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1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
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Press Conf.: Officials Discuss Spike in Drug Overdoses (Video)
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017

In a press conference held at the Henry Mayo Center on Tuesday, speakers including Henry Mayo Emergency Room Dr. Tracy Lawrence and Cary Quashen, executive director of Behavioral Health and Henry Mayo and director of Action Family Counseling, discuss the recent spike in drug overdoses across the Santa...

Counselors Seeing Rise in Vaping Among SCV Youth
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015

[KHTS] – As vaping in Santa Clarita continues to gain popularity among local youth, experts from the Santa Clarita drug and alcohol rehab center Action Family Counseling are showing concern about the potentially harmful effects of the new trend. “Right now vaping is the biggest thing there is–...

County Launches Suicide Prevention Campaign
Friday, May 9, 2014

[KHTS] – A suicide-prevention campaign called “Know the Signs” was launched throughout Los Angeles County earlier this month, helping to raise awareness about the work of organizations such as Action Family Counseling, a Santa Clarita-based drug and alcohol rehab center. The campaign is a statewide...

Takeback Event Collects 128 Pounds of Drugs
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

[KHTS] – The SCV Drug Takeback event collected 128 pounds of used prescription drugs, sharps and more at Henry Mayo on Saturday. The event took place from 10 a.m to 2 p.m and was hosted by Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in partnership with the Action Family Foundation and KHTS AM-1220. Cary...

Henry Mayo Holding Drug Take-Back Day
Monday, Apr 21, 2014

[KHTS] – Santa Clarita residents have the opportunity to help prevent prescription-drug abuse among teens and adults alike by turning in their unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal at Henry Mayo Hospital on Saturday. In partnership with the Action Family Foundation and KHTS AM-1220,...

Students Recount the Action Academy Difference
Monday, Apr 7, 2014

[KHTS] – It’s spring break 2014, and midway through the inaugural semester at Action Academy, the Santa Clarita Valley’s first public sober school, Academy students agree: “Everything’s better” now in their lives. “At first I was in denial, like I didn’t need the help, but it...

Action Adds Drum Therapy for Teens, Families
Monday, Nov 25, 2013

Cary Quashen discusses the Action Family Foundation with KHTS AM-1220 co-owner and foundation board member Jeri Seratti-Goldman on the radio station’s Nonprofit Spotlight Show at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall. (KHTS) [KHTS] – Action Family Counseling is offering a new treatment...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, August 29, 2013
Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

In this episode: The grades are in for our valley’s classrooms as the state department of education releases API scores for local school districts Thursday; The Santa Clarita Activities Center was packed Wednesday night as more than 300 people gathered to hear from a panel of experts about drug and...

Action Hosts Monthly Workshops on Susbstance Abuse
Thursday, Jun 13, 2013

The Action Family Foundation is hosting a panel and discussion with the local sheriff’s juvenile team about teen issues in our community on June 26. “We’re all excited about it,” said Cary Quashen, president and founder of the Action Family Zone Youth Center. This is the first of many educational...

Parents Implore Public to Help Stop Heroin Deaths
Thursday, Oct 11, 2012

Action held an emotional press conference at its headquarters Thursday following the death of 22-year-old Carlie Renee Coulter from an apparent heroin overdose. Cary Quashen, founder of Action Family Counseling and Action Parent-Teen Support Group, sent a clear message that enough is enough. “It’s...

