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1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
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HOA Manager Named for Five Knolls Development
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

[Associa PCM] – Associa Professional Community Management is looking forward to a prosperous 2016 after coming off a year in which 15 new local community associations chose the firm as its managing agent. To further enhance client growth opportunities this year, PCM partnered with Brookfield Residential,...

Golden Valley Road Extension and Park Now Open
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015

A pair of ribbon-cuttings were held Saturday morning for the official opening of the long-awaited Golden Valley Road extension and the opening of the new Golden Valley Park. The Golden Valley Road extension creates a connection from Newhall Ranch Road to Bouquet Canyon Road via Plum Canyon Road. “One...

Home Shoppers Check Out Five Knolls in Saugus
Monday, Jul 13, 2015

More than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s “Discover Day” at Five Knolls, a 494-home community that’s being built between Bouquet Canyon and Soledad Canyon roads by Brookfield Residential in conjunction with four other award-winning builders. The potential home shoppers viewed modern...

Brookfield to Preview Five Knolls Master Plan Saturday
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015

Five Knolls by Brookfield | Click image to enlarge WHAT: Discovery Day – first look at Five Knolls, new 247-acre, master planned community in Santa Clarita (formerly known as Keystone)   WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.   WHERE: Where Newhall Ranch Road meets Golden Valley Road. From...

Irvine Builder Buys 119 of 499 Lots in Future Plum Canyon Subdivision
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Keystone/Five Knolls project area | Click image to enlarge [TRI Pointe Homes] – TRI Pointe Homes Southern California announced the acquisition of 119 lots in Santa Clarita, Calif., expanding the company’s offerings in Southern California. The new neighborhood, “Grayson at Five Knolls,” will...

Keystone Developer Posts Earnings
Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014

Keystone by Brookfield | Click image to enlarge Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. announced its financial results Tuesday for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014. The results are based on U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”). “Building on our...

Hearing for CC Infill Housing Project Postponed 1 Month
Monday, Mar 18, 2013

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission hearing for a revision to a previously approved Canyon Country housing project, initially slated for Tuesday, has been postponed until April 16 at the developer’s request. Original story follows.   Click image to enlarge A residential community of 499...

Builder Seeks Time to Fill Gap Between Saugus, CC
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

A residential community of 499 homes is on the books to fill the gap between the Bouquet-Plum intersection in Saugus on the north, and the west end of Ermine Street in Canyon Country on the south. The development project would tie together the city’s Golden Valley Road portion of the cross-valley...

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Homicide Investigators are continuing their investigation of the circumstance surrounding an unknown cause of death in Canyon Country, officials said Wednesday. 
LASD Update Info Regarding Body Found Near Camp Plenty Tuesday
A handful of celebrities, social media influencers and now hundreds of local business owners and community members have joined in to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to save a Santa Clarita boy’s life.
To Save A Boy’s Life, Celebrities And Community Come Together
1876 - D.G. Scofield forms California Star Oil Works, hires Alex Mentry to drill in Pico Canyon [story]
Pico oil rigs
Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is spreading awareness during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by sharing ways the community can help.
County Shares Ways to Help the Elderly During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A body was found under the Soledad Canyon overpass in Canyon Country on Tuesday, prompting a call to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives.
Homicide Detectives Investigating Body Found in Canyon Country
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: California Officially Moves ‘Beyond the Blueprint’; 28,061 Total SCV Cases
The necessity of passing federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal eviction was examined at length Monday during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing.
House Panel Takes Up Bill Blocking Evictions in National Emergencies
California lawmakers passed a record $267 billion budget bill Monday that boosts spending on programs designed to fight climate change, prevent wildfires, build affordable housing and stimulate the economy with direct payments to taxpayers.
California Lawmakers Send $267 Billion Budget to Newsom’s Desk
Family, friends and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department gathered at Fire Station 131 in Palmdale Tuesday morning for a ceremony to honor firefighter Tory Carlon, who was killed earlier this month.
Flag Ceremony Honors Fallen Firefighter Tory Carlon
Medical examiners identified a body found across the street from the Castaic Lagoon as that of Marlon Francisco Menjivartorres, 35, of Castaic.
Coroner Identifies Body Found Near Castaic Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials announced plans this week for a private flag ceremony and memorial service — both of which will be livestreamed for the community to watch — in honor of the firefighter killed in the Station 81 shooting on June 1.
Flag Ceremony, Memorial Service Planned for Firefighter Killed in Station 81 Shooting
In an announcement released on Monday, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, reported that he had secured $20 million in federal funding for the district to be included in pending legislation, with some of the money heading toward the Santa Clarita Valley if the bill is approved.
Garcia Announces $20 Million Planned for Transportation Services in District
Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.
Hart District Classified Staff Negotiating Increase in Pay, Benefits
1957 - Lang Station dedicated as State Historic Landmark No. 590 [story]
Lang Station
With fire experts predicting a “dire” wildfire season ahead, two of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters joined the Southern California region’s wildfire-suppression arsenal Tuesday.
CH-47 Helitankers Join SoCal’s Firefighting Fleet
Nearly 18 months after the first health officer order was issued for COVID-19, California’s stay-at-home order will expire Tuesday as the economy fully reopens.
Economy Set to Reopen as California’s ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ Expires
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed two new deaths and 135 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,053 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: Public Health Urges Everyone to Get Fully Vaccinated Ahead of 4th of July; SCV Cases Total 28,053
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported nine productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley aka "Hollywood North" the week of Monday, June 14-20, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV:  ‘Masha’s Game,’ ‘With Love,’ 7 More Productions
In the first four months of 2021, the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges on 537 Santa Clarita Valley criminal cases — already 156% of the total number of declined cases for the entire previous year.
District Attorney Case Rejections on the Rise
Michelle Denise Dorsey’s life was celebrated by more than 200 people during a memorial service at Real Life Church in Valencia Saturday morning.
Hundreds Attend Memorial Service Celebrating Michelle Dorsey’s Life
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider Tuesday a transitional housing project on a vacant lot at 23652 Newhall Ave.
Planning Commission to Discuss Transitional Housing, Circle K Alcohol Sales Expansion
Many Santa Clarita Valley school districts plan to reject Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding to provide comprehensive COVID-19-screening programs at SCV schools.
SCV School Districts Set to Reject COVID-19 Testing Funds
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
County Officials Answer Public’s Reopening Questions
1916 - Jesse Doty buys White Star Garage; he turns it into Newhall's first Ford dealership [story]
White Star Garage