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1949 - Fatal crash of light plane in Haskell Canyon sparks 3,500-acre brush fire [story]
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Aug. 27: Historical Societies of SCV, SoCal Team Up to Tackle Story of Notorious Pioneer
Monday, Jul 11, 2016

The Historical Society of Southern California and the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society present: The Jenkins Brothers:  An Eye to the Substantial Saturday, August 27, 2016 • 2:00 p.m. Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St., Santa Clarita   For 80 years, from the 1850s to the 1930s, Charles...

Dozens Mark 88th Anniversary of Dam Disaster
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016

Dozens embarked on a trip back in time Saturday to 88 years ago when one of the world’s worst civil engineering disasters killed hundreds of people. Alan Pollack, president of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society, along with historian Phillip Scorza and Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel, president...

Knight Bill Would Protect 70,000 Acres; Establish St. Francis Dam Monument
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015

U.S. Rep. Steve Knight introduced legislation Wednesday that would place nearly 70,000 acres above Castaic Lake into “wilderness” and declare the St. Francis Dam site in San Francisquito Canyon a national monument. Knight’s HR 3153, the “Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial and Castaic...

March 28: Symposium on St. Francis Dam Disaster
Monday, Feb 16, 2015

It was the second largest disaster to ever occur in the recorded history of California. Its aftermath was steeped in controversy, some of which remains to this day. The St. Francis Dam ruptured unexpectedly (some would say otherwise) just before midnight on March 12, 1928, sending a huge wall of water...

CSUN Grad Student Memorializes Victims of 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster
Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

[KHTS] – A California State University, Northridge grad student has completed of a master’s thesis on the memorialization of the Santa Clarita Valley’s St. Francis Dam Disaster of 1928. Ann Stansell, of Los Angeles, an anthropology and public archaeology student, spent three years compiling...

Keys to Successful Lobbying
Sunday, Jul 6, 2014

A lobbyist is a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest. This is what I do four days a year. I’m not a professional lobbyist, and I don’t get paid for what I do. But I believe certain things need to be protected, and I try to convince members of Congress that it...

New Owner Bulldozes 1913 Newhall School Building
Friday, Jul 4, 2014

All that’s left of the historic schoolhouse is in some roll-off bins. What used to be the only remaining part of the 100-year-old, two-story wooden Newhall School building is gone, and Historical Society officers are none too happy. According to a source familiar with the property at 24514 Kansas...

Santa Clarita Library Friends Celebrate Local Authors
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

Members of the public had a chance to meet and chat with nearly three dozen local authors Saturday at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library. The “Celebration of Local Authors” was sponsored by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library.   [SEE THE PHOTOS & LIST OF PARTICIPANTS]

Jan. 18: Meet the Authors at Canyon Country Library (Video)
Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014

[KHTS] – In an effort to promote local authors and their work, the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library are hosting their inaugural “Celebration of Local Authors” event on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library. The free event will feature...

Feb. 23-24: Authors to Discuss, Sign Local History Book
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013

Local authors Dr. Alan Pollack, Kim Stephens and E.J. Stephens released their new book, “Legendary Locals of the Santa Clarita Valley,” in September 2012 as part of the “Legendary Locals” series put out by Arcadia Publishing. The authors are coming to Santa Clarita libraries next...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 20 new deaths and 1,351 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 18 new cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases Near 1,200 Per Day, 18 New SCV Cases
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was "wrong" to have returned to the field at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, to celebrate the team's Game 6 World Series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night -- after he had tested positive for COVID-19.
MLB: Turner ‘Wrong’ to Take the Field After Positive COVID-19 Tests
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has filed a lawsuit against 3M Company, Chemours, DuPont and several other companies for their roles in introducing toxic chemicals into the local water supply.
SCV Water Sues PFAS Makers Over Toxic Chemicals in Local Water
Saugus High School teacher Jim Klipfel, one of five California Teachers of the Year for 2021, has also been chosen to represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year competition in the spring.
California Names 2021 Teachers of the Year; Saugus High’s Klipfel to Nationals
Washington, Oregon and Nevada have joined California’s COVID-19 vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, which will independently review the safety and efficacy of any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA for distribution.
Western States Join California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Review
The Santa Clarita Public Library will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a variety of activities all November long.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Santa Clarita Library
The Los Angeles Dodgers won Game 6 of the 2020 World Series, besting Tampa Bay 3-1 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday night.
Dodgers Win 2020 World Series; Stadium Team Stores to Open Thursday
The Santa Clarita City Council celebrated the opening Tuesday for its newest “transit-friendly” facility at Vista Canyon in Canyon Country, alongside officials from Metrolink and Metro, or the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
City Council Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Vista Canyon Structure, Metrolink Station
The Sulphur Springs Union School District governing board is set to discuss the reopening plan for the California State Preschool Programs during their virtual meeting Wednesday night.
Sulphur Springs to Discuss Preschool Reopening
Dr. Sharon Langenbeck, a longtime member of Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, was installed as Zonta International President for the 2020-22 biennium on July 17, 2020.
SCV’s Sharon Langenbeck Installed as Zonta International President
1949 - Fatal crash of light plane in Haskell Canyon sparks 3,500-acre brush fire [story]
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The city of Santa Clarita celebrated not one but two milestones Tuesday at the Vista Canyon development.
City Celebrates New Vista Canyon Development with Groundbreaking, Ribbon-Cutting
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 29 new deaths and 1,586 new cases of COVID-19, including 7,185 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
L.A. County Public Health: Uptick in COVID-19 Cases ‘Cause for Concern’
Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH is issuing a Health Advisory for private gatherings and public celebrations advising Los Angeles County residents that the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission at such celebrations is high based on the increasing rate of COVID-19 community transmission in Los Angeles County.
Health Advisory Issued for Private Gatherings, Public Celebrations
Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a joint meeting with the Associated Student Government via Zoom video conferencing Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m., followed by the adopted budget workshop.
Oct. 28: Santa Clarita Community College District Joint Virtual Meeting with ASG
College of the Canyons has been ranked nationally No. 22 and 26 in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine for enrolling the largest number of Hispanic students and granting the most degrees, respectively.
COC Among Top 100 National Community Colleges for Hispanics
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold a virtual meeting Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 9:00 a.m.
Oct. 28: Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee Virtual Meeting
Santa Clarita-based landscaping firm Stay Green Inc. is proud to announce it has been awarded three Bronze Awards of Excellence by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
Santa Clarita-Based Stay Green Nationally Recognized for Excellence
Following recent clashes between Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the board is set to vote Tuesday on a motion aimed at removing the sheriff.
Supes Expected to Discuss Options for Removing Villanueva
In light of the impact the pandemic is having on Halloween, SCV Adventure Play Foundation is taking a new approach to a family-friendly Halloween hang time on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SCV Adventure Play Foundation to Host Virtual, Family-Friendly Haunted House
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places.
Hart Science Teacher on Initial NASA SOFIA Flight that Verified Water on Moon
A collision involving a car and a bicyclist occurred on the westbound side of Highway 126 and the eastbound side of Main Street in Piru, just after 5:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Collision Kills Bicyclist on Highway 126
SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol is launching a new education and enforcement campaign to reduce the number of crashes caused by impaired drivers in California.
CHP Launches Campaign to Reduce Impaired Driving
Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Program, California Task Force-2, will continue providing international urban search and rescue services as part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) disaster response efforts.
LACoFD Awarded USAID Agreement to Continue International Search & Rescue Efforts