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February 4
1822 - Surveyor Edward F. Beale born in Washington, D.C.; cut through Newhall Pass 40 years later, assembled 270,000-acre Tejon Ranch [story]
Edward Beale

Aug. 10: Wilk Hosts Virtual Program on Wildfire Preparedness
Friday, Aug 5, 2022

The office of California State Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, will host an informational virtual program with the California Department of Insurance on wildfire preparedness on Wednesday, Aug. 10. “The threat of wildfires affects all of us,” said Wilk. The event will include information...

Smoke from Lake, Ranch Fires Prompts Unhealthy Air Quality Warning
Friday, Aug 14, 2020

Smoke from the Lake Fire and Ranch Fire burning in the region has caused unhealthy air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to a Friday alert from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The declaration also includes the following areas: * San Gabriel Mountains * West San Gabriel...

‘Lake Fire’ Grows to 10K Acres in Lake Hughes
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020

Information courtesy of Signal SCV and SCVNews staff. Video courtesy of Signal SCV. Photo courtesy Update 7:15 p.m. The Lake Fire has grown to 10,000 acres with 0 percent containment, according to the Angeles National Forest. Road closures include Lake Hughes Road from Castaic to Pine Canyon; 3 Points...

Elsmere Fire Scorches 160 Acres, 60% Contained
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020

Firefighters managed 60% containment on the Elsmere Fire in Newhall as of Wednesday morning, while Caltrans worked to repair guardrails that burned. The blaze, which began Monday afternoon, grew to 160 acres by Wednesday, as firefighters continued to work toward building containment lines — though...

‘Elsmere Fire’ Breaks Out Near Newhall Avenue and Highway 14
Monday, Aug 3, 2020

Los Angeles County, L.A. city and Angeles National Forest firefighters were attacking a brushfire, dubbed the Elsmere Fire, late Monday afternoon near Newhall Avenue and Highway 14 in Newhall. By 4:05 p.m., LACoFD reported the fire’s forward progress had been stopped at about 130 acres, with 30%...

Saddleridge Fire Hops I-5 South of SCV; 1 Killed in SFV
Friday, Oct 11, 2019

Editor’s note: Coverage of the Saddleridge Fire is continuing this morning and a new, updated story for Friday will be posted this morning. The following story is updated as of 9 a.m. Friday. All schools in the Castaic, Newhall, Sulphur Springs, Saugus and William S. Hart school districts are closed...

2 Acres Charred in Castaic
Sunday, Jun 9, 2019

UPDATE 3:45 p.m. LA County Firefighters have fully contained the Sloan Incident, according to supervisor Flores. UPDATE 2:40 p.m. Forward progress of the Sloan Incident has been stopped, according to Los Angeles Fire supervisor Melanie Flores. ORIGINAL STORY A 2-acre brush fire burned near the 29000...

Firefighters Attack Small Brush Fire in Tesoro Area of Valencia
Monday, Jul 9, 2018

Los Angeles County firefighters are battling a small brush fire that started near Tesoro Del Valle Drive and Rancho Tesoro Drive in Valencia Monday morning. “The call came in at 10:48 a.m. and we dispatched units at 10:50 a.m.,” LACoFD Inspector Sal Alvarado said at 11:20 a.m. “It...

175-Acre Brush Fire South of Hidden Valley 30% Contained (Video)
Saturday, Jun 9, 2018

Firefighters battled a brushfire in La Salle and Wiley canyons in the Calgrove Boulevard area Saturday that grew to 175 acres by early evening. Two hundred structures were threatened at one point, but none was in danger by 8 p.m. when containment was reported at 30 percent. Dubbed the South Fire, it...

StoneFire in Agua Dulce Now Estimated Between 900-1,000 Acres, Air Tankers Assisting
Monday, Jun 4, 2018

Update as of 5:49 p.m.: The #StoneFire is currently at approximately 900-1,000 acres, with 10% containment and no structures have been damaged. But nine homes have been evacuated, according to Inspector Joey Marron of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “As far as the acreage, just so you...

