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1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
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LOCAL BUSINESS
Valencia Industrial Building Sold to Versatile Systems
Thursday, Apr 8, 2021

CBRE announced the sale of a state-of-the-art 24,164 square-foot industrial facility to Tera McHugh and John McHugh, owners of Versatile Systems, Inc. The property, located at 28258 Avenue Stanford, sits within the Valencia Industrial Center on one of the few freeway-fronting industrial lots in Valencia....

Sierra Crest Retail Center Sold for $9.9 Million
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021

CBRE announced the sale of Sierra Crest Center, a neighborhood retail and office center in Santa Clarita, to a joint venture group for $9.9 million. CBRE’s Alex Kozakov, Patrick Wade and Matt Greenberg represented the buyer in the transaction. Located at 27125 Sierra Highway, the two-story, 66,782...

Walls Tilted Up for New Orchard Medical Center
Friday, Oct 18, 2019

Construction has commenced at the new two-story Orchard Medical Center on Orchard Village Road in Valencia, CBRE announced. The project, which tilted walls in early September, is expected to be completed in March 2020. CBRE’s Craig Peters and Sam Glendon are the leasing and sales agents for the project. This...

Walls Tilted Up for Tourney Place Medical Building 6
Monday, Sep 23, 2019

The walls have been tilted up for Tourney Place Building 6, a 45,675 square-foot, three-story medical office building now under construction in Valencia. Announced by developer CBRE, this latest addition is part of the larger Tourney Plaza III, LLC project, comprised of 156,000 square feet of space in...

Indie Studio Operator Signs Lease at Rockefeller Crossing
Monday, Apr 1, 2019

An independent studio operator recently signed a new 166,359 square-foot lease at Rockefeller Crossing, an industrial building in Valencia owned and operated by LBA Logistics. CBRE’s Craig Peters and Sam Glendon represented the tenant and the landlord in the transaction. The structure at 27420 Avenue...

2019 Economic Outlook Recap: Newhall Ranch Renamed Valencia
Friday, Mar 15, 2019

For decades, Newhall Ranch has made a name for itself. It’s the master-planned development that promises to be an economic driver for the region with thousands of homes, jobs and more. On Thursday, developers revealed their new name for the project, which harkens back to their last success in the...

Full-Service Entertainment Provider Leases Valencia Building for $7.7 Million
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

CBRE announced a full-service provider to the entertainment industry leased an industrial building in Valencia for $7.7 million. Matt Dierckman, David Harding, Greg Geraci and Billy Walk represented the tenant, Vince Gervasi, owner of Triscenic Production Services, Inc., and their newly formed entity...

Santa Clarita Studios Leases 109K-Square Foot Industrial Building
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

Santa Clarita Studios, an independent studio operator, has leased a 109,379 square-foot industrial building in Valencia, CBRE announced Wednesday. The commercial real estate and investment services firm’s Craig Peters and Sam Glendon represented the tenant. The property, located at 28210 Avenue...

Vertical Construction Begins on The Center at Needham Ranch
Monday, Jul 30, 2018

Vertical construction has begun on Phase 1 of The Center at Needham Ranch, a 54-acre business park that is the first phase of a larger 132-acre, fully entitled site with approvals for up to 4.2 million square feet of industrial/commercial space, Trammell Crow Company and Clarion Partners, LLC announced...

SCV-Based Mechanix Wear Expanding to New Headquarters
Friday, Jul 27, 2018

Santa Clarita-based premier protective glove manufacturer Mechanix Wear, Inc. has leased 93,735 square feet of space at IAC Commerce Center in Valencia, according to real estate company CBRE. CBRE’s Craig Peters and Doug Sonderegger represented the landlord IAC Properties in this transaction. “We...

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After more than a year, ice has returned to Santa Clarita, and The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center is now open to the public!
Registration Now Open for The Cube Programs, Ice Time
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials announced Monday they’re halting plans to expand the mall with a 101,000-square-foot Costco and other amenities.
Westfield Halts Plans to Bring Costco to Town Center
1874 - First train out of L.A. to reach new town of San Fernando; Newhall 2 years later [story]
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Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Monday confirmed 18 new deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as cases in the Santa Clarita Valley now total 27,588 since the pandemic began.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 2 New Vaccination Sites Open in SCV, Palmdale; 27,588 Total SCV Cases
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported six productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka "Hollywood North," the week of Monday, April 19-25, 2021
Six Productions Filming in SCV this Week
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission will host a public hearing for the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan on Thursday, April 22.
April 22: LACDMH, Mental Health Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
Hart District Named Model SARB Award Winner by State
Students from across the California State University system will make final, virtual pitches of their ideas for new television series on Wednesday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN to Host Final for a Television Pitch Competition
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
Children’s Bureau Offering Virtual Orientation During Foster Parent Appreciation Month
In April, the city of Santa Clarita joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Month by recognizing the community's exceptional volunteers with a national award.
Santa Clarita Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Awards Volunteers
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
City to Update 2021-2029 General Plan Housing Element
In an email distributed to parents, Sulphur Springs Union School District Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi warned parents of a man telling students that he is there to pick them up.
Sulphur Springs Warns of Suspicious Man Near Schools
1880 - Pico Oil Spring Mine Section 2 patented by R.F. Baker and Edward F. Beale [story]
E.F. Beale
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Carey Ranch
1930 - Telephone switchboard operator Louise Gipe, heroine of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster, tries & fails to kill herself over an unrequited love [story]
Louise Gipe
The city of Santa Clarita’s Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting virtually Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.
April 20: Planning Commission Virtual Regular Meeting
The owner of a shopping center at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Apple Street will seek the Santa Clarita Planning Commission’s approval Tuesday to subdivide the lot from three parcels to eight.
Planning Commission to Consider Subdivision Request
The deadline to submit entries for Santa Clarita Sister Cities’ Young Artists and Authors Showcase has been extended to Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Deadline Extended For Annual Sister Cities Young Artists And Authors Showcase
Internet marketing firm Scorpion made multiple company announcements Wednesday, including plans to open a new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scorpion Announces Plans to Move Headquarters
After a year of turmoil for many businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers.
EDC Releases SCV’s Largest Employers List
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said 18 students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days during the regular board meeting Wednesday.
Hart District Reports 18 Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Students
Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday confirmed 36 new deaths, 643 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, and reported the lowest test positivity rate to date.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: County Test Positivity Rate Hits Record Low; 27,557 Total SCV Cases
For the third year in a row, La Mesa Junior High School has been selected as a "Capturing Kids’ Hearts" National Showcase School for the 2020-2021 school year.
La Mesa Junior High School Selected as National Showcase School
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Wilk’s Bill to Address Learning Loss Passes Senate Education