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S.C.V. History
October 24
1992 - Dedication of Santa Clarita's first Metrolink station (Santa Clarita Station) [brochure]
Santa Clarita Metrolink grand opening brochure

Inert Cluster Bomb Causes Scare in Newhall
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies and bomb squad detectives have removed an inactive cluster bomb that was delivered to an army-navy surplus store in Newhall on Wednesday. Captain Roosevelt Johnson of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station said the device was inert. Santa Clarita...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, July 18, 2014
Friday, Jul 18, 2014

Santa Clarita Sheriff Station responded to a suspicious looking package Friday morning in Valencia. The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is investigating a string of Stevenson Ranch burglaries. Santa Clarita Transit is launching a new route that is set to make travel faster and easier for passengers. The...

Woman Clears SCV Sheriff Station Lobby with ‘Bomb’ Box
Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014

A woman entered the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station lobby Wednesday at about 1 p.m. with a small cardboard box from a manufacturer labeled “explosives.” The contents of the box were still sealed in what appeared to be factory packaging.  The woman claimed she found the box in a storage...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012

Sheriff’s deputies were investigating a report of a grenade found in an apartment complex in the 24100 block of Newhall Ranch Road on Thursday at about 12:45 p.m. “An apartment was being cleaned out, and a grenade was seen inside the location, so airing on the side of safety, an Arson and...

‘Suspicous Package’ Turns Out to be Empty Box
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012

The suspicious package found near gas pumps at the Shell gas station at Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway was X-rayed by sheriff’s Arson and Explosives personnel and found to be an empty box. The gas station has been reopened. At 12:56, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies responded...

Bomb Scare at City Hall Snarls Morning Traffic
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012

Photo: Elliot Cohen for SCV News Santa Clarita City Hall was evacuated Wednesday morning after city employees discovered a suspicious box, officials said. They erred on the side of caution and called the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who then dispatched the bomb squad, according City...

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012

Sheriff and Fire Department personnel responded Saturday morning to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital to check out a reported bomb scare that proved to be a false alarm. Sgt. Sam Soehnel of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said staffers at the Valencia hospital “erred on the...

Deputy Checks Out Car, Finds Homemade Bomb
Friday, Jan 27, 2012

A Newhall man was released from San Fernando Superior Court on Wednesday after spending two days in jail for possession of a homemade bomb. Kyle Todd Laser, 20, was arrested early Monday morning when a sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at the end of Santa Clara Street. According...

Sunday, Nov 6, 2011

Hungry spectators who flocked to the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall’s food court after Sunday morning’s Santa Clarita Marathon were inconvenienced by a Starbucks patron who apparently didn’t know how to use a trash can. Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department...

Bomb Squad Destroys Device on Valley Street
Saturday, Aug 27, 2011

Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad destroyed a dry ice bomb that had been discovered Saturday afternoon in Newhall. Deputies established a perimeter around the device and shot two rounds from a pellet gun into it at about 6:15 p.m. Neighbors  had spotted teenagers...

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1992 - Dedication of Santa Clarita's first Metrolink station (Santa Clarita Station) [brochure]
Santa Clarita Metrolink grand opening brochure
1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]
Southern Hotel
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