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1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
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Dozens Mourn Teens, Young Adults Who Died of Drug Overdoses (Video)
Monday, Aug 26, 2013

A standing-room-only audience attended the second annual Action Drug Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil at the Action Family Zone in Santa Clarita Friday night. More than 110 Santa Clarita Valley residents gathered for two hours to remember loved ones and friends who have died of drug overdoses...

Tuesday’s Symposium on Drug Trafficking is Cancelled
Monday, Jul 22, 2013

An educational drug seminar organized by Action Family Counseling, which was scheduled for Tuesday, has been cancelled, officials said Monday. A DEA official who was going to speak on the dangers of heroin, and specifically, a heroin-trafficking group targeting the Santa Clarita Valley, was not able...

Deputies Talk Teen Issues at Action Forum
Friday, Jun 28, 2013

Photo: Gabby Seratti/KHTS Action Family Foundation officials hosted Wednesday Keep Me Informed, a panel and discussion on issues facing Santa Clarita Valley teens. “There was a group of about a hundred people, mostly parents but some younger people, who were very interested in the discussion,” said...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, June 13, 2013
Thursday, Jun 13, 2013

In this episode: A man whose body was found Tuesday night in a Saugus parking lot has been identified; In collaboration with the local sheriff’s juvenile team, the Action Family Zone will hold the first of many educational meetings geared toward parents of teens starting June 26th. Also: Waterslides,...

Action Hosts Monthly Workshops on Susbstance Abuse

The Action Family Foundation is hosting a panel and discussion with the local sheriff’s juvenile team about teen issues in our community on June 26. “We’re all excited about it,” said Cary Quashen, president and founder of the Action Family Zone Youth Center. This is the first of many educational...

We Need Your Help in This Fight
Friday, Mar 1, 2013

I truly love this city and want to make sure your quality of life, your safety and your comfort are well provided for.  That is why it saddens me when I learn about the death of one of our young people as a result of drugs. Since my days in the LAPD, and now as your mayor, I am continually reminded...

SCV’s Opiate-Related Deaths on Rise for 3rd Year
Thursday, Dec 27, 2012

A Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s official reported Thursday that the number of opiate-related deaths has risen for the third straight year. “There are 15 confirmed (drug-related deaths)  by the Coroner’s Office, and I’ve got four that are awaiting confirmations,” said Bob Wachsmuth, a longtime...

SCV Teens ‘Tell It Like It Is’ at Drug Symposium
Sunday, Dec 2, 2012

The J-Team’s Bob Wachsmuth and Bill Velek set up their display of drugs and paraphernalia. A standing-room-only audience of about 150 Santa Clarita Valley residents and community leaders packed the ACTION Family Zone in Canyon Country to hear about drug abuse in the SCV from the teens’ perspective...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012

In this episode: Santa Clarita Valley teens and young adults will get a chance to tell their side of the story at a forum on drug abuse; Road rage lands a Newhall man behind bars; Detectives arrest the man suspected of beating of an elderly man on a Santa Clarita City bus earlier this month. Also: The...

Monday, Oct 22, 2012

Recent statistics reveal that heroin-related deaths have doubled in 2012 compared to last year, according to local law enforcement officials. There have been 14 opiate-related deaths this year, according to Bob Wachsmuth of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Juvenile Intervention Team. ...

