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1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]
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Caltrans Warns Commuters of Eastbound I-210 Weekend Closure in Sylmar
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces a 55-hour weekend full closure of eastbound lanes on Interstate 210 in the Los Angeles community of Sylmar for paving work. The closure is scheduled to begin this Friday, Sept. 18, on eastbound I-210 at Interstate 5 in the San Fernando...

Caltrans Unveils Plans for More Efficient, Sustainable Freight System
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Goods will move through California more efficiently, safely and sustainably under a plan unveiled Monday by Caltrans. The California Freight Mobility Plan 2020 details the immediate and long-term policies, strategies and investments necessary to support the ever-evolving, complex network...

Caltrans Enters Lease Agreement with XpressWest for High Speed Rail Between SoCal, Vegas
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) on authority from the California State Transportation Agency has entered into a lease agreement allowing XpressWest, a Brightline company, to use existing State right-of-way along Interstate 15 for high-speed passenger rail service between the town...

Caltrans, CHP Partner for Statewide Litter Removal, Enforcement
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) announced Tuesday a statewide effort to resume litter removal on the state highways. Roadside litter cleanup has been limited since March due to the COVID-19 health crisis. “Litter increases...

Caltrans Planning 36 Hour Interstate 5 Closure in L.A., Burbank, Glendale
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close Interstate 5 in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale for 36 hours from 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25, to 2:00 a.m. Monday, April 27. Caltrans will close all lanes in both directions to provide maximum safety for motorists and workers while...

Caltrans Activates Coronavirus Public Health Safety Signs
Sunday, Mar 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO – In response to the state’s declared emergency for COVID-19, Caltrans is launching a statewide educational campaign on the state’s highways, urging all Californians to be more diligent about containing the spread of the virus. The campaign, which began Saturday, utilizes California’s...

Caltrans Advises Commuters to Plan Ahead for 36 Hour I5 Closure in Burbank
Thursday, Mar 5, 2020

BURBANK — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced Thursday plans to close Interstate 5 in Burbank for 36 hours beginning at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and ending at 3:00 a.m. Monday, April 27. Caltrans advises the public to make plans now to avoid driving on I-5 in the Burbank...

Nov. 3-10: CHP Preps for Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
Friday, Nov 1, 2019

The California Highway Patrol, Office of Traffic Safety and the California Department of Transportation are partnering to promote Drowsy Driving Prevention Week November 3-10, to remind people of the dangers of drowsy driving at any time of year. The end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, November 3,...

Caltrans Urges Motorists to Practice Caution During Power Outages
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that power companies may shut off at-risk power lines to prevent sparking wildfires during wind and heat events this fire season. That could mean no power for long periods, from mountainous regions to urban areas. These power...

Caltrans Honors Fallen Highway Workers at Memorial
Monday, May 6, 2019

California Department of Transportation employees, family members and guests recently took a moment to recognize and remember District 7 workers killed in the line of duty at its annual Workers Memorial event. Statewide, Caltrans has lost 189 employees since 1921; 37 of those employees worked in District...

LATEST TWEETS
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The California Department of Public Health, in coordination with Santa Clara County and the University of California San Francisco, on Sunday announced that an L452R variant of COVID-19 is increasingly being identified by viral genomic sequencing in multiple counties across the state, including Los Angeles County.
COVID-19 Variant First Found in Other Countries, States Now in California
Seeking to support Los Angeles County's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic impact on its residents, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn are calling for additional flexibility in the county's vaccination effort to include as many residents as possible and a process to begin vaccinating those 65 and older.
Barger, Hahn Call for Expanded COVID Vaccination Effort in L.A. County
A federal class action filed Friday claims Bank of America failed to secure debit cards containing unemployment benefits for millions of Californians, leading to widespread fraud and making some cardholders unable to access needed funds during a pandemic.
Bank of America Sued for California Unemployment Fraud Scheme
The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management will be on high alert Monday night due to the potential of very strong wind and fire weather conditions in much of the county late tonight into Tuesday.
L.A. County on High Alert for Strong Wind, Fire Weather Conditions
1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]
Saugus Cafe
1994, 4:31 a.m. - Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake rocks Santa Clarita Valley [video]
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1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
Newhall Community Hospital
The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday and the World Health Organization warned the global health crisis may get even worse as people weary of restrictions let down their guard and contagious strains of the virus spread around the globe.
Pandemic Death Toll Hits 2 Million Worldwide
At least once a month, residents of the Cali Lake RV community, nestled in a quiet canyon off a rural part of Soledad Canyon Road, have had their power shut off due to Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Residents Mostly Impacted by Power Shutoffs Express Concern Over Ongoing Events
Late Friday afternoon, a group of parents and student-athletes gathered in front of the William S. Hart Union High School District office to urge the district to bring athletic-conditioning back to school campuses.
Parents, Student-Athletes Gather to Urge Hart District to Bring Athletics Back
A future open space trailhead in the Tesoro area will be named after a founding Santa Clarita city councilman, and a portion of land in Newhall after a family who has donated several acres of land to the city for open-space preservation.
City Council OKs Dedications in Tesoro Area, Newhall Pass Open Space
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed 258 new deaths and 15,051 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with cases likely to reach over 1 million this weekend. In addition, the Santa Clarita Valley has reached 21,189 total cases.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Cases Near 1 Million Countywide; 258 New Deaths in County
Jim and Anita Lombardi of Federal Escrow, Inc. donated $50,000 to the Boys and Girls Club to help the organization continue providing COVID-19 relief services in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Boys and Girls Club Receives $50,000 Financial Gift from Federal Escrow, Inc.
The Castaic Union School District governing board appointed a new president during its annual organizational board meeting last month.
CUSD Board Appoints Mayreen Burk as New Board President
The California Supreme Court declared Thursday that worker classification standards set forth in its Dynamex decision should apply retroactively to a labor class action from 15 years ago, as well as all non-final cases that predate the 2018 landmark ruling.
California High Court Makes Landmark Independent Contractor Ruling Retroactive
Los Angeles County officials announced five additional mass-vaccination sites set to open next week which include Six Flags Magic Mountain and California State University, Northridge.
Six Flags, CSUN Set to Open as Mass Vaccination Sites
Waste Management has extended its temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule for customers in Santa Clarita, with regular service anticipated to resume the week of Jan. 25.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule
The College of the Canyons ‘Canyons Promise’ free tuition program for new students is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 year.
COC’s Canyons Promise Program Now Accepting 2021-22 Applications
The ice rink in Valencia, which the City acquired last year, is currently undergoing renovations prior to its highly anticipated grand reopening later this year.
Renovations for Highly Anticipated City-Owned Ice Rink Continue
The MAIN is set to host eight weeks of free virtual productions from around the world from Jan. 22 through March 12 via Zoom for the Stage on Screen Theatre Fest's International Edition of online theatre.
Jan. 22-March 12: The Main’s Stage On Screen Theatre Fest Goes International
1875 - Henry Mayo Newhall buys western half of the Santa Clarita Valley for $2 an acre [story]
Henry M. Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 287 new deaths and 17,323 new cases of COVID-19, with 20,918 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: County Surpasses 13,000 Deaths; SCV Cases Total 20,918
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced Thursday the opening of its COVID-19 vaccine-distribution site, with the goal of vaccinating nearly 500 people a day.
Henry Mayo Announces Opening of COVID-19 Vaccine-Distribution Site
L.A. County Parks can help you achieve your New Year’s goals while bringing L.A. vibes into virtual classes.
Registration Open for L.A. County Parks’ Online Classes