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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]

SCV Water Wins 2 Prestigious Awards for Inaugural Budget
Monday, Mar 25, 2019

SCV Water’s FY 2018/19 Budget has been recognized, locally by the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, and nationally by the Government Finance Officers Association, for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. “The budget provides us with the opportunity to be open,...

June 23-24: Amateur Radio ‘Field Day’ Exercise
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Members of the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national 24-hour Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, from June 23, 11:00 a.m. to June 24, 11:00 a.m. at the Castaic Lake Water Agency facility, located above Central Park at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91350. This...

SCV Water’s Valerie Pryor Accepts GM Position for Zone 7 Water Agency
Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

Valerie Pryor, 2016 After almost 15 years with the agency, Assistant General Manager Valerie Pryor recently announced her resignation from SCV Water, effective April 20. Pryor has accepted a position as general manager of Zone 7 Water Agency (Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District...

Officials: Whittaker-Bermite Site Cleanup to be Finished by End of 2018
Monday, Mar 12, 2018

Toxic chemicals in the soil on the 996-acre former Whittaker-Bermite munitions manufacturing site in Saugus will be cleaned up on all but about 10-15 acres by the end of 2018, officials in charge of the massive project promised in their latest update. The final months of one of the nation’s largest...

Dec. 12: CLWA Water Resources Committee Meeting
Monday, Dec 11, 2017

The next Castaic Lake Water Agency’s Water Resources Committee meeting is Tuesday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m. This meeting was rescheduled from December 6. The meeting will take place at the Santa Clarita Water Division, 26521 Summit Circle, Santa Clarita 91350. To view the complete meeting agenda,...

Dec. 14: CLWA’s Financial, Operations Committee Meeting
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

The Castaic Lake Water Agency’s Financial and Operations Committee will hold a meeting Thursday, Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Training Room of Santa Clarita Water Division located at 26521 Summit Circle, Santa Clarita, 91350. To view the agenda online, click [HERE].

Dec. 11: No CLWA Budget and Rates Committee Meeting
Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

The Castaic Lake Water Agency Budget and Rates Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Training Room of the Rio Vista Water Treatment Plant has been canceled, according to a notification from CLWA today. There will be no meeting in December.

Dec. 5: CLWA Planning, Engineering Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

The Castaic Lake Water Agency Planning and Engineering Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the Training Room at the Rio Vista Water Treatment Plant, located at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, 91350. To view the agenda online, click [HERE].

CLWA Water Resources Committee Meeting Rescheduled for Dec. 12
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

The Castaic Lake Water Agency’s Water Resources Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Water Division located at 26521 Summit Circle, Santa Clarita 91350 has been canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m., also...

Nov. 30: Ribbon-Cutting to Dedicate River Village Trailhead
Friday, Nov 17, 2017

The city of Santa Clarita will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new River Village Trailhead at Bouquet Canyon Road and Newhall Ranch Road on Thursday, November 30 at 10 a.m. The public is invited. The trailhead connects visitors to the 11-mile long Santa Clara River Trail, which is the...

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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
As Los Angeles County hurtles to another severe stay-at-home lockdown due to a post-holiday COVID-19 surge, attorneys and renters want eviction trials and other court hearings to be put on hold because they say courtrooms are too crowded.
L.A. County Renters, Attorneys Demand Suspension of Evictions
The city of Santa Clarita on Friday announced the 16 community members selected to be part of the revamped Human Relations Roundtable.
City Names 16 Community Members to Human Relations Roundtable
Citing COVID-19 related health and safety concerns posed to student-athletes, coaches, and support staff, College of the Canyons teams will not participate in the upcoming California Community College Athletic Association Spring I 2021 season.
COC Nixes Competing in Delayed Fall Sports Season
The Santa Clarita City Council will swear in two Council members and choose the new mayor for 2021 in a special meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, December 8, starting at 5 p.m.
Dec. 8: Santa Clarita to Swear in New City Council Members, Choose Mayor
Cheryl Anne “Cheri” Fleming, 69, of Valencia, passed away from natural causes on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, following a brief illness resulting from a brain aneurysm.
Dec. 11: Services for Community Leader Cheri Fleming to be Live-Streamed
Los Angeles County launched a new COVID-19 home test collection program Friday which allows certain county residents to do free testing from the comfort of their own homes.
L.A. County Launches COVID-19 Home Test Collection Pilot
As a vaccine for COVID-19 edges closer, 60% of Americans say they will take it when it becomes available but a full 21% say they will not, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday.
Vaccine Trust Is Up, Pew Finds, Along With Attitudes on Masks
The Los Angeles County Development Authority is working to swiftly resolve technical issues that have temporarily downed the "Keep L.A. County Dining" program application portal, which saw a surge of thousands of applicants.
Applicants Surge Crashes ‘Keep L.A. County Dining’ Portal
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
Tippi Hedren
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health again confirms the highest daily number of new cases and people hospitalized with COVID-19.
Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations Continue to Surge; 10,201 Total SCV Cases
Are your plants growing slower than you would like? Feeling a little frustrated? The health of your plants depends on the soil they’re planted in and the fertilizer you use to help them grow!
SCV Water Takes On Proper Soils, Fertilizers at Next Virtual Gardening Class
After imposing a temporary ban on outdoor dining, Los Angeles County health officials have to prove in court how it poses a significant risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to a county judge’s ruling Wednesday.
L.A. County Ordered to Provide Proof Outdoor Dining Poses COVID-19 Risks
Some Santa Clarita Valley residents were without power Thursday morning, while others remained under consideration for power shut-offs amid Red Flag conditions.
Red Flag Conditions Prompt SCV Power-Shutoffs
The Los Angeles County Probation Department is the recipient of a one-year, $356,615.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to monitor high-risk, repeat DUI offenders.
County Probation Receives Grant to Monitor High-Risk DUI Offenders
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new regional stay-at-home order Thursday, aimed at getting residents to stay home as much as possible in areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 surge for at least three weeks, with L.A. County on track to be placed under the order in the coming days.
New Regional Stay-at-Home Order Issued for California
JCI Santa Clarita, a premier young professional organization in the community, is partnering with our local WiSH Education Foundation to present the First Annual Virtual WiSH Run starting Friday, Jan. 1 - Saturday, Jan 9.
JCI Santa Clarita, WiSH Foundation Partner for Inaugural Virtual WiSH Run
(CN) — Real estate developers who promised to fund a nonprofit dedicated to preserving 90% of a 270,000-acre property north of Los Angeles are violating a 12-year-old pact by cutting their quarterly conservation payments, environmental groups claim in a new lawsuit.
Tejon Ranch Accused of Violating Pact to Fund Conservation
The city of Santa Clarita encourages interested residents to apply for several positions serving on the Arts Commission; the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission; the Planning Commission; and the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel (FAAP).
Santa Clarita Seeking Local Residents for Appointment Vacancies
GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care professionals, is launching this week in Santa Clarita.
GreenPal Lawn Mowing App Launches in Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation (SCVEF) is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a virtual Teacher Tribute on Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 4: SCV Education Foundation’s Virtual Teacher Tribute
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
H.C. Needham
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 40 new deaths and 5,987 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the total number of Santa Clarita Valley residents diagnosed with the virus topped 10,000.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: Record Hospitalizations in L.A. County; SCV Total Cases Top 10K