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1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell

Ryan Vilade Hit Leads to Lancaster Win Over Nuts
Monday, Aug 19, 2019

MODESTO – Ryan Vilade delivered a tie-breaking hit in the eighth inning to lead the JetHawks to a 4-3 win over the Modesto Nuts on Saturday night at John Thurman Field. The win snapped a three-game losing streak and moved the JetHawks (62-61, 28-27) back over .500 for the season. With the game tied,...

Lake Elsinore Storm Start Too Strong for JetHawks
Friday, Aug 16, 2019

LANCASTER – A six-run first inning for the Lake Elsinore Storm was too much for the JetHawks Thursday, as Lancaster lost 13-8 at The Hangar. The JetHawks got within two runs but were unable to chase down the Storm. Lake Elsinore (28-25, 63-58) picked up where they left off after a historic comeback...

Lancaster Takes Key Series Opener from Lake Elsinore
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

LANCASTER – The Lancaster JetHawks jumped out to an early lead and took down the Lake Elsinore Storm, 9-4, Tuesday night at The Hangar. The win began a stretch in which Lancaster faces Lake Elsinore in 11 of 20 games to close out the season. Lancaster (27-24, 61-58) trailed by a run early, but they...

Doyle, JetHawks Can’t Hold Off Rawhide
Monday, Aug 12, 2019

LANCASTER – The Visalia Rawhide came back from a five-run deficit, using a three-run rally in the ninth inning to take down pitcher Tommy Doyle (pictured above) and the JetHawks, 11-10, to win the series Sunday evening at The Hangar. The JetHawks have lost six of their last eight games heading into...

Visalia Rawhide Too Much for Lancaster Friday

LANCASTER – The Visalia Rawhide displayed why they have the best record in the California League Friday night, handing the JetHawks a loss, 8-3, in front of 4,060 at The Hangar. Visalia scored five early runs and never looked back. Colten Schmidt (1-3) retired the first five batters he faced, but the...

Heartbreak for ‘Hawks in Rubber Rancho Finale
Friday, Aug 9, 2019

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes rallied for four runs over the final two frames to come back and defeat the JetHawks, 5-4, in the series’ rubber game on Thursday night at LoanMart Field. Ryan Rolison (pictured above) allowed only one run over five innings in one of his best starts...

Czinege, JetHawks Cracked by ‘Quakes in Opener
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Todd Czinege (pictured above) and the Lancaster JetHawks outhit the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Tuesday night but left 12 runners on base and dropped the series-opener, 5-1, at LoanMart Field. The loss dropped the JetHawks (24-21, 58-55) back into a first-place tie with the Quakes...

JetHawks Do it Again in Walk-off Win Against Nuts
Monday, Aug 5, 2019

LANCASTER – No deficit has been too much for the JetHawks to overcome this season, as they showed again on Friday night. Lancaster scored four times in the final inning to beat the Modesto Nuts, 11-10, at The Hangar. Modesto (20-22, 50-62) led by three runs heading into the ninth inning. Luke Morgan...

JetHawks Take Game, Series from Rancho Cucamonga
Friday, Aug 2, 2019

LANCASTER – The JetHawks took care of business Thursday night, beating the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 9-3, in the finale of a three-game series at The Hangar. With the victory, Lancaster is tied with Rancho atop the second-half standings in the South Division. The offense stole the show early, scoring...

JetHawks Come Up Short Against Rancho Cucamonga
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019

LANCASTER – A wild seventh inning wound up deciding things on Tuesday night at The Hangar, as the JetHawks fell, 7-6, to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Seven combined runs were scored in the inning, with Rancho Cucamonga’s four edging Lancaster’s three. Tuesday’s game was tied, 3-3, heading into...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing special meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning with a closed session at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 27: Santa Clarita Community College District Virtual Special Meeting
Five Point Holdings, LLC recently announced the sale of additional homesites at its Valencia community, previously known as Newhall Ranch, and the line-up of homebuilders for the first phase of the community.
Five Points Sells Nearly 500 New Homesites in Valencia
As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
California May Switch to Age-Based COVID-19 Vaccination System
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After one long and hard-fought year, Roman is now in remission due to the success of his latest treatment.
Jan. 30: Community Blood Drive for Valencia High’s Pedro Roman
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week