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1822 - Surveyor Edward F. Beale born in Washington, D.C.; cut through Newhall Pass 40 years later, assembled 270,000-acre Tejon Ranch [story]
Edward Beale
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 19 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,417 new cases countywide and 25 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: L.A. County Remains in Low Community Level for Third Week
Carousel Ranch, a place where children with special needs discover and experience some of their greatest achievements through equestrian therapy and vocational training programs will celebrate its 26th anniversary this year.
Carousel Ranch ‘Carousel Wishes, Valentine Kisses’ Campaign
One of my favorite aspects of the Fifth District is how many beautiful outdoor areas we have to enjoy.
Kathryn Barger | Keeping up with Kathryn
The city of Santa Clarita has announced that as part of the median modification work taking place at Orchard Village Road and Wiley Canyon Road, additional lane closures are required on Saturday, Feb. 4 for street grinding and paving.
Feb. 4: Additional Lane Closures Required Wiley Canyon/Orchard Village Roads
The California Public Utilities Commission has voted to accelerate the timeframe in which residential energy customers will receive a Climate Credit on their bills in order to provide much needed support to customers experiencing unusually high natural gas bills this winter.
SCV Utility Customers to Receive Accelerated Climate Credit
The Relay For Life of Santa Clarita Valley benefiting the American Cancer Society invites you to join their Spring “YUMraising” event with See’s Candy.
Relay for Life SCV See’s Candy Fundraiser Benefits American Cancer Society
"Mind Over Marijuana" is the California Department of Public Health’s new educational campaign to inform youth about the dangers of underage cannabis use, and how it can impact their social and emotional wellbeing later in life.
CDPH Launches Youth Cannabis Prevention Initiative
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency was recently awarded a $5 million grant under the United States Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSmart Drought Response Program funded through President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
SCV Water Awarded $5 Million for Regional Drought Resiliency Project
For the fourth consecutive year, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center has been named among America’s 50 Best Hospitals, which recognizes excellence and outstanding patient outcomes.
Holy Cross Among America’s 50 Best Hospitals
The Santa Clarita Artists Association has issued a "call to artists" to participate in its "Colors of the Rainbow" gallery show which will be held March 3 to April 8.
Feb. 16: Entry Deadline SCAA Gallery Show ‘Colors of the Rainbow’
1998 - As disbelief about El Niño was starting to set in, the first of a month-long succession of devastating storms hits [story]
winter storm
The Master's men's and women's track & field teams traveled to Claremont, Calif. Saturday for the CMS Outdoor Indoor Distances Meet and came away with school records, personal bests and national championship qualifications.
Mustangs Open Track & Field Season on High Note
College of the Canyons won its second straight conference contest 64-55 over visiting Bakersfield College on Wednesday, as Jonah El-Farra and Andrew Henderson combined to put the Cougars over the top.
Cougs Win Second Straight Game with Victory Over Bakersfield 64-55
As schools throughout California struggle to secure funding to keep music and arts education afloat, Oksana Kolesnikova, an immigrant and internationally acclaimed pianist, is making sure students throughout Los Angeles County, including Santa Clarita, can experience the proven benefits that music and other extracurricular activities have to offer.
Acclaimed Pianist Offering Local After-School Enrichment Programs
SCV Water, in partnership with the Association of California Water Agencies, is pleased to introduce the Edward G. “Jerry” Gladbach Scholarship.
SCV Water, ACWA Partner to Establish Jerry Gladbach Scholarship
Kevin A. Klockenga has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Henry Mayo Names Kevin Klockenga New President, CEO
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Santa Clarita Sister Cities, invites local students to submit original artwork, poetry, essays/creative writing, photographs or music for the 2023 Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
City Accepting Entries for Sister Cities Young Artists, Authors Showcase
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency’s Water Resources and Watershed Committee is holding an in-person meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 8: SCV Water Resources, Watershed Committee Meeting
Producer Fred Blanco brings "The Great Wildcat Jackson" to The MAIN Friday, Feb. 17-Sunday, Feb. 19
‘The Great Wildcat Jackson’ Coming to The MAIN
Child & Family Center presents its 34th annual Taste of the Town on Sunday, May 7.
Taste of the Town Tickets Benefiting Child & Family Center On Sale Now
State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday he has been asked to serve as vice chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Wilk to Serve as Vice Chair of Senate Judiciary Committee
As we step into the month of love, let's take a moment to reflect on the progress we made in January!
Message from JCI Santa Clarita President Cindy Curtis
The month of February is probably best known for the holiday of love, which falls on Feb. 14.
Monthly Message from City Manager | Say ‘I Do’ at City Hall – February 2023