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1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organizes community cleanup day [story]
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Calgrove Burn Area Weathers Storms
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016

Storms swept through the Santa Clarita Valley Tuesday causing some flooding and mudslides in areas that were scorched by the Calgrove Fire last June. About $1 million was spent on the installation of temporary post-fire debris relief measures in the Calgrove burn area over the past few months. This included...

Supes OK Funds for Flood Control in Calgrove Fire Area
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Photo: LACo Fire [KHTS] – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to authorize the installation temporary measures to ward off flooding in the Calgrove Fire area. Public Works Director Gail Farber, as Chief Engineer of the L.A. County Flood Control District, will use Public Works...

Supes to Authorize $1 Mil. for Flood Control Measures in Calgrove Fire Area
Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Board Agenda, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015: This action is to authorize the Chief Engineer of the Los Angeles County Flood Control District or her designee to proceed with installation of temporary postfire debris mitigation measures in the area burned by the June 2015 Calgrove Fire (Santa Clarita area) using...

Authorities Give Up on Finding Cause of Calgrove Fire
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

Detectives have closed the books on the 415-acre Calgrove fire without determining what caused it. “The cause is undetermined and there will be no further investigation,” said Sgt. Craig Anderson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Arson and Explosives Detail, adding that sheriff detectives...

Hart Museum Back to Normal After Calgrove Fire
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015

The William S. Hart Museum has reopened after the Calgrove Fire threatened the property and prompted the evacuation of the major artifacts. According to the museum website, the museum is open to the public starting today and will continue with its regular summer hours – Wednesday through Sundays...

Calgrove Fire Lessons
Thursday, Jul 2, 2015

The recent Calgrove Fire, which began June 24 and burned more than 400 acres, provides an opportunity to thank the residents of Santa Clarita as well as an opportunity to share lessons learned. With fire surrounding many homes and flame lengths up to 100 feet, many were able to see first-hand the serious...

Hart-ifacts Evacuated for Calgrove Fire
Monday, Jun 29, 2015

The Calgrove Fire shut down the William S. Hart Museum last week, and it has yet to be reopened as of Monday afternoon. “The smoke smell has dissipated from within the mansion, and the collections will be returning this week to the mansion,” said museum administrator Margi Bertram.  “We...

Avoid Strenuous Activity Including Exercise During Fire
Thursday, Jun 25, 2015

[LACo Public Health] – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District smoke from the fire in Santa Clarita Valley has caused poor air quality that affects all individuals in Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas. The Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser,...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015

ED NOTE: WED 7:15PM ‪#‎CalgroveFire‬ holding at 200 acres with 25% containment… Streets that are closed will remain closed until at least 8:30PM Two fires broke out in the Santa Clarita Valley on Wednesday afternoon burning over 100 acres off the 5 and 14 freeways. Santa Clarita Sheriffs...