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1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health again confirms the highest daily number of new cases and people hospitalized with COVID-19.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations Continue to Surge; 10,201 Total SCV Cases
Are your plants growing slower than you would like? Feeling a little frustrated? The health of your plants depends on the soil they’re planted in and the fertilizer you use to help them grow!
SCV Water Takes On Proper Soils, Fertilizers at Next Virtual Gardening Class
After imposing a temporary ban on outdoor dining, Los Angeles County health officials have to prove in court how it poses a significant risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to a county judge’s ruling Wednesday.
L.A. County Ordered to Provide Proof Outdoor Dining Poses COVID-19 Risks
Some Santa Clarita Valley residents were without power Thursday morning, while others remained under consideration for power shut-offs amid Red Flag conditions.
Red Flag Conditions Prompt SCV Power-Shutoffs
The Los Angeles County Probation Department is the recipient of a one-year, $356,615.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to monitor high-risk, repeat DUI offenders.
County Probation Receives Grant to Monitor High-Risk DUI Offenders
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new regional stay-at-home order Thursday, aimed at getting residents to stay home as much as possible in areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 surge for at least three weeks, with L.A. County on track to be placed under the order in the coming days.
New Regional Stay-at-Home Order Issued for California
JCI Santa Clarita, a premier young professional organization in the community, is partnering with our local WiSH Education Foundation to present the First Annual Virtual WiSH Run starting Friday, Jan. 1 - Saturday, Jan 9.
JCI Santa Clarita, WiSH Foundation Partner for Inaugural Virtual WiSH Run
(CN) — Real estate developers who promised to fund a nonprofit dedicated to preserving 90% of a 270,000-acre property north of Los Angeles are violating a 12-year-old pact by cutting their quarterly conservation payments, environmental groups claim in a new lawsuit.
Tejon Ranch Accused of Violating Pact to Fund Conservation
The city of Santa Clarita encourages interested residents to apply for several positions serving on the Arts Commission; the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission; the Planning Commission; and the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel (FAAP).
Santa Clarita Seeking Local Residents for Appointment Vacancies
GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care professionals, is launching this week in Santa Clarita.
GreenPal Lawn Mowing App Launches in Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation (SCVEF) is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a virtual Teacher Tribute on Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 4: SCV Education Foundation’s Virtual Teacher Tribute
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 40 new deaths and 5,987 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the total number of Santa Clarita Valley residents diagnosed with the virus topped 10,000.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Record Hospitalizations in L.A. County; SCV Total Cases Top 10K
In response to the current surge of COVID-19 cases, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is suspending in-person outdoor programs in accordance with the county's Nov. 30 "Safer At Home" Health Officer Order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
L.A. County Parks Halt In-Person Outdoor Programs Due to COVID-19 Surge
The California Interscholastic Federation or CIF has postponed youth sports competitions including championship events until at least Jan. 1, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases statewide.
CIF Postpones Education-Based Athletics into 2021
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and more than 50 other lawmakers are demanding answers from Bank of America surrounding the state Employment Development Department’s latest problem: the freezing and draining of unemployment benefits in EDD accounts.
Lawmakers Demand Answers from Bank of America on Draining of EDD Accounts
Noah Michael Englerth of Castaic has been missing a month, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help locating him.
Missing: Noah Englerth of Castaic; LASD Asks Public’s Help
With a multiday Red Flag warning issued throughout Southern California, multiple parts of the Santa Clarita Valley remained under consideration for power shutoffs Wednesday.
SCE Warns of Power Shutoffs, State Readies Fire Resources
Santa Ana winds are forecast to return this week, bringing another fire weather watch to the Santa Clarita Valley after thousands across the region faced power shutoffs on Thanksgiving.
Santa Ana Winds Return, SCV Under Fire Weather Watch
A spokesman for the William S. Hart Union High School District confirmed Tuesday a food services worker “participating in meal service on (Nov. 23-24) at Golden Valley High School has since tested positive for COVID-19.”
Hart District Confirms GVHS Food Worker Diagnosed with COVD-19
1972 - Five wounded in Vagos biker gang shooting at Curtis & JoAnne Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon [story]
Darcys 49er
SCV Water ongoing communication efforts surrounding per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals were honored with a PRism Award from the Public Relations Society of America – Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA).
SCV Water’s PFAS Community Outreach Earns Top Honors
What is the most effective way for the city of Santa Clarita to allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding?
Residents Encouraged to Provide Input on 2021-22 Community Needs Survey