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2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Buckweed Fire

Caltrans Worker Given Highest Honor After Saving Woman from Burning Car
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016

A Caltrans worker has been given the Governor’s State Employee Medal of Valor Award after he saved a woman from a burning car in Agua Dulce last June. Mark Johnson, an equipment operator, earned his gold medal for rescuing a pregnant woman who had just crashed her car into his Caltrans skip-loader...

Man Arrested After Alleged Kidnapping Near Agua Dulce
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016

A man was arrested after allegedly kidnapping a 2-year-old girl at knifepoint outside of a home near Agua Dulce Monday night. The girl was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for evaluation, said Lt. Bryan Aguilera with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Read the full story [here].

Homicide Detectives Investigate Hanging Death in Agua Dulce
Monday, Jan 4, 2016

[KHTS] Emergency officials were called on Friday to investigate an apparent suicide where a man was found hanging from a bridge in Agua Dulce. The deceased is described as a 63-year-old caucasian male, according to coroner officials. The incident was reported at approximately 11:36 a.m. in the 31000...

2 Airlifted After Driver Reportedly Suffers Seizure
Sunday, Dec 20, 2015

Two people were airlifted after a driver reportedly suffered a seizure and crashed into oncoming traffic Sunday afternoon in Agua Dulce. A total of five people were injured in the crash, two, a husband and wife, were airlifted and three were taken by ambulance, according to Los Angeles County Fire Capt....

Update: Victims of Single-Vehicle Crash Near Agua Dulce ID’d
Thursday, Nov 26, 2015

[KHTS] -Two elderly victims of the single-vehicle crash that occurred on Sierra Highway on Thursday morning have been identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. Raymond Kahoonei, 84, of Saugus, and Chiyo Kahoonei, 82, of Saugus, died on Thursday morning after their vehicle went off...

SCV Camel Trainer Seeks Help After Major Injury
Sunday, Nov 8, 2015

[KHTS] – Family and friends of a Santa Clarita Valley camel trainer who recently broke her neck and back while helping a colleague in Texas are seeking donations to help her return to California via medical transport. Robin Kimberly Orefice had broken her neck at the C-4 level while riding a...

Wanted: Info on Trailer Thefts in Agua Dulce
Thursday, Sep 3, 2015

Palmdale Station Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle used in two trailer thefts that occurred in the Agua Dulce area. On Monday, July 20, 2015, at approximately 5:20 am, an unknown person(s) entered the Agua Dulce Storage facility (11715 Davenport Road, Agua Dulce) in...

Agua Dulce Natives Make It to Next Round of NBC Talent Show
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Wild West Express Wild West Express wowed America’s Got Talent judges Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel and Howard Stern when they flipped, wrapped around and did handstands on running horses last night on America’s Got Talent. “I felt very excited to perform on...

Agua Dulce Winery’s Sierra Hwy. and Santa Barbara Properties For Sale
Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015

A local winery is up for sale again and now includes a parcel in prime Santa Barbara real estate. Agua Dulce Winery and the sister parcel located in Santa Barbara in a popular area known as  the “Funk Zone” are up for $23.5 million, according to the realtor Marcie Hartley. “The owner...

ATV Riders Could Face Fines in Acton-Agua Dulce
Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015

Riding all-terrain vehicles in undesignated areas could get you cited in the Acton-Agua Dulce Area. Although this is a great time of year to ride an ATV, or all-terrain vehicle, keep in mind you must ride in areas designated for these types of vehicles. Every year the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station receives...

