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1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
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EPA Poised to Deregulate Contaminant Found in SCV, Elsewhere
Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly decided to drop regulation of a water contaminant that’s been linked to brain damage in infants, though agency officials deny a final decision has been made. Perchlorate is a chemical compound that has been found to cause IQ damage in young children....

March 8: Public Meeting on Status of Whittaker-Bermite Cleanup
Friday, Mar 3, 2017

An opportunity to learn the status of the clean-up at the Whittaker-Bermite site. Reports from the Department of Toxic Substance Control and the Department of Public Health will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. The meeting is being held by the Whittaker-Bermite Citizens’...

Nov. 2: Whittaker-Bermite Citizens Group Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016

The Whittaker Bermite Citizens’ Advisory Group (CAG) will meet Wednesday, November 2. The meeting will be from 7-9 pm at the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church at 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road (at Espuella Road). The CAG is a group of community members who are concerned about the cleanup of the Whittaker...

Cleanup Crew Reports Progress on Whittaker-Bermite Site
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016

Federal, state and local officials took part in a tour of the Whittaker-Bermite cleanup site Wednesday, discussing progress and cleanup plans for which officials hope to gain federal approvals. Read the full story [here].

Explosions Scheduled for Whittaker-Bermite Site
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

File Photo [DTSC] – The California Department of Toxic Substances Control  is overseeing upcoming activities to safely and effectively destroy Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) at the former Whittaker Bermite facility located at 22116 West Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. DTSC is the...

Bermite Cleanup Oversight Group to Meet
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

The Whittaker-Bermite Citizens’ Advisory Group (CAG) will meet Wednesday, July 6. The meeting will be from 7-9 pm at the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church at 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, at Espuella. The CAG is a group of community members who are concerned about the cleanup of the Whittaker-Bermite...

Appeals Court: Whittaker Can Bill Feds for Bermite Cleanup Costs
Monday, Jun 13, 2016

(CN) — A defense contractor responsible for cleaning up pollution at a facility where most munitions manufacturing was done under contracts with the U.S. military can seek cost recovery from the government, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday. Whittaker Corporation manufactured and tested munitions for...

March 4: Whittaker-Bermite Cleanup Oversight Meeting
Monday, Feb 23, 2015

The Whittaker Bermite Citizens’ Advisory Group (CAG) will meet Wednesday, March 4. The meeting will be from 7-9 pm at the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church at 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road (at Espuella Road). The CAG is a group of community members who are concerned about the cleanup of the Whittaker...

Road Rant
Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014

When I’m driving from the northeastern part of Santa Clarita on the 14 and heading to COC, I’ve got a choice of routes, and none is short or quick. The vaunted cross-valley connector has become a near maze of stoplights that seem ill-timed with each other. I could take Soledad Canyon Road and all...

July 2: Whittaker-Bermite Citizens Group Meeting
Monday, Jun 23, 2014

The Whittaker Bermite Citizens’ Advisory Group will meet Wednesday, July 2. The meeting will be from 7-9 pm at the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church at 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road (at Espuella Road). The CAG is a group of community members who are concerned about the clean-up of the Whittaker Bermite...

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1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Bill and Winifred Hart
The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert in the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday - Friday, due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV
Faith Community Church plans to welcome hundreds of its Newhall neighbors to celebrate Christmas at its annual “Festividad for Christ” event Saturday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dec. 17: Faith Community Church’s Annual ‘Festividad for Christ’
Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation is collaborating with the Los Angeles Clippers and Jr. Clippers to provide our participants additional benefits, including youth basketball at the Castaic Sports Complex.
Youth Basketball Returns to Castaic Sports Complex
For the past 35 years, Canyon Theatre Guild has entertained the community with their annual holiday show.
Canyon Theatre Guild Presenting Broadway Musical ‘White Christmas’
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is warning parents and caregivers about the potential health risks associated with several recalled children’s toys, clothes, and other products.
Public Health Warning Parents of Children’s Products Recall Due to Lead
Sheriff Robert Luna arrived Monday at the Hall of Justice and held his first news conference on the front steps.
Sheriff Robert Luna Sworn Into Office
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, announced Tuesday she will provide up to $1 million in discretionary funding to boost law enforcement services in unincorporated areas in her district.
Barger Dedicates $1M in Discretionary Funds to Help Deter Holiday Crime
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday no additional deaths and 81 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with 10 additional deaths and 3,125 new cases countywide.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: 81 New SCV Cases
1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Wm. S. Hart
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center at Bella Vida is launching its Annual Appeal Campaign to raise much needed funds for the Center.
SCV Senior Center Announces Annual Appeal Campaign Launch
Community members are invited to enjoy "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914," a play based on a true story when camaraderie prevailed on the battlefield in 1914.
Dec. 7: ‘All is Calm’ at The Soraya on CSUN Campus
Nearly 14.8 million Californians now have a REAL ID – an increase of 198,814 from the previous month – according to Department of Motor Vehicles data.
Homeland Security Extends REAL ID Deadline Another Two Years
The Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps is asking the community to consider taking part in their Adopt a Family and Adopt a Senior Programs this holiday season.
Salvation Army Seeks Donations for Adopt a Family, Senior Programs
The Women's Council of Realtors Santa Clarita Network installed their new Governance Board at Embassy Suites in Valencia on Friday.
Women’s Council of Realtors Installs New Governance Board
The city of Santa Clarita is pleased to announce that informational meetings have been scheduled for those organizations interested in applying for 2023-24 Community Development Block Grant fundin
City Announces Community Development Block Grant Now Available
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a business meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the University Center, UCEN Room 301 on the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons.
Dec. 7: COC Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Trees and shrubs provide clean air, add depth and dimension to the landscape, and enhance neighborhoods with colors and textures.
Dec. 10: Free Gardening Class Highlighting SCV Trees, Shrubs
Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit Finally Family Homes is seeking donations to ensure college-aged foster youth are remembered for the holidays.
Finally Family Homes Seeking Donations for Holiday Gift Drive
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday one additional death and 253 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with 29 additional deaths and 10,089 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 94,000; Deaths Rise to 518
1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
Wayside
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
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is looking for your ideas and opinions in deciding what to feature in the museum being installed in the Pardee House at Heritage Junction in Newhall.
Help SCV Historical Society Create a Museum at the Pardee House
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