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1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
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LOCAL NEWS
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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On Saturday, Oct. 23, SCV Sheriff Station J-Team deputies will be hosting a "Drug Take Back Day" between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in front of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Oct. 23: SCV Sheriff’s Station Hosting “Drug Take Back Day”
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 15 new deaths and 1,227 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,989 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Begins Administering COVID Vaccine Boosters for All Three FDA-Approved Vaccines to Residents; SCV Cases Total 36,989
As you walk along the River Village Park Trail at Duane R. Harte Park, you can now enjoy nature and a story at the same time.
Santa Clarita Public Library Debuts ‘Trail Tales’ Literary Adventure at Duane R. Harte Park
The total number of anti-Asian hate crimes within Los Angeles County rose 76% in 2020, according to a report released Wednesday.
L.A. County Anti-Asian Hate Crimes See 76% Increase in 2020
Residents in unincorporated Los Angeles County were told Thursday to ignore a recent notice concerning home registry from the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, according to officials in Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office.
County ‘Rental Property’ Notice Sparks Homeowner Confusion
Classified employees within the Saugus Unified School District are now showing their COVID-19 vaccination verification or undergoing weekly testing to work in the office.
Classified School Workers Undergo COVID-19 Vaccine Verification
Californians age 70 and older may continue to renew their driver’s licenses online or by mail through Dec. 31, 2022. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation to extend this temporary rule.
Californians 70 and Older Can Renew Driver’s Licenses Online Through 2022
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and DC, today unveiled plans to add yet another record-breaking coaster—WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage—to its unparalleled thrill ride lineup.
Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Record 20th Coaster WONDER WOMAN Flight of Courage
Smells of Filipino food wafted outside the Newhall Community Center as a welcome for attendees of the Fil-Am Association of Santa Clarita Valley, “Pistahan at Bayanihan” (Festivities and Community) Cultural Festival.
Community Leaders Celebrate Filipino Culture, History
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene is returning to his former home of Stevenson Ranch Saturday to meet local kids and give out free baseball cleats.
SCV Native, Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Hunter Greene Offering Free Cleats for Local Kids
1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
grave markers
Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk, (R-Santa Clarita), delivered a second letter Thursday to ensure accountability on a state-funded COVID-19 testing lab.
Wilk Demands Newsom Admin to Halt Auto-Renew Of No-Bid Contract for Valencia Testing Lab
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 27 new deaths and 1,167 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,924 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 36,924; L.A. County Ready to Administer Additional Boosters
Aglaia Mortcheva has spent over 20 years working in animation, from Comedy Central to Nickelodeon and FOX, and is eager to share her insights on turning cartoons into characters people care about as a professor in California State University, Northridge’s animation program in the Department of Art.
CSUN Welcomes Longtime Nickelodeon Animator as Art Department Professor
The city of Santa Clarita’s Volunteer Engagement Program is pleased to partner with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit Council and the SCV Nonprofit Leaders Network for the 2021 Nonprofit Symposium.
City Inviting Area Nonprofits to 2021 Nonprofit Symposium
The end of the season approaches as the Santa Clarita Valley football teams are officially over halfway done with league play.
Week Nine Foothill League Roundup for Trinity, Santa Clarita Christian, Castaic
After a year of virtual celebrations, the only zooming that will be done at the College of the Canyons Fall 2021 Science Talk Star Party will be through actual telescopes.
Oct. 29: COC’s Fall Star Party Returns to Canyon Country Campus
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students, including Sujin Kim from California Institute of the Arts, winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards competition.
CalArtian Among 17 Winners of Student Academy Awards
Seventeen employees were honored as the Classified Employees of the Year Wednesday night at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board meeting.
Hart Governing Board Recognizes Classified Employees of the Year
Hundreds of Santa Clarita teens gathered on Sunday, Oct. 17, to join actor-influencer Eric Artell in kicking off the “ASMD Baby Food Challenge,” a social media challenge created to raise awareness for local toddler Damian Markham and Wylder Nation Foundation. 
Baby Food Challenge Kicks Off Locally for Terminally-Ill SCV Toddler
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Buckweed Fire
Family Promise Santa Clarita in partnership with Williams Homes, And HomeAid LA, will break ground on their new local resource center. 
Family Promise To Break Ground On New Resource Center
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 31 new deaths and 1,267 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 36,859 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Vaccines for Sports Viewing; 36,859 Total SCV Cases
College of the Canyons freshman cross country runner Danielle Salcedo has been named the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) Female State Athlete of the Month for September.
COC Cross Country Star Named CCCSIA Athlete of the Month
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