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1931 - Season's first major storm deposits 9 inches of snow in Newhall, 10 in Saugus [story]
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Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – December 2019
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

2019 – A Year in Review The city of Santa Clarita continues to be a forward-thinking city, providing residents with the resources and amenities that make Santa Clarita a great place to raise our families. 2019 was a year that did not disappoint in achieving that goal. From new pedestrian bridges...

City Manager Ken Striplin: How to Prepare for Emergencies
Monday, Dec 2, 2019

With the recent Saddleridge and Tick fires, preparing yourself and your family for emergencies should be a top priority. With thousands of Santa Clarita residents being forced to evacuate within a moment’s notice during the Tick fire, it was an unfortunate reminder that in Southern California,...

Nobody Asked for This | Commentary by Renee Kennedy
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019

Every school shooting is a tragedy. Beyond their common elements, however, there are differences, and in the case of Santa Clarita, collateral suffering that may be less obvious — and a lot more difficult for many to accept. * * * Growing up, I was taught always to practice compassion and forgiveness...

COC: Delivering on the Promise of Opportunity
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

In the fall of 1969, College of the Canyons opened for its first term of classes. Thirty-one faculty members taught 735 students in the late afternoons and evenings Hart High School, which the college used that first year before moving into portable buildings at the current Valencia campus. Our first...

Mayor Marsha McLean: Santa Clarita Community is Saugus Strong
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean’s “Saugus Strong” editorial was first published in The Signal on November 20, 2019. The events of Thursday, Nov. 14, are indescribable. Immeasurable pain and devastation fill the hearts of everyone in our community as we continue to mourn lives lost...

City Manager Ken Striplin: The Dangers of Vaping
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, we gathered medical experts, deputies, educators, addiction counselors and more, to share with parents and students the dangers of vaping. The theme of this year’s Parent Resource Symposium was “Head in the Clouds: Truth about Vaping,” and it was definitely...

Mayor’s Monthly Message: Light Up Main in November 2019

The city of Santa Clarita is known for hosting some pretty spectacular events. The Cowboy Festival, Concerts in the Park and the Santa Clarita Marathon have been community favorites for decades. However, our unofficial kick-off to the holiday season event has only been around for six years and already...

AB 5: Answer to Employee vs. Contractor? | Commentary by Carl Kanowsky, Esq.
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019

Carl Kanowsky, Esq. In the employment law field, everyone’s talking about AB 5, the new law that’s supposed to address all the confusion about who is and who isn’t an independent contractor. You remember how, in April 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Dynamex case. That...

Don’t Let Student Aid Filing Scare You
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019

Some people see college financial aid as something scary. And not because the application period opens in the same month as Halloween. They find the application process intimidating, if not overwhelming. But when it comes to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the...

Pick Your Medicare Plan Online
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Just a reminder that Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period starts Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, 2019. This is the time of year when you can change how you get your Medicare coverage, switch health and drug plans, and add or drop Medicare prescription drug coverage. So, it’s important that you...