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The city of Santa Clarita has increased the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the city through the end of January.
Santa Clarita Increases Street Sweeping Through January
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 33 new deaths and 510 new positive cases of COVID-19, as the Santa Clarita Valley counts 6,809 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 72 deaths from the virus since the World Health Organization declared the pandemic on March 11.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 6,809 Cases in SCV, 290,486 in L.A. County to Date
Fair Oaks Ranch Community School teacher Ken Newton has been named a recipient of a Fall 2020 Teacher Grant from the California Credit Union.
Fair Oaks Ranch’s Ken Newton Wins 2020 Teacher Grant from CCU
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday honored 18 student Academy Award winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 47th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held virtually for the first time
Medalists Revealed in 2020 Student Academy Awards
With only two weeks left before the November election, candidates Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, honed in on their priorities during a virtual forum Tuesday.
Congressional Candidates Talk COVID, Federal Aid, Assembly Bill 5
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a special virtual program titled “ACCESSIBILITY/VISIBILITY: Breaking Down the Barriers for People with Disabilities in Media,” going live October 26 at 5 p.m.
Academy Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups and individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and the East San Gabriel Valley Wednesday, October 21, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Wednesday SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals, Groups
Nearly 300,000 more Americans have died so far in 2020 than in a typical year, with the excess deaths including the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 plus deaths indirectly tied to the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said Tuesday.
COVID-19 Pandemic Blamed for 300K Excess Deaths in U.S.
A group of Black Lives Matter activists who rang Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s doorbell earlier this year were met by her husband holding a loaded handgun.
Black Lives Matter Sues L.A. District Attorney, Husband Over Gun-Pointing Incident
The California attorney general has asked a judge to enforce subpoenas served on the California Republican Party, to order the removal of unofficial ballot drop boxes placed across the state and to turn over the names of voters who used the boxes.
California AG Asks Court to Intervene in Ballot Box Fight With State GOP
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Buckweed Fire
The daily COVID-19 report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health was not available as of deadline Tuesday due to technical issues with the County's system.
Henry Mayo Reports Hospital’s 30th COVID-19 Death
A member of the William S. Hart Union High School District community has tested positive for COVID-19, district officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
COVID-19 Hits Hart District Community
The coronavirus has created at least one unexpected benefit for The Master's University men's golf team.
COVID-19 Precautions Lead to Unexpected Benefit for Mustangs Golf
While the announcement did not take place in a star-studded ballroom of a Beverly Hills hotel, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded California State University, Northridge a total $80,000 to support the university’s film students, with $20,000 specifically designated to help students adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Hollywood Foreign Press Awards CSUN $80K to Help Film Students Impacted By COVID-19
California will not allow Six Flags Magic Mountain and other large theme parks, such as Universal Studios and Disneyland, to reopen until their respective counties enter the least restrictive tier under the state’s metrics, officials announced Tuesday.
Magic Mountain, Large Theme Parks to Remain Closed Under CA’s New Reopening Guidelines
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang released the 2020 Annual Report, reflecting growth and increases in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property countywide. The report includes an updated ranking of the County’s 88 cities, including the highest valued cities and those with the highest percentage change from the prior year.
County Assessor: Pre-COVID Data Shows Santa Clarita Top Five Highest Valued Cities
A two-vehicle crash took down a traffic light in Santa Clarita late Tuesday morning.
Two-Vehicle Collision Leads to Downed Traffic Light
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board will hold its regular meeting virtually Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 21: Hart District’s Governing Board Virtual Regular Meeting
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Murdewiyanti Finn, 48, of Lancaster, as the woman killed in a traffic collision on Highway 14 in Newhall Sunday evening.
Coroner Identifies Woman Killed in State Route 14 Fatality
For the second year, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel were given the opportunity to trade out their regular patches for pink ones for October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Personnel Take Part in Pink Patch Project
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Tuesday, Oct. 20, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco (75 square miles of SCV) for $33,000, or 69 cents an acre, in a sheriff's sale [story]
souvenir title report
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 1 new death and 923 new positive cases of COVID-19, as the Santa Clarita Valley counts 6,782 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 70 deaths from the virus since the World Health Organization declared the pandemic on March 11.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Nearly 300K Cases in L.A. County, 6,782 in SCV So Far