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1990 - Gene Autry's elderly horse, Champion, put to sleep; buried at Melody Ranch [story]
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Townhomes at Lost Canyon Sell for $61 Mil.
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

[KW] – Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson announced Tuesday that the company acquired The Townhomes at Lost Canyon, a 157-unit multifamily community in Canyon Country, for $61 million. The company invested $19 million of equity (inclusive of closing costs) and secured a 10-year...

Canyon Country Liquor Store Robbed at Gunpoint
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies are seeking three suspects in connection with a late-night armed robbery at Oak Tree Liquor in the Soledad Village shopping center at Soledad and Langside.   Read the full story [here].  

Man Fatally Struck by Metrolink Train in Canyon Country
Friday, Mar 25, 2016

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was hit by a train in Canyon Country this morning. The man, who has only been described as Hispanic and between the ages of 35 and 40, was hit by a train at approximately 8 a.m., near...

Officials ID Man Found Dead After 7-Hour Standoff
Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Photo by Eleasar Jimenez The man who barricaded himself in a backyard shed for seven hours before committing suicide has been identified as 31-year-old Corey Kieffer. Los Angeles County Coroner’s officials identified Kieffer as the man who was found dead after a standoff in a Canyon Country backyard Thursday...

City Unveils Sierra Highway Makeover

The city of Santa Clarita recently completed the Sierra Highway Beautification and Intersection Improvements Project. The project also added a triple turn pocket from north bound Sierra Highway onto west bound SoledadCanyon Road to improve traffic flow at the intersection. The project along Sierra Highway...

Blotter: Commercial Burglary, Grand Theft Auto in CC-West

Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Canyon Country-West The following crimes were reported in Canyon Country (West) last week (02/01/16-02/07/16): Residential burglary- 18500 block of Soledad Canyon Road. Person(s) unknown entered the victim’s unlocked residence and stole a gaming console...

Deputies in Search of Individual in Canyon Country
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are currently searching for an individual in the Canyon Country area who deputies say has a warrant out for his arrest. Corey Kieffer is described as a white male in his 30s, wearing a black shirt, black pants and shoes, said Sgt. Brian Allen...

Sheriff’s Deputies in Pursuit of a Drunk Driver
Friday, Jan 22, 2016

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies detained a man at gunpoint who was reportedly driving under the influence Friday evening. “One of our units was in pursuit of a drunk driver who was driving recklessly,” said Shirley Miller, sheriff’s station public information...

Deputies Locate Man Who Allegedly Dropped Gun Near Canyon Springs School
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station have located a suspect who allegedly dropped a handgun near an elementary school in Canyon Country. While deputies were patrolling the area around Canyon Springs Elementary School, they noticed an individual matching the description of a man...

Man Killed In I-5 Crash Near 14 Freeway Early Wednesday ID’d
Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

The man that was killed in a crash on the Interstate 5 near the 14 Freeway has been identified by Coroner’s officials. Andro Barsoum, 20, of Canyon Country, collided with the rear end of a parked semi-truck early Wednesday morning, said Lt. Smith with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. The...

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1990 - Gene Autry's elderly horse, Champion, put to sleep; buried at Melody Ranch [story]
Champion
1875 - John F. Powell, an Irish immigrant, becomes Justice of the Peace [story]
John F. Powell
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 5, urging the federal government to immediately pass a correction to the Social Security formula to protect benefits for millions of Americans who turned 60 during the pandemic.
Wilk Introduces Resolution Urging Congress to Amend the Social Security Average Wage Index
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider allocating a little over $3.5 million in federal funding intended to support low- and moderate-income residents with decent and affordable housing and economic opportunities.
City Council to Consider Federal Funds in Support of Future Local Affordable Housing
The owners of Maria’s Italian Deli in Newhall, past and present, celebrated the restaurant’s reopening Wednesday, following last year’s announcement it would be closing its doors after 47 years.
Maria’s Italian Deli Celebrates Reopening Under New Owners
After publicly expressing their support for hosting live graduations earlier this year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials outlined their proposed plans for the Class of 2021 ceremonies during their Wednesday night governing board meeting.
Hart District Outlines Plans for Live Graduations
After plans fell through for a $100 million mall expansion that would have brought a second Costco to the Santa Clarita Valley, representatives from the big box retailer reached out to city officials to see if they could still make a second location a reality.
Costco Still Seeks Second Location in SCV
Nurses Week is underway and the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) is calling on registered nurse volunteers to assist with Covid-19 vaccinations at the Kedren Community Health Center in partnership with International Medical Corps.
RNRN Calls on Nurse Volunteers to Administer Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced it will begin a phased reopening of jail visitations at the Century Regional Detention Facility starting on Mother’s Day weekend, with all other locations predicted to reopen in June.
May 8: LASD Announce Jail Visitations to Resume at Century Regional Detention Facility
Calling all high school and college seniors – the city of Santa Clarita Arts and Events Division is seeking 2021 graduates to exhibit their 2021 graduation caps in a virtual gallery.
June 1: Deadline Set to Enter City’s Virtual Graduation Cap Photo Exhibition
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 16 new deaths and 421 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 27,766 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: Daily Hospitalizations Hit New Low in LA County; 27,766 Total SCV Cases
The L.A. County Financial Navigators program, operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment in partnership with Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, announced it is currently providing L.A. residents with free assistance to help them deal with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial Navigators Program Set to Help County Residents Facing COVID-19 Hardships
The city of Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable voiced strong support for the removal of the race-based “Indians” mascot at Hart High School in an open letter to the William S. Hart District School Board in alignment with the recently released statement of the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.
SCV Human Relations Roundtable Releases Statement Supporting the Replacement of HHS Mascot
1861 - Andres Pico and partners granted state franchise to build toll road and cut 50-foot-deep cleft through (Newhall) Pass; they failed; Beale later succeeded [story]
Andres Pico
The Water Resources and Watershed Committee is scheduled to meet via teleconference on Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m.
May 12: Water Resources and Watershed Committee Teleconference Meeting
The California Interscholastic Federation has renewed a multi-year agreement with GoFan as the official digital ticketing partner to provide touchless, digital ticketing solutions to high schools and state-wide post season play across California.
CIF, GoFan Reach Multi-Year Agreement that Includes Post-Season Play
The County of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has distributed 23 million units of free PPE through its joint effort with PPE Unite to protect 433,000 employees at small businesses across the County.
L.A. County Announces Distribution of 23 Million Units of PPE
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its annual CalFresh Awareness Month campaign to publicize the CalFresh Nutrition Program and acknowledge community partners throughout the month of May for helping to raise public awareness year-round.
Annual CalFresh Awareness Month Underway
The Santa Clarita City Council convened Tuesday evening to hear an overview of the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Striplin Presents Balanced Budget Which Includes $300K Surplus
This summer Mission Opera is happy to present a live outdoor operetta in one-act on June 5, 6, 12, and 13, in Santa Clarita.
Mission Opera to Present Live Outdoor Operetta, “Le 66”
The William S. Hart Union High School District is looking for one new member to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Hart District Seeking Oversight Committee Member
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version,” a live virtual musical production based on the eponymous beloved television series on May 7-9.
May 7-9: COC Theatre Presents, “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version”
Santa Clarita Valley public junior high and high school students will remain in the blended learning model — two days a week of in-person instruction — for the remainder of the year, William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Wednesday night.
Hart District Announces Blended Learning Format to Continue for Remainder of Year
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths and 414 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,744 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Reopenings Expand in L.A. County as Transmission Remains Low; SCV Cases Total 27,744