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You’ve spent hours outside this summer, racking up countless miles on off-street trails, sidewalks and paseos, but are all those miles just a number sitting in your fitness tracker?
Registration Now Open for City’s ‘Run Santa Clarita’ Virtual Race Series
Students in the Newhall School District are expected to be able to continue virtual learning online this week after a ransomware attack on student and staff technology forced a pause in instruction.
Newhall Schools Expected to Resume Virtual Lessons After Ransomware Attack
Yair Haimoff, SIOR, Andrew Ghassemi and Matt Sreden, commercial real estate brokers with Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc., are pleased to have represented the seller in the sale of approximately 6,077 SF high-image office condo in Valencia.
SCV Real Estate Firm Representing Seller of Rye Canyon Pointe Office Unit
1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organizes community cleanup day [story]
cleanup day
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed 16 new deaths and 652 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with the SCV total coming to 5,829 confirmed cases and 57 deaths.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 261,446 Cases Countywide, 16 New Deaths; 5,829 Total Cases in SCV
The California Animal Welfare Association announced Monday the launch of the state’s first Certified Animal Control Officer program along with the inaugural group of certified officers.
California Animal Welfare Association Announces First Class of Certified Animal Control Officers
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, September 22, starting at 6 p.m.
Sept. 22: City Council Regular Meeting
Princess Cruises announced the sale of two of its ships, Sun Princess and Sea Princess, to undisclosed buyers on Monday. The sale of these vessels is in line with parent company Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet.
Princess Cruises Sells Two Ships, Plan for New Ship Delivery
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a study session with the Santa Clarita Arts Commission at City Hall on Tuesday, September 22, starting at 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: Santa Clarita City Council, Arts Commission Study Session
The Bobcat Fire, burning to the southeast of the Santa Clarita Valley, has scorched 105,345 acres as of Monday, with local resources joining in the effort to put out the blaze.
UPDATE: Bobcat Fire grows to 105K acres, 15% contained
The drive to close the digital divide in a region with the nation’s largest school-age population gained momentum today when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal from LACOE to allocate $12.8 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to purchase computer devices and internet connectivity for students in need.
Supes Approve Funding to Address Digital Divide in County Schools
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on Monday announced a new, multifaceted “Education to End Hate” initiative designed to empower educators and students to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across the state and nation.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Launches New Initiative to Combat Bias, Bigotry, Racism
A virtual conversation between internationally recognized artist and sculptor Beatriz Cortez, a professor of Central American studies at California State University, Northridge, and curator Erin Christovale will launch ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of art museums and galleries from the California State University (CSU) system, on Thursday, Sept. 24.
A Discussion with CSUN Professor, Artist to Launch ConSortiUm
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) received confirmation by Fire officials that the Nature Center at the Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area burned by the Bobcat Fire. The area is still considered a hotspot and not safe. The facility will be closed until further notice.
Bobcat Fire Burns Devil’s Punchbowl Nature Center
As the Bobcat Fire continued to threaten communities in the Antelope Valley, colleagues and friends raised funds for L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Stamsek, who reportedly lost his home in the blaze, which had burned nearly 100,000 acres as of Sunday.
Sheriff’s Deputy Loses Home in Bobcat Fire
EDUCAUSE, the nonprofit higher education information technology association, awarded former California State University, Northridge Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Hilary J. Baker with its 2020 Community Leadership Award.
Former CSUN VP for Information Technology/CIO Receives EDUCAUSE Community Leadership Award
The Valley Industry Association is hosting the 2020 CEO Forum on Zoom on September 29, 2020, featuring the Santa Clarita Valley's top executives and decision-makers who will collaborate to identify common business and community issues, while developing solutions.
Sept. 29: VIA Hosts 2020 CEO Forum in Virtual Format
SCV Water customers can save water and money through a free virtual home check-up. These check-ups will look at indoor and outdoor water use and are designed to help water users identify problems, leaks, and opportunities to increase water efficiency.
SCV Water Offers Free Virtual Home Check-Ups
The Affordable Housing Committee of the Community Task Force on Homelessness is reaching out to Santa Clarita Valley landlords and property owners in hopes of better understanding hesitancies in accepting tenants with rental assistance vouchers.
Landlords, Property Owners Encouraged to Complete Survey on Affordable Rental Housing
The Santa Clarita Film Office has released the list of television productions currently taking place around the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Monday, Sept. 21 - Sunday, Sept. 27.
‘NCIS’, ‘Goliath’, Commercials Filming This Week in Santa Clarita
“You’re the Best” is back, virtually! The MAIN is thrilled to have six new contestants showcasing their talents in this fun-filled online show.
Watch, Vote for the Winner of The MAIN’s Latest Edition of ‘You’re the Best’
1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
Cougar Stadium
1954 - C-46 cargo plane crashes at Saugus Drunk Farm; Civil Air Patrol chaplains parachute to safety [story]
chaplains
Assembly Bill 1457, authored by Assembly Members Cervantes and Reyes, and supported by Santa Clarita’s Senator Scott Wilk, Assemblyman Tom Lackey and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, represents an important step forward in jumpstarting California’s economic recovery.
AB 1457 Will Boost Recovery | Commentary by Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook