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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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CITY NEWS ARCHIVE
Spring Forward into Preparedness
Monday, Mar 6, 2017

Daylight Savings Time is more than just a time to reset your clocks ahead one hour: it is also the perfect time of year for you, your family and your employees to refresh your emergency plans – spring forward into preparedness. Dust off your Contact List: Things are always changing- children...

Study: Cell Phone Use While Driving on Rise
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

The Office of Traffic Safety and the California Highway Patrol released a new study Tuesday showing a 39 percent increase in the percentage of California drivers seen using a cell phone while driving. “It’s shocking that nearly 10 percent of motorists were observed using their cell phones while driving...

Talk Anywhere
Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014

I was looking at my telephone bill yesterday and realized I’m paying too much for a phone. Really too much for being able to talk just about anytime from anyplace in the world. You see, just about all of my communications are via cell-mobile phone systems. I don’t have a land line. When I finish...

Plans Back on Track for Walmart Grocery Store at Valencia Town Center
Friday, Dec 21, 2012

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider Westfield’s request for changes to the Valencia Town Center mall to accommodate a Walmart grocery store, when the commission holds its first regular meeting of 2013. A Walmart Neighborhood Market would be the Arkansas retailer’s fifth store presence...

Cell Phone Thefts On the Rise; Tips to Avoid Being a Victim
Monday, Aug 27, 2012

[LASD] – There has been an increase in cell phone thefts throughout Los Angeles County and the nation. Because cell phones are now an everyday part of life for most people, criminals have stepped up their thefts of your favorite communication device. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Sheriff’s Station saw a roughly 67 percent decrease in the number of tickets given out for cellphone usage while driving last month. Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Shapiro said Wednesday that local deputies wrote 95 tickets in April, down from 290 in April...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, April 2, 2012
Monday, Apr 2, 2012

In this episode: Federal legislation to prohibit ownership of exotic felines; Law enforcement agencies to enforce zero tolerance for drivers caught using cell phones. Plus: Valencia-based Bayless Engineering & Manufacturing invests $2 million to streamline production; City of Santa Clarita helps...

As part of this month’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will be offering “zero tolerance” to those texting or operating hand-held cell phones on April 3 and April 18.   Drivers who break the law and place themselves and others in danger will...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

[Supervisor Mike Antonovich] – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich criticized President Obama’s signing of a law that denies local governments’ right to reject applications to co-locate cell antennas in their communities – the second such action taken by the federal government recently. “Once...

Sunday, Nov 27, 2011

[Ventura County Sheriff’s Dept.] – Two lost hunters were located using the glow of a cell phone screen Saturday night in the wild area near Piru Creek. At approximately 10 p.m., a helicopter was requested for two hunters – Leonard Unger, 49 and a 17-year old male, both of Los Angeles –...

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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]
train tunnel
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