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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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VIA Cancels Upcoming Events Out of ‘Extreme Caution’ for COVID-19
Friday, Mar 13, 2020

The Valley Industry Association announced cancellations of upcoming events in March and the beginning of April. In an email sent to members, CEO/President of VIA Kathy Norris said: “With respect to the health and safety of our membership, business leaders and citizens of the Santa Clarita Valley,...

Nov. 6: Cybercrime Experts to Host Forum for SCV Businesses, Chamber
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce leaders will host a cybersecurity forum, “Take Control Before It Controls You” on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The Forum will bring nationally renowned experts from the cyber realm to provide practical steps on how to protect your company from the crippling...

Payless Closing All 2,100 Stores
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

Payless ShoeSource joins the line of retail chains soon to close down in the United States. The Kansas-based company has announced it will close its 2,100 stores across the nation and Puerto Rico, including both Santa Clarita Valley stores, located in Canyon Country and Stevenson Ranch. The company...

Smart & Final Overall Sales Increased 2.8% Over Last Year
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

Smart & Final Stores, Inc., the value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, reported Wednesday financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended Oct. 7, 2018. Third Quarter Highlights: – Net sales increased 2.8% to $1,497.7 million with a comparable store sales increase of 0.6% –...

Los Angeles on Short List of Amazon’s HQ2
Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

SEATTLE – Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to host HQ2, the company’s second headquarters in North America. On Thursday, Amazon announced it has chosen the following 20 metropolitan areas to move to the next phase of the process (in alphabetical order): –...

Chamber’s Emerging Leaders Series Resumes Wednesday
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

Here are the upcoming times and dates for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders Series: August 23 | 5:30 P.M. TPC and The Oaks Grille Hear from TPC general manager, Troy Hooper, and La Quinta Inn & Suites general manager, Sue Nevius, for an engaging conversation about the...

Aug. 16: Chamber Tech Mixer
Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017

Business After Hours Mixer Hosted by TPC. It’s time for the SCV Chamber to upgrade our technology to better serve our members. And we need your help! Come enjoy live music at our monthly mixer as we raise funds to pay for necessary technology upgrades including new computers, new member software...

July 19: Chamber Mixer at Infiniti of Valencia
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

Join us at Infiniti of Valencia in their newly remodeled showroom for the premier business networking event in the Santa Clarita Valley. Mix and mingle with the business leaders and entrepreneurs to expand your network. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 5:30 PM – Event begins Infiniti of Valencia 24055...

June 1: COC SBDC Hosts InnovateHER Pitch Competition
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The COC SBDC is hosting a local pitch competition on June 1, as part of InnovateHER 2017. The SBA National competition with cash prizes totaling $70,000 in the final round is scheduled for September 2017. The InnovateHER Competition is a pitch competition that invites entrepreneurs to bring their ideas...

‘Sleepyhead’ Wins CSUN’s Second-Annual Bull Ring New Venture Competition
Monday, May 8, 2017

Sleepyhead, an e-commerce sleep startup that sells boxed memory-foam mattresses and bed toppers, won the $20,000 first-place award at the final round of California State University, Northridge’s second-annual Bull Ring New Venture Competition on May 2. The Bull Ring Competition awarded $35,000 in collective...

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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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The city of Santa Clarita has increased the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the city through the end of January.
Santa Clarita Increases Street Sweeping Through January
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 33 new deaths and 510 new positive cases of COVID-19, as the Santa Clarita Valley counts 6,809 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 72 deaths from the virus since the World Health Organization declared the pandemic on March 11.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 6,809 Cases in SCV, 290,486 in L.A. County to Date
Fair Oaks Ranch Community School teacher Ken Newton has been named a recipient of a Fall 2020 Teacher Grant from the California Credit Union.
Fair Oaks Ranch’s Ken Newton Wins 2020 Teacher Grant from CCU
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday honored 18 student Academy Award winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 47th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held virtually for the first time
Medalists Revealed in 2020 Student Academy Awards
With only two weeks left before the November election, candidates Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, honed in on their priorities during a virtual forum Tuesday.
Congressional Candidates Talk COVID, Federal Aid, Assembly Bill 5
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a special virtual program titled “ACCESSIBILITY/VISIBILITY: Breaking Down the Barriers for People with Disabilities in Media,” going live October 26 at 5 p.m.
Academy Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups and individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and the East San Gabriel Valley Wednesday, October 21, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Wednesday SCV Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals, Groups
Nearly 300,000 more Americans have died so far in 2020 than in a typical year, with the excess deaths including the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 plus deaths indirectly tied to the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said Tuesday.
COVID-19 Pandemic Blamed for 300K Excess Deaths in U.S.
A group of Black Lives Matter activists who rang Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s doorbell earlier this year were met by her husband holding a loaded handgun.
Black Lives Matter Sues L.A. District Attorney, Husband Over Gun-Pointing Incident
The California attorney general has asked a judge to enforce subpoenas served on the California Republican Party, to order the removal of unofficial ballot drop boxes placed across the state and to turn over the names of voters who used the boxes.
California AG Asks Court to Intervene in Ballot Box Fight With State GOP
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,356 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
Buckweed Fire
The daily COVID-19 report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health was not available as of deadline Tuesday due to technical issues with the County's system.
Henry Mayo Reports Hospital’s 30th COVID-19 Death
A member of the William S. Hart Union High School District community has tested positive for COVID-19, district officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
COVID-19 Hits Hart District Community
The coronavirus has created at least one unexpected benefit for The Master's University men's golf team.
COVID-19 Precautions Lead to Unexpected Benefit for Mustangs Golf
While the announcement did not take place in a star-studded ballroom of a Beverly Hills hotel, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded California State University, Northridge a total $80,000 to support the university’s film students, with $20,000 specifically designated to help students adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Hollywood Foreign Press Awards CSUN $80K to Help Film Students Impacted By COVID-19
California will not allow Six Flags Magic Mountain and other large theme parks, such as Universal Studios and Disneyland, to reopen until their respective counties enter the least restrictive tier under the state’s metrics, officials announced Tuesday.
Magic Mountain, Large Theme Parks to Remain Closed Under CA’s New Reopening Guidelines
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang released the 2020 Annual Report, reflecting growth and increases in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property countywide. The report includes an updated ranking of the County’s 88 cities, including the highest valued cities and those with the highest percentage change from the prior year.
County Assessor: Pre-COVID Data Shows Santa Clarita Top Five Highest Valued Cities
A two-vehicle crash took down a traffic light in Santa Clarita late Tuesday morning.
Two-Vehicle Collision Leads to Downed Traffic Light
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board will hold its regular meeting virtually Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 21: Hart District’s Governing Board Virtual Regular Meeting
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Murdewiyanti Finn, 48, of Lancaster, as the woman killed in a traffic collision on Highway 14 in Newhall Sunday evening.
Coroner Identifies Woman Killed in State Route 14 Fatality
For the second year, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel were given the opportunity to trade out their regular patches for pink ones for October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Personnel Take Part in Pink Patch Project
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive groups/individuals Tuesday, Oct. 20, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District forecast.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco (75 square miles of SCV) for $33,000, or 69 cents an acre, in a sheriff's sale [story]
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