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1915 - Pioneer Juan Batista Suraco buried in a family graveyard, currently unmarked, in Bouquet Canyon near Benz Road [story]
Suraco family
1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
Joseph Reynier
The Soraya, located at the California State University, Northridge campus, announced it is celebrating both its 10th Anniversary and its reopening with a special gift of five free concerts to welcome back and thank its loyal audience.
The Soraya Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Reopening with 5 Free Concerts
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board member BJ Atkins told The Signal Thursday he has delayed his plan to resign from the board, due to construction delays on a house he is building outside of the agency’s jurisdiction.
Atkins Delays Resigning from SCV Water Board
As the cleanup of close to 1,000 acres of contaminated soil and water at Whittaker-Bermite comes to a close, and while lawyers in bankruptcy court hundreds of miles from the site slice through litigation so that one day stores or homes can be built there, the land itself is reverting to the way it was long before the dynamite makers made a mess of it, where the deer — if not the antelope — and other critters play, marking a robust return of wildlife.
Cleanup of Whittaker-Bermite Land Completed, Land Remains Up in the Air
The city of Santa Clarita and Canyon View Estates have proposed two differing judgments in court filings this month on the matter of a solar panel system at the Canyon Country mobile home park.
City, Canyon View Estates Diverge on Solar Panel System Removal
Newhall School District board members voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the California Department of Public Health to provide new face-covering guidance to give the district discretion over whether to make masks optional.
Newhall School District Votes to Ask CDPH for More Leniency on Mask Policies
On Friday, Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed seven new deaths and 3,058 new cases of COVID-19, marking the third day in a row with more than 2,500 cases reported in a day.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Reports Over 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases for First Time Since February 13; Henry Mayo Reports Highest Hospitalizations since March
With the 2021 Tokyo Olympics getting underway, the final rosters are set and athletes across the country are ready to begin competition and represent the USA at today’s Opening Ceremony — including some of the Santa Clarita Valley’s own elite athletes.
Final Rosters for Tokyo Olympics Include a Handful of SCV Athletes
To kick off its return to service in the U.S., Princess Cruises and Holland America Line held a celebration at the Port of Seattle on Friday, July 23.
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line Kick Off Return To Service In the U.S. From Port Of Seattle
The city of Santa Clarita is calling all Recycle Heroes! The city announced it is inviting residents to participate in a citywide social media contest where residents create their own TikTok video themed after the city’s Recycle Hero campaign, which encourages residents to recycle right.
City Announces Recycle Hero TikTok Social Media Contest
1982 - Vic Morrow & two child actors killed in helicopter crash at Indian Dunes during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
Twilight Zone Movie
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 13 new deaths and 2,767 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 29,192 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Sees Surge in Delta Variant; SCV Cases Total 29,192
Green Santa Clarita is excited to launch a newly redesigned website filled with valuable resources and programming for Santa Clarita residents and businesses looking to live more sustainably.
Green Santa Clarita’s Redesigned Website Offers Sustainability Resources
CSUN has named Trent Johnson Interim Head Men's Basketball Coach, the university announced Tuesday.
CSUN Names Trent Johnson Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts will begin work to replace a water main in the unincorporated community of Val Verde (District No. 36).
Val Verde Residents Warned of Traffic Delays Due to Upcoming Water Main Project
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, has authored a motion to create a Blue-Ribbon Commission on Homelessness that, if approved, will provide guidance and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on reforms to solve the homelessness crisis throughout Los Angeles County.
Barger Proposes Blue-Ribbon Commission on L.A. County’s Homelessness
The Child and Family Center of Santa Clarita was one of 63 nonprofits receiving part of the $750,000 in grant awards from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, as a part of the County's Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program.
Child & Family Center Receives L.A. County Arts and Culture Grant
After several fires in the Santa Clarita Valley this past week, everyone from utility representatives to fire officials to meteorologists is reminding residents that, due to unusually dry weather during fire season, they should have their Ready! Set! Go! plans ready to go.
Residents Reminded of Wildfire Action Plan as Officials Brace for Fire Season
A Los Angeles County Fire Department captain was arrested on suspicion of assault following an altercation in Stevenson Ranch earlier this month.
LACoFD Fire Captain Arrested on Suspicion of Assault After Stevenson Ranch Altercation
Mayor Bill Miranda spoke directly with the committee recommending the transfer of violent juvenile offenders to Camps Scott and Scudder on Wednesday, saying the move required more environmental impact reports and public outreach.
Miranda Tells Camps Scott, Scudder Committee More EIRs, Public Outreach Required
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond hosted Wednesday the first American Indian Education Oversight Committee (AIEOC) meeting since 2017.
State Schools Chief Hosts First American Indian Education Oversight Committee Meeting Since 2017
2000 - Historic Larinan house in Pico Canyon burns down [story]
Larinan house burning
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced that Logix Federal Credit Union will continue to sponsor the hospital's Foundation Palliative Care Teddy Bear program. 
Henry Mayo And Logix Announces Continued Partnership In Palliative Care Teddy Bear Program