncheon to Discuss Whittaker-Bermite
The Dodgers' versatile home run leader Max Muncy has powered his way into the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 16 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
Dodgers’ Muncy Powers Way into Home Run Derby; Stripling Named NL All-Star
Their gift is their song and this one's for you, when Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band presents the ultimate Elton John tribute show as part of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union.
July 14: Concerts in the Park Continue with Elton John Tribute Band
Local restaurant Le Chène French Cuisine has announced they will be hosting Murder Mystery Dinner in their alluring banquet room this summer.
Aug. 25: Le Chène Murder Mystery Dinner
CHICAGO - The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the city of Santa Clarita by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
City Recognized for Governmental Accounting
On a daily basis, law enforcement personnel are the first to arrive at the scene of a medical emergency. Many of these patients are suffering from opioid overdose emergencies and require immediate assistance.
McDonnell Addresses Opioid Epidemic
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station conducted saturation patrol around the SCV Wednesday.
Deputies Make Felony, Misdemeanor Arrests During Patrol
1900 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph establishes Newhall exchange; SCV gets first phone [story]
The Master's University men's golf team has released the fall portion of its 2018-19 schedule and will navigate a diverse grouping of courses before winter break.
TMU Releases 2018-19 Men’s Golf Schedule
Experimental composer Coleman Zurkowski (MFA Music 14) bridges the gaps between jazz, dub, psych-rock, and electronic music on his new album "Zero."
CalArts Alum Coleman Zurkowski Releases New Album, ‘ZERO’
Through CSU Fully Online, California State University undergraduate students have the opportunity to take one free fully-online course offered at another CSU campus every term, moving them one step closer to earning a high-quality degree.
CSU Students Can Now Take More Fully-Online Courses Every Term
The Lancaster JetHawks fell behind by four in the first inning and were unable to make it close in a 6-1 loss to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Tuesday night at LoanMart Field.
JetHawks Can’t Stop Streaking Quakes