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1931 - Season's first major storm deposits 9 inches of snow in Newhall, 10 in Saugus [story]
1931 snowfall
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on Thursday announced its 2020 Executive Committee, which will help lead the Chamber as it begins a new decade and looks to its centennial in 2023.
SCV Chamber Sets 2020 Executive Committee, Business Councils
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang will start hiring Real Property Appraisers as of Monday when the official job filing for the positions will open at 12:30 p.m. (PT).
LA County Hiring Real Property Appraisers
A construction worker suffered serious injuries and remains in critical condition after he fell one story from the roof of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Pavillion Thursday morning.
Worker in Critical Condition After Fall from Hospital Roof
Santa and Ms. Claus will visit the Vincenzo’s Pizza – Newhall restaurant for photos with kids of all ages in a fundraiser for AvenuesSLS.org on Saturday, December 14, from noon to 5 p.m.
Dec. 14: Photos with Santa, AvenuesSLS Fundraiser at Vincenzo’s
The city of Santa Clarita’s Environmental Services Division has planned, coordinated and implemented programs during 2019 designed to make the city more "green."
Green Santa Clarita: 2019 By the Numbers
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, December 17 meeting starting at 9:30 a.m.
LA County Supervisors – December 17 Meeting Agenda
The Los Angeles Rams on Thursday named Andrew Whitworth (pictured above) as its nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide.
Rams Name Whitworth Team’s Nominee for NFL Payton Award
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita City Council invite residents to celebrate the holiday season with their friends and neighbors as the Jingle Bell Jamboree returns to the Newhall Community Center on Friday, December 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec. 20: Jingle Bell Jamboree at Newhall Community Center
During their organizational meeting held Wednesday, Newhall School District Board members re-elected Sue Solomon as their board president for 2020.
Sue Solomon Re-Elected Newhall School Board President
For his exceptional contributions to advancing open education around the world, James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean of Learning Resources at College of the Canyons, received the President’s Award for Excellence at the 2019 Open Education Global Conference.
COC Dean James Glapa-Grossklag Recognized for Leadership
Castaic School Board members held their annual organizational meeting on December 12 and elected officers and representatives for 2020.
Castaic School Board Elects 2020 Officers, Reps
The Selection and Interview Committees of the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative has chosen local veteran Ernesto Trevizo, his wife Alyssa, and their two children, Sonny and Zachary, as the recipients of a new home valued at $500,000.
SCV Veteran, Hart Grad Ernesto Trevizo, Family Awarded $500K Home
Starting Jan. 11, most Santa Clarita businesses will see a nearly 40% increase to their monthly waste-disposal services amid global changes to the recycling industry that are prompting waste-management companies to ask for trash rate adjustments.
City Council OK’s Trash Rate Hike as China Refuses Most U.S. Recyclables
The process for how local organizations receive grant funding for arts programs and services for the community from the city of Santa Clarita could soon change with the implementation of a peer panel with outside arts experts.
City Council Discusses Peer Panel for Arts Grants Program
The Nov. 14 Saugus High School shooting, the shootout in New Jersey and even the reported sighting of a man dressed like the Grim Reaper near a local synagogue, prompted sheriff’s Capt. Robert Lewis to invite Jewish leaders for a sit-down chat Thursday to discuss concerns and reassure them that safety remains his top priority.
Hooded Figure, Shootings Prompt Meetup with Captain Lewis and Jewish leaders
The city of Los Angeles sued the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday over a shift in flight patterns for planes departing Hollywood Burbank Airport that has dramatically increased noise levels for residents and businesses.
LA Sues FAA Over Jet Noise at Hollywood Burbank Airport
Express Employment Professionals, along with its franchise location in Santa Clarita, has donated $10,000 to Carousel Ranch.
Carousel Ranch Receives $10K Donation from Express Employment Professionals
Dozens of carolers’ voices filled the streets neighboring Duane R. Harte Park in honor of Gracie Muehlberger, a victim of the Saugus High School shooting, during the “Caroling with Gracie” event that spread holiday cheer while also giving back to students in need.
Community Goes ‘Caroling with Gracie’ Muehlberger
1900 - Automobile Club of Southern California founded; first car in SCV appeared 1902 [story]
Auto Club Topper
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges that they filed false reports and committed perjury relating to traffic stops made in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2016.
SCV Deputies Allegedly Fudged Traffic Tickets Written to Other Cops
The College of the Canyons softball program invites all former Cougars to participate in the 2020 alumni game being held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Whitten Field.
Jan. 18: COC Softball Alumni Game
The weather in the Santa Clarita Valley in December is usually crisp with plenty of warm sun. Now is a great time to set up a plan to maintain your landscape through the winter or make a big change for the new year – like removing your lawn in favor of more colorful and water-efficient alternatives.
Dec. 14: SCV Water’s Basics of Lawn Removal Gardening Class
A man identified by investigators as the driver of a Ferrari that slammed into a utility pole on Bouquet Canyon Road early Thursday morning, injuring himself and knocking down the pole, has been cited and released by sheriff’s deputies.
Ferrari Driver Slams into Bouquet Canyon Utility Pole