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1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall home and 80-acre estate to L.A. County and his Hollywood home to L.A. City [story]
Hart dies


COUNTY NEWS ARCHIVE
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...

Updated: Placerita Fire at 760 Acres, 95 Percent Contained [Video]
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

WEDS June 28, Noon – The latest update from the L.A. County Fire Department puts the Placerita Fire at 760 acres, and it’s 95 percent contained. MON Noon – Officials report the Placerita Fire is now 57 percent contained, still at 870 acres. “We’ve got a handle...

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1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall home and 80-acre estate to L.A. County and his Hollywood home to L.A. City [story]
Hart dies
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 5 new deaths and 172 new cases of COVID-19, with 28,144 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 28,144; L.A. County Cases Among Pregnant Women Drop
Varun Ramanan, a freshman at Academy of the Canyons, is hosting a virtual talent show Saturday, July 24, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to help raise funds for India's COVID-19 relief efforts.
AOC Freshman Hosting Virtual Talent Show Benefiting India’s COVID-19 Relief
Los Angeles County Public Works was lauded this week for outstanding work in civil engineering and public infrastructure, including the Bouquet Canyon Road project, from local branches of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Public Works Association.
L.A. County Recognized for Civil Engineering, Bouquet Canyon Road Project
Beginning Saturday, July 3, residents can once again board Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus to travel to Santa Monica on Saturdays and Sundays.
Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus Returns July 3
The Trinity Classical Knights (15-4) are the new 5-A state champions after defeating the San Fernando Tigers (10-1), 49-33 Saturday night in San Fernando.
Trinity Girls Basketball Brings Home State Championship
A big-rig fire that broke out late Tuesday morning spread to nearby brush on the side of northbound lanes on Interstate 5.
Big-Rig Fire Spreads to Brush, Snarls I-5 Traffic
1972 - Vasquez Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places [list]
Vasquez Rocks
On Monday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed three new deaths and 124 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 28,130 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: County Explains Current Cal/OSHA Workplace Guidance; 28,130 Total SCV Cases
Nine College of the Canyons fire technology students have received $1,000 scholarships from Edison International to cover tuition, books and school-related fees.
Edison Awards Fire Technology Scholarships to COC Students
Three additional Pitchess Detention Center inmates were transported to the hospital following suspected drug-related overdoses Monday.
Three More Overdoses Reported at Pitchess Detention Center
The Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is offering eligible Californians a free REAL ID upgrade for a limited time for anyone who received a driver's license or identification card during the pandemic.
DMV Offers Free REAL ID Upgrade for Eligible Californians
The California Highway Patrol is partnering with 11 other highway patrols, state patrols and state police agencies for the Western States Traffic Safety Coalition traffic safety campaign beginning Friday, giving motorists “a dozen reasons not to speed.”
Traffic Safety Campaign Puts Speeding Drivers on Notice
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has launched its summer campaign, “One Less Mosquito, One Less Worry” during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week to encourage residents to make mosquito control a part of their daily routine.
Vector Control Encourages Residents to Make Mosquitoes and Their Bites ‘One Less Worry’ This Summer
The movie “Babylon,” directed by an Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, is set to film near the Santa Clarita Valley in July, with the film’s casting in search of local residents to play extras.
Extras Needed for ‘Babylon’ Movie Filming Near SCV
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 21-27, 2021.
Filming This Week in SCV: ‘Noisy,’ ‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘ACS Impeachment,’ 7 More Productions
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will discuss Tuesday a strategy to address workplace trauma in the L.A. County Fire Department.
Fire Station 81 Shooting Prompts County Review of Firefighter Trauma
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Monday sentenced Matthew “James” Dorsey to 34.5 years in state prison for the stabbing murder of his estranged wife, Michelle Dorsey.
Estranged Husband Gets 34.5 Years for Michelle Dorsey’s Murder
1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody). [story]
Ernie Hickson
2002 - "Legacy: Santa Clarita's Living History" series debuts on SCVTV with "Placerita Gold" episode [watch]
Legacy
1960 - SCV switches to Direct Dial, All-Number Calling [story]
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Starting this weekend, live comedy is coming back to the Santa Clarita Valley.
J.R.’s Comedy Club Returns to Bring Laughs Back to SCV
During the second day of testimony during the preliminary hearing for Noel Fisher, the Stevenson Ranch resident and Grammy-winning producer arrested on suspicion of 26 counts of sexual assault and/or rape, the second victim to testify alleged that he grabbed her arm and forced her face down into the cushion of a car seat.
Woman Testifies Stevenson Ranch Grammy Winner Raped Her on Hollywood Street
After a state-appointed committee shared a controversial plan to realign the justice system, which would place all of L.A. County’s juvenile offenders in two local camps, local legislators shared their views on their votes for the bills that made the plan possible.
Legislators Explain Votes Leading to Juvenile Inmate Plan