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1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]

City Adds More Street Sweeping for Fall, Winter
Monday, Oct 14, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita increased the frequency of street sweeping throughout the city on Monday for the fall and winter seasons. Sweeping will take place every week, following trash pickup days, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The change is made each fall and winter to remove leaves and other...

City Emergency Page Tracks SCV Impacts of Saddleridge Fire
Friday, Oct 11, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita website’s emergency page is keeping local residents up to date on school and road closures and other impacts of the Saddleridge Fire. Here’s what’s happening on the emergency page as of Friday mid-afternoon: Update 3:21 p.m. CHP reports that southbound lanes...

City Seeks Input on Housing, Community Development
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

What are the most pressing issues affecting housing, infrastructure and services offered in Santa Clarita? The city invites residents to participate in the annual Housing and Community Development Needs Assessment Survey. Results are used by the city to help determine how to best allocate Community Development...

City Council: New Sales of Flavored Tobacco Temporarily Banned

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...

Local Residents Encouraged to Take Part in Santa Clarita Library’s Survey
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019

The Santa Clarita Public Library is requesting resident feedback through their community survey during the month of October. Feedback from the survey will be used to guide the Library’s future strategic plan. Community members can access the survey at santaclaritalibrary.com through Oct. 31, 2019,...

‘Party of Five,’ ‘Good Trouble,’ ‘This is Us’ Now Filming in SCV

The city of Santa Clarita has released the list of what is filming in the SCV for the week of Monday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Filming this week includes: · “Party of Five” – Television Show · “Good Trouble” – Television Show · “68 Whiskey” –...

Oct.17: Great California ShakeOut

On Thursday, Oct.  17, at 10:17 a.m., join millions of Californians in the Great California ShakeOut. ShakeOuts are earthquake preparedness drills that remind us what we need to do when the earth begins to shake. The drill is also an opportunity for the community to review emergency preparedness plans...

Oct. 10: Arts Commission Regular Meeting

The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold its regular meeting, Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include spotlights on the Major Impact Theater and Santa Clarita Master Chorale, as well as an update on the Arts Master Plan, which addresses the community’s increasing culturally...

Agendas: October 8 City Council Special, Regular Meetings
Monday, Oct 7, 2019

The Santa Clarita City Council has posted its agendas for special and regular meetings on Tuesday, October 8 at City Hall. The special meeting, to start at 5:15 p.m., will be a closed session in Council Chambers, followed by councilmembers’ conference in the Century Room with legal counsel regarding...

City Stages ARTober Events for Arts & Humanties Month
Friday, Oct 4, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita is celebrating ARTober in October, a month-long arts extravaganza in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month. Santa Clarita community members are invited to participate in a variety of arts and humanities-related events. ARTober will bring enriching cultural events to Santa...

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1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
The city of Santa Clarita increased the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the city on Monday for the fall and winter seasons.
City Adds More Street Sweeping for Fall, Winter
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 15 meeting starting at 1 p.m.
Oct. 15: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Due to the amazing generosity of a local resident, the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has been chosen to preside over the selection of a local veteran who is to receive full title to a family residence in the near-in portion of the Canyon Country area.
Donor to Give $500K Canyon Country Home to SCV Veteran
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Healthcare Forum at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, October 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Oct. 15: Chamber to Host Healthcare Forum at COC
Thanks to the efforts of California Senator Scott Wilk and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, College of the Canyons received $397,000 in state funding necessary to begin planning much-needed renovations to Boykin Hall.
COC Receives State Funds to Renovate Boykin Hall
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 153 into law, ensuring California law is in full compliance with changes to federal law regarding the cultivation of industrial hemp, Senator Scott Wilk, 21st Senate District representative and the bill's author announced Monday.
Newsom Signs Wilk Hemp Bill, Vetoes Doggie Donor Blood Bill
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP results show William S. Hart Union High School District students continuing to outpace their peers county- and state-wide.
CAASPP Results: Hart District Students Maintaining Excellence
Firefighters continued battling the Saddleridge Fire over the weekend as wind speed decreased, and the blaze was 43% contained as of 7 a.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Saddleridge Fire Now 43 Percent Contained
Thousands of pet lovers and hundreds of their furry friends flocked to William S. Hart Park on Sunday to celebrate their love for animals at the 19th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair.
Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair Affected by Saddleridge Fire
Building on the state’s efforts to support its immigrant communities, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills on Saturday to help foster a more inclusive state and create new opportunities for immigrants to contribute to our society.
Newsom Signs 4 Bills to Prevent Discrimination, Foster Inclusion
California will become the first state to ban the use of private prisons under legislation signed Friday by Governor Gavin Newsom.
California Bans For-Profit Prisons, Immigrant Detention Centers
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a package of gun control bills that expands gun violence restraining orders and limits residents from buying more than one semiautomatic rifle in a month.
Newsom Signs Package of Tighter Gun Control Laws
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
Bob Walk
1876 - Town of Newhall founded at Bouquet Junction (moved 2 years later to present location) [story]
Campton store
1915 - Name of Surrey post office & town changed (back) to Saugus [story]
Surrey Inn
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. has announced the unfortunate cancellation of its 17th Annual Duck Dash - Rubber Ducky Festival on Saturday due to the rapidly growing fires and poor air quality.
Dixon Center Cancels Duck Dash-Rubber Ducky Festival
Santa Clarita Valley residents awoke Friday morning to news of the Saddleridge Fire, one of the most destructive Santa Ana wind-swept fires in recent memory.
Saddleridge Flames Lick at 5, 14 Freeways Friday
The South Coast Air Quality Management District advised Friday afternoon that smoke from Saddleridge Fire has caused unhealthy air quality that affects portions of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Saddleridge Fire Prompts Smoke Advisory for SCV
The city of Santa Clarita website's emergency page is keeping local residents up to date on school and road closures and other impacts of the Saddleridge Fire.
City Emergency Page Tracks SCV Impacts of Saddleridge Fire
As firefighters continued to battle the Saddleridge Fire from Sylmar to Reseda, a brush fire sparked by a car fire in the Newhall Pass diverted some of their attention on Sierra Highway close to where Highway 14 and Interstate 5 meet.
Car Fire in Newhall Pass Friday Morning Sparks Response
The wind-blown Saddleridge fire quickly grew from 15-20 acres to more than 4,700 acres — with zero percent containment — Thursday night into Friday morning, prompting evacuations in the Sylmar, Granada Hills and Porter Ranch areas as an unknown number of homes burned overnight.
Saddleridge Fire Hops I-5 South of SCV; 1 Killed in SFV
California began a new water year Oct. 1 with significantly more water in storage than the previous year thanks to above-average snow and precipitation.
Water Year 2020 Begins with Robust Reservoir Storage
While the Saddleridge Fire is not directly endangering SCV residents as of noon Friday, the wind-blown blaze has far-reaching local effects.
SCV Residents Feel Effects of Wind-Blown Blaze