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1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
Acton Rooster


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June 29: Hill Hosts Mobile Office Hours in Acton
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

The Office of U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, will be hosting mobile office hours at the Acton/Agua Dulce Library Saturday, June 29, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Constituents are encouraged to stop by and speak with staff about available services, including information about district offices...

May 25: Old Town Newhall Farmers Market 4 Year Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Old Town Newhall Farmers Market will be celebrating their 4 year anniversary this Saturday, May 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Old Town Newhall Library. There will be family fun activities including cake and a petting zoo. En Fuego BBQ will be there grilling up genuine...

June 15: Pathways to Empowerment SC Veteran & Family Mental Health Day

Many people in our community have a parent or other family member who may be a veteran, who is presently deployed overseas, or who has recently returned home from active duty in the military. Each situation can have a tremendous impact on all members of the family. Next month, there will be an informative,...

June 22: Foster Care, Foster-Adoption Parent Resource Meeting
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Foster care and foster-adoption are meaningful ways for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California. Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 200 foster children waiting to be connected...

May 11: Wild for Animals Too/We Hart Animal Art Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

This weekend in Newhall, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control (DACC) will hold a special fundraiser to benefit the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation. Wild for Animals Too: We Hart Animal Art Exhibit and Auction will take place on Saturday, May 11, at 5:00 p.m. at William...

May 4: Live Painting Demo by Skye Amber Sweet at Old Town Newhall Library
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

Skye Amber Sweet artwork. Photo credit Skye Amber Sweet’s Facebook page. Community members will have the opportunity to witness an artist in action as Skye Amber Sweet gives a live painting demonstration on Saturday, May 4, at the Old Town Newhall Library. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m....

Speaker Lineup, Agenda for SCV’s 1st Vegan Fest Announced

The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) VegFest, presented by The Gentle Barn, is excited to unveil the vegan celebrity speaker lineup for Santa Clarita’s first-ever vegan festival. The festival is set to sprout in Santa Clarita on Saturday, May 4, from noon – 9:00 p.m. in Central Park, located at 27150...

May 19: Spanish-Language Tour of Tehachapi Native American Village Site
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

Spanish-speaking docents will be leading a tour of Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park in Tehachapi on Sunday, May 19. Visitation is only permitted on a guided tour, which involves a moderately strenuous 3-hour hike. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with an orientation at the Tehachapi Museum in Tehachapi and...

May 4: Equestrian Poker Ride & Lunch Fundraiser Benefiting Saddleback Park

ETI Corral 138 and the Support Saddleback Committee invite equestrians to come out for a ride on Saturday, May 4, to help fund improvements to the Saddleback Butte State Park equestrian facilities. Elaine Macdonald will lead a 9 mile ride (about 3- hours) on the horse trail and around the back of Saddleback...

SCV Water’s Monthly Gardening Classes for May Announced
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

Spring is in full bloom and your landscape should be, too. With our free May garden class offerings, SCV Water will teach you how to cultivate a thriving landscape with proper plant care and by selecting the right perennials that will add charm to your landscape for years to come. You’ve selected...

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After more than a decade, the Whittaker-Bermite cleanup reached a significant milestone this month as soil remediation efforts in contaminated areas are now complete, according to officials close to the matter.
Whittaker-Bermite Soil Cleanup Complete, Officials Report
Monday's air quality is very unhealthy for all individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and the Los Angeles County Mountains and unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Pomona-Walnut, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, according to an alert from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
SCV Air Quality Very Unhealthy Monday
1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
Acton Rooster
1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
Gaspar de Portola
1884 - Hardison & Stewart start drilling Star No. 1 oil well in Pico Canyon; later form Union Oil Co. [story]
Lyman Stewart
The Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series continues Friday, July 12, with singer-guitarist and series favorite Jim Gibson live on Town Center Drive at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall.
July 12: Jim Gibson to Groove at Valencia Jazz & Blues
The Live Oak Manor rock arch, a landmark for Sierra Highway motorists for nine decades, was moved Friday for the third time in history – only about 75 feet from its old location and still visible from the road.
Iconic Rock Arch Returns to Sierra Highway Frontage
Assembly Bill 392 (AB 392), legislation looking to reduce the number of officer-involved shootings across the state, has received bipartisan support from Santa Clarita Valley lawmakers and now heads to the governor’s desk for approval.
AB 392, Use of Force Bill, Heads to Governor
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, July 16 meeting starting at 9:30 a.m.
July 16 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
A man accused of stealing a Ferrari from a Canyon Country residence and then smuggling meth into the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station accepted a plea deal Thursday.
Canyon Country Ferrari Thief Cops Plea, Gets 2 Years
The Lancaster JetHawks added another crazy comeback to the season on Thursday night, beating Stockton 11-10 after overcoming a seven-run deficit at The Hangar.
JetHawks Pull Off Another Crazy Comeback
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat alert for the Santa Clarita Valley as triple-digit temperatures are forecast for both Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14.
Heat Alert Called for SCV Saturday, Sunday
In separate statements Thursday afternoon, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva ripped the federal ICE deportations of undocumented immigrants slated to begin Sunday and said he was not aware of any FBI probe into Sheriff's Department subgroups, as reported earlier Thursday by the Los Angeles Times.
Villanueva Rips ICE Deportations, Says He’s Unaware of FBI Probe
Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) and the United States House of Representatives voted Friday to pass the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes funding for major priorities in the 25th Congressional District.
House OK’s Defense Bill; Hill Delivers on Local Funding
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce honored local veterans at its ninth annual Patriots Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency on Thursday.
Chamber Honors SCV Veterans at Annual Patriots Luncheon
The Santa Clarita Valley business community supported new city rules aimed at enhancing the area’s “business-friendly” reputation and attracting new jobs before the City Council voted Tuesday to approve the regulations.
City Council OK’s New Jobs Creation Overlay Zone
Air quality Saturday will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to an alert Thursday from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
SCV Unhealthy Air Quality Alert Extended to Saturday
The SCV Water Board of Directors approved expedited testing of treatment options for toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS which were recently found in groundwater in SCV’s service area.
SCV Water Testing Treatments to Remove Toxic Chemicals
When it comes to advocating vital issues affecting the community, from water to transportation and CEMEX, the city of Santa Clarita has turned to Mike Murphy since the beginning.
Mike Murphy Says Farewell to City of Santa Clarita
Louie Gonzalez was identified and taken into custody by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on Thursday as the suspect in a massage parlor robbery case.
Massage Parlor Robbery Suspect Found, Arrested
California utilities will soon be able to access a $21 billion state insurance policy to settle wildfire-related lawsuits and liabilities under legislation approved Thursday by lawmakers.
Lawmakers OK Wildfire Liability Fund for California Utilities
The Lancaster JetHawks opened a homestand after a six-game road swing, losing 15-2 to the Stockton Ports at The Hangar on Wednesday night.
JetHawks Drop Homestand Opener to Ports
A Trump administration-approved logging project in Los Padres National Forest will destroy habitat for endangered California condors and elevate wildfire risks for local communities, conservation groups say in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Feds Sued Over Logging Project OK’d in Condors Habitat