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1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]

Soccer Team ‘United’ Against Breast Cancer, Wins Photo Contest
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017

Santa Clarita United’s Girls 04 Soccer Team bested 30 teams in Coast Soccer League’s Breast Cancer Awareness Photo Contest and was honored Saturday with a celebration fit for a professional sports team. The photo, which garnered attention and admiration from around the soccer community, depicts the...

Sept. 9: AYSO Debuts Santa Clarita United, Local Chapter’s Club Program
Thursday, Sep 7, 2017

The Santa Clarita Valley’s chapter of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is set to debut the Santa Clarita United, their competitive club soccer program, on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The United program is AYSO’s official club program offering competitive teams with leading edge training...

Local AYSO Selects New Regional Commissioner
Monday, Mar 6, 2017

Roland Harmon The Board of Directors of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 678 which services Newhall, Valencia, and Stevenson Ranch, has selected Roland Harmon as its Regional Commissioner for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Mr. Harmon shall replace outgoing Region 678 Commissioner Gordon...

AYSO Castaic Appoints Community Leader as New Regional Commissioner
Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016

Pastor John Richard, new Regional Commissioner of AYSO 1441 The Board of Directors of the Castaic branch of the American Youth Soccer Organization, or AYSO, has announced the selection of John Richard to lead the organization as Regional Commissioner. Mr. Richard succeeds Bryan Cunningham who led the...

Valencia United Boys Take Home Title at AYSO Western States Championships
Monday, Mar 23, 2015

Pictured AYSO Region 678 (Valencia) Boys U10 Extra (left to right): Top row – Assistant Coach Fernando Escala, Coach Christian Lopez, Middle row – Thomas Galarneau, Gage Fritz, Julian Escala, Carlo Lopez, Nathan Mendelyan, Braden Krusey, Jordan Saravia Bottom row – Charles Thurman, Pierce Marchant What...

Local AYSO Names New Commissioner
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015

Gordon Schaffner The Board of Directors of the Newhall, Valencia & Stevenson Ranch branch of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) has announced the selection of Gordon Schaffner as Regional Commissioner for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Mr. Schaffner succeeds Louis Chevalier who led the program...

AYSO Expanding Challenge Club Program in SCV
Friday, Feb 6, 2015

AYSO Section 10, which serves the Santa Clarita Valley, as well as communities from the San Fernando Valley as far north as Fresno, has announced the section-wide expansion of the AYSO “Challenge” Club Program, which was first launched in 2014 exclusively by AYSO 10S Santa Clarita Regions 46 (Saugus)...

Nonprofit AYSO Soccer Kicks Off in SCV
Friday, Apr 11, 2014

[News Release] – The Board of Directors of the Newhall, Valencia & Stevenson Ranch branch of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) has announced the introduction of their new Valencia United (VU) Club Program, bringing AYSO Club soccer to Santa Clarita for the 2014 fall season. AYSO...

AYSO Welcomes Players with Disabilities
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013

The Newhall, Valencia & Stevenson Ranch region of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) has added an adapted soccer program for players with disabilities called the VIP (Very Important Player) Program. Starting this fall, Region 678 players four years and older who have a disability that...

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1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
1863 - Gen. Edward F. Beale loans money to A.A. Hudson and Oliver P. Robbins to erect toll house in Newhall Pass [story]
toll house
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