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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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Hart Park Boss Promoted to Castaic Lake
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016

Phillips at the Hart of the West Powwow on Sunday. Photo: Leon Worden Norman Phillips, longtime superintendent of L.A. County’s William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall, has been promoted to Regional Superintendent III and will oversee the county’s Castaic Lake Recreation Area. “Norm brings extensive...

Pyramid Lake Closed to Boats Due to Low Water Levels
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016

Equipment repairs and maintenance on Castaic Lake earlier this month have left Pyramid Lake temporarily closed to boaters due to low water levels. “Our water level (is) 16-feet low,” said Bobilyn Bowman, an employee at the lake. “We are not accepting boats right now.” The family of water suppliers,...

DWR Increases Water Delivery Estimate to 30 Percent
Friday, Feb 26, 2016

[DWR] – The Department of Water Resources increased its water delivery estimate for most recipients to 30 percent of requests for the calendar year. However, recipients are being warned that extended dry weather could force an allocation reduction. “Today’s increase, although good news, does...

Dragon Boating Makes Castaic Lake Debut
Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Courtesy Photo Over 15 people came out to Castaic Lake Sunday morning to participate in dragon boating, a paddle sport that uses canoes to race across open water. 10 or 20 people are paired side-by-side in the boats to paddle them. The boats also keep a drummer in the front to keep pace, plus a steerer...

CSUN Institute Treats At-risk Teens to Castaic Lake Outing
Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

Many of the hopes and dreams of California State University, Northridge’s Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing gelled June 4 in one well-aimed squirtgun shot. “Gaaaaaaaaah! That’s cold!” wailed Katherine Ayala, a graduating senior from the R.U.T.H. (Resilience, Unity, Transformation,...

Castaic Lake to Host 19th Annual Run/Walk
Thursday, Apr 9, 2015

The 19th Annual Castaic Lake run/walk and splash event will be held April 26 at the lower lake in Castaic. Rain or shine, the family friendly event, hosted by the Castaic Area Council members, will offer a 5K run/walk and a ten mile splash run. The 10 mile event will begin at 7 a.m. and the 5K event...

Santa Clarita Valley Riders Race Around Castaic Lake
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Hundreds of Santa Clarita Valley mountain bike riders are gathering at Castaic Lake this weekend for a two-day event. More than 180 riders took part in the middle school-level races Saturday, and more than 60 high school teams are expected to compete Sunday. More than 500 riders are expected March 29,...

Antonovich, Ridley-Thomas: Fee Waiver at Castaic Lake for War Vets
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Honorably discharged war veterans would get a free pass to Castaic Lake under a proposal by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas. If approved Tuesday, the county would honor the state’s Distinguished Veteran Pass at county-operated state parks including Castiac Lake and the...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 15, 2014
Monday, Sep 15, 2014

Castaic Lake Water Agency officials document the reservoir’s level throughout the year and are reporting a significant drop in the past couple months. Los Angeles County Public Works officials are continuing the search for a solution to the dried-up wells and the flooded Bouquet Canyon Road by...

Castaic Lake is Shrinking

[KHTS] – Castaic Lake Water Agency officials document the Castaic Lake reservoir’s water level throughout the year, but officials are reporting the lake’s level has dropped significantly in the past couple months. California water officials have been publishing drought pictures for...

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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