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1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
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SCV Water Honored for PFAS Water Treatment Plant
Thursday, Jun 17, 2021

SCV Water’s quick and proactive response to removing per, and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in its groundwater supply received top honors as the Best Environmental Project from the American Public Works Association (APWA), High Desert Branch. “It’s an honor that our ambitious PFAS treatment...

SCV Zonta Club Honors Carmen Sarro Award Winner
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Sheril Porter, Winner of the Carmen Sarro award Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley honored the latest winner of the Carmen Sarro award during their 36th annual Women in Service celebration last Saturday. This year, Sheril Porter from Single Mothers Outreach was honored with the Carmen Sarro Award. Porter...

Academy Awards Rules Approved for 90th Oscars
Friday, Apr 7, 2017

The Academy’s Board of Governors approved Oscars® rules and campaign regulations for the 90th Academy Awards® at their most recent Board meeting on Tuesday, March 28. For the first time, nominations voting in the Animated Feature Film category will be opened up to the entire eligible voting membership....

Caltrans’ QuickMap App Wins Innovation Award
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017

Pictured from left to right- Sherilyn Hammond: Public Sector Partners, Inc. Director, Events and Logistics, Lori Staffler: Caltrans/IT/ Information Technology Solutions Division (ITSD), George Akiyama: Chief Information Officer, Caltrans/Information Technology Division, Paul Allen: Caltrans/IT/ITSD/Custom...

Henry Mayo Receives Stroke Gold Plus Award
Monday, Jun 6, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, Henry Mayo has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate...

Single Mothers Outreach Receives $4,000 Donation
Friday, Jun 3, 2016

LBW Insurance and Financial Services in Santa Clarita has earned a “2016 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award” for its community work with Single Mothers Outreach, an award that includes a $4,000 donation to the nonprofit. The award includes a $4,000 donation to Single Mothers Outreach...

Sulphur Springs School District Selected for Honor Roll Status
Friday, May 20, 2016

Sulphur Springs Union School District announced Friday that their school district has been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as one of 13 public school districts in California to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll School...

2nd Grade Mountainview Teacher Earns SUSD’s Top Honor
Friday, Apr 1, 2016

Saugus Union School District announced Mountainview Elementary’s Jayme Rutter as the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Rutter has been teaching second grade at Mountainview for 11 years; she has been with SUSD for 12 years. “Mrs. Rutter personifies everything we look for in a teacher,” said...

Entrepreneur, Domestic Violence Center Announce Business Development Award
Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016

A local Santa Clarita Valley entrepreneur, in partnership with The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley, announced her plans for the “Tree of Second Chances,” a business development award for victims of domestic violence. Jen Gerard of Gerard Cosmetics and Whitening Lightning announced...

Valencia-Based Construction Firm Earns Achievement Award
Monday, Jan 18, 2016

Lundgren Management will receive the 2016 Project Achievement award for K-12 education projects in the $11 to $50 million range. The award, presented by the Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America, will be given at the CMAA chapter’s 24th annual gala April...

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1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
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1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
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1962 - Articles of incorporation filed for Golden State Memorial Hospital on Lyons Avenue [story]
Golden State Hospital
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed the first death due to the West Nile virus for the 2021 season in Los Angeles County. The patient, a resident of the eastern region of Los Angeles County, was hospitalized and died from WNV-associated neuro-invasive disease.
Public Health Confirms First West Nile Virus Death of 2021
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 25 new deaths and 1,823 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 35,090 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. Additionally, Public Health announced that the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to require vaccination verification or a negative test prior to entry to all mega-events and event venues by Oct. 7.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Health Officer Order on Vaccination Verification to be Issued in L.A. County; SCV Cases Total 35,090
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Wednesday that would require developers of various types of residential, commercial and industrial projects to provide public art in private developments in the amount of 1% of the building valuation or pay 1% of the building valuation toward a public art fund.
Supervisors Approve Art Fee for Developments, Barger Abstains
The Santa Clarita City Council received a brief report Tuesday about Camps Scott and Scudder, two Saugus facilities recommended by the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council’s Juvenile Justice Realignment Block Grant Ad-Hoc Subcommittee in May to become the new homes of violent juvenile offenders in Los Angeles County.
City Council Receives Update on Camps Scott, Scudder
A big-rig fire Friday afternoon rapidly grew to a 100-acre brush fire east of Interstate 5 at Vista del Lago Road.
100-Acre Fire Closes I-5 Ramps at Vista del Lago, 0% Contained
During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 19 through 25, the California Highway Patrol will educate the public on the importance of ensuring children are riding in a properly fitted and installed child passenger safety seat.
CHP to Take Part in Safety Effort During Child Passenger Safety Week
The atmosphere on the outdoor patio of the Holiday Inn Express in Valencia was fun and lively during the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Latino Business Alliance’s Hispanic Heritage Month event Wednesday evening.
Latino Business Leaders Celebrate a Growing Community at Hispanic Heritage Month Event
In the same week Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said they’ll be expanding the limitations on deputies drawing their AR-15’s in the field, some Santa Clarita Valley activists said they still want to see more changes to law enforcement policy
LASD to ‘Modify’ Rules for Deputies Drawing Weapons in the Field Following Inspector General’s Report
1879 - First official Newhall School building erected near Walnut & Ninth streets [story]
First Newhall School
CSUN President Erika D. Beck last week greeted the CSUN community — and welcomed students, faculty and staff returning to a partially reopened campus — in her annual Fall Welcome Address on Sept. 10.
CSUN President Sets Tone of Inspiration, Challenge in Welcome Address
One of the toughest decisions a pet owner can face is no longer being able to keep their beloved pet.
County Animal Care & Control Launches Resource for Rehoming Pets
Midway through the 2021 season, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls’ volleyball team finds itself ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division 8.
CIF-SS Ranks Santa Clarita Christian Girls Volleyball No. 1
If the teams are still having trouble figuring out their schemes, right now would be a very good time to turn it around: Foothill League competition starts next week.
SCV High School Football Week Five Preview
Today’s blog is the third and final installment in a series in which I review how the Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control (DACC) has improved its operations over the past 20 years.
Marcia Mayeda Reflects on 20 Years at Animal Care & Control | Third in a Series
Well more than 100 people gathered at the Elks Lodge on Sierra Highway Saturday to enjoy time with friends and family — and raise funds for local charities — during the Elks’ Car & Bike Show.
Elks’ Car & Bike Show Raises Funds for Area Charities
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 165 since the onset of the pandemic, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Henry Mayo Reports 164th, 165th Deaths; SCV Cases Total 35,022
1872 - Mitchell adobe home in Soledad Canyon area first used as schoolhouse; genesis of 1879 Sulphur Springs School District [story]
Mitchell adobe
Students across L.A. County may soon have access to more mental health services with the expansion of the Community School Initiative. 
Student Mental Health Services Expansion To Be Explored County Wide
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes. 
Supervisor Barger To Address Sloan Canyon Traffic Safety
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday confirmed 37 new deaths and 1,930 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 34,936 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Issues New Vaccine Order; 34,936 Total SCV Cases
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
2 Suspects Arrested In Connection To Baskin-Robbins Burglaries
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