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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4


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Pavement Rehab Project Prompts State Route 14 Lane Closures
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, PALMDALE, LANCASTER – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close portions of SR-14 for a pavement rehabilitation project to improve the condition of the lanes and create a smoother ride for motorists. Closures began Monday, March 4 and will go through to Saturday,...

Late Night Car Fire Ignites 4-Acre Blaze on 14 Freeway
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

Firefighters extinguished a fire off the 14 freeway that sparked after a car engulfed in flames ignited brush off the shoulder of the northbound lanes. “A vehicle ran over a mattress on the freeway and the car caught fire,” said Supervising Fire Dispatcher Ed Pickett. “The car was on the right...

Infant Killed, Four Injured in Early-Morning Acton Crash
Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Photo: KTLA Three children and one adult from Los Angeles were airlifted from the 14 freeway in Acton Thursday morning after a fatal solo-vehicle rollover crash. The crash was reported around 6:20 a.m. Thursday morning, south of Ward Road, according to a California Highway Patrol report. Karen Adams,...

Granada Hills Brush Fire Chars Three-Quarters of an Acre
Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Nearly five dozen Los Angeles firefighters controlled a three-quarter of an acre brush fire in Granada Hills Sunday afternoon that prompted the closure of San Fernando Road, authorities said. Photo by Rick McClure No one was injured and no structures were threatened in the blaze, which was reported around...

Sept. 16: Funeral to be Held for Caltrans Worker Killed on 14 Freeway
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016

Funeral services for Caltrans worker Jorge Lopez, who was killed on the 14 freeway earlier this month, have been arranged for Friday. The services will be held September 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the city of Sylmar. Motorists should expect 15 to 30 minute delays on local streets for the procession of Caltrans...

Overturned Big Rig Prompts Full Closure Of 14 Freeway, Backs Up Traffic
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

An overturned big rig carrying a load of apples prompted a full closure of the southbound 14 freeway at Escondido Canyon Road early Wednesday morning, blocking traffic for hours. The collision on the Highway 14 that occurred at approximately 3:59 a.m. Wednesday morning was cleared up by 8:09 a.m., according...

Arroyo Seco Teacher on Bike Struck, Killed by Hit & Run Driver
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a car Wednesday afternoon on Placerita Canyon Road, just east of the 14 Freeway. The cyclist was identified as 53-year-old Rod Bennett of Valencia, the band director and math teacher at Arroyo Seco Junior High School. “Rod Bennett was a beloved teacher, mentor...

Suicidal Man Survives Jump from SR-14 Bridge
Monday, Mar 14, 2016

A man who reportedly jumped off the southbound 14 freeway onto Via Princessa in Santa Clarita shortly before 9 a.m. Monday survived the fall, and has been transported to a local trauma center with minor injuries, authorities said. The unidentified victim, described only as a male adult, appeared to have...

Northbound SR-14 Reopens After Wind-Related Closure
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015

[KHTS] More than a 100-mile stretch of the northbound 14 Freeway that was shut down due to high winds in the Antelope Valley has been reopened as of 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. On Tuesday at approximately 2 p.m., the California Highway Patrol issued a traffic advisory in Antelope Valley, closing all lanes of...

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1876 - California oil industry born as CSO No. 4 in Pico Canyon becomes state's first commercially productive oil well [story]
Pico No. 4
1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire
After news reports detailing sexual assault allegations against a Newhall massage therapist on Sept. 2, a half-dozen additional victims have come forward, according to sheriff’s investigators.
Additional Victims Come Forward in Newhall Massage Therapist Sexual Assault Investigation
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, welcomed news of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto of Assembly Bill 616 on Wednesday.
Newsom Vetoes Agricultural Worker Union Elections Bill Opposed by Wilk
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 32 new deaths and 1,238 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,524 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving their booster doses at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Announces Pfizer Booster Available to Eligible Residents; 35,524 Total SCV Cases
Yair Haimoff, SIOR and Randy Cude of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., are pleased to announce a recent 71,874-square-foot ground lease located in Valencia, CA.
Spectrum CRE Completes Ground Lease with Tenant In-N-Out Burgers
Los Angeles County announced it is now administering Pfizer booster third doses after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in several population groups. The CDC also recommended a booster dose for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.
County Begins Administering Pfizer Booster to Eligible Residents
1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]
Sanford Lyon
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital are once again urging those eligible to get vaccinated, as the hospital is experiencing a marked influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said Thursday.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Hospital Admittance Up 50%; SCV Cases Total 35,477
A “significant amount of smoke” from the Windy and KNP Complex fires northeast of Bakersfield in the Sequoia National Forest have entered the Los Angeles area, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the U.S. National Weather Service Los Angeles.
Hazy SCV Skies from Sequoia Forest Fires
Spookiness is on its way to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
Scarecrow Alley Coming to Old Town Newhall
The Chiquita Canyon Landfill Technical Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss updates at the Val Verde landfill.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill Health Report Nearing Final Process
Following a record-breaking event in 2020 – Soup for the Soul will once again be presented virtually in 2021.
Tickets Now on Sale for Bridge to Home’s 2021 Soup for the Soul Virtual Fundraiser
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Evening of Remembrance event will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 29, beginning with a Walk of Remembrance at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m.
Community Invited to Annual Evening of Remembrance
College of the Canyons is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougar football during the 2021 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s game vs. Palomar College free of charge.
Cougars Football Continuing with Community Invite Tradition
The Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society is excited to announce its annual leading fundraiser of the year — Relay For Life - will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Westfield Town Center Mall, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 2: American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
At least one person was reported wounded in a shooting in Newhall Wednesday night, prompting a response from law enforcement and medical personnel.
Newhall Shooting Sends One Person to Hospital
Are you ready for a “Partea”? Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration will be held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Oct. 9: Circle of Hope’s 17th Annual Tea Celebration
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond proudly recognized Betty Reid Soskin, a pioneering Bay Area civil rights activist and the oldest living National Park Ranger serving in the United States, as an Ambassador to California Education on her 100th birthday.
Betty Reid Soskin Named California’s Newest Education Ambassador
The Mojave Area California State Parks  recently announced status updates for public use.
Status Updates Released for Mojave Area State Parks
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Women's Club
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission approved the installation and operation of a Verizon wireless communication facility that will expand wireless coverage in the city’s center. 
Verizon Wireless Facility Approved By Planning Commission
State Senator Scott Wilk is honoring four Hispanic community leaders to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Wilk Honors Local Hispanic Community Leaders
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 41 new deaths and 1,750 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,403 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Nursing Facility Numbers See Decline; Santa Clarita Cases total: 35,403
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