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1900 - Pico oil driller Alex Mentry (as in Mentryville) succumbs to typhoid fever at California Hospital in Los Angeles [story]
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Ken Striplin | Keep Your Family, Home and Property Safe from Wildfires
Friday, Aug 12, 2022

Historically, California has been the most wildfire prone state in the United States. In 2021, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, reported over 4,000 fires that burned 60,507 acres across the state. Just in Los Angeles County, there were 10 reported fires, two being the North...

May 3-9: Wildfire Prevention Week in California
Monday, May 4, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation Sunday declaring May 3-9, 2020 as “Wildfire Preparedness Week” in the state of California. The text of the proclamation follows: PROCLAMATION Over the last three years, California has experienced five of the deadliest wildfires and seven...

Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

When was the last time you checked your emergency kit, stocked up on water or practiced your family emergency plan? Living in California we have become accustomed to the constant threat of natural disasters. It’s been several years since the last big earthquake, but I bet many of us still vividly remember...

Ranch Fire, California’s Largest Wildfire, Sparked by Hammer
Friday, Jun 7, 2019

A claw hammer sparked the 2018 Ranch Fire, the largest wildfire in modern California history, according to a report issued by Cal Fire on Thursday. The Ranch Fire, which broke out July 27, 2018, joined with other fires to scorch about 459,000 acres as the Mendocino Complex Fire, began as a spark thrown...

Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency on Wildfires
Friday, Mar 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Building on lessons learned from past catastrophic wildfires, Governor Gavin Newsom Friday proclaimed a state of emergency throughout California ahead of the coming fire season. Newsom is directing his administration to immediately expedite forest management projects that will protect...

Rye Fire 93 Percent Contained, Creek Fire Nearly Out
Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

The Rye Fire is 93 percent contained and the Creek Fire is 95 percent contained, according to a Sunday evening update from CalFire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. #RyeFire The Rye Fire stands at 6,049 acres burned. No evacuations or road closures are in effect. One firefighter was injured,...

Rye Fire 50 Percent Contained, Creek Fire 70 Percent Contained
Friday, Dec 8, 2017

CalFire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department updated residents on the status of the Rye Fire and Creek Fire, as well as evacuation locations and road closures as of Friday at 6 p.m. County and local firefighters, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, along with other police agencies, county...

Aerial Firefighting 101
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016

With the recent Sage Fire in Stevenson Ranch and now the Sand Fire, people are seeing how the use of firefighting aircraft can help the ground units get an advantage on a fire. Looking at all of the different types of aircraft flying over the fire, we see the ballet they perform, saving lives and property....

Brown Declares State of Emergency for NorCal Burn Area
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

8-27-2015 EXECUTIVE ORDER B-33-15 WHEREAS on July 31, 2015, I proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California due to wildfires burning throughout the state, including those that were burning in Lake and Trinity counties; and WHEREAS wildfires have burned thousands of acres of land, destroyed structures,...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, January 24, 2014
Friday, Jan 24, 2014

The State denied the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District’s appeal of a chloride mandate in Sacramento on Friday. Last week Governor Brown announced a State of Emergency due to record low rainfall — and now CalFire has issued a brush warning months ahead of schedule. Rene Veluzat, owner...

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1900 - Pico oil driller Alex Mentry (as in Mentryville) succumbs to typhoid fever at California Hospital in Los Angeles [story]
Alex Mentry
For the first time since 2020, the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department is offering its Employer Workshop on child support requirements live in La Mirada on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Oct. 13: Employer Workshop on Child Support Requirements
Calling all Transylvanians! Join the city of Santa Clarita for a screening of the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Centre on Oct. 28 or Oct. 29.
Oct. 28-29: Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening
Join the city of Santa Clarita and explore your creative side this ARTober in celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month.
Santa Clarita Unveils ARTober Lineup
The city of Santa Clarita is honored to once again be named as a 2022 finalist for the prestigious award of “Most Business-Friendly City” by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.
Santa Clarita Named Finalist for Most Business-Friendly City
Happy October. Our September events were so much fun. We had a really great Chat & Chill with guest speaker Syian Wignal of Real Way Foundation.
Message from JCI Santa Clarita Chapter President
The city of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m.
Oct. 6: Parks, Recreation Commission Regular Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, with the help of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Tactics and Survival unit, LASD Special Enforcement Bureau, and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, will be taking part in active shooter training Monday at Valencia High School.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Announces Active Shooter Drill at Valencia High School
One of the most anticipated events of the year is coming to the Canyon Country Community Center on Oct. 27.
Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – October 2022
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday no additional deaths and 48 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with a total of 29 deaths and 2,615 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: 48 New SCV Cases; No Additional Deaths
The California Nurses Association, a union with more than 100,000 members in the state, applauds California Govenor Gavin Newsom’s decision to sign S.B. 1334 into law, guaranteeing enforceable breaks for public-sector and University of California workers who provide or support direct patient care in a hospital, clinic, or public health setting.
California Nurses Applaud Law Guaranteeing Breaks for Hospital Workers
A federal grant is helping the California Highway Patrol increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety throughout the state.
New CHP Grant Highlights Pedestrian, Bicycle Safety
On Friday, Oct. 1, the California Department of Public Health provided a weekly update on the state’s monkeypox outbreak and response.
State Public Health Officials Provide Monkeypox Update
1918 - Box-office superstar William S. Hart promotes 4th series of Liberty Loan (World War I) bonds, which went on sale Sept. 28 [story]
William S. Hart
1945 - Cattle-rustling "Phantom of Vasquez Rocks" captured [story]
Phantom suspect
1842 - Proof of discovery: New York Observer (newspaper) reports on gold in Placerita Canyon. [story]
New York Observer
Sixteen William S. Hart Union High School District 2022/23 Teachers of the Year were recognized by the Governing Board on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Hart District Teachers of the Year Honored by Board
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed six new deaths throughout L.A. County, 1,682 new cases countywide and 100 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Seven Day Average of County Case Counts Declines 8 Percent
The HOV, High Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool, lanes are open on I-5 in both directions between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.
I-5 Corridor Improvement Work Continues, SR-134  to Buena Vista Street
Two recent graduates of CalArts’ MFA Experimental Animation Program, Moon (Yuezhu) Wang and Dairys Escoto De León, have been selected for the 2022-23 Association for Independent Colleges of Art and Design Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowships.
CalArts Alums Selected for AICAD Teaching Fellowships
Join Route 66 Classic Grill for the longest monthly Classic Car Show in Southern California history. The last show of 2022 will be held Oct. 8 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: Route 66 Classic Grill Classic Car Show
Los Angeles County’s new Veteran Suicide Review Team met for the first time Thursday, Sept. 29, kick-starting an innovative and collaborative approach to reducing veteran suicide in the county.
L.A. County’s New Veteran Suicide Review Team Begins Work
Agua Dulce Winery will host StompFest on Saturday, Oct. 1 at noon.
Oct. 1: StompFest at Agua Dulce Winery
Do you want to create a post on Facebook and Instagram at the same time? Learn to schedule posts, respond to comments and inbox messages from one place by attending this free Small Business Development Center webinar, "Manage Your Social Media Platform, Meta Business Suite."
Oct. 5: SBDC Free Webinar Helps Businesses Manage Social Media Platforms
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