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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]


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Oct. 8: Breast Cancer Awareness Forum at Henry Mayo
Monday, Sep 30, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will provide a free educational forum in the Henry Mayo Education Center on Tuesday, October 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Titled “Know Your Lemons Inside and Out,” the forum will be an opportunity for attendees to learn...

Oct. 1: Wildcat Volleyball ‘Claw Out Cancer’ Event to Aid Circle of Hope

The 2019 West Ranch High School girls’ volleyball team will host its annual “Claw Out Cancer” match and fundraising event at the school’s gym on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, beginning at 3 p.m. The event will raise funds for the girls’ volleyball program and for Circle of Hope...

Oct. 2: Smith to Present $450K Check to Senior Center
Friday, Sep 27, 2019

California Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) will visit Bella Vida, the Santa Clarita Senior Center, to present a check to the center for $450,000 on Wednesday, Oct. 2, the 38th Assembly District’s Senior Appreciation Day. The day’s activities at Bella Vida from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m....

Swan Center Outreach Seeks Donations to Fund Move

Swan Center Outreach, a 501c3 nonprofit organization currently located in Castaic, must secure a facility for its horses, programs and operations by October 1. A new facility has been found, but additional funds are required for its purchase as well as the move. The center partners with horses to offer...

SCV Nonprofits Among Providence Hospital Grant Recipients
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

Celebrating the power of partnership, the three Providence hospitals in the Valley came together this week with leaders from 23 nonprofit groups to encourage networking. The goal was to work with one another to improve the health of the greater community. These organizations were recipients of 2019 Mother...

Henry Mayo’s Giving Campaign Raises More than $1M for New Patient Tower

On Wednesday evening, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital employees gathered at The Canyon to celebrate a milestone in Henry Mayo’s Employee Giving Campaign, a fundraising effort launched three years ago supporting construction of the hospital’s new patient tower, scheduled to open late October. The Employee...

Red Cross Sets SCV Blood Drives in September, October
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

Donating blood is a popular way for people to give back to their communities and potentially save lives, and the

Moore Makes Donation for Wellness Center Books

William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board Member Dr. Cherise Moore has donated the funds necessary for the two Wellness Centers in the District to buy positive affirmation self-help books. “For me, the idea of the Wellness Centers started with a belief that it is important to provide...

Trike Derby Peels Out for Child & Family Center

Martin and Company Tax and Wealth Advisors emerged as the winners of the third annual Trike Derby to raise funds for the Child & Family Center on Saturday at Wolf Creek Brewery. The derby was sponsored by Valencia BMW and organized by Robert and Kim Grass of the Child & Family Center, a nonprofit,...

Dixon Health Center in Val Verde Burglarized Twice in a Month

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center’s Val Verde location was broken into during the early morning hours of August 29 and September 22, and the burglar or burglars stole office equipment from a detached office separate from the main clinic. The estimated value of the items stolen on both occasions...

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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
The National Weather Service on Friday afternoon issued a high wind watch for the Santa Clarita Valley from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.
High Wind Watch Saturday Night to Sunday Morning
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 22 meeting starting at 1 p.m.
Oct. 22 Meeting Agenda – LA County Supervisors
The next regular meeting of the North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Board of Directors is set for Monday, October 21, at 1 p.m.
Oct. 21: North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Regular Meeting
Tickets are now on sale for the Youth Project's 13th Annual Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em fundraising poker tournament, to be held at the Valencia Country Club on Saturday, November 2, starting at 5 p.m.
Nov. 2: Youth Project ‘Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em Poker Tourney
Author Michele Singer Evans will sign her new book "Island of Zarada: The Larimar Quest" at Barnes & Noble in Valencia on Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m., and the public is invited to join her.
Oct. 20: Michele Singer Evans Book Signing at Barnes & Noble
Construction has commenced at the new Orchard Medical Center on Orchard Village Road in Valencia, CBRE announced.
Walls Tilted Up for New Orchard Medical Center
Downed power lines in Newhall sparked a small fire and left more than 1,880 people without electricity, between Lyons Avenue and the southern edge of the Newhall Pass, Friday afternoon.
Downed Power Lines Spark Small Fire, Power Outage in Newhall
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 16 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 46th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills Thursday night.
AMPAS Honors Winners of 2019 Student Academy Awards
Local sheriff’s detectives, investigating the break-in last month of a home in Stevenson Ranch, tracked their suspect to Bakersfield where they arrested one man, seizing guns and drugs in the operation.
SCV Detectives Track Burglary Suspect to Bakersfield, Seize Guns, Drugs
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation’s William S. Hart Regional Park, in cooperation with the Friends of Hart Park, will present the Hart Bookstore & Collectors Flea Market at the Newhall park on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 26: Collectors’ Flea Market at Hart Park
A Val Verde citizens’ group that sued the county over its decision to grant Chiquita Canyon Landfill an operating permit saw its case dismissed in court.
Court Tosses Val Verde Group’s Lawsuit Over Chiquita Canyon Landfill
Emergency road work to repair a water-damaged stretch of Newhall Ranch Road wrapped up Thursday evening about 7:45, city of Santa Clarita spokesperson Carrie Lujan said Friday morning.
Newhall Ranch Road Reopened After Water Main Break, Repairs
Saugus Union School District officials discussed how they once again increased scores on the statewide assessment testing over the previous year, and also how to close achievement gaps found in certain students.
Saugus School District Sees Improvement in State Test Scores
California is expected to experience a drier than average winter, according to an outlook published by federal climate experts Thursday.
Feds Predict Warmer, Drier Winter 2019-2020 for California
Amid a revived legal challenge over the storage of nuclear waste and public doubts over the safety of the decommissioning process of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved demolition Thursday of the iconic Southern California nuclear power plant.
San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant OK’d for Demolition
Marking the 30th anniversary of the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake and its devastation to buildings, bridges, freeways and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California officials on Thursday launched a long-awaited statewide warning system that will send cellphone alerts before earthquakes.
California Gets Earthquake Warning System 30 Years After Loma Prieta
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
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New Medicare Plan Finder tool helps you pick your Medicare plan online.
Pick Your Medicare Plan Online | Commentary by Greg Dill
David Kuck, who was hired as head coach by the Canyons Aquatic Club two years ago, is now suing the swim club for wrongful termination, alleging he was fired for blowing the whistle on crimes implicating the late child sex crimes suspect Jeremy Anderson.
Former Coach Sues Canyons Aquatic for Wrongful Termination
Preliminary, university-wide data shared by California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White indicated that four- and six-year graduation rates for first-time students and two- and four-year rates for community college transfer students continue to increase and have reached all-time highs.
Study Indicates Grad Rates for First-Time, Transfer Students at All-Time Highs
Lancaster Sheriff's Station detectives in collaboration with the Lancaster Appreciation Program (LANCAP) arrested 4 suspects for armed robbery.
Suspects in Alleged Robberies from Mojave to SCV Arrested
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who was serving as chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, died Thursday morning. He was 68.
Hill: Cummings ‘Friend, Adviser, Leader’
SIMI VALLEY — College of the Canyons won its second tournament of the week on Wednesday, this time narrowly topping runner-up Santa Barbara City College by three strokes to remain undefeated and extend its conference win streak to 16 events.
Lady Cougars Narrowly Top Santa Barbara City College